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Michael A.

Patient Math/English Tutor+Test Prep for ASVAB/AFOQT/ACT/SAT/TEAS/HESI

Patient Math/English Tutor+Test Prep for ASVAB/AFOQT/ACT/SAT/TEAS/HESI

$38/hour

About Michael


Bio

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...

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 lessons and 601 hours of tutoring to 114 students, earned 316 five-star ratings, received 26 student testimonials, and placed in the top 97.41% percentile out of over 17,000 tutors on Wyzant's platform. Here are some recent examples of students' successes:

ASVAB January 2020: helped a student earn a 44 on the ASVAB, which far exceeded his goal of earning a 31.

HESI A2 November 2019: assisted a student with earning an 88% on the math portion of the test and an overall cumulative score of 80.80%.

ASVAB November 2019: helped a student earn a 43 on the ASVAB after he previously failed to earn the minimum score for the Air Force on his previous two attempts.

ASVAB October 2019: tutored a student with an IEP in math. He never scored higher than a 32 on the ASVAB, and his most recent score was a 24. After our sessions, he improved his score to a 40.

SAT Math October 2019: aided a high school underclassman with improving from a 520 to 630 on the SAT Math test.

AFOQT October 2019: assisted a student with improving his academic score by 16 points, his verbal score by 18 points, and his pilot score by 17 points.

AFOQT June 2019: helped a student with the verbal portion of the test, and he raised his previous score from a 5 to a 48.

ASVAB May 2019: helped a student improve to a 66 on the arithmetic reasoning section and a 71 on the math knowledge portion of the test.

AFOQT April 2019: assisted a student with tripling his prior math score and raising his pilot score to a 91.

AFOQT March 2019: helped a student raise his quantitative score by 23 points from a 4 to a 27.

ASVAB March 2019: assisted a student with improving his ASVAB score by 37 points from a 22 to a 59. His GT score improved to 107, and he was able to get the MOS that he wanted.

OAR March 2019: helped a student with the math portion of the test, and he raised his previous score by 10 points to a 50.

TEAS VI January 2019: assisted a nursing student with improving her math score by 10 points, her reading score by 17 points, and she passed the test.

To ensure a positive tutoring experience, please provide any material you wish to review during the lesson in advance so that I may have adequate time to review it. I am available 7 days a week. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you for reviewing my profile.


Education

Christopher Newport University
Mathematics

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have many years of experience tutoring elementary math students in number properties and operations, geometry, measurements, algebraic functions, and probability. I illustrate how these topics are relevant to real-life applications. I also prepare students for standardized state testing such as the SOL and STAAR exams.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks. I teach students how to apply algebra 2 to trigonometry and other subjects, as well as to standardized tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have provided one-on-one tutoring to many high school AP calculus AB and college calculus I/business calculus students. My students have gone from making C's, D's and F's in calculus to earning A's and B's. For example, I assisted a high school junior with raising her AP calculus grade to an A. I have also been a homework grader for an advanced calculus professor.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over twenty years of experience as a math tutor. I will exhibit patience and understanding while assisting you with the quantitative and abstract reasoning necessary for geometry. I will help you learn about points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, area, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the bridge between K-5 math and Algebra I and II. I have taught numerous middle school students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the word problems they encounter in pre-algebra. This has made them better prepared for not only algebra, but also more advanced math courses. One of my students raised her average from an 84 to a 93 in less than a month.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and I demonstrate how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I have provided one-on-one tutoring to numerous high school and college pre-calculus students. My methods have helped prepare students for the more rigorous problems they will face in calculus.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped students raise their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740. I teach time-saving techniques that have significantly increased their test scores. I have 8 official College Board practice tests, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other material to use during our test prep sessions.

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 math problems without solving them. I have numerous practice tests plus other materials to use during our test prep sessions.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks. I teach students how to apply algebra 2 to trigonometry and other subjects, as well as to standardized tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have provided one-on-one tutoring to many high school AP calculus AB and college calculus I/business calculus students. My students have gone from making C's, D's and F's in calculus to earning A's and B's. For example, I assisted a high school junior with raising her AP calculus grade to an A. I have also been a homework grader for an advanced calculus professor.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over twenty years of experience as a math tutor. I will exhibit patience and understanding while assisting you with the quantitative and abstract reasoning necessary for geometry. I will help you learn about points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, area, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the bridge between K-5 math and Algebra I and II. I have taught numerous middle school students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the word problems they encounter in pre-algebra. This has made them better prepared for not only algebra, but also more advanced math courses. One of my students raised her average from an 84 to a 93 in less than a month.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and I demonstrate how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I have provided one-on-one tutoring to numerous high school and college pre-calculus students. My methods have helped prepare students for the more rigorous problems they will face in calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped students raise their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740. I teach time-saving techniques that have significantly increased their test scores. I have 8 official College Board practice tests, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other material to use during our test prep sessions.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have provided trigonometry tutoring to algebra 2, pre-calculus, and other math students on Wyzant. I show them how to apply the concepts of trigonometry to the SAT and ACT. I also teach students how to model many real world problems in science, engineering, and technology using triangle and circle trigonometry.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks. I teach students how to apply algebra 2 to trigonometry and other subjects, as well as to standardized tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have provided one-on-one tutoring to many high school AP calculus AB and college calculus I/business calculus students. My students have gone from making C's, D's and F's in calculus to earning A's and B's. For example, I assisted a high school junior with raising her AP calculus grade to an A. I have also been a homework grader for an advanced calculus professor.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over twenty years of experience as a math tutor. I will exhibit patience and understanding while assisting you with the quantitative and abstract reasoning necessary for geometry. I will help you learn about points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, area, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the bridge between K-5 math and Algebra I and II. I have taught numerous middle school students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the word problems they encounter in pre-algebra. This has made them better prepared for not only algebra, but also more advanced math courses. One of my students raised her average from an 84 to a 93 in less than a month.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and I demonstrate how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I have provided one-on-one tutoring to numerous high school and college pre-calculus students. My methods have helped prepare students for the more rigorous problems they will face in calculus.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have provided hundreds of hours of algebra tutoring to high school, college and adult students on Wyzant. My students have gone from making D's and F's in algebra to earning A's and B's. One of them improved his previous test score by 31 points after a single tutoring session. Another one raised his average from an F to a 92 in three weeks. I teach students how to apply algebra 2 to trigonometry and other subjects, as well as to standardized tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have provided one-on-one tutoring to many high school AP calculus AB and college calculus I/business calculus students. My students have gone from making C's, D's and F's in calculus to earning A's and B's. For example, I assisted a high school junior with raising her AP calculus grade to an A. I have also been a homework grader for an advanced calculus professor.
GED,

