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Michael D.

Denver, CO

$60/hour

Patient, Knowledgeable and Successful Tutor

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 29 ratings
Resourceful and Helpful Tutor
— Madison, Littleton, CO on 4/9/16

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About Michael

I am a former Denver attorney and court magistrate. I graduated from CU Boulder with an honors degree in history. (B.A. 1971)(magna cum laude in History, and cum laude in General Studies)(Phi Beta Kappa). I also have a law degree from the CU law school. I tutored at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico located in Taos, NM,where I taught reading, writing and English to illiterate adults. I have also taught many professional education classes and law school courses during my career. I have a life-long love of learning, teaching and the life of the mind.

I am highly qualified to tutor students in a broad array of subjects. All of my student evaluations have been "excellent," meriting a five-star rating from Wyzant.

I firmly believe in evaluating and then meeting my students' specific tutoring needs as they currently exist.I am very open,direct and flexible about the best tutoring approach to use with each individual. I do not dogmatically apply any "one size fits all" program or method. I always encourage student questions and parental input regarding my students' progress and how I can best fulfill their educational goals. I have broad experience dealing successfully with various learning disabilities and other special needs of my students. I am happy to travel without any extra charge within the Denver metropolitan area to meet the student in their home or elsewhere.

I love tutoring and look forward to helping all my students accomplish their educational goals
I am a former Denver attorney and court magistrate. I graduated from CU Boulder with an honors degree in history. (B.A. 1971)(magna cum laude in History, and cum laude in General Studies)(Phi Beta Kappa). I also have a law degree from the CU Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Special rates for groups, specific subjects and multi-hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Denver, CO 80220
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Resourceful and Helpful Tutor"

- Madison, Littleton, CO on 4/9/16

"Valuable tutoring"

- James, Denver, CO on 2/11/16

"Just one lesson so far. Seems to be working great."

- Gail, Chantilly, VA on 10/30/15
Science:
Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Law, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have tutored ADD/ADHD students in literacy (including reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling) at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico located in Taos, NM. I have also worked with young children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, both when they were medicated and when they were not. Many of my students achieved significant progress with my help.

Bar Exam

I am a 64-year old retired attorney (JD, CU Law School, 1974) (admitted to Colorado Bar and US District Court for Colorado, 1975)(US Supreme Court). While engaged in active practice of law, I taught many CLE courses and classes to other lawyers, edited a monthly column in "The Colorado Lawyer," wrote and published a large number of articles on various legal and historical topics, etc. I have always enjoyed helping others master legal subjects and have previously tutored LSAT and bar exam test takers.

Criminal Justice

I am a retired attorney in Colorado. I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from the CU School of Law in 1974. I represented defendants in criminal proceedings for years when I practiced law for more than twenty-five years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I tutored all of my now adult children in reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, arithmetic and math while they were still in pre-school and continuing throughout their elementary, middle and secondary school years. All four of them now have graduate degrees, including one MBA, one MA and two MS's. They are now working, respectively, as a certified public accountant, a special education teacher, a business executive and a software engineer. I also taught literacy at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico in Taos, NM. I have taught literacy (including reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary) to ESL/ESOL adults and children.

English

During my active professional career I wrote, edited and published a large number of articles for professional journals, course materials and outlines for Continuing Professional Education seminars and also law school classes. For many years, I also edited a monthly column in "The Colorado Lawyer," the professional journal of the Colorado Bar Association.

Public Speaking

I am a 64-year-old retired attorney who is very comfortable speaking publicly and tutoring others in the subject. During my 25 years of active law practice, I appeared frequently before both trial and appellate courts in the oral presentation of cases. I also served as the Chairman of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board from 1985-1992, a position which required public speaking, including television and radio appearance, newspaper interviews, etc. I have tutored law students and young lawyers to help them improve their public speaking skills as well.

Social Studies

Social studies was always my best subject throughout my education. I am an honors history graduate of the University of Colorado (BA< History, 1971) (Magna cum laude in History, Cum laude in General Studies) (Phi Beta Kappa). I earned my law degree (JD) from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1974, practiced law in Colorado for 25 years and recently retired. I read widely in all subjects, particularly Social Studies: History, Geography, Political Science, Civics and Government, Economics, Sociology, Foreign Affairs, International Relations and related subjects. I tutored all of my four adult children in these topics, and feel very qualified to do so for others.

Special Needs

I have worked with a lot of special needs students and their parents for many years. While still actively practicing law, one of my specialties was estate planning and trust administration for families with special needs children of many different types, including ADHD, ADD, developmentally disabled, mentally ill and disabled, etc.

Writing

During my active professional career I wrote, edited and published a large number of professional articles, essays, Continuing Legal Education articles, study guides and outlines, together with various outlines and course study guides as an adjunct professor at the Denver University Law School. For many years I was also the only editor of a monthly column published in The Colorado Lawyer, which is the professional journal of the Colorado Bar Association. I have also assisted many middle school, high school and college students with the writing and editing of their essays, term papers and research assignments.

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J.D.

Education

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Resourceful and Helpful Tutor — Michael assisted me in editing my final draft for an English paper. He offered helpful advice about revisions and additions to make the paper better. ...

— Madison, Littleton, CO on 4/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Special rates for groups, specific subjects and multi-hour lessons.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Denver, CO 80220.