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Michael G.

San Antonio, TX

$55/hr

Experienced and Patient Math Teacher/Tutor with BS in Math from M.I.T.

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Background check passed as of 8/16/12

Experienced and Patient Math Teacher/Tutor with BS in Math from M.I.T.

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I am a math person (BS degree in mathematics from M.I.T.) with substantial experience and success in teaching and tutoring non-math people. I have 11 years experience teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics and College Algebra in high school and college classrooms. In addition, I have more than 3 years of experience and success in our Math Tutoring Center, tutoring community college students in the entire range of math courses, including Developmental Math. Developmental Math courses are remedial courses designed to fill the holes in a student's math knowledge and groom them for success in the college math courses necessary for their degrees. My community college, Northwest Vista College, is ranked as having one of the most successful Developmental Math programs in the country, and I have extensive experience utilizing the successful methods developed there.

If math makes you anxious or you question your ability to "do math," I can help you. I am a very patient and genial person and will create a relaxed and friendly environment where you will be comfortable developing the confidence that you "can do math". I will teach you a set of easily understood tools with wide applicability in solving math problems. Importantly, I have multiple ways to present most math concepts, so if one approach doesn't work for you I can try another. I can supplement your textbook and classroom materials with my own large inventory of materials.

If you are a good math student but find yourself struggling, perhaps because you have difficulty understanding your teacher or find the pace too fast, I can help you. Not only can I teach you the "how" of the math, but I will explain the "why." Additionally, I will improve your problem solving and problem attack skills by sharing my skills in this area with you.

Whatever your reason for seeking help in math, not only do I have the knowledge and experience to help you, but I have the personality and communication skills be an effective tutor for you. I did graduate from M.I.T., and I do know my math, but I promise you that I AM NOT A NERD, and that you will find me easy to be with.

"Explains basics so you understand not memorize"

- Karen, San Antonio, TX on 9/16/12

"Awesome tutor!"

- Ben, Boerne, TX on 12/17/13

"Very patient"

- Jeantte, San Antonio, TX on 9/10/12

"Patient tutor and explains very well"

- Joseph, San Antonio, TX on 9/9/12

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have a math degree from M.I.T. and am a personable and patient teacher. I am an experienced Algebra I teacher. Teaching is my occupation and my passion. If you are looking for someone who can make this subject make sense, rather than someone who will just teach the rules, then I would love to work with you or your student.

Algebra 2

I have a math degree from M.I.T. and am a personable and patient teacher. I am an experienced Algebra II teacher. Teaching is my occupation and my passion. If you are looking for someone who can make this subject make sense, rather than someone who will just teach the rules, then I would love to work with you or your student.

Calculus

I am an M.I.T. graduate in math who is personable and patient (not a nerd). I teach and tutor math as my occupation and passion. If you want someone who can explain the why as well as the how, then I would love to work with you.

Geometry

I have taught geometry as well as taking graduate level courses in it. If you are looking for someone who can make this subject make sense, rather than someone who will just teach the rules, then I would love to work with you or your student.

Precalculus

I have a math degree from M.I.T. and am a personable and patient teacher. I am an experienced Precal teacher. Teaching is my occupation and my passion. If you are looking for someone who can make this subject make sense, rather than someone who will just teach the rules, then I would love to work with you or your student.

Probability

I have a math degree from M.I.T. and am a personable and patient teacher. I am quite knowledgeable about probability. I regularly teach it as part of my Statistics course. Teaching is my occupation and my passion. If you are looking for someone who can make this subject make sense, rather than someone who will just teach the rules, then I would love to work with you or your student.

Trigonometry

I have a math degree from M.I.T. and am a personable and patient teacher. Teaching is my occupation and my passion. If you are looking for someone who can make this subject make sense, rather than someone who will just teach the rules, then I would love to work with you or your student.

M.I.T.
Golden Gate University Law School
J.D.
New York University Law
Other

Education

M.I.T.

Golden Gate University Law School (J.D.)

New York University Law (Other)

Explains basics so you understand not memorize — Michael explains calculus concepts in depth so that I understand them and can apply them to my assignments. Things that seemed complicated are actually logical and simple once he reviews them. I am much more confident about AP Calculus because I have him explaining it to me. ...

— Karen, San Antonio, TX on 9/16/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78231.


About Michael

I am a math person (BS degree in mathematics from M.I.T.) with substantial experience and success in teaching and tutoring non-math people. I have 11 years experience teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics and College Algebra in high school and college classrooms. In addition, I have more than 3 years of experience and success in our Math Tutoring Center, tutoring community college students in the entire range of math courses, including Developmental Math. Developmental Math courses are remedial courses designed to fill the holes in a student's math knowledge and groom them for success in the college math courses necessary for their degrees. My community college, Northwest Vista College, is ranked as having one of the most successful Developmental Math programs in the country, and I have extensive experience utilizing the successful methods developed there.

If math makes you anxious or you question your ability to "do math," I can help you. I am a very patient and genial person and will create a relaxed and friendly environment where you will be comfortable developing the confidence that you "can do math". I will teach you a set of easily understood tools with wide applicability in solving math problems. Importantly, I have multiple ways to present most math concepts, so if one approach doesn't work for you I can try another. I can supplement your textbook and classroom materials with my own large inventory of materials.

If you are a good math student but find yourself struggling, perhaps because you have difficulty understanding your teacher or find the pace too fast, I can help you. Not only can I teach you the "how" of the math, but I will explain the "why." Additionally, I will improve your problem solving and problem attack skills by sharing my skills in this area with you.

Whatever your reason for seeking help in math, not only do I have the knowledge and experience to help you, but I have the personality and communication skills be an effective tutor for you. I did graduate from M.I.T., and I do know my math, but I promise you that I AM NOT A NERD, and that you will find me easy to be with.

Testimonials

"Explains basics so you understand not memorize"

- Karen, San Antonio, TX on 9/16/12

"Awesome tutor!"

- Ben, Boerne, TX on 12/17/13

"Very patient"

- Jeantte, San Antonio, TX on 9/10/12

"Patient tutor and explains very well"

- Joseph, San Antonio, TX on 9/9/12

Education

M.I.T.
Golden Gate University Law School
J.D.
New York University Law
Other

Education

M.I.T.

Golden Gate University Law School (J.D.)

New York University Law (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78231

Michael’s Subjects

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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