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TOP 10% WYZANT TUTOR!!! OVER 620 FIVE STAR RATINGS!!! ACT/SAT!!!
Michael W.

2,054 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $70

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Michael W.'s Photo

TOP 10% WYZANT TUTOR!!! OVER 620 FIVE STAR RATINGS!!! ACT/SAT!!!
TOP 10% WYZANT TUTOR!!! OVER 620 FIVE STAR RATINGS!!! ACT/SAT!!!
Michael W.

2,054 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,054 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Michael


Bio

I mostly work with students now on the ACT & SAT.

For the ACT, we will go over content that you must know for English & Math. For ex, there are specific reasons when to use a comma. Most likely, you were never taught that. In order to improve your score on the English section, you must learn and study that content. We will work on specific strategies for the Reading and Science sections. Once you feel confident with that information, we will work on concepts such as time management,...

I mostly work with students now on the ACT & SAT.

For the ACT, we will go over content that you must know for English & Math. For ex, there are specific reasons when to use a comma. Most likely, you were never taught that. In order to improve your score on the English section, you must learn and study that content. We will work on specific strategies for the Reading and Science sections. Once you feel confident with that information, we will work on concepts such as time management, focus, endurance, and overall test taking skills.

For the SAT, we will follow a similar format; however, the tests are slightly different. We will focus on those areas of need to develop your skills to improve your confidence and score.

For the GRE, most adult learners have forgotten general math concepts as well as grammar rules/vocab. We will study this info. Because you want to go to graduate school, you will be motivated to study this material in order to get your Master's Degree.

I have a Bachelors in Psychology. I have 2 Masters. One is in HR/Training, and the other degree is a MBA.

I have many years of experience tutoring online and in person. I do not charge for cancellations if we work online. I also will reduce my hourly rate if you refer me other students such as your friends/family members/school acquaintances. I can go over this info more by email/phone.

I look forward to working with you.


Education

UNIV OF IL
Psychology
UNIV OF IL
Masters
UNIV OF IL
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Rate details: Split pricing with a group session. Please ask a friend.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/9/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taken many tests over the years. I had to balance work, family, and other issues in order to successfully pass these tests. I have 5 insurance designations which composed about 30 tests. I have 2 graduate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Over that time period, I took various tests in many subjects and successfully completed them. I have excellent time management skills and can help provide strategies to students to pass tests. It will include hard skills (math, science) and soft skills such as ways to approach tests, how to pick answers on multiple choice tests, how to write essay exams.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

We will go over comma rules (there are at least 6 you must know), semi-colons, colons, apostrophes, dashes, and hyphens. We will discuss strategies such as active voice, conciseness, word choice, vocabulary, tone, being specific, rhetoric, and other related concepts. We willl go over the structure of the English section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

First, I'll have you do a passage untimed as if it's a school assignment. Once I know your score on that passage, we will determine whether to focus on the time aspect of the test or general understanding. If it's the latter, then we'll go over methods to improve your reading ability. Once you feel confident with that, we'll discuss ways to focus on the timing. Once you feel confident with that, we'll focus on back-to-back passages, endurance, and being a careful reader.
English,

English

I have a strong grasp of the English language in issues related to grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. I also continue to learn new languages so I can further see how they compare to English.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For many students, the challenge here is on older passages. You'll find one or two passages written prior to World War 2. Many students struggle on these passage types because of the way people used to speak and write back then. We will discuss how you can annotate these passages to improve your understanding. Then, I'll have you do a passage untimed as if it's a school assignment. Once I know your score on that passage, we will determine whether to focus on the time aspect of the test or general understanding. If it's the latter, then we'll go over methods to improve your reading ability. Once you feel confident with that, we'll discuss ways to focus on the timing. Once you feel confident with that, we'll focus on back-to-back passages, endurance, and being a careful reader.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have a strong background in writing in the school setting along with creative writing. I can help you form essays using an agenda, thesis statements, concluding summary, etc.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
English,

English

I have a strong grasp of the English language in issues related to grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. I also continue to learn new languages so I can further see how they compare to English.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

