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Mike O.

Chatsworth, CA

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CSU. NOrthridge
History
CSU., Northridge
EdD
CSU., Northridge
EdD

Education

CSU. NOrthridge (History)

CSU., Northridge (EdD)

CSU., Northridge (EdD)

About Mike

I was educated in the Los Angeles, CA. area, and I received a BA degree in History from CSU, Northridge. I later got my teaching credential from CSU., Northridge as well. I have been a teacher for many years, but I have also worked in private business for many years too. I have discovered that learning how to read very well and to write properly are very important to getting and keeping a good job. I've also realized that being good at math and other problem solving skills is essential in the working world. In addition, being able to get along with others who are so different from you is also a key ingredient to being successful in the work place

I have experience teaching in various learning environments. I've taught in traditional elementary classrooms and I've been a substitute teacher. I've taught junior/senior high school students who were dealing with various learning & psycho-social challenges. I often worked after school tutoring elementary school students. The junior/senior high students were taught in small groups, so it was very much like a tutoring environment. Working in smaller tutoring groups does allow for more interaction and specialized teaching opportunities. It can also allow for a more fun and effective teacher student relationship to develop that can help to facilitate a better learning outcome for the student.



I always did like teaching children. I have a lot of empathy for the child who struggled with their grades, or their sometimes getting into trouble, or if they just had difficulty focusing in class because of things going on at home. That was me. I was fortunate enough to have some teachers that were able to reach me and show me that I could make something of myself . I like doing that for other kids too. I've also had some really bright students that might like a subject, and then I can go into greater depth on a topic. At that point I do not feel so much like a teacher, but I feel more like a mentor.

I like being a teacher that is allowed to express my artistic / creative side to help students learn more. Whether it is using art, drama, technology, or even humor, it makes learning that much more fun. I've often used my own family's heritage during a history lesson to show that everyone is connected to our country's history in some way.

I have also learned that many of the people & organizational skills I've developed in teaching do carry over to the corporate world as well. I had one manager once see me handle an issue, and he wanted to know if I was ever teacher.


I have always loved history. To me it was like reading a great story. While in college I studied US and World history. I also graduated on the Dean's List with a 3.56 GPA in History. My research papers allowed me to learn more about the many social/political/cultural trends that have continued to influence what our country is today. I have also learned through my years as a history student, that there is always more then one side to any historical argument. Such knowledge has allowed me to understand someone else's point of view much better.

As a teacher, I have tried to convey these same concepts to students by having them do research on various subjects, or do research about people that they might disagree with. This kind of research helps my students better understand the motivations of famous people they might not agree with as opposed to getting their opinions from the pop culture. I've also had my students do role playing, creating art projects, and having mock debates so they understand a hot popular topic more objectively.

I'm a nice man who wants to see you learn and do well in school. I'll probably learn more from you that you will learn from me. I will also want you to do your part in the learning process. I can not do the learning for you. If you want to work with me,please contact this site. I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I was educated in the Los Angeles, CA. area, and I received a BA degree in History from CSU, Northridge. I later got my teaching credential from CSU., Northridge as well. I have been a teacher for many years, but I have also worked in private business for many years too. I have discovered that learning how to read very well and to write properly Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I can provide a volume discount when working with parents who need tutoring for two or more of their children.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chatsworth, CA 91311
In-person lessons
History:
American History, European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a formally credentialed elementary school teacher who has also tutored children of various ages and abilities. I was also a History major in college who graduated with a 3.56 GPS in that subject. I am also very organized and patient with children. I know my skills could be helpful in assisting them to achieve academic progress.

CSU. NOrthridge
History
CSU., Northridge
EdD
CSU., Northridge
EdD

Education

CSU. NOrthridge (History)

CSU., Northridge (EdD)

CSU., Northridge (EdD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I can provide a volume discount when working with parents who need tutoring for two or more of their children.

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 10 miles of Chatsworth, CA 91311.