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Michael S.

Bloomington, IN

$35/hour

Mr. Mike - Elementary Answers to Elementary Questions

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4 years high school;some college
no
Graduate Coursework
no
Graduate Coursework

Education

4 years high school;some college

no (Graduate Coursework)

no (Graduate Coursework)

About Michael

I graduated from high school in 1983 and have taken some college courses at our local university. I love children and have a history of volunteer work at our local elementary schools while my children were in school. I have done both one-on-one student help as well as full class help. I am skilled in writing and verbal communication. I was in band through my senior year of high school and did some student teaching for my band director at the junior high. I had several opportunities to direct the symphonic and jazz bands, as well. I played the trumpet and french horn in school. I sing, write music, and lead the singing at our church. I have also taught musical sight reading. While in high school, I was complemented many times by my English teacher about how well I wrote. I work well with young people and have a knack for being able to communicate knowledge on a young person's level. Adults have a variety of ways they learn. Children are no different. I am patient while teaching so that I am able to discern each child's learning style. I graduated from high school in 1983 and have taken some college courses at our local university. I love children and have a history of volunteer work at our local elementary schools while my children were in school. I have done both one-on-one student help as well as full class help. I am skilled in writing and verbal communication. I was in band Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Bloomington, IN 47404
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Bible Studies

I teach and preach at our local church. I have taught bible classes and preached sermons on an as-needed basis for many years. I also lead singing at church as well.

General Music

I was in band until my senior year in high school. I directed, at times, both the high school and junior high bands while in school. I have written music and I sing and sight read music.

Microsoft Outlook

As a computer tech for 13+ years, I worked with MS Outlook and supported it for the end user.

Microsoft Windows

As a computer tech for 13+ years, I have worked with many versions of Windows going all the way back to Windows 3.0 up to, and including Windows Vista.

Phonics

Having 2 children of my own, I taught them to read using phonics. I also used phonics in working with elementary children when I volunteered at our local elementary school.

Sight Singing

I can not only read music, but I also read shape note music. I learned to read music in band and choir and I learned to read shape notes in our hymn books at church.

Trumpet

I played trumpet in the jazz band and French horn in the concert band. Both have almost the identical fingerings. French horn is not listed as an instrument, but that was the main instrument I played.

4 years high school;some college
no
Graduate Coursework
no
Graduate Coursework

Education

4 years high school;some college

no (Graduate Coursework)

no (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Bloomington, IN 47404.