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Michael D.

Successful Math and Science Tutor-Teacher

Successful Math and Science Tutor-Teacher

$50/hour

  • 347 hours tutoring

About Michael


Bio

I am an experienced professional with a successful record of going above and beyond to help students be successful. I have had more than 10 years of experience in teaching and/or tutoring Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics of all levels from 9th grade to AP and college classes, both in the lab and classroom. I have an exceptional ability to work with parents and students to facilitate learning, growth and development. In addition to math and science I am passionate about the humanities and...

I am an experienced professional with a successful record of going above and beyond to help students be successful. I have had more than 10 years of experience in teaching and/or tutoring Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics of all levels from 9th grade to AP and college classes, both in the lab and classroom. I have an exceptional ability to work with parents and students to facilitate learning, growth and development. In addition to math and science I am passionate about the humanities and also tutor subjects including English, writing, history, social studies, bible studies and more. Please see my profile for a complete list.

Academic Credentials: B.A. in Chemistry from University of Dallas
Texas SBEC Certification to teach Chemistry, Physics, and Math (8th-12th grade)
M.Ed. in Science Education from UTA

I have a strong passion for helping students succeed. Recognizing that every student is different, I study my students to see how they best learn and understand information. I then use the strategies that are most in harmony with their natural learning style to facilitate deep and meaningful learning and retention of that learning.


Education

University of Dallas
Chemistry
(University of Texas Arlington
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Financially distressed students may be eligible for discounted rates. Ask me for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/7/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

English

Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've taken multiple theology classes in college, including "Understanding the Bible". I have also read and studied scripture extensively with small groups and independently. I have led several Bible studies. I have taught religious education and been an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) instructor for a large Catholic parish. I have read a number of biblical commentaries and exegesis works from the Fathers of the Church and other sources. Studying, understanding, and living the Word of God is my primary focus and purpose in life.
Philosophy

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

-Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude -William Randolf Hearst Foundation Scholarship for excellence in undergraduate science Studies -Tutor and Lab Assistant for the University of Dallas for 4 years. -High School Chemistry, Physics and Math teacher for 4 years. -Active Texas Teacher's Certification in Chemistry, Physics, and Math
Geometry,

Geometry

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry Texas Teacher Certification for Chemistry, Physics, and Math (all levels) for grades 8-12
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry Texas Teacher Certification for Chemistry, Physics, and Math (all levels) for grades 8-12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

-Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude -William Randolf Hearst Foundation Scholarship for excellence in undergraduate science Studies -Tutor and Lab Assistant for the University of Dallas for 4 years. -High School Chemistry, Physics and Math teacher for 4 years. -Active Texas Teacher's Certification in Chemistry, Physics, and Math
Geometry,

Geometry

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry Texas Teacher Certification for Chemistry, Physics, and Math (all levels) for grades 8-12
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've taken multiple theology classes in college, including "Understanding the Bible". I have also read and studied scripture extensively with small groups and independently. I have led several Bible studies. I have taught religious education and been an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) instructor for a large Catholic parish. I have read a number of biblical commentaries and exegesis works from the Fathers of the Church and other sources. Studying, understanding, and living the Word of God is my primary focus and purpose in life.
Philosophy

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

-Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude -William Randolf Hearst Foundation Scholarship for excellence in undergraduate science Studies -Tutor and Lab Assistant for the University of Dallas for 4 years. -High School Chemistry, Physics and Math teacher for 4 years. -Active Texas Teacher's Certification in Chemistry, Physics, and Math
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. I've gotten A's for both semesters of Organic Chemistry and scored in the 95th percentile on the ACS standardized examination in Organic Chemistry. I also was a tutor and lab assistant in college for 2 years at the University of Dallas. I currently create resources for and tutor Organic Chemistry I and II for Tarrant County College as the Instructional Associate for Chemistry.
ACT Science, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am certified to work with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, which includes autism, Aspergers, and other associated learning disabilities. I have worked with such students in an inclusion environment where the students have been in normal classrooms. Use of visual and graphic organizers, structuring spaces, and helping the students to develop clear organizational frameworks are key to helping them to adjust to a normal class situation.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking,

Cooking

My father has taught me the art of making breads and cooking. He is a professional cook and baker, who has also worked as a pastry chef. I have developed some absolutely unique and original recipes in the Italian food genre. My specialty is in baking and Italian cuisine. I do have some propensity for Tex-Mex and other cooking styles as well.
Volleyball

Volleyball

I have played, coached, and refereed in various leagues for about 8 years. I have studied the mechanics of the game, the physics of ball control, and tactics and strategies of the game. I specialize with the basics, assisting students of the game in developing greater ball control in bumping and setting and better power and positioning in spiking.

