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Michael H.

Alabaster, AL

$30/hour

Patient Father of 3 Girls - Science & English Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/25/16
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Great Tutor Who Knows His Astronomy
— Amy, Royal Oak, MI on 2/21/13

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Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

About Michael

My approach is to help your student discover the answers themselves. This requires patience, which comes easily for me. I give tips and tricks that can help your student later. I am a natural problem solver. I give praise freely and help your student be proud of them self. I NEVER criticize or belittle but encourage and build on successes.

Currently a volunteer at McWane Science Center and Vulcan Museum, I enjoy teaching. I have trained business professionals, computer programmers, and teenagers. I have given presentations at a nature center and led nature hikes for Boy Scouts. I served in the U.S. Air Force where I was selected to help fellow airmen prepare for tests. Astronomy, weather, nature and science are now my hobbies.

The key to successful tutoring is to develop trust and rapport and make learning enjoyable.
My approach is to help your student discover the answers themselves. This requires patience, which comes easily for me. I give tips and tricks that can help your student later. I am a natural problem solver. I give praise freely and help your student be proud of them self. I NEVER criticize or belittle but encourage and build on successes. Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Alabaster, AL 35007
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor Who Knows His Astronomy"

- Amy, Royal Oak, MI on 2/21/13
Science:
Astronomy,
Geology, Physical Science
English:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Astronomy

I've been an amateur astronomer for 40 years. I also give telescope viewing sessions at a nature center.

Chess

I was in the chess club in high school. I usually win every game now.

COBOL

I have about 20 years COBOL programming experience from working at JL Hudson, AAA, and Kmart. This ranges from the older straight-line programming to the current structured programming. I have given instruction to new programmers at AAA.

Computer Programming

I have about 20 years computer programming experience from working at JL Hudson, AAA, and Kmart. This ranges from the older COBOL and IMS DB/DC to SQL/Teradata. I have given instruction to new programmers at AAA.

General Computer

I've been a computer professional for 30 years. I repair and upgrade my own PC.

Physical Science

Science was always my favorite subject. It is a hobby now. I never stop learning.

Proofreading

I had one supervisor who often asked me to proofread his emails.

Reading

I have insatiable curiosity for reading about people, places, science, and history (although I disliked history in school). I am constantly learning new things (now teaching myself to play the bugle). While reading, I easily recognize the focus of the writing and pay close attention to its details.

Vocabulary

It helps the student if they see the context of the word, how it is used. Once they can visualize the meaning of the word, the sentence is no longer a mystery and they are no longer "stuck".

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Great Tutor Who Knows His Astronomy — Michael is a wonderful tutor, both extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Astronomy. I have found his expertise in this topic to vastly exceed that of an average tutor. Michael’s comprehension of Astronomy and his ability to explain concepts range from basic to expert, dependent on the needs of a student. I was also impressed with the visual equipment and websites that Michael provided fo ...

— Amy, Royal Oak, MI on 2/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Alabaster, AL 35007.