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Mike B.

Washington, UT

$40/hour

Mister Mike, Master of English

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/18/14

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UTEP
English
UTEP
Master's

Education

UTEP (English)

UTEP (Master's)

About Mike

I taught college for 30 years and am now retired. I actually started as a tutor when I was a young man. I especially enjoyed teaching writing and study skills. I edited the textbook that was used in the developmental English courses at El Paso Community College. People still request copies of this book to use in their teaching. This book went through three editions. Also I wrote another book that was used for years in the study skills courses at El Paso Community College. I really enjoy helping people learn.

I had a great educational background because I went to Heidelberg American High School. The teachers there really cared and knew how to teach. I came to El Paso in 1971 and attended the University of Texas at El Paso. I received my Bachelors degree in English in 1976 and my Masters degree in Creative Writing in 1980. I miss teaching and want to share my knowledge with dedicated students.
I taught college for 30 years and am now retired. I actually started as a tutor when I was a young man. I especially enjoyed teaching writing and study skills. I edited the textbook that was used in the developmental Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Washington, UT 84780
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
PSAT,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

I taught English for thirty years at El Paso Community College. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Creative Writing, both from UTEP. I edited a textbook that was used in the writing courses I taught.

Grammar

I taught English for thirty years at El Paso Community College. I instructed my students on the finer points of grammar throughout the writing courses. I tutored numerous students in grammar. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in creative writing, both from UTEP.

Proofreading

I taught English for thirty years at El Paso Community College. During that time I graded innumerable essays and paragraphs, which of course involves proofreading. I proofread many articles written by my colleagues. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in creative writing, both from UTEP.

PSAT

I often tutored my own students in taking the SAT or PSAT. Because of my background in English and Study Skills, I am well qualified to tutor anyone in PSAT. I possess all the necessary materials to assist anyone with this test preparation.

Reading

I taught both reading and writing for thirty years at El Paso Community College. The textbook I wrote for study skills included a few chapters on reading. I also tutored students in reading. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in creative writing, both from UTEP.

SAT Writing

I taught writing for thirty years at El Paso Community College. I edited a textbook used in my writing classes. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in creative writing, both from UTEP.

Study Skills

I taught study skills for thirty years at El Paso Community College. It was one of my favorite subjects to teach. I saw most of the students benefit greatly from instruction in this area. I also wrote a textbook on study skills that I used for my classes. I emphasized reading, outlining, notetaking, using the library, memory techniques, highlighting the book, and time management.

Vocabulary

I taught both writing and reading for thirty years at El Paso Community College. Teaching vocabulary was an essential component of both classes. I instructed the students in the use of the dictionary. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in creative writing, both from UTEP.

Writing

I taught writing for thirty years at El Paso Community College. I edited a textbook that was used for my writing classes. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in creative writing, both from UTEP.

UTEP
English
UTEP
Master's

Education

UTEP (English)

UTEP (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 20 miles of Washington, UT 84780.