Over 100 tutoring hours

Michael N.

San Diego, CA

$40/hr

The Master of Patience

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Background check passed as of 3/10/15
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
58 Ratings
 
 
6hrs Response Time
Great Teaching Approach
— Laura Blair, Poway, CA on 3/22/15

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Southwestern College
Electrical Engineeri
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Enrolled

Education

Southwestern College (Electrical Engineeri)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (Enrolled)

About Michael

Hello Math Students,

My name is Mike. I've been a math tutor in San Diego for five years now. I have professional experience with a leading math tutoring company in which I am their top tutor. I take on extra students as a hobby. I have changed hundreds of students grades and hundreds of students mentalities about Math. I have tutored beginning math through Calculus 3 and have tutored for the entire school year with Common Core.

What puts me above the rest? First, I know my stuff! I tutor every level of math from multiple districts/colleges/universities and private schools EVERY WEEKDAY and have done for YEARS. Don't be shy if your school or academics are different. I easily adapt and understand new styles of teaching and always love a new challenge. I have dealt with Swedish Math, Common Core, and a ton of different methods that come and go. I quickly understand what the teacher is trying to accomplish and fill in the gaps to help you reach their goal.

Secondly, I take pride in tutoring my students. I keep up with their math class schedules, their tests, quizzes and challenging sections to make sure they are ready to go when the class gets tough. I try my hardest to keep a flexible schedule and work with my students on times/dates to keep them on a consistent tutoring schedule. I have great tricks and practices that help raise their test scores and get them going into the test with more confidence. I fill my students with motivation and it has done wonders to their grades.

Last but not least, I am the king of patience and a master detective of foundation repair! I fell in love with this work because I love to help people. Don't be worried if your skills aren't up with the rest of your class, THAT IS WHAT I AM HERE FOR. I am very patient, friendly and my sense of humor will help with the nerves. Working with you, I will find what causes you to struggle and attack it. I will break down any problem into it's parts and find what you struggle with. I often start or finish my lessons with a side note or a side lesson on a topic I have noticed you struggle with. Yes, even if you are in Pre-Calculus I will end my lesson teaching you how to add fractions if that is what you struggle with. I will never judge you and I understand completely where you are coming from.

I want to quickly thank you for spending time and reading through this profile. I hope to hear from you soon and start working on getting you the grades you deserve!
Hello Math Students,

My name is Mike. I've been a math tutor in San Diego for five years now. I have professional experience with a leading math tutoring company in which I am their top tutor. I take on extra students as a hobby. I have changed hundreds of students grades and hundreds
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Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Group discounts available! Find a friend in your class and get tutoring together for discounts!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92126
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Teaching Approach"

- Laura Blair, Poway, CA on 3/22/15

"Consistent "

- Wesley, San Diego, CA on 6/4/15

"Extremely patient and wants you to succeed"

- Rita, San Diego, CA on 3/13/15

"Very Helpful"

- Michele, San Diego, CA on 7/24/14
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ACT Math

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ACT Math

I have helped dozens of students go through ACT Math prep and have helped students achieve wonderful scores. I am very patient and understand that some of these questions are very complex and require breaking down. I make an effort to teach the lesson behind the problem instead of just walking the student through solving the one problem. I'm great at making example problems to solidify each concept.

Algebra 1

I understand that Algebra 1 is one of the most important classes as it is the building block for all the Math classes to come. I take this very seriously and strive to help the student understand every lesson and get extra practice with lessons that are key to future Math classes. I have taken plenty of failing students and turned their grades around. A few weeks with my tutoring in this subject and you should see a significant increase in your grade.

Algebra 2

I have tutored this subject for over five years and have a full year of Common Core (Math III) tutoring. I know the standards expected of the students and I am really good at teaching the hardest parts of this class (exponentials, probabilities, series and sequences and trigonometry). I can break the problems down to basic math if necessary and can usually create working examples off the top of my head.

Calculus

I have incredible success with all my students tutoring this class. I have mastered every section and have plenty of ways of teaching the concepts to help my students understand how to approach the problems.

Differential Equations

I passed this class with an A and have a full understanding of it's lessons thanks to my favorite math teacher. I have tutored this class 3 full semesters with great success. I take great notes with the students and let them keep them. This class builds on itself throughout the semester but is not as fluid as a normal math class. Helping the student understand the concepts while helping them memorize the forms and types of DEs is crucial.

Prealgebra

I have tutored this class with middle school, high school and college students. I am great at relieving the fear of word problems by teaching proper math vocabulary and helping a student understand the idea of the variable. I have tutored this class for 5 years and know this is the class where prior gaps in Math knowledge start to really effect the student. I work very well repairing the gaps in knowledge and have a great grade turn around rate.

Precalculus

I received the highest grade in my class on all my tests. I have tutored this subject to over 20 different students and have had great results. I do great prep work for this class (in the form of an intensive Algebra review) and help students pass tests with simple tricks. I share the methods I used to remember formulas and functions to help the student. My trigonometry is very strong and I absolutely love teaching this class.

Trigonometry

I have worked with dozens of students with basic trigonometry, proofs, inverse trig functions, integration with trig and all the different identities. I have tricks for remembering them and can help the student derive the formulas. I share my methods for studying and usually provide my own hand written notes.

Southwestern College
Electrical Engineeri
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Enrolled

Education

Southwestern College (Electrical Engineeri)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (Enrolled)

Great Teaching Approach — My son, who is a senior in high school, has been struggling in AP Calculus since the beginning of the school year. Mike came on board only a few sessions ago, and my son's grades have already improved. He received his first 100% on a recent quiz! My son has really connected with Mike's approach and is beginning to show a considerable amount of confidence in the subject. If you're looking for an AP ...

— Laura Blair, Poway, CA on 3/22/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Group discounts available! Find a friend in your class and get tutoring together for discounts!

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92126.

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