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I am a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude with majors in Music Applied, concentration in classical guitar performance, and in Western History. While studying at Fredonia I often led study groups for undergraduates in music theory, guitar performance, and U.S. and European History. Currently, I attend Fordham University in New York City and am preparing for graduate studies in classical languages, classical literature, and ancient history. Although I tutor history, classical languages, SAT reading and writing, and anything music, I feel most passionate about classical languages, ancient, medieval and renaissance history. This is because Im captivated by the study of things which appear as if they havent actually happened, but have actually happened. I believe in the maxim in order to keep it, you must give it away. Ive found that helping my fellow classmates in study groups broadened and deepened my own breadth and comprehension of the material. With students I aim to make learning interesting and fun because I believe in the unique enriching effect of study. I also believe wholeheartedly that learning can and should be fun. I love my golden retriever Jackson, fitness, cooking, and the New York Giants.

Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Fredonia - Bachelor in Arts, Music & History

Hobbies

Music, Guitar, Fitness, working out, my dog, animals, thriller movies.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

History

Ancient and Medieval Heritage

AP Latin

AP Music Theory

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP World History

Arithmetic

Classics

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

College World History

Elementary Algebra

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History

Foreign Language

Geometry

Greek

Guitar

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History

High School Writing

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

Math

Medieval Literature

Middle School Math

Music

Music Theory

Other

Philosophy

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

TACHS Prep

Test Prep

US History

World Civilization

World History

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I've found that helping my fellow classmates in study groups broadened and deepened my own breadth and comprehension of the material. With students, I aim to make learning interesting and fun because I believe in the unique enriching effect of study. I also believe wholeheartedly that learning can and should be fun.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Introduce myself to the student and his/her parents. I try to make it clear to the student that I like my sessions to be as interactive as possible. As such, I encourage questions, comments, etc. Next, I gauge the student's knowledge and comprehension of the material.