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Michael S.

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$80/hour

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Connecticut College
Philosophy, German Studies
New School For Social Research
Enrolled

Education

Connecticut College (Philosophy, German Studies)

New School For Social Research (Enrolled)

About Michael

Hello!

My name is Michael S. I am a psychology masters student at The New School for Social Research.

Whether it be for a cover letter, a college or graduate school application, or a college or graduate school paper, I am excited to help make your writing more concise, understandable and persuasive. Together, we can work on organization and delivery, making your writing stand out, understanding what your readers are looking for, and other things you might be struggling with. Furthermore, I can also provide proofreading and editing. These are all skills I had to master as a philosophy major if I wanted to make a convincing critique or argument. They are also what helped me get a Fulbright scholarship, multiple job offers and positions, and acceptance into multiple graduate programs.

After I evaluate your current abilities and we discuss what your objectives are, we can decide how you want to proceed. The lessons can be as slow and relaxed or as intense and difficult as you'd like. I will work with whatever it is you want out of each lesson and am also happy to give you my own input on how we should approach your goals.

Below is a little background about myself:

From 2011-2012, I taught middle school and high school English as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Dresden, Germany. Back in New York, I taught German as a foreign language at Fluent City from 2014-2015. I have experience teaching groups as well as giving one-on-one lessons.

In the past years I've helped my wife with her personal statement for her medical school applications and she was accepted into medical school. When she changed her mind and decided to apply for a PhD in Psychology, I helped her with her personal statement for those applications as well, and she was recently accepted into a PhD program. Whether you need help with applications or school papers, the main reason you would want to work with me is that, in addition to helping you with your writing, I will give you the tools to help you become a more self-sufficient writer.

Contact me today so we can schedule your first session! I look forward to meeting you.
Hello!

My name is Michael S. I am a psychology masters student at The New School for Social Research.

Whether it be for a cover letter, a college or graduate school application, or a college or graduate school paper, I am excited to help make your writing more concise, understandable and persuasive. Together, we can work on
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10032
Background Check: Passed
Music:
Drums
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drums

I have taken drum lessons throughout middle school, high school and college. Throughout middle school and high school I played in the school orchestra and percussion ensemble as well as rock bands outside of school. In college I played in various rock bands as well as the college New Music Percussion Ensemble. During my Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Dresden, Germany from 2011-2012, I taught weekly, after school, group drum lessons. In addition to the twelve plus years of drums, which include learning, playing and teaching experience, I am currently still playing the drums as well as writing my own music. Finally, I have suffered and successfully recovered from drumming related injuries in the past. This helped me gain valuable (though not necessarily pleasant) experience and knowledge in how drumming related injuries occur, the measures one can take to best prevent them from happening and how one can treat and recover from these injuries. So, in addition to being qualified to teach drums, I will ground all of my lessons in the general principles safe drumming, which is invaluable information if one wants longevity and happiness playing the drums.

German

In college, one of my majors was German. The topics I studied include the following: The German Enlightenment into German Romanticism, Terrorism in Germany: Red Army Faction, Adolescents in Contemporary Germany, Austria in Text and Film, Vienna Past and Present. Furthermore, I was rated as speaking German at the level of “Advanced High” after taking the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Exam for German. Finally, in the summer of 2012 I completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, where I spent 9 months in Dresden, Germany.

In addition to English, German is my mother tongue. Therefore I am best suited to help students at the more intermediate to advanced level of German who want to improve their speaking and reading skills. Depending on the level and willingness of the student, I can teach lessons in which the only language spoken is German. During tutoring sessions I can work on pronunciation, conversation and reading comprehension with students. Furthermore, I am also very familiar with German films, music and literature. I can bring these materials to lessons, since they are valuable aids for becoming familiar with German culture and thus for gaining a better understanding of the German language.

Connecticut College
Philosophy, German Studies
New School For Social Research
Enrolled

Education

Connecticut College (Philosophy, German Studies)

New School For Social Research (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10032.