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SAT Reading and Writing, ACT English and Reading, and Chess Teach
Michael P.

1,720 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $30

Response time: 45 minutes

Michael P.'s Photo

SAT Reading and Writing, ACT English and Reading, and Chess Teach
SAT Reading and Writing, ACT English and Reading, and Chess Teach
Michael P.

1,720 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,720 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Michael


Bio

I am a New York State Certified Grades 7-12 English Language Arts Teacher. I hold a Professional License. I am available for SAT Reading and Writing, ACT English and Reading, and for Chess tutoring. I taught from 1994-2010 at the Suffolk Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York, an alternative high school for at-risk students. I provided one-on - one tutoring to ELA students in grades 7-12 including state examination preparation. Since October of 2011 I have worked as an SAT Reading/Writing...

I am a New York State Certified Grades 7-12 English Language Arts Teacher. I hold a Professional License. I am available for SAT Reading and Writing, ACT English and Reading, and for Chess tutoring. I taught from 1994-2010 at the Suffolk Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York, an alternative high school for at-risk students. I provided one-on - one tutoring to ELA students in grades 7-12 including state examination preparation. Since October of 2011 I have worked as an SAT Reading/Writing tutor and as an ACT English/Reading tutor at the Huntington Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. I am also currently a substitute teacher for the Brentwood Union Free School District in Brentwood, New York.

In the summer months, I work as a chess teacher for a Texas-based company chess education company. I have been employed by this company since 2008 during which time I have taught at 49 chess camps in different states across the country. I am ranked as a Chess Expert by the United States Chess Federation, a title earned by competing in sanctioned chess tournaments. I have also worked as a Chess Tournament Director and have run chess clubs.

I have years of experience in preparing students for the SAT and ACT. I have also helped chess students ages 4-17 and adults both learn how to play chess and improve their game. Whether you need help with solving the grammar errors in the multiple choice SAT and ACT questions, predicting the answers to the sentence completions, or need help with either short or long reading passages I can assist you.

I hold a chess rating of 2082 with the United States Chess Federation. I am an experienced tournament player, teacher, and tournament and chess club director.


Education

Dowling College
English LanguageArts
Dowling College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: I will charge the same rate for 1-2 students. I reserve the right to increase my rate if the student lives further than 15 miles from Bay Shore. Special pricing is possible for multiple lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/29/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I taught at the Suffolk Learning Center, an alternative high school in Bay Shore, New York, from 1994-2010. This job included preparing students for the English Regents Examination, the Reading and Writing RCTs, and the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, and the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Since October of 2011, I have worked as a SAT Reading/Writing teacher and as an ACT English/Reading teacher. I hold the New York State English Language Arts grades 7-12 Professional teaching certification.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I taught from 1994-2010 as an English teacher, grades 7-12, at the Suffolk Learning Center, an alternative high school in Bay Shore, New York. This job included preparing students for the New York State English Regents Examination, the Reading and Writing RCTs, the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, and the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Since October of 2011, I have worked as an SAT Reading/Writing teacher and as an ACT English/Reading teacher at the Huntington Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. I hold the New York State Professional teaching license in English Language Arts grades 7-12.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored at the Huntington Learning Center as an SAT/ACT teacher for 4 years. Before that I taught for 15 years at an alternative high school in Bay Shore.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I taught English grades 7-12 at the Suffolk Learning Center, an alternative high school in Bay Shore, New York, from 1994-2010. This job included preparing students for the New York State English Regents Examination, the Reading and Writing RCTs, and the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT and the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Since October of 2011, I have worked as an SAT Reading/Writing teacher and as an ACT English/Reading teacher at the Huntington Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York.

Homeschool

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I have tutored at the Huntington Learning Center as an SAT/ACT teacher for 4 years. Before that I taught for 15 years at an alternative high school in Bay Shore.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I am ranked as a chess expert by the United States Chess Federation. I have played in many USCF sanctioned chess tournaments. I teach at chess camps in the summer and have also run chess clubs and have directed sanctioned chess tournaments.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I taught at the Suffolk Learning Center, an alternative high school in Bay Shore, New York, from 1994-2010. This job included preparing students for the English Regents Examination, the Reading and Writing RCTs, and the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, and the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Since October of 2011, I have worked as a SAT Reading/Writing teacher and as an ACT English/Reading teacher. I hold the New York State English Language Arts grades 7-12 Professional teaching certification.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I taught from 1994-2010 as an English teacher, grades 7-12, at the Suffolk Learning Center, an alternative high school in Bay Shore, New York. This job included preparing students for the New York State English Regents Examination, the Reading and Writing RCTs, the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, and the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Since October of 2011, I have worked as an SAT Reading/Writing teacher and as an ACT English/Reading teacher at the Huntington Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. I hold the New York State Professional teaching license in English Language Arts grades 7-12.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored at the Huntington Learning Center as an SAT/ACT teacher for 4 years. Before that I taught for 15 years at an alternative high school in Bay Shore.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I taught English grades 7-12 at the Suffolk Learning Center, an alternative high school in Bay Shore, New York, from 1994-2010. This job included preparing students for the New York State English Regents Examination, the Reading and Writing RCTs, and the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT and the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Since October of 2011, I have worked as an SAT Reading/Writing teacher and as an ACT English/Reading teacher at the Huntington Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (408 ratings)
5 star
(388)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews

Knowledge and Patient

Michael has taught my son Chess for more than 9 months now. My son loves his lessons. He would be sad to even miss one class. I really appreciate Michael for nurturing my son's interest in Chess. Michael has clear plans for his teaching. I love how he sends me a summary of each lesson so I can keep track of my son's progress. Michael is knowledge and patient. He teaches discipline, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. I highly recommend him!

Joanne, 35 lessons with Michael

He is patient and explains concepts very clearly

Michael is a very patient teacher and he explains test taking concepts very clearly. He is well worth $33 per hour.

Taha, 1 lesson with Michael

Excellent teacher

I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with Michael and intend to continue studying with him. Michael is an experienced chess player, but more importantly, a great mentor and teacher.

Gur, 1 lesson with Michael

Very knowledgable and pleasant to work with

Michael has helped my daughter to prepare for SAT exam! Thank you so much, Michael for teaching so patiently and interestingly that my daughter wanted to attend the sessions! Also, your lessons are worth much more than what you are asking!!

Tatiana, 12 lessons with Michael

Great tutor!

Highly recommend for tutoring. Michael teaches my son strategy, openings, mid- and end game. He is very patient and thorough, and would strongly recommend him as a chess tutor.

Jennifer, 9 lessons with Michael

a great and knowledgeable teacher!!

Great and knowledgeable teacher and my kids really felt good to work with him and I hope they will get better scores in SAT test!!!

Shazia, 39 lessons with Michael

A good first meeting

Michael connected well with my 12yo son. He evaluated where he was and then taught him a few things to get going. At the end of the time my son turned to be and wanted to sign up for another one right away.

Michael, 13 lessons with Michael

Excellent Tutor

Michael is helping my daughter boost her SAT score. He was patient and detail oriented during her first lesson. We are going to schedule more sessions with him.

Ariana, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable and pleasant

This was a great chess lesson! Michael has a pleasant teaching style that I enjoyed. Plus he is obviously very knowledgeable about the game. Highly recommended!

Bianca, 1 lesson with Michael
Hourly Rate: $30
Response time: 45 minutes
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