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Michael N.

Danville, CA

$75/hr

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I am a Naperville North High School and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate with a degree in Mathematics. I have extensive problem-solving experience including winning 1st place at the 2007 ICTM State Math Contest, qualifying for the USA Math Olympiad, and placing in the top 500 in the national Putnam competition.

My tutoring methods vary student-by-student, but I specialize in breaking down problems and asking questions to guide the student toward discovering and truly understanding concepts which helps with retention and effective test-taking.

I take pride in the success of each and every one of my students and look forward to meeting you!

Testimonials

"Miracle worker!"

- Cassie, Naperville, IL on 12/22/12

"Good Algebra 2 Tutor!"

- Joshua, Alexandria, VA on 12/10/14

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Kelly, San Ramon, CA on 7/26/14

"Great tutor"

- Paige, Danville, CA on 7/10/14

"Great experience"

- Trish, Danville, CA on 7/1/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Alicia, San Ramon, CA on 6/16/14

"Great tutor"

- Anna, Alamo, CA on 10/12/13

"Very patient, has helped two of my children!"

- Kerry, Naperville, IL on 5/31/13

"Perfect ACT score!"

- Hannah, Naperville, IL on 5/31/13

"Thanks for the advice!"

- Julie, Lisle, IL on 4/9/13

"So so pleased to have found Mike!!!!!!"

- Greg, Bolingbrook, IL on 3/19/13

"Physics grade has improved dramatically"

- Justine, Wheaton, IL on 2/26/13

"Knowledgeable in Many Subjects"

- Sandy, Naperville, IL on 10/19/12

"Thanks!"

- Jodi, Woodridge, IL on 9/12/12

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Sarah, Naperville, IL on 6/5/12

"Great tutor, very patient and always on time"

- Christine, Naperville, IL on 5/31/12
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Actuarial Science

I have successfully passed actuarial exams P/1, FM/2, MFE/3F, and C/4 and am available to tutor anyone preparing for the aforementioned exams.

Discrete Math

In college I extensively studied mathematical proof and set theory, and have also succeeded in courses on combinatorics and probability.

Linear Algebra

I have taken two years of both applied and abstract linear algebra, as well as two semesters of abstract algebra up to and including Galois Theory.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Miracle worker! — Michael was an amazing tutor for my freshman son who fell behind in Honors Geometry due to a surgery and many missed school days. Mike bent over backwards to accommodate our ever changing schedule. He was prompt and knowledgeable and my son was very comfortable learning from him. Awesome instructor and very successful in his teaching methods! Will definitely keep Michael on our "speed dial." Than ...

— Cassie, Naperville, IL on 12/22/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Listed rate is for sessions held at the Danville Library. Additional travel fee may apply for in-home sessions.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Danville, CA 94526.


About Michael

I am a Naperville North High School and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate with a degree in Mathematics. I have extensive problem-solving experience including winning 1st place at the 2007 ICTM State Math Contest, qualifying for the USA Math Olympiad, and placing in the top 500 in the national Putnam competition.

My tutoring methods vary student-by-student, but I specialize in breaking down problems and asking questions to guide the student toward discovering and truly understanding concepts which helps with retention and effective test-taking.

I take pride in the success of each and every one of my students and look forward to meeting you!

Testimonials

"Miracle worker!"

- Cassie, Naperville, IL on 12/22/12

"Good Algebra 2 Tutor!"

- Joshua, Alexandria, VA on 12/10/14

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Kelly, San Ramon, CA on 7/26/14

"Great tutor"

- Paige, Danville, CA on 7/10/14

"Great experience"

- Trish, Danville, CA on 7/1/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Alicia, San Ramon, CA on 6/16/14

"Great tutor"

- Anna, Alamo, CA on 10/12/13

"Very patient, has helped two of my children!"

- Kerry, Naperville, IL on 5/31/13

"Perfect ACT score!"

- Hannah, Naperville, IL on 5/31/13

"Thanks for the advice!"

- Julie, Lisle, IL on 4/9/13

"So so pleased to have found Mike!!!!!!"

- Greg, Bolingbrook, IL on 3/19/13

"Physics grade has improved dramatically"

- Justine, Wheaton, IL on 2/26/13

"Knowledgeable in Many Subjects"

- Sandy, Naperville, IL on 10/19/12

"Thanks!"

- Jodi, Woodridge, IL on 9/12/12

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Sarah, Naperville, IL on 6/5/12

"Great tutor, very patient and always on time"

- Christine, Naperville, IL on 5/31/12
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Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Listed rate is for sessions held at the Danville Library. Additional travel fee may apply for in-home sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Danville, CA 94526

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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