GED

With a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and experience as a math tutor and college algebra instructor, I can definitely teach you the math skills necessary to help you earn your GED, HiSET, CHSPE, etc. I can assess your proficiency in math by providing you with practice tests and additional practice problems on any areas of weakness. I am extremely patient and willing to work with you until you are able to answer any math question on your own.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over twenty years of experience as a math tutor. I will exhibit patience and understanding while assisting you with the quantitative and abstract reasoning necessary for geometry. I will help you learn about points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, area, and more.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have helped students raise their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740. I teach time-saving techniques that have significantly increased their test scores. I have 8 official College Board practice tests, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other material to use during our test prep sessions.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

As an incoming college freshman, I scored so highly on my math placement test that I was not required to take a single math class as an undergraduate. I also tested out of English 101 and was placed directly into Honors English. I chose to take several math classes as electives before I decided to major in Mathematics because of my love and propensity for the subject. With a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and experience as a college algebra instructor and math/English tutor, I am highly qualified to assist you with the Next Generation Accuplacer tests. I can teach you tips and strategies that will improve both your time management and your test score.
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 math problems without solving them. I have numerous practice tests plus other materials to use during our test prep sessions.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I have provided 350+ hours of AFOQT tutoring on Wyzant in the past three years, and 44% of my tutoring hours on Wyzant in 2019 were devoted to AFOQT test prep. I teach students shortcuts that will improve their time management on each section of the AFOQT. I have several study guides for the updated form T test format to use during our test prep sessions.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I specialize in tutoring the ASVAB math and verbal subtests. These four sections comprise your AFQT score and determine whether you can enlist. I teach students shortcuts to improve their time management on the test. I have numerous study guides to use during our test prep sessions. One of my prior students improved from a 22 to a 59 on the ASVAB.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have taken practice versions of the HSPT and am now a certified HSPT tutor. Since becoming certified, I have successfully prepared several students for the HSPT. I am qualified to offer instruction for a variety of standardized tests, including the ISEE, PSAT, and SSAT. The same techniques that I provide students taking these tests, such as back-solving and strategic guessing, can be applied to the HSPT, as well.
GED,

GED

With a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and experience as a math tutor and college algebra instructor, I can definitely teach you the math skills necessary to help you earn your GED, HiSET, CHSPE, etc. I can assess your proficiency in math by providing you with practice tests and additional practice problems on any areas of weakness. I am extremely patient and willing to work with you until you are able to answer any math question on your own.
ISEE,

ISEE

I am certified to tutor ISEE Lower, Middle, and Upper Level Math. With over two decades of math and English tutoring experience, I have assisted numerous individuals in the areas of verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning. I am a former algebra instructor, and have tutored students in geometry and statistics, as well.
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.
Regents,

Regents

With more than twenty years of experience as a college algebra instructor and tutor in Algebra I and II, I am uniquely equipped to help students successfully pass the Regents algebra exams in order to graduate from high school. I use a previous year's Regents exam to help students prepare for their test. In addition, I create individualized study guides and practice problems to help students address any areas of weakness.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped students raise their SAT Math scores by as much as 110 points and as high as a 740. I teach time-saving techniques that have significantly increased their test scores. I have 8 official College Board practice tests, The Princeton Review SAT Premium Edition, and other material to use during our test prep sessions.
STAAR,

STAAR

I have more than twenty years of experience in tutoring and test prep skills. I have successfully worked with many K-12 students to increase their confidence and improve their test scores on the STAAR and similar standardized tests. I have several previous years' STAAR exams to use during our sessions, and I am quite familiar and knowledgeable in the curriculum.
TEAS,

TEAS

In the past 3 years, I have provided nearly 100 hours of TEAS VI and HESI A2 exams. These students have increased their scores by as much as double-digit margins, including one who earned a 94 on the TEAS Math section. My most recent HESI student earned an 88 on the Math section and an 80.8% cumulative score. I have numerous practice tests to help improve your skills and increase your test scores.
SSAT

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1257 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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 Michael
Tutor 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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