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Michael S.

Franklin, IN

$30/hour

Experienced teacher of history, reading, & writing

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Very organized, knowledgeable, very patient, discussions well planned
— Nina, Indianapolis, IN on 4/18/17

$30/Hour


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Beloit College - Wisconsin
History
The National Law Center at George Washington University
J.D.
The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
PhD

Education

Beloit College - Wisconsin (History)

The National Law Center at George Washington University (J.D.)

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (PhD)

About Michael

I'm a retired history professor with extensive teaching experience from the middle school through graduate school. I was graduated from Beloit College where I majored in history, and absorbed the importance of both inspiring lecturing and one-on-one conversation and tutoring. Following my graduation, I earned a law degree from the George Washington University, where I learned I had no desire to be a lawyer, and so earned a Master's Degree in Education from Northwestern University. After a couple of years teaching high school social studies, I returned to graduate school and earned a PhD in history, and spent over twenty years teaching at the university level. After a thirty-year teaching career, I find my greatest love is still inspiring students in whatever way they most need to achieve greater academic success than they had thought they could.

The English language excites me in all its forms, and I have published historical essays, newspaper articles, poems, encyclopedia articles, poems, and songs. I love to help students read and write with more fluency, to the point that they face reading and writing with a confidence and sense of control they had not possessed.

My Phd is in British history, but I've taught much more than that, from middle school to graduate school, including the histories of Japan, the United States, Western Civilization, the World, and the U.S. Constitution; historical research and writing; and how to teach social studies. I want my students to do more than learn names and dates. I want them to engage with the stories that have led us to where we are. The stories are what make the facts live.

I meet students where they are intellectually, and am happy to work with any student, whether he or she needs help in learning how to construct a coherent sentence, write a stronger essay, or learn how to make sense of complex writing in any of the social studies. I also have some experience tutoring students with Asperger Syndrome. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have, or to schedule a lesson. I look forward to hearing from you!
I'm a retired history professor with extensive teaching experience from the middle school through graduate school. I was graduated from Beloit College where I majored in history, and absorbed the importance of both inspiring lecturing and one-on-one conversation and tutoring. Following my graduation, I earned a law degree from the George Read more

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Travels within 30 miles of Franklin, IN 46131
In-person lessons

"Very organized, knowledgeable, very patient, discussions well planned"

- Nina, Indianapolis, IN on 4/18/17
English:
English, Reading,
Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Reading

I tutor reading students at all levels, both for general understanding and subject-specific comprehension.

Writing

I work with writing students at all levels, and am first concerned with making sure they understand the basics of sentence structure, rhythm, and grammar so that they have control over what they want to say. Clear thought and clear expression are interdependent; when a student has difficulty writing, producing quality work, and receiving good grades, is nearly impossible. I start where the student is, see what needs work, and proceed at the student's pace.

Beloit College - Wisconsin
History
The National Law Center at George Washington University
J.D.
The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
PhD

Education

Beloit College - Wisconsin (History)

The National Law Center at George Washington University (J.D.)

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (PhD)

Very organized, knowledgeable, very patient, discussions well planned

Michael is a wonderful teacher by nature, I appreciate his Supper rationales in my practice test, well explained reading comprehension, nice detail discussions, and some useful test-taking strategies pointed out. I really enjoyed his great tutoring, may God bless him and his company. Thanks a million in future I will contact him if the need arise

— Nina, Indianapolis, IN on 4/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Franklin, IN 46131.