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Michael S.

Yorktown, VA

$35/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Phi Beta Kappa Math and Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/2/12
4.9 average from 167 ratings
Extremely happy to have found this excellent Tutor!
— Monika, Poquoson, VA on 9/24/13

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Southern Methodist University
Chemistry-Mathematics
Defense Intelligence College
Master's
University of Phoenix Online
Graduate Coursework

Education

Southern Methodist University (Chemistry-Mathematics)

Defense Intelligence College (Master's)

University of Phoenix Online (Graduate Coursework)

About Michael

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Group Rate: $55/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Yorktown, VA 23693
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely happy to have found this excellent Tutor!"

- Monika, Poquoson, VA on 9/24/13

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Jane, Yorktown, VA on 5/29/16

"Dedicated help to move forward and succeed"

- Katy, Poquoson, VA on 7/29/15

"Instruction easy to understand"

- Aaris, Hampton, VA on 9/17/13

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Caola, Newport News, VA on 8/29/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Maxine, Newport News, VA on 7/3/13

"Excellent Tutor for Calculus"

- Scott, Hayes, VA on 5/27/13

"Tutoring works!"

- Bill, Williamsburg, VA on 3/19/13

"Great Algebra 2 trig tutor"

- Natalie, Yorktown, VA on 10/7/12
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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

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 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 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.

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.

Geometry

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

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.

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

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

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.

Southern Methodist University
Chemistry-Mathematics
Defense Intelligence College
Master's
University of Phoenix Online
Graduate Coursework

Education

Southern Methodist University (Chemistry-Mathematics)

Defense Intelligence College (Master's)

University of Phoenix Online (Graduate Coursework)

Extremely happy to have found this excellent Tutor! — Michael is a wonderful tutor. He has the knowledge, talent, and patience to break down each step and tie it together logically to allow for a solid basis of understanding. His kind mannerism made me realize right away that we made an excellent choice in selecting his service. Our daughter has reached a new level of confidence and is eager to meet with him on a continuous basis to achieve her go ...

— Monika, Poquoson, VA on 9/24/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Group Rate: $55/hour

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Yorktown, VA 23693.