English/Writing/Reading/Study Habits Tutor
English/Writing/Reading/Study Habits Tutor
I am a patient and knowledgeable teacher, tutor and writer with experience working with students of all levels of aptitude and academic interest. I'm born and raised in New York City, a product of the public schools system. I've worked for many years in both public and charter schools, teaching a diverse group of young learners. I've worked with high achieving students at one of NYC's top Gifted and Talented Programs. I've worked with the diverse population of Jackson Heights, struggling,...
I am a patient and knowledgeable teacher, tutor and writer with experience working with students of all levels of aptitude and academic interest. I'm born and raised in New York City, a product of the public schools system. I've worked for many years in both public and charter schools, teaching a diverse group of young learners. I've worked with high achieving students at one of NYC's top Gifted and Talented Programs. I've worked with the diverse population of Jackson Heights, struggling, remedial readers from upper grades, and even recent immigrants from Mainland China, finding academic success with all of these demographics. I also bring to the table an extensive history of working in the arts in NYC, writing for theater, film and television.
I have my certification in 7-12 English Language Arts from City College, a Masters in writing from Columbia University, and a long history of working in the arts and writing in New York City.
If you choose me to work with your child, I guarantee that his or skills in reading, writing, or critical thinking will improve. Your child will develop a greater facility with writing, a love of reading for pleasure as well as for information, and improved problem-solving skills. We will work on a variety of tasks and activities, all aligned with the Common Core, to improve and refine a multitude of skills and abilities. Together we will work on reading comprehensions, writing exercises (creative, informational, and persuasive) and grammar practice. We will read poetry, non-fiction, short fiction, and drama, and learn new and interesting things from all of them. I look forward to working with you.
Best English Tutor
I just asked my 16 yr old how her first session went and she told me that Michael was "the best English tutor that I've ever had."Pam, 38 lessons with Michael
A natural born teacher
Grammar and reading and prep for high school admissions exams. Michael provides interesting reading material and homework that kids actually enjoy. He is an enthusiastic teacher that my kids look forward to working with.Nick, 28 lessons with Michael
Very knowledgeable and professional
Wonderful teacher and worth every penny! He’s professional, courteous, and always comes on time! If he has available slots, use him. He’s really good at what he does and helped me a lot. Thank you!Yaakov, 10 lessons with Michael
Intelligent and professional
Mike has been helping me write case studies for my professional portfolio. During our lessons, he has given me strategic guidance on how to structure my ideas and helped me to choose the right words for formulating clear, concise sentences. All of these insights helped me strike a balance between my professional and personal writing. With Mike’s exceptional talent as a writer and teacher, combined with his broad knowledge of many subjects, I have been making consistent improvements in my writing. I look forward to continue working with Mike.Julie, 11 lessons with Michael
Michael's command of the subject was very impressive
Right from the start of the lesson, Michael demonstrated an energetic and interactive style of working. He was very engaging and kept the lesson interesting, well thought of and the material was grasped with ease.Sameer, 2 lessons with Michael
Michael worked really well with my son on public speaking and other skills...my son felt was really helpful...rave reviews. We plan to continue to work with Michael.Jane, 3 lessons with Michael
Excellent Homeschool Tutor
Michael has been tutoring my son who is homeschooled for the last 5 months 2-3 sessions per week. He is a very patient, knowledgeable and dynamic teacher who has sparked my teenagers interest in English again. Michael has put together all of the content for his sessions, providing him with interesting literature to read, in particular wonderful short stories. He challenges him to read texts closely and think deeply about their content. Michael has also taught my son grammar, which I found he had not adequately learned while at school. One highlight was my son having the opportunity to attend and review an off-Broadway play and actually have his review published on a blog!Virginia, 24 lessons with Michael
Michael is an amazing tutor. He has the best energy and relates perfectly to young students. He makes the topics relevant and really wants them to succeed. He is willing to speak to teachers too so that the student is doing exactly what is required of them. He is smart, talented and someone you would trust with your children.Julie, 7 lessons with Michael
Perceptive and efficient
Got right down to business to assess where student is at through natural conversation. Read together, exposing new vocabulary and the richness of the text. Great affect; made for an engaging and fun experienceAaron, 20 lessons with Michael
Fun and knowledge
Michael has been working with my three children for the last few weeks. Great tutor! He is engaging and fun to work with. My children have improved in their writing and have been enjoying it more.Cheryl, 21 lessons with Michael
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