Engineering Grad, Decade-plus Pro Poker Player, Former Math Teacher

Mike D.
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Engineering Grad, Decade-plus Pro Poker Player, Former Math Teacher

Mike D.
I studied Mechanical Engineering at The College of New Jersey (highly ranked school, see US News or Forbes rankings) and conquered most math subjects along the way. Teaching is a love of mine, and I have tutored on and off since I was in high school. My greatest teaching strength is my ability to simplify concepts so that they are easier to learn and understand. My confidence in my abilities was always high, and spending three years as a Math teacher confirmed this for me as my students made...

Engineering Mgmt

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Macroeconomics,
#### Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

Microeconomics,
#### Microeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

Microsoft Word
#### Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word regularly since I was in middle school for everything from essays to technical engineering reports.

Microsoft Word
#### Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word regularly since I was in middle school for everything from essays to technical engineering reports.

Macroeconomics,
#### Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

Microeconomics,
#### Microeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

Microsoft Word,
#### Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word regularly since I was in middle school for everything from essays to technical engineering reports.

Statistics
#### Statistics

I excelled in AP Stats in High School, and went on to complete higher level Stats courses while earning my degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can make sure you deeply understand what you're doing in Stats. I currently run a local tutoring business, and have been helping students with Stats for the past 10 years.

Elementary Math
#### Elementary Math

Elementary math is comprised of the basic building blocks of mathematics, which I am extremely strong in. Typically students struggling with this subject simply need further explanation and more repetition. My abilities to articulate my thoughts precisely, explain things clearly, and relate to my student's knowledge base makes me a strong tutor for elementary math.

SAT Reading
#### SAT Reading

I'm the prevalent SAT tutor for the schools surrounding me, and my students' score increases far exceed what is perceived as "normal." I have completely broken down this test, created my own materials, and have the absolute best test strategies. I can help you achieve a higher score to help you get into your dream school and/or earn a scholarship!

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 at both the High School and Middle School levels, and my students achieved the highest possible score for learning gains every year. I would put myself up against anyone in the world at teaching Algebra 1, and have helped every level of student succeed, regardless of ability.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I excelled in Honors Algebra II in high school, and continued using the material in Calculus, and in earning my degree in Engineering. My knowledge of Algebra II is reflected in my standardized math test scores.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

In high school I took AP calculus AB, and passed the AP test. In college, I took higher level calculus through Calculus III en route to my Engineering degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can simplify complex concepts for you. I have been tutoring Calc for the past 10 years, and my students have always succeeded.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I excelled in Honors Geometry in high school. The principles learned in the class were necessary to continue doing well in Trigonometry, and later in earning my Engineering degree through classes such as Dynamics and Strength of Materials.

Macroeconomics,
#### Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

Microeconomics,
#### Microeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have taught Algebra 1 for the past two years, and Prealgebra is simply the collection of fundamental concepts of Algebra.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Math has always been my strength, which helped me earn my Engineering Degree. From there, I taught High School Math, and learned to be an extremely effective communicator. Over the past decade, I have been tutoring basically all Math subjects. I will simplify Pre-Calc for you and make sure that you deeply understand it.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I'm the prevalent SAT tutor for the schools surrounding me, and my students' score increases far exceed what is perceived as "normal." I have completely broken down this test, created my own materials, and have the absolute best test strategies. I can help you achieve a higher score to help you get into your dream school and/or earn a scholarship!

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I'm the prevalent SAT tutor for the schools surrounding me, and my students' score increases far exceed what is perceived as "normal." I have completely broken down this test, created my own materials, and have the absolute best test strategies. I can help you achieve a higher score to help you get into your dream school and/or earn a scholarship!

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I excelled in AP Stats in High School, and went on to complete higher level Stats courses while earning my degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can make sure you deeply understand what you're doing in Stats. I currently run a local tutoring business, and have been helping students with Stats for the past 10 years.

Chemistry
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

My score on ACT Math was 28 (92nd percentile).

