Utah State University (BS Mech Engineering)
CalPoly Pomona (Graduate Coursework)
University of Phoenix (Master's)
I pride myself in helping students reach proficiency in math and in learning and easily recalling what they have learned. I've taught and tutored high school math in California for 14 years, was teacher of the year and math department chair for 4 years, and spearheaded several innovative programs for multiple schools to help struggling students improve the speed and proficiency of their learning.
I am an excellent tutor because I offer multiple approaches to each subject with the goal of long term retention and mastery.
Please contact me if something comes up and a schedule change is needed. I am very flexible. I pride myself in helping students reach proficiency in math and in learning and easily recalling what they have learned. I've taught and tutored high school math in California for 14 years, was teacher of the year and math department chair for 4 years, and spearheaded several innovative programs
Michael is very patient and has excellent skills for teaching Algebra, he has the ability to explain problems clearly and help organize the thought processes in order to solve them correctly. My daughter was very stressed about taking her final, after being tutored by Michael she felt confident. She told me that he was the best Math teacher she had ever experienced!
After 2 tutoring sessions, Michael has helped my daughter to enjoy math again. She's understanding it, and now doing it for fun. It's become a puzzle for her to figure out. Thank you Michael!
Michael has been instrumental in helping my son improve his Algebra 2 Honors grades. So patient and understanding. He allows my son to keep asking questions if he isn't understanding a concept. He's been coming over weekly to review the quizzes and tests for the week so he doesn't fall behind again.
Michael listened to our son's questions and concerns first, identified the trouble spots and worked through them with him. Great experience!
He taught me the concepts and then the short cuts. He is very patient and understanding. Very easy to relate to and makes learning a pleasure.
My daughter struggles with SAT concepts and needed some review of linear equations and inequalities. He was able to teach her how to tackle problems in a few different ways. We have already scheduled our next few sessions. Will look forward to his help again.
Michael tutored our struggling 12 years old, 7th grade child in Algebra from March 15th till June 3rd. Through Michael's expertise, patience and personalized approach of tutoring, our son gained the confidence and understanding in Algebra. Michael's strategies and approach to tutoring is hands down excellent. Next school year, our son will advance in Geometry as an 8th grader. Thank you very much Michael !!!
Michael was willing to fit us into his busy end of the year schedule to help my 17 year old with a major physics project. He worked hard with her until late in the evening, helping us figure out what supplies were needed and how to make a working engine and car. He even purchased some of the supplies for the project himself. We couldn't have done it without him. He's really smart, capable and creative with physics and engineering (and I'm sure many other subjects) , very hard working and dedicated, and also a very nice, engaging, fun person. I would highly recommend him.
Michael is very patient and has a positive attitude in trying to help students understand. He uses several different methods to help in grasping the material. I like that he will observe my son working out the math problems and addressing where he is going wrong and then works out where the difficulties are.
Michael is an awesome tutor! Took his time to make sure my son understood everything and showed him different ways of getting it done! Improved my sons test score by one letter grade on the first test! Thank you Michael!
Michael seeks to gage knowledge and understanding well and encourages learning/practicing of concepts in a patient manner. Always a great learning experience for my son!
Michael reviewed calculating volumes of either a reactant or product starting with liters or grams for ideal gases. He worked on writing and balancing chemical reaction equations and reviewed the number of atoms or ions needed to combine to form a stable molecule based upon the atoms ionic charge. He was very patient, asked if his explanations were understood and followed-up with asking my son to demonstrate his understanding. Very helpful.
Michael has been able to help my son in both geometry honors and chemistry honors. He is patient and knowledgeable.
Michael is an amazing tutor I have been trying to get my boys interested in math for years now but with no luck . After only one session he had my boys understand and are excited and looking forward to next session. They said " math with him was fun I can't wait till next time". I would have paid way more for the quality of tutor he is. We're keeping him on for a very long time to come. Thank You Mike
Michael is a great tutor so far. My son and his friend are both fully engaged and are already feeling better about their understanding of Geometry after only 2 sessions. We are very pleased.
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