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Effective, patient, experienced math tutor who can help you succeed
Mike D.

418 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $40

Response time: 7 hours

Mike D.'s Photo

Effective, patient, experienced math tutor who can help you succeed
Effective, patient, experienced math tutor who can help you succeed
Mike D.

418 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

418 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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
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.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I studied set and matrix theory and probability as part of my high school math and B.Sc. I studied network theory as part of my M.Sc. in routing problems (eg travelling salesman). I worked with optimization problems at high school, in both degrees, and in industry for five years.
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
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

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
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, PSAT

Examples of Expertise


Mike has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1641 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (124 ratings)
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Mike knows chess very well and one of his strengths is the ability to communicate complex ideas simply. Mike knows chess very well and one of his strengths is the ability to communicate complex ideas simply Mike knows chess very well and one of his strengths is the ability to communicate complex ideas simply Mike knows chess very well and one of his strengths is the ability to communicate complex ideas simply

Wallace, 1 lesson with Mike

Knowledge and patient

Mike helped my daughter pass her Math class. He was able to covey the information in a way that was easy for her to understand. Will definitely use him next year! Thank you Mike!

Kelly, 2 lessons with Mike

Great first lesson!

Mike is patient and has the ability to explain concepts in a way that my son understands. The opportunity to have one on one instruction os very valuable. Looking forward to more sessions and improved grades!

Louisa, 8 lessons with Mike

Good start

My daughter had her first Math class with Mike and she was quite satisfied. He has great patience and a great way of making things easier. Very flexible and an amicable nature.

Sarmistha, 13 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable & patient

Mike was on time and worked thru each of the issues I had, explaining them in different ways until I could finally comprehend them. We went thru example after example. He was so helpful.

Stephanie, 1 lesson with Mike

Knowledgeable and excellent tutor

Mike is a fantastic tutor! He's very good at explaining problems and knows the content of my son's physics curriculum very well. He's been great on zoom and has been so flexible with my son's crazy senior schedule!

Paula, 10 lessons with Mike

Excellent Tutor

Having not played chess in a long time, the purpose of our first lesson was to start with the basics and then gradually bring me up to speed. Mike did just that, covering things I had never known, like how to write down your moves, what the shorthand means, how to work with beginning, middle and end-game logic, how to consider the value of the chess pieces when making decisions, and how to make strategic decisions in general. He’s extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with!

Gail, 1 lesson with Mike

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Mike was clear and concise in his instruction. He is also very timely and organized at communicating about sessions. He is helping our son with Statistics and has a strong knowledge of this topic.

Shari, 3 lessons with Mike

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, 11 lessons with Mike
Hourly Rate: $40
Response time: 7 hours
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