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Michael M.

Southampton, PA

$45/hour

Enthusiastic Tutor Who Gets Math and You!

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5.0 average from 15 ratings
Algebra 1 knowledge
— Jen, Warminster, PA on 10/16/15

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Temple University, College of Education, Philadelphia
Middle Grades Education

Education

Temple University, College of Education, Philadelphia (Middle Grades Education)

About Michael

I am currently an undergraduate student at Temple University. I completed my degree in Middle Grades (4-8) Education, with a concentration in Math and Science, in the Fall of 2015. I have a passion for math, in particular helping people grasp concepts of math they do not understand. I know many people struggle with, or simply don't enjoy math; this is one of the reasons why I love to teach it. When somebody starts to comprehend a particular concept he or she was originally struggling with, everything changes! Math becomes fun and exciting, or at least doing homework isn't the worst part of the day!

My own experience with math is very similar to what I just described. In middle school, it was like a foreign language to me. I ended up getting a tutor and during our first session something clicked. My tutor explained a particular algebraic concept I did not understand to me in a different way that made sense. Since that experience, I enjoyed, and excelled in math. I have tutored and taught dozens of elementary to middle grades-aged students in fractions, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, etc. I have also tutored my peers in college classes from Basic Math to College Algebra to Calculus. I am certified to teach Math and Science in the state of Pennsylvania. I honestly love teaching and tutoring people of all ages, with any topic, especially Math!

Shoot me an e-mail, or call my cell, I would love to set something up!
I am currently an undergraduate student at Temple University. I completed my degree in Middle Grades (4-8) Education, with a concentration in Math and Science, in the Fall of 2015. I have a passion for math, in particular helping people Read more

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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Flexible Rates/Flexible Hours

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Southampton, PA 18966
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Algebra 1 knowledge"

- Jen, Warminster, PA on 10/16/15

"Very patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Seth, Warminster, PA on 7/14/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Algebra 1

I hold a degree in Middle Grades (4-8) Education from Temple University. Mathematics is one of my concentrations. Algebra I is introduced during the middle grades, and is one of the building blocks of math. I have tutored 25+ students in Algebra I. It is one of my favorite subjects to teach/tutor!

Algebra 2

I hold a degree in Middle Grades (4-8) Education from Temple University. Mathematics is one of my concentrations. Algebra II is introduced towards the end of the middle grades. Understanding Algebra II is very important before moving on to higher-level math classes. I have tutored many students in Algebra II. In addition, I am certified to teach Math in the state of Pennsylvania.

Calculus

I received an A in Calculus I at Temple University.
I received an A in Calculus II at Temple University.

Praxis

I have passed the Praxis I with above-average scores in all three sections (math, reading, writing). I have passed the Praxis II: PA Core Middle Grades. This test consists of three subtests. I had above-average scores in Math/Science and Pedagogy, and average/passing score in English/Social Studies. I had to take these tests as part of my teaching certification and know exactly what is needed to pass the test and pass the test with an above-average score.

Prealgebra

I have taken many Math Education courses at Temple University that have included over 100 hours of fieldwork in real math classrooms. I have a lot of experience working with students who struggled with, but now excel with Pre-Algebraic concepts.

SAT Math

I have tutored over a dozen students on how to achieve the highest score possible on standardized tests, such as the SAT. I prepare students by not only helping them master the material, but also by teaching them effective test-taking strategies. This includes: how to eliminate answers, when/how to make an educated guess, and many more.

Temple University, College of Education, Philadelphia
Middle Grades Education

Education

Temple University, College of Education, Philadelphia (Middle Grades Education)

Algebra 1 knowledge — Michael was great!! My twins were both participating and responding and they both felt much more confident with their Algebra 1 material when he left after just one session. ...

— Jen, Warminster, PA on 10/16/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Flexible Rates/Flexible Hours

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Southampton, PA 18966.