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Michael T.

Proven, Effective Tutoring with Mike!

Proven, Effective Tutoring with Mike!

$50/hour

  • 66 hours tutoring

  • West Oakland Oakland, CA 94607

About Michael


Bio

Hi, I'm Mike. I've been a professional tutor since September of 2011, teaching English and mathematics to children from third to eighth grade and test prep, composition, comprehension, and mathematics (through pre-calculus) and organization and study skills to high school and college students. I specialize in helping academically frustrated students. Whether you are a fifth grader with a learning difference who's never excelled and can't even imagine being an A student or you're a freshman...

Hi, I'm Mike. I've been a professional tutor since September of 2011, teaching English and mathematics to children from third to eighth grade and test prep, composition, comprehension, and mathematics (through pre-calculus) and organization and study skills to high school and college students. I specialize in helping academically frustrated students. Whether you are a fifth grader with a learning difference who's never excelled and can't even imagine being an A student or you're a freshman who was always at the top of your class but just can't seem to 'get' college-level composition, I'm here to help you.

My method relies on close observation and diagnosis. I'll help you identify where your strengths and weaknesses are and find any specific problems with your understanding of the material. Then, we'll break your problem areas down into simple steps and walk through their applications. Finally, we'll reinforce your new skills while challenging you to apply your skill set to ever more subtle and challenging applications. I believe that there's nothing you can't learn. After working with me, you'll believe it too.

Many of my students were referred to me through federally-funded free tutoring. To accept these funds, I was required to administer standardized tests to the students before and after tutoring. Those students who completed a 12-19 hour course of tutoring universally improved their scores, most by more than an entire grade level! That's a whole grade level of improvement over the course of 6-10 weeks! I get results.


Education

University of California-Santa Cruz
Philosophy

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94607
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Michael hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I currently teach Executive Functioning (organizational and study skills) through a tutoring agency that I work with. Besides my experience directly tutoring it, I have received approximately 10 hours of direct training in this area from a tutor/mentor.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I earned a B.A. in Philosophy (Cum Laude) from the University of California-Santa Cruz. During that time, I served as an Undergraduate Tutor. In that role, I led a discussion group of 5-15 people through a first course in Philosophy of Science. I also trained my students in composing well-written philosophy papers.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am proficient in all major facets of algebra 1, including plotting points and graphing linear equations; solving systems of equations; factoring polynomials; exponent rules; order of operations and so on. I have taught students at all levels of competency and comfort with these concepts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I currently teach Executive Functioning (organizational and study skills) through a tutoring agency that I work with. Besides my experience directly tutoring it, I have received approximately 10 hours of direct training in this area from a tutor/mentor.
Algebra 2, Calculus, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am proficient in all major facets of algebra 1, including plotting points and graphing linear equations; solving systems of equations; factoring polynomials; exponent rules; order of operations and so on. I have taught students at all levels of competency and comfort with these concepts.
Logic,

Logic

I have years of experience tutoring, including tutoring philosophy. I also received an A+ in my introduction to formal logic course, a score that required me to earn a curved score above 100%. I have an intuitive and comprehensive understanding of Semantic, Syntactic, and Predicate logic as well as significant experience with Modal logic.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am proficient in all major facets of algebra 1, including plotting points and graphing linear equations; solving systems of equations; factoring polynomials; exponent rules; order of operations and so on. I have taught students at all levels of competency and comfort with these concepts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I currently teach Executive Functioning (organizational and study skills) through a tutoring agency that I work with. Besides my experience directly tutoring it, I have received approximately 10 hours of direct training in this area from a tutor/mentor.
Algebra 2, Calculus, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I earned a B.A. in Philosophy (Cum Laude) from the University of California-Santa Cruz. During that time, I served as an Undergraduate Tutor. In that role, I led a discussion group of 5-15 people through a first course in Philosophy of Science. I also trained my students in composing well-written philosophy papers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I currently teach Executive Functioning (organizational and study skills) through a tutoring agency that I work with. Besides my experience directly tutoring it, I have received approximately 10 hours of direct training in this area from a tutor/mentor.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I earned a B.A. in Philosophy (Cum Laude) from the University of California-Santa Cruz. During that time, I served as an Undergraduate Tutor. In that role, I led a discussion group of 5-15 people through a first course in Philosophy of Science. I also trained my students in composing well-written philosophy papers.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I currently teach Executive Functioning (organizational and study skills) through a tutoring agency that I work with. Besides my experience directly tutoring it, I have received approximately 10 hours of direct training in this area from a tutor/mentor.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am proficient in all major facets of algebra 1, including plotting points and graphing linear equations; solving systems of equations; factoring polynomials; exponent rules; order of operations and so on. I have taught students at all levels of competency and comfort with these concepts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I currently teach Executive Functioning (organizational and study skills) through a tutoring agency that I work with. Besides my experience directly tutoring it, I have received approximately 10 hours of direct training in this area from a tutor/mentor.
Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.5 (25 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
(2)
2 star
(2)
1 star
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Reviews

Thank you

Michael, thanks so much for helping with Chris's vocabulary preparation for the SAT. He feels very confident because of the lessons you and he have had. He says you are very smart, and he likes the way you've helped steer his instruction. Thanks again.

Kate, 5 lessons with Michael

Excellent in focusing on strategies student can develop to really learn material.

Michael is an excellent tutor in that he focuses on strategies the student can learn to use to master the material. He helped our son to study the problem at hand in a systematic way.

Stanley, 3 lessons with Michael

Simply the Best

Hi Michael, My son is feeling for the first time this semester that he can finish up the semester strong. He told me that you were "brilliant." I wish you could go back to College with him as he preps for his exams. I cannot thank you enough for helping Nick to get caught up with his Logic homework. Michael continues to be the best teacher (tutor) my son has ever had. Working with Michael is giving my son the confidence he needs to tackle any academic assignment, no matter the subject.

Angela, 14 lessons with Michael

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