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Michael D.

Strong Math and Physical Science Background - Certified Math, physics

Strong Math and Physical Science Background - Certified Math, physics

$40/hour

  • 1,401 hours tutoring

  • Greenville, SC 29607

About Michael


Bio

My name is Michael and I hold a B.S degree in Mathematics and completed 28 hours of graduate work in Mathematics/Statistics at Eastern Michigan University. I am currently certified to teach all levels of middle and high school mathematics, physics, and economics. Prior to earning my B.S degree, my previous major was Engineering. The combination of my college course work left me with a major in mathematics, Statistics and Physics, and a minor in Chemistry and Economics. I have had additional...

My name is Michael and I hold a B.S degree in Mathematics and completed 28 hours of graduate work in Mathematics/Statistics at Eastern Michigan University. I am currently certified to teach all levels of middle and high school mathematics, physics, and economics. Prior to earning my B.S degree, my previous major was Engineering. The combination of my college course work left me with a major in mathematics, Statistics and Physics, and a minor in Chemistry and Economics. I have had additional coursework in Accounting.

I am married with 4 boys in the Loveland Schools, coach and referee soccer. This experience allows me to gain good rapport with the students I tutor and allows the lessons to be efficient since the students tend to be relaxed and ready to start.

I have had one year of experience teaching mathematics to high school students ranging from Basic Math to Pre-Calculus. I am certified to teach Mathematics, Physics and Economics in the state of Ohio. Additionally, while attending junior college, I worked as a tutor in the math lab. I also tutored my two oldest children when they completed their Geometry class in ninth grade in order to be accepted in the post-secondary option for high school students. In order for them to begin taking classes at college in 10th grade, they had to pass a math placement test at the level of College Algebra or higher. They tested just below the Calculus level after about 4 weeks of tutoring due primarily to my ability to determine which topics are most relevant. Additionally, working as an Actuary, I have demonstrated my ability to study in an efficient manner by passing a large number of Actuarial exams at a 90% passing rate when the average passing rate for actuarial exams is approximately 40%. I feel it's more important to teach a student to study properly than to just memorize facts to be forgotten after a test. This allows the student to recall more information when a midterm or final exam is given.


Education

Eastern Michigan University
Mathematics Physics
Eastern Michigan University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: I will travel anywhere in the 20 mile radius.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Greenville, SC 29607
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/1/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I'm an Associate in Society of Actuaries and am an enrolled Actuary by the Department of Labor I am an Actuary by trade, so I understand how to prepare for the Actuarial exams (I completed over 20 exams), and understand actual practice of an actuary.
Econometrics,

Econometrics

I completed course work in a pure Econometrics course, along with similar coursework as part of my graduate Statistics program. This material was also covered in an actuarial exam.
Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

I completed 3 Accounting courses in college. I prepared FAS Reporting documents for Post-Retirement Pension and Medical Plans.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

I completed 3 Accounting courses in college. I prepared FAS Reporting documents for Post-Retirement Pension and Medical Plans.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

In my past 3 places of employment dating back 12 years, I have been classified as the office expert for excel.
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Word

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have taken a variety of computer programming courses. The courses include Fortran, SPSS, SAS, and also have some knowledge in visual basic. In my past 3 places of employment, I have been the office expert in software usage.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

In my past 3 places of employment dating back 12 years, I have been classified as the office expert for excel.
SAS,

SAS

I completed 28 hours of graduate level Statistics course along with 3 courses in undergraduate work. The predominate computer language for statistics calculations is SAS.
General Computer, Java, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

In my past 3 places of employment dating back 12 years, I have been classified as the office expert for excel.
Statistics,

Statistics

I completed 28 hours of Graduate Credit in the Mathematics - Probability and Statistics Concentration. I also Passed a couple Actuary exams based on this topic.
Finance, General Computer, Java, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored this subject through Calculus 3. I have developed a way to prepare and organize material to help in identifying the problem type tested.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed a minor in Chemistry, but am really only comfortable tutoring Chemistry up to but not including Organic Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed both an undergraduate and graduate course in Geometry.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Physics,

Physics

I completed a major in Physics and have a very strong Math background.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-Algebra in a class setting and have also have about 3 years of experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus in a class setting and have also have about 3 years of experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am very strong in all SAT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
Statistics,

Statistics

I completed 28 hours of Graduate Credit in the Mathematics - Probability and Statistics Concentration. I also Passed a couple Actuary exams based on this topic.
SAT Reading

Language

TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am very strong in all ACT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I'm an Associate in Society of Actuaries and am an enrolled Actuary by the Department of Labor I am an Actuary by trade, so I understand how to prepare for the Actuarial exams (I completed over 20 exams), and understand actual practice of an actuary.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored this subject through Calculus 3. I have developed a way to prepare and organize material to help in identifying the problem type tested.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

My major in College was mathematics which included Differential Equations. The course was solely on Differential Equations and was 4 semester hours. I scored almost a perfect score in this course.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I completed both an undergraduate and graduate level course in Discrete Math. The two courses were part of the Mathematics undergraduate curriculum and graduate program with a majority of the focus on proving theorems.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed both an undergraduate and graduate course in Geometry.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I completed two courses in Linear Algebra (one course at the graduate level) and covered Linear Programming in an Operations Research course I completed.
Logic,

