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Mike D.

Effective, patient, experienced math tutor who can help you succeed

Effective, patient, experienced math tutor who can help you succeed

$40/hour

  • 219 hours tutoring

About Mike


Bio

Hallo, I'm Mike. I'm British, with a B.S. in Mathematics (University of Manchester), M.S. in Operations Research (University of Lancaster), and B.A. in Education.

I have six years high school teaching experience in Denmark, China and the US, specifically teaching math (precalculus, AP Calculus BC), science (physics, chemistry). I have also tutored teenagers, and young adults successfully in numeracy, basic math, and college level math - after school at high school, in a tutoring center...

Hallo, I'm Mike. I'm British, with a B.S. in Mathematics (University of Manchester), M.S. in Operations Research (University of Lancaster), and B.A. in Education.

I have six years high school teaching experience in Denmark, China and the US, specifically teaching math (precalculus, AP Calculus BC), science (physics, chemistry). I have also tutored teenagers, and young adults successfully in numeracy, basic math, and college level math - after school at high school, in a tutoring center (1-1), and in students' homes.

I have strong subject knowledge and varied life experience (other than teaching I have run clothes collection businesses in the US, trained teachers in Angola, and mentored adults in the US in world history, health, natural science - preparing them to do development work in Africa). I also worked applying math, statistics and computer programs as a management consultant with the British railway - so I can relate my tutoring to real life.

I am patient, and will build on what you already know to increase your confidence and to meet your tutoring goals. If you wish we can work using material you have. We will use appropriate technology where appropriate (TI-84, spreadsheets, Python, video). Together we will break problems down into manageable chunks. Working together I am sure you can succeed in your learning goals, and I look forward to having the chance to work with you !


Education

The University of Manchester
Mathematics
The University of Lancaster
Masters

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Operations Research, 5 years experience as operations research analyst
GMAT

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching, have tutored elementary math.
Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching.
Calculus,

Calculus

B.S. Mathematics, 1 year teaching AP Calculus BC
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Five years experience teaching chemistry in high school.
Geometry,

Geometry

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Physics,

Physics

B.S. Mathematics, five years high school teaching experience in math and physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.S. Mathematics. 5 years high school math teaching and extensive successful tutoring experience.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

B.S. Mathematics, 4 years experience teaching high school precalculus, extensive successful tutoring experience, online and in person
SAT Math,

SAT Math

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years teaching high school math, 1 year experience tutoring SAT (last year).
Statistics

Statistics

B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Operations Research, 5 years experience as operations research analyst

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching.
Calculus,

Calculus

B.S. Mathematics, 1 year teaching AP Calculus BC
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years teaching math and science in high school (including in China)
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have a BS Mathematics involving many elements of discrete math. High school teacher (9th-12th grade), 1993-5 and 2016-20 teaching precalculus (including discrete math). Have tutored students before 2019 in the subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Physics,

Physics

B.S. Mathematics, five years high school teaching experience in math and physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.S. Mathematics. 5 years high school math teaching and extensive successful tutoring experience.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

B.S. Mathematics, 4 years experience teaching high school precalculus, extensive successful tutoring experience, online and in person
Probability,

Probability

B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Operational Research (which both contained elements of probability and combinatorics).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years teaching high school math, 1 year experience tutoring SAT (last year).
Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Operations Research, 5 years experience as operations research analyst
ACT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching.
Calculus,

Calculus

B.S. Mathematics, 1 year teaching AP Calculus BC
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Five years experience teaching chemistry in high school.
Geometry,

Geometry

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Physics,

Physics

B.S. Mathematics, five years high school teaching experience in math and physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.S. Mathematics. 5 years high school math teaching and extensive successful tutoring experience.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

B.S. Mathematics, 4 years experience teaching high school precalculus, extensive successful tutoring experience, online and in person
Statistics

Statistics

B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Operations Research, 5 years experience as operations research analyst

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Five years experience teaching chemistry in high school.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

Five years experience teaching high school physical science
Physics

Physics

B.S. Mathematics, five years high school teaching experience in math and physics.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I learned chess at age 11, and have been playing for 40 years. Active club and tournament player, current USCF rating 1447. Have mentored high school chess club in Denmark and China.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching.
Calculus,

Calculus

B.S. Mathematics, 1 year teaching AP Calculus BC
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Five years experience teaching chemistry in high school.
Geometry,

Geometry

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years high school math teaching experience
Physics,

Physics

B.S. Mathematics, five years high school teaching experience in math and physics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years teaching high school math, 1 year experience tutoring SAT (last year).
Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Operations Research, 5 years experience as operations research analyst
GED

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

B.S. Mathematics, 5 years teaching high school math, 1 year experience tutoring SAT (last year).
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE

Examples of Expertise


Mike has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1417 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (72 ratings)
5 star
(67)
4 star
(2)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

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Very efficient teacher

Mike figured out right away what my son knows and does not know about chess, diagnosed the mistakes that were being made, and gave solid advice how to correct them.

Sarah, 1 lesson with Mike

Mike - Calm and Great teacher

My daughter liked her first class with Mike and he was very great in making her understand the Math In a very friendly and best approach.

Venket, 7 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Mike assisted me with Statistics, box plots, frequency charts, and histogram bar graphs. Mike showed me little ways to remember the concepts and symbols. I thought statistics was intimidating in the beginning but I now understand that statistics help individuals to make better decisions.

Javonne, 2 lessons with Mike

Great Tutor and Learning Experience

I would highly recommend Mike as a tutor. He really helped my son with his Statistics class. He was very patient and explained the concepts in a way that my son could really understand. With his help, my son was able to catch up in his class.

Alicia, 4 lessons with Mike

Patient and 100% dedicated.

Until I started working with Mike, I was worried every second during my statistics course; a horrible domino effect about to crash land on my GPA. Mike was able to see that I was overthinking almost everything. He explained concepts in a way that made sense to me, and I truly understood the whole idea—big picture kind of stuff, why we do statistics at all. His patience and understanding played an integral role in my success, and I am looking forward to my next course.

Katharine, 3 lessons with Mike

Exactly what I was looking for!

Very patient... If you want to difference between a teacher and an instructor, Mike is an answer to a prayer.

Busola, 2 lessons with Mike

great tutor!

Extremely kind and patient. He was super thorough and went into depth about any question I had. Would definitely recommend mike to anyone who needs a grasp on chemistry.

Alex, 1 lesson with Mike

Knowledgeable tutor.

Mike cleared up a few concepts that our daughter was struggling with. His teaching style encouraged our daughter to solve the equations with guided instruction. We look forward to continued sessions with Mike to grow our daughter’s knowledge and confidence in this subject.

Veronica, 6 lessons with Mike

Patient Tutor

Mike is a helpful polite tutor. He helped me breaking down problems and understanding next steps. He was able to help me solve problem that were assigned my khan academy course.

Winson, 1 lesson with Mike

He was knowledgeable and patient

He helped with a homework assignment and a new subject of graphing. He made sure I understood before he moved on. I appreciated his patience. I will contact him in the future.

VICKIE, 1 lesson with Mike
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$40/hour

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Response time: 5 hours