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Michael H.

Knightdale, NC


Mathematics Instructor/Tutor

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Background check passed as of 2/29/12
4.9 average from 77 ratings
Very Proficient At Tutoring
— Cynthia, Wendell, NC on 2/27/13

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University of North Carolina, Wilmington
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Graduate Coursework


University of North Carolina, Wilmington (Mathematics)

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Graduate Coursework)

About Michael


I graduated from UNCW class of 2004 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Statistics. I've been tutoring math for more than ten years and I am currently a math instructor at a community college going into my 6th year. As a youth 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, 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.

I graduated from UNCW class of 2004 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Statistics. I've been tutoring math for more than ten years
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Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Knightdale, NC 27545
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Proficient At Tutoring"

- Cynthia, Wendell, NC on 2/27/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Angela, Wendell, NC on 2/27/15

"Great tutor!"

- Jayden, Wendell, NC on 2/12/15

"Very patient and excellent tutor"

- Paul, Raleigh, NC on 12/14/14

"Great tutor"

- Lola, Raleigh, NC on 3/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kasey, Wendell, NC on 11/10/13

"Outstanding teacher"

- Shonda, Raleigh, NC on 12/31/12

"Great tutor"

- Josephine, Raleigh, NC on 11/30/12

"Great Tutor"

- Treva, Raleigh, NC on 11/5/12
Michael replied on 11/20/2012

Thank you!

"Extremely helpful!"

- Crystal, Raleigh, NC on 10/6/12
Michael replied on 11/20/2012

Thank you!

"Awesome and Dependable Tutor"

- Jennifer, Zebulon, NC on 9/30/12
Michael replied on 10/1/2012

Thank you! I'm happy to hear that she is doing well and looking at Pre-Cal in a positive way.

"Great Tutor"

- Melissa, Youngsville, NC on 9/12/12
Michael replied on 10/1/2012

Thank You! I'm glad she is doing well!

"Very patient"

- Stefani, Garner, NC on 5/16/12

"Mr. Hanson is very understanding"

- Marian, Raleigh, NC on 2/20/12

"Great Tutor"

- Sherry, Knightdale, NC on 2/16/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Microsoft Excel
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Microsoft Excel
Martial Arts

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From 2000 to 2005 I worked full time for Family Focus LLC in Wilmington, NC while attending UNCW. Family Focus provides homes for mentally and behavioral challenged children. When these children come home from school I've helped them with their homework, conduct activities, took them on field trips...etc. I made it a priority to provide children with ADD/ADHD many of engaging activities or hands on work by teaching, coaching or instruction to help them learn and understand their school work.


I have played intramural basketball at UNCW for 3 years (2001-2004). I am currently on two basketball teams one men's and the other Co-Ed. Men's league is hosted by Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department and the Co-Ed league is hosted by Premier Co-Ed Sports.


I have been playing chess for about 15 years. I can provide email addresses of references if needed. To keep up my skills I play online on yahoo games.

Differential Equations

I have taken and passed a course of differential equations at UNCW. I have studied theory, methods of solutions, and applications of ordinary differential equations with emphasis on first order equations and linear equations.

Discrete Math

I have taken a discrete math course at UNCW and passed. In this course I have studied graph theory, matrix operations and applications; linear programming, series and sequences and calculator-based programming.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored young children ages 5-10 for about 5 years. Mostly children that has been having problems with math. I have tutored children from my church, through my job and in the community. I always like to set a positive and energetic atmosphere to keep students wanting to learn more.


I have played intramural football for 4 years at UNCW (2001-2005). I have been playing flag football for about 5 years after that for RDU flag football and Premier Co-Ed Sports. Some of my stats can be found from the RDU website under team Lockdown (Mike Hanson).

Linear Algebra

I have taken and passed a Linear Algebra course at UNCW while achieving by B.S in Mathematics and Statistics. I have also tutored many students in this course while working at Bear Hall in the Math Lab at UNCW.

Martial Arts

My father is a cerfited martial arts instructor. He has 40+ years experience. I've learned from him for about 10+ years. I have taught self-defense classes, proper kicking and punching techniques, how to get free from numerous holds..etc. (For example: headlocks, arm holds, bear hugs, etc.) I can provide my diplomas after each test I have passed and I can provide a website of the martial school I attended.

Study Skills

Some of my main topics I like to touch on when tutoring students are learning styles, anxiety, managing your time, note taking, test taking skills, and general study strategies. If a student is weak in any of these areas, I will work with the student to make each topic stronger. In addition, a student maybe strong in one of these areas therefore I can provide tips to continue to enhance or sharpen their strong points.

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Graduate Coursework


University of North Carolina, Wilmington (Mathematics)

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Graduate Coursework)

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 th ...

— Cynthia, Wendell, NC on 2/27/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 12 miles of Knightdale, NC 27545.