I have a Masters in Mathematics and am a former instructor at Sonoma State University.
I like to keep things simple. Instead of presenting the student with a parade of ideas, I help the student to see each new topic as simply a new expression of ideas they already know. At the end, the student sees all of algebra as essentially an expression of these first few ideas. I find this approach makes learning much much easier, much much faster, much easier to retain.
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Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Great Algebra teacher!
When asked how the tutoring was going, my son, who is a junior, replied that Michael was the best math teacher he has ever had. He explains it in a very easy to understand way.
Ruth, 17 lessons with Michael
Michael places emphasis on understanding, not mechanical results.
Knowing the foundational material doesn't have to be boring it can be confidence building. He really wants his lessons to be a part of a good life long relationship to math - not just a quick fix to get you through your next test.
Kathryn, 1 lesson with Michael