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Michael B.

Glenview, IL

$50/hour

Specializing in Test Prep and Writing; Masters in Secondary Education

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DePaul University
History
DePaul University
Master's

Education

DePaul University (History)

DePaul University (Master's)

About Michael

Hello! My name is Michael! I recently graduated from DePaul University with a Masters in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Science. Prior to this I received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Standard History from DePaul University. With the exception of my student teaching experience, I do not have experience teaching in an actual classroom. However, I currently hold my Professional Educators License, which certifies me to teach in Illinois, and have extensive (4 years) experience in tutoring, coaching, and managing the well-being of children between the ages of 10-22. As a camp counselor for three years at Valley Lo Country Club and the Nights/Weekend manager at the DePaul University student center I have developed the temperance and patience necessary to properly relate to children and students of all ages. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about and experienced in Test Prep, English, Writing, reading, and History.

I am an avid proponent of education and when it comes to identifying the most effective method of teaching, I draw from my own personal experience as a student: teachers MUST relate to their student as human beings first, and pupils second. I find that students are in a much better position to learn when they understand, respect, and enjoy listening to their educators. I believe that a proper education should not only expand one's knowledge of a given topic, but also provide the student with an appreciation for WHAT they are learning. If the student appreciates what they are leaning and understands the significance of the daily lesson, then they will be in a better position to apply said lesson in future aspects of their lives. I love tutoring because I am the one instilling students with this passion and skills of application.

I am certified to tutor the ACT and SAT. As a test prep tutor for 1.5 years I have tutored 10 students in the ACT with an average increase rate of 4. For two students, in particular, I helped raise their scores from a 27 to a 34. As a certified teacher with a masters in Secondary education,and a bachelors degree in History I have had significant experience with writing, revising, and editing papers of any caliber (specifically argumentative papers.) I have also been a general academic tutor for 2+ years, where I have tutored a broad range of subjects and skills: Writing, English, History, and Political Science.

In my spare time, I enjoy that which enriches my body and stimulates my mind: lifting weighs and running, watching sports (huge Bulls fan) and occasionally playing basketball and football, and staying updated on global events. If you enjoy Will Ferrell and Martin Scorsese movies, or Game of Thrones, we will get along just fine.
Hello! My name is Michael! I recently graduated from DePaul University with a Masters in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Science. Prior to this I received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Standard History from DePaul University. With the exception of my student teaching experience, I do not have experience teaching in an actual Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Glenview, IL 60026
In-person lessons
History:
American History,
Classics, European History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion, World History
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

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.

ACT English

In my 3 years of experience, I had 10 ACT students with an average increase rate of 4. Two students that stood out began with 27's and ended with a 33 and 34 respectively. My strongest subjects on this exam are English and Reading.

ACT Reading

I have 1.5 years of experience tutoring the ACT for a private tutoring company. In this time I had 10 students with an average increase rate of 4. Two students that stood out began with 27's and ended with a 33 and 34 respectively. My strongest subjects on this test, due to my background in reading, English, and Writing, are English and Reading.

American History

My undergrad major was standard history. However, the majority of the classes I took were about American History. During my time as an undergraduate at DePaul, I held a 3.8 major gpa.

Political Science

I have tutored this subject in the past to all grade levels ranging from 10-college for a tutoring company called Varsity Tutors. Additionally, I took 5 Political science classes throughout undergrad and have a Masters in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. Lastly, I was a junior Alderman for the 42nd Ward in Chicago, Illinois for three months.

SAT Reading

I was certified to tutor the SAT through a test prep company. Although I have no direct experience tutoring the SAT specifically, I have 1.5 years of experience tutoring the ACT for a private tutoring company called Studypoint. In this time I had 10 students with an average increase rate of 4. Two students that stood out began with 27's and ended with a 33 and 34 respectively. My strongest subjects on this test, due to my background in reading, English, and Writing, are English and Reading. The English and Reading sections of the ACT test the exact same skills and the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. Therefore, I believe that I have 1.5 years of experience tutoring this subject for the SAT aswell.

SAT Writing

I have 1.5 years of experience tutoring the ACT for a private tutoring company called Studypoint. In this time I had 10 students with an average increase rate of 4. Two students that stood out began with 27's and ended with a 33 and 34 respectively. My strongest subjects on this test, due to my background in reading, English, and Writing, are English and Reading. I believe that the English and Reading sections of the ACT test are the exact same skills as the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Writing

As a history undergraduate student, all of my assignments focused on reading, critical analytics, and writing. In fact, there was not a single history course I took absent of a writing assignment. My major gpa was a 3.8. I even received a Blue-star commendation from my undergraduate thesis Professor, commending me on my diligent research and writing. This Professor went on to recommend my research paper, which implicated Gandhi's political and social maneuvering as an inadvertent, yet critical factor in the partitioning of India in 1947, to be submitted to DePaul's history fair. Sadly, for personal reasons I could not submit.

DePaul University
History
DePaul University
Master's

Education

DePaul University (History)

DePaul University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 25 miles of Glenview, IL 60026.