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Michael B.

Salem, VA

$40/hr

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

Background check passed as of 1/31/14
Usually responds in about 7 hours

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

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Everyone can find the solutions!

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!

Testimonials

"Excellent SAT and math tutor."

- Barbara, Roanoke, VA on 11/17/13

"College Physics 2 Was Very Helpful"

- Jeremy, Roanoke, VA on 9/5/14

"Good Tutor"

- Stan, Daleville, VA on 11/13/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

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.

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.

Praxis

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.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Math and Physics

Education

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, Roanoke, VA on 11/17/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

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


About Michael

Everyone can find the solutions!

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!

Testimonials

"Excellent SAT and math tutor."

- Barbara, Roanoke, VA on 11/17/13

"College Physics 2 Was Very Helpful"

- Jeremy, Roanoke, VA on 9/5/14

"Good Tutor"

- Stan, Daleville, VA on 11/13/13
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Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Math and Physics

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Math and Physics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Salem, VA 24153

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

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.


Background Check Status for Michael B.

Michael B. passed a background check on 1/31/14. The check was ordered by Michael through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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