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Mike M.

Mcallen, TX

$60/hr

An Engineer by Profession...A Tutor by Preference

Background check passed as of 9/16/12
Usually responds in about 3 hours

An Engineer by Profession...A Tutor by Preference

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I am currently employed full-time as a licensed Professional Engineer, and on my off-time I offer tutoring services.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX. My college courses, along with daily work experience, have contributed to a strong math and science background.

I strive to modify my tutoring style based on the individual needs of each student. I have been a visual learner my entire life, so I am able to identify and connect with students with similar learning patterns.

My goal is not only for the student to solve a few problems, but rather that he/she comprehends the concept behind the problems. I am patient and will work step-by-step to simplify the concepts.

I am available Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:00 pm, with limited availability on weekends.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Testimonials

"Excellent Quality Teaching"

- Diana, Mcallen, TX on 10/24/14
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

The ACT English section tests skills such as the proper usage of commas, apostrophes, colons, and the identification of sentence fragments and run-ons within passages.

ACT Math

The ACT Math section includes questions in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

ACT Reading

The ACT Reading section tests reading comprehension from passages taken from books and magazines.

ACT Science

The ACT Science section contains questions on Data Representation, Research Summary, and Conflicting Viewpoints.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 uses alphabetic symbols to represent unknown numbers in equations.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds upon Algebra 1 by introducing advanced concepts and equations.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the science that deals with the composition and properties of substances and various elementary forms of matter. My college course work includes Chemistry I and II.

Chess

I have over 15 years of experience playing chess. I have coached elementary-level students, from beginner to intermediate.

Civil Engineering

I hold a BS in Civil Engineering, I am a practicing and licensed Professional Engineer, and I am a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Elementary (K-6th)

When I was a high school student, I would volunteer at my former elementary school as a summer school tutor. I helped students in grades K-6th in all subjects. I possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Elementary Math

A good understanding of math in elementary school will build a solid foundation for future higher-level math courses.

Elementary Science

Elementary science is where children first begin to explore and discover new things about the world they live in.

English

I can help with all areas of English, from grammar to writing, including proof-reading.

ESL/ESOL

My native language is Spanish, and I am fluent in both languages. I can help translate homework assignments and provide general guidance.

Geometry

Geometry is all about shapes and their properties, including length, area, and volume.

Microsoft Excel

I use this spreadsheet software at work almost everyday. I can provide basic instruction on how to use the software to create time-saving worksheets.

Microsoft PowerPoint

In my line of work, presentations play an important part in conveying information to others. I can give you tips on how to create impressive slides.

Microsoft Word

Learn more about this word-processing software.

Physics

Physics is the branch of science concerned with the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the foundation for Algebra courses and incorporates fractions, decimals, and conversions between them.

SAT Math

My college degree along with my career have provided me with a strong math background.

SAT Reading

An expanded vocabulary is crucial for success on the reading portion of the SAT.

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing section is comprised of two parts: an essay and multiple-choice questions.

Spanish

Spanish was my first language. I took 3 years of Spanish in high school as formal training. I scored a 5 on th AP exam.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles and the relationships between their sides and angles.

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

One of my most memorable moments while giving chess lessons occurred when I was teaching a group of elementary school students about an opening system for White, known as the King's Indian Attack. Most of the students in the class were intermediate-level players, with a couple of advanced-level players, but I also had one second-grader who had just begun playing chess earlier that week. In... read more

In the equation 0.1(x+10)=0.3+-4, x does not equal to 25. The problem is worked out below: Given the equation:  0.1(x+10)=0.3+-4 Multiply 0.1 times x and 0.1 times 10 to get:  0.1x+1=0.3+-4 Subtract the 1 from both sides to get:  0.1x=0.3+-4-1 Simplify...

The multiples of a number are what you get when you multiply the number by other numbers (such as if you multiply it by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.). The least common multiple is the smallest of the multiples that the pair of given numbers have in common. For the pair of numbers 8 and...

Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Civil Engineering

Education

Texas A&M University, Kingsville (Civil Engineering)

Excellent Quality Teaching — My daughter is very happy with the tutoring she received. She told me that she received super useful materials form Mike, and that now the material she is doing in class makes so much more sense! ...

— Diana, Mcallen, TX on 10/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 10 miles of Mcallen, TX 78504.


About Mike

I am currently employed full-time as a licensed Professional Engineer, and on my off-time I offer tutoring services.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX. My college courses, along with daily work experience, have contributed to a strong math and science background.

I strive to modify my tutoring style based on the individual needs of each student. I have been a visual learner my entire life, so I am able to identify and connect with students with similar learning patterns.

My goal is not only for the student to solve a few problems, but rather that he/she comprehends the concept behind the problems. I am patient and will work step-by-step to simplify the concepts.

I am available Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:00 pm, with limited availability on weekends.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Testimonials

"Excellent Quality Teaching"

- Diana, Mcallen, TX on 10/24/14

Education

Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Civil Engineering

Education

Texas A&M University, Kingsville (Civil Engineering)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Mcallen, TX 78504

Mike’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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

One of my most memorable moments while giving chess lessons occurred when I was teaching a group of elementary school students about an opening system for White, known as the King's Indian Attack. Most of the students in the class were intermediate-level players, with a couple of advanced-level players, but I also had one second-grader who had just begun playing chess earlier that week. In... read more

In the equation 0.1(x+10)=0.3+-4, x does not equal to 25. The problem is worked out below: Given the equation:  0.1(x+10)=0.3+-4 Multiply 0.1 times x and 0.1 times 10 to get:  0.1x+1=0.3+-4 Subtract the 1 from both sides to get:  0.1x=0.3+-4-1 Simplify...

The multiples of a number are what you get when you multiply the number by other numbers (such as if you multiply it by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.). The least common multiple is the smallest of the multiples that the pair of given numbers have in common. For the pair of numbers 8 and...


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