I graduated from UNCW in 2004 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Statistics. I've been tutoring math for more than 15+ years and I am currently a math instructor at a community college. I went back to UNCW and received my Masters degree in Education in 2017. As a minister at a church in Durham, NC, I have volunteered to tutor many young and older church members as well as people from in the community. I teach and tutor basic math, Algebra, Trigonometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus and...
I graduated from UNCW in 2004 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Statistics. I've been tutoring math for more than 15+ years and I am currently a math instructor at a community college. I went back to UNCW and received my Masters degree in Education in 2017. As a minister at a church in Durham, NC, I have volunteered to tutor many young and older church members as well as people from in the community. I teach and tutor basic math, Algebra, Trigonometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus and others.
Along with tutoring math, I also explain and teach students how to effectively take notes, take test, manage their time doing homework, creating a positive learning or studying atmosphere and many study skills that will improve their knowledge in math. I also make sure they understand the difference between "understanding math material and knowing math material". I feel there is much more students should learn and understand when it comes to education than just showing a student how to do a bunch of math problems. Knowledge these skills such as note taking, test taking, communication with teachers, and understanding how students learn best can effectively improve a students success rate.
Very Proficient At Tutoring
Michael is very proficient at tutoring. When I first read his profile, I was leery of whether he would be able to tutor on an elementary level since he teaches at a community college. However, after the first two sessions, I was pleasantly surprised with Michael's ability to breakdown mathematical concepts in a way easily understood by my 10 year old daughter. He takes his time in explaining the steps needed to resolve problems and have her repeatedly go through the steps until she knows how to do it on her own. Michael quickly recognized areas that my daughter struggles in and provided solutions that would help make problem solving easier. Michael uses different tools during his tutoring sessions, such as his laptop, to help make learning fun and interesting. He also provides me with a summary of each session and gives me ideas to work with her at home. He is always on time and is very respectful. My daughter is more confident in her ability to do math and her teacher has seen some improvements as well. I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone I know needing a tutor.Cynthia, 4 lessons with Michael
Knowledgeable and VERY helpful!
Michael is very knowledgeable and very helpful! He tutored for precalculus and provided practical study tips in a way that my 11th-grader could understand. He ended the session with ways my child could improve, as well as made sure I (as a parent) understood the next steps necessary to do so. We will work with him again! Thank you, Michael!Imani, 1 lesson with Michael
Patient and Courteous
My daughter had her first session with Michael a few days ago. I am confident that with his help she will improve her Math grade. He is very patient and goes through the problems step by step.Latoya, 1 lesson with Michael
Michael is very patient and thorough when it comes to tutoring. I am very pleased with the service he is providing my daughter. Her grades in Math are improving with his guidance. I recommend him to anyone who has a child struggling in math.Angela, 13 lessons with Michael
Very patient with my child. Listens to and makes sure my child has an understanding of what she is learning.Jayden, 12 lessons with Michael
Very patient and excellent tutor
Michael is a very patient and excellent tutor. He has a unique way to make you learn the subject with a clear foundation. He listens and points out where exactly your weaknesses are in Math. Teachers in the classroom don't have the time to help students understand certain concepts that take time to understand. That's why Michael takes his time to understand how his students learn, and then he starts to teach and explain problems with a step by step approach according to his or her learning method.Paul, 15 lessons with Michael
I appreaciate Michael's persistant devotion to my child. His knowledge of math and ability to connect with my son to ensure that he gets the best grade possible is commendable. Thanks so much, Michael.Lola, 4 lessons with Michael
Michael is an excellent tutor and I am beginning to understand more about Algebra I, thanks to Michael. I highly recommend Michael for other students who need extra support in Algebra.Kasey, 11 lessons with Michael
Mr. H. is a great teacher. We were looking for someone who was familiar with the math applications taught in the new core curriculum math course taught in WCPSS. Mr. H. was the answer to our prayers. He offered an assessment of where my son was in terms of understanding the information and made suggestions for his improvement. After each session I receive input on what my son needs to do for the week. We have had five math tutors over the years but none have offered this level of service.Shonda, 5 lessons with Michael
Michael is very nice and respectful. He listen to my concerns and needs for my son that he tutor. His patience and friendly attitude makes all the difference.Josephine, 10 lessons with Michael