Over 20 tutoring hours

Michael H.

The Colony, TX

$40/hr

Prealgebra, Algebra I and II, Calculus, Geometry, Trig, SAT/ACT Math

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Background check passed as of 11/21/13
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21 Ratings
 
 
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Michael is a tutor who takes ownership.
— Rayna, Frisco, TX on 3/9/14

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University of North Texas
Mathematics

Education

University of North Texas (Mathematics )

About Michael

I work with primarily students of grade 5 through 12 to even college students tutoring in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus I and II, and some other subjects. I am currently a junior at the University of North Texas pursuing a BS in mathematics with a teacher's certification, and have obtained all A's in every math course so far. I have been personally tutoring family members, peers, and younger students of my home town for 5+ years and have seen wonderful results. I believe that every person should have the opportunity to learn no matter what circumstance. I have a flexible schedule and am willing to work within a large radius.

I absolutely love teaching for not only the student's discoveries, but mine as well. I believe that mathematics is a beautiful subject and I like to open this world with others. I help students learn in a logical, step-by-step manner in order for them to better understand a subject and for better preparation for more advanced math courses down the road. I build off of the learner's style of learning- not mine- to better instill the concepts and create the most efficient and relaxed learning environment.
I work with primarily students of grade 5 through 12 to even college students tutoring in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, Read more

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Package deals available on request.

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Travels within 20 miles of The Colony, TX 75056
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In-person lessons

"Michael is a tutor who takes ownership."

- Rayna, Frisco, TX on 3/9/14

"Thorough and dedicated"

- Kristi, Prosper, TX on 3/2/14
Music:
Guitar
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

ACT math is a little different than SAT math, in that it involves concepts that are slightly more mathematical to begin with. These topics include algebra I and II, some elementary math, geometry, and a dash of trigonometry. These subjects are fun to learn, because you can be creative with them. Preparation for the ACT can be scary, so I like to create a fun learning environment through use of Socratic questioning, analogies, and extended concepts.

Algebra 2

I have been an Algebra tutor for over 5 years. I have excellent marks in all algebra course work and even do research in higher algebra! I love the subject and try to make it fun for the learner.

Calculus

Many students get a "slap in the face" when seeing calculus for the first time. It is very different from previous course work they've done. However, calculus is a beautiful subject, and that beauty can only be seen through understanding. This is not to say that calculus is hard (although it very well can be); it is just to say that it takes some getting used to! And that's what I'm here for - to guide the student into "getting used to" calculus.

Drawing

Drawing is something that I have done since I was probably 2 years old. I was always a good artist, especially in sketching. It takes a good eye and a creative mind to draw sophisticated pieces. I was first moved into advanced art in the 6th grade, and through 8th was always in AP art. In high school, I was also put into senior art classes as a freshman and have a large portfolio of pieces I have done in the past. I have won the mall of America State Fish contest as well as some others.

Elementary Math

Elementary math is essential to everyday life. Arithmetic, multiplication, and even some probability is learned. It is a must that students learn the basics of arithmetic in order to be successful in not only school, but in life. I try to make learning these things fun (and I do believe they can be fun!). Believe it or not, there are very deep properties of arithmetic that are never explored by kids, let alone by professional mathematicians!

Geometry

When I was first discovering the beauty of math, I started with plane geometry in high school. The proofs, the structures, and the way geometry explained properties of shapes was amazing to me. I did very well in this class and still today call it my first stepping stone into the math world. The subject can be easy for some and quite difficult to others. I think that it is very important to recognize the learner's 'brick wall' (whether it be the visual aspect or the algebraic aspect) and work on breaking that brick wall down by guiding the learner through rather than holding his or her hand the whole way. This creates a better foundation and instillation for the learner.

Guitar

Guitar has been my hobby and passion since I was a freshman in high school. I was taught by my grandfather on acoustic and moved up from there, learning the electric guitar. I taught myself scales and music theory, although I do not know how to read music. I have won a couple of contests involving guitar, and play shows every once in a while in my area. I have also taught many many people how to play from the basics on up.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be quite a hurdle for some as new topics are introduced that are slightly more complex than simple multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. This is mostly the manipulation of fractions. Prealgebra opens up a door for a bit of creativity in math, so there are a couple of ways that students can think about the problems. I go with the approach that allows the person learning to figure out the best way to learn this subject personally, and then I build off of that. This is one of the most important mathematical subjects because it is needed for the rest of a school career.

Precalculus

Functions, properties of functions, and some other algebraic topics are usually covered in precalculus. This subject is the early steps into going on to calculus I, II, and III. A fair knowledge of algebra I and II is required to do well in this subject. Some people may not have a visual learning style, which often stumps them in doing well in this subject. Thus, there are a few ways of going about tutoring this subject. It all depends on the person's learning style.

SAT Math

As a student, I have taken the SAT exam before. Though it can be a little scary for students, it's nothing more than algebra I, II, and some basic graphing. The way to tutor this kind of subject is to use the essential tools, which are the basics of algebra and linear equations. Applying and building on these topics make the SAT math section a breeze.

Trigonometry

Though I skipped trigonometry and went straight into calculus I, I learned more than enough trigonometry to have an excellent foundation for calculus. Trigonometry comes in handy for the bulk of the mathematics taught in college for science/math majors. As one of the most essential math subjects, trigonometry builds on the ideas of right triangles, angles, and the unit circle and its basic functions (sine, cosine, tangent). This subject can be tricky for most, as a geometry foundation is often overlooked by students.

University of North Texas
Mathematics

Education

University of North Texas (Mathematics )

Michael is a tutor who takes ownership. — We went through several tutors for our grade 11 daughter. In Mike, we've found a very committed and diligent teacher. Michael has helped my daughter believe that she is good at math and has improved her SAT math score tremendously. He is very punctual and sincere. Thanks Michael. ...

— Rayna, Frisco, TX on 3/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Package deals available on request.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of The Colony, TX 75056.

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