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Michael D.

Interdisciplinary professional bridging gaps between subjects

Interdisciplinary professional bridging gaps between subjects

$45/hour

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Hello, my name is Michael and I look forward to the opportunity to assist you master your classes and achieve academic success. I grew up outside Raleigh, NC and graduated Summa Cum Laude with All University Honors in May 2019 from High Point University where I studied Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness. While enrolled at HPU, I was a 4-year member of the Honors Scholar Program and Dean's List Recipient. As an honors scholar, my curriculum differed from that of a...

Hello, my name is Michael and I look forward to the opportunity to assist you master your classes and achieve academic success. I grew up outside Raleigh, NC and graduated Summa Cum Laude with All University Honors in May 2019 from High Point University where I studied Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness. While enrolled at HPU, I was a 4-year member of the Honors Scholar Program and Dean's List Recipient. As an honors scholar, my curriculum differed from that of a typical Exercise Science student. The Honors Scholar Program used an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate education focusing on a detailed understanding of the relationship between multiple subjects rather than emphasizing an isolated focus on a single subject. Through this qualitatively different approach to academics, I gained a significant understanding of the fields of English, history, philosophy, sociocultural studies and writing. It is my passion to help others develop a passion for the process of learning itself. Once the spark for the love of learning is lit, academic progress grows exponentially.

As an individual with Tourette's who still frequently experiences involuntary complex motor tics, I understand the difficulties many students face in the modern school environment. Using concepts learned from my positions as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Autism Exercise Specialist and Registered Behavior Technician, I can create, implement and modify teaching plans for the individual needs of the students I work with. Working with tutors as a child enabled me to achieve success in academia, opening doors which would have almost certainly been closed in my personal and professional lives, and therefore helped me to live a better life. I look forward to assisting you in your academic progress and hope to talk to you soon!


Education

High Point University
Exercise Science
Auckland University of Technology
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Subjects

English

Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

Although I am currently employed as a fitness director and received a degree in Exercise Science, my passion lies in Sociocultural Studies. Social studies are an essential component for any student to learn to grasp a full understanding of current affairs and the previous events which shape the present. I look forward to using my passion to assist you in your academic pursuits.
American History, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Writing

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Writing

Other

Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

An understanding of Human Anatomy is essential for any student wishing to pursue academic or professional experience in the health sciences. Without the solid foundation which a mastery of anatomy provided, I would not have been able to graduate with All University Honors and Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health and Wellness. Don't let a lack of anatomy knowledge slow your academic achievements and professional progress. Schedule your first session today!
Nutrition,

Nutrition

I have professional expertise in assisting with the creation, implementation and maintenance of performance nutrition plans. Posses a deep understanding of nutritional intakes to achieve individual goals and behavioral/psychological strategies most conducive to nutritional success. Academic courses taken include Sports Nutrition (A) and Food as Medicine (Pass with Distinction). Psychological aspects of nutrition mastered in courses such as Health Behavior Change (A) and Sociocultural Aspects of Obesity (A).
Physiology,

Physiology

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Level 1 Performance Weightlifting Coach
Philosophy

Special Needs

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Current Certified Autism Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. I use evidence-based strategies from disciplines such as ABA Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy to increase physical activity levels and outcomes for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Formerly employed as a RBT at an early intervention pediatric clinic where I implemented specific ABA treatment protocols at the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Sports/Recreation

Bodybuilding,

Bodybuilding

I am a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with experience developing and implementing training programs for physique athletes. Advocate for an evidence-based approach to resistance training for hypertrophy and weight cutting strategies. Posses a deep understanding of effective cardio, diet and resistance training methods. Knowledgeable about performance supplements and how to include supplements in well-rounded diet and training program. Competed in natural bodybuilding show when 17 years old.
Fitness,

Fitness

Currently employed as Fitness Director at a commercial gym in Holly Springs, NC. I'm a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Weightlifting Certified Level 1 Performance Coach. Possess expertise in exercise programming, resistance training methods and technique, periodization and human movement.
Nutrition

Nutrition

I have professional expertise in assisting with the creation, implementation and maintenance of performance nutrition plans. Posses a deep understanding of nutritional intakes to achieve individual goals and behavioral/psychological strategies most conducive to nutritional success. Academic courses taken include Sports Nutrition (A) and Food as Medicine (Pass with Distinction). Psychological aspects of nutrition mastered in courses such as Health Behavior Change (A) and Sociocultural Aspects of Obesity (A).

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Writing

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Response time: 10 hours

$45/hour

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Michael D.

$45/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Michael

Response time: 10 hours