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Mike D.

Engineering Grad and Former Math Teacher here to make Math make sense!

Engineering Grad and Former Math Teacher here to make Math make sense!

$75/hour

  • 160 hours tutoring

About Mike


Bio

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 the past three years as a Math teacher confirmed this for me as my...

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 the past three years as a Math teacher confirmed this for me as my students made enormous learning gains. Coaching sports teams has also aided my growth as a tutor, showing me some things that typically are not learned in the classroom, but apply directly nonetheless. Also, I have some unique coaching experience in an unconventional field. I am an extremely high level poker player and have coached many students, teaching them how to make a better living for themselves. Not only do I teach strategy and math, but I ascertain underlying factors in performance such as how they deal with pressure. These outside factors can prove to be vitally important to success in testing, and any situation someone feels pressure or resistance in.

In summation, I am available to tutor all math subjects (and some science) middle school through college, and would be happy to throw a football around or play some cards to wind down after a session.


Education

The College of New Jersey
Engineering Mgmt

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Subjects

Business

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.

Computer

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.

Corporate Training

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 Statistics in high school, and went on to do very well on the AP exam. Later, on the way to earning my degree, I completed a higher level statistics course.

Elementary Education

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.

English

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I scored in the 92nd percentile on the SAT verbal section, and also took honors English throughout high school.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For the past two years I taught Algebra 1 in a high school, and am confident I can teach anyone.
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.
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

I excelled in all honors and AP math classes in high school through AP Calculus AB. This enabled me to place in the 91st percentile in SAT math, and score a 710 (87th percentile) on the SAT II math subject test. The use of math continued through getting my degree in Engineering.
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 scored in the 92nd percentile on the SAT verbal section, and also took honors English throughout high school.
Statistics,

Statistics

I excelled in AP Statistics in high school, and went on to do very well on the AP exam. Later, on the way to earning my degree, I completed a higher level statistics course.
Chemistry

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

My score on ACT Math was 28 (92nd percentile).
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For the past two years I taught Algebra 1 in a high school, and am confident I can teach anyone.
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.
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

I excelled in all honors and AP math classes in high school through AP Calculus AB. This enabled me to place in the 91st percentile in SAT math, and score a 710 (87th percentile) on the SAT II math subject test. The use of math continued through getting my degree in Engineering.
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 Statistics in high school, and went on to do very well on the AP exam. Later, on the way to earning my degree, I completed a higher level statistics course.
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

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For the past two years I taught Algebra 1 in a high school, and am confident I can teach anyone.
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.
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

I excelled in all honors and AP math classes in high school through AP Calculus AB. This enabled me to place in the 91st percentile in SAT math, and score a 710 (87th percentile) on the SAT II math subject test. The use of math continued through getting my degree in Engineering.
Statistics,

Statistics

I excelled in AP Statistics in high school, and went on to do very well on the AP exam. Later, on the way to earning my degree, I completed a higher level statistics course.
Chemistry

Other

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.

Science

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

Sports/Recreation

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 a 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 make more money from poker. The main concepts that students typically need coaching in are constructing their positional ranges and assigning ranges to opponents to understand how often to call/fold/raise. Whether you're a recreational player or aspiring pro, I will help you fill knowledge gaps and create a rock solid foundation.
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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For the past two years I taught Algebra 1 in a high school, and am confident I can teach anyone.
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.
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.
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 Statistics in high school, and went on to do very well on the AP exam. Later, on the way to earning my degree, I completed a higher level statistics course.
Chemistry

Test Preparation

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 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 scored in the 92nd percentile on the SAT verbal section, and also took honors English throughout high school.

Examples of Expertise


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

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (85 ratings)
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Reviews

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

Another great lesson!

Another great lesson from Mike! Thank you, buddy! I am enjoying weekly tutorials with Mike. He is very knowledgeable and creative in his teaching. Until next week!

Randy, 7 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable And Informative Tutor

My first lesson went well. Mike’s straightforward and simple approach to teaching is well needed when learning a complex and complicated subject like poker. I look forward to learning under Mike’s guidance.

Evan, 11 lessons with Mike

Just Excelent

As a teacher Mike is great! Already I feel after one lesson like I have learned a lot and he will really help reach my goals. His lessons are clear and concise with huge amounts of information. He is also very alert to my needs and quick to respond.

Neil, 7 lessons with Mike

Definitely a Pro !

I thought I was top level player until I met Mike .... Game is going to a new level ! Mike explained angles I had never thought about, a very good instructor!

Rob, 12 lessons with Mike

Great poker teacher

I have had 3 lessons with Mike for poker instruction and I have already had a big difference in my game. I have gone from losing a majority of my sessions to now crushing the 1/2 games with friends. I recommend him to anyone who wants to strengthen their poker skills.

Grant, 6 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable and patient tutor with v practical advice!

Taught me poker, at least the beginning stages of it. I will definitely return for more lessons with him. He has a firm understanding of the game as well as very practical, hands-on advice and tips.

Dawn, 1 lesson with Mike

Mike is incredibly current and relevant in his knowledge of SAT preparation!

Mike is an excellent tutor who was able to bring so much insight to the table during the very first session of my daughters Math SAT prep. His tips and strategic approach to the SAT gave my daughter a renewed sense of confidence in her abilities. We look forward to meeting with Mike again.

Linda , 1 lesson with Mike
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$75/hour

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Response time: 4 hours