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Michael W.

UCLA Professor / SAT ACT Expert

UCLA Professor / SAT ACT Expert

$95/hour

  • 380 hours tutoring

  • Anaheim, CA 92805

About Michael


Bio

Successful tutors must not only be experts in the field in which they tutor, but they also must be able to connect and adapt to the students' personalities.

Michael currently teaches a section of an entrepreneurship course at UCLA that pertains to corporations, LLCs, and non-profit entities. He obtained a degree in English and comparative literature from CSU Fullerton in 2002 and for the past 15 years has taught individuals and small groups everything from SAT prep to advanced writing to...

Successful tutors must not only be experts in the field in which they tutor, but they also must be able to connect and adapt to the students' personalities.

Michael currently teaches a section of an entrepreneurship course at UCLA that pertains to corporations, LLCs, and non-profit entities. He obtained a degree in English and comparative literature from CSU Fullerton in 2002 and for the past 15 years has taught individuals and small groups everything from SAT prep to advanced writing to ESL. He received TEFL certification in 2009.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Michael has owned, operated and sold dozens of businesses. He has a strong business background and has assisted thousands of small businesses grow by participating in and sharing his experience in community programs hosted by several OC and IE cities. While he enjoys the creativity and fast pace of the business world, Michael always sets aside time to fulfill his passion of advancing the education of others.

Michael has traveled all over the world to more than 70 countries and has an abundance of experience working with international students and I-20 students.

Drop him a line. He would be honored to work with you or your children.


Education

csu fullerton
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Rate details: Minimum of 1.5 hours I do offer a group rate. $115 per hour for 2 students, $135 per hour for 3 students and $155 per hour for 4 students.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Anaheim, CA 92805
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/26/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business

Business

I currently am a partner in a business consulting firm in Newport Beach, CA. I have assisted in teaching curriculum on business marketing concepts, operations and strategy and have delivered this curriculum to over 1000 businesses. A life-long entrepreneur, I have owned, operated, and sold 12 businesses.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I currently am a partner in a business consulting firm in Newport Beach, CA. I have assisted in teaching curriculum on business marketing concepts, operations and strategy and have delivered this curriculum to over 1000 businesses. A life-long entrepreneur, I have owned, operated, and sold 12 businesses.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I make grammar easy to understand by giving simple examples without all the unnecessary jargon. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching grammar, writing and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students (both children and adults) improve their skills.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching writing and grammar classes for over 15 years. I have helped hundreds of students by proofreading their papers with topics ranging from interpreting literature to arguing a case in medical law.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I make grammar easy to understand by giving simple examples without all the unnecessary jargon. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching grammar, writing and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students (both children and adults) improve their skills.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Students do not have to be grammar experts to get a high score on the ACT English section. They just need to know the 10-12 major grammar rules that appear on the ACT. I help students focus on these specific rules to quickly increase their scores. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching ACT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and become more competitive for college applications.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Students will benefit from my time-saving tactics that improve both speed and accuracy on the ACT reading section. These tactics help boost student confidence and reduce test anxiety ultimately resulting in a higher score. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I make grammar easy to understand by giving simple examples without all the unnecessary jargon. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching grammar, writing and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students (both children and adults) improve their skills.
Literature,

Literature

I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching reading and literature classes for over 15 years. Many of my students have become experts in understanding interpreting different forms of literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching writing and grammar classes for over 15 years. I have helped hundreds of students by proofreading their papers with topics ranging from interpreting literature to arguing a case in medical law.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Students benefit from my time-saving tactics that improve both speed and accuracy on the Reading section. These tactics help in boosting student confidence while reducing test anxiety, ultimately resulting in a higher score. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores to become more competitive on their college applications.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Students do not have to be grammar experts to do well on the SAT writing section. They just need to know the 10 major grammar rules that are showcased on the SAT. I help students focus on these to increase their scores. Students must also recognize the difference between an SAT essay and a school essay. My guidelines will make the essay easy--even for mediocre writers. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

TOEFL tutors must not only know the English language well, but also they must have knowledge and experience with the actual TOEFL test. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching international students since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.
Writing,

Writing

Writing does not have to be difficult. My clear formulas for structure and style have helped hundreds of students improve and become more confident in the area of writing. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching Writing, grammar and SAT prep classes since 1998.
English, Reading, Vocabulary

History

Religion,

Religion

I have extensive experience tutoring students in the subject of religion. I took several World Religion classes as electives in college and have tutored many students attending private Christian high schools in the area.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I work for an after-school program, and have over 15 years' experience assisting students with their Social Studies homework. I have helped hundreds of students create projects, write essays, and complete worksheets in this field of study.
American History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Students benefit from my time-saving tactics that improve both speed and accuracy on the Reading section. These tactics help in boosting student confidence while reducing test anxiety, ultimately resulting in a higher score. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores to become more competitive on their college applications.
Writing,

Writing

Writing does not have to be difficult. My clear formulas for structure and style have helped hundreds of students improve and become more confident in the area of writing. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching Writing, grammar and SAT prep classes since 1998.
English, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
TOEFL

TOEFL

TOEFL tutors must not only know the English language well, but also they must have knowledge and experience with the actual TOEFL test. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching international students since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
Writing,

Writing

Writing does not have to be difficult. My clear formulas for structure and style have helped hundreds of students improve and become more confident in the area of writing. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching Writing, grammar and SAT prep classes since 1998.
English, Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Ever wonder about the differences between a UC, CSU, and community college? Not sure if you will qualify for financial aid? I have worked with hundreds of students in choosing colleges, applying for financial aid and writing application essays. Students also appreciate my coaching on how to choose classes and how to schedule study time in ways that make it virtually impossible to be anything other than successful in college. I have been counseling high school students and teaching SAT prep since 1998. A large section of the curriculum that I created includes college counseling in the areas mentioned above.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
Religion,

