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Michael C.

Tutor with a BA in English Literature with teaching experience

Tutor with a BA in English Literature with teaching experience

$65/hour

  • Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, NY 11231

About Michael


Bio

For over 23 years, I have taught English and Spanish. I have taught kindergarten through university level and enjoy working with all ages. I lived in Barcelona and Sevilla, Spain for five years, am married to a Spaniard, am fluent in Spanish, and conversant in French, Italian, and Portuguese. I also lived in Saigon, Vietnam and have traveled extensively in Europe and southeast Asia. I have a seven year old daughter, and we are raising her to be bilingual. Language and culture are an essential...

For over 23 years, I have taught English and Spanish. I have taught kindergarten through university level and enjoy working with all ages. I lived in Barcelona and Sevilla, Spain for five years, am married to a Spaniard, am fluent in Spanish, and conversant in French, Italian, and Portuguese. I also lived in Saigon, Vietnam and have traveled extensively in Europe and southeast Asia. I have a seven year old daughter, and we are raising her to be bilingual. Language and culture are an essential part of my life.

In addition, I am a musician (singer, songwriter, guitarist), write about music, and do a podcast about music. I am also a passionate photographer and love to draw. Overall, I consider myself to be a creative, open minded person. I enjoy helping others gain the skills needed to participate as global citizens

I lived in Spain for over five years, am married to a Spaniard, speak Spanish every day, and return to Spain at least twice a year. This gives me deep insight into Spanish language and culture. Having taught English as a Second Language and being a former student, I know firsthand the struggles of learning another language. I have also traveled Spain and Europe extensively and am an expert in Spanish culture.

I have a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Oregon, taught English as a Second Language for ten years, Literature for three years, and have been a freelance journalist for ten years. I love to write poetry, songs, stories, and articles about music.

I have played guitar (acoustic, electric, rhythm, and lead) for over 26 years, perform regularly as a musician, and am well versed in many styles: folk, rock, pop, reggae, blues, country, etc. I was once signed to Island Records, have toured Europe and the USA, and have a deep knowledge of music, the music business, and performance. In addition, I have taught School of Rock to middle school students and helped orchestrate live student performances. I love helping students achieve their artistic and creative goals.


Education

The University of Oregon
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Drawing,

Drawing

I am a lifelong, passionate drawer. I received top grades in Drawing and Art in high school, won blue and gold ribbons for my work in the Boston Globe Student Art Awards, and had my work exhibited in Faneuil Hall in Boston. Using a number of techniques as outlined in the book "Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain" I teach my students not just how to "look" but also how to "see."
Photography,

Photography

I have been an avid photographer for over 20 years and have studied studio, lighting, and darkroom techniques at The New School and The Camera Club of New York. I am also well versed in Photoshop and modern photography techniques. My photographs have accompanied stories in American Dance Media (a magazine about dance), digital and print publications for The Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, and I taught a course on photography to middle school students at The Berkeley Carroll School.
Art History

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have over six years experience as a radio broadcaster, d.j., and news reporter at high school and college stations. Currently, I produce the podcast First Place Radio which features "musicians and creative stripes of all types from Brooklyn and beyond." In addition, I have taught for over 23 years; coaching students in public speaking is a key aspect to classroom learning. Collectively, my experience gives me deep insight on public speaking, enunciation, projection, articulation, confidence, and more.

Computer

Music Production,

Music Production

As a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer of 26 years, I am highly experienced recording music. I have a keen earn for production, mixing, and editing, and use a variety of programs for production and publication. I am passionate about music and enjoy helping students realize their creative goals.
Photography

Photography

I have been an avid photographer for over 20 years and have studied studio, lighting, and darkroom techniques at The New School and The Camera Club of New York. I am also well versed in Photoshop and modern photography techniques. My photographs have accompanied stories in American Dance Media (a magazine about dance), digital and print publications for The Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, and I taught a course on photography to middle school students at The Berkeley Carroll School.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have over six years experience as a radio broadcaster, d.j., and news reporter at high school and college stations. Currently, I produce the podcast First Place Radio which features "musicians and creative stripes of all types from Brooklyn and beyond." In addition, I have taught for over 23 years; coaching students in public speaking is a key aspect to classroom learning. Collectively, my experience gives me deep insight on public speaking, enunciation, projection, articulation, confidence, and more.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taught Spanish and English for over 23 years and have worked with all ages and levels. I lived in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain for five years and am completely fluent. My wife is from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and we return twice a year. I am highly knowledgeable about Spanish language, history, and culture. Aside from the essential skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, my lessons often incorporate music, literature, art, acting, cooking, and technology and can be tailored to meet different learning styles and needs.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I received a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon and taught English Literature and English as a Second Language for over 13 years to children and adults in public and private schools as well as at the university level for The City University of New York (CUNY) and The University of Barcelona. In addition, I am a published journalist, songwriter, and poet. I teach everything from critical essay writing to creative writing. Please contact me and let me help you realize your full writing potential.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.
Literature,

