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Michael A.

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Top AFOQT, ASVAB, HESI, TEAS Test Prep, Algebra and Precalculus Tutor
Top AFOQT, ASVAB, HESI, TEAS Test Prep, Algebra and Precalculus Tutor
Michael A.

3,926 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

3,926 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Preparing for timed tests requires a different skill set. I teach students to use mental math, logic, and common sense to improve their time management on the AFOQT, ASVAB, CLEP, HESI, OAR, and TEAS. I show them how to deconstruct words to expand their word knowledge and how to recognize verbal analogies for the ASVAB and AFOQT.

Six of my AFOQT students raised their Quantitative scores between 31 and 62 points. Six more raised their Verbal scores between 17 and 43 points. Six of my HESI A2...

Preparing for timed tests requires a different skill set. I teach students to use mental math, logic, and common sense to improve their time management on the AFOQT, ASVAB, CLEP, HESI, OAR, and TEAS. I show them how to deconstruct words to expand their word knowledge and how to recognize verbal analogies for the ASVAB and AFOQT.

Six of my AFOQT students raised their Quantitative scores between 31 and 62 points. Six more raised their Verbal scores between 17 and 43 points. Six of my HESI A2 Math students earned between 88 and 95%. Six of my TEAS Math students earned scores between 90 and 100%. Seven of my ASVAB students have improved their scores between 14 and 37 points.

I also tutor Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus 1. I'm a former college algebra instructor with a magna cum laude B.A. degree in Math from Christopher Newport University. Working one-on-one with students, I'm able to explain concepts in multiple ways to ensure they understand the material. My tireless patience is what separates me from other tutors.

I help students with homework, textbook, or review problems during a session. We work together through the problems. I don't give them the answers; I ask questions to gauge their understanding and elicit the answers from them. When wrong, I ask them why they're incorrect. This makes them independent thinkers and boosts their confidence.

If you are interested in this type of help, feel free to send a message to schedule a session. Please tell me specifically what you would like to do during the session. The more lead time you give me for a session, the greater chance that we will have a productive session. Same-day lesson requests are available.


Education

Christopher Newport University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: If you are 15+ min. late or no-show, this will result in a fee equal to the charge for the scheduled time. Group and same-day lessons available.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/24/2022

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a math tutor in the Christopher Newport University math lab, I provided one-on-one and small group tutoring for Calculus 1 and Business Calculus. I also assisted students with using pre-calculus and calculus course software. Additionally, I graded homework for an advanced calculus professor.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. In my 25 years of tutoring experience, I have assisted many children with becoming better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have more than two decades of experience tutoring precalculus, including in my former college's math lab. I show students how precalculus merges concepts from algebra and trigonometry, and how it applies to fields like physics and engineering. After just two lessons, my most recent precalculus student earned 95% on his next two tests.
SAT Math

SAT Math

There are several concepts that consistently recur on the SAT math tests, and I help students learn how to recognize them. I show them how to quickly evaluate and solve the many algebraic expressions and equations on the test. I teach them to interpret the graphs, statistics, and various word problems. This has helped them to improve their prior scores significantly.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a math tutor in the Christopher Newport University math lab, I provided one-on-one and small group tutoring for Calculus 1 and Business Calculus. I also assisted students with using pre-calculus and calculus course software. Additionally, I graded homework for an advanced calculus professor.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. In my 25 years of tutoring experience, I have assisted many children with becoming better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have more than two decades of experience tutoring precalculus, including in my former college's math lab. I show students how precalculus merges concepts from algebra and trigonometry, and how it applies to fields like physics and engineering. After just two lessons, my most recent precalculus student earned 95% on his next two tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

There are several concepts that consistently recur on the SAT math tests, and I help students learn how to recognize them. I show them how to quickly evaluate and solve the many algebraic expressions and equations on the test. I teach them to interpret the graphs, statistics, and various word problems. This has helped them to improve their prior scores significantly.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I show students how to model word problems using trigonometric functions. I help them to master the Unit Circle, prove trigonometric identities, and solve trigonometric equations. I also teach them how to apply the concepts of trigonometry to SAT and ACT math problems. I can make trigonometry as easy as a² + b² = c².

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a math tutor in the Christopher Newport University math lab, I provided one-on-one and small group tutoring for Calculus 1 and Business Calculus. I also assisted students with using pre-calculus and calculus course software. Additionally, I graded homework for an advanced calculus professor.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. In my 25 years of tutoring experience, I have assisted many children with becoming better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have more than two decades of experience tutoring precalculus, including in my former college's math lab. I show students how precalculus merges concepts from algebra and trigonometry, and how it applies to fields like physics and engineering. After just two lessons, my most recent precalculus student earned 95% on his next two tests.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I teach students how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve equations using various methods. I also assist them with translating word problems into the correct expression or equation. This has helped them improve by two to four letter grades. After a single tutoring session, one of my algebra students went from 40% to 71% on his next test. Another of my algebra students went from an F to 92% in three weeks. A third algebra student improved from 22% to 80%. In addition to high school and college students, I also provide tutoring for the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, and ACCUPLACER exams. All of these tests include algebra, and since 2018, I have assisted over 100 students with passing these tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a math tutor in the Christopher Newport University math lab, I provided one-on-one and small group tutoring for Calculus 1 and Business Calculus. I also assisted students with using pre-calculus and calculus course software. Additionally, I graded homework for an advanced calculus professor.
SAT Math

