Needless to say, he enjoys helping kids and their families.
When the Casten's oldest, Ava, was born they decided to have Lindsay be a stay-at-home mom as they planned for two more kids. They knew that going from a two-income family down to a one-income family would be difficult at best. They were right. Along came Henry and their budget grew tighter. They worked their budget, cut corners where they could and planned for their third child. Ella came to them and they were feeling like a complete family.
Enter SMA. The diagnosis obviously threw them for a loop. Quite unexpected and made quite a difference in their plans. They adjusted their budget, their lifestyle, and their existence.
Lindsay had started Mama Bracelets right after Ella was born. It has provided some extra income but certainly not enough to make ends meet each month. As the economic climate continues to cause struggles they have come to the conclusion that they need to do something to bring in more money.
After a few discussions they decided to have Michael become a tutor! So this is their official announcement that his tutoring career has begun.
The Castens have created a website and a Facebook page to help spread the word about Michael's tutoring services. He feels that he can make a difference for any student (through remediation or enrichment) in any subject area who is still in elementary or middle school (K-8). His rates are reasonable, his hours are flexible, and his experience with curriculum, teaching methods, and ways to connect with kids is outstanding.
If you, or anyone you know lives in the west suburbs of Chicago and is in need of a tutor, please feel free to pass along the following information:
Casten's Key to Learning