I Am Me Mentors
With 10 years of teaching, tutoring and college essay mentoring experience, Michaela will empower you to bring your whole self out and strategize your college readiness path! Her approach uniquely activates the dynamic stories that make us who we are. As daunting as it was, tackling 33 vague college essay prompts helped her discover her passions and aspirations and everyday she supports this introspective process in her students. Michaela also brings cutting edge curriculum design, college research skills coaching, test prep and study skills strategies, as well as English, Spanish, math and science tutoring to I Am Me.
Mentored over 100 students in getting into dream colleges (including UCLA, UC Berkeley, Lewis & Clark College, Scripps College, Pitzer College, Tulane University etc.)
BA and MA in Education and up-to-date Colorado State Teaching Credential and Denver classroom teaching experience
Curriculum design training from her MA in Education
Managed and taught in homeschool collectives, engaging summer camps and alternative schools
Mentored students for all 4 of their years of high school, improving their motivation, passions, academics, college success and social/emotional well-being
Raised GPA’s and deepened understanding of rigorous content for over 200 students)
Studied Neuroscience (including Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at Wesleyan University with an unweighted 3.9 GPA
Studied teaching techniques in all academic disciplines through Goddard College’s MA + Teaching Credential program
Certified in Barton Tutoring (for dyslexia) and experience tutoring students with over 5 unique learning disabilities
My passion for teaching runs through my bones. I love fostering agency in my students and I go above and beyond for my them, designing top-notch lessons that meet each student's needs. Families are also extremely important in the learning process, so I take parent input seriously.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I always start with a trial and consultation (60 minutes free of charge), to explore a service of interest and talk with families about everything from academic progress and needs to social and emotional development. I look at IEP's and educational testing as needed and give a recommendation on continued work together. I take into account each family's logistical needs related to travel, academic resources, structure and communication and tailor my work to meet their needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA and MA in education, a current teaching license in CO in elementary education and a K-12 license as a linguistically and culturally diverse bilingual education specialist. I have undergone special education and bilingual education trainings in and out of the public school environment. I am also trained in common core standards K-12.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I have packages tailored to K-8, Grades 9-11 and High School Seniors that focus on fostering students' passions and rigorous college-readiness skill development. I also work with families hourly and search for tutoring/college counseling scholarships for families that make up a $75,000 with one defendant and at their manager thousand dollars for 2 or more dependents.