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Mike A.

Griffin, GA

$35/hr

Tutor college/high school/middle school-science/mathematics

Background check passed as of 9/15/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

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I am a retired chemist with a career in R/D including management. I have a PhD in Polymer Science as an elastomer physical chemist. I am a published chemist and a lecturer at the graduate school level. I am certified to teach science and mathematics in Ohio, was a "preferred substitute teacher" in two school districts in NE Ohio, and have tutored and taught science and mathematics in high school and middle school in Ohio for 9 years and since 2009 in Georgia. In my experience tutoring chemistry and mathematics, a 2-hour lesson is preferred over a 1-hour lesson to better accomplish understanding of the assignment. I also prefer to know ahead of time the assignment topic so I can review my personal textbooks and bring appropriate background material to the lesson.

For mathematics and chemistry, the tutoring normally involves completing problem sets, and the optimum tutoring lesson is a face-to-face meeting where assigned problems are solved, with the objective not only to get the correct answer but to explain the principles employed to enhance understanding of the topic. However, I have found that a telephone or email based lesson can be equally productive. If this is useful, I am willing to conduct lessons this way also.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Hope, Locust Grove, GA on 12/2/14

"Really great tutor"

- Dominique, Fayetteville, GA on 9/13/14

"Prompt, Patient, and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Renee, Mcdonough, GA on 7/18/14

"Great tutor, punctual and understanding"

- Ryan, Griffin, GA on 6/24/14

"Great tutor!"

- Sharon, Stockbridge, GA on 5/12/14

"He is doing an awesome job! "

- Jeffrey, Jackson, GA on 3/7/14

"Outstanding Tutor"

- John, Locust Grove, GA on 9/5/13

"Cognitive of student needs."

- Gary, Hampton, GA on 8/2/13

"Very good tutor"

- Jason, Griffin, GA on 5/20/13

"Patient, skilled tutor"

- Stan, Tyrone, GA on 3/30/13

"Wonderful Tutor"

- NINA, Hampton, GA on 2/18/13

"Awesome"

- Christina, Griffin, GA on 12/9/12

"My sister loved this tutor!!"

- Eboni, Griffin, GA on 10/10/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Mike’s Resources

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I couldn't solve an SAT math problem (farmer picking pumpkins of the right weight and asking what ranges will he NOT pick) where I manipulated the word problem on a number line graph to give  x<2 and x>10.  I was asked to pick the answer that could be the correct one.   The answers I had to choose from were in the form of absolute value inequality equations, I solved... read more

Wichita State University KS
chemistry
Akron University OH
Master's
Akron University OH
PhD

Education

Wichita State University KS (chemistry)

Akron University OH (Master's)

Akron University OH (PhD)

Great Tutor — Mike has been great and helped my daughter so much. She has improved significantly. May have to get help with statistics in a few semesters! ...

— Hope, Locust Grove, GA on 12/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 25 miles of Griffin, GA 30223.


About Mike

I am a retired chemist with a career in R/D including management. I have a PhD in Polymer Science as an elastomer physical chemist. I am a published chemist and a lecturer at the graduate school level. I am certified to teach science and mathematics in Ohio, was a "preferred substitute teacher" in two school districts in NE Ohio, and have tutored and taught science and mathematics in high school and middle school in Ohio for 9 years and since 2009 in Georgia. In my experience tutoring chemistry and mathematics, a 2-hour lesson is preferred over a 1-hour lesson to better accomplish understanding of the assignment. I also prefer to know ahead of time the assignment topic so I can review my personal textbooks and bring appropriate background material to the lesson.

For mathematics and chemistry, the tutoring normally involves completing problem sets, and the optimum tutoring lesson is a face-to-face meeting where assigned problems are solved, with the objective not only to get the correct answer but to explain the principles employed to enhance understanding of the topic. However, I have found that a telephone or email based lesson can be equally productive. If this is useful, I am willing to conduct lessons this way also.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Hope, Locust Grove, GA on 12/2/14

"Really great tutor"

- Dominique, Fayetteville, GA on 9/13/14

"Prompt, Patient, and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Renee, Mcdonough, GA on 7/18/14

"Great tutor, punctual and understanding"

- Ryan, Griffin, GA on 6/24/14

"Great tutor!"

- Sharon, Stockbridge, GA on 5/12/14

"He is doing an awesome job! "

- Jeffrey, Jackson, GA on 3/7/14

"Outstanding Tutor"

- John, Locust Grove, GA on 9/5/13

"Cognitive of student needs."

- Gary, Hampton, GA on 8/2/13

"Very good tutor"

- Jason, Griffin, GA on 5/20/13

"Patient, skilled tutor"

- Stan, Tyrone, GA on 3/30/13

"Wonderful Tutor"

- NINA, Hampton, GA on 2/18/13

"Awesome"

- Christina, Griffin, GA on 12/9/12

"My sister loved this tutor!!"

- Eboni, Griffin, GA on 10/10/12
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Education

Wichita State University KS
chemistry
Akron University OH
Master's
Akron University OH
PhD

Education

Wichita State University KS (chemistry)

Akron University OH (Master's)

Akron University OH (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Griffin, GA 30223

Mike’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, 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.


Mike’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Mike. View all of Mike’s resources

I couldn't solve an SAT math problem (farmer picking pumpkins of the right weight and asking what ranges will he NOT pick) where I manipulated the word problem on a number line graph to give  x<2 and x>10.  I was asked to pick the answer that could be the correct one.   The answers I had to choose from were in the form of absolute value inequality equations, I solved... read more


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