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Michaela D.

Experienced Middle/High school tutor specializing in STEM subjects

Experienced Middle/High school tutor specializing in STEM subjects

$60/hour

  • 287 hours tutoring

About Michaela


Bio

Hi! My name is Michaela. I recently 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...

Hi! My name is Michaela. I recently 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, I 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.

I have an extensive background in Math that comes from my Math-Bio degree,
I’ve taken like 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 student 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

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

History

American History, Government & Politics

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

Government & Politics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

PSAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Michaela has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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4.9 (63 ratings)
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Great teacher/tutor

Very nice and patient, dependable Our grandson opened up and that is hard to do Very successful tutor, likable Donovan is actually enjoying doing his homework

Sophia , 9 lessons with Michaela

Great teacher/tutor

Very nice and patient, dependable Our grandson opened up and that is hard to do Very successful tutor, likable Donovan is actually enjoying doing his homework

Sophia , 9 lessons with Michaela

Great teacher/tutor

Very nice and patient, dependable Our grandson opened up and that is hard to do Very successful tutor, likable Donovan is actually enjoying doing his homework

Sophia , 9 lessons with Michaela

Great tutor

My daughter said Michaela is very nice and feels really comfortable with her. Michaela is really good in explaining in a way my daughter understands. Gabriella is doing much better in math. We are happy with Michaela’s work.

Becky, 8 lessons with Michaela

Great tutor

My daughter said Michaela is very nice and feels really comfortable with her. Michaela is really good in explaining in a way my daughter understands. We are happy with Michaela’s work.

Becky, 8 lessons with Michaela

Fantastic Math Tutor for 10 year old son with measured success

Our 10 year old is on the autism spectrum and struggles with math. He has had 2 different growth tests (administered through his public school) since starting tutoring with Michaela 2x/week, 8 weeks ago. His scores have grown from the 50% range to the 80% range in that short amount of time. We are so pleased and are so grateful for Michaela and her work with our son.

Jessica, 24 lessons with Michaela

Patient and effective tutor

We hired Michaela at the start of the school year to help our daughter with pre-algebra. Our daughter has always struggled with math and her teacher initially recommended her for a different math track. But, this is the track our daughter wanted and she was willing to put in extra work, so we agreed and looked for some extra support. Michaela has been flexible with our limited schedule, always on time and always prepared. More importantly, our daughter has benefited greatly from Michael's instruction. She currently has a 95 in her pre-algebra class and actually enjoys her sessions with Michaela. Something we never thought would be possible.

Ellie, 31 lessons with Michaela

Very knowledgeable and professional tutor

I chose Michaela at random from all the other tutors on the website, and it was an excellent choice! She tutored my son in algebra 2, and he really liked her! She made sure he understood the material for his test, and taught in a way he could understand. I thought she was great, as she immediately responded to my emails, and was very organized and professional in her interactions. She also went out of her way to accommodate our schedule, which I really appreciated!

Moya, 1 lesson with Michaela

Great tutor

Michaela is awesome! She makes sure that my daughter knows and understands the basics and does refreshers before moving on to the more advanced problems in math. My daughter really enjoys working with Michaela and always excited when it's time to go to tutoring.

Marcele, 37 lessons with Michaela
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$60/hour

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Michaela D.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Michaela

Response time: 24 minutes