We will review the algebra, charts, geometry, and other content.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For many students, the challenge here is on older passages. You'll find one or two passages written prior to World War 2. Many students struggle on these passage types because of the way people used to speak and write back then. We will discuss how you can annotate these passages to improve your understanding. Then, I'll have you do a passage untimed as if it's a school assignment. Once I know your score on that passage, we will determine whether to focus on the time aspect of the test or general understanding. If it's the latter, then we'll go over methods to improve your reading ability. Once you feel confident with that, we'll discuss ways to focus on the timing. Once you feel confident with that, we'll focus on back-to-back passages, endurance, and being a careful reader.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taken many tests over the years. I had to balance work, family, and other issues in order to successfully pass these tests. I have 5 insurance designations which composed about 30 tests. I have 2 graduate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Over that time period, I took various tests in many subjects and successfully completed them. I have excellent time management skills and can help provide strategies to students to pass tests. It will include hard skills (math, science) and soft skills such as ways to approach tests, how to pick answers on multiple choice tests, how to write essay exams.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

If you don't like math or find it challenging, then you really need a confidence boost to help you get the score you want. In school, you probably are trying to get A's and B's on your tests. You can follow a similar process here, but you aim for a C+. What does that mean? Each test is difference, but if you can get about 47 of the 60 questions right, then you should be around the 29/30 score range for math. Can you get a C+ on this section? Of course you can!!! Nearly 40% of the test is pre-algebra/Algebra 1 type questions. You can get almost all of those right. You probably forgot it. The remaining part consists of Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry. If you're a junior, then you are currently taking this area of math or just recently did. There may be a few problems you don't know how to do on the test. That's ok, We need to work on your recall of prior sections and reduce your silly mistakes. It does take practice, but you can get there!!!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
SAT Math

SAT Math

We will review the algebra, charts, geometry, and other content.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
English,

English

I have a strong grasp of the English language in issues related to grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. I also continue to learn new languages so I can further see how they compare to English.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taken many tests over the years. I had to balance work, family, and other issues in order to successfully pass these tests. I have 5 insurance designations which composed about 30 tests. I have 2 graduate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Over that time period, I took various tests in many subjects and successfully completed them. I have excellent time management skills and can help provide strategies to students to pass tests. It will include hard skills (math, science) and soft skills such as ways to approach tests, how to pick answers on multiple choice tests, how to write essay exams.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taken many tests over the years. I had to balance work, family, and other issues in order to successfully pass these tests. I have 5 insurance designations which composed about 30 tests. I have 2 graduate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Over that time period, I took various tests in many subjects and successfully completed them. I have excellent time management skills and can help provide strategies to students to pass tests. It will include hard skills (math, science) and soft skills such as ways to approach tests, how to pick answers on multiple choice tests, how to write essay exams.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

Some students find the Science section challenging. It's the last test, and many test takers are tired by then. I will show you how to do the chart/data parts of the test. All of my student have found it much easier and interesting compared to how they complete it now. There's another section that is very similar to a reading passage. We'll go over ways to organize your questions here to save you time, energy, and probably get more of the questions right.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taken many tests over the years. I had to balance work, family, and other issues in order to successfully pass these tests. I have 5 insurance designations which composed about 30 tests. I have 2 graduate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Over that time period, I took various tests in many subjects and successfully completed them. I have excellent time management skills and can help provide strategies to students to pass tests. It will include hard skills (math, science) and soft skills such as ways to approach tests, how to pick answers on multiple choice tests, how to write essay exams.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took many math classes in high school and calculus in college.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

We will review the algebra, charts, geometry, and other content.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taken many tests over the years. I had to balance work, family, and other issues in order to successfully pass these tests. I have 5 insurance designations which composed about 30 tests. I have 2 graduate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Over that time period, I took various tests in many subjects and successfully completed them. I have excellent time management skills and can help provide strategies to students to pass tests. It will include hard skills (math, science) and soft skills such as ways to approach tests, how to pick answers on multiple choice tests, how to write essay exams.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

We will go over comma rules (there are at least 6 you must know), semi-colons, colons, apostrophes, dashes, and hyphens. We will discuss strategies such as active voice, conciseness, word choice, vocabulary, tone, being specific, rhetoric, and other related concepts. We willl go over the structure of the English section.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

If you don't like math or find it challenging, then you really need a confidence boost to help you get the score you want. In school, you probably are trying to get A's and B's on your tests. You can follow a similar process here, but you aim for a C+. What does that mean? Each test is difference, but if you can get about 47 of the 60 questions right, then you should be around the 29/30 score range for math. Can you get a C+ on this section? Of course you can!!! Nearly 40% of the test is pre-algebra/Algebra 1 type questions. You can get almost all of those right. You probably forgot it. The remaining part consists of Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry. If you're a junior, then you are currently taking this area of math or just recently did. There may be a few problems you don't know how to do on the test. That's ok, We need to work on your recall of prior sections and reduce your silly mistakes. It does take practice, but you can get there!!!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

