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ASVAB/AFOQT, HESI/TEAS, ACCUPLACER, SAT/ACT, Algebra, Calculus 1 Tutor

ASVAB/AFOQT, HESI/TEAS, ACCUPLACER, SAT/ACT, Algebra, Calculus 1 Tutor

$35/hour

  • 2,125 hours tutoring

About Michael


Bio

I tutor pre-algebra, algebra I and II, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus I, and more. However, preparing for timed tests requires a different skill set. I teach students to use mental math, logic, and common sense to improve their time management, which leads to higher scores. For fun, I read the dictionary and do crossword puzzles. This has expanded my vocabulary and enabled me to help students increase their verbal scores on tests like the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, and HESI. If you need test...

I tutor pre-algebra, algebra I and II, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus I, and more. However, preparing for timed tests requires a different skill set. I teach students to use mental math, logic, and common sense to improve their time management, which leads to higher scores. For fun, I read the dictionary and do crossword puzzles. This has expanded my vocabulary and enabled me to help students increase their verbal scores on tests like the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, and HESI. If you need test prep assistance, I can supply all of the materials for the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, ACCUPLACER, SSAT, PSAT, PERT, and more.

I've always loved math. I am a former college algebra instructor. Before graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Christopher Newport University, I tutored pre-calculus and calculus in their math lab. I often came early and left late, without extra pay, to ensure all students got the help they needed. The other tutors were Education majors and told me students would forgo their help and wait for my shift. The Math Dept. secretary said students often told the Dean to give me a raise and hire me full-time. However, it was never about the money. For 20+ years, I tutored math for free in my spare time.

Students describe me as friendly and patient. I know math is hard for many students, and I'm never judgmental when students struggle with even basic arithmetic. I encourage them to ask questions until they fully understand the material. I practice the Socratic method of tutoring. I don't give students the answers; I constantly ask them questions to gauge their understanding and elicit the correct answers from them. When they're wrong, I ask students why they're incorrect. This makes them independent thinkers and boosts their confidence.


Education

Christopher Newport University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
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Subjects

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SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I teach students how to improve their math skills and their time management on the ACT. This includes demonstrating multiple ways to solve math problems and finding the answers to certain math problems without solving them. I have hundreds of ACT Math practice problems plus many other materials to use during our test prep sessions.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I can teach you strategies to improve your time management on the ACCUPLACER, CLEP, or any other math placement test. As a freshman, I scored so highly on my math placement test that I was not required to take a single math class in college. However, because of my love for math, I took several math courses as electives before ultimately deciding to major in Mathematics.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I teach students how to improve their math skills and their time management on the ACT. This includes demonstrating multiple ways to solve math problems and finding the answers to certain math problems without solving them. I have hundreds of ACT Math practice problems plus many other materials to use during our test prep sessions.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I have provided AFOQT, OAR, SIFT, and ASTB tutoring on Wyzant. In November 2020, one of my recent AFOQT students improved his pilot score from a 33 to a 98. Another of my students tripled his math score and raised his pilot score to a 91. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on each section of the test. I have hundreds of practice problems to use during our sessions.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

My students' test scores have improved on average by 20 points. In September 2020, my most recent student improved his prior score by 14 points from 41 to 55. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on the test. I have hundreds of ASVAB practice questions to use during our sessions.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have successfully tutored several PSAT Math students, and this has prepared them to do well later on the SAT and ACT Math tests. I have multiple, official College Board practice tests and other material to use during our test prep sessions.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped students increase their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740 out of a possible 800. I teach time-saving strategies that have significantly increased students' test scores. I have hundreds of problems from the College Board, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other resources to prepare students for the SAT.
TEAS

TEAS

In the past 3 years, I have helped 10 students pass the TEAS VI/HESI A2 exams. In 2020, my most recent TEAS students have earned 94, 100, and 90%, respectively, on the Math section. Another TEAS student improved her prior math score from a 34 to a 65. Also in 2020, my most recent HESI student improved her math score from a 50 to an 84 and another HESI student earned an 88% on the Math section.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1292 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great test prep

Michael started by introducing his style: teaching tests. Reach lesson is a test, and then we review each question individually. I found that helpful and discovering my weaknesses through practice in the test itself.

