Lakewood, CO

Michael G.

B.A. Yale University
5 years experience


Born and raised in San Diego, Michael has deep experience with the ACT and SAT and is dedicated to helping his students master both tests. His interest in teaching began at Yale University, where he majored in Philosophy, graduated magna cum laude with Distinction in the Major, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

While at Yale, he participated in enrichment programs for local students, designing and teaching his own lectures on Cathedral Architecture, Pre-Socratic Philosophy, and the fascinating Mathematics of Pokemon, among other things. He also served twice as a student advisor and counselor at the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, helping teach a variety of courses covering History, Literature, and Philosophy. Since graduating, Michael has taught SAT and ACT in a variety of contexts, and has extensive experience creating curriculum for both tests.

As a high school student, Michael was a National Merit Finalist and scored 800 on the Math II, Literature, and World History SAT Subject Tests. He was also an AP scholar with Distinction, achieving scores of 5 on the World History, U.S. History, Art History, U.S. Government, English Language, English Literature, Psychology, Calculus AB and Statistics AP tests.

Michael approaches tutoring with humor and approachability, and he is on a never-ending quest to find the funniest English-language novel of the last two centuries. He appreciates any suggestions.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • At Yale, Michael was awarded the E. Francis Riggs Prize in Directed Studies (Honorable Mention).
  • Michael is an avid mountain climber who has summited almost 400 peaks in the United States.

Fun Facts

  • Michael is an Eagle Scout and worked as a park ranger in California and Colorado.
  • He plays piano, guitar, bass, and drums.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • Art History