First, I'll have you do a passage untimed as if it's a school assignment. Once I know your score on that passage, we will determine whether to focus on the time aspect of the test or general understanding. If it's the latter, then we'll go over methods to improve your reading ability. Once you feel confident with that, we'll discuss ways to focus on the timing. Once you feel confident with that, we'll focus on back-to-back passages, endurance, and being a careful reader.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Some students find the Science section challenging. It's the last test, and many test takers are tired by then. I will show you how to do the chart/data parts of the test. All of my student have found it much easier and interesting compared to how they complete it now. There's another section that is very similar to a reading passage. We'll go over ways to organize your questions here to save you time, energy, and probably get more of the questions right.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have been helping students with the ACT and SAT. I can apply those skills to the pre-entrance exams as well. I also have taken many entrance exams over the years such as GRE, LSAT, etc. I have various strategies that can help your son/daughter.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

We will review the algebra, charts, geometry, and other content.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For many students, the challenge here is on older passages. You'll find one or two passages written prior to World War 2. Many students struggle on these passage types because of the way people used to speak and write back then. We will discuss how you can annotate these passages to improve your understanding. Then, I'll have you do a passage untimed as if it's a school assignment. Once I know your score on that passage, we will determine whether to focus on the time aspect of the test or general understanding. If it's the latter, then we'll go over methods to improve your reading ability. Once you feel confident with that, we'll discuss ways to focus on the timing. Once you feel confident with that, we'll focus on back-to-back passages, endurance, and being a careful reader.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have a strong background in writing in the school setting along with creative writing. I can help you form essays using an agenda, thesis statements, concluding summary, etc.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (674 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
(43)
3 star
(4)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews

great tutor, sure improvement

Great work, nick already notices a difference and is wanting more lessons. I am sure nicks next act exam will show improvement and higher scores.

Jason, 4 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and specialized tutor

Micheal is very specific on subject matter which is important for teens. He identified areas needed improvement and worked on those with specific exercises and feedback. His tutoring style fits the very busy schedule of high school students. He took the time to learn about his student in first lesson which was helpful. We look for way working with him more.

Farida, 3 lessons with Michael

Excellent Tutor for Teens

Michael helped my 16 year old high school junior with an involved project for his English Honors course; breaking down concepts into digestible and retainable bites so my son was able to take the direction and retain it. My son really responded to his style which built instant credibility. We will be using Michael again for sure.

Stephanie, 8 lessons with Michael

Thank you for being so helpful!!

Thanks so much for being so supportive and patient with my Daughter!! You are an excellent tutor. She will definitely continue to work with you on SAT/ ACT and Thank you for the extra help in Mathematics.

Jeanette, 4 lessons with Michael

very patient

Our first meeting. My daughter liked Michael’s approach. We will continue with him in preparation for the ACT/SAT tests

Carmen, 14 lessons with Michael

Very patient and knowledgeable tutor

Before This tutor , we have tried three other SAT tutors and never achieved any meaningful improvement. My son instantly enjoyed the first class offered by Michael and totally got the point . He has seen progress so obviously within a few classes. I would definitely recommend this tutor to anyone who is trying to get improvement on reading / writing score from around 600 to the 750+ Zone Before the test date. You will see big improvement within a few classes! Best SAT tutor money investment ever!!

Yuliang, 17 lessons with Michael

Gave me pointers to help me get the best score

Michael W. assisted me with preparation for the ACT. I had previously scored very well on the math portions of the SAT, but needed assistance with the English and Reading portion. Michael helped me focus on the areas I needed. We worked on time management, and he gave me pointers to help me get the best score. I ultimately received a score of 34, with a 35 on the English portion. His assistance definitely helped me improve. I would recommend him to other students looking to raise their score.

Daniel, 6 lessons with Michael

Awesome tutor

Michael was a great tutor - He was very flexible with his scheduling and gave me tips for improving my score on the English portion of the SAT - He worked through reading passages with me to build up my endurance and maintain focus - Can't say enough good things about Michael W and I really appreciated his help

Steven, 4 lessons with Michael

Extremely knowledgeable

Michael is what one would call a Subject Matter Expert in ACT tutoring. His techniques and strategies are on-point. His ability to simplify complex concepts are simply amazing. I look forward to applying the techniques I've learned during our sessions to improve my ACT score.

Frantz, 9 lessons with Michael
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