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
Amazing high school English/history/ SAT tutor
Mike has been the most incredible tutor for my 2 high school boys, for English, History and SAT prep. He has so much passion for literature and perspective for history, and for my boys who always preferred math he has made these subjects fresh and exciting. For the last three years he has been a mainstay and essential part of our schedule. He consistently pushes the boys to really think about their work and improve their writing. As our oldest heads off to college with the younger one close behind, I know they are such capable writers thanks to Mike!Lisa, 125 lessons with Michael
Thorough, sensitive, upbeat tutor with great ideas that are and will be helpful for a lifetime of learning. Hope to work with him again. Great energy. Honest. Well-rounded.C, 1 lesson with Michael
Very knowledgeable and patient educator
Michael is teaching my daughter how to think and write and not be nervous about writing. He is teaching her skills she will use for the rest of her life. I’m forever grateful that we found Michael!Alissa Michelin, 5 lessons with Michael
It was helpful!
The discussion was on point and I found it helpful and become clearer on the direction I should go. For example, Michael helped me better understand the core of the question so that I can better structure my essay.Yawen, 6 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, 38 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
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