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Michael S.

Math tutor

Math tutor

$45/hour

  • 387 hours tutoring

  • Huntersville, NC 28078

About Michael


Bio

I have always enjoyed working one-on-one with high school and college students. Students have told me that I am very patient, and explain concepts in a way that they can understand. As a tutor at Davidson Day School in the Learning Enrichment Center (LEC), I have helped dozens of students improve their grades. In addition to better grades, I help students build their confidence--this is the part of tutoring I like best--and become more self reliant.

I can tutor math from pre-algebra, and...

I have always enjoyed working one-on-one with high school and college students. Students have told me that I am very patient, and explain concepts in a way that they can understand. As a tutor at Davidson Day School in the Learning Enrichment Center (LEC), I have helped dozens of students improve their grades. In addition to better grades, I help students build their confidence--this is the part of tutoring I like best--and become more self reliant.

I can tutor math from pre-algebra, and algebra I up to college math courses such as calculus and differential equations. Additionally, I can tutor the math sections of the ACT, SAT, GRE, and GED.

I really care about my students, and will see that they receive all of the help and resources they need to improve their grades. My approach to tutoring requires active involvement of the student in the learning process. I do not lecture. Students are expected to apply pencil to paper and attempt to solve examples on their own; however, I work beside them to help them through the problem solving process.

Generally, I am available seven days a week. I am flexible on meeting times places. If you are looking for help improving your math grade, or standardized AP math test score, or if you want keep up your math skills over the summer, then I hope to hear from you!


Education

UNC-Chapel Hill
Mathematics
UNC-Chapel Hill
Masters
UNC-Chapel Hill
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $56
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 25 years experience teaching and tutoring mathematics. When tutoring algebra I or any other math subject, my approach is to work along with the student in an interactive way; he or she and I both have our own paper, pencil, and calculator. I will illustrate how to solve a problem with an example, then have the student attempt to do one or more similar problems on their own. I closely monitor the student's work, and if there is an error in their final answer, I will give them the opportunity to find the source of the error before I intervene. If a student is really struggling with a topic, and their homework assignment is not providing adequate practice, then I will provide additional examples and exercises.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Currently, I tutor algebra 2 at a Day School in Davidson, NC. I have been tutoring for seven years. I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of NC, Chapel Hill. I have taught all levels of calculus through advanced calculus. I have tutored both high school and college students in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry for many years, and have taught it in high school. I know the subject very well. My college degrees are in mathematics, and I continue to educate myself in mathematics. Geometry is my favorite area of math. When tutoring, I like to work along side of the student. I work examples, and have the student work examples with hints and guidance as needed. My goal is to help the student master the subject, and gain confidence in his or her ability to work independently.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored middle school students in math for almost ten years, and have had a great rapport with them and their parents. I have taken and passed both Praxis exams for middle school and high school math. I give my students plenty of examples to work to help them gain confidence, and I always praise them when they do something well, or have one of those "Aha!" moments when they experience a flash of insight into an idea that had been a source of struggle.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have years of experience teaching and tutoring precalculus. I can help you realize your goals: improve grades, get ahead, prepare for tests, and gain confidence. I do this by working well chosen examples, that illustrate a computation or concept, then giving you the opportunity to try an example or two for yourself; we will go over your work, so that I can provide feedback. Occasionally, there is a "trick" to solving a problem; I have seen just about all of them, and I don't mind sharing. If I feel you need more practice with a computation, then I can provide it. If you are doing well, and want to get ahead, then I will be more than happy to accommodate you!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 25 years experience teaching and tutoring mathematics. When tutoring algebra I or any other math subject, my approach is to work along with the student in an interactive way; he or she and I both have our own paper, pencil, and calculator. I will illustrate how to solve a problem with an example, then have the student attempt to do one or more similar problems on their own. I closely monitor the student's work, and if there is an error in their final answer, I will give them the opportunity to find the source of the error before I intervene. If a student is really struggling with a topic, and their homework assignment is not providing adequate practice, then I will provide additional examples and exercises.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Currently, I tutor algebra 2 at a Day School in Davidson, NC. I have been tutoring for seven years. I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of NC, Chapel Hill. I have taught all levels of calculus through advanced calculus. I have tutored both high school and college students in calculus.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have 10+ years teaching mathematics, including differential equations. I have taught both ordinary and partial differential equations and am familiar with special techniques for solving differential equations including Laplace transform methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry for many years, and have taught it in high school. I know the subject very well. My college degrees are in mathematics, and I continue to educate myself in mathematics. Geometry is my favorite area of math. When tutoring, I like to work along side of the student. I work examples, and have the student work examples with hints and guidance as needed. My goal is to help the student master the subject, and gain confidence in his or her ability to work independently.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored middle school students in math for almost ten years, and have had a great rapport with them and their parents. I have taken and passed both Praxis exams for middle school and high school math. I give my students plenty of examples to work to help them gain confidence, and I always praise them when they do something well, or have one of those "Aha!" moments when they experience a flash of insight into an idea that had been a source of struggle.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have years of experience teaching and tutoring precalculus. I can help you realize your goals: improve grades, get ahead, prepare for tests, and gain confidence. I do this by working well chosen examples, that illustrate a computation or concept, then giving you the opportunity to try an example or two for yourself; we will go over your work, so that I can provide feedback. Occasionally, there is a "trick" to solving a problem; I have seen just about all of them, and I don't mind sharing. If I feel you need more practice with a computation, then I can provide it. If you are doing well, and want to get ahead, then I will be more than happy to accommodate you!
Trigonometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 25 years experience teaching and tutoring mathematics. When tutoring algebra I or any other math subject, my approach is to work along with the student in an interactive way; he or she and I both have our own paper, pencil, and calculator. I will illustrate how to solve a problem with an example, then have the student attempt to do one or more similar problems on their own. I closely monitor the student's work, and if there is an error in their final answer, I will give them the opportunity to find the source of the error before I intervene. If a student is really struggling with a topic, and their homework assignment is not providing adequate practice, then I will provide additional examples and exercises.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Currently, I tutor algebra 2 at a Day School in Davidson, NC. I have been tutoring for seven years. I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of NC, Chapel Hill. I have taught all levels of calculus through advanced calculus. I have tutored both high school and college students in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry for many years, and have taught it in high school. I know the subject very well. My college degrees are in mathematics, and I continue to educate myself in mathematics. Geometry is my favorite area of math. When tutoring, I like to work along side of the student. I work examples, and have the student work examples with hints and guidance as needed. My goal is to help the student master the subject, and gain confidence in his or her ability to work independently.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored middle school students in math for almost ten years, and have had a great rapport with them and their parents. I have taken and passed both Praxis exams for middle school and high school math. I give my students plenty of examples to work to help them gain confidence, and I always praise them when they do something well, or have one of those "Aha!" moments when they experience a flash of insight into an idea that had been a source of struggle.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have years of experience teaching and tutoring precalculus. I can help you realize your goals: improve grades, get ahead, prepare for tests, and gain confidence. I do this by working well chosen examples, that illustrate a computation or concept, then giving you the opportunity to try an example or two for yourself; we will go over your work, so that I can provide feedback. Occasionally, there is a "trick" to solving a problem; I have seen just about all of them, and I don't mind sharing. If I feel you need more practice with a computation, then I can provide it. If you are doing well, and want to get ahead, then I will be more than happy to accommodate you!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 25 years experience teaching and tutoring mathematics. When tutoring algebra I or any other math subject, my approach is to work along with the student in an interactive way; he or she and I both have our own paper, pencil, and calculator. I will illustrate how to solve a problem with an example, then have the student attempt to do one or more similar problems on their own. I closely monitor the student's work, and if there is an error in their final answer, I will give them the opportunity to find the source of the error before I intervene. If a student is really struggling with a topic, and their homework assignment is not providing adequate practice, then I will provide additional examples and exercises.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Currently, I tutor algebra 2 at a Day School in Davidson, NC. I have been tutoring for seven years. I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of NC, Chapel Hill. I have taught all levels of calculus through advanced calculus. I have tutored both high school and college students in calculus.
Geometry

