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Misbah F.

Hollywood, FL

$80/hour

Tax Attorney Specializing in College Preparation

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University of Miami
Political Science
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
University of Miami School of Law
Other

Education

University of Miami (Political Science)

University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)

University of Miami School of Law (Other)

About Misbah

I am a tax attorney who currently practices in South Florida. I help students in a wide range of college preparation activity (including, but not limited to, ACT/SAT preparation and writing sample assistance). I also specialize in reviewing and assisting with college and graduate level writing specimens, whether they are for your school work or professional publications.

Specifically, I graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. I completed my Bachelors of Arts (graduating magna cum laude and top 6% of my class), Juris Doctor (graduating magna cum laude and also at the top of my graduating class), and my LL.M. in Taxation (a Masters of the Laws, which is a post-graduate degree) in six years at the University of Miami. I was one of the fortunate few who was on a full scholarship for the full six years. During my graduate coursework, I published an article in the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Journal on the unnecessary costs associated with unnecessarily drawn out litigation. Prior to that, I graduated from my high school as valedictorian.

My love for tutoring first began when my elementary school Highly Gifted teacher requested that I tutor a second-grader with a learning disability. I continued to pursue my tutoring passion in middle school, tutoring through the National Junior Honor Society and Florida Future Educators of America programs. During high school, I ran tutoring programs through Mu Alpha Theta (a mathematics honor society of which I was president) and the National Honor Society. During college, I continued to tutor at both the University of Miami Academic Resource Center and the University of Miami Hecht Athletic Center. With experience and time, I garnered a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level Two Certification at the University of Miami.

As is illustrated by my experience, I have tutored a wide range of students. Not only have my students varied in age (from second-grade to seniors in college), they have also ranged from students struggling in advanced placement and honors courses, to college and high school football players with learning disabilities. I quickly learned that there is no one specific learning style; I generally mold and adapt my teaching methods to each student's needs and preferences. No one student is hopeless; with the right teacher, a seemingly hopeless student can perform quite well.

Should you have any questions or concerns, or would like to find out if I am the right tutor for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I wish you the best in your academic endeavors!
I am a tax attorney who currently practices in South Florida. I help students in a wide range of college preparation activity (including, but not limited to, ACT/SAT preparation and writing sample assistance). I also specialize in reviewing and assisting with college and graduate level writing specimens, whether they are for your school work or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hollywood, FL 33025
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Logic, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Bar Exam,
Career Development, College Counseling, LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Career Development, Law, Public Speaking

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.

Bar Exam

I am a licensed attorney who recently took the bar exam. The studying process itself was simple for me, but I found myself tutoring my peers during bar study sessions. I have continued that process by tutoring clerks within my own firm who found themselves struggling. Because there is a time crunch related to bar study, I have found that a strict schedule is the best way to pass the exam. That strict schedule should include charts, practice questions, and simply discussing the material to increase absorption of a complex legal topic. The mix of these strategies places the student in the best place to succeed.

Public Speaking

When I was in grade school, I dreamed of being an attorney. During speeches and conversations, I never got nervous. For my high school valedictorian speech, I spoke smoothly in front of almost one thousand people. When I got into law school and won a position on a Moot Court oral argument team, my intimidating coach made me realize that I had a nervous stutter. When did this happen? I had no clue, and numerous tear festivals did nothing to solve the issue. But I knew I had to figure things out. It took one year of bi-weekly practices (sometimes tri-weekly) to get that nervous kink out. Eventually, I did, and garnered recognition and compliments from local judges who would judge our practice rounds.

What I learned the most as a student in this situation was that the teacher was critical. I would perform quite well in front of patient and affectionate teachers; but in front of teachers who taught through "tough love," I simply could not perform. It was just my learning style. I needed a teacher who I thought actually cared about me as a human being.

My most relevant experience, other than in my own career, was when I switched roles and became the teacher, teaching my own younger cousin. He has a speech impediment, and needed help pronouncing things. I was able to take what was considered a hopeless case, and with some patience and affection, teach him how to pronounce things. That experience taught me that, sometimes, the right teacher, who is patient and encouraging, is what is necessary.

Sometimes, a degree is not critical to being a good teacher. Sometimes, it is about being patient with someone who is just frustrated with themselves and their own performance.

Study Skills

I have spent years tutoring students in middle school, high school, and college-level settings. Teaching study skills is not a specific subject, but a topic that is related to every course or subject out there. Study skills must be addressed during each tutoring session, whether it is at the beginning or at the end. They are particularly important to be addressed at the end, when the student and teacher must separate. In other words, his or her study skills are critical to the student's success during the tutoring session, at home while reviewing, and while studying for an exam. With years of tutoring comes the ability to impart this knowledge.

For example, some students must have an individual with them at all times when studying. They are essentially unable to learn by themselves. A way to solve this problem is to have them study on their own for an hour, and then to give them a break. This way, they start learning to study on their own in smaller time increments. For other students, such as one of my own past students, the solution is to have daily tutoring sessions.

Another example is someone who simply cannot remember anything they learn. A good solution is to make flashcards, and then to study those flashcards daily.

Each student has their own style, and the teacher must cater to that style.

University of Miami
Political Science
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
University of Miami School of Law
Other

Education

University of Miami (Political Science)

University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)

University of Miami School of Law (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Misbah will travel within 20 miles of Hollywood, FL 33025.