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Mike R.

Effective Elementary and High School Tutor that Improves Your Learning

Effective Elementary and High School Tutor that Improves Your Learning

$35/hour

  • 33 hours tutoring

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Bio

I have taught Social Studies for nearly a decade at the high school level, served as an exemplary rated tutor for 6 years, and taught elementary English and Language Arts for 3 years. I am the 2021 Teacher of the Year on my campus and helped yield the highest scores in school history in ELA at the elementary level, as well as the highest Social Studies scores at the high school level.

I really enjoy getting to know my students and connecting learning to students' lives, and I try to make...

I have taught Social Studies for nearly a decade at the high school level, served as an exemplary rated tutor for 6 years, and taught elementary English and Language Arts for 3 years. I am the 2021 Teacher of the Year on my campus and helped yield the highest scores in school history in ELA at the elementary level, as well as the highest Social Studies scores at the high school level.

I really enjoy getting to know my students and connecting learning to students' lives, and I try to make learning both enjoyable and meaningful, giving visuals and painting a picture of what you are learning about, all while gaining specific strategies and higher confidence in the process.

I have higher than a 95 percent success rate with students passing exams and mastering objectives, so contact me and I can take your learning to the next level.


Education

University of Houston
History with Teacher Certification

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taught Macroeconomics at the high school level for 9 years as part of my Social Studies Composite certification. My students have had the highest scores or 2nd highest scores in the district in all of my years teaching, and I have helped students become financially literate to complete credit checks, the loan process, and even balancing their own budgeting. I utilize a variety of visuals, real-world simulations, and project-based learning to boost understanding of economic concepts, connecting the ideas to students' everyday lives.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I have 10 years of experience teaching Economics at both Macro and Micro levels and I earned Dean’s List distinction while taking my Microeconomics classes. I have developed and designed multiple projects to help students understand both types of Economics with practical, real-world applications.

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taught Macroeconomics at the high school level for 9 years as part of my Social Studies Composite certification. My students have had the highest scores or 2nd highest scores in the district in all of my years teaching, and I have helped students become financially literate to complete credit checks, the loan process, and even balancing their own budgeting. I utilize a variety of visuals, real-world simulations, and project-based learning to boost understanding of economic concepts, connecting the ideas to students' everyday lives.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have 10 years of experience teaching Economics at both Macro and Micro levels and I earned Dean’s List distinction while taking my Microeconomics classes. I have developed and designed multiple projects to help students understand both types of Economics with practical, real-world applications.
Spanish

Spanish

I excelled up to Spanish 3 in high school and successfully completed 9 hours of Spanish at the collegiate level. Also, I lived in El Paso, Texas for 12 years, regularly spoke to English Language Learners in Spanish there, and have conducted multiple parent conferences and phone calls to families in Spanish, and instructed students entirely in Spanish when necessary.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught English/Language Arts and Social Studies for 2 years in a major school district and created Tier I and II interventions that yielded the highest TAKS Test Rating in school history. I launched the first Readers Theater Program in Houston ISD and taught P.E. as well as these classes. I also had a 95 percent success rate in helping students as an Interventionist and Paraprofessionals, leading students through targeted skills and activities to move from failing to passing TAKS in 2-3 month periods. Ultimately, I have a proven track record as a teacher and tutor at this level and will thrive as a tutor for this company putting those methods into practice.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

My Masters Degree concentration is in English Language Arts and Reading and I taught 5th grade ELA for 2 years and served as an elementary interventionist for 1 year. I have used targeted strategies and connected to students’ interests to make reading fun and engaging, at both elementary and high school levels.
Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I have been certified as a Social Studies Composite Teacher since 2008 and have taught at the high school level in varying Social Studies subjects at the same time. Furthermore, I am a History Major and bridged this 12 hours of class credit with a Teacher Certification Minor at the university level, graduating Magna Cum Laude in my major, so this area is my specialty. I can help people understand the importance of and story of historical events, particularly in the U.S.
Geography,

Geography

I have taught High School World Geography for 3.5 years and have helped generate the highest Social Studies and Geography scores in my school's history. I have also found success teaching Alternative High School students and placing first or second in district exams multiple times in that time period. I am a Certified Social Studies Composite Teacher and begin teaching my 4th year in this subject alone in four weeks.
Political Science,

