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Michael M.

Palm Springs, CA

$60/hour

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About Michael

I hold a bachelor's degree, plus a teaching credential and maintained a 3.89 GPA. And I have 6 years' experience tutoring. My experience ranges from elementary homework help to test-prep for ISEE and includes SAT preparation.

I have recently relocated here, and would love to help you achieve your education goal. I realize every student is unique and a variety of skills and approaches are needed to suit a student's learning style and motivation. I have successfully helped students from a great variety of backgrounds prepare for test success, and ace school projects.

I get students to focus on main ideas, points of argumentation, and logic, as well as nuance, tone, and style. Sharpening study skills is a key to success. Study skills success depends on being able to isolate the most important and to prioritize all minor points, making the optimum use of time. This is a process I can teach. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need to start studying. An early start and a strategy for success pays off!
I hold a bachelor's degree, plus a teaching credential and maintained a 3.89 GPA. And I have 6 years' experience tutoring. My experience ranges from elementary homework help to test-prep for ISEE and includes SAT preparation.

I have recently relocated here, and would love to help you achieve your education goal. I realize every student
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Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Palm Springs, CA 92264
In-person lessons
Music:
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano
English:
Reading,
SAT Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ISEE,
SAT Reading
History:
Music History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned a California teaching credential for K-8 in 2007. I have been tutoring since that time and have kept abreast of slight changes in Core teaching standards as they apply to actual California teaching assignments for California students over the last 7 years. I also worked approximately 170 days of substitute teaching between 2006 and 2010. Thank you.

Elementary Math

I hold a K-8 teaching credential from 2009. Have taught full class elementary math many times as well as tutored in math over 6 years.

ISEE

I successfully tutored students for ISEE in 2010 in Sherman Oaks, CA and in Studio City, CA using Barron's and the McGraw-Hill guidebooks for ISEE as well. I have also substitute taught frequently at the middle school level between the years of 2007 and 2010. I earned a California teaching credential for K-8 in 2007. I have been tutoring since that time and have kept abreast of slight changes in Core teaching standards as they apply to all subjects.

Music History

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton. In addition I have taught piano privately using pedagogical methods which strictly delineate period and style differences between periods: Early Music, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. I teach these different interpretations sensitive to composers of the appropriate era frequently to piano students of adult, college-age and to children already. I am additionally a member of a local recorder group the last two years, through which I play tenor recorder and I benefit from having guest conductors and workshops conducted by experts in various eras of very Early Music discuss stylistic interpretation and biography of composers. These are people who hold Masters' and Doctorates' in various specific eras of early music ranging from from the 11th century to the Renaissance and Venetian Baroque.

Phonics

In the 2007-2008 school year I was in charge of a Kindergarten class for approximately 60 days and applied phonics standards on a regular basis there as well. I earned a California teaching credential for K-8 in 2007. I have been tutoring since that time and have kept abreast of slight changes in Core teaching standards as they apply to actual California teaching assignments for California students over the last 7 years.

Piano

I hold a Bachelor's degree (B.M.) in keyboard performance. I have taught private piano a total of 7 years. This has included piano lessons for playing classical, and also piano competency exam practice for college music majors whose major instrument is another instrument, where we focus on chords, triads and basic progressions.

Reading

I have all the training for K-8 teaching credential. This includes core standards instituted 2000 through 2010 for reading and language.

SAT Reading

I have successfully helped with analogy, vocabulary, reading comprehension, sentence completion, and more in SAT preparation. I start from where you are at right now, wherever that is.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Palm Springs, CA 92264.