Michael M. - A master at building confidence in algebra!

Academy College Michael M. Tutors Academy College Students in Minneapolis, MN
$50 / hr
Minneapolis, MN
(218)
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
Need help in math? Do you have math anxiety, and get frustrated? I spent 10 years teaching math at an alternative high school. I never failed anyone, and often students came to me with high levels of frustration in math. That's because if you fall behind in math, the new lessons can't be understood. I work with you to develop a strong math foundation, so that the new lessons are easier and fun. There's no greater feeling than being in a math class and realizing that you understand what the le...
Reviews
Mike always goes above and beyond. He's not only a great tutor, but he's also a great person. Very trustworthy & great at what he does.
- Erin G. from Minneapolis, MN
Now that Michael has my daughter running a "A" in her Algebra 2 class, he has plunged into IB Chemistry with her. As he did with Algebra, Michael has patiently and effectively brought my daughter back to the beginning, finding holes in her fundamentals knowledge and fixing those first, then working on current material. He is great at using many different methods to get my daughter to build a "gut understanding" of the science principals, and then carefully pulls the math skills and science skills apart, so that she can master the math tools first and not let them trip her up. Michael really understands the experiential learner and how to best reach them. He has been a critical factor in my daughter's success this school year.
- Nancy G. from Minneapolis, MN
Mike is a fantastic tutor. He energizes my son to try math and engages him in learning like I have never seen. He is a gift to my son who struggles with math - thank you, thank you, thank you!
- Mary L. from Minneapolis, MN
We were very excited about Michael and how well he related to our 13 year old daughter. I couldn't believe we heard laughing during the session. My daughter was having fun while doing algebra I. Michael came well prepared and left us with extra problems for her to practice. He quickly gave her some practice problems, diagnosed the issues/steps our daughter could improve on and she caught on fast and immediately. We are very excited that she might be able to get her Algebra grade to where the rest of her grades are! He also showed her how to "work" her calculator to improve her understanding and use of it in class! Very personable, relaxed, easy to understand, clear explanations given, expectations set. What more could you ask for in a tutor? January 2013 update. Here is one more thing that makes Michael a great tutor. After a couple week break for holidays, he came the Sunday before school started again and helped my daughter review. He then came the following week on Sunday, at which time she had to study for a unit test. Not feeling that he got enough done with her, on no notice he scheduled (and our daughter was willing) to come the next evening to finish the review. One thing I really like about Michael was that he wasn't going to stay there and waste his time with her when she was a bit on the teenage moody side. He simply did what he could do and told us that she really wasn't feeling it today. I admire his honesty and how he knows when working with someone can be a waste of everyone's time. He reviewed a couple of things but decided it would be better to come back when she was a bit more attentive. He wanted to give us the time for free but both my wife and I said if he is there and she isn't into it, he should charge us for his effort. I am still very optimistic but just realized that sometimes it takes two to work. Overall, her algebra grade is up and her attitude is up too, it just wasn't working today.
- Josh B. from Saint Paul, MN
My 13 year old son had fallen behind in Algebra and after only two tutoring sessions with Michael, he went from low grades on his tests to a straight A! Michael really knows how to encourage students and discover their learning gaps while providing positive constructive feedback to build knowledge and confidence. He also does a great job of sharing helpful hints for future success in Math. I highly recommend Michael as a tutor.
- Michele M. from Saint Paul, MN
Mike does a great job working with my son. He is so enthusiastic and makes math exciting. Mike is so accommodating with our crazy schedule. Great experience!
- Scarlett B. from Minneapolis, MN
Mike is very skilled at developing rapport with kids and promoting their interest in learning. This is the essential mark of a great educator.
- Daniel H. from Minneapolis, MN
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