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Michael

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Hi! I'm a rising sophomore at UC Berkeley intending to major in Cognitive Science and minor in Education. I love teaching, both as a career and a hobby, and have five years of formal teaching experience from working as a private tutor, counseling at summer camps, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering at after-school programs in Berkeley and Oakland.

I have never been an everything-comes-natural-to-me kind of student and had to work for my skills. I enjoy tutoring because I was in the same spot and I seek to bring out the best in students that just need a little push. I am a firm believer that a student can always find a way to make a topic interesting and that any student can master something if they are willing to work with a mentor who believes in them.

I enjoy running, surfing, playing the piano, learning every game ever (board, card, sport, or lawn), and competing with the Cal Quidditch team (yes, it's a thing) -- recently traveling to Kissimmee, FL to be ranked 24th out of 154 at the national tournament. I also edit for the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal because I love reading what happens when someone geeks out about something they love!

Best wishes!

Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Cognitive Science

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 33

ACT Reading: 30

ACT Science: 32

AP Biology: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 4

AP Macroeconomics: 4

AP Microeconomics: 4

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 4

Hobbies

Running, surfing, playing piano, learning new games, and playing Quidditch for UC Berkeley are the big ones!

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

Calculus

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

Geometry

High School English

High School Writing

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Public Speaking

SAT Prep

SAT Math

Test Prep

Trigonometry