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Michael B.

Degrees in both *** Math and Physics *** from VaTech

Salem, VA (24153)

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I have taught High School Math, Physics and Computer Science. I have also been a Boy Scout Leader for 7 years

I took many challenging courses in college, and a multitude of strategies to tackle problems. I use this experience to give each student a chance to find the path to solve the problem makes sense to them. In my experience, once one path is learned, other paths can be taught to make sense when a teacher requires a specific method to be used.

I will typically go through a description of what a given problem is looking for, and then let the student tell me what tools they have to get to the solution. I remind them of a tool if need be, and guide them through to the solution. Then I let them try on their own, asking me when they are confused or need additional help. This way, I am able to find out how they think, and recommend different approaches that may work better for them!

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Michael’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
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Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Algebra 1

I have taught 2 classes in High School. I use Algebra all the time as a Manufacturing Engineer in which I have over 20 years experience.


I hold a B.S. Degree in Mathematics. I also took the Praxis for Mathematics: Content Knowledge and scored in the top 10 percentile, and received the ETS Recognition of Excellence. I then went on to teach High School Math.

SAT Math

I personally got 780 out of a possible 800 on the Math portion of the SAT. I know what it takes to score well on the Math SAT and can help you.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Math and Physics)

Excellent SAT and math tutor. — Mike tutored my son for the math portion of the SAT and he increased his math score by over 100 points. Mike is very patient and gave my son a lot of confidence . He went over a lot of problems and taught him how to approach the different types of questions. Mike is very calm and outlined a specific plan for my son to succeed and it really worked. ...

— Barbara from Roanoke, VA on 11/17/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Salem, VA 24153.

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