My name is Michael and I have been a tutor since 2009. I have a passion for mathematics and I enjoy both tutoring and teaching the subject. After spending the past 10 years tutoring math, I've developed a patient and persistent approach to finding the best method to help students learn math. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Statistical Theory. During my education, I tutored at the University's Academic Success Center and became a respected tutor. I greatly enjoy helping students understand the subject I love so much. Math is beautiful to me, and showing students how and why it works is my dream job. I am now pursuing a Masters of Science in Mathematics, and will pursue a PhD afterwards. My goal is to teach Mathematics at a University as a Professor.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lone Star College - Associates, Visual Communications
Undergraduate Degree: Sam Houston State University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Statistics
Martial Arts, Mathematics
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teach students not just how to do math, but how to understand math.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Set a strong foundation of understanding.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If my first approach doesn't help the student understand, I try a different approach until progress is made, and then I use that approach more.