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Michael A.

Patient Math and ASVAB Tutor Who Delivers Results

Patient Math and ASVAB Tutor Who Delivers Results

$35/hour

  • 331 hours tutoring

  • Newport News, VA 23607

About Michael


Bio

I am a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a magna cum laude B.A. degree in Mathematics. I have worked as a tutor in the CNU math lab and as an instructor in the Math Emporium at Thomas Nelson Community College. For over twenty years, I have helped numerous students improve their grades and increase their test scores.

The words most frequently used by students to describe me are patient and knowledgeable. They also say that I have the ability to explain complex material in terms...

I am a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a magna cum laude B.A. degree in Mathematics. I have worked as a tutor in the CNU math lab and as an instructor in the Math Emporium at Thomas Nelson Community College. For over twenty years, I have helped numerous students improve their grades and increase their test scores.

The words most frequently used by students to describe me are patient and knowledgeable. They also say that I have the ability to explain complex material in terms that are easy to understand. I have worked with students in elementary school up through college. I also have considerable experience working with adults returning to school or preparing to take career aptitude tests.

I specialize in elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. Additionally, I have assisted numerous individuals prepare for and succeed on the ASVAB, AFOQT, Accuplacer, ACT, SAT, TEAS, and GED tests. Not only am I knowledgeable in the subject matter on these exams, but I can also provide you with test-taking strategies proven to increase students' scores.

I am dedicated and committed to helping you reach your goals. As a tutor in the CNU math lab, I spent many hours after work on my own time aiding students who were in need of additional assistance. I will provide detailed write-ups of our sessions and even offer extra practice problems for you if needed. If you are apprehensive about online tutoring, I will offer you a FREE 15-minute demo. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.


Education

Christopher Newport University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: Failure to show for a lesson, or canceling a lesson with less than 24 hours notice will result in a $25 fee.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Newport News, VA 23607
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have considerable experience tutoring students in proper grammatical usage. I earned A's in each of my advanced grammar courses in college. I have extensive knowledge of sentence structure and punctuation. I can help you learn how to recognize and use correct English grammar in speech and in writing.
GMAT

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have over twenty years of experience tutoring students in elementary math including the SOL, STAAR, and SSAT exams. I helped boost the confidence of a 5th grader enabling her to raise her average from an 84 to a 93. I assisted another student with going from a C to an A- the next marking period. Over the summer, I tutored a 4th grader, and she made the honor roll the following year.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have considerable experience tutoring students in proper grammatical usage. I earned A's in each of my advanced grammar courses in college. I have extensive knowledge of sentence structure and punctuation. I can help you learn how to recognize and use correct English grammar in speech and in writing.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have experience working with home-schooled students at both the elementary and middle school levels. My primary focus has been with elementary math and pre-algebra students. I have utilized traditional approaches as well as those espoused by Khan Academy.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a two-time school spelling champion. I placed second in the citywide American Legion competition. I am very knowledgeable about the nuances of English spelling rules and can recognize misspelled words immediately upon sight.
Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have considerable experience tutoring students in proper grammatical usage. I earned A's in each of my advanced grammar courses in college. I have extensive knowledge of sentence structure and punctuation. I can help you learn how to recognize and use correct English grammar in speech and in writing.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a two-time school spelling champion. I placed second in the citywide American Legion competition. I am very knowledgeable about the nuances of English spelling rules and can recognize misspelled words immediately upon sight.
ACT English, English, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra 2 tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. One of my current students has increased his average from a 22 to an 80 since we began lessons. Within three weeks, I helped another algebra II student elevate his grades from F's to A's. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, and college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations and inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomial and radical expressions, quadratics, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, and more.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a former calculus tutor at Christopher Newport University. I have tutored high school and college students in calculus I, business calculus, and AP calculus. For example, I provided a high school junior in AP calculus the boost she needed to raise her average to an A. I can teach you how to compute limits, determine continuity, find derivatives, evaluate integrals, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have over twenty years of experience as a pre-algebra tutor. I am also a former pre-algebra instructor at a local community college. My list of satisfied clients include K-12 as well as home-schooled students. Let me help you learn about integers, one-step equations, inequalities and equations, graphs and functions, percents, probability, geometry, right triangles, and more.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have over twenty years of experience as a pre-calculus tutor, including as an undergraduate at Christopher Newport University in the school's math lab. After only two sessions, I helped one student score so highly on her pre-calculus final that she elevated her average by a full letter grade. After a handful of sessions, I assisted another student with earning a 90 on his pre-calculus midterm. Let me help you learn more about trigonometry, conic sections, complex numbers, and more.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have experience preparing students for the newly redesigned SAT math sections, which include the Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Mathematics, Problem-Solving and Data Analysis, and additional topics such as geometry, trigonometry, and problems with complex numbers. I have taught students strategies necessary to succeed on both the calculator and non-calculator portions of the test. These tips help students to improve their time-management and even answer questions they may not know how to set up.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a two-time school spelling champion. I placed second in the citywide American Legion competition. I am very knowledgeable about the nuances of English spelling rules and can recognize misspelled words immediately upon sight.
English

