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Michael M.

Monroe, WA

$40/hr

Retired Diplomat Brings the World to You

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Background check passed as of 4/22/14
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University of Washington
Latin
University of Washington
Master's
Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD

Education

University of Washington (Latin)

University of Washington (Master's)

Fuller Theological Seminary (PhD)

About Michael

As a graduate student, I taught Latin at the university level, and taught high school English at the International School of Islamabad for nine years. In my subsequent career as a U.S. diplomat, I taught colleagues how to research and report on political topics, how to speak effectively in public, and how to monitor elections, riots, treason trials and other political events.

At the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova, I trained and fielded teams of Embassy volunteers in eight elections. I also taught at universities: a semester course on U.S. Diplomatic History at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and guest lectures on the history and dialects of English at three different universities in Chisinau.

My teaching methods involve two crucial roles: the Sage on the Stage, who gives the student materials with which to be creative, and the Guide by the Side, who elicits creative responses from the student. The student will learn a great deal, and be able to use what is learned. This involves hard work, but great rewards.
As a graduate student, I taught Latin at the university level, and taught high school English at the International School of Islamabad for nine years. In my subsequent career as a U.S. diplomat, I taught colleagues how to research and… Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Monroe, WA 98272
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Latin,
Proofreading

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ESL/ESOL

As a diplomat, I worked for 19 years with locally engaged staff, all of whom (Pakistanis, Romanians, and Moldovans) had English as a second language. I gave my staff formal presentations on English grammar, etymology, vocabulary and idioms, and made weekly notes on their written work to help improve it. As a student of Latin, and speaker of French and Romanian, I was well qualified to give guidance on the comparative foundations and developments of English and of Romanian (which my staff spoke in both Romania and Moldova).

Latin

I love Latin and what CS Lewis called the "great roaring machine of Latin rhetoric." Having started studying the language when I was 12, I have a feel for its culture and cadences, and a full understanding of its syntactical complexities. I can break all of these factors down to their simplest essentials, and take the student from amo, amas, amat to making the best possible translations of subjunctive passive verbs. Students enjoy gaining inside knowledge about how things work, and enjoy their time with me as they analyze and reassemble this great language.

University of Washington
Latin
University of Washington
Master's
Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD

Education

University of Washington (Latin)

University of Washington (Master's)

Fuller Theological Seminary (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 10 miles of Monroe, WA 98272.

Background Check Status for Michael M.

Michael M. passed a background check on 4/22/14. The check was ordered by Michael through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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