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TOP 10% WYZANT TUTOR!!! 560 FIVE STAR RATINGS!!! ACT/SAT!!!

TOP 10% WYZANT TUTOR!!! 560 FIVE STAR RATINGS!!! ACT/SAT!!!

$60/hour

  • 1,781 hours tutoring

About Michael


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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

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

In college, I worked in the career counseling center where we would help students and alumni create and improve their resume, mock interviewing, and career searches. My HR experience allowed me to review resumes, conduct real interviews with candidates, and discuss how they could help our company.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have an MBA with a focus in marketing. In my sales job, I have to constantly market myself and our products/services in order to achieve work related and financial goals.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In my prior job, I had meetings with my employees where I would speak in front of up to 80 people at a time. I have performed in front of audiences doing improv comedy thru Second City and other schools. In my sales job, I have given presentations on insurance and finance to customers and at local libraries and events. I feel comfortable speaking in front of a small or large group and can pass some skills on to others.
Series 6

Series 6

I have been in the insurance and financial field for 18 years. I took the series 6 test and passed. I have tutored student in similar financial exams.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

In college, I worked in the career counseling center where we would help students and alumni create and improve their resume, mock interviewing, and career searches. My HR experience allowed me to review resumes, conduct real interviews with candidates, and discuss how they could help our company.
Grammar,

Grammar

Thru WyzAnt, I have tutored students on various writing assignments and different entrance exams. Grammar plays an important role for one to accurately comprehend the writer's meaning. I can help you review grammar in your assignment and give you tips to correct it when needed.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I will review your writing assignments for issues like spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the general meaning/idea of what you intended.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In my prior job, I had meetings with my employees where I would speak in front of up to 80 people at a time. I have performed in front of audiences doing improv comedy thru Second City and other schools. In my sales job, I have given presentations on insurance and finance to customers and at local libraries and events. I feel comfortable speaking in front of a small or large group and can pass some skills on to others.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I enjoy working with kids and have good background in higher level math and science courses.
Grammar,

Grammar

Thru WyzAnt, I have tutored students on various writing assignments and different entrance exams. Grammar plays an important role for one to accurately comprehend the writer's meaning. I can help you review grammar in your assignment and give you tips to correct it when needed.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I've worked with homeschool students in a variety of settings. I mostly work with students on reading, math, and science at the elementary level. We are able to use the current materials that the parent forwards to me, or I can access various content based on the subjects. I've also worked with homeschool students in terms of executive skills such as time and project management as well as ACT/SAT at the high school level.
Reading,

Reading

I enjoy reading and writing. I have a strong grasp on grammar, spelling and other related issues to English.
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.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

By helping students study for various entrance exams, I have increased my overall vocabulary of the English language. I can come up with easy memorization tools for students to learn and recall new vocab words.
Spelling

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.
Grammar,

Grammar

Thru WyzAnt, I have tutored students on various writing assignments and different entrance exams. Grammar plays an important role for one to accurately comprehend the writer's meaning. I can help you review grammar in your assignment and give you tips to correct it when needed.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I will review your writing assignments for issues like spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the general meaning/idea of what you intended.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In my prior job, I had meetings with my employees where I would speak in front of up to 80 people at a time. I have performed in front of audiences doing improv comedy thru Second City and other schools. In my sales job, I have given presentations on insurance and finance to customers and at local libraries and events. I feel comfortable speaking in front of a small or large group and can pass some skills on to others.
Reading,

Reading

I enjoy reading and writing. I have a strong grasp on grammar, spelling and other related issues 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.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

By helping students study for various entrance exams, I have increased my overall vocabulary of the English language. I can come up with easy memorization tools for students to learn and recall new vocab words.
Writing,

Writing

I used to write spec scripts, screenplays, fiction stories, along with essays for school and work related subjects. I can help you write strong statements based on what you are passionate about or what you have to write for a school project.
Spelling

