Patient Math/English Tutor+Test Prep for ASVAB/AFOQT/ACT/SAT/TEAS/HESI
I have a magna cum laude B.A. degree in Mathematics from Christopher Newport University. I earned departmental honors for the highest GPA in the Math department. I have 25 years combined experience working as a tutor in the CNU math lab; tutoring students in my spare time during an 18-year career as a data analyst; and serving as a college algebra instructor before becoming a full-time math tutor in 2017.
I have a consistent history of producing amazing results. In 2019, I provided 584...
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Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1257 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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Patient tutor with invaluable instruction
Michael helped me prepare for the AFOQT. He has a great deal of patience. He values students time and his price is a steal for the level of knowledge he provided. He gets right to work efficiently addressing mathematical equations and breaks info down into digestible pieces. Michael often provides a couple ways to approach a problem and provides recommendation on which would be most efficient on a timed test. After every lesson Michael provides a detailed summary of what was covered during the lesson. He’s utilization of 1 board per problem with clean, worked-out solutions provides students with a series of historical problems they can review. As lessons progress, Michael does less instruction and moves toward a supporter and guider as students feels more and more comfortable with problem solving. This was valuable to me as it assured me that I was prepared for my test. I am thankful for Michael’s service and dedication to empower people through knowledge.
Kay, 22 lessons with MichaelTutor responded:Wow, Kay. Thank you so much for this amazing review. I am extremely appreciative of your kind words. I know that your hard work and dedication are going to translate into a great score on the AFOQT. I see my role as that of an academic coach. In the beginning, you do provide detailed, play-by-play instructions to the student. However, as time progresses and the student becomes more familiar with the playbook, then you do allow them additional leeway and take more of a hands-off approach. I know that you will be successful moving forward. Thanks again for the glowing review!
Great teacher!
He was extremely helpful and patient! He really helped me understand the topics better! He knew/ went over different ways and methods of finding an answer and made sure I understood each topic. Overall a great teacher!
Zaporia, 2 lessons with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you, Zaporia, for the positive feedback. I look forward to continuing our test prep sessions in the future. I know that you can achieve your goals and perform well on the ACT.
Witty, knowledgable and patient t
Taught me that it's not always about the equations but the words around it. If you know an answer just isn't possible then get rid of it. Great example of how a tutor should be.
Noel, 1 lesson with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you, Noel, for the favorable review. I always tell students that knowing how to take a test is just as important as knowing what's on the test. I look forward to continuing to assist you with preparing for the Accuplacer test.
Very patient and informative
I like how he was able to break everything step by step. Not only that, I was better able to understand what to look for in certain areas of the problem to determine which rule to apply to the problem. This made things much more clear than what they were before.
Damion, 1 lesson with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you for those favorable comments, Damion. Whenever I meet with any student for the first time, I do not take it for granted that the student already knows certain things. That is why I do explain each step of the process. Frequently, a student may have gaps in knowledge, or simply need a refresher of certain material. It is always my objective to have a student exit a tutoring session better equipped with the knowledge needed to succeed compared to before we engaged in a lesson. I am happy that you found our session productive.
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Michael worked with me on the word knowledge section of the ASVAB. He was extremely helpful with helping me break down parts of words and looking for words similar to that which was being asked. The tips and strategies she shared were invaluable. Excellent tutor!
Kris, 1 lesson with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you for the favorable review, Kris. During our initial meeting, you demonstrated an excellent command of the English language, so that made my job that much easier. Your impressive vocabulary, coupled with the strategies that we have discussed, should translate into an outstanding score on the verbal portion of your ASVAB test.
Great tutor!
Michael A. was amazing! He was easy to work with and explained math so I could understand it. He managed the time of the session well, made online easy and I highly recommend him! Math is not my thing and I’m encouraged for the first time due to his tutoring.
KAREN, 1 lesson with MichaelTutor responded:I certainly do appreciate your positive comments, Karen. I am glad that you find online tutoring to be an effective alternative to in-person tutoring. It is equally, if not more effective, than in-person tutoring. I would be very happy to work with you again in the future!
AFOQT
We went over arithmetic reasoning and how to get to answers quicker when you dealing with a word problem and key words that help you eliminate answers. Very patience and easy going. Breaks the questions all the way down so you can understand easily.
KaDetria, 5 lessons with MichaelTutor responded:I appreciate the positive feedback, KaDetria. Just after one session, I can tell that you have an excellent mathematical background, and I am certain that you will do extremely well in this area. As with most students, it is not a matter of learning the material for the first time. It is a matter of refreshing your memory on topics that you probably have not faced in several years. I believe that all of our sessions will be productive ones.
Awesome instruction
I feel very confident after our sessions. He helps me understand and be able to apply all the matters we discuss.
Justin, 4 lessons with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you, Justin. You have been one of the most patient and polite students that I have ever encountered. I look forward to continuing our tutoring relationship.
Great and knowledgeable tutor
Michael was a great tutor, he was patient and cared if I actually understood the material. If you're looking for a great math tutor, Michael is the one you're looking for.
Enrique, 3 lessons with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you so much, Enrique. It is true that I care very much about each of my students and how they fare on their tests and in their classes. I don't want any student to exit a tutoring session with something still unclear. I have enjoyed our time working together, and I wish you success in all your future endeavors.
Amazing professor
Michael help me to understand some concepts of math that I was struggling to. He is a very patient and talented person. He really works to cover all he can in the section.
Diana, 1 lesson with MichaelTutor responded:Thank you, Diana. Even though I am not a professor or a teacher, I do appreciate your kind words. I look forward to continuing to help you prepare for the TEAS exam. I always aim to ensure that all of my students are 100% satisfied with each tutoring lesson.
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