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Michael S.

I can SOLVE a huge problem for you!

I can SOLVE a huge problem for you!

$77/hour

  • 108 hours tutoring

  • Houston, TX 77044

About Michael


Bio

Hi, I am Mike. I am a results-oriented and compassionate teacher with 7 years of experience in Algebra 1 & 2. I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and am a thesis shy of a master’s degree in electrical engineering with 9 years of experience in engineering and project management. My journey toward education started with my calculus professor in college who impacted and inspired me to develop a passion for mathematics; this passion compelled me to take a sabbatical from...

Hi, I am Mike. I am a results-oriented and compassionate teacher with 7 years of experience in Algebra 1 & 2. I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and am a thesis shy of a master’s degree in electrical engineering with 9 years of experience in engineering and project management. My journey toward education started with my calculus professor in college who impacted and inspired me to develop a passion for mathematics; this passion compelled me to take a sabbatical from engineering for 7 years, to share and inspire young minds to develop that same passion for mathematics and learning in general.

I specialize in tutoring Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Biology, Anatomy, and Organic Chemistry for success in high school and SAT, GED, and ASVAB exams. Whether we are translating words into algebraic equations or memorizing 206 bones in an adult human skeleton, one of my objectives for each session is to keep the student challenged, but, not discouraged. I assign challenging homework after each lesson, and provide timely feedback.

I am committed to a high standard and often ask for feedback. I never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied with my service.

I look forward to hearing from and making a difference in your academic life.


Education

Prairie View A&M University
Electrical Engineering
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $77
  • Rate details: I offer group rates of up to five students for $97/hour flat rate.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77044
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/9/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I tutor Algebra 1 the most. It is the foundation for all complex mathematics. Mastery in Algebra 1 is the stepping stone for developing a love for mathematics; with confidence and courage, anyone can develop a solid foundation in Algebra 1. Even if you don't like Algebra, but, need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of teaching experience in Algebra 2. It is a challenge for many students to master it. I always tell my students, that, "Algebra 2 is like walking through a mine field; in order for you to make it to the other side, you must follow the footsteps of the someone who made it." I can help you get to the other side and we can celebrate our success together! Even if you don't like Algebra, but need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Biology,

Biology

Biology is an exciting subject. It is a foundational class for all biological science classes: botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, embryology, comparative anatomy, microbiology, virology, and cell biology. Biology require you to memorize high volumes of information in a short period of time. I have a system to help you learn high volumes of information and succeed in taking tests on our first tutoring session. Contact me.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught and tutored Prealgebra to homeschoolers for one year. During my experience, I've learned to instruct and explain using puzzles, games & fun analogies to explain the concepts of fractions, integers, negative numbers, and such. I make it fun and inspire anyone to develop a love for learning Prealgebra.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The key to success in the math portion of SAT is knowledge and effectively preparing for the standardized multiple choice tests. Having successfully earning A's in all my math classes from middle school to high school and earning A's in Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Advanced Calculus, and Differential Equations 1 & 2, I have the knowledge. Scoring in the 96th percentile on the math portion of the SAT, I can help you. Also, I've developed a system in successfully passing any standardized tests, especially SAT math.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The key to success in the math portion of ACT is knowledge and proper preparation. Having successfully earning A's in all my math classes from middle school to high school and earning A's in Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Advanced Calculus, and Differential Equations 1 & 2, I have the knowledge. Scoring in the 94th percentile on the math portion of the ACT, I can help you. I have a system in successfully passing any standardized tests, such as ACT math.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I tutor Algebra 1 the most. It is the foundation for all complex mathematics. Mastery in Algebra 1 is the stepping stone for developing a love for mathematics; with confidence and courage, anyone can develop a solid foundation in Algebra 1. Even if you don't like Algebra, but, need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of teaching experience in Algebra 2. It is a challenge for many students to master it. I always tell my students, that, "Algebra 2 is like walking through a mine field; in order for you to make it to the other side, you must follow the footsteps of the someone who made it." I can help you get to the other side and we can celebrate our success together! Even if you don't like Algebra, but need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught and tutored Prealgebra to homeschoolers for one year. During my experience, I've learned to instruct and explain using puzzles, games & fun analogies to explain the concepts of fractions, integers, negative numbers, and such. I make it fun and inspire anyone to develop a love for learning Prealgebra.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The key to success in the math portion of SAT is knowledge and effectively preparing for the standardized multiple choice tests. Having successfully earning A's in all my math classes from middle school to high school and earning A's in Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Advanced Calculus, and Differential Equations 1 & 2, I have the knowledge. Scoring in the 96th percentile on the math portion of the SAT, I can help you. Also, I've developed a system in successfully passing any standardized tests, especially SAT math.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I tutor Algebra 1 the most. It is the foundation for all complex mathematics. Mastery in Algebra 1 is the stepping stone for developing a love for mathematics; with confidence and courage, anyone can develop a solid foundation in Algebra 1. Even if you don't like Algebra, but, need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of teaching experience in Algebra 2. It is a challenge for many students to master it. I always tell my students, that, "Algebra 2 is like walking through a mine field; in order for you to make it to the other side, you must follow the footsteps of the someone who made it." I can help you get to the other side and we can celebrate our success together! Even if you don't like Algebra, but need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Biology,

