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Effective Elementary and High School Tutor that Improves Your Learning
Mike R.

39 hours tutoring

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Effective Elementary and High School Tutor that Improves Your Learning
Effective Elementary and High School Tutor that Improves Your Learning
Mike R.

39 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

39 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Mike


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I have taught Social Studies at the high school level for a decade, 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 have also earned my Master's Degree in Teaching with a concentration in English Language Arts and Reading. I...

I have taught Social Studies at the high school level for a decade, 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 have also earned my Master's Degree in Teaching with a concentration in English Language Arts and Reading. I have learned a great degree of nuances and specific strategies that prove successful for all student needs, and I will help your family boost their learning potential as well. I plan for success in learning through my Curriculum and Instruction specialization and I efficiently manage time, materials, and even student focus.

I 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, My tutoring is geared toward student-centered learning, learning individual interests and preferences first, using fun yet proven diagnostic materials designed to figure out the proper focus to fit your needs and timing.

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
(University of Houston- Downtown
Masters

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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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I taught English Language Arts and Reading for 2 years and served as a STAAR Interventionist Tutor for 5 years as well. I am partially responsible for the highest ELA scores in school history because of sound writing and proofing strategies, and more than 75 students improve scores directly after specific interventions. I also teach foundational skills in writing as students write short answer and essay question responses.
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.

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.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Certified EC-6 Generalist Teacher, 3 years of teaching experience on elementary level, 5 years of tutoring elementary math and responsible for increasing NAEP scores for dozens of students in tutoring
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s Degree in ELA and Reading with a 4.0 grade point average at graduation. I am certified from EC-6 in all subjects and have successfully tutored reading for 5 years. I have knowledge of guided reading, creative writing, and the science of teaching reading as well, so I have learned the tools needed to strengthen reading skills.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I taught word parts and affixes during both my tutoring experience and elementary teaching in English Language Arts and Reading. I regularly teach vocabulary words in all subject areas because students need academic language and content words to successfully navigate the lessons of each day's classes. Vocabulary is like a puzzle that we have to solve to be able to put the pieces of language or a subject area together.
Spelling

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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I taught English Language Arts and Reading for 2 years and served as a STAAR Interventionist Tutor for 5 years as well. I am partially responsible for the highest ELA scores in school history because of sound writing and proofing strategies, and more than 75 students improve scores directly after specific interventions. I also teach foundational skills in writing as students write short answer and essay question responses.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s Degree in ELA and Reading with a 4.0 grade point average at graduation. I am certified from EC-6 in all subjects and have successfully tutored reading for 5 years. I have knowledge of guided reading, creative writing, and the science of teaching reading as well, so I have learned the tools needed to strengthen reading skills.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I taught word parts and affixes during both my tutoring experience and elementary teaching in English Language Arts and Reading. I regularly teach vocabulary words in all subject areas because students need academic language and content words to successfully navigate the lessons of each day's classes. Vocabulary is like a puzzle that we have to solve to be able to put the pieces of language or a subject area together.
Writing,

Writing

I taught ELA and Reading for 2 years and was responsible for the highest STAAR Test Scores in school history. I specialized in English for my Master's Degree and conducted multiple successful research projects studying education in the subject area. I also earned a 4.0 GPA upon graduation.
Spelling

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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned A averages in Algebra-based classes in high school and college, then successfully tutored the subject for 5 years. I helped dozens of people reach their goals and even partake in math/science-based jobs after graduation.
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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
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.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s Degree in ELA and Reading with a 4.0 grade point average at graduation. I am certified from EC-6 in all subjects and have successfully tutored reading for 5 years. I have knowledge of guided reading, creative writing, and the science of teaching reading as well, so I have learned the tools needed to strengthen reading skills.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I taught ELA and Reading for 2 years and was responsible for the highest STAAR Test Scores in school history. I specialized in English for my Master's Degree and conducted multiple successful research projects studying education in the subject area. I also earned a 4.0 GPA upon graduation.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
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.

Math

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

I earned A averages in Algebra-based classes in high school and college, then successfully tutored the subject for 5 years. I helped dozens of people reach their goals and even partake in math/science-based jobs after graduation.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned A averages in Algebra-based classes in high school and college, then successfully tutored the subject for 5 years. I helped dozens of people reach their goals and even partake in math/science-based jobs after graduation.
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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s Degree in ELA and Reading with a 4.0 grade point average at graduation. I am certified from EC-6 in all subjects and have successfully tutored reading for 5 years. I have knowledge of guided reading, creative writing, and the science of teaching reading as well, so I have learned the tools needed to strengthen reading skills.
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.
Writing

Writing

I taught ELA and Reading for 2 years and was responsible for the highest STAAR Test Scores in school history. I specialized in English for my Master's Degree and conducted multiple successful research projects studying education in the subject area. I also earned a 4.0 GPA upon graduation.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
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.
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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned A averages in Algebra-based classes in high school and college, then successfully tutored the subject for 5 years. I helped dozens of people reach their goals and even partake in math/science-based jobs after graduation.
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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- ESL Certified for 5 years to present-day - Completed Masters Capstone Project on Bilingualism in the U.S. - Specialized in English Language Arts and Reading for Masters Degree in Teaching
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.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s Degree in ELA and Reading with a 4.0 grade point average at graduation. I am certified from EC-6 in all subjects and have successfully tutored reading for 5 years. I have knowledge of guided reading, creative writing, and the science of teaching reading as well, so I have learned the tools needed to strengthen reading skills.
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.
Writing

Writing

I taught ELA and Reading for 2 years and was responsible for the highest STAAR Test Scores in school history. I specialized in English for my Master's Degree and conducted multiple successful research projects studying education in the subject area. I also earned a 4.0 GPA upon graduation.

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.
TAKS

TAKS

I began my teaching career as a Teacher Assistant, specializing in strategies designed to boost reading levels within weeks and math scores throughout the semester. I generated 15-20 point gains from Mock TAKS exams to standardized state exams, even helping students earn passing grades in six weeks by teaching fundamental skills with engaging activities. ALL of my students passed the TAKS Test after utilizing these interventions.

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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
Hourly Rate: $35
Response time: 22 minutes
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