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Michael T.

Salina, KS

$30/hour

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Kansas Wesleyan University
1. Speech 2. Music

Education

Kansas Wesleyan University (1. Speech 2. Music)

About Michael

I am a 2009 Summa Cum Laude graduate. I majored in Speech (communication) and Music Performance. I am active in the community as a Barbershop Chorus Director, a member of the Salina Municipal Band and Salina Chorale, and employee at Choices Network (residential support) and St. John's Military School (tutor, 4 years).

Students' growth naturally excites me. I work to get my students to enjoy, or at least appreciate, the subject with which I'm helping them. I see myself as a coach who turns weaknesses into strengths.

In math, I teach my students that math is a real and human subject. I remind my students that everyone loves to count: all math can be thought of as the study of movement and counting. I teach my students that learning math well helps them clarify the mist of number confusion when important decisions need to be made.

I *love* teaching test prep. My focus is not on test strategy, it's on helping my students feel confident, yet cautious, about the material. I see my job as teaching my students how much they know. We all take in information; my job is to make my students aware of how to control what they take in.

As a graduated speech major, I still judge debate and forensics for KWU's team. I have previously taught a public speaking course for Cloud County CC, a satellite course at Ell-Saline.
I am a 2009 Summa Cum Laude graduate. I majored in Speech (communication) and Music Performance. I am active in the community as a Barbershop Chorus Director, a member of the Salina Municipal Band and Salina Chorale, and employee at Choices Network (residential support) and St. John's Military School (tutor, 4 years).

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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Salina, KS 67401
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Language:
Spanish
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Music Theory

I was a music major in college, taking 2.5 years of music theory classes. I direct a barbershop chorus; barbershop is a style marked by frequent chord changes. I play in a municipal wind ensemble, as well.

Public Speaking

I was a Speech (communications) major at Kansas Wesleyan University. I taught a Public Speaking course for Cloud County Community College in 2010. I have continued to serve as a judge for the Kansas Wesleyan University Debate & Forensics team for 6 years after graduation. As director of a barbershop chorus, I prepare various presentations as part of my leadership role.

Voice (Music)

I hold a degree in Music Performance from Kansas Wesleyan University. I direct a barbershop harmony chorus and have directed a church choir and several cantatas. I continue my education every year at the Barbershop Harmony Society's premier educational event, Harmony University.

Kansas Wesleyan University
1. Speech 2. Music

Education

Kansas Wesleyan University (1. Speech 2. Music)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Salina, KS 67401.