Biology

Biology is an exciting subject. It is a foundational class for all biological science classes: botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, embryology, comparative anatomy, microbiology, virology, and cell biology. Biology require you to memorize high volumes of information in a short period of time. I have a system to help you learn high volumes of information and succeed in taking tests on our first tutoring session. Contact me.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I've taught and tutored Prealgebra to homeschoolers for one year. During my experience, I've learned to instruct and explain using puzzles, games & fun analogies to explain the concepts of fractions, integers, negative numbers, and such. I make it fun and inspire anyone to develop a love for learning Prealgebra.

Science

Biology

Biology

Biology is an exciting subject. It is a foundational class for all biological science classes: botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, embryology, comparative anatomy, microbiology, virology, and cell biology. Biology require you to memorize high volumes of information in a short period of time. I have a system to help you learn high volumes of information and succeed in taking tests on our first tutoring session. Contact me.

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

During the Summer of 2010, I personally tutored a college student who was taking Organic Chemistry 1 & 2, both for the second time. She had an ADHD, in which her attention span was no more than 15 minutes. She utilized her Blackberry in class, sending texts or internet surfing, as a coping mechanism to withstand the 2-hour lecture, 4 days a week. It was a torture for her but desire to attend Optometry School was stronger than her current situation. Therefore I developed a 15-minutes On & 5-minute Off tutoring session. During her 5-minute break she texted. She earned As in both classes and informed me that she never earned a grade higher than a B in any of her Chemistry classes, let alone Organic Chemistry. If your desire is strong enough, then the facts don't count!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I tutor Algebra 1 the most. It is the foundation for all complex mathematics. Mastery in Algebra 1 is the stepping stone for developing a love for mathematics; with confidence and courage, anyone can develop a solid foundation in Algebra 1. Even if you don't like Algebra, but, need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of teaching experience in Algebra 2. It is a challenge for many students to master it. I always tell my students, that, "Algebra 2 is like walking through a mine field; in order for you to make it to the other side, you must follow the footsteps of the someone who made it." I can help you get to the other side and we can celebrate our success together! Even if you don't like Algebra, but need to succeed in math to meet your educational goals, I've developed a systematic approach to learning and mastering this subject.
Biology,

