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AFOQT, ASVAB, HESI A2, SAT, TEAS, TSI, Algebra to Calculus
Michael A.

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AFOQT, ASVAB, HESI A2, SAT, TEAS, TSI, Algebra to Calculus
AFOQT, ASVAB, HESI A2, SAT, TEAS, TSI, Algebra to Calculus
Michael A.

3,787 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

3,787 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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.

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...

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.

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.

If you are interested in this type of help, feel free to send a message to schedule a session for a future day. 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 sessions can be accommodated for a premium rate.

Six of my TEAS Math students earned scores of 100, 100, 94, 94, 90, and 90%. Six of my HESI A2 Math students earned 95, 92, 92, 88, 88, and 88%. Five of my AFOQT students raised their Quantitative scores by 31, 33, 34, 37, and 62 points; five raised their Verbal by 17, 25, 33, 34, and 39 points. Two of my ASVAB students improved by 25 and 37 points in less than 2 weeks.

I 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.


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.
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  • Background check passed on 8/24/2022

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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.
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.
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 real world problems in science, engineering, and technology using trigonometric functions. I help them to master the Unit Circle, trigonometric identities, and more. I also teach them how to apply the concepts of trigonometry to problems on the SAT/ACT Math tests.

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.
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.
GED,

GED

I teach students the necessary math and test-taking skills to pass the GED, CHSPE, and HiSet exams. I am extremely patient and will work with you until you are able to answer any type of math question on your own. I have over 20 years experience increasing students' confidence and test scores.
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. I have helped a dozen 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 plan for future sessions. I specialize in algebra, geometry, statistics, and vocabulary.
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.
GED,

GED

I teach students the necessary math and test-taking skills to pass the GED, CHSPE, and HiSet exams. I am extremely patient and will work with you until you are able to answer any type of math question on your own. I have over 20 years experience increasing students' confidence and test scores.
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 30 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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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

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, 7 lessons with Michael

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.

Improved 26 points in the AFOQT

I was struggling to pass the AFOQT Quantitative. After some lessons with Michael, I was able to improve my score from 8 to 34 and finally pass the AFOQT. Michael was very patient and easy to work with. He will take the lead when you don't know where to start and help improve weak areas.

Anna, 8 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Anna, I am very glad to hear that you have passed the AFOQT Quantitative section. I appreciate your positive review, and I wish you success in your Air Force career!

First Math Lesson

My first math lesson with Mr. Michael was great! I’m super glad that I chose him over the other tutors. The reason why I say that is because I’m really bad with math, and it takes a very thorough math teacher for me to understand. Mr. Michael is very thorough and very patient. In enjoyed my first lesson!

Yamileth, 7 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Yamileth. So often, I hear students say that their teacher or professor is not patient with them. If that is the case, then they are in the wrong profession, because it is the instructor's job to show students how to do things that they do not know how to do on their own. If they have done their job properly, the student will ultimately be able to do these things on their own at the conclusion of the instruction. That is always my end goal.

Patient and outstanding

Michael is optimistic in his approach to teaching hard subjects. I really appreciate his patience at every turn. Extremely knowledgeable about any subjects. Takes a lot of time going through the problems at your own pace. Offers different solutions to every single problem. Very happy I found Michael. He might be one of the few that can help me 🤣

Louisa, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for this favorable review, Louisa. I think you are not giving yourself enough credit. I see no reason why you cannot succeed on the OAR. If you remember the strategies that we discuss during each lesson, then they should lead you to positive results like they have for my other students.

Perfect Tutor

Michael is the best tutor I’ve ever had. He’s very patient and took the time to get to know what my goals were to tailor his teaching approach for my needs. I have always struggled with math but learned a great deal since working with him. I feel very prepared to excel on the AFOQT. He does a great job of explaining how to solve the problems and teaches strategies that make it easier to narrow down answer choices. Highly recommend to anyone looking to take the test or gain overall knowledge in a particular topic!

Thomas, 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Thomas, for the positive review. Since every student has his or her own individual learning style, a tutor cannot take a cookie-cutter approach to each student. My years of tutoring experience have helped me to learn how to recognize what a student's needs are and how to tailor my approach to suit those needs. I wish you the best of luck on the AFOQT!

Great Tutor

Very patient and good at explaining the solutions to even the most complex mathematical problems. It is 100 percent worth the price and time. I was confused on a lot of problems before the session and after I felt way more confident. If you are looking for a tutor that responds quickly, is very patient and gives you everything you need to succeed then look no further.

Andrew , 3 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Andrew. I am so glad that you were able to score high enough on your CLEP precalculus test to test directly into calculus. I greatly appreciate you reaching out to me to assist you with achieving your goals!

Great Professor- Patient with Individuals with Disabilities

Mr. Michael was patient and understanding with questions and concepts. He was able to allow me to work independently so I am self-sufficient for my future HESI A2 Examination. Mr. Michael also helped me create a plan moving forward for the next few weeks as my exam date is approaching. He is willing to put in independent time with math questions I struggle with 1 day prior to our tutoring sessions; this is ideal for further comprehension of concepts. Great session !! I left this session fully confident and excited to learn more. Can’t wait to get a phenomenal grade on my math section !!

Rachel , 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Rachel, for such a wonderful testimonial. Disability does not mean inability. It's clear after just one lesson that you are very intelligent, and I believe that you can do extremely well on your nursing entrance examination.

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