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Michael T.

Effective Tutor and Multi-faceted Renaissance Man

Effective Tutor and Multi-faceted Renaissance Man

$50/hour

  • 31 hours tutoring

  • New Haven, CT 06511

About Michael


Bio

My name is Michael. I believe patience and persistence is a major factor in the success of a child's learning. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. I am well versed in a variety of subjects including history, English, and Literature, including the writing of creative fiction as well as term papers and poetry. I am an active community volunteer and take pride in my efforts to educate the next...

My name is Michael. I believe patience and persistence is a major factor in the success of a child's learning. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. I am well versed in a variety of subjects including history, English, and Literature, including the writing of creative fiction as well as term papers and poetry. I am an active community volunteer and take pride in my efforts to educate the next generation and pass on my love of learning.
My experience in the education of young minds began 18 years ago to currently at the Yale Peabody museum as a docent where my responsibilities included leading a tour of the Great Hall of Dinosaurs and having open discussions with the children during which time they were allowed to ask questions from the material covered. I also volunteer as a tutor with the New Haven Reads after school program for children grades K-6. As a volunteer tutor, I have assisted my students with reading and writing using the Lexia computer program and Explode the Code. Though my experience is mostly with mainstream learners, I possess the patience and skills to work with a variety of students and learning styles.


Education

Southern Connecticut State University
English
2014
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/22/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University Magna cum Laude with a degree in English with departmental honors. I have written numerous papers and am well versed in the MLA citation format. I also am an expert short story writer. For my thesis, I wrote a memoir. I am, therefore, familiar with all aspects of English writing.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently tutoring three pupils, two in second grade, and one in fourth. I am familiar with the teaching materials including Lexia and explode the code. I have testing materials to see how advanced the student is in reading. In college, I took a course on how to teach elementary school kids math for which I received an A. I have taught students as a docent K-6th at the Peabody museum of natural history. I use my vast knowledge of science and dinosaurs to teach young people how to pronounce long multi-syllabic words. This knowledge excites young people and gives a want to learn more. They get a sense of geologic time and love of learning for life.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I graduated from SCSU with high honors and took a course in teaching elementary math for which I received an A. I have experience working with young people from all grade levels as a tutor. With math, there is always more than one way to arrive at an answer, and sometimes there is more than one right answer. Using different algorithms to see what works best for a particular child is always a good strategy.
Phonics,

Phonics

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English from Southern Connecticut State University with departmental honors. Since then I have logged over a hundred hours teaching phonics to elementary school youth at New Haven Reads, a local non-profit. I have also taught phonics through Wyzant to a fourth grade student. I am familiar with the Lexia computer teaching program and the Explode the Code workbook, which cover phonics for elementary school students. I am a docent at the Peabody Museum of Natural History and use dinosaur names to further phonetical pronunciation.
Reading,

Reading

I tutor at least three students a week in reading comprehension. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCSU with departmental honors in English, I am quite qualified to teach the subject. I have experience dealing with children with ADHD, and have used teaching tools such as Explode the Code and Lexia to help them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received an English degree, Magna cum Laude with departmental honors from Southern Connecticut State University. I am familiar with computer and library search engines including Jstor and Project Muse. I have completed numerous research papers on diverse subjects such as Ernest Hemingway's early life; the book, Dorian Gray; film maker, Hal Hartley: and African American women's hair in a political context. In college, I tutored incoming freshman in the Liberal Studies I course, which teaches critical thinking. I stressed clarity in writing, as well as, questioning assumptions that, though they may be in vogue, do not promote healthy thinking. I showed them how to take notes in class in outline form and how to convert those notes into flash cards for tests. I also taught them proper MLA citations, so they do not inadvertently plagiarize when writing. I also showed them how to combine notes from class with secondary sources to produce an argument. All of this fosters good study skills: knowing how to write: take notes: and ask questions, so one can clearly and concisely demonstrate what one has learned.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I graduated with high honors in English from Southern Connecticut State University with departmental honors. In the course of my academic career, I have written dozens of papers and stories including a memoir. Currently, I tutor three young people for whom English is a second language. I use multiple tools to engage my students including books, word games, and magazines. I also quiz at every level in spelling and homonyms that are difficult for even the most fluent of speakers and writers.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University Magna cum Laude with a degree in English with departmental honors. I have written numerous papers and am well versed in the MLA citation format. I also am an expert short story writer. For my thesis, I wrote a memoir. I am, therefore, familiar with all aspects of English writing.
Reading,

Reading

I tutor at least three students a week in reading comprehension. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCSU with departmental honors in English, I am quite qualified to teach the subject. I have experience dealing with children with ADHD, and have used teaching tools such as Explode the Code and Lexia to help them.
Writing,

