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Dr. Michael O.

Frisco, TX

$60/hour

MATH, SAT, ACT Tutor and Business/Management Coach

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/21/14
5.0 average from 472 ratings
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— Lawrence, The Colony, TX on 10/28/14

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Appalacian State University
Mathematics
Clemson
PhD

Education

Appalacian State University (Mathematics)

Clemson (PhD)

About Dr. Michael

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

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Frisco, TX 75035
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome Tutor"

- Lawrence, The Colony, TX on 10/28/14

"Great tutor"

- Ana, Frisco, TX on 8/10/16

"Great Tutor"

- Hailey, Wylie, TX on 6/16/16

"Attentive and good at explaining"

- Bill, Dallas, TX on 1/24/16

"Great teacher!"

- Christine, Arlington, TX on 12/22/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Deana, Richardson, TX on 12/14/15

"My daughter was very happy with her 1st session"

- Tammy, Dallas, TX on 11/26/15

"Grateful college student"

- Jamie, Frisco, TX on 11/11/15

"Knowledge tutor"

- Reva, Dallas, TX on 10/21/15

"Personable Pre-Calc learning"

- Kelly, Mansfield, TX on 9/11/15

"Made sure I understood what I was doing before we moved on."

- Cierra, Frisco, TX on 9/10/15

"Knowledgeable and is very good at showing multiple ways of looking at a problem."

- Angie, North Richland Hills, TX on 7/12/15

"Very knowledgeable and skilled with teaching for SAT and ACT exams"

- Cheryl, Frisco, TX on 6/2/15

"Awesome Math Tutor"

- Radha, Plano, TX on 2/2/15

"Great math review"

- Christine, Dallas, TX on 1/13/15

"Amazing"

- Teresa, Frisco, TX on 12/2/14

"Great GRE Tutor!"

- Kylee, Dallas, TX on 10/13/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Aisha, Frisco, TX on 4/29/14

"Great tutor!"

- Kathleen, Flower Mound, TX on 4/16/14

"Practical Examples, Customized Learning"

- Cyndi, Plano, TX on 11/26/13

"Punctual, very patient, and got to know my child before starting"

- Tracie, Frisco, TX on 11/14/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
Career Development,
College Counseling,
GED, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Golf

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

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.

Algebra 1

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.

Algebra 2

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.

ASVAB

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.

Business

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.

Career Development

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.

College Counseling

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.

Geometry

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.

Prealgebra

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.

Public Speaking

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.

SAT Math

I am booking sessions for the Spring break now.

The new SAT Math exam is radically different than the prior one. To be successful you need both math knowledge and , analytical skills.

This can be much easier if you:
1-master a few testing strategies;
2-have the ability to recognize three general types of problems given on every SAT;

•(50%) Data, Stats, and Probability: Averages, Medians, Charts, Tables and Figures ...
•(30%) Algebra and Functions: Solving Expressions, Function Graphs, factoring ...
•(20%) Geometry: Lines, Slopes, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Solids, coordinate geometry...

3- and are comfortable with basic algebra and geometry concepts. I focus on these three areas in each tutoring session I deliver.

Both the calculator and non calculator Math Sat sections go in order from easiest to hardest, with no penalty for missed guesses...

A specific testing strategy that includes conscious pacing will IMPROVE YOUR SCORES WHETHER YOU SPEND TIME PREPARING FOR THE TEST OR NOT!

Study Skills

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:

-Build confidence.
-Develop efficiency.
-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:

Time Management
Setting Goals
Organizing Papers
Completing Homework
Reading Textbooks
Studying for Tests
Taking Notes
Taking 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.

Appalacian State University
Mathematics
Clemson
PhD

Education

Appalacian State University (Mathematics)

Clemson (PhD)

Awesome Tutor — 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. ...

— Lawrence, The Colony, TX on 10/28/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dr. Michael will travel within 5 miles of Frisco, TX 75035.