Political Science

In college, I had over 12 hours of Political Science Coursework and maintained a Dean's List Status, with a 3.77 G.P.A. in Political Science courses during the course of 3 semesters. I have experience in Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and have even written extensive essays on in-depth topics. I have also had one year of tutoring experience at the collegiate level and helped more than a dozen students convert failing grades into at least B Averages.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I was certified to teach 8-12 Social Studies as a composite degree upon graduation. I have taught High School Social Studies for 3.5 years in addition to the years of Elementary Experience in that subject, and have been successful teaching multiple subjects in one day or even in one class period.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a Social Studies Composite Certification and have had extensive tutoring experience in Sociology at the collegiate and high school levels. I excelled in more than six hours of Psychology, Sociology, and Educational Psychology tying the theory to practice, yielding a 3.0 or higher average in these classes. I help people understand the content involved and connect these concepts to real-life, creating mnemonics, hands-on activities, and other visuals that make learning relevant.
World History,

World History

I am Social Studies Composite certified and have tutored history for 6 years, as part of 10 years of teaching experience. I also serve as Social Studies Department Chair for my school and even worked as a student teacher in World History, raising class averages by 10-15 points on average.
Government & Politics

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught English/Language Arts and Social Studies for 2 years in a major school district and created Tier I and II interventions that yielded the highest TAKS Test Rating in school history. I launched the first Readers Theater Program in Houston ISD and taught P.E. as well as these classes. I also had a 95 percent success rate in helping students as an Interventionist and Paraprofessionals, leading students through targeted skills and activities to move from failing to passing TAKS in 2-3 month periods. Ultimately, I have a proven track record as a teacher and tutor at this level and will thrive as a tutor for this company putting those methods into practice.
English,

English

My Masters Degree concentration is in English Language Arts and Reading and I taught 5th grade ELA for 2 years and served as an elementary interventionist for 1 year. I have used targeted strategies and connected to students’ interests to make reading fun and engaging, at both elementary and high school levels.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taught Macroeconomics at the high school level for 9 years as part of my Social Studies Composite certification. My students have had the highest scores or 2nd highest scores in the district in all of my years teaching, and I have helped students become financially literate to complete credit checks, the loan process, and even balancing their own budgeting. I utilize a variety of visuals, real-world simulations, and project-based learning to boost understanding of economic concepts, connecting the ideas to students' everyday lives.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have 10 years of experience teaching Economics at both Macro and Micro levels and I earned Dean’s List distinction while taking my Microeconomics classes. I have developed and designed multiple projects to help students understand both types of Economics with practical, real-world applications.
Spanish,

Spanish

I excelled up to Spanish 3 in high school and successfully completed 9 hours of Spanish at the collegiate level. Also, I lived in El Paso, Texas for 12 years, regularly spoke to English Language Learners in Spanish there, and have conducted multiple parent conferences and phone calls to families in Spanish, and instructed students entirely in Spanish when necessary.
Algebra 1

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I excelled up to Spanish 3 in high school and successfully completed 9 hours of Spanish at the collegiate level. Also, I lived in El Paso, Texas for 12 years, regularly spoke to English Language Learners in Spanish there, and have conducted multiple parent conferences and phone calls to families in Spanish, and instructed students entirely in Spanish when necessary.

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught English/Language Arts and Social Studies for 2 years in a major school district and created Tier I and II interventions that yielded the highest TAKS Test Rating in school history. I launched the first Readers Theater Program in Houston ISD and taught P.E. as well as these classes. I also had a 95 percent success rate in helping students as an Interventionist and Paraprofessionals, leading students through targeted skills and activities to move from failing to passing TAKS in 2-3 month periods. Ultimately, I have a proven track record as a teacher and tutor at this level and will thrive as a tutor for this company putting those methods into practice.
English,

English

My Masters Degree concentration is in English Language Arts and Reading and I taught 5th grade ELA for 2 years and served as an elementary interventionist for 1 year. I have used targeted strategies and connected to students’ interests to make reading fun and engaging, at both elementary and high school levels.
Spanish,

Spanish

I excelled up to Spanish 3 in high school and successfully completed 9 hours of Spanish at the collegiate level. Also, I lived in El Paso, Texas for 12 years, regularly spoke to English Language Learners in Spanish there, and have conducted multiple parent conferences and phone calls to families in Spanish, and instructed students entirely in Spanish when necessary.
Algebra 1

