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Michael S.

Tampa, FL

$40/hr

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Background check passed as of 1/18/13
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— Marilee, Wesley Chapel, FL on 3/6/13

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University of South Florida
Civil Engineering
New Jersey Institute Of Technolgy
Enrolled

Education

University of South Florida (Civil Engineering)

New Jersey Institute Of Technolgy (Enrolled)

About Michael

I have a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida, and I am currently working on my Masters in Transportation Engineering. I have tutored for several years, from young children to college level. My primary focus is mathematics, from elementary to college level and test preparation. For me, the greatest sense of accomplishment comes when a student has struggled with a concept and then it finally "clicks."

By focusing in mathematics, my students get the most out of each lesson, by having the ability to relate a more advanced concept to an earlier concept. I use many of these concepts still in my Masters level studies. Math is a subject that builds on itself, and sometimes at a fast rate. And I find many students forget some of the basics simply because they haven't used them. You simply cannot just read about a concept and understand. You must do it. Working on problems is the best way to excel in math. The more you practice the easier it will be. Don't believe me, just try it.

I like to know my students, their likes and hobbies. It helps create a lesson specifically for each student. By seeing how math relates to what they enjoy, students are more likely to retain the topics covered in the lesson.

In addition to reinforcing curriculum, I can help you develop test taking strategies so you excel. Standardized test makers know the common mistakes students make and exploit that on tests. Have you ever walked out of a test thinking you did great, and when you get the results back, it is less than you thought? Just because you get one of the answers in a multiple choice problem, doesn't mean it is the correct one. I can work with you or your child on the best approach to each type of problem.

Whatever your goal, short or long term, I want you to achieve it.
I have a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida, and I am currently working on my Masters in Transportation Engineering. I have tutored for several years, from young children to college level. My primary focus is Read more

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6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Tampa, FL 33647
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor!"

- Marilee, Wesley Chapel, FL on 3/6/13

"Very patient and good teacher "

- Bryan , Tampa, FL on 2/17/15

"Great tutor"

- -, Wesley Chapel, FL on 6/6/14

"Wonderful tutor."

- Carmen A, Wesley Chapel, FL on 2/2/14

"Always punctual."

- Steve, Wesley Chapel, FL on 11/21/13

"Responsive and Knowledgeable!"

- Jan, Tampa, FL on 3/27/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Debbie, Lutz, FL on 10/23/12

"Great tutor!"

- Eva, Lithia, FL on 10/8/12

"Michael is a great math tutor"

- Justin, Seffner, FL on 9/23/12

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- Sandy, Tampa, FL on 9/2/12

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Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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Algebra 1

Order of Operations
Finding slope and slope intercept form
Solving Equations and simultaneous equations
Solving Linear Inequalities
Graphing Linear Equations and sets of equations
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Polynomials
Factoring Quadratics
Solving radical expressions
Basic probability/discrete mathematics

Algebra 2

Topics:

Polynomials and root finding
Synthetic division
Imaginary number plane
Logarithmic and exponential problems


Civil Engineering

I received a bachelor's in civil engineering and I can help you or your child with engineering basics, in statics and dynamics. Some of the concepts include stress and strain, elasticity, reactions at statically determinant supports, trusses, machines, velocity and acceleration, acceleration due to gravity, projectile trajectory, momentum, angular velocity and acceleration.

University of South Florida
Civil Engineering
New Jersey Institute Of Technolgy
Enrolled

Education

University of South Florida (Civil Engineering)

New Jersey Institute Of Technolgy (Enrolled)

Great Tutor! — Michael is a great tutor. He is very flexible with scheduling and he is very dependable. My 17 year old son says Michael has really helped him understand his pre-calculus and as a result his grades are improving. ...

— Marilee, Wesley Chapel, FL on 3/6/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Tampa, FL 33647.

Background Check Status for Michael S.

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