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Experienced Middle/High school tutor specializing in STEM subjects
Michaela D.

933 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $75

Response time: 2 minutes

Michaela D.'s Photo

Experienced Middle/High school tutor specializing in STEM subjects
Experienced Middle/High school tutor specializing in STEM subjects
Michaela D.

933 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

933 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Michaela


Bio

Hi! My name is Michaela. I graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S in Computational Applied and Mathematics with an emphasis in Mathematical Biology and over 5 years of experience tutoring Math and Science. Before I went to college I worked for the city of round rock for the adaptive camp, which is a summer camp for children with special needs. Those needs included but weren’t limited to ADHD, Autism, Downs Syndrome, and general learning disabilities. This helped me learn a...

Hi! My name is Michaela. I graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S in Computational Applied and Mathematics with an emphasis in Mathematical Biology and over 5 years of experience tutoring Math and Science. Before I went to college I worked for the city of round rock for the adaptive camp, which is a summer camp for children with special needs. Those needs included but weren’t limited to ADHD, Autism, Downs Syndrome, and general learning disabilities. This helped me learn a lot of patience and understanding that not everyone learns the same. I wasn’t always a great math student, it wasn’t until my sophomore year when I took algebra II that I began to have that Ah-ha moment, and my goal is to help other students understand math and maybe even begin to see the beauty in it.

I have an extensive background in Math that comes from my Math-Bio degree,
I’ve taken Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Biostatistics, Quantitative Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, Laser Biomedicine, and Computational Neuroscience. Throughout my years in college, I have also been a math tutor for several years and try to use relatable examples to help students understand hard concepts. I have tutored students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Statistics, Calculus, Precalculus. Additionally, I've tutored middle and high school students in all subjects, but I specialize in STEM subjects.
My approach to tutoring is to work closely with students to help them understand hard concepts, and confidentially solve them. I help by going through the concepts first and using everyday concepts to clarify. Then I break down the concept into steps for the student to remember. Then I give the students practice problems to allow them to work on solving the problems on their own. I truly enjoy tutoring. The look on a student's face when they understand a topic makes the extra work worth it.

Please reach out with any questions or to schedule a lesson! I look forward to working with you.
Sincerely,
Michaela


Education

College of William and Mary
Mathematical biology

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: No-show: If student does not show up after 30 minutes, I will end the session and the full rate will be charged.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/22/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I’ve assisted over a dozen students in every part of the college application process from drafting and editing college essays to helping students find colleges that align with their goals. To assisting them to get recommendations to applying and submitting their applications to finding and applying to scholarships. I’ve helped students get into UT Austin, Baylor, Dartmouth, Wake Forest, and Yale. Students have received over $250000 in scholarships. On average students have a 95% acceptance rate.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

In my last few years as a full-time tutor, I have acquired many students who have ADHD. Currently, 70% of my students are neurodiverse, having some form of Autism and or ADHD additionally I have a 95% retention rate, and parents have seen measurable success with their children. As someone who was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, I know the personal struggles of maintaining attention and having an excess of energy and throughout the years I have found ways to use my ADHD as my strength and I hope to teach your student the same. In high school, I spent my summer working for the city of Round Rock for the Adaptive camp, which is a summer camp for children with special needs. Those needs included but weren’t limited to ADHD, Autism, Downs Syndrome, and a variety of neurodiverse conditions. This helped me develop a lot of patience and understanding that not everyone learns the same. I’ve worked with parents and teachers on IEP plans, and reintegration plans in addition to assisting develop a curriculum for homeschooling. I’m familiar with ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and Son-Rise programs and can work with families to find the best program for students. I’ve helped children on the spectrum not only catch up in their courses, but some are even testing a grade level ahead in their math classes.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

In my last few years as a full-time tutor, I have acquired many students who have ASD. Currently, 70% of my students are neurodiverse, having some form of autism and or ADHD additionally I have a 95% retention rate, and parents have seen measurable success with their children. In high school, I spent my summers working for the city of Round Rock for the Adaptive camp, which is a summer camp for children with special needs. Those needs included but weren’t limited to ADHD, Autism, Downs Syndrome, and a variety of neurodiverse conditions. This helped me develop a lot of patience and understanding that not everyone learns the same. In addition to working at the adaptive camp, I've had 18 years of experience living with a brother with autism. I’ve worked with parents and teachers on IEP plans, and reintegration plans in addition to assisting develop a curriculum for homeschooling. I’m familiar with ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and Son-Rise programs and can work with families to find the best program for students. I’ve helped children on the spectrum not only catch up in their courses, but some are even testing a grade level ahead in their math classes.

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I’ve assisted over a dozen students in every part of the college application process from drafting and editing college essays to helping students find colleges that align with their goals. To assisting them to get recommendations to applying and submitting their applications to finding and applying to scholarships. I’ve helped students get into UT Austin, Baylor, Dartmouth, Wake Forest, and Yale. Students have received over $250000 in scholarships. On average students have a 95% acceptance rate.
PSAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Michaela has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (150 ratings)
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(142)
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very patient

My daughter has learned so much in a short period of time. It’s awesome that she also provided practice work for after the tutoring!

Ronnet, 19 lessons with Michaela

very patient

My daughter has learned so much in a short period of time. It’s awesome that she also provided practice work for after the tutoring!

Ronnet, 19 lessons with Michaela

Great tutor!

Michaela was fantastic! My daughter was really struggling with Algebra 1. She simply didn't understand the curriculum or what her teacher was trying to get across. But working with her tutor, she went from making D's to making As by the end of the year! Michaela is an absolute rockstar in teaching math, and I cannot recommend her enough.

Daniel, 23 lessons with Michaela

very patient

My daughter has learned so much in a short period of time. It’s awesome that she also provided practice work for after the tutoring!

Ronnet, 19 lessons with Michaela

Patient and efficient

I needed someone in a pinch to help my son catch up several 8th grade math assignments & Michaela was very responsive and flexible. She was patient with my son, yet worked very efficiently and effectively. They were able to successfully complete many tasks and my son - who can often lose focus and interest - was attentive and engaged. Mission accomplished! ~ Happy Mom (Sylmar, CA)

T., 1 lesson with Michaela

Learning so much

My kid really likes Michaela and enjoys the tutoring sessions. She’s been great about focusing on the things going on in school and working towards academic goals set in the IEP.

Trisha, 32 lessons with Michaela

Learning so much

My kid really likes Michaela and enjoys the tutoring sessions. She’s been great about focusing on the things going on in school and working towards academic goals set in the IEP.

Trisha, 32 lessons with Michaela

Great teacher, very patient and consistent

Can’t say enough about michaela. My son is severely autistic, his behavior always has been a problem in getting to find out his real abilities She is absolutely amazing , she doesn’t give up on him , very calm and consistent , she is almost the only one for a very long time who can spend 2 hours with him without complaining about everything . Instead she focuses on getting him over behaviors to show what he knows and participate ❤️ I appreciate her a lot and won’t give her up ever . I just hope there is many people like can see my son through his autism Thank you so much micheala for making that difference in our life

Enas, 57 lessons with Michaela

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Thank you for helping clarify my daughter's Algebra questions. She feels much more confident with the tools that you have given to her. I expect her to soar with your help. It's invaluable.

Christine, 1 lesson with Michaela
Hourly Rate: $75
Response time: 2 minutes
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