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Michael M.

Edmond, OK

$40/hour

Math at any level

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/26/14
5.0 average from 41 ratings
Knowledgeable and understandable
— Jeannine, Edmond, OK on 2/3/16

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State University of New York
mathematics
Syracuse University
Master's
University of Louisiana
PhD

Education

State University of New York (mathematics)

Syracuse University (Master's)

University of Louisiana (PhD)

About Michael

I fell in love with math in the 4th grade and have always wanted to be a mathematician. Though I received a doctorate in mathematics in 2000, I have been teaching at the college level (and tutored high school from time to time) for over 20 years now. One of my greatest joys in life comes from seeing understanding set upon someone to whom I am explaining some mathematical concept.

I have taught (and tutored) calculus, algebra, differential equations, trigonometry, discrete math, statistics, probability and geometry. I have helped students prepare for the math they might encounter on the ACT, SAT and the Math Subject GRE. I stress understanding of math over memorizing of math as this improves retention, enhances performance on exams, and makes the learning of harder math become a simpler activity.

I understand that parents and students (and me, for that matter) are all human beings, so I have a 2-hour cancellation policy. In addition, if any student or parent is not satisfied with my tutoring, then there will be no bill for the lesson.

I have an office at the university where I teach at which I would be happy to tutor, and I would be happy to travel to any other location if that would be more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to be successful in your mathematical studies!
I fell in love with math in the 4th grade and have always wanted to be a mathematician. Though I received a doctorate in mathematics in 2000, I have been teaching at the college level (and tutored high school from time to time) for over 20 years now. One of my greatest joys in life comes from seeing understanding set upon someone to whom I am Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Edmond, OK 73034
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and understandable"

- Jeannine, Edmond, OK on 2/3/16

"Great tutor: encouraging and patient"

- Jeanmarie, Edmond, OK on 9/29/14
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

I have been teaching college level mathematics for over 20 years and I have tutored hundreds of students during this same time, also. When I was in high school, I scored a 34 on the ACT, and I have always been able to explain to students good test-taking strategies to help them improve their scores. I always enjoy working with high school students since their minds are more like sponges eager to soak up ideas and information.

Algebra 1

I have taught college algebra for the last 20 years, and I have tutored hundreds of algebra students during the same time. Algebra is one of my more favorite things to do. I received my Ph.D. in math in 2000, and I have worked with high school algebra students, with college algebra students and with returning algebra students who have spent years in the workforce.

Algebra 2

I have taught college algebra each year for the last 20 years. I have tutored hundreds of students over this time - it is one of my favorite things to do. I have a PhD in mathematics and I can either show you one way to work an algebra problem or I can show you a dozen (most students opt for just one). I have tutored high school algebra students and I have tutored adults returning to college after being in the workforce for years, as well as students in between these two extremes.

Calculus

I have taught calculus each semester for the last 21 years. When I received my doctorate in mathematics, I put myself in a position where I could teach calculus, and it is one of my favorite math classes to teach. I have never tutored a student in mathematics who has failed the course, and I think this is because I am able to get students to understand the math, not just memorize it. Calculus, being a class required by every science major in college, is important to learn in order to be successful in today's technological society and I believe if you can learn algebra then you can learn calculus.

Geometry

I specialized in geometry when I went to graduate school. I have multiple original publications in geometry in mathematical research journals, and I have tutored hundreds of high school students as well as college students in geometry for the last 20 years.

Linear Algebra

I have tutored quite a lot of students through linear algebra for many years. I am a professor at UCO and for the last few years, I have taught linear algebra. For many years I taught Operations Research, which is a graduate level class that is really not much more than applied linear algebra. In fact, I have utilized linear algebra in many of my original publications in research journals.

Prealgebra

I began teaching college level math at Louisiana State University back in 1995. My first few years teaching I exclusively taught beginning arithmetic. I also volunteered my services at the local middle school and the local high school in order to feel I was giving back to the community. I have tutored hundreds of prealgebra and algebra students since then.

Trigonometry

I have taught trigonometry at the college level for the last 20 years. I have adapted to a variety of different learning styles and worked with many, many students throughout the years. I have tutored high school and college trigonometry students one-on-one in the past, and feel confident that my approach will yield successful results.

State University of New York
mathematics
Syracuse University
Master's
University of Louisiana
PhD

Education

State University of New York (mathematics)

Syracuse University (Master's)

University of Louisiana (PhD)

Knowledgeable and understandable

Teaches in such a manner that is very easily understood by my 14 year old son. Teaches concepts rather than simply working through homework problems to help him understand how to solve problems in the future.

— Jeannine, Edmond, OK on 2/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 25 miles of Edmond, OK 73034.