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I practice the Socratic method of tutoring. I don't give students the answers; I ask them probing questions to gauge their level of understanding and elicit the correct answers from them. When they're wrong, I ask students why they're wrong. This makes them independent thinkers and boosts their confidence. Preparing for timed, standardized tests requires a unique skill set. I teach students to use mental math, logic, and common sense to improve their time management, which leads to higher scores. Since 2018, I have helped 50 students pass the AFOQT and OAR, 19 students pass the ASVAB, and 30 students pass the TEAS and HESI exams. Two of my recent TEAS students earned 100 on the math section, and another improved her prior score 25 points from a 59 to an 84. My AFOQT and ASVAB students have improved their prior scores anywhere from 10 to 60 points. I've always loved math and helping others boost their math skills. I have tutored pre-calculus and calculus in my college's math lab, volunteered as a private math tutor, and worked as a college algebra instructor. 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, AFOQT, TEAS, and HESI. Students praise my tireless patience. I'm never judgmental when students struggle with even the most basic math problems. I encourage them to ask questions until they fully understand the material. I do not view tutoring as a job. It is my passion and my opportunity to give back to others. The biggest reward for me is seeing a student reach that "a-ha" moment. I would consider it a privilege to help you achieve similar results. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Christopher Newport University - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics


Sports, cooking, math

Tutoring Subjects

AFOQT - Air Force Officer Qualifying Test


ASTB - Aviation Selection Test Battery


HESI - Health Education Systems Incorporated Prep


Middle School Math

OAR - Officer Aptitude Rating


Professional Certifications


Test Prep

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