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Melvin D.

Detroit, MI

$50/hour

A University of Michigan Grad For Math and Science Tutoring

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/14/14
5.0 average from 9 ratings
Patient and knowledgeable tutor
— Sona, Dearborn, MI on 3/4/16

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University of Michigan
Chemistry

Education

University of Michigan (Chemistry)

About Melvin

I am convinced that learning will provide anyone with the true treasures of life. I have helped several students of all ages to not only to do well in their class assignments, but also to develop stronger study skills. I also make certain that all students see that what they are learning is essential for the their growth and development in this ever-changing world. Students who see value in what they are learning tend to do better in their classes.

I specialize in tutoring in math and chemistry for success in school. No matter whether we are working on trigonometric functions or balancing chemical equations, one of my goals is to strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills during every session with a student. I will assign work to reinforce what has been taught, as well as provide periodic assessments and progress reports.

Quality of learning is important to me. I always hold myself to high standards. For this reason, I will often ask for feedback to ensure I am doing what is right with each student. I will never bill a parent or student who is not completely satisfied with my tutoring ability.

I do try to be flexible when it comes to scheduling. I will always work with the parent or student to ensure the right time and place for each tutoring session. While I do have a 2-hour cancellation policy, I will always try to set up make-up sessions.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to achieve maximum success in your studies!

I am convinced that learning will provide anyone with the true treasures of life. I have helped several students of all ages to not only to do well in their class assignments, but also to develop stronger study skills. I also make certain that all students see that what they are Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Detroit, MI 48219
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Sona, Dearborn, MI on 3/4/16

"Awesome Tutor"

- Tonya, Novi, MI on 6/24/14
English:
English
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I know what it takes to do well on this section of the ACT. Not only do you need to know how to solve individual math problems, but you also need to know essential test strategies (for example, how to eliminate answers). I did well on this section when I took the ACT in high school, and I will be able to help any student exceeding.

ACT Science

I have done well on this section when I took the exam in high school. The two keys to do well on the Science section of the ACT is reading comprehension and interpreting data. If you can do those things, you will be able to do well on this section. I know I can help any student excel, and I will be willing to go through all the steps he/she needs to have success.

Algebra 1

I have tutored for 15 years in Algebra. When I took the subject in school, I never received less than an A-. I love the subject, and I know how to teach it to a student in an easy, clear, and precise way.

Algebra 2

I love the subject of Algebra, and I know how to explain the different aspects in clear, precise, language. I have tutored in the subject for almost 15 years, and have had no less than an A- while I was taken the course.

Chemistry

Not only did I study chemistry in college, but I also tutored in the subject for almost 20 years. I love the subject, and know how to explain the different aspects of it in clear precise language. I have a BS in chemistry from the University of Michigan, and I am currently working as a chemist for the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department.

Elementary Math

I have tutored in elementary math for approximately 12 years. I know how to explain and teach the concepts in a precise and clear manner. I love the subject, and I know I can help a student excel in his/her class.

Elementary Science

I truly enjoy science, and I love to tutor in this subject. I have a BS in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and I have tutored in elementary science for 4 1/2 years. I can break down the different concepts in a clear, precise manner for any student to understand.

Organic Chemistry

I have taken organic chemistry at the University of Michigan, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. I have learned how to study this subject, and I want to share what I know with anyone who wants to excel in their class. I love this subject, and I know I can help any student by breaking down the key concepts they would need to know. I just need a chance to work the students.

Prealgebra

I have tutored in Prealgebra for approximately 12 years. I have never gotten less than a A- in the subject as a student. I love the subject, and I understand how to teach it to others in a clear precise way.

Precalculus

I enjoy not only teaching precalculus, but I also like to do the problems myself. I have never received a grade less than a A- in this subject. I am able to teach the subject in a clear, precise way so students can understand it.

Trigonometry

I enjoy trigonometry, and I understand the significance of it. I have never received anything less than a A- in the subject. I have tutored in this subject for 5 years. I am able to teach this subject in a clear and precise way

University of Michigan
Chemistry

Education

University of Michigan (Chemistry)

Patient and knowledgeable tutor — Melvin tutored my son in both chemistry and pre-calculus. He is patient, knowledgeable, and makes the material understandable and intuitive. I remember after the first session in math, my son said it felt like Melvin had tutored him before, as he really knew the material. For Chemistry, Melvin has additional books that explain the material better than the school's textbook. Melvin came throug ...

— Sona, Dearborn, MI on 3/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melvin will travel within 30 miles of Detroit, MI 48219.