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Mike W.

Aurora, CO

$40/hr

Friendly, laid-back, versatile tutor

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Background check passed as of 9/30/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
3 Ratings
 
 
16hrs Response Time
Awesome.
— Abby, Aurora, CO on 9/25/13

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University of Iowa

Education

University of Iowa

About Mike

I currently work in higher education at the University of Colorado Denver, and previously worked at the University of Notre Dame as a Web Content Editor. Prior to Notre Dame, I worked for newspapers for about 14 years as a reporter, editor, and managing editor.

When I lived in Iowa City, I worked on a contract basis with Pearson, where I graded ACT essays, so I am familiar with the rubric needed to garner high marks.

I am a graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in journalism and mass communications. In elementary school, junior high, and high school, I was in all honors classes. In high school, I took AP (advanced placement) classes in U.S. History and Calculus, worked as a writing center tutor, and also played football and baseball.

My mother was a teacher (she's now retired), and it's a profession that I considered but did not pursue. I think I have a knack for teaching and tutoring.

I am married with a 4-year-old daughter and also two stepsons, who are 15 and 10.

I do work most weeknights, so my availability is generally on the weekends.
I currently work in higher education at the University of Colorado Denver, and previously worked at the University of Notre Dame as a Web Content Editor. Prior to Notre Dame, I worked for newspapers for about 14 years as a reporter, editor, and managing editor.

When I lived in Iowa
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Aurora, CO 80015
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome. "

- Abby, Aurora, CO on 9/25/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, General Computer, HTML, Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Photography, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Poker, Softball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT English

I was in honors English/Reading classes from first grade through 12th grade. I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. In my professional career, I've worked as a writer and editor, so I utilize reading, writing, and grammar skills every day.

I have taken several of the ACT English practice tests, including ones that come from ACT. I can answer all of the questions correctly, explain the type of things the ACT will test you on and even try to trick you on, and have cheat sheets that help with all of the areas of the test, which are:

USAGE/MECHANICS
Punctuation
Grammar and usage
Sentence structure

RHETORICAL SKILLS
Strategy
Organization
Style

ACT Math

I took all honors math classes from first grade through 12th grade. As a senior in high school, I took AP Calculus and passed the test at the end of the year, which earned me college credits.

I have taken several of the ACT practice tests in math, including the ones from ACT, and can explain the answers to all of the questions.

ACT Reading

I have passed all of WyzAnt's ACT subject tests, and I once worked a part-time job in Iowa City (where ACT is based) as an "expert scorer" for the ACT written essays.

The reading test is based on selections from social studies, natural sciences, literary narrative, and the humanities.

The test questions ask you to derive meaning from texts by referring to what is stated and reasoning to determine implicit meanings. You'll have to use reasoning and logic skills to determine main ideas, interpret significant details, comprehend cause-effect relationships, and more.

University of Iowa

Education

University of Iowa

Awesome. — Mike was great explaining to me how things work. He brought me a "cheat sheet" with the basics I needed to know. He was clear on his answers to my questions. Have another session scheduled. Look forward to reaching my goals with his help. ...

— Abby, Aurora, CO on 9/25/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 15 miles of Aurora, CO 80015.

Background Check Status for Mike W.

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