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Appalacian State University (Mathematics)
I am a former business school professor with a PhD in management science and additional degrees in mathematics and computer science. I provide personal tutoring to students from middle school through college levels - in many math and business subjects. I have received teaching awards at UTD, USC and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and have a passion for teaching and impacting students' lives.
I have been able to help 1,000’s of students transform their current performance into their true potential by clearly communicating individual purpose, focus and discipline.
In addition to math for students of all ages, I specialize in adult education/coaching in business subjects from operations management to business strategy. I also provide Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt training and focused preparation for SAT, ACT, ASVAB and other exams. Lastly, I routinely coach entrepreneurs and provide business plan support and development.
I offer sessions and learning programs throughout the week and on weekends that are customized to exceed your expectations. I am more than happy to flex my schedule to meet specific learning/development needs. I am a former business school professor with a PhD in management science and additional degrees in mathematics and … Read more
Dr O. is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. He helped me to approach geometry with great confidence and has improved my study habits to prepare for tests. His approach to teaching is amazing. I will definitely use Dr O. again.
I'm a distance learning college student. Without his assistance, I would never have made it through the semester. Worth every penny!
Dr. Michael has really been able to teach pre-calculus in a way that Hailey is able to comprehend. He takes the time to be sure that she understands the concepts before moving on.
Dr. Micheal did a wonderful job reviewing math strategies and concepts. He made the concept easy to understand and packaged them in a way them makes them easier to recall during the test. Can't wait for the rest of our lessons!
Dr. Michael was very personable. He skillfully covered my questions from the first 2 weeks of class and aided me in preparing for my 1st Pre-Calc exam. I was surprised to learn that the patterns in math have a relational quality! My work now makes sense!
He is great. He didn't just show me how to work the problem, he helped me learn the process.
We have reviewed most of the sections regarding algebra, geometry, quadratic functions, equations, roots and other test questions that I will encounter on the GRE.
My son has a much better understanding of the math concepts and his confidence has grown, he is better prepared to take the exams.
Dr. O is a Great Teacher, My son really enjoys the way Dr. O teaches Algebra II, Precal, SAT and ACT prep. My son improved a lot after attending his tutorials.
He is very patient, professional and a good communicator. He really takes time and works with the kids needs and explains the concepts well. Overall he is a great teacher with a lot of experience and I highly recommend him.
Sent my son for a couple hours to make sure he was ready for his algebra final. Tutor was great; helped him discover what he still needed to study and what he was already strong on. Great help for exam!
My son has really enjoyed his tutoring sessions with Dr. Michael O. He looks forward to his sessions and comes home very positive about what he has learned.
Dr. O is very patient and has boosted my son's confidence with his upcoming ACT test. So glad we are able to work with him.
Michael is a great tutor! He explains everything so well and is very patient with me. I love that when he teaches me techniques, he then gives me time to work out similar problems, ensuring I know what I am doing. I would highly recommend him for GRE, SAT, and similar standardized tests.
Dr. O tutored our son in geometry and helped him prepare for the exam to opt out of high school geometry. It was quite a feat to pull of in 4 months time, but Dr. O was able to hep him achieve his goal! He taught him one year's worth of geometry in a little under 4 months. We had a great experience with him as parents. He is very courteous, patient, and professional- an excellent teacher. He was always on time and has great communication!
Dr. Michael O. is tutoring my son in math for the SAT. He is knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and reports weekly on my son's progress. He encourages and recommends materials and necessary study hours. He was able to correctly pinpoint our son's current SAT level and understands what it would take to move the needle. We are so pleased to have made this connection and appreciate his help and genuine interest in tutoring our son.
Many thanks to Dr.O for his encouragement and creativity in explaining Lean Six Sigma (Business) Statistics to me in ways I can comprehend. His advanced teaching and business background is critical to my success. He prioritized our tutoring concepts based on the class goals. Our study sessions are concise and effective. Highly recommend for students seeking full understanding of mathematical and statistical topics, not simply memorization.