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.
Reading,

Reading

I enjoy reading and writing. I have a strong grasp on grammar, spelling and other related issues to English.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I used to write spec scripts, screenplays, fiction stories, along with essays for school and work related subjects. I can help you write strong statements based on what you are passionate about or what you have to write for a school project.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Spelling

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.
Algebra 2, Geometry

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.
Reading,

Reading

I enjoy reading and writing. I have a strong grasp on grammar, spelling and other related issues to English.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I used to write spec scripts, screenplays, fiction stories, along with essays for school and work related subjects. I can help you write strong statements based on what you are passionate about or what you have to write for a school project.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

I have an MBA with a focus in marketing. In my sales job, I have to constantly market myself and our products/services in order to achieve work related and financial goals.
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.
GED,

GED

I have completed high school and earned 3 college degrees. I am also taking additional science courses, computer science, and language learning as time permits. I can help you pass high school related courses.
Reading,

Reading

I enjoy reading and writing. I have a strong grasp on grammar, spelling and other related issues to English.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I used to write spec scripts, screenplays, fiction stories, along with essays for school and work related subjects. I can help you write strong statements based on what you are passionate about or what you have to write for a school project.
Algebra 2, Geometry

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.
Career Development,

Career Development

In college, I worked in the career counseling center where we would help students and alumni create and improve their resume, mock interviewing, and career searches. My HR experience allowed me to review resumes, conduct real interviews with candidates, and discuss how they could help our company.
GED,

GED

I have completed high school and earned 3 college degrees. I am also taking additional science courses, computer science, and language learning as time permits. I can help you pass high school related courses.
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.
Series 6,

Series 6

I have been in the insurance and financial field for 18 years. I took the series 6 test and passed. I have tutored student in similar financial exams.
SSAT

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


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4.9 (611 ratings)
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Reviews


First Lesson

This was only their first lesson and there were technical difficulties. However, my son said that he was understanding and eager to help him succeed! We are looking forward to working with Michael.

Yvonne, 8 lessons with Michael

Makes reading comprehension easy

Michael has taught me many strategies for reading comprehension. For example, in older passages, a strategy I learned was breaking up the passage in sections and writing summaries on the side of them to make it easier to look back for.

Julio, 10 lessons with Michael

very helpful

Michael addressed and answered all my questions. I am going to contact him for my final paper review. He thought me some short cut to use on the computer and word I didn't know and help me with suggestion for a stronger paper. Thanks Michael

Chris, 2 lessons with Michael

Excellent tutor!

Easy to work with, and really helpful. She is doing so much better with ACT math! Michael has a great way of teaching, she is learning, and retaining he is instruction.

Patricia, 8 lessons with Michael

Supportive and knowledgeable tutor

My teenage daughter (I mention this because she is sensitive to how people talk to her) said Michael was encouraging, supportive, and knowledgeable. She said she got a lot from him in her sessions and anticipates improving her SAT score due to his guidance. We could not ask for more.

David, 2 lessons with Michael

Study Skills

Michael has done a fantastic job helping my son with organization, time management and basic study skills. My son now has a plan and it’s showing up in the classroom as his grades are improving rapidly. We will continue using Michael and highly recommended him.

Dan, 7 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and patient

Michael is working with my 12 years old boy on his writing skills. My son like to work with him and he received already good Feedback from his school teacher. I appreciate also Michael flexibility in planning the lessons.

Silvia , 16 lessons with Michael

Awesome SAT Tutor!!

Michael is helping with SAT preparation for my daughter. He is engaging and interesting and genuinely wants to see my daughter succeed. We have a plan in place that will enable her to be successful in her preparation and confident in her knowledge for the exam.

Maria, 26 lessons with Michael

Knows what he is doing

I’ve only been on his class once and I can really feel he knows what he is doing and will lead me to success. He has various of strategies to help comprehend the reading part.

Mon Ping, 3 lessons with Michael
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$60/hour

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Response time: 4 hours