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have over twenty years of experience providing math tutoring and test prep skills for ACT Math. I have extensive knowledge in pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, coordinate and plane geometry, and trigonometry. I can show you strategies that will improve your time-management and help you answers questions that you may not know how to set up.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra 2 tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. One of my current students has increased his average from a 22 to an 80 since we began lessons. Within three weeks, I helped another algebra II student elevate his grades from F's to A's. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, and college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations and inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomial and radical expressions, quadratics, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, and more.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a former calculus tutor at Christopher Newport University. I have tutored high school and college students in calculus I, business calculus, and AP calculus. For example, I provided a high school junior in AP calculus the boost she needed to raise her average to an A. I can teach you how to compute limits, determine continuity, find derivatives, evaluate integrals, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have over twenty years of experience as a pre-algebra tutor. I am also a former pre-algebra instructor at a local community college. My list of satisfied clients include K-12 as well as home-schooled students. Let me help you learn about integers, one-step equations, inequalities and equations, graphs and functions, percents, probability, geometry, right triangles, and more.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have over twenty years of experience as a pre-calculus tutor, including as an undergraduate at Christopher Newport University in the school's math lab. After only two sessions, I helped one student score so highly on her pre-calculus final that she elevated her average by a full letter grade. After a handful of sessions, I assisted another student with earning a 90 on his pre-calculus midterm. Let me help you learn more about trigonometry, conic sections, complex numbers, and more.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have experience preparing students for the newly redesigned SAT math sections, which include the Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Mathematics, Problem-Solving and Data Analysis, and additional topics such as geometry, trigonometry, and problems with complex numbers. I have taught students strategies necessary to succeed on both the calculator and non-calculator portions of the test. These tips help students to improve their time-management and even answer questions they may not know how to set up.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have over twenty years of experience tutoring students in trigonometry. I can break down seemingly complex problems into clear, easy to language. I am very patient in my approach and will help you to learn all about right triangles, the unit circle, graphs, identities, and more.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra 2 tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. One of my current students has increased his average from a 22 to an 80 since we began lessons. Within three weeks, I helped another algebra II student elevate his grades from F's to A's. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, and college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations and inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomial and radical expressions, quadratics, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, and more.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a former calculus tutor at Christopher Newport University. I have tutored high school and college students in calculus I, business calculus, and AP calculus. For example, I provided a high school junior in AP calculus the boost she needed to raise her average to an A. I can teach you how to compute limits, determine continuity, find derivatives, evaluate integrals, and more.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have over twenty years of experience as a pre-algebra tutor. I am also a former pre-algebra instructor at a local community college. My list of satisfied clients include K-12 as well as home-schooled students. Let me help you learn about integers, one-step equations, inequalities and equations, graphs and functions, percents, probability, geometry, right triangles, and more.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have over twenty years of experience as a pre-calculus tutor, including as an undergraduate at Christopher Newport University in the school's math lab. After only two sessions, I helped one student score so highly on her pre-calculus final that she elevated her average by a full letter grade. After a handful of sessions, I assisted another student with earning a 90 on his pre-calculus midterm. Let me help you learn more about trigonometry, conic sections, complex numbers, and more.
English

