Michael D.


Michael D.

Tutor

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Will travel 40 miles

$60 per hour.

4.81 43 ratings

Patient, Knowledgeable and Successful Tutor

I am a former Denver attorney and court magistrate. I graduated from CU Boulder with an honors degree in history. (B.A. 1971)(magna cum laude in History, and cum laude in General Studies)(Phi Beta Kappa). I also have a law degree from the CU law school. I tutored at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico located in Taos, NM,where I taught reading, writing and English to illiterate adults. I have also taught many professional education classes and law school courses during my ca... [more]


American History

I graduated from the University of Colorado with an honors degree in History. (B.A., 1971; magna cum laude in History; cum laude in General Studies; Phi Beta Kappa) Although I was still an undergraduate, I was allowed to take several graduate level History courses such as Historiography. After graduation from CU Boulder I also took graduate level courses at the University of Colorado at Denver such as the History of the British Empire. I have tutored several high school students in AP American History.


Vocabulary


Grammar


Reading


Writing

During my active professional career I wrote, edited and published a large number of professional articles, essays, Continuing Legal Education articles, study guides and outlines, together with various outlines and course study guides as an adjunct professor at the Denver University Law School. For many years I was also the only editor of a monthly column published in The Colorado Lawyer, which is the professional journal of the Colorado Bar Association. I have also assisted many middle school, high school and college students with the writing and editing of their essays, term papers and research assignments.


Geography


English

I have written, edited and published a large number of articles for professional journals, course materials and outlines for Continuing Professional Education seminars, and law school classes. For many years, I edited a monthly column in "The Colorado Lawyer," the professional journal of the Colorado Bar Association. I have extensive experience helping my students with their writing, composition of essays, term papers and research projects; as well as actively assisting and editing many different types of compositions for my students.


Government & Politics


Literature


World History

I am an honors graduate of the University of Colorado (Boulder) in History, including World History. (B.A. History, magna cum laude) (cum laude, General Studies) (Phi Beta Kappa).


Proofreading


Law

I am a retired lawyer who tutors law students and bar exam applicants. I am a published author, I have been a Continuing Legal Education presenter, outline preparer and an adjunct professor of law at DU Law School.


SAT Reading


SAT Writing


Spelling


ACT Reading


ACT English


Elementary (K-6th)

I tutored all of my now adult children in reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, arithmetic and math while they were still in pre-school and continuing throughout their elementary, middle and secondary school years. All four of them now have graduate degrees, including one MBA, one MA and two MS's. They are now working, respectively, as a certified public accountant, a special education teacher, a business executive and a software engineer. I also taught literacy at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico in Taos, NM. I have taught literacy (including reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary) to ESL/ESOL adults and children.


Study Skills

I have mentored a large number of middle school, high school, college, and graduate students to specifically improve their Study Skills and Executive Functioning. For example, as an Honors History student at the University of Colorado, I was allowed to take a number of graduate-level courses and thereby qualified to help lower division students improve their study skills. As an experienced adult tutor, both with Wyzant and on my own, I have helped a large number of students improve their study skills in a wide variety of subjects. I have also had experience improving the executive functioning skills of the learning disabled, including those with dyslexia, ADHD, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. As a practicing attorney and an adjunct faculty member at DU College of Law, I taught a number of classes and helped many law students improve their study skills. I have also mentored and tutored law school graduates to help them study for the bar exam, thereby helping them how to study for a variety of legal subjects.


Special Needs

I have worked with a lot of special needs students and their parents for many years. While still actively practicing law, one of my specialties was estate planning and trust administration for families with special needs children of many different types, including ADHD, ADD, developmentally disabled, mentally ill and disabled, etc.


ADHD

I have tutored ADD/ADHD students in literacy (including reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling) at the Literacy Center of the University of New Mexico located in Taos, NM. I have also worked with young children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, both when they were medicated and when they were not. Many of my students achieved significant progress with my help.


Bar Exam

I am a 68-year-old retired former Colorado attorney (JD, CU Law School, 1974). While engaged in the active practice of law for more than 20 years, I taught many CLE courses and classes to other lawyers and law students, edited a monthly column in "The Colorado Lawyer," wrote and published a large number of articles on various legal and historical topics, etc. I have always enjoyed teaching and tutoring others to help them master many different legal subjects. I have successfully tutored a large number of Colorado bar exam applicants, including previously unsuccessful candidates.


Dyslexia

I tutored an adult dyslexic at the Literacy Center in Taos, New Mexico last year. He was from the Caribbean country of Grenada and completely illiterate when we started working together. His reading ability improved a lot with my help.


Criminal Justice

I am a retired attorney in Colorado. I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from the CU School of Law in 1974. I represented defendants in criminal proceedings for years when I practiced law for more than twenty-five years.


Social Studies

Social studies was always my best subject throughout my education. I am an honors history graduate of the University of Colorado (BA< History, 1971) (Magna cum laude in History, Cum laude in General Studies) (Phi Beta Kappa). I earned my law degree (JD) from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1974, practiced law in Colorado for 25 years and recently retired. I read widely in all subjects, particularly Social Studies: History, Geography, Political Science, Civics and Government, Economics, Sociology, Foreign Affairs, International Relations and related subjects. I tutored all of my four adult children in these topics, and feel very qualified to do so for others.


Classics

As an Honors History student at the University of Colorado, I studied Ancient History and the Classics. I have read and studied The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, the Aeneid by Virgil, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Aristotle, Plato, The Peloppenisian War by Thucydides, the plays of Euripides and Aristophane, Lucretius, Herodotus, Bulfinch's Mythology, The Masks of God by Joseph Campbell and others, including Gibbons' The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton, etc. I currently tutor the Classics from referrals other than Wyzant and occasionally lecture on the Classics before local community groups.