Writing

I am an expert in MLA citations and have written numerous papers using this format. I have written a manuscript and many short stories, as well as, poetry. I am well versed in American and English literature.
ACT English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently tutoring three pupils, two in second grade, and one in fourth. I am familiar with the teaching materials including Lexia and explode the code. I have testing materials to see how advanced the student is in reading. In college, I took a course on how to teach elementary school kids math for which I received an A. I have taught students as a docent K-6th at the Peabody museum of natural history. I use my vast knowledge of science and dinosaurs to teach young people how to pronounce long multi-syllabic words. This knowledge excites young people and gives a want to learn more. They get a sense of geologic time and love of learning for life.
English,

English

I graduated with high honors in English from Southern Connecticut State University with departmental honors. In the course of my academic career, I have written dozens of papers and stories including a memoir. Currently, I tutor three young people for whom English is a second language. I use multiple tools to engage my students including books, word games, and magazines. I also quiz at every level in spelling and homonyms that are difficult for even the most fluent of speakers and writers.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University, where I took a class in elementary school math for which I received an A. I passed out of their math requirement. In high school I was awarded the math award for distinguished work in that subject.
Reading,

Reading

I tutor at least three students a week in reading comprehension. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCSU with departmental honors in English, I am quite qualified to teach the subject. I have experience dealing with children with ADHD, and have used teaching tools such as Explode the Code and Lexia to help them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received an English degree, Magna cum Laude with departmental honors from Southern Connecticut State University. I am familiar with computer and library search engines including Jstor and Project Muse. I have completed numerous research papers on diverse subjects such as Ernest Hemingway's early life; the book, Dorian Gray; film maker, Hal Hartley: and African American women's hair in a political context. In college, I tutored incoming freshman in the Liberal Studies I course, which teaches critical thinking. I stressed clarity in writing, as well as, questioning assumptions that, though they may be in vogue, do not promote healthy thinking. I showed them how to take notes in class in outline form and how to convert those notes into flash cards for tests. I also taught them proper MLA citations, so they do not inadvertently plagiarize when writing. I also showed them how to combine notes from class with secondary sources to produce an argument. All of this fosters good study skills: knowing how to write: take notes: and ask questions, so one can clearly and concisely demonstrate what one has learned.
Writing,

Writing

I am an expert in MLA citations and have written numerous papers using this format. I have written a manuscript and many short stories, as well as, poetry. I am well versed in American and English literature.
Biology, SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University, where I took a class in elementary school math for which I received an A. I passed out of their math requirement. In high school I was awarded the math award for distinguished work in that subject.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently tutoring three pupils, two in second grade, and one in fourth. I am familiar with the teaching materials including Lexia and explode the code. I have testing materials to see how advanced the student is in reading. In college, I took a course on how to teach elementary school kids math for which I received an A. I have taught students as a docent K-6th at the Peabody museum of natural history. I use my vast knowledge of science and dinosaurs to teach young people how to pronounce long multi-syllabic words. This knowledge excites young people and gives a want to learn more. They get a sense of geologic time and love of learning for life.
English,

English

I graduated with high honors in English from Southern Connecticut State University with departmental honors. In the course of my academic career, I have written dozens of papers and stories including a memoir. Currently, I tutor three young people for whom English is a second language. I use multiple tools to engage my students including books, word games, and magazines. I also quiz at every level in spelling and homonyms that are difficult for even the most fluent of speakers and writers.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University, where I took a class in elementary school math for which I received an A. I passed out of their math requirement. In high school I was awarded the math award for distinguished work in that subject.
Reading,

Reading

I tutor at least three students a week in reading comprehension. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCSU with departmental honors in English, I am quite qualified to teach the subject. I have experience dealing with children with ADHD, and have used teaching tools such as Explode the Code and Lexia to help them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received an English degree, Magna cum Laude with departmental honors from Southern Connecticut State University. I am familiar with computer and library search engines including Jstor and Project Muse. I have completed numerous research papers on diverse subjects such as Ernest Hemingway's early life; the book, Dorian Gray; film maker, Hal Hartley: and African American women's hair in a political context. In college, I tutored incoming freshman in the Liberal Studies I course, which teaches critical thinking. I stressed clarity in writing, as well as, questioning assumptions that, though they may be in vogue, do not promote healthy thinking. I showed them how to take notes in class in outline form and how to convert those notes into flash cards for tests. I also taught them proper MLA citations, so they do not inadvertently plagiarize when writing. I also showed them how to combine notes from class with secondary sources to produce an argument. All of this fosters good study skills: knowing how to write: take notes: and ask questions, so one can clearly and concisely demonstrate what one has learned.
Writing,

