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Michael D.

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Patient, Knowledgeable and Successful Tutor

$60/hour

  • 163 hours tutoring

  • Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


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About Michael


Bio

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...

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


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Special rates for groups, specific subjects and multi-hour lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice,

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.
Law,

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

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.

Corporate Training

Law,

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,

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.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have 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 compositions for my students.
Public Speaking,

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.
Writing,

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I graduated from the University of Colorado with an honors degree in History. (B.A., 1971; magna cum laude in History; cum laude in General Studies; Phi Beta Kappa) Although I was still an undergraduate, I was allowed to take several graduate level History courses such as Historiography. After graduation from CU Boulder I also took graduate level courses at the University of Colorado at Denver such as the History of the British Empire. I have tutored several high school students in AP American History.
Classics,

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.
Social Studies,

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.
Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

English

I have 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 compositions for my students.
Study Skills,

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,

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.
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

English

I have 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 compositions for my students.
Study Skills,

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,

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.
Reading

Other

Law,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Geography, Government & Politics

Special Needs

ADHD,

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.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I tutored an adult dyslexic at the Literacy Center in Taos, New Mexico last year. He was from the Caribbean country of Grenada and completely illiterate when we started working together. His reading ability improved a lot with my help.
Special Needs,

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

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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,

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.
Reading

Test Preparation

Bar Exam,

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (39 ratings)
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(34)
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(4)
3 star
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2 star
(1)
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Reviews

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, 2 lessons with Michael

Valuable tutoring

He is working with my high school senior, Stephen. Stephen was very comfortable with Michael at their first visit. Stephen is clearly looking forward to the next meeting- tomorrow actually. Stephen recognizes value in these visits and is clearly going to benefit. Michael is very savvy working with my teenage son and he puts my wife and me at ease. I think he is excellent.

James, 6 lessons with Michael

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

I hired Michael to help my son pass the CO Law Bar. They've just met once. I heard it was great. They will continue to meet.

Gail, 2 lessons with Michael

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