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Hi there! My name is Michael, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

A little about me:

I grew up in Bloomingdale, graduated from Lake Park High School in Roselle, and returned to Itasca in 2001 to be closer to family. I married my high school sweetheart about 17 years ago and now have two daughters (6th grade and 3rd grade) and our one-year-old Golden Retriever puppy, Peaches.

A little about my experience:

Learning is truly my passion. I tutored advanced math through college, went on to graduate school to learn more about how people learn, and have been in the education and training field for over 15 years. I joined WyzAnt about a year ago, and in that time, I've had the good fortune of working with dozens of students, becoming one of the more active tutors around Chicago. I've tutored everything from pre-algebra through second-semester calculus, from the ACT to the SAT, and from 7th-graders to adults...with positive feedback so far!

A little about my approach:

For me, it's all about helping students figure out whatever is challenging them, and seeing their joy and confidence grow as concepts start to click. As a tutor, my job is to create an opportunity for students to learn...to guide them. I can't learn it for them, but I can ask the right questions, pick the right examples, and offer the right hints to help them unlock their potential. Learning is personal, so my goal is to connect with each and every student in whatever way is most helpful to them.

I look forward to working with you and your children!

Michael is fantastic. My freshman daughter had been reduced to tears more than once by her honors geometry assignments, but Michael showed her better ways of thinking that have helped her dramatically within the first week!

Thanks Michael, as always very thorough and patient with my daughter. She has made incredible progress. He keeps her focused and on task, which is not an easy task at times.

Michael just tutored my son this past week. My son wanted to quit his honors class before the meeting, but now he has more confidence and feels he can continue in his honors class. Thank you Michael!

Michael is a tremendous help with my son's Pre-Calculus class in High School. Michael quickly determines deficiencies the student has and efficiently fills in the gaps. Michael has great rapport with my son. He is generous with his time and knowledge.

Michael exhibits great patience when waiting for a response to a question. He gives clues but does not give answers and I like that very much. Thank you so much - she is doing better with her geometry.

Michael was an excellent tutor. He went over all the concepts thoroughly and in depth. We added extra sessions than originally planned just to make sure I was well prepared to CLEP out of college math. I would definitely recommend this very knowledgeable tutor!

I was taking a calculus one class at Harper this summer. I was barely passing and had very little understanding in calculus. Michael, with 2 weeks before the class ended, guided me in layman's terms to understand the concepts thoroughly. If I had started tutoring earlier I am confident my grade would have been higher. What he did in essence was teach me an entire class in a few tutoring sessions without overwhelming me. He saved me from another semester of calculus at my university and more importantly, time and money. I highly recommend Michael for anyone who struggles with math. Michael, thank you again!

I had Michael W. as a tutor to help me with a 500-level statistics class for graduate school. He is a fantastic tutor and was extremely helpful. He always showed up exactly on time for scheduled visits. He is very enthusiastic and motivated to help the student work through the arithmetic problem, step by step and even double-checks his own solutions, before having the student work on it. For anyone in Itasca, Wood Dale, Bensenville, Addison, Roselle, Bloomingdale, or any other towns nearby - I highly recommend Michael as a tutor. You will not be disappointed.

My daughter had taken an online college algebra class over this summer. She struggled from the beginning but kept on trying till she realized she was not going to pass that class. I searched on WyzAnt and was contacted by Michael almost immediately. And in a very short time, Michael helped my daughter pass that math class! Just after the first lesson she commented that Michael is a great teacher! He teaches very well. I would highly recommend Michael to any one struggling with algebra!! Thank you.

Michael tutored me through algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability as I was preparing to retake the math portion of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). I found Michael to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. He was very patient in his explanation of complicated procedures; he walked me through how to do each kind of problem and covered each detail in great aspects. Under Michael's teaching, I passed the TAP math exam. Most importantly, he gave me confidence in my own abilities. I highly recommend Michael to everyone who struggles to pass the math exam and wishes to improve their math skills

My daughter struggled in her math class most of the school year, but with Michael's help she was able to raise her grade in the class by one letter grade with only a few sessions. In my daughter's words "Michael was such a huge help. Not only is he very intelligent, but he is a phenomenal teacher. He was very patient and let me make my own mistakes before pointing them out, so that I could see what I was doing wrong and how I should have gone about solving the problem. He was very good at getting to the root of the mistakes I was making in order to help me fix them. Along with very helpful math advice, he gave me personal advice to help improve my scores like waking up earlier or focusing on one thing at a time to avoid mistakes. Overall, he was very helpful in aiding me in understanding the material and he went above and beyond to help me learn."

Michael is an outstanding tutor. After struggling with geometry for most of sophomore year, my daughter received her first A on a geometry quiz after only one session with Michael! He is able to explain things in a way that she could easily understand and grasp. More importantly, Michael was able to help her gain her confidence back. I am extremely happy with the progress my daughter is making in geometry with Michael's help.

The complete package. Michael represents a light at the end of the tunnel for our son who has struggled with mathematics his entire life. After meeting with Michael, our son felt optimistic about his prospects in Algebra/Trig for the first time ever. While he has worked with other tutors before, he didn't feel confident enough to let them know that he remained largely clueless, and he feared appearing "dumb" in front of the them. After meeting with Michael for the first time, he smiled and told us that he was grateful and optimistic about his chances in math in the future. He felt that Michael was very disarming and patient, two qualities that he both wants and needs in a tutor. We are thankful that Michael responded to our search for a tutor and look forward to a positive outcome.