I was impressed that Mr. O. took a few minutes to get to know my child before jumping right into the work. This helped to make her feel at ease and settle her nerves. As I listened to their session I continued to hear positive comments from my daughter like "Oh, now I see." or "That is an easier way to work that problem." When he left after an hour her entire posture had changed, she was more relaxed and felt good about the plan they had made to help her improve her grades. It was wonderful to hear that he included her in the plan of improving her grades instead of telling her how it is going to be, he allowed her to be a part of the decision making. She feels he is going to help her succeed.
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The ACT math test requires you to answer 60 questions in 60 minutes or less. To be successful you need both math knowledge and reasoning skills. This can be much easier if you: master a few testing strategies; have the ability to recognize a dozen common types of problems given on every ACT; and are comfortable with basic algebra and geometry concepts. I focus on these three areas in each tutoring session I deliver.
As a math major in college and a management science PhD student, I can attest to the importance of mastering basic Algebra. It is one of the most important foundations you can build for both your education and professional life later. I have tutored numerous students in Algebra. More importantly, I have applied it to all types of every day problems and decisions so I am able to illustrate its value and application to both beginning and advanced students.
I have tutored numerous students in Algebra 2. More importantly, I have applied it to all types of everyday problems and decisions so I am able to illustrate its value and application to both beginning and advanced students.
As a math major in college and a management science PhD student, I can attest to the importance of mastering Algebra 2. It is a foundation for geometry, calculus, linear algebra, mathematical programming and many computer science courses. It is also very useful in preparing for SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT and other standardized exams.
I have very successful experience tutoring students for many of the standardized exams, including the ASVAB, SAT, ACT and others.
My second youngest is a lieutenant in the Army having aced the ASVAB a few years ago.
The ASVAB Math and English sections do not contain complex concepts. They test basic arithmetic knowledge and reasoning along with reading comprehension which are all fairly straightforward to learn and gain competence in. The other sections (mechanical, electronics, etc.) test a practical understanding of basic everyday concepts which can also be mastered with a the right preparation.
With a PhD in Management Science/Operations Management I have taught/tutored undergraduate and graduate business students for 25 years. I have received Outstanding Teaching Awards at UTD and USC and have been consistently ranked in the top 10% of all teaching faculty. With hands on business and consulting experience, I am able to emphasize the practical applications of business theory within business itself.
As a Professor of Management for 25 years, I have taught/tutored 1,000's of students and personally mentored and aided 100's in there career development. I have helped place up to 10 former students annually in first or second jobs after their academic program completion. With an extensive network of executives both locally and internationally, I am consistently reviewing student resumes and corporate needs for to match qualified employees.
With 25 years' experience as a University professor and administrator I have worked with thousands of undergraduate and graduate students. I have taught at half a dozen different universities and am familiar with a 100 more. I understand the different cultures and requirements various universities possess and am adept at counseling students regarding their collegiate choices.
Having taught geometry in college and tutored numerous other students personally in geometry, I am very comfortable with the concepts and principles that are most important in learning it.
More importantly, I have applied it to practical problems and everyday decisions, so I am able to illustrate its value and application to both beginning and advanced students.
As a math major in college and a management science PhD, I can attest to the importance of mastering Geometry. It is a foundation course for both higher math and science education. It is also very useful in several quantitative business and economics courses.
As an undergraduate Math Major, I was introduced to Linear Algebra and was able to grasp the theory involved. Its practical application became clear later as "solving simultaneous equations" represented the core concept in mathematical programming courses and management science itself.
I have tutored and taught numerous students in Linear Algebra and have the theoretical and practical experience to communicate and apply its key concepts successfully.
As a math major in college and a management science PhD, I can attest to the importance of mastering basic Algebra. It is one of the most important foundations you can build for both your education and professional life later. I have tutored numerous students in Algebra. More importantly, I have applied it to all types of every day problems and decisions so I am able to illustrate its value and application to both beginning and advanced students.
