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Michael B.

Rockford, IL

$50/hour

English, Writing, French, German, Spanish, History, Grammar, Reading

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Rosary College---Dominican University
Modern Foreign Languages

Education

Rosary College---Dominican University (Modern Foreign Languages)

About Michael

I was the director of Sacred Heart Classical Center in Loves Park, IL.

I have tutored hundreds of students since 1975 in many subjects ranging from English to Spanish to German to French to History to Writing to Grammar, etc.

Most of my students have been home schoolers, and in fact, my wife and I home schooled our two children through high school. They are both college graduates.

I am most willing to tutor long distance through on-line emails.

God bless you all.

Thank you,
Michael
I was the director of Sacred Heart Classical Center in Loves Park, IL.

I have tutored hundreds of students since 1975 in many subjects ranging from English to Spanish to German to French to History to Writing to Grammar, etc.

Most of my students have been home schoolers, and in fact, my wife and I home schooled our two
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Groups of 2-5 students @ $70 per 45-60 minute lesson. Additional fees may accrue for tutoring outside my 7 mile radius.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Rockford, IL 61107
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Language:
French,
German, Spanish
History:
American History,
European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

American History

I have tutored American History for more than 20 years. My favorite methods for learning persons, places, and dates include devising flash cards and timelines. I enjoy making American History come alive for students especially through the "story" portion of "history".

French

My degree is in Modern Foreign Languages. I have tutored French for more than 20 years. I have special compassion for the struggling beginning student. Proper pronunciation and spelling are sometimes a huge obstacle for beginners. I enjoy helping them get past those difficulties.

Grammar

I have tutored grammar to students from grade 4 through college level. My 20+ years of experience have made me highly sensitive to improper grammar. I enjoy assisting students who seem to flounder in grammar.

Proofreading

As a tutor for the past 20+ years, I have corrected (read: proofread) thousands of student-generated compositions. I am a stickler for proper grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and vocabulary. Generally, students who need proofreading help are weakest in at least three of those areas. And I am very happy to help!

Reading

For about seven years I tutored reading students in small groups (up to eight students but sometimes as few as two) and enjoyed it immensely. I have a high energy level and am very patient.

Spanish

My degree is in Modern Foreign Languages. I spent some time in Spain a few years ago,and I was translator for a Canadian company for a while in the Dominican Republic. It is exciting when I am able to help a struggling student gain the confidence to face Spanish class every day.

Rosary College---Dominican University
Modern Foreign Languages

Education

Rosary College---Dominican University (Modern Foreign Languages)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Groups of 2-5 students @ $70 per 45-60 minute lesson. Additional fees may accrue for tutoring outside my 7 mile radius.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 7 miles of Rockford, IL 61107.