Other

Geography,

Geography

I have taught High School World Geography for 3.5 years and have helped generate the highest Social Studies and Geography scores in my school's history. I have also found success teaching Alternative High School students and placing first or second in district exams multiple times in that time period. I am a Certified Social Studies Composite Teacher and begin teaching my 4th year in this subject alone in four weeks.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taught Macroeconomics at the high school level for 9 years as part of my Social Studies Composite certification. My students have had the highest scores or 2nd highest scores in the district in all of my years teaching, and I have helped students become financially literate to complete credit checks, the loan process, and even balancing their own budgeting. I utilize a variety of visuals, real-world simulations, and project-based learning to boost understanding of economic concepts, connecting the ideas to students' everyday lives.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have 10 years of experience teaching Economics at both Macro and Micro levels and I earned Dean’s List distinction while taking my Microeconomics classes. I have developed and designed multiple projects to help students understand both types of Economics with practical, real-world applications.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a Social Studies Composite Certification and have had extensive tutoring experience in Sociology at the collegiate and high school levels. I excelled in more than six hours of Psychology, Sociology, and Educational Psychology tying the theory to practice, yielding a 3.0 or higher average in these classes. I help people understand the content involved and connect these concepts to real-life, creating mnemonics, hands-on activities, and other visuals that make learning relevant.
Government & Politics

Science

Psychology,

Psychology

I have taught Social Studies classes for 10 years including Psychology and Sociology and even have 6 hours of Psychology classes to enhance teaching processes with understanding students’ mentality better. I have also completed 50 hours of research related to psychological ideas.
Sociology

Sociology

I have a Social Studies Composite Certification and have had extensive tutoring experience in Sociology at the collegiate and high school levels. I excelled in more than six hours of Psychology, Sociology, and Educational Psychology tying the theory to practice, yielding a 3.0 or higher average in these classes. I help people understand the content involved and connect these concepts to real-life, creating mnemonics, hands-on activities, and other visuals that make learning relevant.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught English/Language Arts and Social Studies for 2 years in a major school district and created Tier I and II interventions that yielded the highest TAKS Test Rating in school history. I launched the first Readers Theater Program in Houston ISD and taught P.E. as well as these classes. I also had a 95 percent success rate in helping students as an Interventionist and Paraprofessionals, leading students through targeted skills and activities to move from failing to passing TAKS in 2-3 month periods. Ultimately, I have a proven track record as a teacher and tutor at this level and will thrive as a tutor for this company putting those methods into practice.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taught Macroeconomics at the high school level for 9 years as part of my Social Studies Composite certification. My students have had the highest scores or 2nd highest scores in the district in all of my years teaching, and I have helped students become financially literate to complete credit checks, the loan process, and even balancing their own budgeting. I utilize a variety of visuals, real-world simulations, and project-based learning to boost understanding of economic concepts, connecting the ideas to students' everyday lives.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have 10 years of experience teaching Economics at both Macro and Micro levels and I earned Dean’s List distinction while taking my Microeconomics classes. I have developed and designed multiple projects to help students understand both types of Economics with practical, real-world applications.
Spanish,

Spanish

I excelled up to Spanish 3 in high school and successfully completed 9 hours of Spanish at the collegiate level. Also, I lived in El Paso, Texas for 12 years, regularly spoke to English Language Learners in Spanish there, and have conducted multiple parent conferences and phone calls to families in Spanish, and instructed students entirely in Spanish when necessary.
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

STAAR

STAAR

I have worked with students on STAAR Tutoring and Intervention since the beginning of the exam and utilized data-driven instruction that generated the highest World Geography STAAR scores in school history. I regularly participate in test question vetting, curriculum-based analysis and workshops that target struggling STAAR students and strategies to address those struggles. I have also worked on curriculum realignment and professional learning communities that emphasize these strategies.

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Mike is a very good teacher

Our sessions were informal with a lot of discussion on the nuances of the Spanish language and its customs. I felt the background information helps to understand the culture better. Mike also provided visual aids with great resource recommendations. We went over words and sentences. Mike is very personable and is a good teacher.

John, 8 lessons with Mike

$35/hour

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Mike R.

$35/hour

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