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Top AFOQT/ASVAB/HESI/TEAS/ACCUPLACER Math + English Tutor

Top AFOQT/ASVAB/HESI/TEAS/ACCUPLACER Math + English Tutor

$35/hour

  • 2,230 hours tutoring

About Michael


Bio

I've helped an AFOQT student raise his pilot score from 33 to 98, another improve his math score by 62 points, and a third elevate his math score from 39 to 76 after 1 lesson. I've helped an ASVAB student go from 22 to 59 in less than 2 weeks of tutoring. I've also helped a TEAS student earn 100% on the Math section and 89% on the English section.

Preparing for timed tests requires a different skill set. I teach students to use mental math, logic, and common sense to improve their time...

I've helped an AFOQT student raise his pilot score from 33 to 98, another improve his math score by 62 points, and a third elevate his math score from 39 to 76 after 1 lesson. I've helped an ASVAB student go from 22 to 59 in less than 2 weeks of tutoring. I've also helped a TEAS student earn 100% on the Math section and 89% on the English section.

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.

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. In my spare time, I've tutored pre-algebra, algebra, and trig students for free.

I know many find math hard, and I'm never judgmental when students struggle with it. 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 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

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With 25+ years of math tutoring experience, I have taught many students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. I can also help your child become better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I demonstrate to students how pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I help students succeed in pre-calculus and prepare them for the more rigorous problems they will encounter in calculus.
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.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With 25+ years of math tutoring experience, I have taught many students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. I can also help your child become better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I demonstrate to students how pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I help students succeed in pre-calculus and prepare them for the more rigorous problems they will encounter in calculus.
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.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I show students how to model real world problems in science, engineering, and technology using triangle and circle trigonometry. I help them to master the Unit Circle, trigonometric identities, and more. I also teach them how to apply the concepts of trigonometry to problems on the SAT/ACT Math tests.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With 25+ years of math tutoring experience, I have taught many students how to apply the skills learned in elementary math to the problems they will encounter in pre-algebra. I can also help your child become better prepared for algebra I and II.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I demonstrate to students how pre-calculus is a merger of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and how it crosses over to fields such as physics and engineering. I help students succeed in pre-calculus and prepare them for the more rigorous problems they will encounter in calculus.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

One of my algebra 2 students went from F’s to a 92% in 3 weeks, and another went from a 40% to a 71% after 1 session. One of them improved from a 22% to an 80%. I have experience using the ALEKS, IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
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

In September 2020, one of my students improved his prior score by 14 points from 41 to 55. My students' test scores have improved on average by 20 points. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on the test. I have numerous ASVAB practice tests and study guides 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.
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 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 11 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. In 2020, 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.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1293 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knows how to break things down

Michael was a huge a help with helping me break down vocabulary words when preparing for the AFOQT. Looking forward to future sessions. He also helped me form a study plan to help me achieve my end goal.

Adam, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable and Dedicated

I have just finished my tutoring with Michael and feel very confident taking the AFOQT! Michael is seriously good at teaching the material. In addition to that, he helps outside of tutoring by sharing resources or answering questions. He's certainly one of the best.

Dallas, 7 lessons with Michael

Highly Recommended! Knowledgeable and Patient

It's been some time since I have last studied for a test and preparing for the OAR is not easy. I would like to thank Michael for his patience and knowledge on the subject. He made it really easy to understand and I would highly recommend him for any math-related subjects! Thank you and looking forward to more sessions in the future!

Randolph Chester , 10 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind words, Randolph. My goal is to make the material as simple as possible so that the student can ultimately complete the problems on his or her own. Most students seeking test prep only need a refresher because it has been some time since they have used these concepts. With continued practice and hard work, I am sure that you can do well on the OAR.

Highly recommend!

Has been a HUGE help preparing me for my math TEAS! I’ve taken several sessions and I feel confident with what I have learned and will pass my math section of the TEAS!

Reyna, 8 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Reyna. I am confident that you will pass the math section of the TEAS, too. I wish you success and appreciate the positive review.

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
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the feedback, Michael. I try to cater each lesson to the student's individual needs. I believe this approach works best for you, and I am glad that you have found it beneficial.

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, 20 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.

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