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I was a student of standardized tests, achieving the highest possible score on the math section of the ACT, as well as high scores on the equivalent sections of the GRE (for graduate school acceptance). Among my ACT students so far, one of them actually jumped 4 points after just two weeks of guided preparation!

I was an advanced math student, completing the equivalent of Algebra 1 before high school. I continued applying algebraic skills in high school, where I was a straight A student and completed calculus as a junior. I tutored math through college to stay fresh. Finally, I have been using algebra ever since, from teaching college-level physics concepts to building courses for professional auditors.

I was an advanced math student, completing the equivalent of Algebra 2 before high school. I continued applying algebraic skills in high school, where I was a straight A student and completed calculus as a junior. I tutored math through college to stay fresh. Finally, I have been using algebra ever since, from teaching college-level physics concepts to building courses for professional auditors.

I was an advanced math student, completing calculus as a junior in high school and getting a 5 on the AP calculus BC exam. Among my calculus students so far, I've had one student who was at risk of failing a college-level course who maintained his passing grade, and others whose test performance and confidence improved after our sessions together. In addition to tutoring calculus, I currently tutor all of the foundations for calculus as well (precalculus and trigonometry for example); with this background, I have been able to help those in calculus who might need to circle back or refresh any of the supporting topics.

I was a student of standardized tests, achieving the highest possible score on the math section of the ACT and SAT, as well as high scores on the equivalent sections of the GRE (for graduate school acceptance). As an undergraduate engineering student, I continued to apply advanced math and logic concepts, and am an avid puzzle-solver to this day. Finally, I have passed the WyzAnt tests for all of the math topics that are included on the math section of the GED, so there is no question that I won't at least be able to try to answer! :)

I was an advanced math student, completing the equivalent of Geometry before high school. During my most recent tutoring through WyzAnt, I have already helped numerous geometry students either maintain or improve their grade in class, which is always a delight to see. Finally, geometry is a large component of the ACT and other exams, which I also have tutored to positive reviews and positive results.

I was an advanced math student, completing the equivalent of pre-algebra in 6th grade. I continued applying algebraic skills in high school, where I was a straight A student and completed Calculus as a junior. I tutored math through college to stay fresh. Finally, I have been using algebra ever since, from teaching college-level physics concepts to building courses for professional auditors.

I was an advanced math student, completing the equivalent of pre-calc as a sophomore in high school. A number of my earliest students through WyzAnt were in pre-calc, who all improved by at least one full letter grade with only a few sessions. And, pre-calc overlaps with what I cover for my Algebra 2 and Trigonometry students, with positive feedback and ratings from them as well.

I was an advanced math student, completing probability as part of my high school curriculum and then taking advanced statistics in college. As a tutor, I have helped numerous students with concepts related to probability, as part of advanced algebra courses and in preparation for taking the math portion of the ACT.

I was a student of standardized tests, achieving an 800 on the math section of the SAT, as well as high scores on the equivalent sections of the GRE (for graduate school acceptance). As an undergraduate engineering student, I continued to apply advanced math and logic concepts, and am an avid puzzle-solver to this day. Finally, I tutored math through college to stay fresh on the relevant concepts.

I was an advanced math student, completing calculus in high school and then taking statistics as part of the engineering curriculum in college. I tutored math through college to stay fresh. Finally, I have been using statistics ever since, from teaching college-level physics concepts to building courses for professional auditors.

As a math tutor, I am qualified in ACT Math, SAT Math, and all of the relevant subjects covered by those two tests (from pre-algebra through trigonometry). My math skills come from my background in engineering, which took me through advanced courses in college, where I tutored calculus. Going even further back, I was a student of standardized tests, where I achieved high scores on both the ACT Math and SAT Math tests (and then on the GRE when I went on to grad school).

I was an advanced math student, completing the equivalent of trigonometry as a freshman in high school. Many of my early WyzAnt students have needed help with trig, either as part of a pre-calc class, or at the level that is sometimes covered in Algebra 2, or as a refresh during calculus. Plus, basic trig is a staple on the ACT, which I tutored for over 50 hours in just the first 6 months of 2014 alone.

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Jazmine, Let's start from a problem going the other direction, and then see how it helps us in reverse. I tell you that a cubic polynomial can be factored into (x-3)(x+1)(x+5). Could you tell me what the zeroes are, based on the factors...

Hi Salt Lake, Ok, so we have a puzzle here. I will assume that if I were to give you a quadratic equation, like x2 + 3x + 4 = 0, and I asked you for its roots, you could find them? If not, then we need to back up. If so, read on... In this problem, they've...

Hey everybody, new to blogging, so here we go! I joined WyzAnt at the end of last year, and in 6 months, I've somehow managed to be one of the more active tutors in my area. Part of my approach with my students is to reeeeeally make the session into a dialogue. I tutor math. As an example of what I mean, if I have a student who is about to learn formulas for the... read more

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Michael is fantastic. My freshman daughter had been reduced to tears more than once by her honors geometry assignments, but Michael showed her better ways of thinking that have helped her dramatically within the first week!
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