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Adam M.

Swartz Creek, MI

$40/hour

Knowledgeable Language Tutor for English, Spanish, ESL, and Test Prep

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Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)
Spanish
Michigan State University
Graduate Coursework
Bob Jones University Greenville, SC
Master's

Education

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI) (Spanish)

Michigan State University (Graduate Coursework)

Bob Jones University Greenville, SC (Master's)

About Adam

I want to share my love for writing, language and literature with others.

I received a BA in Spanish from Hillsdale College in 2004 and an MA in English Language and Literature in 2008. My training in linguistics and foreign languages gives me the skills to understand how students learn languages.

I have traveled to several Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, Peru, and Mexico. Through studying language, we understand more fully our own language. Students also learn to look at the world differently by studying different cultures.

Writing is one of my favorite subjects to teach. In graduate school, I assisted in writing instruction and helped dozens of new college students improve their writing skills. Writing is important not just for school, but also for a lifetime of communicating ideas to others. With practice and patience, students can learn to communicate their ideas to other people.

I have also served as a volunteer tutor for adult learners of English as a Second Language. Although English can be a hard language to learn, it can be learned in steps.

Please let me know if you would like help with understanding literature. I have studied both English and Spanish literature and am familiar with literary themes and criticism.

To ensure a safe environment I prefer to meet at a school or library. Sessions generally last an hour, unless otherwise requested. Please advise me within 24 hours of any changes in schedule. Lessons can be rescheduled as needed.

I look forward to helping you learn and succeed!
I want to share my love for writing, language and literature with others.

I received a BA in Spanish from Hillsdale College in 2004 and an MA in English Language and Literature in 2008. My training in linguistics and foreign languages gives me the skills to understand how students learn languages.

I have traveled to several
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Math:
GED
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Religion, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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 have taken undergraduate Bible courses and graduate theology courses at a Christian college and seminary. Relevant courses include the Poetic Books, Biblical worldviews, and preaching practice. All these courses required memorization of dozens of verses or chapters. During that time I preached expository messages and taught Bible lessons to children. I also assisted in evaluating and writing copy for religious textbooks.

An effective method for teaching the Bible begins with understanding the overarching narrative structure of creation, fall, and redemption of man. Stories in the biblical accounts of the Old and New testament fit within the framework: Adam and Eve, Samson, David, and others.

I like helping students memorize Bible passages. Tactics such as repetition, rhythmic patterns, mnemonic aids, and kinesthetic activities help students remember verses. While memorization is important, it is more important that students understand what they are learning. I enjoy explaining the verses in context of the Bible stories and overall themes of the Bible.

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored students in ESL, writing, and literature for the past few years and have also taught literature and composition classes on the beginning college level.
I earned a Master's degree in English Language and Literature with relevant coursework in ESL training and linguistics in 2008.

Spanish

I received a BA in Spanish in 2004 and a MA in English language and literature in 2008. I have studied abroad and have traveled to several Spanish-speaking countries, too. My study and training in linguistics gives me the skills to understand how students learn languages.

Writing

While in grad school, I taught composition classes on the beginning college level for a year. After graduation, I facilitated online literature courses for a university. Additionally, over the last 10 years I have helped guide adult ESL students in writing for both everyday use and academic use. I have also tutored college and high school students for class assignments.

I help students learn to write by finding what is important to them. Often students just need to form their argument in their own words. Once that is established, then I show them how to build an outline that explains why and how their thesis is important. After that we fulfill the ideas by demonstration through examples and citations. Finally, we work on the mechanical structure of the essay.

I believe all students can learn to write well with the appropriate time and practice.

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)
Spanish
Michigan State University
Graduate Coursework
Bob Jones University Greenville, SC
Master's

Education

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI) (Spanish)

Michigan State University (Graduate Coursework)

Bob Jones University Greenville, SC (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 14 miles of Swartz Creek, MI 48473.