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 at both the High School and Middle School levels, and my students achieved the highest possible score for learning gains every year. I would put myself up against anyone in the world at teaching Algebra 1, and have helped every level of student succeed, regardless of ability.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I excelled in Honors Algebra II in high school, and continued using the material in Calculus, and in earning my degree in Engineering. My knowledge of Algebra II is reflected in my standardized math test scores.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

In high school I took AP calculus AB, and passed the AP test. In college, I took higher level calculus through Calculus III en route to my Engineering degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can simplify complex concepts for you. I have been tutoring Calc for the past 10 years, and my students have always succeeded.

Finite Math,
#### Finite Math

I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Engineering Management, where the curriculum included differential equations, statistics, calculus 3, and many other math intensive classes. In high school I also passed the SAT Math Subject Test, and scored in the 91st percentile in the basic SAT math section.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I excelled in Honors Geometry in high school. The principles learned in the class were necessary to continue doing well in Trigonometry, and later in earning my Engineering degree through classes such as Dynamics and Strength of Materials.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have taught Algebra 1 for the past two years, and Prealgebra is simply the collection of fundamental concepts of Algebra.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Math has always been my strength, which helped me earn my Engineering Degree. From there, I taught High School Math, and learned to be an extremely effective communicator. Over the past decade, I have been tutoring basically all Math subjects. I will simplify Pre-Calc for you and make sure that you deeply understand it.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I'm the prevalent SAT tutor for the schools surrounding me, and my students' score increases far exceed what is perceived as "normal." I have completely broken down this test, created my own materials, and have the absolute best test strategies. I can help you achieve a higher score to help you get into your dream school and/or earn a scholarship!

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I excelled in AP Stats in High School, and went on to complete higher level Stats courses while earning my degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can make sure you deeply understand what you're doing in Stats. I currently run a local tutoring business, and have been helping students with Stats for the past 10 years.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

I excelled in all honors and AP maths in high school, through AP Calc AB. My math education continued in college, where I earned a degree in Engineering Management, putting my math fundamentals to use daily. This is also reflected in my standardized test scores on the SAT (92nd percentile), SAT II Math Subject Test (87th percentile), and ACT Math (92nd percentile).

Probability
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 at both the High School and Middle School levels, and my students achieved the highest possible score for learning gains every year. I would put myself up against anyone in the world at teaching Algebra 1, and have helped every level of student succeed, regardless of ability.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I excelled in Honors Algebra II in high school, and continued using the material in Calculus, and in earning my degree in Engineering. My knowledge of Algebra II is reflected in my standardized math test scores.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

In high school I took AP calculus AB, and passed the AP test. In college, I took higher level calculus through Calculus III en route to my Engineering degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can simplify complex concepts for you. I have been tutoring Calc for the past 10 years, and my students have always succeeded.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I excelled in Honors Geometry in high school. The principles learned in the class were necessary to continue doing well in Trigonometry, and later in earning my Engineering degree through classes such as Dynamics and Strength of Materials.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have taught Algebra 1 for the past two years, and Prealgebra is simply the collection of fundamental concepts of Algebra.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Math has always been my strength, which helped me earn my Engineering Degree. From there, I taught High School Math, and learned to be an extremely effective communicator. Over the past decade, I have been tutoring basically all Math subjects. I will simplify Pre-Calc for you and make sure that you deeply understand it.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I excelled in AP Stats in High School, and went on to complete higher level Stats courses while earning my degree. My years as a Math teacher made me an extremely effective communicator, and I can make sure you deeply understand what you're doing in Stats. I currently run a local tutoring business, and have been helping students with Stats for the past 10 years.

Chemistry
Microeconomics
#### Microeconomics

I have a degree in Engineering Management, which is basically an engineering degree with a business minor. This included multiple economics courses.

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

I excelled in Honors and AP Science classes in high school, which was reflected in my ACT Science score of 35 (99th percentile).

Chemistry
Baseball,
#### Baseball

I played baseball from Tee Ball through varsity in high school. I played year-round in high school on traveling teams, and attended many camps and clinics. My specialty is pitching, as I pitched every year I played and threw 85 MPH with pinpoint control.

Basketball,
#### Basketball

I played organized basketball through high school, and have played recreationally and competitively since. I also study the NBA to the point where I am able to make money by playing daily fantasy games.

