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Michael M.

Hamden, CT

$40/hour

4th Grade Elementary Teacher proficient in all subjects.

Background check passed as of 5/27/16
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$40/Hour


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Quinnipiac University
Mathematics
Quinnipiac University
Master's

Education

Quinnipiac University (Mathematics)

Quinnipiac University (Master's)

About Michael

I just finished my first year as a full time classroom teacher and I absolutely loved the experience. Sharing the joy of my students' growth motivates me to continue improving my trade. I believe tutoring students one on one will allow me to continue to develop my own skills, while also continuing to experience the joys of helping a student succeed. As a tutor (and teacher), I want to incorporate student interests (for example: sports, art, etc) into the learning. My students had a tremendous year. Not only did they grow academically, but also socially. I believe I bring an engaging style into the classroom, that allows the students to actually enjoy school.

At Quinnipiac University, I learned many teaching techniques for a wide variety of students. My mentors and colleagues have noted that my biggest strength is aiding the students who are struggling in a specific area. I am able to identify the specific skills they need, and can scaffold information to continue to challenge them a their own rate. I believe my students would say that they never felt overwhelmed, but at the same time were challenged when ready.

As a tutor, I want to apply this strength. I have succeeded with special education students, advanced students, and students at grade level because of my ability to identify specific skills and differentiate information.

As a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University, I have a firm understanding and experience of the Common Core math that more experienced teachers have not had the opportunity to. Further, I was a math major in college, so math concepts come more easily to me. I understand different ways to pitch math topics in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners.

I have experience with students with English as a first and second language. Students in my classroom all went up at least 3 reading levels, some as high as 8 reading levels, when the school goal was only 2 reading levels per student.

Although I am a first year teacher, Quinnipiac University did a tremendous job of preparing me for this role. Teaching is something I have always wanted to do, and I excelled this year, receiving an exemplary rating in my evaluation.

As your tutor, I will work to make the work fun. I am able to incorporate all types of activities into learning. For example, my students played kickball this year as a type of math game, and another time we used a game of football to help understand our measurements. Whatever are your interests, I will incorporate them to ensure that you grow academically, but also enjoy our time together, being that it is summer.
I just finished my first year as a full time classroom teacher and I absolutely loved the experience. Sharing the joy of my students' growth motivates me to continue improving my trade. I believe tutoring students one on one will allow me to continue to develop my own skills, while also continuing to experience the joys of helping a student Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hamden, CT 06518
Background Check: Passed
English:
Reading,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Reading

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received both my bachelor's degree in mathematics and my master's degree in elementary education in 2014 and 2015, respectfully. As a student teacher in 2015, I won an award from Quinnipiac University for my effectiveness in the role. I will be a certified teacher in Connecticut (with the completion of TEAM) and New York (with the completion of the edTPA). As a first year teacher, I received an "exemplary" rating in my evaluation.

Elementary Math

Majored and received my bachelor's degree in mathematics at Quinnipiac University from 2010-2014. Also was enrolled in Quinnipiac's Elementary Education Master's program from 2012-2015. At Quinnipiac University, I was taught a variety of teaching strategies and methodologies to fit the needs of all students. Further, during my schooling, we strictly studied the Common Core Mathematics that students are currently being taught in.

Reading

As a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University with a Masters degree in Elementary Education, I am up to date on all the scientific based instruction strategies being taught in schools today. Similarly, I have been effectively trained to teach Common Core material. This year, all 18 of my students surpassed the reading goal set by the school administration. I have the skills necessary to differentiate to meet the needs of any student of any ability level.

Quinnipiac University
Mathematics
Quinnipiac University
Master's

Education

Quinnipiac University (Mathematics)

Quinnipiac University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Hamden, CT 06518.