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Michele M.

Retired High School Teacher

Retired High School Teacher

$45/hour

About Michele


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I love to help people love learning. My first student was my little brother to whom I taught the alphabet when he was four years old and I was seven. And I have just kept going. I taught art history, Western civilization, and a variety of other history offerings for thirty years. For twenty-seven of those years I taught mostly juniors and seniors at a prep school in Oakland, CA. In addition to the study of culture and specific events, a large component of the coursework focused on developing...

I love to help people love learning. My first student was my little brother to whom I taught the alphabet when he was four years old and I was seven. And I have just kept going. I taught art history, Western civilization, and a variety of other history offerings for thirty years. For twenty-seven of those years I taught mostly juniors and seniors at a prep school in Oakland, CA. In addition to the study of culture and specific events, a large component of the coursework focused on developing students' critical thinking and reading skills. Instruction and assignments aimed at helping students become more effective writers were very important. I worked occasionally with lower school students in summer enrichment programs, and I have also worked with high school students for whom English is a second language, in particular helping them prepare for the SAT.

Throughout my career I have especially enjoyed one-on-one teaching because I can tailor the time to the student's needs intellectually and academically and ensure that the student develops mastery of the material in a way that allows him or her to integrate it into both specific and more generalized educational contexts. I also enjoy tutoring because I like students and get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing them succeed and become more confident learners.

The curriculum that I taught in history and art history emphasized writing skills, which including formulation of topic sentences, thesis statements, organization of paragraphs, and effective transitions. The reading components of the courses required discussion of vocabulary and the introduction of many new terms, which allowed students to read, speak and write with more facility. I also did quite a bit of writing myself, both as a student and a teacher.

I enjoy helping students feel confident about meeting the requirements of standardized testing including the core material and strategies for success. I have helped students prepare for standardized tests (SAT and AP exams, in particular).

I have an M.A., a Ph.D. and taught art history for thirty years. I have always loved it and love making art history more accessible and something that matters to students.

I am a recent transplant from California. My move to Wisconsin was prompted by my desire to live close to family. Since I find students and the material I teach very stimulating, I think that I would find tutoring personally rewarding.


Education

Tulane University
History of Art
University of California, Berkeley
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have an M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of art. I taught high school history for twenty-seven years, and our course had a big writing component. I taught two AP courses. I have also tutored students for the ACT and SAT English and Reading.
English,

English

Taught history and art history at the high school level for twenty seven years and also taught at colleges. M.A. and Ph.D. In the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Art History, European History, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

Taught history and art history at the high school level for twenty seven years and also taught at colleges. M.A. and Ph.D. In the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.
SAT Reading, Writing

Language

TOEFL

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English,

English

Taught history and art history at the high school level for twenty seven years and also taught at colleges. M.A. and Ph.D. In the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.
Writing

Summer

Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have an M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of art. I taught high school history for twenty-seven years, and our course had a big writing component. I taught two AP courses. I have also tutored students for the ACT and SAT English and Reading.
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

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Experienced and Considerate

Michele assisted my son who was working on his essay for 9th grade English. Michele was considerate of the teacher's goals and approach for the assignment while contributing experiences advice, insights, and tutoring.

Eric, 5 lessons with Michele

Patient, positive and accommodating tutor

Michele is kind and patient with a positive attitude. She is very flexible - happy to accommodate changing schedules and demands. She is extremely knowledgeable and is a skilled teacher. In short - she is an ideal tutor.

Theresa, 104 lessons with Michele
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Response time: 15 hours

$45/hour

Michele M.

$45/hour

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Response time: 15 hours