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Top Tutor for Math/AFOQT/ASVAB/HESI/TEAS/ACCUPLACER

Top Tutor for Math/AFOQT/ASVAB/HESI/TEAS/ACCUPLACER

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I've helped an AFOQT student raise his Pilot score from 33 to 98, one improve his Math score by 62 points, one elevate his Math score from 39 to 76 after 1 lesson, an ASVAB student go from 22 to 59 in less than 2 weeks of tutoring, one TEAS student earn a 100% Math score, and one raise her Math from 59 to 84.

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, which leads to higher scores. I...

I've helped an AFOQT student raise his Pilot score from 33 to 98, one improve his Math score by 62 points, one elevate his Math score from 39 to 76 after 1 lesson, an ASVAB student go from 22 to 59 in less than 2 weeks of tutoring, one TEAS student earn a 100% Math score, and one raise her Math from 59 to 84.

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, which leads to higher scores. I read the dictionary and do crossword puzzles to expand my vocabulary and help students increase their verbal scores on the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, and HESI. I supply all testing materials.

Jan.-Mar. 2021: AFOQT student improved Quantitative score from 5 to 38, AFOQT student improved overall score from 5 to 31 and doubled his Quantitative score, AFOQT student improved Verbal score from 11 to 36, HESI student earned 88% Math score.

Apr.-Aug. 2021: AFOQT student improved Verbal score from 11 to 45; AFOQT student earned 61 Quantitative, 69 Academic, and 95 Pilot scores; TEAS student improved score from 62.5% to 78.1%; TEAS student earned 90.6% Math score; ASVAB student earned a 63; two AFQOT students improved Verbal scores from 6 to 23, and 5 to 38.

I've always loved math. I'm a former college algebra instructor with a magna cum laude B.A. degree in Math from Christopher Newport University. I have tutored pre-calculus and calculus in their math lab, arriving early and leaving late, without extra pay, to ensure all students receive the help they need. It's never about the money. I've tutored pre-algebra, algebra, and trig for free.

I know many find math hard. I'm not judgmental when students struggle. I encourage them to ask questions until they fully understand. I don't give students the answers; I ask them questions to gauge their understanding and elicit the answers from them. When they're wrong, I ask students why they're incorrect. This makes them independent thinkers and boosts their confidence.


Education

Christopher Newport University
Mathematics

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

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

Prealgebra

With 25+ years of math tutoring experience, I have taught many students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. I can also help your child become better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I demonstrate to students how pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I help students succeed in pre-calculus and prepare them for the more rigorous problems they will encounter in calculus.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

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

Prealgebra

With 25+ years of math tutoring experience, I have taught many students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. I can also help your child become better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I demonstrate to students how pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I help students succeed in pre-calculus and prepare them for the more rigorous problems they will encounter in calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I show students how to model real world problems in science, engineering, and technology using triangle and circle trigonometry. 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

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

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

Prealgebra

With 25+ years of math tutoring experience, I have taught many students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. I can also help your child become better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I demonstrate to students how pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I help students succeed in pre-calculus and prepare them for the more rigorous problems they will encounter in calculus.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Christopher Newport University math tutor, I provided one-on-one and small group calculus tutoring. 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

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I can teach you strategies to improve your time management and score on the ACCUPLACER, CLEP, or any other math placement test. My most recent ACCUPLACER student earned a 282, which was the second highest score at her school. As a freshman, I scored so highly on my math placement test that I was not required to take a single math class in college. However, because of my love for math, I took several math courses as electives before ultimately deciding to major in Mathematics.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I have provided AFOQT, OAR, SIFT, and ASTB tutoring on Wyzant. In November 2020, one of my recent AFOQT students improved his pilot score from a 33 to a 98. Another of my students tripled his math score and raised his pilot score to a 91. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on each section of the test. I have hundreds of practice problems to use during our sessions.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

Most recently in August 2021, one of my students earned a 63 on the ASVAB. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on each section of the test. I have hundreds of practice problems to use during our one-on-one sessions. This is not a generic ASVAB class with a roomful of other students. I will provide you with individualized instruction and patiently work with you until you are ready to take and pass the test.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have successfully tutored several PSAT Math students, and this has prepared them to do well later on the SAT and ACT Math tests. I have multiple, official College Board practice tests and other material to use during our test prep sessions.
Regents,

Regents

With more than twenty years of experience as a college algebra instructor and tutor in Algebra I and II, I am uniquely equipped to help students successfully pass the Regents algebra exams in order to graduate from high school. I use a previous year's Regents exam to help students prepare for their test. In addition, I create individualized study guides and practice problems to help students address any areas of weakness.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.
TEAS

TEAS

In the past 3 years, I have helped 14 students pass the TEAS VI/HESI A2 exams. My most recent TEAS student improved her prior math score from a 59 to a 84. We only had one tutoring session for English and Language Usage, and her previous score improved by 8 points. Three of my recent TEAS students have earned 94, 100, and 90%, respectively, on the Math section. One of my HESI students improved her math score from a 50 to an 84 and in March 2021 another earned an 88% on the Math section. I will be happy to help you achieve similar results.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1296 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and friendly!

