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Thomas Edison State College
History
American Public University Masters in History
Master's

Education

Thomas Edison State College (History)

American Public University Masters in History (Master's)

About J. Michael

Global students learn incorrect English very young which develops poor hard-to-break English habits and hinders correct English speaking. Various teaching experiences and observations demonstrated ineffective, inefficient, and incorrect English skills that inhibit effective, efficient, and correct English speaking. Global English teachers and many textbooks promote bad habits that limit thorough communication. Bad English habits do not comprehensively translate into thoroughly understandable communication. New imperative English habits produce highly effective communication results demonstrated in daily speaking and writing skills. Teaching much adjective usage helps reduce over-usage of "be-verbs," and too many prepositions. Contractions do not translate well and are often misunderstood. They NEVER belong in formal language. The imperative English model: "The" or "My" [adjective] [noun] [verb, without be-verbs, like: is, are] greatly enhances English clarity and understanding. For example, "The gorgeous Swiss views attract many tourists yearly." "The white wine-basted turkey perfectly satisfies American families." Let me greatly enhance your English skills. Global students learn incorrect English very young which develops poor hard-to-break English habits and hinders correct English speaking. Various teaching experiences and observations demonstrated ineffective, inefficient, and incorrect English skills that inhibit effective, efficient, and correct English speaking. Global English teachers and many Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Because of economic times, I have lowered rates to try to accommodate your needs. My teaching experiences combined with my education level highly qualifies me for your tutor.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77072
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I have been a licensed minister since 1994 and have taught junior high/high school Bible in a Christian school for three years. During that time, I was responsible for conducting the chapel services for the school once a week. I have over 60 college hours in religion because history majors are required to take religion courses. This qualifies me to teach Biblical Studies. While I was teaching English in South Korea for one year, I was actively involved in a Christian church in the area, where I ministered every Sunday afternoon for the duration of my teaching contract.

English

As a history major and while teaching English in South Korea for one year, I developed some amazing techniques that greatly impacted the English learning experience. I feel that, when learning to speak any language, it is important to incorporate the use of many tools which include different instruments like writing, listening, and speaking the language. These tools use a variety of resources like: music, videos, storybooks and other related media.

ESL/ESOL

As a history major, with excellent research skills, and having taught English as a second language in South Korea for one year, I am highly qualified to teach English as a second language in the United States.

Having taught English, the first lesson should be prepared after accessing the student's current usage of English. It is my personal belief that speaking and writing go together and should be accomplished simultaneously. Therefore, the first lesson will a speaking/written assignment that allows me to determine the student's needs. It is not as important for the teacher to have and understanding of the dominant language as it is the teacher's creativity and willingness to take advantage of natural speaking environments. I have also determined that the use of English-speaking music videos and pictures are excellent tools. Knowing this, many assignments will involve usage of such tools.

Public Speaking

As a licensed minister, since 1991, that has has great success in chapel services held at a Christian School, and as a history teacher that has taught English in South Korea for one year, I feel that I'm highly qualified to teach public speaking. I understand the different roles and homiletics of public speaking and feel that more people need to understand the models when trying to influence or sway public opinion regarding a particular subject.

Religion

I have been a licensed minister since 1991. As a history major, I have taken several religion and philosophy courses. These courses have helped determine personal outlook of the world. In studying history, it is impossible to understand the different cultures and civilizations without having a knowledge of the belief patterns of the people that influenced that particular society. By the same token, it is impossible to have a worldview with an understanding of the nature of world politics and dominions without having a core understanding of religion.

World History

World History offers an overview of the entire history of humankind. In identifying the major characteristics or elements of civilization (the development of religion, the calendar, writing, the specialization of workers, the rise of cities, advanced technologies, and the development of complex institutions), major emphasis is placed on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. As historians try to find answers from the past to better understand the future, it is important to review the early major civilizations of the world (the early Near East, the early Indian, the early Chinese, and the early Americans). The fact that many roots of antiquity—especially, that of world ancestries—have many Biblical origins and must be realized and accepted. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified through analysis of important events and issues in world civilization. Historians evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic revolutions and examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events while identifying the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. This process causes analysis of the evolution of democratic-republican governments. Speculative analyses of historic documents question their influences. The historical developments of important legal and political concepts are traced through the world, while examining the history and impact of the major religious and philosophical traditions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism). These developments are questioned in ways of measurement through the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence. When looking at history, historians break the story into divisions. Whether contemplating the coming of civilization, the birth of civilization, empires and cultures of the ancient world, consolidation and interaction of world civilizations, the world in transition, the enlightenment and revolution of the East and the West, the modern world, or global conflict and change, the application of discovery forces the historian to consider the constant quest for morality in history and its consequential impacts. It is important to view the concepts of morality in relation to secular morality, spiritual morality, and mere social convention in the quest for morality in history. When historians seek historical concepts of morality, it is necessary to analyze the various parts of social science. Social science, at first, focuses on the local community and family; then, it is realized as a discipline-based and content-specific, which includes various fields which involve past and current human behavior and interactions in sociology, history, political science, economics, religion, geography and anthropology. It begins in the roots of ancient philosophy—the Law of Moses, the Hammurabi Law Code (died c. 1750 BC)—first king of Babylonian Empire, Solon (c. 638 BC–558 BC)—Athenian Lawmaker, Lycurgus of Sparta (800 BC?–730 BC?), Spartan Lawgiver, etcetera. The recent developments came forth from the moral philosophy of the time of the eighteenth century and were influenced by the Age of Revolutions, such as the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution and philosophers such as Diderot and Rousseau. In a time of modernization, the senses of historians have become lulled by the liberal pressures of the times. Drastic impacts of historical immorality relates to the present. The historic discovery of the physical, the legal, the social, the religious, and the moral sanctions of conduct can impact an awakening to the consequences of global history and change. For example, it may be necessary to compare the likenesses and differences of people like, Mohandas Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, Joseph Stalin, Augusto Pinochet, Adolf Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, and Pol Pot. When looking at these individuals, it is recognized that different feelings of empathy have historically shaped events of the past. They will impact the future.

Thomas Edison State College
History
American Public University Masters in History
Master's

Education

Thomas Edison State College (History)

American Public University Masters in History (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Because of economic times, I have lowered rates to try to accommodate your needs. My teaching experiences combined with my education level highly qualifies me for your tutor.

Travel policy

J. Michael will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77072.