With a PhD in Management Science/Operations Management I have taught 1000's of undergraduate, graduate and executive students over the past 25 years. I have received Outstanding Teaching Awards at UTD and USC and have been consistently ranked in the top 10% of all teaching faculty. In addition to training over 1500 Accenture partners and managers in 25 countries...
I have provided keynote speeches and management seminars for: INSEAD in France,
IBM in the US and Belgium,Price Waterhouse in Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.
The Young Presidents Organization University in Cannes. The Management Center Europe in Brussels. Johnson & Johnson,in London, Paris and Amsterdam. Fiat in Firenza.
Rieter in Wintertur. BP Chemicals in Reading.
Exxon Chemicals in Manchester. Jacobs Suchard in Interlaken.
Nestle in Vevey and Sao Paulo. SABIC (Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp.) in Riyadh.
Bally in Zurich and New York. Audi/VW in Wolfsburg. Omega in Lausanne and Bien.
Barlow Rand in Johannesburg, Capetown and Pretoria. Texas Instruments in Dallas.
UGS in Dallas.Texas Avnet in Phoenix.
Nortel in Dallas.
As a book author I am a frequent speaker at national conventions as well.
The SAT math test requires you to answer 54 questions in 70 minutes or less. To be successful you need both math knowledge and reasoning skills.
This can be much easier if you:
1-master a few testing strategies;
2-have the ability to recognize four general types of problems given on every SAT;
•(20% -- 25%) Numbers and Operations: Integers, Fractions, Ratios, Percents ...
•(35% -- 40%) Algebra and Functions: Solving Expressions, Function Graphs ...
•(25% -- 30%) Geometry: Lines, Slopes, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Solids ...
•(10% -- 15%) Data, Stats, and Probability: Averages, Medians, Charts, Tables ...
3- and are comfortable with basic algebra and geometry concepts. I focus on these three areas in each tutoring session I deliver.
Did you know that Math Sat questions go in order from easiest to hardest, so on the 25-minute multiple choice, numbers 1 through 6 or 8 will be easy, the middle ones will be a little harder, and numbers 15ish through 20 will be the hardest. We'll come back to how you can use that to your advantage in a moment. The grid-ins are treated separately than the multiple choice, so on that section, 1-3 are easy, 4-6 are medium, 7-8 are hard, and then number 9 (the first grid-in) will be easy again, and so on through the end of the section. This leads to a specific testing strategy that will IMPROVE YOUR SCORES WHETHER YOU SPEND TIME PREPARING FOR THE TEST OR NOT!
I offer up to 30% discounts for students who double up with a friend in any of my Mastering SAT Programs - 4 week, 8 week, and 12 week schedules.
I have tutored a number of students in SAT reading, each showing measurable improvement in test scores. I teach students how to improve reading comprehension in a timed environment and the specific questions/answer choices to look for. I also prepare students extensively in SAT vocabulary and how they can expect it to be used during the test.
I have written and published over 100 books, articles and business cases and have tutored many students in SAT writing, increasing test scores significantly.
I teach how to select writing topics that SAT graders are looking for, how to organize and develop a winning essay as well as the sentence structure and syntax needed to excel at the test.
I have been a student/teacher my entire life. Spending 10 years to acquire a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in quantitative methods and a doctorate in management science I was compelled to develop superior study skills.
I have taught/tutored and coached 1,000's of students from middle school through PhD students and understand and can communicate the key skills required to master a specific topic/class. I focus on general strategies that apply to virtually every learning situation and specifically help to:
-Prepare students to be independent learners.
-Enable students to be make good decisions, and think critically.
-Improve standardized test scores, avoiding common “exit ramps” on the path to learning.
-Prepare students for the globally competitive job market.
Specific study skills I focus on include:
Studying for Tests
Communicating with Teachers & Parents
Writing Research Papers
As a father of 4, I have been able to impart this knowledge to each of my children as well... the youngest an honors student at Liberty High School.
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