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

I have successfully worked with individuals having a range of physical and other disabilities. My portfolio of clients includes students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and cerebral palsy. I have 18 years of experience working for a behavioral health provider that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring and more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over twenty years of experience as an algebra 2 tutor. I am also a former community college algebra instructor. One of my current students has increased his average from a 22 to an 80 since we began lessons. Within three weeks, I helped another algebra II student elevate his grades from F's to A's. I have successfully worked with K-12, college, and home-schooled students in algebra I, algebra II, and college algebra. Let me help you learn about linear equations and inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomial and radical expressions, quadratics, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, and more.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a former calculus tutor at Christopher Newport University. I have tutored high school and college students in calculus I, business calculus, and AP calculus. For example, I provided a high school junior in AP calculus the boost she needed to raise her average to an A. I can teach you how to compute limits, determine continuity, find derivatives, evaluate integrals, and more.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have experience preparing students for the newly redesigned SAT math sections, which include the Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Mathematics, Problem-Solving and Data Analysis, and additional topics such as geometry, trigonometry, and problems with complex numbers. I have taught students strategies necessary to succeed on both the calculator and non-calculator portions of the test. These tips help students to improve their time-management and even answer questions they may not know how to set up.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I am a certified Accuplacer tutor. I am proficient in arithmetic, college-level math, and elementary algebra. As a former college algebra instructor, I can provide students with time-saving strategies to improve their test scores.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have over twenty years of experience providing math tutoring and test prep skills for ACT Math. I have extensive knowledge in pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, coordinate and plane geometry, and trigonometry. I can show you strategies that will improve your time-management and help you answers questions that you may not know how to set up.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I have considerable experience working with individuals preparing to take the AFOQT test. I am highly skilled in both the quantitative and verbal portions of the exam. My most recent AFOQT student raised his academic score by 17 points and qualified for the pilot's program.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have successfully worked with many students studying for the ASVAB. I helped one individual raise his score by 19 points. I assisted another with elevating his AFQT score from a 55 to a 72. My most recent student raised his score by 20 points. I am highly proficient in the areas of math knowledge, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, and paragraph comprehension. I have been recommended as a tutor by military recruiters.
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.
Regents,

Regents

I have prior tutoring experience for the algebra II Regents exam. I have a copy of the most recent exam in 2017, for which I have step-by-step explanations of each problem on the test. I provide students with proven test-taking strategies such as back-solving, selecting numbers, and strategic guessing using logic.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have experience preparing students for the newly redesigned SAT math sections, which include the Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Mathematics, Problem-Solving and Data Analysis, and additional topics such as geometry, trigonometry, and problems with complex numbers. I have taught students strategies necessary to succeed on both the calculator and non-calculator portions of the test. These tips help students to improve their time-management and even answer questions they may not know how to set up.
SOL,

SOL

With over twenty years of experience tutoring students in elementary, middle, and high school, I have remained up-to-date with the curriculum framework for the SOL tests. I am particularly knowledgeable in the areas of SOL math and English. As part of my assessment of a student's aptitude, I administer SOL practice tests from previous years to gauge the individual's knowledge. During my lessons with students, I will also utilize SOL practice problems from the student's textbook to help him/her learn how to successfully solve problems on their own.
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 including a current rising 5th grader preparing to take the STAAR. I have reviewed several previous STAAR exams and am quite familiar and knowledgeable in the curriculum.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have worked with multiple students preparing for the TEAS VI exam. I have helped each of these students raise their scores upon re-testing. I am especially proficient in algebra, geometry, conversions, measurement, statistics, punctuation, spelling, and sentence clarity. Let me help you with the mathematics, English, language usage and reading portions of the test.
ACT English, GMAT, PSAT, SSAT

Resources

Michael has shared 1415 answers and 7 files on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


TEAS prep

Thank you so much for your help , time , patience with me today !!! It’s has only been one session but I already feel more confident ! Looking forward to another lesson !!!!!

Kat, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

You're welcome, Kat. You obviously have an excellent background in mathematics. This is apparent after our first meeting. I am confident that you will do exceedingly well on the TEAS exam based upon your performance at our initial lesson.