SAT Math

There are several concepts that consistently recur on the SAT math tests, and I help students learn how to recognize them. I show them how to quickly evaluate and solve the many algebraic expressions and equations on the test. I teach them to interpret the graphs, statistics, and various word problems. This has helped them to improve their prior scores significantly.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I teach students strategies to improve their scores on the ACCUPLACER, CLEP, ALEKS, TSI, CHSPE, and PERT math placement tests. One of my students earned 96% on the ALEKS tests after a single, one-hour lesson. I help students avoid taking remedial math classes and test directly into advanced math classes such as calculus, or out of math classes entirely. I can tutor the Next Generation ACCUPLACER, CLEP College Algebra, College Math, and Precalculus exams.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I teach students strategies to improve their time management on each section of the test. Six of my students have earned scores in the 90s. I conduct mock tests for the math and verbal sections to acclimate students to the AFOQT's time constraints. Based on these results, we can identify your strengths and weaknesses and develop a study plan for future sessions. I specialize in algebra, geometry, word problems, vocabulary, and verbal analogies.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

The AFQT determines whether you can enlist. It includes Math Knowledge, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, and Paragraph Comprehension. The other sections determine the jobs best suited for your skills. I teach strategies to improve your math and verbal skills. I provide patient, one-on-one instruction until you are ready to take and pass the test. On average, my students have improved by 19 points. One of my students improved his AFQT score from 22 to 59 after less than two weeks of tutoring. On her first attempt, one earned a 63 AFQT score after only three lessons. Two others raised their AFQT scores from 68 to 83 and 55 to 72. Another improved his Math Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning scores from the 40s and 50s to 66 and 71. I can help you achieve similar results.
PSAT,

PSAT

I teach students time-saving strategies that lead to improved test scores. These same strategies can be applied to the SAT. My PSAT and SAT Math students have experienced significant increases in their test scores by as much as 100+ points using these methods.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

There are several concepts that consistently recur on the SAT math tests, and I help students learn how to recognize them. I show them how to quickly evaluate and solve the many algebraic expressions and equations on the test. I teach them to interpret the graphs, statistics, and various word problems. This has helped them to improve their prior scores significantly.
SOL,

SOL

I have experience tutoring middle and high school SOL students. To assess a student's skill level, I administer previous years' SOL practice tests. I utilize SOL practice problems from their textbooks to supplement the practice tests. I teach students time-saving strategies to improve their time management and test scores.
TEAS

TEAS

I teach students strategies to overcome their test anxiety and improve their time management on the test. I've helped 32 students pass the TEAS and HESI. My most recent HESI math student earned 95%, another improved from a 34 to a 92. One of them raised her HESI math score from 50 to 84. One TEAS student improved her math score from 59 to 84, and two others earned scores of 90 and 94.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Great Tutor!!!

I learned so much in just one session of one on one with him; it was terrific he taught me things I didn't even know or was even taught in school. He opened my mind up. And I enjoyed every lesson—very a great teacher.

Cristiano, 16 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Cristiano, for the positive feedback. I am glad that you have found what we have discussed to be useful in your preparation for the ASVAB.

First Math Lesson

Mr. Michael A. is the best math tutor hands down!!! You won’t go wrong with Mr. Michael. He helped me passed the Hesi a2 test, but I have to metion that math is my weakest subject. Thank you, Michael! I’m forever grateful!

Yamileth, 18 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

It is my pleasure, Yami, to help you accomplish your goals. I wish you success in your nursing career!

Great Tutor!!!

I learned so much in just one session of one on one with him; it was terrific he taught me things I didn't even know or was even taught in school. He opened my mind up. And I enjoyed every lesson—very a great teacher.

Cristiano, 16 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Cristiano. Today's math curriculum can be so confusing. I like to go back to the basic and keep things simple. Too often, educators try to unnecessarily over-complicate things.

Great Tutor!!!

I learned so much in just one session of one on one with him; it was terrific he taught me things I didn't even know or was even taught in school. He opened my mind up. And I enjoyed every lesson—very a great teacher.

Cristiano, 16 lessons with Michael

Very well taught

I have done 1 lesson so far with Michael on Verbal analogies and in that alone he taught me so many amazing techniques I had never heard of! I am faithful that I can learn more in the verbal section especially

Varun, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Varun. It is always a pleasure to share insight into simple strategies that can be applied to tests like the AFOQT to ensure that students maximize their performance.

Very Knowledgeable and supportive Tutor

Michael helped my son considerably in understanding how to address his knowledge gaps in preparing for the maths section of the SAT. His tuition and feedback was excellent and detailed. My son enjoyed each lesson. I particularly appreciated the post class summary reports after each lesson. strongly recommend Michael.

Donald , 3 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Donald, for these positive comments. I take the post-lesson summaries just as seriously as the lessons themselves. It is an opportunity to discuss what the student's strengths and weaknesses are, as well as what the game plan is moving forward.

First Math Lesson

Mr. Michael A. is an amazing math tutor. He makes math so easy to understand. I have learned so much and enjoyed every session thus far. Highly recommend him!

Yamileth, 18 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Yami. I appreciate the kind words. Math can definitely be fun, especially once things start to click and that light bulb turns on in your head. It has been delightful working with you!

Knowledgeable

He’s awesome. He’s really trying to focus on what my weaknesses and take care of me as well. He sent me some resources even though his lesson was done already. I am planning to take his class again soon.

Josh, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Josh. Our tutoring relationship does not conclude with the end of each lesson. I am available to answer questions or offer advice between sessions, or even after the tutoring lessons have been completed. I am more than happy to share at any time anything that I believe will be helpful to my students' success.

Super reaponsive, knowledgable and patient tutor.

Michael was able to help my son on very short notice. He was very thorough and took the time to teach him concepts that he had been struggling with for some time.

Cindy, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your comments, Cindy. I was happy to assist Cameron with this assignment. What was really helpful was your willingness to share the info with me in advance so that I had an adequate amount of time to look over the material first. I greatly appreciate this level of cooperation, since tutoring is a team effort.

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