Poker,
#### Poker

I have been either a full-time or part-time professional poker player since I graduated college in 2009. I excel in No-limit Texas Hold'Em in both live (casino) and online settings. Also, I have coached many students long-term to help them take their game to the next level(s) and make more money from poker. The main concepts that students typically need coaching in are constructing their positional ranges, assigning ranges to opponents to understand how often to call/fold/raise, and using appropriate bet sizes. Whether you're a recreational player or aspiring pro, I will help you fill knowledge gaps, create a rock solid foundation, and put you in a position to succeed.

Volleyball
#### Volleyball

I have played volleyball since 2008 at many levels of competition in both indoor (6-man teams) and beach (doubles). I can coach all fundamentals and mechanics as well as formations. When I was forced to sit out for an indoor season, I coached my team to a championship in a competitive league that we had no business winning.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I'm the prevalent SAT tutor for the schools surrounding me, and my students' score increases far exceed what is perceived as "normal." I have completely broken down this test, created my own materials, and have the absolute best test strategies. I can help you achieve a higher score to help you get into your dream school and/or earn a scholarship!

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

My score on ACT Math was 28 (92nd percentile).

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

I excelled in Honors and AP Science classes in high school, which was reflected in my ACT Science score of 35 (99th percentile).

SAT Reading
#### SAT Reading

I'm the prevalent SAT tutor for the schools surrounding me, and my students' score increases far exceed what is perceived as "normal." I have completely broken down this test, created my own materials, and have the absolute best test strategies. I can help you achieve a higher score to help you get into your dream school and/or earn a scholarship!

Mike has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **2 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Extremely knowledgeable

I really like the way he breaks things down and continues to go over things if you need to. He really has an extremely extensive knowledge and understanding of the game.

Donny, 3 lessons with Mike

## Excellent at explaining material in an easy-to-understand fashion

Mike is an excellent instructor as he explained tough concepts in a way where I understood the material quite easily. I look forward to continuing working with him!

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Mike

## Poker ranges

Mike is awesome His knowledge of the game shows in his lessons. He explains every session in detail. He has a plan set up for every lesson reviewing the previous one first and Continuing on with the plan he has laid out/ Mike is a great tudor

Joe, 2 lessons with Mike

## Improved My Game Instantly

I was in a rut in my weekly game and, with the quickness, Mike helped me develop a whole new strategy. Next game 2 games I was in the money. Mike's an incredible teacher and really makes poker less daunting and easier to understand. Couldn't recommend him more.

Michael, 4 lessons with Mike

## Highly knowledgeable, excellent poker teacher who gets measurable results

I've taken 13 lessons from Mike so far and have already learned a ton. He is extremely knowledgeable about a variety of games, both cash and torunament, and is a clear and patient teacher. Bottom line: My play has improved dramatically, and I'm winning much more often in my weekly game. The lessons basically pay for themselves.

JONATHAN, 14 lessons with Mike

## Excellent communicator and teacher

With Mike I have been able to get a real grasp on my calculus throughout college and my confidence has jumped. He takes his time to go over material and better understand it before the lesson while answering every question with patience.

Grant, 96 lessons with Mike

## Experienced poker player with a fresh view on the game

My first lesson with Mike showed me he has an old-school game with a new generation touch. I played poker at an early age and then took 10 years away from the game, so I was lacking a lot of the new school information. I feel Mike is going to help me blend the best of both worlds.

David, 1 lesson with Mike

## Puts the Student First

Mike is a great poker tutor, and I will certainly be scheduling many more sessions with him. He takes the time to understand your goals and ability level. After one session he has already made suggestions to help me improve my game. I look forward to our lessons to come.

Eliana, 1 lesson with Mike

## Great value

Very experienced poker player. Explains concepts crisply. Quick response times to schedule lessons. Would recommend to a wide range of poker players trying to hone their skills.

Zakir , 5 lessons with Mike

## Very knowledgeable

Gave me great tips. He helped me get a game plan for how I can improve my game and it was very clear that he wanted me to improve and was not trying to get as much money as possible from me. I will definitely be using his services again

Matthew, 1 lesson with Mike