Biology

Biology is an exciting subject. It is a foundational class for all biological science classes: botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, embryology, comparative anatomy, microbiology, virology, and cell biology. Biology require you to memorize high volumes of information in a short period of time. I have a system to help you learn high volumes of information and succeed in taking tests on our first tutoring session. Contact me.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The key to success in the math portion of SAT is knowledge and effectively preparing for the standardized multiple choice tests. Having successfully earning A's in all my math classes from middle school to high school and earning A's in Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Advanced Calculus, and Differential Equations 1 & 2, I have the knowledge. Scoring in the 96th percentile on the math portion of the SAT, I can help you. Also, I've developed a system in successfully passing any standardized tests, especially SAT math.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The key to success in the math portion of ACT is knowledge and proper preparation. Having successfully earning A's in all my math classes from middle school to high school and earning A's in Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Advanced Calculus, and Differential Equations 1 & 2, I have the knowledge. Scoring in the 94th percentile on the math portion of the ACT, I can help you. I have a system in successfully passing any standardized tests, such as ACT math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The key to success in the math portion of SAT is knowledge and effectively preparing for the standardized multiple choice tests. Having successfully earning A's in all my math classes from middle school to high school and earning A's in Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Advanced Calculus, and Differential Equations 1 & 2, I have the knowledge. Scoring in the 96th percentile on the math portion of the SAT, I can help you. Also, I've developed a system in successfully passing any standardized tests, especially SAT math.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

He taught my child biology. He was funny and great as per my child and they where extremely productive. He is very professional, courteous and kind. My child is excited with her new found way of studying for her exams and can't wait to utilize these strategies taught. Thank you Michael.

Maria , 1 lesson with Michael

Very knowledgeable and compassionate about helping others

Michael has helped me to understand Calculus and the methods I've learned can be used in all my classes. He has helped to build my confidence in myself to be a better student.

Marilyn, 3 lessons with Michael

Great teacher! I enjoyed everything he brought in front of me

Mr.Micheal show me a lot today and it was truly a pleasure in having him as a tutor he show me 8 steps of good test taking skill as well as skills I could use for my college course

Nicholas, 1 lesson with Michael

Great Tutor!

Michael was very helpful to my son and his communication back to me (parent) is excellent. I would highly recommend him.

Gregg, 4 lessons with Michael

Very patient and Great tutor!

Michael is a great tutor and is very knowledgeable, articulate and organized. He tutored my son in Algebra. My son did not want to go to school because he was struggling in Algebra. After my son's first session with Michael, he had a much more positive attitude about getting better with his Algebra. Michael and I discussed how each session went and what needed to be completed at the next one. He arrived for each session prepared with relevant materials and lesson plans. He is able to simplify and organize the material which helped my son feel comfortable, competent and confident. We are so happy that Michael worked with us and will not hesitate to call him for tutoring, if needed in the future. Best tutor!!!

Rhonda, 13 lessons with Michael

Great tutoring sessions!!

I am getting ready for "The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery" (ASVAB) and so far I've learn in two sessions what I haven't been able to learn in years. Mike S has a way to teach each person differently. I've always had problems with anything that has to do with numbers and now that I want to join the Navy I really need to get good at it to be able to score 80% or more and be able to chose the MOS I want. I've been tutored before and it didn't work, I was starting to think that I would have to settle for any MOS (job) in the military because I would never get good enough at math, arithmetic reasoning and algebra but Mr S has a very peculiar way of teaching you and it really works. He understands 100% that we all learn in different ways and at different pace and he makes sure he doesn't leave until you understand it. I strongly recommend you to take tutoring sessions with him specially if you have ADD/ADHD. He is very professional, always on time and a very understanding person.

Saskea, 4 lessons with Michael

Did a great job at getting my son engaged

We have only had one session with Micheal, but my son earned a "A" on his Algebra test the day after the first session. We are excited to have Micheal as a tutor.

Barbara, 5 lessons with Michael

Very efficient and dedicated to excellence!

I feel very blessed to have found Mike! Not only is he a great math tutor but he is also helping to build my son's "math confidence". Always shows up on time and ready to work!

Rochelle, 14 lessons with Michael

$77/hour

Michael S.

$77/hour

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