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Mitiku D.

Electrical Engineer, Patient and Objective

Electrical Engineer, Patient and Objective

$65/hour

  • 328 hours tutoring

  • Arlington, VA 22204

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Jerome, 16 lessons with Mitiku

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About Mitiku


Bio

I have always liked explaining, and I found out that I am good at it when I got to college, where we were encouraged to help one another with our homework. I have been helping students ever since and I would like to do the same for you. I have approachable personality that puts students at ease and I am confident about my knowledge of the subjects I tutor. Whatever you may need help on - Geometry, Trigonometry, Finite Math, Practical Math, Algebra, Precalculus, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, OAR - I am...

I have always liked explaining, and I found out that I am good at it when I got to college, where we were encouraged to help one another with our homework. I have been helping students ever since and I would like to do the same for you. I have approachable personality that puts students at ease and I am confident about my knowledge of the subjects I tutor. Whatever you may need help on - Geometry, Trigonometry, Finite Math, Practical Math, Algebra, Precalculus, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, OAR - I am here to help. I have tried-and-tested methods to help my students understand and memorize mathematical concepts and formulas. I also have the tools to help with reducing what needs to be memorized. Just as important, I can equip my students with valuable test-taking skills that are not limited to Math, and are crucial when it when taking standardized testes.
Here is how I approach my tutoring. I constantly asses my student's level of comfort with the material. Then I plan subsequent sessions accordingly. I do so because I believe that a difficulty at any point is an indication that a prerequisite material is either forgotten, or was never adequately learned in the first place.


Education

George Mason University
Electrical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Discount available for students within 5 miles and for students who need 90 minute sessions.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Arlington, VA 22204
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/4/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I have helped out a number of students preparing for GRE with improved scores. Quantitative section of (more generally the math section is where I am useful the most.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 for many years; currently with WyzAnt and previously with a learning center in the Washington Metro area. I enjoy tutoring Algebra I because of its importance as a base for any math to follow. When it comes to efficiency, my method of tutoring goes beyond just helping students "do the math" - I help my students "understand the math".
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for a number of years now - currently WyzAnt and previously with another learning center. I have had many students who, consciously or not, concluded that Math "just is not the thing" for them, and I have watched live as many of them realize for themselves how such a statement is not just completely wrong, but that it had been a hindrance. The Algebra skill is just half of the half that is needed. There is so much more that goes into tutoring a student successfully. I would just mention one here. Caring for the student enough, and acting out of that care in a way the student understands the care, and gets empowered by it, is what I offer.
Geometry,

Geometry

The key to a successful tutoring - when it comes to Geometry - is making sure the student visualizes what is being communicated - in three dimension. I do it by finding ways to relate what is being discussed to a real life example. Once a student understands that Geometry really is about objects you can touch, measure and alter, a sense of familiarity sets in and understanding becomes easier. I do this with every student and they have all improved significantly.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have previously tutored students preparing for SAT math and I am very familiar with kind of math the SAT questions come from. I can teach my students effective test-taking skills like "step-cutting" approaches, and "elimination technique."
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 for many years; currently with WyzAnt and previously with a learning center in the Washington Metro area. I enjoy tutoring Algebra I because of its importance as a base for any math to follow. When it comes to efficiency, my method of tutoring goes beyond just helping students "do the math" - I help my students "understand the math".
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for a number of years now - currently WyzAnt and previously with another learning center. I have had many students who, consciously or not, concluded that Math "just is not the thing" for them, and I have watched live as many of them realize for themselves how such a statement is not just completely wrong, but that it had been a hindrance. The Algebra skill is just half of the half that is needed. There is so much more that goes into tutoring a student successfully. I would just mention one here. Caring for the student enough, and acting out of that care in a way the student understands the care, and gets empowered by it, is what I offer.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have successfully tutored Finite Math (fourteen lessons totaling about twenty hours). My student completed the course with improved grade. Although I never took the course myself, I am very familiar with the material covered because of all the Math I have done over the years. Also, I found it to be one of the easiest to tutor and, that it is more practical than most of my sessions, made it enjoyable.
Geometry,

Geometry

The key to a successful tutoring - when it comes to Geometry - is making sure the student visualizes what is being communicated - in three dimension. I do it by finding ways to relate what is being discussed to a real life example. Once a student understands that Geometry really is about objects you can touch, measure and alter, a sense of familiarity sets in and understanding becomes easier. I do this with every student and they have all improved significantly.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have previously tutored students preparing for SAT math and I am very familiar with kind of math the SAT questions come from. I can teach my students effective test-taking skills like "step-cutting" approaches, and "elimination technique."
ACT Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 for many years; currently with WyzAnt and previously with a learning center in the Washington Metro area. I enjoy tutoring Algebra I because of its importance as a base for any math to follow. When it comes to efficiency, my method of tutoring goes beyond just helping students "do the math" - I help my students "understand the math".
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for a number of years now - currently WyzAnt and previously with another learning center. I have had many students who, consciously or not, concluded that Math "just is not the thing" for them, and I have watched live as many of them realize for themselves how such a statement is not just completely wrong, but that it had been a hindrance. The Algebra skill is just half of the half that is needed. There is so much more that goes into tutoring a student successfully. I would just mention one here. Caring for the student enough, and acting out of that care in a way the student understands the care, and gets empowered by it, is what I offer.
Geometry,

