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Mike

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I do my best to devote my time to things I enjoy!

I am a recent graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where I received my B.F.A. in Drama with a minor in Applied Theatre. During my time at NYU, I studied at the Atlantic Acting School and the Experimental Theatre Wing, sang in a choir called Drama Cantorum, and co-founded a nationally-ranked improv team called Captain Soldier. I also spent an unforgettable semester abroad at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nowadays, I work with a theatre company called Grey Room NYC and a non-profit organization called Leave Out Violence. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing and watching basketball (Go Bulls!), enjoying funny television shows (Louie is my favorite), and playing music (guitar & piano).

I consider myself blessed to have a creative mind and spirit; I always endeavor to bring this creativity into anything I do. I am a big proponent of thinking outside the box. In tutoring, my motto is "teach a student to fish and they possess improved test-taking skills for a lifetime." Specializing in ACT/SAT test preparation as well as Mathematics, I carry with me, aside from a substantial knowledge of all subjects, a "bag of tricks" made up of pneumonic devices, preparation skills, and exercises in focus/concentration. With any session, my goal is to deconstruct seemingly difficult concepts into more digestible steps -- in essence working with the student to develop a strategy that is personal to them, for any person will retain information most effectively when they are able to describe it in their own words.

Mike’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drama

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 35

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 36

SAT Composite: 2170

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 710

Hobbies

Improv Comedy, Playing Basketball, Making Music (Guitar & Piano)