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Michael D.

Denver, CO

$50/hour

Patient, Knowledgeable and Successful Tutor

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100+ Hours
4.8 average from 39 ratings
Resourceful and Helpful Tutor
— Madison, Littleton, CO on 4/9/16

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university of colorado at boulder college of arts and sciences
university of colorado schoolof law
J.D.

Education

university of colorado at boulder college of arts and sciences

university of colorado schoolof law (J.D.)

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 law school. I tutored at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico located in Taos, NM,where I 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
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
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, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Classics,
Criminal Justice,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Elementary (K-6th), Phonics, Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Law,
Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

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 68-year-old retired former Colorado attorney (JD, CU Law School, 1974). While engaged in the active practice of law for more than 20 years, I taught many CLE courses and classes to other lawyers and law students, 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 teaching and tutoring others to help them master many different legal subjects. I have successfully tutored a large number of Colorado bar exam applicants, including previously unsuccessful candidates.

Classics

As an Honors History student at the University of Colorado, I studied Ancient History and the Classics. I have read and studied The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, the Aeneid by Virgil, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Aristotle, Plato, The Peloppenisian War by Thucydides, the plays of Euripides and Aristophane, Lucretius, Herodotus, Bulfinch's Mythology, The Masks of God by Joseph Campbell and others, including Gibbons' The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton, etc.
I currently tutor the Classics from referrals other than Wyzant and occasionally lecture on the Classics before local community groups.

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.

English

I written, edited and published a large number of articles for professional journals, course materials and outlines for Continuing Professional Education seminars, and law school classes. For many years, I edited a monthly column in "The Colorado Lawyer," the professional journal of the Colorado Bar Association. I have extensive experience helping my students with their writing, composition of essays, term papers and research projects; as well as actively assisting and editing many different types of my students' writing and compositions.

Law

I am a retired lawyer who tutors law students and bar exam applicants. I am a published author, I have been a Continuing Legal Education presenter, outline preparer and an adjunct professor of law at DU Law School.

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.

Study Skills

I have mentored a large number of middle school, high school, college, and graduate students to specifically improve their Study Skills and Executive Functioning. For example, as an Honors History student at the University of Colorado, I was allowed to take a number of graduate-level courses and thereby qualified to help lower division students improve their study skills. As an experienced adult tutor, both with Wyzant and on my own, I have helped a large number of students improve their study skills in a wide variety of subjects. I have also had experience improving the executive functioning skills of the learning disabled, including those with dyslexia, ADHD, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. As a practicing attorney and an adjunct faculty member at DU College of Law, I taught a number of classes and helped many law students improve their study skills. I have also mentored and tutored law school graduates to help them study for the bar exam, thereby helping them how to study for a variety of legal subjects.

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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university of colorado schoolof law
J.D.

Education

university of colorado at boulder college of arts and sciences

university of colorado schoolof law (J.D.)

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: $50.00

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.