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Tutor profile: Michael A.

Michael A.
Math Tutor with magna cum laude B.A. degree in Mathematics
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About Michael

About Michael
I've always loved math. Before graduating magna cum laude from Christopher Newport University, I tutored 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. It’s never been about the money. For 20+ years, I tutored math for free in my spare time. Students describe me...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
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. My most recent HESI student earned an 88% on the Math test, and an SAT Math student raised his score 70 points to 740. For fun, I used to read the dictionary and do crossword puzzles. This expanded my vocabulary, and enabled me to help students increase their verbal scores on tests like the ASVAB and AFOQT. One of my AFOQT students raised his Verbal score from a...
Christopher Newport University
Bachelor's Degree
1990 - 1996

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self-employed, Mathematics Tutor
2016 - Present
Provide mathematics tutoring to students enrolled in courses ranging from elementary math up through Calculus I. Provide test prep to students taking the SOL, GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, AFOQT, and TEAS exams.

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