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My name is Michael and I hold a B.S degree in Mathematics and completed 28 hours of graduate work in Mathematics/Statistics at Eastern Michigan University. I am currently certified to teach all levels of middle and high school mathematics, physics, and economics. Prior to earning my B.S degree, my previous major was Engineering. The combination of my college course work left me with a major in mathematics, Statistics and Physics, and a minor in Chemistry and Economics. I have had additional coursework in Accounting.
I have passed the background check and am willing to meet prior to first tutoring session. I am married with 4 boys in the Loveland Schools, coach and referee soccer.
I have had one year of experience teaching mathematics to high school students ranging from Basic Math to Pre-Calculus. I am certified to teach Mathematics, Physics and Economics in the state of Ohio. Additionally, while attending junior college, I worked as a tutor in the math lab. I also tutored my two oldest children when they completed their Geometry class in ninth grade in order to be accepted in the post-secondary option for high school students. In order for them to begin taking classes at college in 10th grade, they had to pass a math placement test at the level of College Algebra or higher. They tested just below the Calculus level after about 4 weeks of tutoring due primarily to my ability to determine which topics are most relevant. Additionally, working as an Actuary, I have demonstrated my ability to study in an efficient manner by passing a large number of Actuarial exams at a 90% passing rate when the average passing rate for actuarial exams is approximately 40%. I feel it's more important to teach a student to study properly than to just memorize facts to be forgotten after a test. This allows the student to recall more information when a midterm or final exam is given.
I completed 3 Accounting courses in college. I prepared FAS Reporting documents for Post-Retirement Pension and Medical Plans.
I am very strong in all ACT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
I'm an Associate in Society of Actuaries and am an enrolled Actuary by the Department of Labor
I am an Actuary by trade, so I understand how to prepare for the Actuarial exams (I completed over 20 exams), and understand actual practice of an actuary.
I have tutored numerous students taking the ASVAB with all students obtaining their goal score. I have also taken the exam myself and was a member of the USAR.
I have tutored this subject through Calculus 3. I have developed a way to prepare and organize material to help in identifying the problem type tested.
I have taken a variety of computer programming courses. The courses include Fortran, SPSS, SAS, and also have some knowledge in visual basic. In my past 3 places of employment, I have been the office expert in software usage.
I completed both an undergraduate and graduate level course in Discrete Math. The two courses were part of the Mathematics undergraduate curriculum and graduate program with a majority of the focus on proving theorems.
I completed a minor in Economics.
I completed both an undergraduate and graduate course in Geometry.
In my past 3 places of employment dating back 12 years, I have been classified as the office expert for excel.
Since Psychology is based more on memorization, I would probably need a copy of the textbook to insure tutoring sessions were successful.
I am very strong in all SAT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
I have coached Soccer for 6 years. I have two sons playing on highly competitive teams. I have attended over 10 coaching clinics and have also refereed soccer for 3 years. I specialized in positioning and strategy.
I participated in both Cross Country and track in High School and College. I have trained over a dozen long distance runners and hurdlers.
A very patient teacher with very strong knowledge based. — Mr. D. was very patient in teaching both of my high school boys. They needed help in Calculus, Algebra, Chemistry and Computer Programming classes. Mr. D. explained how to do problems clearly and he often prepared before hand so that he had better ways to explain complicated problems with clear approaches. My boys learnt a lot from Mr. D., and their grades were much better than before in the above ...
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