Geometry

I have tutored geometry for many years, and have taught it in high school. I know the subject very well. My college degrees are in mathematics, and I continue to educate myself in mathematics. Geometry is my favorite area of math. When tutoring, I like to work along side of the student. I work examples, and have the student work examples with hints and guidance as needed. My goal is to help the student master the subject, and gain confidence in his or her ability to work independently.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Game Changer

My daughter started off the new school year nervous and dreading her precalculus class. With Mike’s encouragement and knowledge of the subject, she’s on a path for success! She now has a solid foundation of review. It’s so good to see her confidence return. Wish we had found him last year!

Vicky, 6 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Michael did an excellent job evaluating where our child’s strengths and weaknesses are for the beginning. He also teaches the “why and how” behind the math being studied. Highly recommend Michael.

Ryan, 3 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and patient

My daughter really enjoyed working with him. He worked step by step with her until she understood what she was doing. Was on time and present for the lesson which is a big plus in my book!

Crystal, 7 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable

Michael tutored my son in Math 1. He was patient, very knowledgeable and was great with my son. My son learned a lot from him and asked for another session with him. I highly recommend him.

Michele, 2 lessons with Michael

Calculus II

Michael help my daughter, who usually excels in math, get a better grasp on Calculus III and now she feels more confident in understanding the material. Thank you Michael.

Suann, 3 lessons with Michael

Wonderful tutor

Great session with Michael. Helped my son out a great deal and he gave Stephen terrific confidence on the math sections he was unsure of. We'll continue to meet with Michael for help in Math III and to review for the math SAT.

Max, 5 lessons with Michael

Wonderful experience

My son was so pleased with the help he received from Michael. He says Michael was able to explain things in a way that he understood and he now feels comfortable applying this is class. He says he would definitely recommend Michael to others.

April, 9 lessons with Michael

Yes

Calculus very patient with my son and he retained a lot of information. This is the second year we used Michael for tutoring and we are not disappointed. Prompt, prepared, on time for each session...

Ebone, 6 lessons with Michael

Great personality!

Michael was able to really help my son feel confident and allowed him to really excel. He had a great personality that really helped him as well. We are excited that we have had early success. Thanks!!

Chris, 13 lessons with Michael
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$45/hour

Michael S.

$45/hour

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Response time: 2 hours