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Michal S.

New York, NY

$50/hour

English is Music

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5.0 average from 10 ratings
English is music
— Rinae, Brooklyn, NY on 8/20/16

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Queens College
Fine Art

Education

Queens College (Fine Art)

About Michal

I have been a professional journalist for many years, writing criticism for domestic and international music magazines, and most recently as a blogger for the Huffington Post.

My love affair with English began with the first book I read entirely to myself, in the 2nd grade. That the book was "The 13 Clocks" by James Thurber, who had grown blind by the time he wrote it. I think this may be why he was so sensitive to the cadence of language at this point in his career. His way of creating prose-poetry has affected my entire approach to writing, to this day.

I am considered by my friends and colleagues to be an excellent and amusing story teller, aware of how to set up a tale so that it flows logically, and has a satisfying conclusion. This has stood me in very good stead when writing essays and articles for my profession, as well as way back when I was a student. In another vein, I studied voice and diction (Eastern Standard Speech) at the High School of Performing Arts, as part of the Drama curriculum. I have been told by people for whom English is not a first language that I am very easy to understand because I articulate clearly.

Although I have not taught professionally, people who meet me often ask me if I am a teacher; perhaps it is because I truly enjoy the process of communicating with others, and getting someone as excited about a subject as I am, is a real thrill for me.
I have been a professional journalist for many years, writing criticism for domestic and international music magazines, and most recently as a blogger for the Huffington Post.

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003
In-person lessons

"English is music"

- Rinae, Brooklyn, NY on 8/20/16
Art:
Art History, Painting
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

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Painting

I have an MFA from Queens College. My paintings have appeared in TV and Movies, most notably in the TV series Mad Men. I have been in numerous gallery shows, and I have my own website where my work can be seen.

Writing

In my work life, I have written extensively for the Huffington Post. I was a professional publicist and wrote the press releases for numerous acts, and have written the scripts for on-air Veejays, as well as pitches for fundraisers.

Queens College
Fine Art

Education

Queens College (Fine Art)

English is music — Michael seems kind,quiet person. Now that I have spoken to her, I find she has enthusiastic passion to teach English to you. She prepares some documents for study that include pronunciation,writing,prefix and suffix. She really try hard to correct my pronunciation and let me how do I understand concept of English. Using easy example that easy to imagination to remember vocabulary also. I think she ...

— Rinae, Brooklyn, NY on 8/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michal will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003.