Very impressed

Impressed with the way Michael conversed with my son and worked with him. Michael was able to keep my son focused, engaged, and broke down the lessons. Michael allowed my son the opportunity to show his learning style and adapted as necessary to gain knowledge.

Kadetra, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Kadetra. The first lesson with Xavier flowed very smoothly. It seemed as though we had been working together for weeks, even though it was only our initial meeting. He listens attentively and clearly has a good foundation in mathematics. I look forward to continuing to work with him.

Easy to understand

Michael is really an amazing tutor He knows how to break things down and it easy to understand.he is also very patient with you and wants you to make sure to understand the material . I am hoping to do several more lessons with him

Sheila, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Sheila. I look forward to conducting future sessions with you, as well. I really appreciate your patience and flexibility with scheduling. I can tell after our initial meeting that you have a solid foundation in mathematics and will only need some refreshers on certain areas. I will be happy to assist you in attaining your goals.

Michael was really knowledgeable and easy to talk to

Coming from someone who has no clue about math, he really was able to explain things in a slow motion to a point I can understand better. We went over Logarithms and also decomposition. He went above the call of duty when he forwarded me the last problem after the lesson because we could not finish since I had to go to class. So it shows he really cares to help anyone am sure he will help you as well.

Lilia, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Lilia. I am committed to answering every question that a student has, even if it means following up after the conclusion of a lesson. I don't want to leave any student with any unresolved issues. I thoroughly enjoyed our online session. Your engaging personality made the lesson extremely pleasant. If you need any additional assistance, I would be happy to work with you again in the future.

Great teacher, very patient

Muchael worked very well with me, he was patient and understanding and very helpful with my faults. This was a great idea.

Gilbert, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Gilbert. It has been a pleasure working with you. You demonstrated an eagerness and motivation to learn, and that is very admirable. Please do not consider whatever shortcomings you may have with math as faults. We all have our areas of strengths and weaknesses, but math is like anything else. If you don't use it, you lose it. You took excellent notes and asked many questions during each session, which is a positive sign. I wish you good luck on the ASVAB and in your future endeavors.

Understanding, Knowledgable and Patient

I have had so many lessons with Michael, I honestly can't even count. Michael worked with me in preparing for the math section of the TEAS exam which I was so terrified about. He was so patient and gave me so many different tools on how to solve a problem. Michael was knowledgeable and professional. With Michael's help I scored high on the math portion and even higher on the overall exam. I was able to apply and get into a nursing program I've been wanting to for the longest. Even while in the nursing program currently, I needed to brush up on some med math questions and I instantly felt relived knowing that Michael was available to aid in the questions I had. Michael is honestly the best tutor I have ever had, and I am beyond appreciative.

Tatiana, 8 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Tatiana. It is always a pleasure working with you. I knew with your determination and drive that you would succeed on the TEAS exam. Hearing that a student reached his/her goals is what makes tutoring so rewarding to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever require assistance again.

Very helpful

Michael A. helped me study for the AFOQT and he was very helpful and made sure I understood and if I didn’t, he patiently went over the problems again to ensure I knew what I was doing. If you’re not good at picking up math then i would highly recommend him.

Alashae, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

It was a pleasure to work with you Alashae. Your inquisitive and studious nature is to be commended. These traits will serve you well and undoubtedly will yield successful results. You were a model student during our sessions, and I wish you well in your future endeavors.

Completely knowledgeable of mathematical concepts/excellent interpersonal skills!

Michael's tutorial session with my 11 year old son was excellent! He assisted him with multiplying and dividing one-step Inequalities. We were well pleased with Michael's help. I specifically appreciated Michael's ability to encourage and affirm my son's abilities, which helped my son to increase his confidence during the session. This was a great experience for us. We will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Milov, 9 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Pheonix is one of the most impressive young men I have had the privilege to tutor. He has impeccable manners and is obviously quite intelligent. Knowing that Phoenix is part of the future generation of leaders reassures me that we are in good hands.

Very attentive

I felt comfortable right away with Mr. Michael and look forward to future sessions. I feel that he will continue to make the information understandable and relatable.

Lonnie, 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much. I look forward to continuing to work with Jasmine, as well. She is an eager learner, and very patient and cooperative. I believe that she has the capability to be extremely successful.

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