Religion

I have extensive experience tutoring students in the subject of religion. I took several World Religion classes as electives in college and have tutored many students attending private Christian high schools in the area.
Government & Politics

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL classes to international students since 1998. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their English skills.
Writing,

Writing

Writing does not have to be difficult. My clear formulas for structure and style have helped hundreds of students improve and become more confident in the area of writing. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching Writing, grammar and SAT prep classes since 1998.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Students do not have to be grammar experts to get a high score on the ACT English section. They just need to know the 10-12 major grammar rules that appear on the ACT. I help students focus on these specific rules to quickly increase their scores. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching ACT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and become more competitive for college applications.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Students will benefit from my time-saving tactics that improve both speed and accuracy on the ACT reading section. These tactics help boost student confidence and reduce test anxiety ultimately resulting in a higher score. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

Ever wonder about the differences between a UC, CSU, and community college? Not sure if you will qualify for financial aid? I have worked with hundreds of students in choosing colleges, applying for financial aid and writing application essays. Students also appreciate my coaching on how to choose classes and how to schedule study time in ways that make it virtually impossible to be anything other than successful in college. I have been counseling high school students and teaching SAT prep since 1998. A large section of the curriculum that I created includes college counseling in the areas mentioned above.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Students benefit from my time-saving tactics that improve both speed and accuracy on the Reading section. These tactics help in boosting student confidence while reducing test anxiety, ultimately resulting in a higher score. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores to become more competitive on their college applications.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Students do not have to be grammar experts to do well on the SAT writing section. They just need to know the 10 major grammar rules that are showcased on the SAT. I help students focus on these to increase their scores. Students must also recognize the difference between an SAT essay and a school essay. My guidelines will make the essay easy--even for mediocre writers. I have a BA in English and comparative literature and have been teaching ACT and SAT prep classes since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.
TOEFL

TOEFL

TOEFL tutors must not only know the English language well, but also they must have knowledge and experience with the actual TOEFL test. I have a BA in English and Comparative Literature and have been teaching international students since 1998. I have helped hundreds of students improve their scores and get into their preferred colleges.

Resources

Michael has shared 12 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great teacher. Very engaged.

Michael is very good at connecting with the student. Very patient. I️ can see progress after only a few sessions. My son is no longer nervous about the SAT.

Heather, 15 lessons with Michael

Wonderful for ACT English and Reading

Michael is a wonderful teacher and has increased my son's ACT score in both English and Reading by 5 points each. He has an easy manner and quickly developed good chemistry with my son, a senior in high school. I highly recommend Michael!

Joe, 10 lessons with Michael

Great ACT English tutor!

We had a great experience with Michael. He helped my daughter with English in preparation for the ACT test. He did a great job, and she felt comfortable with him. He was professional, well-organized, and prepared. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. He was flexible with scheduling and punctual. He focused on her specific needs and was great at explaining things in a way that made them easier for her to understand. He also helped her with time management and kept her on track with her studies up until the test. We've tried less expensive tutors in the past and decided to see if paying more for a tutor would be worth it, and it was! We highly recommend him!

Kim, 6 lessons with Michael

Made an immediate POSITIVE impact!

Thank you Mike! Although we had only a very limited time frame to work with Mike to prepare for SAT, he made a very significant positive impact. His advice and guidance working with our daughter (Junior) translated directly into a major improvement in her SAT score in English. Mike was very pleasant and easy to work with - we highly recommend him.

Bella, 3 lessons with Michael

Very Impressed

Today was first lesson with Michael and my daughter was very impressed with Michael's knowledge and way he approaches the problem solving tactic. She definitely will continue to have more lessons to perfect the SAT preparation. We will have final review after we complete all lessons with Michael.

Kris, 11 lessons with Michael

Very personable and easy to work with

Mike worked with my son for ACT prep and was fantastic. He was very personable and presented the material to my son in a thorough and knowledgeable manner. He also was able to give my son insight on testing techniques and “tricks” to help him achieve a higher score. I would highly recommend Mike for ACT tutoring.

Shannon, 15 lessons with Michael

Highly Recommended

Michael is a very patient and helpful tutor. My daughter clicked with him immediately and I saw huge improvements in her English SAT preparation. He gave her concrete outlines and tools to improve her critical reading, grammar, and essay writing. He gave thorough feedback on my daughter's essays and helpful suggestions for improvement. Her essay writing skills improved significantly after a few sessions with Michael. He always gives a prompt reply to scheduling sessions and was willing to work with my daughter's schedule. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone who wants to improve his or her academic English skills.

Grace, 17 lessons with Michael

Excellent Writing Tutor!

Mike helped me with my medical law research paper and I received a 98%. He helped me to understand the prompt and some requirements I missed in the first draft. He also helped me to reword some of my sentences to make my paper sound more professional. Mike is friendly, easy to work with and explains grammar rules and concepts in an easy way so I can understand and not forget. I will definitely use him again when I have another paper to turn in.

Jeffrey, 1 lesson with Michael

Very Helpful for SAT

My daughter had taken an SAT prep class and needed more personalized attention. Michael was very easy to work with and helpful. He was able to give my daughter confidence in choosing answers and showed her tactics to increase her speed while increasing her accuracy. We were very happy with the results. Definitely recommended.

Michael, 5 lessons with Michael
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