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Michael B.

A Friendly, Effective PhD With 10 Years Experience

A Friendly, Effective PhD With 10 Years Experience

$60/hour

  • 55 hours tutoring

  • South Bend, IN 46601

About Michael


Bio

I'm an experienced, friendly tutor and teacher with over a decade of experience. I love guiding students to the "aha! moment" when a concept suddenly becomes clear. I've tutored students ranging in age from elementary school through college, including a number with learning disabilities. I meet students where they're at, and my tutoring style is patient, passionate, and encouraging.

With a PhD in Literature and Writing, I have a vast depth of knowledge in everything related to...

I'm an experienced, friendly tutor and teacher with over a decade of experience. I love guiding students to the "aha! moment" when a concept suddenly becomes clear. I've tutored students ranging in age from elementary school through college, including a number with learning disabilities. I meet students where they're at, and my tutoring style is patient, passionate, and encouraging.

With a PhD in Literature and Writing, I have a vast depth of knowledge in everything related to reading, writing, and the humanities. I can help students with any kind of essay assignments, including essays that are due the next day.

I also have vast experience with test prep. I scored 800 on the SAT Verbal and 1530 overall (in the old, 1600-point scoring system), and I've excelled on the GRE and GRE Literature Subject Test as well.

I've helped students improve their SAT score by over 200 points, and students I've helped have been admitted to Cambridge, Yale, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and other elite universities. I'm able to teach students strategies that will help them crack any standardized test and greatly improve their scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. I am able to help with the entire application process, from school selection to application organizing to editing the Common App essay and other materials.

I've also taught at USC, Saint Mary's, and IUSB, and I also have experience tutoring math, science, and many other subjects as well. My specialty areas include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, history, social studies, English and reading.

I have mastery of a wide variety of subjects, and my years of experience with the SAT and ACT have taught me tricks and strategies to help students dramatically improve their scores.

In everything, I'm prompt, efficient, prepared, and organized. At the same time, I'm calm, patient, and friendly, willing to work with students at their own pace, explaining or demonstrating something as many times as necessary.

Students have described me as: "best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “really passionate,” and “very clear, articulate.”

I'm looking forward to working with you! Contact me, and we'll turn your weaknesses into strengths.


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  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: $25-60/Hour depending on subject and location
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/25/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I've worked recently with students on the GMAT, and I've helped students who've been accepted to graduate programs at Yale, Notre Dame, University of Chicago, UCLA, Tufts, UC-Berkeley, and elsewhere.
GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

I've worked recently with students on the GMAT, and I've helped students who've been accepted to graduate programs at Yale, Notre Dame, University of Chicago, UCLA, Tufts, UC-Berkeley, and elsewhere.
Grammar

Grammar

I've worked as an editor and writing tutor for over ten years. This experience has given me a deep knowledge of grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and clarity. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. My teaching has given me insight into how to explain grammar rules clearly, helping students learn to avoid mistakes.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have deep experience with every aspect of elementary math.
Grammar,

Grammar

I've worked as an editor and writing tutor for over ten years. This experience has given me a deep knowledge of grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and clarity. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. My teaching has given me insight into how to explain grammar rules clearly, helping students learn to avoid mistakes.
Reading

Reading

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing, and have taught reading and writing to over five hundred students. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.” I've also trained in the Lindamood-Bell method of teaching reading and writing, which uses sensory-cognitive imaging to build students' phonemic awareness, vocabulary, memory, and comprehension.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I've worked as an editor and writing tutor for over ten years. This experience has given me a deep knowledge of grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and clarity. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. My teaching has given me insight into how to explain grammar rules clearly, helping students learn to avoid mistakes.
Reading,

Reading

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing, and have taught reading and writing to over five hundred students. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.” I've also trained in the Lindamood-Bell method of teaching reading and writing, which uses sensory-cognitive imaging to build students' phonemic awareness, vocabulary, memory, and comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I received a 1530 (out of 1600) on the SAT, including a perfect 800 on the verbal section. I've helped students who've been admitted to top schools including Yale, Northwestern, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, UC-Berkeley and Tufts. I was an English major in college, and I also have a PhD in Literature and Writing. For nearly a decade, I've also taught college writing at a variety of institutions, including USC, IUSB, and Saint Mary's.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and I've worked as a writing tutor for over ten years, helping students in every aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming and research to thesis development, structure, and editing. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.”
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Writing