Logic

I completed a course in Logic along with similar courses such as Modern Algebra courses dealing with proving theorems.
Physics,

Physics

I completed a major in Physics and have a very strong Math background.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-Algebra in a class setting and have also have about 3 years of experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus in a class setting and have also have about 3 years of experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Probability,

Probability

I completed 28 hours of Graduate Credit in the Mathematics - Probability and Statistics Concentration. I also Passed a couple Actuary exams based on this topic.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am very strong in all SAT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
Statistics,

Statistics

I completed 28 hours of Graduate Credit in the Mathematics - Probability and Statistics Concentration. I also Passed a couple Actuary exams based on this topic.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored this subject through Calculus 3. I have developed a way to prepare and organize material to help in identifying the problem type tested.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed a minor in Chemistry, but am really only comfortable tutoring Chemistry up to but not including Organic Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed both an undergraduate and graduate course in Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I completed a major in Physics and have a very strong Math background.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-Algebra in a class setting and have also have about 3 years of experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus in a class setting and have also have about 3 years of experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Statistics

Statistics

I completed 28 hours of Graduate Credit in the Mathematics - Probability and Statistics Concentration. I also Passed a couple Actuary exams based on this topic.

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Finance

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I completed a major in Physics and Minor in Chemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed a minor in Chemistry, but am really only comfortable tutoring Chemistry up to but not including Organic Chemistry.
Econometrics,

Econometrics

I completed course work in a pure Econometrics course, along with similar coursework as part of my graduate Statistics program. This material was also covered in an actuarial exam.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

My background for Physical Science tutoring more based on Physics and Chemistry descriptions included, but would be able to pick up on material prior to a tutoring session if given the topics.
Physics,

Physics

I completed a major in Physics and have a very strong Math background.
Psychology,

Psychology

Since Psychology is based more on memorization, I would probably need a copy of the textbook to insure tutoring sessions were successful.
Anatomy

Sports/Recreation

Soccer,

Soccer

I have coached Soccer for 6 years. I have two sons playing on highly competitive teams. I have attended over 10 coaching clinics and have also refereed soccer for 3 years. I specialized in positioning and strategy.
Track & Field

Track & Field

I participated in both Cross Country and track in High School and College. I have trained over a dozen long distance runners and hurdlers.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in a class setting and have also have about 3 years experience tutoring this level of Mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored this subject through Calculus 3. I have developed a way to prepare and organize material to help in identifying the problem type tested.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed a minor in Chemistry, but am really only comfortable tutoring Chemistry up to but not including Organic Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed both an undergraduate and graduate course in Geometry.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I completed a minor in Economics.
Physics,

Physics

I completed a major in Physics and have a very strong Math background.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am very strong in all SAT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
Statistics,

Statistics

I completed 28 hours of Graduate Credit in the Mathematics - Probability and Statistics Concentration. I also Passed a couple Actuary exams based on this topic.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am very strong in all ACT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I completed a major in Physics and Minor in Chemistry.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have tutored numerous students taking the ASVAB with all students obtaining their goal score. I have also taken the exam myself and was a member of the USAR.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am very strong in all SAT Math topics. I have a few strategies for test taking that could be of use.
ACT Reading, GED, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (417 ratings)
5 star
(375)
4 star
(35)
3 star
(4)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Great Resource!

Mr. D provided test taking strategies in addition to the regular lesson. He reviewed tools to approach setting up the problems.

Leigh, 10 lessons with Michael

Experienced and reliable teacher

My daughter feels confident Mr. Da will make her shine in math. She feels comfortable with him and I think I did a good choice. I was looking for a tutor that really know his stuff. Looking forward to work with Mr. D.

Marlena, 2 lessons with Michael

Great tutor to work with

After getting a bad score on the asvab I decided I needed help. I met with Michael and he is making me feel at ease about retaking the test. I also like how confident he is with all the math.

Colin, 1 lesson with Michael

Excellent! Computer IT

Michael was great, very helpful. I really was nervous that I wasn't going to be able to get this class, but he made it to where I get it and I can now get caught up on my work. Very patient and knowledgeable!

Nikki, 2 lessons with Michael

Excellent Tutor

Michael is an excellent tutor. He makes the subjects very easy to understand. He has tutored my son and I on various subjects, and he is a total professional! I would highly recommend him as a tutor.

Lisa , 4 lessons with Michael

He knows Stats

He always asked about what I needed help with before we met in case it was something he needed to brush up on and he was always very helpful. Many tutors have wasted my time and let the clock run, seemingly, so they could get more money. Michael made great use of my time.

Tracie, 2 lessons with Michael

Michael was a great tutor

Michael helped identify the gaps in my son's learning and get him up to speed and also reinforced good habits such as taking his time and checking his work.

Julie, 4 lessons with Michael

Expert teacher!

Michael is an amazing teacher and guide. I really don't know what I'd do without his coaching and expertise! He helps relate the MBA finance teachings to my every day management goals!

Michelle, 20 lessons with Michael

Determined!

Michael is very determined in making sure my daughter understands key concepts in algebra. Despite her retention issue, I was pleased to hear she recalled what Michael taught while in her class setting. Thank you Michael!

Laura, 11 lessons with Michael
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