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AFOQT/ASVAB/Accuplacer/TEAS/HESI/SAT/Algebra/Calc I Expert

AFOQT/ASVAB/Accuplacer/TEAS/HESI/SAT/Algebra/Calc I Expert

$25/hour

  • 1,549 hours tutoring

About Michael


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I've always loved math. I am a former college algebra instructor. Before graduating magna cum laude from Christopher Newport University, I tutored pre-calculus and calculus in their math lab. I often came early and left late, without extra pay, to ensure all students got the help they needed. The other tutors were Education majors and told me students would forgo their help and wait for my shift. The Math Dept. secretary said students often told the Dean to give me a raise and hire me...

I've always loved math. I am a former college algebra instructor. Before graduating magna cum laude from Christopher Newport University, I tutored pre-calculus and calculus in their math lab. I often came early and left late, without extra pay, to ensure all students got the help they needed. The other tutors were Education majors and told me students would forgo their help and wait for my shift. The Math Dept. secretary said students often told the Dean to give me a raise and hire me full-time. However, it was never about the money. For 20+ years, I tutored math for free in my spare time.

Students describe me as friendly and patient. I know math is hard for many students, and I'm never judgmental when students struggle with even basic arithmetic. I encourage them to ask questions until they fully understand the material. I practice the Socratic method of tutoring. I don't give students the answers; I constantly 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.

I tutor pre-algebra, algebra I and II, trigonometry, and more. However, 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. For fun, I read the dictionary and do crossword puzzles. This has expanded my vocabulary and enabled me to help students increase their verbal scores on tests like the ASVAB and AFOQT. If you need test prep assistance, I can supply all of the materials for the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, AFOQT, TEAS, HESI, Accuplacer, and more.


Education

Christopher Newport University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $25
  • Rate details: Grades 6-12: $25/hr TEAS/HESI: $25/hr College Math: $30/hr ASVAB/AFOQT: $35/hr If you are 15+ minutes late or no-show, this will result in a fee equal to one hour of tutoring.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have 25+ 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 can also help your child prepare for standardized tests such as the SOL and STAAR exams.
Homeschool

Homeschool

I have experience tutoring home-schooled students at both the elementary and middle school levels. We focused on concepts in elementary math and pre-algebra. I have worked with IXL, XYZ, ALEKS, MyMathLab, and many other mathematics software packages.

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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments 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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments using the ALEKS IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Christopher Newport University math tutor, I provided one-on-one and small group calculus tutoring. I also assisted students with completing homework assignments using course software. In addition, I graded homework assignments for a CNU 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

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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments 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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments using the ALEKS IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Christopher Newport University math tutor, I provided one-on-one and small group calculus tutoring. I also assisted students with completing homework assignments using course software. In addition, I graded homework assignments for a CNU 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

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 teach them how to apply the concepts of trigonometry to the SAT/ACT Math tests. I also help them to master the Unit Circle, trigonometric identities, and more.

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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments 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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments using the ALEKS IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Christopher Newport University math tutor, I provided one-on-one and small group calculus tutoring. I also assisted students with completing homework assignments using course software. In addition, I graded homework assignments for a CNU 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

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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments 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 helped many algebra students with completing assignments using the ALEKS IXL, XYZ, and MyMathLab learning systems.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Christopher Newport University math tutor, I provided one-on-one and small group calculus tutoring. I also assisted students with completing homework assignments using course software. In addition, I graded homework assignments for a CNU advanced calculus professor.
GED,

GED

With a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and 25+ years of experience as a math tutor and college algebra instructor, I can teach you the math and test-taking skills necessary to earn your GED. I am extremely patient and will work with you until you are able to answer any GED 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 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

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, I took several math courses as electives before deciding to major in Mathematics because of my love for math. I can teach you strategies to improve your time management and your score on the Accuplacer.
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 helped 13 students pass the AFOQT in the past two years. One raised his Verbal score from a 5 to a 48. Another improved his Quantitative score from a 7 to a 33. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on each section of the AFOQT. I have several study guides for the form T test to use during our sessions.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have helped 12 students pass the ASVAB in the past 3 three years. One increased her score from a 68 to an 83 after only two sessions. Another improved from a 22 to a 59 after only 6 sessions over 1.5 weeks. I teach students strategies to improve their time management on the test. I have numerous study guides to use during our sessions.
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 25+ years of experience as a math tutor and college algebra instructor, I can teach you the math and test-taking skills necessary to earn your GED. I am extremely patient and will work with you until you are able to answer any GED 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.
Praxis,

Praxis

I have helped several students prepare for and pass the Praxis, MTEL, GACE, and other teaching certification exams. I have over 20 years of experience tutoring algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus, and all the other math covered on these teaching exams.
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.
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 helped 6 students pass the TEAS VI/HESI A2 exams. My most recent HESI student improved her math score from a 50 to an 84. Another earned an 88 on the Math section and an 80.8% cumulative score. One of my TEAS students earned a 94 on the Math section. I have numerous practice tests to help improve your skills and test scores.
SSAT

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1292 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Teacher

This is my first time utilizing a tutor and I wish I did for previous classes in my life. Michael is very good at explaining and has the work for you pre planned out so you don’t feel like your time is being wasted. I will continue working with him for some time and hopefully future sessions could be as helpful as this one.