Literature

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages from K-University level students. By providing patient, supportive, constructive criticism, I instill confidence in my students and help them achieve their goals. In addition, I am a writer and have published articles in The NYPress, Elmore Magazine, and have written for various independent school publications.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have over six years experience as a radio broadcaster, d.j., and news reporter at high school and college stations. Currently, I produce the podcast First Place Radio which features "musicians and creative stripes of all types from Brooklyn and beyond." In addition, I have taught for over 23 years; coaching students in public speaking is a key aspect to classroom learning. Collectively, my experience gives me deep insight on public speaking, enunciation, projection, articulation, confidence, and more.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Music History,

Music History

I am a musician, music journalist, and a life long fan of all genres of music including classical, folk, jazz, world, and rock and roll. I avidly read and collect books about the history of music as it informs my practice. In addition, I have worked in live music production for Yale University's Summer School of Music and Art, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Waldorf Astoria, and being an active musician, have a deep knowledge about the music and arts scene in New York. Music is one of my greatest passions which I love sharing with students.
Art History

Homeschool

English,

English

I received a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon and taught English Literature and English as a Second Language for over 13 years to children and adults in public and private schools as well as at the university level for The City University of New York (CUNY) and The University of Barcelona. In addition, I am a published journalist, songwriter, and poet. I teach everything from critical essay writing to creative writing. Please contact me and let me help you realize your full writing potential.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taught Spanish and English for over 23 years and have worked with all ages and levels. I lived in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain for five years and am completely fluent. My wife is from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and we return twice a year. I am highly knowledgeable about Spanish language, history, and culture. Aside from the essential skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, my lessons often incorporate music, literature, art, acting, cooking, and technology and can be tailored to meet different learning styles and needs.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.
Spanish

Spanish

I have taught Spanish and English for over 23 years and have worked with all ages and levels. I lived in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain for five years and am completely fluent. My wife is from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and we return twice a year. I am highly knowledgeable about Spanish language, history, and culture. Aside from the essential skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, my lessons often incorporate music, literature, art, acting, cooking, and technology and can be tailored to meet different learning styles and needs.

Most Popular

English,

English

I received a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon and taught English Literature and English as a Second Language for over 13 years to children and adults in public and private schools as well as at the university level for The City University of New York (CUNY) and The University of Barcelona. In addition, I am a published journalist, songwriter, and poet. I teach everything from critical essay writing to creative writing. Please contact me and let me help you realize your full writing potential.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.
Spanish

Spanish

I have taught Spanish and English for over 23 years and have worked with all ages and levels. I lived in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain for five years and am completely fluent. My wife is from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and we return twice a year. I am highly knowledgeable about Spanish language, history, and culture. Aside from the essential skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, my lessons often incorporate music, literature, art, acting, cooking, and technology and can be tailored to meet different learning styles and needs.

Music

Guitar,

Guitar

I have played guitar (acoustic, electric, rhythm, and lead) for over 26 years, perform regularly as a musician, and am well versed in many styles: folk, rock, pop, reggae, blues, country, etc. I also play bass, ukulele, banjo, and am experienced recording live and in the studio. I was once signed to Island Records, have toured Europe and the USA, and have a deep knowledge of music, the music business, and performance. In addition, I have taught School of Rock to middle school students and orchestrated live student performances. I love helping students achieve their artistic and creative goals.
Music History,

Music History

I am a musician, music journalist, and a life long fan of all genres of music including classical, folk, jazz, world, and rock and roll. I avidly read and collect books about the history of music as it informs my practice. In addition, I have worked in live music production for Yale University's Summer School of Music and Art, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Waldorf Astoria, and being an active musician, have a deep knowledge about the music and arts scene in New York. Music is one of my greatest passions which I love sharing with students.
Music Production,

Music Production

As a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer of 26 years, I am highly experienced recording music. I have a keen earn for production, mixing, and editing, and use a variety of programs for production and publication. I am passionate about music and enjoy helping students realize their creative goals.
Songwriting

Songwriting

For over 26 years, I have been a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. I have written over 100 songs, perform regularly as a musician, and am highly experienced at recording and publishing music. In addition, I have lead School of Rock programs for middle school students, taught private guitar lesson, and greatly enjoy helping students realize their creative goals.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

Having lived and traveled extensively in the USA, Europe, and south east Asia, I have had the great fortune of being exposed to some of the most fantastic cuisines of the world. As a language teacher, I regularly bring my knowledge to the class and have lead cooking workshops on recipes such as Spanish potato-egg omelettes (tortilla) and gazpacho. I cook regularly at home and enjoy trying more challenging recipes from south east Asia. Teaching cooking is one of the best ways for students to understand another culture.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Oregon, taught for over 23 years, and have worked with all ages and levels from kindergarten through university. Through patient, supportive feedback and real time critique, I help my students gain confidence and achieve their academic goals. Please contact me for more information.
Spanish

Spanish

I have taught Spanish and English for over 23 years and have worked with all ages and levels. I lived in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain for five years and am completely fluent. My wife is from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and we return twice a year. I am highly knowledgeable about Spanish language, history, and culture. Aside from the essential skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, my lessons often incorporate music, literature, art, acting, cooking, and technology and can be tailored to meet different learning styles and needs.

$65/hour

Michael C.

$65/hour

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