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Michael G.

Studio City, CA

$125/hour

Yale Educated Tutor: English, French, Spanish & Math

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/12/16
5.0 average from 95 ratings
Outstanding Tutor!
— Lisa, North Hollywood, CA on 1/21/17

$125/Hour


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Yale University
French

Education

Yale University (French)

About Michael

I’m a Yale graduate with extensive teaching experience. Languages are my specialty; English is my native tongue, and I speak fluent French, as well as excellent Spanish. I majored in French at Yale and spent long periods of time in France as a child during the summers with a host family. I also took Spanish classes at Yale and have lived in Latin America for over a year, including six months during 2014 in Mexico where I taught scuba diving in all three languages. I've also helped students with math and sciences through the high school levels, and I offer all my students general homework help, study skills and organization habits that apply to every aspect of learning.

I grew up just outside of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. I attended an all-boys prep school where I played football, wrestled, and rowed for the crew team. I also founded and acted as editor-in-chief of a newspaper dedicated solely to sports and school spirit. Early on, I learned how to balance a rigorous academic curriculum with the demands of athletic teams and other time-consuming extracurricular activities. This foundation served me well at Yale where I continued rowing crew, this time for a NCAA Division I program.

My tutoring philosophy: every student is unique and therefore requires specific help designed to foster optimal growth based on their individual needs. With the current education system, curricula are often set before the students ever step foot into the classroom. This system fails to recognize differences in how students learn. That’s where I come in.

I understand that while some students might need a little nudge to help stay focused on their studies, other students might need to learn how to relax just before a test, trusting in their preparation. I’m constantly gauging the type of help to which my students will respond best as it often changes; for example, with the same student one day we could be harnessing an abundance of energy and focusing that energy on the task at hand, while another day we could be working to build excitement for a subject that may not come as easily. I enjoy nothing more than seeing my students excel, and, to achieve that end, I use whatever means I believe are best suited to that individual student at that particular time.

If you or your child would benefit from tailored tutoring provided by an experienced Yale graduate, please, send me a message.
I’m a Yale graduate with extensive teaching experience. Languages are my specialty; English is my native tongue, and I speak fluent French, as well as excellent Spanish. I majored in French at Yale and spent long periods of time in France as a child during the summers with a host family. I also took Spanish classes at Yale and have lived in Latin Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Studio City, CA 91604
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Lisa, North Hollywood, CA on 1/21/17

"Knowledgeable and overall fantastic tutor"

- Debra, West Hollywood, CA on 1/25/17

"great tutor !"

- Sandy, Glendale, CA on 10/13/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Aria, Irvine, CA on 8/13/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
Biology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
French,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

English is my native tongue. I'm an expert in English grammar and writing skills. I've also tutored students in ESL (English as a Second Language). I have many tips and tricks to remember all of English's complex rules and exceptions that I'd love to share with you!

French

I majored in French at Yale University. I've spent over two years (cumulative) living in France. I've tutored many students in French from the entry levels through graduate programs. I specialize in writing skills and mastering the French accent.

Prealgebra

Yale University Bachelors of Arts.

SAT Reading

I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT reading section which helped me earn acceptance into Yale University. I have extensive experience helping students with reading comprehension skills. I'd love to share all my tips and tricks to boost your confidence and grade!

Yale University
French

Education

Yale University (French)

Outstanding Tutor!

Michael has worked with two of my children in math, english, history, science and Spanish over the last school year. The results have been nothing less than outstanding. My son, who is in the spectrum of Autism, has benefited tremendously from Michael’s help both with content as well as organizationally. Both teens’ grades have improved dramatically while working with Michael in a very short amoun

— Lisa, North Hollywood, CA on 1/21/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Studio City, CA 91604.