Michael, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Michael. I believe in preparedness for every lesson that I conduct. It is the professional thing to do, and I have chosen this as my profession because I love to help students learn. Time is money, and I do not believe in wasting either one of them, especially when it is someone else's. It would be nice if everyone believed this. I also believe in explaining things as simply as possible. I do not feel the need to provide elaborate explanations when many topics can be summarized in a few words.

Great Teacher

This is my first time utilizing a tutor and I wish I did for previous classes in my life. Michael is very good at explaining and has the work for you pre planned out so you don’t feel like your time is being wasted. I will continue working with him for some time and hopefully future sessions could be as helpful as this one.

Michael, 4 lessons with Michael

Great tutor for AFOQT

I have now had a few lessons with Michael specifically focusing on the math portions of AFOQT. I am already feeling more confident on several of the concepts. Looking forward to more lessons.

Tyler, 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the positive review, Tyler. It is a pleasure to work with a student who pays complete attention, asks thought-provoking questions, and quickly assimilates the material that we discuss each time that we meet. I, too, look forward to continuing our sessions.

excellent teacher

Michale was a great teacher, very patient. He always made sure I understood the material before ending our class or before moving on to the next subject. I hired Michale to help me prepared for my teas. He helped me to accomplish a higher school than expected in the math category. I was very pleased with his teaching techniques and i would definitely hired him again when/if needed for math.

Elizabeth, 10 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind words, Elizabeth. I will be happy to assist you again in the future when needed.

Great tutor!

My first lesson with Michael was great! He really took the time to cover each section and question and did not hesitate to go further into detail if I was confused. He would show me many different approaches to solving a question. I look forward to scheduling another lesson with Michael to help me prepare for the AFOQT and better my math skills.

Jarred, 5 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

I appreciate the opportunity to work with you, Jarred. The strategy for doing well on the AFOQT math sections is different than what you would employ with a typical math test. Time is of the essence, and that is why I demonstrate various methods that can be used to answer problems quickly. I also know that not everyone sees a problem the same way, so by illustrating different approaches, I can hopefully share a method that is consistent with your mindset.

Made math easy to understand!

Michael helped me with the mathematical knowledge section of the ASVAB test. He helped me with the skills needed to solve the problems. Michael was very patient and knowledgeable. He took things that were always hard for me and made them easy. Will definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a math tutor!

Trisha, 4 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Niko. It has been apparent since our first lesson that you have excellent math skills. Trust your instincts and have confidence in your abilities. This will serve you well on the ASVAB and in life overall. I see no significant gaps in your mathematical knowledge, and I am confident that you will excel in this area.

I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor.

Michael A. Is amazing! He is so patient and understanding when you don’t understand even the small things. Math has never been my strong point but with his help he has helped me prepare for the Accuplacer so much! Please! If you are looking for a tutor GO TO HIM! You won’t be disappointed. Thank you so much Michael and I will definitely be scheduling some tutor sessions in college.

Aliyah, 1 lesson with Michael
Tutor responded:

You're welcome, Aliyah. Thank you for the kind words. I wish that we would have had more time prior to your Accuplacer exam, but trying to go through all three sections of the Next Generation Accuplacer in only two hours was unfortunately not feasible. That is why I sent you the additional notes about the Advanced Algebra and Quantitative Reasoning sections after our lesson ended. I wanted to make certain that, one way or the other, we did address everything that was on the Accuplacer exam. I do hope that this material helped you. I am more than willing to assist you in the future with your college math courses. Best of luck on the Accuplacer!

Tutor Sessions

All my tutor lesson with Michael were outstanding! He takes his time to explain problems. He is just an outstanding tutor! If you need help and in search for tutor give him a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Chris, 7 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

I absolutely love working with all of my students. Sometimes though, I encounter a student that has a special quality. You can say the "it" factor. Chris is one of those students. His drive and determination are evident upon first meeting him. There is no question in my mind that this student's ceiling is extremely high. I am confident that he is poised for great success in the future, and our country is in good hands as long as we have individuals like Chris as active duty service members.

Great!!!

My session with Michael was great today, I learned a lot, I’m not good at word problems and conversions, with him he’s showing me how to simplify it, breaking it down for me to make it easier to learn and how to remember things. I’m learning and I’m looking forward to the next session.

Loranda, 6 lessons with Michael
Tutor responded:

I really appreciate the positive review, Loranda. I really love working with adult learners and helping remind them that it is not that they do not know how to do certain types of math problems, but they have just forgotten. I help them along the way by boosting their confidence and reassuring their belief in themselves. I know that you are fully capable of earning the score that you need on the TEAS exam; you simply need some refreshers on a few items. We will get there!

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Michael A.

$25/hour

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Response time: 26 minutes