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Michael

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I am a recent graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Political Science and Film/Television. Growing up in New York City, I attended The Allen Stevenson School and Columbia Preparatory School before heading to Chicago for college. I excelled academically in my undergraduate career particularly in the humanities and communication sciences. The root of my passion for tutoring is simple: I love working with others to tackle challenges and have deep-rooted passion for academics.

There is no "right way to learn;" rather, everyone learns in a manner that is best for them. My ability to hone in on and adapt to an individual's unique learning style makes me a skilled communicator and educator. I firmly believe that establishing a strong personal connection and friendly relationship are essential for success in teaching and motivating students. I have helped students write their college and graduate school essays, become stronger and more confident readers, and develop strong analytical writing skills.

The Humanities are my area of proficiency: English, Literature, Analysis, Public Speaking, Writing, Government/Politics, both SAT and ACT Reading and English, SAT Writing, and ACT Science.

I want to ensure that every lesson proves valuable and thus never charge if a student or parent is not entirely satisfied. I also have a flexible schedule and 6 hour cancellation policy.

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Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Political Science and Film

Test Scores

ACT English: 35

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 30

Hobbies

Cooking, Film, Music, Art, Travel, All things New York City


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

There is no universal way to learn. Every individual learns best in their own way. As a tutor, it is vital to quickly discover how a student learns most effectively and cater to that style.

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

A first session will begin with a short period of getting to know each other--academic interests, hobbies, etc. Subsequently, we will dive into the subject called for and discuss at length the student's history with that subject, so I can understand how best to help.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The key to becoming an independent learner is good habits. Contrary to what many believe, good habits are not difficult to form--they are merely difficult to know how to form. Providing students with checklists that they can use as a guideline for their studies allows students to learn good habits.


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