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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!
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.
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. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Michael will travel within 20 miles of Salem, VA 24153.
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