Michele S.

Poulsbo, WA


Art Teacher with math knowledge

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5.0 average from 2 ratings
Michele has a knack!
— Shelli, Poulsbo, WA on 11/2/16

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Central Washignton University
Visual Arts Educatio


Central Washignton University (Visual Arts Educatio)

About Michele

I am a working artist, certified k-12 art teacher and math geek. I teach Illustration, painting, ceramics, geometry, pre-algebra, and algebra. I teach because I enjoy empowering others with learned skills so that they may grow closer to their intended goals. I prefer Clallum, Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason, and Pierce counties or Edmonds since I live in Poulsbo.

The last three years I have worked at Tacoma School of the Arts teaching Illustration and Foundations. I spent a few months there subbing for calculus, pre calculus, and geometry. Though art is my first passion, I am fascinated by math and enjoy the process of doing the problems. There are so many connections in our world between math, art, and nature. I enjoy teaching those connections to students and expressing them visually through artwork.

As an artist I have the ability to visually express various math concepts which enable students to grasp concepts more easily. As a k-12 Visual Arts Teacher my strengths are in illustration, painting, art history, social studies in art, iconography, and positive critique.

In general I am a teacher who enjoys encouraging students in a calm and persistent manner. I am a parent of a 17 year old daughter and appreciate working with High School students.
I am a working artist, certified k-12 art teacher and math geek. I teach Illustration, painting, ceramics, geometry, pre- Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Poulsbo, WA 98370
In-person lessons

"Michele has a knack!"

- Shelli, Poulsbo, WA on 11/2/16
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Art History, Art Theory, Cosmetology,
Graphic Design, Painting
Graphic Design

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I am a WA licensed cosmetologist with 13 years experience in hair and 20 years experience in stage and film makeup. I am a methodical thinker and so teaching theory of cutting hair comes easily as one has to be organized mentally before beginning a hair service. Stage makeup skills include old age for a large hall, as I worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet for two decades, various character makeup, and some special effects for film including black eyes and wounds.


Teaching illustration is a passion of mine, as I enjoy lessons that incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Effective compositions give a drawing impact which keeps the viewer engaged. Value, line quality, and creation of the illusion of form and light direction are some of the major components of my lesson plans. I would love to see your composition and help you to be more effective as an artist.


Middle math minor and taught precal and geometry for a few months at Tacoma School of the Arts during a long term sub position. I enjoy math.


As a professional artist and certified k-12 art teacher I have the ability to encourage you with your art from your starting point, show you the next level through skill building, and share knowledge about the business world of art. Watercolor is my medium of choice though I can work with acrylics and oil. Just like illustration, composition is a major component of an effective painting. Often times paintings are preceded with a value sketch to determine an effective composition.


My art knowledge includes middle math (grades 5-9) certification, prealgebra, and albegra. During college I achieved the Calculus leveI, as I received an A-. I have successfully taught, at the HS level, Geometry, Calculus, and Pre Calculus. My tutoring experience includes Community College math classes from basic math to Trigonometry.

Central Washignton University
Visual Arts Educatio


Central Washignton University (Visual Arts Educatio)

Michele has a knack! — Michele was able to teach my daughter concepts in Algebra 2 that her math teacher couldn't help her with. She has a knack for making something that seems so difficult easy to understand. Very flexible with scheduling as well. ...

— Shelli, Poulsbo, WA on 11/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michele will travel within 40 miles of Poulsbo, WA 98370.