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Michael S.

Patient and Knowledgeable Phi Beta Kappa Math and Science Tutor

Patient and Knowledgeable Phi Beta Kappa Math and Science Tutor

$35/hour

  • 672 hours tutoring

  • Yorktown, VA 23693

About Michael


Bio

Hi. My name is Mike, and I currently teach mathematics at a private, college preparatory high school. I have also taught math and science at the middle school level. My primary focus is in tutoring students in pre-algebra through calculus and I enjoy working with students at all levels of education from elementary through college. I have successfully tutored students through the Calculus AB AP test to score 3 or higher.

Are you a high school student anxious about your math class? I will...

Hi. My name is Mike, and I currently teach mathematics at a private, college preparatory high school. I have also taught math and science at the middle school level. My primary focus is in tutoring students in pre-algebra through calculus and I enjoy working with students at all levels of education from elementary through college. I have successfully tutored students through the Calculus AB AP test to score 3 or higher.

Are you a high school student anxious about your math class? I will help you develop a process that will help you remember how to solve for that variable or simplify that trigonometry problem. Perhaps you are a college student taking math for the first time in a while. I have the experience to assist you to be successful and PASS!

I love math and make it easy for you to understand difficult concepts. Check out my testimonials! At the high school and college level, I help students develop a process approach to show them how to apply and use the concept on specific types of problems. We will work together to make math understandable and help you to succeed!

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX in mathematics and chemistry. With my background, I also can tutor students in general and organic chemistry and general physics.

I look forward to working with you.


Education

Southern Methodist University
Chemistry-Mathematics
Defense Intelligence College
Masters
University of Phoenix Online
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: Group Rate: $65/hour
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Yorktown, VA 23693
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/2/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary math is the foundation for success in the upper grades. I work to make math fun and understandable and help prepare you for success.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where all the math you have learned in school comes together. Sometimes calculus texts can be hard to understand, so I use online tools to provide extra explanation, practice and assessment of skills through the course.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter, particularly reactions that involve electrons. Understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. It provides the explanation for how everyday things work. We will work together to help you understand the basics of chemistry and show how the processes work together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is my best subject. I am a former geometry teacher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach prealgebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why prealgebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach math as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. Online learning tools are used as necessary to provide practice and assessment.
Physics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where all the math you have learned in school comes together. Sometimes calculus texts can be hard to understand, so I use online tools to provide extra explanation, practice and assessment of skills through the course.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in chemistry and mathematical sciences. I received A's in my differential equations classes at SMU and can submit a copy of my transcript upon request.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is my best subject. I am a former geometry teacher.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in chemistry and mathematical sciences. I received A's in my linear algebra classes at SMU and can submit a copy of my transcript upon request.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach prealgebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why prealgebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach math as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. Online learning tools are used as necessary to provide practice and assessment.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I help students understand how to derive the various identities rather than memorize. Learning trig this way can help avoid fear of testing and/or forgetting the identities.
Physics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where all the math you have learned in school comes together. Sometimes calculus texts can be hard to understand, so I use online tools to provide extra explanation, practice and assessment of skills through the course.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter, particularly reactions that involve electrons. Understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. It provides the explanation for how everyday things work. We will work together to help you understand the basics of chemistry and show how the processes work together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is my best subject. I am a former geometry teacher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach prealgebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why prealgebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach math as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. Online learning tools are used as necessary to provide practice and assessment.
Physics

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter, particularly reactions that involve electrons. Understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. It provides the explanation for how everyday things work. We will work together to help you understand the basics of chemistry and show how the processes work together.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in chemistry and mathematical sciences. Organic Chemistry was my best course in college.
Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I show students how to approach algebra as a problem solving process, as appropriate, to accelerate learning. By focusing on applications and problem solving I help students to see why Algebra is important. I utilize online learning tools to provide practice and assessment.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where all the math you have learned in school comes together. Sometimes calculus texts can be hard to understand, so I use online tools to provide extra explanation, practice and assessment of skills through the course.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter, particularly reactions that involve electrons. Understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. It provides the explanation for how everyday things work. We will work together to help you understand the basics of chemistry and show how the processes work together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is my best subject. I am a former geometry teacher.
Physics

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (187 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and experienced

It is obvious that Mike is a experienced and knowledgeable teacher. To help my daughter understand some new concepts, Mike had some visual aids to show her, which was perfect since she is a visual learner. He did a good job identifying the help needed and addressing it.

Bonnie, 1 lesson with Michael

Patient and Knowledgeable

Very patient and knowledgeable teacher. He is able to find new ways to teach and reinforce the learning of the material. My son is becoming more confident in class and enjoys the lessons.

David, 21 lessons with Michael

Patient tutor

michael is working with my son on his basic geometry skills. He is able to explain concepts to my son so he understands them clearly. He is working to build my son's knowledge base of geometry skills.

Nancy, 5 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Mr. S. is very good at explaining new concepts. He is patient and encouraging. My son's grades in geometry clearly improved because of his weekly tutoring with Mr. S. I would definitely recommend him.

Jane, 27 lessons with Michael

Dedicated help to move forward and succeed

Needed help for high school math curriculum and the personal detailed plan is a huge step towards a senior successful year.

Katy, 9 lessons with Michael

Instruction easy to understand

Very good tutor. We only met once but he was most helpful and his instruction was very easy to understand. I hope to be able to use him again in the future.

Aaris, 1 lesson with Michael

Excellent Math Tutor

I like to consider myself a relatively quick learner, but something about learning math (specifically Trigonometry) at an online college was proving difficult for a multitude of reasons. I found Michael through the WyzAnt site because I was in need of a one-on-one environment to work out the kinks that I ran across from learning college math online. I found that his teaching style worked perfectly with my learning style, and he was able to offer me tips and tricks that helped me enormously when I was working through each week's homework and exam. He was flexible in both work time and location, meeting me either in the early morning or late afternoon; this was very important to me because I currently work night shift hours and I was afraid I would never find someone who would be willing to meet me when it was convenient for me. I was struggling with what now feel like basic math concepts, and Michael was able to boost my grades from low 80s to 90s and 100s just by working with me once a week on particularly tough sections and helping me to identify simple ways to work through and remember the problems I was dealing with. Even though he typically teaches trigonometry at the high school level, once we hit the "pre-calculus" levels of the college trigonometry course he was still able to work through those sections with me. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a math tutor at any level, because he is patient and flexible and teaches you what you need to know from the ground up.

Caola, 5 lessons with Michael

Great Tutor!

Mr. S. is an amazing tutor. I had a hard time understanding some of the assignments from my Honors Pre-Cal class, and Mr. S. made everything clear and easy to understand by breaking down the problems step by step. I even improved a whole letter grade on my report card. I would recommend him to anyone who may have difficulty with understanding math.

Maxine, 9 lessons with Michael

Excellent Tutor for Calculus

Both my Mom and myself were greatly impressed with the concern and preparedness Mr. S. exhibited from even before my first session. He requested the publisher and textbook before our first session to be completely prepared of understanding the material I was covering in my class. This followed through our sessions as I would e mail calculus material being taught the day before our session and Mr. S. would be ready to cover it with me. Calculus is the only math class I've struggled with and Mr. S. helped me understand the concepts totally. I'm really grateful to Mr. S. for his dedicated help. He goes beyond the call of duty to ensure his students succeed. He even told me tips about going to college which I found helpful. I thank him wholeheartedly for his help.

Scott, 12 lessons with Michael
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Michael S.

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Response time: 15 hours