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Freeland, MI

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Mike R. Science, Sociology, Athletics, Life Lessons

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Alma College, Alma, MI
Sociology
Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
Master's

Education

Alma College, Alma, MI (Sociology)

Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI (Master's)

About Mike

I have a lifetime of experience in education, athletics and life skills. I have been around education from the day I was born. My father was a teacher, administrator, coach and athletic director. My father was a great role model in how to deal with kids/people. He was more than just an educator to so many people in and outside of our community. Many people tell me that when they see me, they see my dad, what a compliment!!

I have been working with kids all of my life. I started coaching when I was 18 years old. I ran a college prep program for financially disadvantaged kids for five years after college and have over 18 years of teaching experience. Through my work experiences and my role as a father/husband, I have always had a few things that I demand; hard work, taking responsibility for your actions and living life with integrity.

I have a vast experience in working with kids/people of many backgrounds and levels. I truly enjoy helping people learn. One of the best feelings is when you see the expression on someone's face when they have that "ah-ha" moment of understanding a lesson.

I can be flexible with my hours and our meeting place.


I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College with a sociology major and a natural science minor. I also have a masters in middle school science. I hold a lifetime certificate in Physical Science from Texas (I taught 2 years in Harlingen, TX) and Michigan, highly certified in sociology and science (grades 6-12, including biology, chemistry, earth science, physical science. etc.)

I have over 25 years of coaching experience in various sports. I was a four year letter winner at Alma College in both football and baseball and lettered my first year in swimming as a senior. I have coached baseball, softball, football, boys/girls basketball and am currently a varsity golf and wrestling coach.

I feel that I am quite "in tune" with kids and what they go through at school. While I understand the demands of education, I also understand that situations come up, life happens. I have a good ear and know that there may be times that lessons get modified do to how much outside stimulus is happening in your student's life.

I look forward to helping kids grow educationally and personally.
I have a lifetime of experience in education, athletics and life skills. I have been around education from the day I was born. My father was a teacher, administrator, coach and athletic director. My father was a great role model in how to deal with kids/people. He was more than just an educator to so many people in and outside of our community. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Freeland, MI 48623
In-person lessons
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Sociology
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Basketball,
Fitness,
Football,
Golf,
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Baseball

I have played baseball since I was 5 years old. I have played in the Mickey Mantle World Series in Memphis, Tennessee, where our team lost to the Dominican Republic 1-0 and we were awarded the sportsmanship trophy. I also played 4 years of varsity baseball at Alma College and have over 15 years coaching experience from little league to high school varsity.

Basketball

I have coached both boys and girls basketball and played in high school. I coached 2 years of high school girls basketball in Texas at a 5A school. I have also coached 7th/8th grade girls and freshman boys basketball.

Fitness

All off my athletic experiences have helped me to develop a sense of fitness. I have also gained significant knowledge of nutrition through my wife and her practice.

Football

I have eight years of playing experience, including 4 years of college. I spent a fall as a graduate assistant at Alma College before getting my first job as a JV head coach, calling the offense. I also spent a total of 6 years as a defensive coordinator and a special teams coach. I played quarterback most of the time, but also have experience as a running back and wide receiver on offense and played safety/cornerback on defense.

Golf

I learned golf at an early age playing with my dad. I have coached golf for 10 years. I spent my first 2 years as the boys' coach, followed by the last 8 as the girls' coach. My girls' team had a run of 6 straight conference titles and 6 of the 8 years qualifying for the state finals. We have also earned 6 team academic honors and have had 5 individuals earn academic honors.

Sociology

I have a major in sociology from Alma College. I have taught 3 semesters of sociology. I have used my sociology majoring experiences in dealing with people and relationships.

Softball

I have played softball for over 15 years. I also have coaching experience in Texas and in Michigan. I spent 2 years coaching at a 5A school in Texas as the JV coach and was in charge of helping to develop pitchers. I also coached 6 years of softball in Michigan.

Alma College, Alma, MI
Sociology
Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
Master's

Education

Alma College, Alma, MI (Sociology)

Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 15 miles of Freeland, MI 48623.