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Mike W.

Skokie, IL

$54/hour

Calm, Creative, Focused, Passionate Tutor

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Fabulous tutor!
— Nicholas, Chicago, IL on 10/13/17

$54/Hour


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New York University
Drama

Education

New York University (Drama)

About Mike

I’m Mike. I have been tutoring professionally since October 2013 — shortly after I graduated from NYU. I mainly tutor ACT & SAT prep, but I have also tutored for the ISEE, SSAT, GRE, TASC, & SAT II Math (Levels 1 & 2), in addition to various academic subjects (mostly in math).

As a tutor, I believe my main strengths are:
-adaptability — I’m proud to say that in nearly 4 years, I’ve never met a student with whom I couldn’t work. And I’ve had my fair share of folks who at all times wished they were elsewhere, and weren’t afraid to tell me so.
-calm nature — Standardized tests, of course, are inherently stressful events. It is important to me that my students learn to approach the test seriously but calmly, and to take one question at a time. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
-creativity — Often times on the SAT/ACT/etc., there will be more than one way to find a solution. I work with my students to find the strategies that work best for them, encourage them to trust their impulses, and promote the use of creative solutions.

In addition to tutoring, I spent just under 3 years working as an after-school program facilitator / teaching artist at a non-profit, Leave Out Violence. In this position, I had the opportunity to work with students of a large variety of backgrounds and learning styles. I worked in NYC public schools, community spaces, and courthouse classrooms, teaching subjects ranging from anger management to photojournalism to calculus.

Outside of working with students, I pursue a career as a comedy writer. For the last 18 months I’ve written for the satire website Runt Of The Web, and I am currently writing my first book, a humorous workbook of math problems for adults. I also perform with the sketch comedy group Dallas Spiders Club and on my own as a stand-up comic.

In my spare time, I am a big-time sports nerd. My favorite sport to watch is baseball (so many numbers!); my favorite to play is basketball. I also enjoy teaching myself guitar and piano, folding Origami, and attempting to solve my Rubik’s Cube.

Thank you very much for reading! I would love the opportunity to speak with you soon.

Sincerely,
Mike
I’m Mike. I have been tutoring professionally since October 2013 — shortly after I graduated from NYU. I mainly tutor ACT & SAT prep, but I have also tutored for the ISEE, SSAT, GRE, TASC, & SAT II Math (Levels 1 & 2), in addition to various academic subjects (mostly in math).

As a tutor, I believe my main strengths are:
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Skokie, IL 60076

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Nicholas, Chicago, IL on 10/13/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, GRE, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, ISEE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

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New York University
Drama

Education

New York University (Drama)

Fabulous tutor!

Mike is helping my daughters tremendously as they prepare for the SATs and ACTs. He is extremely effective and also very personable. We highly recommend him! Mike is a fabulous tutor!

— Nicholas, Chicago, IL on 10/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $54.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 30 miles of Skokie, IL 60076.