Michael grew up just outside of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. He played football, wrestled, and rowed for the crew team in high school. He also founded and acted as editor-in-chief of a newspaper dedicated solely to sports and school spirit. After high school, Michael taught English as a second language to students in Ecuador, during a gap year before college. He then went on to earn his BA in French from Yale University. While at Yale, Michael continuing rowing for the crew team, this time as part an NCAA Division I program. He also worked as a private tutor and volunteered at New Haven Reads, mentoring underprivileged students to achieve their academic goals.
After college, Michael taught scuba diving for two years in Florida, Mexico, and Honduras. An avid diver, he is passionate about oceanic life and exploring its natural beauty. Michael is also a big-time dog/animal lover. He volunteers as a rescue dog walker at the Amanda Foundation in Beverly Hills. His teaching philosophy is centered on understanding each individual’s learning style and tailoring the material to foster enthusiasm for learning. Michael is thrilled to be joining the TREE community!