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I just asked my 16 yr old how her first session went and she told me that Michael was "the best English tutor that I've ever had." 

Pam, 38 lessons with Michael

I am a patient and knowledgeable teacher, tutor and writer with experience working with students of all levels of aptitude and academic interest. I'm born and raised in New York City, a product of the public school system.

 

I've worked for many years in both public and charter schools, teaching a diverse group of young learners. I've worked with high achieving students at one of NYC's top Gifted and Talented Programs. I've worked with the diverse population of Jackson Heights, struggling, remedial readers from upper grades, and even recent immigrants from Mainland China, finding academic success with all of these demographics. I also bring to the table an extensive history of working in the arts in NYC, writing for theater, film, and television.

 

I have my certification in 7-12 English Language Arts from City College, a Masters in writing from Columbia University, and a long history of working in the arts and writing in New York City.

 

If you choose me to work with your child, I guarantee that his or skills in reading, writing, or critical thinking will improve. Your child will develop a greater facility with writing, a love of reading for pleasure as well as for information, and improved problem-solving skills. We will work on a variety of tasks and activities, all aligned with the Common Core, to improve and refine a multitude of skills and abilities. Together we will work on reading comprehensions, writing exercises (creative, informational, and persuasive) and grammar practice. We will read poetry, non-fiction, short fiction, and drama, and learn new and interesting things from all of them. I look forward to working with you.

 

 

 

CLIENT REVIEWS

 

Best English Tutor

I just asked my 16 yr old how her first session went and she told me that Michael was "the best English tutor that I've ever had."

Pam, 38 lessons with Michael

 

A Natural Born Teacher

Grammar and reading and prep for high school admissions exams. Michael provides interesting reading material and homework that kids actually enjoy. He is an enthusiastic teacher that my kids look forward to working with.

Nick, 22 lessons with Michael
 

Experienced, Engaging and Intuitive Tutor

Michael N. assessed my son's writing from the school year. He assigned a fun exercise, where my son had to describe in a piece of fruit using sensory words. It was the type of exercise my son responded well to. My son enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward for Michael to tutor again!

Alison, 41 lessons with Michael
 

First Session: EXCELLENT

Michael has that winning combination of smarts and charisma. Extremely firm but kind. I will report back more as we get to know him and make progress, but an excellent start!

Tracy, 100 lessons with Michael
 

Experienced, Engaging and Patient Tutor

Michael has taught my son since this summer. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. My son is able to stay focus and overcome his fear of writing. We definitely plan to keep working with Michael.

Yiping, 57 lessons with Michael
 

Knowledgeable and Patient

Michael is amazing. He wasted no time in getting to know my son's interests and his weakness. Michael is knowledgeable. He told my son some interesting facts on World War II. A subject my son enjoys. Michael recommended some books on World War II which he started reading on the way home. There is another book that Michael recommended and my son takes time to read it every day. He patient and effective when teaching. He keeps the child interested in what they are doing. My son left the tutoring session confident and happy to have met Michael. In one session i have seen a change in my son. A happy mommy. Thank you Michael :)

Martha, 57 lessons with Michael

 

Intelligent and Professional

Mike has been helping me write case studies for my professional portfolio. During our lessons, he has given me strategic guidance on how to structure my ideas and helped me to choose the right words for formulating clear, concise sentences. All of these insights helped me strike a balance between my professional and personal writing. With Mike’s exceptional talent as a writer and teacher, combined with his broad knowledge of many subjects, I have been making consistent improvements in my writing. I look forward to continue working with Mike.

Julie, 11 lessons with Michael

 

Excellent Homeschool Tutor

Michael has been tutoring my son who is homeschooled for the last 5 months 2-3 sessions per week. He is a very patient, knowledgeable and dynamic teacher who has sparked my teenagers interest in English again. Michael has put together all of the content for his sessions, providing him with interesting literature to read, in particular wonderful short stories. He challenges him to read texts closely and think deeply about their content. Michael has also taught my son grammar, which I found he had not adequately learned while at school. One highlight was my son having the opportunity to attend and review an off-Broadway play and actually have his review published on a blog!

Virginia, 24 lessons with Michael

 

 

Education

 

Cornell University
English, Theater

Columbia University
Masters

CUNY
Masters

Tutoring Subjects

Art

Film

Theater

 

Business

Public Speaking

 

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

Grammar

Proofreading

Public Speaking

 

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th)

Grammar

Reading

Study Skills

Elementary Math, Spelling, Vocabulary

 

English

ACT English

ACT Reading

English

ESL/ESOL

Grammar

Literature

Proofreading

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Writing

TOEFL

Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

 

History

American History

World History

European History

Geography

Government & Politics, Social Studies

 

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th)

English

ESL/ESOL

Reading

SAT Reading

Study Skills

Writing

Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th)

English,

ESL/ESOL

Reading

Study Skills

Writing

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

ESL/ESOL

Reading

Study Skills

Writing

GED

 

Test Preparation

ACT English

ACT Reading

Regents

SAT Reading

SAT Writing

TOEFL

GED, PSAT

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online

  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of New York, NY 10001

  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Schedule

  • Sun    9:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Mon   7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Tue     7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Wed   7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Thu     7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Fri      7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Sat     9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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