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Top Tutor for AFOQT/ASVAB/HESI/TEAS/SAT/ACCUPLACER Math

Top Tutor for AFOQT/ASVAB/HESI/TEAS/SAT/ACCUPLACER Math

$40/hour

  • 2,979 hours tutoring

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I've helped an AFOQT student raise his Pilot score from 33 to 98, one improve his Math score by 62 pts, one elevate his Math score from 39 to 76 after 1 lesson, an ASVAB student go from 22 to 59 in less than 2 weeks, one TEAS student earn a 100% Math score, and one raise her Math from 59 to 84. I've helped 4 AFOQT students raise their Verbal from 6 to 23, 11 to 36, 5 to 38, and 11 to 45.

I've always loved math. I'm a former college algebra instructor with a magna cum laude B.A. degree in...

I've helped an AFOQT student raise his Pilot score from 33 to 98, one improve his Math score by 62 pts, one elevate his Math score from 39 to 76 after 1 lesson, an ASVAB student go from 22 to 59 in less than 2 weeks, one TEAS student earn a 100% Math score, and one raise her Math from 59 to 84. I've helped 4 AFOQT students raise their Verbal from 6 to 23, 11 to 36, 5 to 38, and 11 to 45.

I've always loved math. I'm a former college algebra instructor with a magna cum laude B.A. degree in Math from Christopher Newport University. I have tutored pre-calculus and calculus in their math lab, arriving early and leaving late, without extra pay, to ensure all students receive the help they need. It's never about the money. I've tutored pre-algebra, algebra, and trig for free.

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. I read the dictionary and do crossword puzzles to expand my vocabulary and help students increase their verbal scores on the ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, and HESI. I supply all testing materials.

In 2021, I've helped 2 AFOQT students improve their Quantitative from 5 to 38 and 8 to 59. One doubled his Quantitative and elevated his overall score from 5 to 31. Two others earned Quantitative 64/Pilot 98 and Quantitative 61/Academic 69/Pilot 95. A TEAS Math student went from 62.5 to 78.1%. and one earned 90.6%. A HESI Math student scored 88%, and an ASVAB student scored 63.

I know many find math hard. I'm not judgmental when students struggle. I encourage them to ask questions until they fully understand. I don't give students the answers; I ask them questions to gauge their understanding and elicit the 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

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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

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 and score on the ACCUPLACER, CLEP, or any other math placement test. My most recent ACCUPLACER student earned a 282, which was the second highest score at her school. 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.
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

Most recently in August 2021, one of my students earned a 63 on the ASVAB. 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 one-on-one sessions. This is not a generic ASVAB class with a roomful of other students. I will provide you with individualized instruction and patiently work with you until you are ready to take and pass the test.
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 15 students pass the TEAS VI/HESI A2 exams. My most recent TEAS student improved her prior math score from a 59 to a 84. We only had one tutoring session for English and Language Usage, and her previous score improved by 8 points. Three of my recent TEAS students have earned 94, 100, and 90%, respectively, on the Math section. One of my HESI students improved her math score from a 50 to an 84 and in March 2021 another earned an 88% on the Math section. I will be happy to help you achieve similar results.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1298 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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patient and knowledgeable

Very patient and knowledgeable. Really helps you get the hang of a problem. I definitely would use him for more sessions.

Chenell, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Chenell. I really do appreciate the positive review. I look forward to continuing to work with you.

Great tutor

Michael worked with my son over a period of weeks to improve his verbal analogy skills and word knowledge abilities. He was patient and encouraging, yet held him accountable for studying in between lessons. He also gave him strategies for narrowing down the answers which has been most valuable. I would highly recommend him and not hesitate to use him again in the future. John A

John, 14 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, sir, for leaving this feedback. It has been a pleasure watching Garrett grow in confidence with each successive lesson. His friendly, polite demeanor was very refreshing. It is encouraging to know that there are members of the younger generation like your son who will be tomorrow's leaders.

AFOQT session 2

Michael is extremely patient and will continuously go over a problem I am having the most difficulty with. He always demonstrates different techniques to use and recommends the simplest one to utilize.

JAMIE, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the compliment, Jamie. One of the main things I love about math is that there are often several ways to solve a problem. This is especially important with timed, standardized tests. I try to share these methods with students so that they can identify the one that works best for them.

Best Math Tutor

Michael is a great listener. He understands my weaknesses. He helps me understand the problem and how it is solved.

Monica, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for this review, Monica. A famous person once said there was a reason why God gave us two ears and one mouth. We can learn more by listening, and I learn a lot from and about my students each lesson.

Great Tutor all around

Michael is a great tutor all around. I am studying for the TEAS exam, and I was anxious to study English and Math, because I am an ESL student, and I do not learn the same way as native speakers do. But Michael presents the topics perfectly and simple enough for me to grasp the material and remember it. He follows up with a summary of the lessons and tells me exactly what I need to work on and what the plan is for the future. He makes me feel organized and on track. I highly recommend Michael as a tutor!

Gerald, 8 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Gerald, for the positive feedback. I have learned as both a student and as a tutor that simplicity is the best approach. Unfortunately, some instructors have a tendency to make things more complicated than they need to be. Let me also thank you for taking the time to read the summaries that I provide after each lesson. I do put a lot of thought and effort into them for the benefit of the student.

Always a great lesson and my son is gaining the info he needs for the ASVAB.

My son is gaining a lot of information during his lessons with Michael. I am happy with the results thus far. We will continue to have sessions with Michael.

Susan, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Susan. I can tell that Tyler is eager to learn, and I am sure that his dedication and hard work will translate into success on the ASVAB and beyond.

First session success!

Michael was on-time and got right into the lesson. My son's attention was focused for the full hour. We are happy with our first session!

Susan, 4 lessons with Michael

Review for Michael A

Michael was the best mathematics teacher I've had. He keeps explanations simple and straightforward. He can provide multiple ways to approach and solve problems. He's patient. And, most importantly, Michael allows students the time to solve problems for themselves first -- building test-taking confidence in the work of completing practice problems. Michael should be considered as a first-rate resource for any level of student looking to improve their mathematics comprehension.

Theo, 16 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Theo, for such a glowing review. My very first supervisor told us that she would not correct our mistakes, but she would instead allow us to go back and correct them, because we would learn better that way. That approach also applies to tutoring. During my days as a student, I always found teachers and professors who spoke in plain and simple terms to be easier to understand than those who used complicated technical language. I always try to put myself in the student's shoes. I treat him or her the same way I would want to be treated if I needed tutoring. Lastly, I always tell students there are often multiple ways to solve a problem, and the best way to solve it is the way that makes the most sense to him or her. I am so glad that you passed your AFOQT, and I wish you good luck in your future endeavors.

Extremely Knowledgeable and Highly Recommend

I had 3 sessions with Michael. In that very short time, he explained every problem in detail and broke things down in such a simple manner to where not only you understand, but you don’t forget how to apply what he has taught you when doing math problems. I haven’t done Algebra/Reasoning since graduating high school almost 30 years ago. The way he teaches, makes you remember the “simple” steps and makes you feel comfortable to take your exams. Never once did he make me feel inadequate. I highly recommend using Michael for your tutoring needs.

Shelan, 2 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Shelan, it was truly a pleasant experience working with you. I appreciate your compliments. I have encountered so many students like yourself who only need a brief refresher on things that they may have learned several years ago but not used recently. I never want to make a student feel inadequate or uncomfortable. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with so many great people, and I wish you the best of luck with your test.

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