Writing

I am an expert in MLA citations and have written numerous papers using this format. I have written a manuscript and many short stories, as well as, poetry. I am well versed in American and English literature.
Biology

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received an English degree, Magna cum Laude with departmental honors from Southern Connecticut State University. I am familiar with computer and library search engines including Jstor and Project Muse. I have completed numerous research papers on diverse subjects such as Ernest Hemingway's early life; the book, Dorian Gray; film maker, Hal Hartley: and African American women's hair in a political context. In college, I tutored incoming freshman in the Liberal Studies I course, which teaches critical thinking. I stressed clarity in writing, as well as, questioning assumptions that, though they may be in vogue, do not promote healthy thinking. I showed them how to take notes in class in outline form and how to convert those notes into flash cards for tests. I also taught them proper MLA citations, so they do not inadvertently plagiarize when writing. I also showed them how to combine notes from class with secondary sources to produce an argument. All of this fosters good study skills: knowing how to write: take notes: and ask questions, so one can clearly and concisely demonstrate what one has learned.
Geography

Science

Biology, Ecology

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English from Southern Connecticut State University with departmental honors. Since then I have logged over a hundred hours teaching phonics to elementary school youth at New Haven Reads, a local non-profit. I have also taught phonics through Wyzant to a fourth grade student. I am familiar with the Lexia computer teaching program and the Explode the Code workbook, which cover phonics for elementary school students. I am a docent at the Peabody Museum of Natural History and use dinosaur names to further phonetical pronunciation.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I received an English degree, Magna cum Laude with departmental honors from Southern Connecticut State University. I am familiar with computer and library search engines including Jstor and Project Muse. I have completed numerous research papers on diverse subjects such as Ernest Hemingway's early life; the book, Dorian Gray; film maker, Hal Hartley: and African American women's hair in a political context. In college, I tutored incoming freshman in the Liberal Studies I course, which teaches critical thinking. I stressed clarity in writing, as well as, questioning assumptions that, though they may be in vogue, do not promote healthy thinking. I showed them how to take notes in class in outline form and how to convert those notes into flash cards for tests. I also taught them proper MLA citations, so they do not inadvertently plagiarize when writing. I also showed them how to combine notes from class with secondary sources to produce an argument. All of this fosters good study skills: knowing how to write: take notes: and ask questions, so one can clearly and concisely demonstrate what one has learned.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently tutoring three pupils, two in second grade, and one in fourth. I am familiar with the teaching materials including Lexia and explode the code. I have testing materials to see how advanced the student is in reading. In college, I took a course on how to teach elementary school kids math for which I received an A. I have taught students as a docent K-6th at the Peabody museum of natural history. I use my vast knowledge of science and dinosaurs to teach young people how to pronounce long multi-syllabic words. This knowledge excites young people and gives a want to learn more. They get a sense of geologic time and love of learning for life.
Reading,

Reading

I tutor at least three students a week in reading comprehension. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCSU with departmental honors in English, I am quite qualified to teach the subject. I have experience dealing with children with ADHD, and have used teaching tools such as Explode the Code and Lexia to help them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received an English degree, Magna cum Laude with departmental honors from Southern Connecticut State University. I am familiar with computer and library search engines including Jstor and Project Muse. I have completed numerous research papers on diverse subjects such as Ernest Hemingway's early life; the book, Dorian Gray; film maker, Hal Hartley: and African American women's hair in a political context. In college, I tutored incoming freshman in the Liberal Studies I course, which teaches critical thinking. I stressed clarity in writing, as well as, questioning assumptions that, though they may be in vogue, do not promote healthy thinking. I showed them how to take notes in class in outline form and how to convert those notes into flash cards for tests. I also taught them proper MLA citations, so they do not inadvertently plagiarize when writing. I also showed them how to combine notes from class with secondary sources to produce an argument. All of this fosters good study skills: knowing how to write: take notes: and ask questions, so one can clearly and concisely demonstrate what one has learned.
Writing,

Writing

I am an expert in MLA citations and have written numerous papers using this format. I have written a manuscript and many short stories, as well as, poetry. I am well versed in American and English literature.
Biology

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Resources

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Funny, knowledgeable, and willing to explain lots of details.

I hired Michael to revise my admissions essay. He saw errors in my essay that I missed despite multiple revisions, and he explained his corrections thoroughly. He seemed to understand common mistakes people make in writing their application essays, and sounds like he has had a lot of experience writing admissions essays.

Alvaro, 1 lesson with Michael

Great Tutor

Michael is great. He is very well-prepared for the reading/phonics tutoring sessions with my 4th grade daughter. He is very patient, professional and knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed her classes and I already see the improvement. Thank you, Michael.

Fabiola, 28 lessons with Michael

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