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Michael

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Every child or adult can learn. I adjust my lessons to the needs of the student I am working with My favorite subjects to tutor are ESOL and Spanish.
I receivedmy Masters Degree in TESOL from Nova Southeastern University,
I have more than 25 years experience as a teacher and tutor.

Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelors, Marketing

Graduate Degree: Nova Southeastern University - Masters, TESOL

Test Scores

SAT Math: 510

SAT Verbal: 530

SAT Writing: 490

Hobbies

Sport-NFL,NBA. Watching Jeopardy

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Conversational Spanish

ESL/ELL

Languages

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every student is able to learn.

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

Make them feel comfortable.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By showing them how to improve their reading and comprehension.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Make the lessons fun and exciting.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Use visual or audio learning, whichever the student adapts to best.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Read, read, and read. Work with a good dictionary and thesaurus.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Find out what the student's strengths and weaknesses are.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Make it fun!

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Use of pictures and realia.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Assess the student from the beginning.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Books and a computer.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Make them comfortable and put them at ease.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Find out their strengths and weaknesses.