My name is Michael Dunlea and I have been a working in schools for the past sixteen years. I have worked at the Elementary Education level for the past ten years. I am certified in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) in Massachusetts. I am also a certified English Language Learners (ELL) teacher in the state of Massachusetts.
I love teaching because without an education it is difficult to be an active member in your community, and one day make a difference.
Some of the strengths I have gained while working in education is planning, setting routines, encouragement, and teaching methods for each subject. I have also found ways to use a manipulative to enhance student understanding. I have taught remotely for one school year, and this taught me it is possible to learn by teaching virtually.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in English, with a Minor in Education, from Assumption University in Worcester, MA. I obtained my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from American International College in Springfield, MA.
I have tutored Reading, Writing, and Math. My favorite subject to tutor is Math. Math is often a subject students think they will not be able to understand, and they think it is boring. I love making them see it can be fun, but also they will learn the concept we are discovering.
My tutoring style is to begin with a question that covers what we learned about last time. This way I know if the student understands the concept that was taught. If we need to review we can, but if they understand we can. move forward. I like to display information so the student can visualize. I stop frequently to check in and see how the student is understanding. I like to end my tutoring session by asking "what did we learn about today?"
I look forward in assisting and helping your student gain knowledge and confidence.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: American International College - Masters in Education, Education
Some interests/hobbies of mine are guitar, music, non-fiction/fiction/children's books, and talking walks or hiking. I also enjoy gardening and cooking. Another hobby I love is doing puzzles!
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Writing