MICHAEL, 2 lessons with Michael

Fantastic tutor!!

My son really enjoyed working with Michael for ASVAB prep. He felt his was very patient and knowledgeable with what he will need to know to raise his ASVAB score.

Sherry, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Sherry. It is a pleasure working with Rafe, and I look forward to being able to assist him with attaining his goals with respect to the ASVAB.

Great first lessons

Michael is helping me get back to the basics. I look forward to future sessions, I think they will help with my test.

Yazmin, 12 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Yazmin, for leaving a favorable review. I look forward to our future lessons, too!

Amazing AFOQT Tutor!

Michael has been an incredibly patient and abundantly knowledgeable tutor. I started tutoring with Mike with very little confidence in my math knowledge and skills. After tutoring with him I have much more faith in my abilities to solve math problems more quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Mike to anyone who needs help preparing for their AFOQT or any other standardized test that requires math knowledge. I will be going into the test with much more confidence thanks to Mike.

Cristina, 13 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

I do appreciate all of the kind words, Cristina. From the beginning, it was apparent that you were not lacking in math knowledge or abilities. You should have confidence in your skills, because I have every confidence that you will do extremely well on the AFOQT.

Exceptional tutor

Michael explains mathematical problems in a fundamental way that all ages can understand. Great tutor I highly recommend him and will continue to learn with him

SHADAYA, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your positive review, Shadaya. I try to explain things in a manner that I would want them explained to me if I do not understand them.

Excellent AFOQT Tutor

I highly recommend having Michael as your tutor for the AFOQT. I’ve been tutoring with Michael for two months and I feel a lot more confident especially with word knowledge which is my biggest weakness, but I now recognize prefix, roots, suffixes, and finding a relationship between word. Even with math problems, the steps Michael takes to find the correct answer will be a lot more simpler. Michael does not judge you, he wants to help you be successful and I can not thank Michael more enough for helping me.

Namani, 19 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for the positive review, Namani. I do hope that the strategies that I have shared with you will assist you with achieving your goals on the AFOQT. Your easy-going personality and receptive attitude has made tutoring with you a rewarding experience.

Great teacher

Michael is great at explaining the material, he never makes you feel dumb about not knowing and he also doesn’t give you the answer. He makes you lead yourself to the correct answer.

Mike, 10 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Mike. Part of the Socratic Method of tutoring is to ask leading questions to elicit the answer from the student, not to simply do the work for the student. That has always been my approach, and I appreciate your feedback. I also never judge a student because he or she may have difficulty with a particular subject. I would want someone to exhibit the same patience with me that I show to my students if I were seeking assistance.

Priceless

Don’t hesitate to schedule a lesson with Micheal, you will not regret it. He’s incredibly good at explaining every aspect of a concept step by step. He’s great at both answering any questions as well as offering examples of things you may not realize you will need to know.

Deanne, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Those kind and generous comments mean a lot to me, Deanne. I definitely enjoyed tutoring you for the AFOQT, and I hope you succeed on the test and beyond that in your future endeavors. Thank you so much!

Amazing AFOQT Tutor!

I highly recommend Michael for AFOQT Math preparation. He is a very knowledgeable in all aspects of math preparation needed to prepare for the AFOQT. He is extremely patient and never makes you feel inadequate for not knowing how to solve a problem. I will be absolutely be using Michael’s tutoring in the future!

Cristina, 13 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Tis the season to give thanks, and I appreciate your kind and thoughtful words, Cristina. I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future. It has been an extreme pleasure to be your tutor for the AFOQT.

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