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Michael

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from California State University Long Beach, and an Associates Degree in Art from Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA. I took over three years of teacher education courses and passed the CBEST, CLAD, RICA, and Praxis/MSAT teacher education exams, each on the first attempt. I have worked as an educator in Washington state and California for about 20 years, including positions as college adult learning center aide, college writing lab aide, adult ESL2 instructor, middle school Special Education teacher (8 years), Special Education assistant (8 years to date), and private tutor (4 years to date). I currently work with high school students, many of whom have special needs, in a variety of courses. I am highly qualified and experienced tutoring students in English and math. I have helped many students prepare for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), and have even adapted the online math practice test questions to a series of 12 PowerPoint lessons. I agree with Einstein that "Creativity is more important than knowledge." Creativity is what changes the world, while knowledge is what preserves it. But, truly, knowledge is power, because it gives the educated person tools to solve problems as they arise from an unpredictable future. You may never use what you learn, but if you do not learn it, you will never have the opportunity to use it should the need arise. I assure you that I take my role as a professional educator very seriously.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Cal State Long Beach - BA, Art History

art, music, writing poetry & prose, photography, hiking, camping, sightseeing, movies

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

Art

CAHSEE Prep

CAHSEE ELA

CAHSEE Mathematics

College English

College Level American Literature

Creative Writing

CST Prep

Drawing

Elementary School Math

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Other

Painting

Persuasive Writing

Poetry Writing

Shakespeare

Short Novel

Vocabulary