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Mike M.

Experienced IBDP English, TOK Teacher

Experienced IBDP English, TOK Teacher

$75/hour

  • 257 hours tutoring

About Mike


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Hi, my name is Mike. I graduated from the University of Colorado in 2004, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. I never earned a grade below a B in an English class, and I picked up A's in seven different English classes during my time there. In 2010, I completed my Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Grand Canyon University. My Master's GPA was almost perfect, 3.96/4.0. After earning my Master's, I obtained a teaching certification in English...

Hi, my name is Mike. I graduated from the University of Colorado in 2004, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. I never earned a grade below a B in an English class, and I picked up A's in seven different English classes during my time there. In 2010, I completed my Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Grand Canyon University. My Master's GPA was almost perfect, 3.96/4.0. After earning my Master's, I obtained a teaching certification in English Language Arts from the State of New Jersey, and completed official IB training courses in MYP English Language and Literature, DP English Language and Literature (twice: one course for the 2015 curriculum, and another course for the 2021 curriculum), and DP Extended Essay.

I've been teaching IBDP English since 2016, after teaching IBMYP English from 2009-16. I am currently the Head of the Secondary English Department and the TOK Coordinator. In terms of my tutoring approach, I am very much focused on helping students with whatever they need help with, and in whatever way they need help. That's why my first two questions for my students are always some variation on: "What do you want to work on, and how do you want to work on it?" And if a student doesn't know how to answer those questions, I have plenty of suggestions that will help them find the answer. I love tutoring because students learn so much from it. One-on-one teaching is the best way to help students develop or improve their knowledge and skills, which is why I constantly offer students at my school lunchtime and after-school tutoring.

Please contact me, then, if you want to succeed in IB English or TOK. I would love to help you!


Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
English Literature
Grand Canyon University
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10 years teaching IB English Language and Literature (4 years in DP, 10 years in MYP). 4 years as Head of English. 3 years as IBDP English examiner. 2 years as IB Extended Essay Coordinator. 1 year as TOK teacher. New Jersey-certified English Language Arts teacher. Master's Degree in Education. Bachelor's in Literature.
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10 years teaching IB English Language and Literature (4 years in DP, 10 years in MYP). 4 years as Head of English. 3 years as IBDP English examiner. 2 years as IB Extended Essay Coordinator. 1 year as TOK teacher. New Jersey-certified English Language Arts teacher. Master's Degree in Education. Bachelor's in Literature.

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10 years teaching IB English Language and Literature (4 years in DP, 10 years in MYP). 4 years as Head of English. 3 years as IBDP English examiner. 2 years as IB Extended Essay Coordinator. 1 year as TOK teacher. New Jersey-certified English Language Arts teacher. Master's Degree in Education. Bachelor's in Literature.

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10 years teaching IB English Language and Literature (4 years in DP, 10 years in MYP). 4 years as Head of English. 3 years as IBDP English examiner. 2 years as IB Extended Essay Coordinator. 1 year as TOK teacher. New Jersey-certified English Language Arts teacher. Master's Degree in Education. Bachelor's in Literature.

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Mike has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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straightforward and explains things very well

I really appreciate how straightforward, yet welcoming when he is with revising my paper. We got a lot done in a short amount of time, and he is very efficient. In addition, when I did not understand the material or concept, he explained it very nicely. I look forward to the next meeting. Literal life saver. He was not only efficient but also taught me how to further analyze material and pick evidence that helps support my work. I plan on working with him again when I continue IB in the upcoming year.

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Mike

straightforward and explains things very well

I really appreciate how straightforward, yet welcoming when he is with revising my paper. We got a lot done in a short amount of time, and he is very efficient. In addition, when I did not understand the material or concept, he explained it very nicely. I look forward to the next meeting.

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable and passionate

He is one of best tutors I met. Knowledgeable and know how to guide a student to explore the subject more deeply. He is flexible and accepts the students ideas and develop them further.

Jung Ye, 3 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable and helpful TOK tutor

Detail oriented, very helpful and focusing on big picture. Detail oriented, very helpful and focusing on big picture. Detail oriented, very helpful and focusing on big picture. Detail oriented, very helpful and focusing on big picture.

Okan, 1 lesson with Mike

excellent english tutor!

fantastic feedback from an excellent tutor - really helped polish my work and improve it on multiple fronts. will come back for more lessons for sure. went over my work and provided constructive comments.

Katrin, 3 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable

My son who is in high school started online classes with Mike recently and now he understands where he needs to improve and how to approach a particular topic. He is very satisfied with Mike and we are happy to have found him at the right time.

Tanu, 29 lessons with Mike

Patient, useful, organized.

Mike taught me at my own pace and is very patient. He is knowledgeable and very experienced. He teaches concepts that are relevant to my education, and taught me in an engaging and interesting way while still being very helpful. The material he used was organized and well-planned. I highly recommend Mike and I'm looking forward to the next class!

Alice, 30 lessons with Mike
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