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My name is Michael Pavlich, and I am a high school English teacher. I hold a Master's Degree from Regis University in English with an emphasis in American Literature. I have been teaching for 6 years as a high school instructor, Pima Community College Adjunct, and Grand Canyon University Adjunct. Before I was a teacher, I was a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army where I flew the Longbow Apache Helicopter. I learned my leadership and teaching style from my time in military, so I believe in a strong foundation of knowledge and learning by doing.
My teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that the student needs to discover knowledge in order to truly learn it; my job is to guide and advise.
My passion is in literary analysis, and along the way, I have found that I enjoy helping students with writing. I teach a very practicable approach to grammar and focus on fluidity and organization. I want my students to write so that a teacher focuses on what is being said, not how it is being said. My motto: practice makes permanent, perfect practice makes perfect.

Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Regis University - Bachelors, Liberal Arts

Graduate Degree: Regis University - Masters, English: Literature

Hobbies

I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. I play soccer on the weekends and hike with my family. I enjoy reading, fixing up my house, and creating lesson plans.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Reading

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

If I were to choose a philosophy, then it would be Socratic; however, I feel that each student is unique, and my job is to find a teaching style that works for the student, not me. So, my philosophy is adaptive.

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

Get to know the student in relation to the class or subject, strengths, weaknesses, and the way the students learns.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I look at myself as a facilitator. In the Socratic method, my role is to ask questions and provide tools; in this manner, students begin to teach themselves and are more successful.