Geometry

The key to a successful tutoring - when it comes to Geometry - is making sure the student visualizes what is being communicated - in three dimension. I do it by finding ways to relate what is being discussed to a real life example. Once a student understands that Geometry really is about objects you can touch, measure and alter, a sense of familiarity sets in and understanding becomes easier. I do this with every student and they have all improved significantly.
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 for many years; currently with WyzAnt and previously with a learning center in the Washington Metro area. I enjoy tutoring Algebra I because of its importance as a base for any math to follow. When it comes to efficiency, my method of tutoring goes beyond just helping students "do the math" - I help my students "understand the math".
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for a number of years now - currently WyzAnt and previously with another learning center. I have had many students who, consciously or not, concluded that Math "just is not the thing" for them, and I have watched live as many of them realize for themselves how such a statement is not just completely wrong, but that it had been a hindrance. The Algebra skill is just half of the half that is needed. There is so much more that goes into tutoring a student successfully. I would just mention one here. Caring for the student enough, and acting out of that care in a way the student understands the care, and gets empowered by it, is what I offer.
Geometry,

Geometry

The key to a successful tutoring - when it comes to Geometry - is making sure the student visualizes what is being communicated - in three dimension. I do it by finding ways to relate what is being discussed to a real life example. Once a student understands that Geometry really is about objects you can touch, measure and alter, a sense of familiarity sets in and understanding becomes easier. I do this with every student and they have all improved significantly.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have previously tutored students preparing for SAT math and I am very familiar with kind of math the SAT questions come from. I can teach my students effective test-taking skills like "step-cutting" approaches, and "elimination technique."

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have so far tutored five students preparing for ASVAB. I have taken the test myself and my score qualified me for any enlistment program available at the time. I think ASVAB is a very straightforward tests. Here are a couple of things that I think anyone considering taking ASVAB should know. One is the two scores - the minimum score needed to get in the door - and the score needed to qualify for a chosen career path. Second, and equally important, is taking test without doing too much preparation and finding how much work is needed - doing so will help you as you prepare because you will approach the preparation having a general idea as to what to expect during the test. If you only need to improve your score by a single digit for example, you probably only need a couple of tutoring sessions.
GRE,

GRE

I have helped out a number of students preparing for GRE with improved scores. Quantitative section of (more generally the math section is where I am useful the most.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have previously tutored students preparing for SAT math and I am very familiar with kind of math the SAT questions come from. I can teach my students effective test-taking skills like "step-cutting" approaches, and "elimination technique."
ACT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (107 ratings)
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Reviews


Cares

Mitiku cares about his teaching. Currently, he is tutoring my Son in Algebra 2. My first observation, he cares a lot about teaching and my Son. He makes sure that my Son understands the subject. He is also very patient and knows how to interact with my teenage son.

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Mitiku

Awesome tutor

Mitiku is a great tutor, very direct, and explains very clearly. His techniques are very reliable, easier to understand and each sessions are tailored to my son’s needs. After each sessions, my son understood the concept and build confidence to better perform both in formative and subjective assessments. My son’s grade improved tremendously. He is nice, patient, well organized and very intelligent! Meron

Meron, 11 lessons with Mitiku

Very Helpful Lesson

Appreciated the step by step approach. Very helpful for clearing up the parts that had been confusing about a previous Unit and to get ahead on upcoming concepts to master.

James, 1 lesson with Mitiku

Knowledgeable and patient Tutor

Mitiku is a great Tutor! My son is finally gaining confidence and mastery of his Math material! Highly recommended if you’re looking for an affordable and talented tutor!

Anis, 9 lessons with Mitiku

Knowledgeable, Patient, and Very Skilled!

Session One: For this session we worked on several problems forma study guide. Converting from mixed to proper fraction and back, and finding LCM, working on percentages, ratios (cross multiplication) are among the math concepts discussed.

Ted, 3 lessons with Mitiku

Respectful

He is respectful and understanding. He is flexible with timing. He teaches complex information in a simpler way. He cares about teaching the information more than once if the student did not understand it.

Saleh, 14 lessons with Mitiku

Great tutor!!!

Mr. Mitiku teaches my son Geometry. I strongly agree that he has helped my son improve in Math, he pushes his mind to go further and I like that. I am truly seeing better results, not just in his work but in his confidence. He has helped boost his confidence a lot, my son is now starting to feel comfortable asking questions about the topic in class. His grades have also improved dramatically, I strongly suggest that you choose him to be your tutor. He is not just patient but he is also calm and knows how to interact with kids on a whole other level.

Maricela, 17 lessons with Mitiku

$65/hour

Mitiku D.

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