History

Geography

Homeschool

Geometry,

Geometry

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of geometry includes graphing, right triangle rules, calculating area and volume, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have deep experience with every aspect of elementary math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of Pre-Calculus includes multi-variable algebra, graphing, complex numbers, trigonometry, and more.
Reading,

Reading

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing, and have taught reading and writing to over five hundred students. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.” I've also trained in the Lindamood-Bell method of teaching reading and writing, which uses sensory-cognitive imaging to build students' phonemic awareness, vocabulary, memory, and comprehension.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for some time, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have a thorough knowledge of all math subjects covered on the SAT, and my years of experience have taught me how to explain complex ideas simply.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I received a 1530 (out of 1600) on the SAT, including a perfect 800 on the verbal section. I've helped students who've been admitted to top schools including Yale, Northwestern, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, UC-Berkeley and Tufts. I was an English major in college, and I also have a PhD in Literature and Writing. For nearly a decade, I've also taught college writing at a variety of institutions, including USC, IUSB, and Saint Mary's.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and I've worked as a writing tutor for over ten years, helping students in every aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming and research to thesis development, structure, and editing. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.”
English

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of geometry includes graphing, right triangle rules, calculating area and volume, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have deep experience with every aspect of elementary math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of Pre-Calculus includes multi-variable algebra, graphing, complex numbers, trigonometry, and more.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for some time, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have a thorough knowledge of all math subjects covered on the SAT, and my years of experience have taught me how to explain complex ideas simply.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Geometry,

Geometry

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of geometry includes graphing, right triangle rules, calculating area and volume, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have deep experience with every aspect of elementary math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of Pre-Calculus includes multi-variable algebra, graphing, complex numbers, trigonometry, and more.
Reading,

Reading

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing, and have taught reading and writing to over five hundred students. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.” I've also trained in the Lindamood-Bell method of teaching reading and writing, which uses sensory-cognitive imaging to build students' phonemic awareness, vocabulary, memory, and comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and I've worked as a writing tutor for over ten years, helping students in every aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming and research to thesis development, structure, and editing. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.”
English

Other

Geography

Summer

Geometry,

Geometry

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for awhile, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. My knowledge of geometry includes graphing, right triangle rules, calculating area and volume, and more.
Reading,

Reading

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing, and have taught reading and writing to over five hundred students. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.” I've also trained in the Lindamood-Bell method of teaching reading and writing, which uses sensory-cognitive imaging to build students' phonemic awareness, vocabulary, memory, and comprehension.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for some time, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have a thorough knowledge of all math subjects covered on the SAT, and my years of experience have taught me how to explain complex ideas simply.
Writing

Writing

I have a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and I've worked as a writing tutor for over ten years, helping students in every aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming and research to thesis development, structure, and editing. In addition, I've taught college writing at Saint Mary's College, IU-South Bend, and USC, where I was a Writing Program Coordinator, helping to oversee all of USC's college writing courses. In my evaluations, students have said of me, “best teacher I’ve ever had,” “inspired me to improve my writing,” “amazing, brilliant, respectful,” “very kind,” and “very clear, articulate.”

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

I've worked recently with students on the GMAT, and I've helped students who've been accepted to graduate programs at Yale, Notre Dame, University of Chicago, UCLA, Tufts, UC-Berkeley, and elsewhere.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have ten years of tutoring experience in elementary and higher math. I was a math major in college for some time, where I took the most advanced Calculus I and Calculus II courses possible. In high school, I received a grade of A+ in every math class I took, including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Group Theory. I have a thorough knowledge of all math subjects covered on the SAT, and my years of experience have taught me how to explain complex ideas simply.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I received a 1530 (out of 1600) on the SAT, including a perfect 800 on the verbal section. I've helped students who've been admitted to top schools including Yale, Northwestern, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, UC-Berkeley and Tufts. I was an English major in college, and I also have a PhD in Literature and Writing. For nearly a decade, I've also taught college writing at a variety of institutions, including USC, IUSB, and Saint Mary's.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Patient and very helpful

Michael did a great job understanding math problems I was struggling with. He was very patient and even brought a sheet of extra math problems so I could continue to practice. Great lesson!

Allison, 3 lessons with Michael

Flexible and Understanding

Very knowledgeable and patient when working with my son who has ADHD and trouble with English comprehension. He took the time to work with him in a way that helped him understand the material and learn important skills that can be used in all his courses.

Gale, 18 lessons with Michael
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