Micheal was extremely knowledgeable. He was able to effectively and efficiently go through multiple word problems during our session which helped me understand in depth how to solve each one of them.

Wanda, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Wanda. I am glad that you found our lesson productive. It is always my goal to maximize the amount of time we have in each session to cover as much material as possible.

AFOQT

Michael is amazing. Definitely worth it. I’ve had a few different tutors and Michael was the best by far. He explained everything so well and was patient with me.

Brittany, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the positive feedback, Brittany. I exhibit the same patience with students that I would want someone to show me if the roles are reversed.

Definitely recommend for students needing ASVAB assistance

Michael assisted my nephew with studying for math to increase his ASVAB score. We started tutoring in June with hopes of retaking the ASVAB in September. My nephew scored a 25 and needed a 31 to enlist. Michael made math understandable for nephew and was patient with him during lessons. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my nephew was forced to take the ASVAB in August and I am proud to say he scored to the required 31 and will be enlisting. We can’t thank Michael enough and I would definitely recommend him to anyone desiring to increase their ASVAB score. (We had 9 sessions)

Shana, 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for the positive review. I am so happy that Jaylon passed his ASVAB exam. Some of the most rewarding experiences I have enjoyed from tutoring have been hearing that another student has acheived his or her goal to enlist in the military, become an officer in the military, or be accepted into the nursing program. I wish your nephew the best in his future endeavors!

Professional! Goes above and beyond!

Michael was extremely helpful in helping me studying for the TEAS exam, particularly in math. He was not only knowledgeable in math, but had many helpful study tools as well as tips and tricks to eliminate multiple choice questions without having to solve the problems. He was professional, patient, and always well prepared. He also was available outside of our tutoring sessions to help with any questions I had. I would highly recommend using Michael as a tutor!

Alycia , 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind words, Alycia. The math on the TEAS is no harder than what you would expect in a 9th grade algebra or geometry class. Therefore, I am certain that none of the material on the test is new to TEAS students. They simply need a refresher on the basics. However, rather than trying to re-learn all of algebra, geometry, and statistics, I help students master the shortcuts and strategies that can be used to earn a high score on the test. That is my philosophy with all career aptitude tests, including the HESI, PAX, and the military aptitude and officer candidate tests. I am certain that all of your hard work, coupled with these tips, will help you perform very well on your TEAS exam.

Customized to My Needs and Goals

Michael was able to help me identify the areas I needed to get better at for the next exam. I am excited to keep working with him, as I have already learned so much so far!

Kerry-Ann, 5 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the favorable review, Kerry-Ann. It was very helpful of you to share the breakdown of your recent TEAS exam with me so that I could develop a game plan that addressed your specific needs. Tutoring is a partnership between tutor and student, and the bests results occur when we work together as a team. I really appreciate it!

Mind Blowing!

I'm studying for the AFOQT and have had a difficult time studying by myself. I'm glad I found Michael. I have had one lesson with him and it was MIND BLOWING! He's extremely knowledgeable in his expertise. I haven't done math like this since I graduated high school in 2004 and during our lesson he was extremely patient with me. I was remembering steps in solving problems I haven't done in years! I'm looking forward to more lessons with Michael. I know I'm going to do well on this test because of his help!

Loliana, 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Lo, for your amazing comments! First impressions are everything, and I know after just one meeting that you have the ability to do extremely well on the AFOQT. It is very easy to work with a student who is attentive, engaged, and cooperative. I, too, look forward to continuing to help you acheive your goals.

Excellent Math Lesson

I haven't had a math class since 2006, and in just an hour, Michael brought back a lot of knowledge I thought was lost. Studying for the AFOQT by myself has been hard, so I'm really happy to have found a tutor that can break things down simply to dust off the cobwebs. I am really looking forward to more sessions with him before I take my test.

Ashley, 9 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Ashley. I always tell students that the math on the AFOQT covers things you probably already know, but have just forgotten because you haven't done them in a while. Moreover, succeeding on the AFOQT math sections requires you to use a different approach than you would take in an algebra or geometry class. The test administrators don't need to "see your work." They only care whether you provide the correct answer. I show students how to obtain those answers without all the work.

Great Teacher

Have done 2 lessons so far with Michael and have learned a great amount information from him. I plan to take many more lessons with him to further prepare myself for the AFOQT.

Kodi, 5 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the favorable review, Kodi. I look forward to continuing to help you prepare for the AFOQT.

Knowledgeable

Michael helped me more into identifying the root, suffix and prefixes of words to help me break them down. He is very patient and knowledgeable about the things he explains. He also provides many great examples to help break down his explanations

Cesar, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for sharing these comments, Cesar. It is my pleasure to assist you with the verbal portion of the AFOQT.

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