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 Michael J. Motta


  Michael J. Motta is a freelance writer and tutor whose diverse background ranges from the liberal arts to NCAA sports.

Languages: English

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 1991
College of Arts and Letters
Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, 1989
James Madison College
Michigan State University


Writing, Researching, Tutoring

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Are you trying to learn English as a second language?

Help is here!



Publication credits include Property Investor Magazine,,, the Lansing State Journal, the Grand Ledge Independent, the Grand Rapids Press, and the State News.

Clients have included Demand Media, DoctorTEXT, EcoKind Solutions, and Freshwater Publishing

Content writer of inaugural website for Midwest Air Filter, Inc.

Marketing for mortgage firms included writing some ad copy

Winner of 1998 WFMK Poetry Contest

Wrote brochures on landlord/tenant law while interning for the Housing Resource Center


Tutor, 2008-Present
English as a second language
I'm currently tutoring English to South Koreans via telecommute

Volunteer, 2006-Present, Philosophy section
Numerous nominations for Volunteer of the Month

Test Scorer, 2003
Educational Testing Service
Scored verbal sections of the NJ ASK

Tutor, 2002-05
Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center
Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS)
Michigan State University

Teaching Assistant, 1995
Department of Philosophy
Binghamton University

Scholarly Distinctions:

4.0 in all four courses taken through the Legal Assistant program at Lansing Community College in the early 2000s

Clifford A. Clark Fellow, 1993-95
Binghamton University

Scored in the 95th percentile on the GRE Verbal section

Department of Philosophy Fellowship, 1991
Michigan State University

Study Abroad, 1988
Cambridge University, England

Dean's List, James Madison College, Michigan State
University, Winter 1988

National Merit Scholar, Michigan State University, 1985-89

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