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I believe in a broad knowledge base and that humanities, science, and math are all needed for success in life. I started tutoring in 2011 when I was working towards earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Anthropological Archaeology at UCSD. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.83 GPA from UCSD. Previous to my time at UCSD, I worked full-time and attended Grossmont Community College full-time, where I earned two Associate of Arts degrees, in History and Behavioral Sciences, with honors. My ultimate educational goal is to earn a Doctorate in History. On that path, I just graduated in May 2015 from SDSU with my Master of Arts in History with a 3.83 GPA. During this process, I wrote my master's thesis on "Motives for Roman Imperialism in North Africa, 300 BCE to 100 CE." I was able to finish this research project, editing, formatting, and publishing in two-years, a feat deemed impossible by faculty. In addition to school, I tutored several students on an ongoing basis, was a Teaching Assistant for two American Indians Studies classes at SDSU, and worked a part-time job.
I am a driven individual and have had many successes with students in a variety of subjects including math, writing, history, chemistry, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy,first year Italian and Latin, writing, reading comprehension, and test preparation. I can also provide help in research writing, editing, MLA, APA, ASA, University of Chicago, argumentative essays, and writing in general.
My primary objective in providing tutoring is to assist with understanding and increasing overall grades. Also, I have worked with students and achieved success with various learning disabilities. To achieve this goal, on the first meeting I assess the needs of the student and develop a plan for action. My greatest successes have been with students that receive regular lessons on an ongoing basis, but have also helped students preparing for a single upcoming test. I like to know how students do and how my lessons have helped my students, so feedback is central to my mission.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, I usually answer within the hour. I look forward to helping you or your student achieve academic success. I believe in a broad knowledge base and that humanities, science, and math are all needed for success in life. I started tutoring in 2011 when I was working towards earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in … Read more
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We used Michael for our daughter who is a HS sophomore. Michael assisted her with honors chemistry and a little AP history. Michael had a good rapport with our daughter and answered her questions. We will use Michael again. 4 stars!
I am difficult to impress, but I am impressed with Michael D. He is intelligent. It is difficult to find people who can tackle many subjects. Michael can because he is simply intelligent, and able to figure out what is placed in front of him. He is very flexible also. Many tutors shy away from a lack of time. Not him. With only hours on the clock, he had my paper back to me in perfect timing. I am truly grateful for Michael. His intelligence rubbed off on me. After seeing how he handles assignments with ease, I too want to do that, so I am going to enroll in a class that will teach me APA. I like Michaels style, he is easy going, and very intelligent. I will use him again if I am ever in need of assistance.
First session: Mike was able to help Zach approach Chemistry differently than he had, he offered tips, a fresh approach and filled in the missing information that his teacher skimmed. I liked that he read up on where Zach was specifically and he came prepared. He has a gentle demeanor, very relaxed and he just came in and they got to work.
A few months later: Zach's grade and comfort are increasing. He is definitely getting serious targeted help. Mike comes prepared for EACH lesson, he refreshes himself on the material before he comes and checks out books from his school library on Chemistry to supplement what he is teaching Zach. I find that really impressive. I could not be happier with my choice from Wyzant. Mike is able to teach Zach and his level and at his pace, and it has been wonderful to see his grade improve. The less stress that he is having in this one class is positively affecting all his other courses.
Michael is outstanding! He helped my grandson understand basic Chemistry in two hours. My grandson's Chemistry teacher tried all sememter and failed. I highly recommend him!!
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I am a History major at UCSD currently working on my B.A. in History with a 3.9 UC GPA. I passed the test for this subject with 100% and have a 4.0 GPA in History course. I also have an Associate's in history.
I've taken Biological/Physical anthropology including hands on lab, cultural anthropology, and Archaeology. I've received A's in all these courses. I also volunteer with the San Bernardino County Museum doing artifact processing and working at the Calico Early Man Archaeological site. I have an associates degree in behavioral and social sciences which involved these Anthropology courses.
My A.A. degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences include 4 Anthropology classes including Archaeology. I also am double majoring in Archaeology. Further, I volunteer at the Calico Early Man excavation site.
I have 2 students I currently work with in High school Chemistry and I 've helped students pass in the college course with me. I finished Fundamentals of Chemistry with an "A"
I've studied the classics in my primary subject of History and also in the philosophical courses I've taken. Intro to Philosophy and Making of the Modern World: Pre-Modern world from 4500 BCE to 1750 BCE (This was philosophy course).
I have vast experience with writing and textual analysis.
European History is my Emphasis for my B.A. in history. I'm currently working on my B.A. at UCSD.
Geography is a necessary skill for any historian. I have studied geography from different points in time.
I have taken both intro to psychology (College level) and Physiological (Neurological) Psychology. My second associate's is in Behavioral Sciences.
I have a AA, BA, and MA in History
I have knowledge of MLA, APA, ASA, and University of Chicago writing styles. My master's thesis about Roman Imperialism in North Africa from 300 BCE to 100 CE is in the publishing process currently and was a 100+ page research and writing project.
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