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

-Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude -William Randolf Hearst Foundation Scholarship for excellence in undergraduate science Studies -Tutor and Lab Assistant for the University of Dallas for 4 years. -High School Chemistry, Physics and Math teacher for 4 years. -Active Texas Teacher's Certification in Chemistry, Physics, and Math
Geometry,

Geometry

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry Texas Teacher Certification for Chemistry, Physics, and Math (all levels) for grades 8-12
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

MCAT,

MCAT

I was a pre-med student for a while before I switched to teaching. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a chemistry degree. I have mastery over the fields of chemistry, organic chemistry, and writing. I also have a strong background in physics (a minor in my degree). I have personally assisted a number of students preparing for the MCAT improve their scores.
TAKS,

TAKS

I am a certified Texas teacher in Chemistry, Physics, and Math. I have led TAKS review sessions, engaged in highly successful TAKS tutoring one on one with struggling students. At the school where I taught, we achieved some of the highest results in the state, being one of the upper tier Exemplary schools. I have also collaborated with other teachers and administrators to develop strategies to help students raise scores on the TAKS.
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (138 ratings)
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(128)
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(10)
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Reviews


Very Knowledgeable and informative.

Michael tutors my 2 daughters (10 & 11 graders) once a week. My daughters said Michael is very knowledgeable and knows how to teach. He made my daughters more confident and enjoy the subjects taught. Thank you Michael.

Jay, 11 lessons with Michael

The Thankful Acquaintance

I'm thankful for meeting Micheal; he came through after another tutor had not responded after 2.5 days. He is patient with me and direct. I'm grateful he took the time to meet with me. I must also thank his wife, for inconveniencing her time with him. My thanks to both of them. Oh, I need to tell you, I much improved in my radiology class.

Darrell, 6 lessons with Michael

Went above and beyond what was expected

I have a son who needed tutoring and also to learn study skills. Micheal did an excellent job at both. He was also very accommodating of schedules. He genuinely cared about my son's success. I would highly recommend Micheal for any tutoring needs.

Ronald, 9 lessons with Michael

Great Teacher

Michael is a very caring person who explains things in ways that I easily understand and he adapts his methods to how I learn. I could not be more pleased.

Sara, 17 lessons with Michael

Excellent teacher

Michael did a great job with my daughter, teaching her math & science! He really makes you understand it clearly! She graduated and got a scholarship!!!

Bonnie, 8 lessons with Michael

Great tutor!

Michael is an answer to my prayers. He is able to take a difficult subject matter and explain it in a way that makes it make sense. Also, we love the option of online tutoring. Not only is my daughter able to get valuable help now, but also will be able to continue her Organic Chemistry II sessions when she goes back to college next week. Awesome!

Karen, 12 lessons with Michael

Great tutor!

My daughter was close to failing pre-cal, after 2 tutoring sessions with Michael she made a 91 on her next test. Michael is an excellent tutor, and my daughter feels comfortable working with him. Nice, professional and tries very hard to fit with your schedule!

Pam, 18 lessons with Michael

Goes beyond simply teaching the current material

Michael has done more than simply teaching. My daughter does very well on her homework but not on her tests. Michael analyzes how she works on problems during tutoring and has made suggestions that I believe will help her greatly. This is still a work in progress, but we truly appreciate Michael's insight and the fact that he is interested in helping with the basic issue, not just this week's chapter questions.

Sandra, 24 lessons with Michael

Very understanding

Michael was very patient with me. I have some anxiety issues that he worked with me on. If he can help me get through a math class, he can help anyone.

Amber, 10 lessons with Michael
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$50/hour

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Michael D.

$50/hour

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Response time: 4 hours