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Michael S.

Cumming, GA

$40/hr

Science, Math, History, and Study Skills Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/16/11
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Science, Math, History, and Study Skills Tutor

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Having been educated in private schools throughout elementary and high schools, I attended a small private college in Indiana. I graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a major in History and a minor in Chemistry.

I am currently in the Army Reserves, and I a firm believer in a disciplined style of teaching and learning. Using the maxim, "Repetition is the key to learning", I will incorporate plenty of practice not just to cram for a test but actually learn the material. Cramming for a test is only a short-term solution.

Testimonials

"Great Teacher with a Great Personality "

- Dina, Arlington Heights, IL on 4/19/14

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- CHUNMING, Suwanee, GA on 2/27/14

"Prompt!"

- Christine, Chicago, IL on 1/6/14

"We are fans of Michael!"

- Pam, Gainesville, GA on 12/28/13

"Great Tutor - Very Flexible"

- Matthew, Cumming, GA on 11/14/13

"Great Tutor"

- Ann, Roswell, GA on 5/16/13

"Excellent algebra tutor!"

- Becky, Cumming, GA on 11/29/12

"Nothing short of amazing!"

- Rick, Simpsonville, SC on 11/20/12

"Knows His Stuff"

- Anna, Easley, SC on 11/19/12

"Great Chemistry tutor"

- Cayla, Buford, GA on 5/24/12
Michael replied on 5/24/2012

It was a pleasure tutoring both boys, and I could really tell that they were actually enjoying the material. I am very pleased that they did well on the finals!

"Great Tutor."

- Deanna, Cumming, GA on 2/7/12

"Excellent. Highly Recommend"

- Richelieu, Suwanee, GA on 1/19/12

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Esther, Atlanta, GA on 9/23/11

"great tutor"

- Rebecca, Norcross, GA on 7/27/11

"Reliable, Flexible, Great Tutor"

- Julie, Cumming, GA on 7/21/11

"Great tutor; would highly recommend"

- Aimee, Cumming, GA on 7/16/11

"The "Miracle Worker" Cometh"

- Fire-Brown, Cumming, GA on 1/27/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Zoology
Language:
German, Spanish
History:
American History, Archaeology, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
General Music, Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Accounting, Career Development, Economics, Finance, Law
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
Career Development
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball,
Chess,
Football
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Career Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Finance, German, Grammar, Law, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ASVAB

I took the ASVAB less than two years ago as a pre-requisite to joining the US Army Reserves. Studying for two weeks was all of the time that I had at my disposal before I scored the highest GT score for the Duluth Army Recruiting Station. With a score of 128, I currently have the 2nd highest GT score of anyone in my Reserve unit.

Basketball

In junior and senior high school, I played basketball for my school. I was known for my high free-throw and three pointer percentage shots. Defense was also a strong point that was stressed by my coaches all throughout my years of playing, as well.

My summers were reinforced by summer basketball camp, running drills with other teammates, etc. Outside of school time, we constantly practiced and trained.

Bible Studies

As an active member of Christian denomination of church for 20 years, I have attended many supplementary Biblical studies classes. In college, some of the courses which I used as elective were Biblical studies courses which I easily passed due to the intensive Biblical studies training in my church.

Chess

With a lifelong love of chess, I have participated in numerous chess tournaments in which I placed quite well.

While I admit that I probably could not beat Gary Kasparov or Bobby Fischer (or even Deep Blue), I can certainly provide the strategy that I have acquired through years of study and watching films of great chess matches.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a parent of a 2nd grader, my wife and I have homeschooled our son for the past three years, and he is well-above his grade-level in every subject in standardized testing.

I also have tutored/mentored elementary age students in academics as part of a church youth program.

Football

As a life-long lover of college football, I have studied the game in addition to watching and playing the sport. I played in high school and in college as defensive end, wide receiver, and safety.

Knowing the rules of the game and how they are evolving over time has been a hobby of mine for the past twenty years.

Organic Chemistry

Having taken this course in college, I excelled in this subject in addition to having tutored this subject to numerous students since college. I have also substitute taught this subject in high school when I was a teacher.

Social Studies

As a former history teacher, social studies was incorporated and interwoven throughout the curriculum in which I taught. In some school districts, the courses History and Social Studies are used interchangeably. Having a Bachelor's degree in History more than adequately prepared me to tutor in Social Studies.

B.S., Anderson College

Education

B.S., Anderson College

Great Teacher with a Great Personality — Michael is a great tutor. He has passion for chemistry and was very helpful to me. He was on time, courteous, approachable, and very easy to get along with. I highly recommend him. ...

— Dina, Arlington Heights, IL on 4/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

For group rates, I only charge an additional half hour per student per billed hour. (i.e. 2 students for 1 hour would equal 1.5 hours, etc)

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Cumming, GA 30041.


About Michael

Having been educated in private schools throughout elementary and high schools, I attended a small private college in Indiana. I graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a major in History and a minor in Chemistry.

I am currently in the Army Reserves, and I a firm believer in a disciplined style of teaching and learning. Using the maxim, "Repetition is the key to learning", I will incorporate plenty of practice not just to cram for a test but actually learn the material. Cramming for a test is only a short-term solution.

Testimonials

"Great Teacher with a Great Personality "

- Dina, Arlington Heights, IL on 4/19/14

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- CHUNMING, Suwanee, GA on 2/27/14

"Prompt!"

- Christine, Chicago, IL on 1/6/14

"We are fans of Michael!"

- Pam, Gainesville, GA on 12/28/13

"Great Tutor - Very Flexible"

- Matthew, Cumming, GA on 11/14/13

"Great Tutor"

- Ann, Roswell, GA on 5/16/13

"Excellent algebra tutor!"

- Becky, Cumming, GA on 11/29/12

"Nothing short of amazing!"

- Rick, Simpsonville, SC on 11/20/12

"Knows His Stuff"

- Anna, Easley, SC on 11/19/12

"Great Chemistry tutor"

- Cayla, Buford, GA on 5/24/12
Michael replied on 5/24/2012

It was a pleasure tutoring both boys, and I could really tell that they were actually enjoying the material. I am very pleased that they did well on the finals!

"Great Tutor."

- Deanna, Cumming, GA on 2/7/12

"Excellent. Highly Recommend"

- Richelieu, Suwanee, GA on 1/19/12

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Esther, Atlanta, GA on 9/23/11

"great tutor"

- Rebecca, Norcross, GA on 7/27/11

"Reliable, Flexible, Great Tutor"

- Julie, Cumming, GA on 7/21/11

"Great tutor; would highly recommend"

- Aimee, Cumming, GA on 7/16/11

"The "Miracle Worker" Cometh"

- Fire-Brown, Cumming, GA on 1/27/11

Education

B.S., Anderson College

Education

B.S., Anderson College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required

For group rates, I only charge an additional half hour per student per billed hour. (i.e. 2 students for 1 hour would equal 1.5 hours, etc)

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Cumming, GA 30041

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Zoology
Language:
German, Spanish
History:
American History, Archaeology, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
General Music, Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Accounting, Career Development, Economics, Finance, Law
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
Career Development
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball,
Chess,
Football
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Career Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Finance, German, Grammar, Law, Spanish

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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