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Mike J.

high qualifications and low pricing

high qualifications and low pricing

$20/hour

  • 267 hours tutoring

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I have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. My career has been mostly in computer programming, but I have maintained an active interest in mathematics education over many years, to the point of receiving recognition from the U.S. National Science Foundation for my publications in this area. Most recently, I taught high school Mathematics for several years, along with ESL, in China.

My approach to teaching / tutoring is to include the relevant background / purpose, avoiding the numerous 'white...

I have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. My career has been mostly in computer programming, but I have maintained an active interest in mathematics education over many years, to the point of receiving recognition from the U.S. National Science Foundation for my publications in this area. Most recently, I taught high school Mathematics for several years, along with ESL, in China.

My approach to teaching / tutoring is to include the relevant background / purpose, avoiding the numerous 'white lies' and inaccuracies commonly used in mathematics instruction that you have to un-learn later. I also have some free articles for my students (pdf files attached during the lesson or afterwards during messaging).

I have received my U.S.-based initial teaching certificate from an alternative certification program - Texas Teachers of Tomorrow. My certification area is mathematics for grades 7-12.

If you are really willing to work, I can quickly bring you up to speed in Mathematics. I have developed an extensive set of supplemental materials available at no charge for your use, if you want more than what is in your textbook. It is a priority with me that you have the big picture of where each topic or procedure fits in.

I am someone who can actually teach you the concepts you need to know for your tests - not just someone who can do the problems and will do them in front of you while you watch, because that is unhelpful. I explain the why and how behind concepts, rather than telling you things you need to memorize. If you want to understand the things you are learning and like to be thorough, this is the place for you. I will be patient with you and guide you through the process.


Education

University of Dallas
undergrad
U. Notre Dame
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I taught English in China for 9 years, not only pronunciation, but also subjects in English, such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm well-qualified due to my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I taught English in China for 9 years, not only pronunciation, but also subjects in English, such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Probability,

Probability

I'm qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematis.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm well-qualified due to my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm qualified by virtue of having taught English in China for 9 years, not just pronunciation, but also subjects in English such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm well-qualified due to my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am qualified by virtue of my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm well-qualified due to my bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I taught English in China for 9 years, not only pronunciation, but also subjects in English, such as Journalism, British and American Culture, and Mathematics.

Examples of Expertise


Mike has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.7 (92 ratings)
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Knowledgeable and patient teacher

Mike was obviously very knowledgable and good at Math. He was very patient with me. However, he used different verbiage than the course I was taking used which made it difficult for me to apply the instruction to the lessons. I needed to learn the formulas for a Final exam using the same terms as Pearson labeled each problem type. It was not a good fit fo rme. If I was just wanting to learn math from scratch, he would be an excellent instructor.

ANA, 1 lesson with Mike

Very patient! and nice! 10/10 recommend

He was absolutely the most patient tutor and went over everything thoroughly! Never once did I feel lost and I got to FINALLY understood formulas that seemed complex for as long as i could remember!

Nicole, 1 lesson with Mike

Patient

I wasn’t home when my daughter had her sessions with Mike but I was able to watch the lesson and Mike was patient with her. Taking his time to explain things and make her feel confident. Would highly recommend.

Tiffany, 2 lessons with Mike

best tutor I’ve had so far

Took time to work with me, great teacher. Really gained a lot of knowledge in a short amount of time

Camden, 3 lessons with Mike

Knowledgeable

Very knowledgeable and friendly. He asked me what my struggles were and what exactly I am struggling with. He was patient and kind. I will be continuing to work with him twice a week.

Tamarra, 4 lessons with Mike

knowledgeable!

My son had a really good interaction with him they reviewed important concepts that he used the day after and overall he had a great experience. He said that the material that they reviewed was very helpful the next day when he actually learned more about the subject.

Karen, 2 lessons with Mike

Nice guy for sure..

I liked he was willing to figure out what areas my daughter was struggling in. He even provided us with extra worksheets for her to work on after the session. Very helpful.

Erisha, 1 lesson with Mike

great teacher

This was perfect for my son. He showed him the basics he understood how to get the solution himself

Raymond, 4 lessons with Mike

Knows the subjects well

Our first session went long - it took its toll on our son, but we will sure think about using him in the future if my son's grades start to slip, he knows his subjects.

Don, 1 lesson with Mike
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$20/hour

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Response time: 53 minutes