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Michael L.

Flushing, NY


A Math/English/Philosophy tutor willing to go the extra mile

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Queens College, CUNY


Queens College, CUNY (Philosophy)

About Michael

Hi! I'm Mike, and I want to tutor you! I have several years' experience working with students from Kindergarten kids up through college undergrads. I started tutoring logic and philosophy in the Academic Support Lab (ASL) at Queens College, CUNY (2009-2012) but my interest in learning and helping others learn dates to a much earlier time.

From my earliest school days, I've been enamored both by the elegance of math, and by the beauty of language, so an appreciation for those subjects, and an ability to accessibly teach them followed.

I love helping younger students (K-12) and had the opportunity to work with them in a variety of subjects. I've made strides with students in Math, English, and Social Studies.

On the college level, I've helped students struggling with a variety of issues in Business, Art History, (general) History, Sociology, and Political Science. And among college students, above all else, I adore the chances that I have tutoring philosophy students (I took over two dozen philosophy courses as an undergrad, majored in the subject, and graduated with high honors). If you are being baffled by any of the following names (Plato, the Forms, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, epistemology, metaphysics, Existentialism, ethics) or anything else pertaining to philosophy, I'm your guy!

I know that if you work with me, you will have a dedicated tutor who will help you achieve your highest academic potential. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi! I'm Mike, and I want to tutor you! I have several years' experience working with students from Kindergarten kids up through college undergrads. I started tutoring logic and Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Flushing, NY 11355
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Logic,
Literature, Proofreading,
SAT Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have been working with middle and high school math students for over five years. Working as both a privately employed tutor and a tutor reporting to an agency, I have been able to help a great deal of math students having academic difficulties. Whether working with students on the verge of understanding or students with far greater difficulties, I was consistently able to make strides with students. I can happily report significant progress on the part of all of my algebra students.


As a Philosophy major, I produced dozens of pages for term papers and other assignments. I have been helping students (many of them non-native speakers) with English mechanics and style since 2009. I've worked in several contexts. These include tutoring for a higher education institution (Queens College, CUNY) and privately. I am a patient and engaging tutor, and I approach each student as an individual case, making sure that we work at the appropriate pace.


Being cognizant of the rules of grammar is essential to any student trying to succeed in the classroom or beyond. I have been able to use my understanding of English grammar in several contexts, including academic and professional contexts. While working on ELA material with K-12 students, or even going over work with college students, I have been able to point out grammatical errors to many students, leading to progress in students' writing later. I am happy to lend my expertise in English-language-related subjects to any students who are having a hard time with those areas.


I tutored logic as a tutor in the Academic Support Lab (ASL) at Queens College, CUNY from 2009-2012. I have both undergraduate and graduate logic coursework on my transcript. In addition, I have read a variety of logic textbooks. Since I was the only logic tutor at the college, I was responsible for helping students from a wide variety of competency levels and students who had come from classes with very different approaches towards teaching the material. I have extensive experience with all of the material covered in a basic logic course, and then some.


I graduated with a B.A. in philosophy, with high honors. I have been tutoring students in the subject for five years. I have helped Intro-level and more advanced students is several areas of study. Any area of philosophy (ethical, epistemological, political, etc.), whether classic or contemporary, will be a subject I am thoroughly familiar with.


I have been working with middle and high school math students for over five years. I have worked with several pre-Algebra students with varying degrees of competence in the subject matter. Some students were on the cusp of understanding, but others had much more difficulty with the most basic concepts. I am happy to say that I helped each of these students improve significantly.


I have been a reliable proofreader for my own work and that of others for almost as long as I have been reading and writing. I have been relied upon in my role as a tutor to help students with English difficulties, but I also have earned the trust of superiors in other professional contexts to proofread work. I have had students in ELA and other content areas gain from my assistance in proofreading their work. As mentioned in my profile, I have been employed in multiple academic contexts: private students and students referred to me from my alma mater, Queens College, have been able to benefit from my assistance.


I have read widely in the history of religion and have performed very well in courses such as sociology of religion and philosophy of religion. As a philosophy tutor I have had the chance to work with students on a number of religious texts. I enjoy and look forward to the opportunities of aiding with a Religious Studies assignment.

SAT Reading

I have been helping students since 2009, and am very familiar with the types of questions that are asked on the SAT. I have worked with many high school students on their language skills and have been able to make major strides with all of them.


I studied sociology at the undergraduate level. Although I did not declare the subject as a major or concentration, I took various courses and excelled in sociology. I have helped several undergraduates in the subject since I started tutoring over five years ago.


As a student, I produced many dozens of pages for term papers and other assignments. As a tutor, I have been working on English mechanics and style with K-12 and college students since 2009. Many students, including non-native speakers have been able to benefit from working with me. I look forward to any opportunity to work with a student on writing since it offers the chance for me to improve my own writing at the same time.

Queens College, CUNY


Queens College, CUNY (Philosophy)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Flushing, NY 11355.