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I graduated with a 3.8 GPA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a degree in Chemistry. I was one of ten nominees for valedictorian of my graduating college class of 4,000 and inducted into the phi beta kappa college honor society.
I worked in the corporate world until quitting in 2000 to pursue careers as an entrepreneur and inventor. I moved from San Antonio to NYC in pursuit of more technology driven business opportunities. One side benefit of NYC is that one of my favorite hobbies is acting. I have been a substitute teacher specializing in high school science and math since 2005. It is a pleasure to help motivated students with the process they need to master that day's assignment and also satisfying to encourage marginally motivated students with the help and encouragement they need to look at the subject in a positive light.
It is also critically important for students to learn the tactics of test taking in the process of gaining every advantage.
I am certified on WyzAnt for elementary math. I have been a substitute teacher since 2007 and have enjoyed working with all levels of children. I have a degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a GPA of 3.8. My tutoring style is to be patient with the child until they understand the concept of how to solve the problem. With elementary math, repetition often helps kids become proficient with math.
I am certified by WyzAnt for reading. I am patient with the student in their reading until they can grasp the main ideas the author is conveying to the reader. Ideally, I would like the student to understand that reading can be a pleasurable experience that can transport them to the world the author has created.
Patience — Mike is very patient and explains things well. I was able to understand my homework better. I would recommend him to others. ...
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