|Member Since:||April, 2011|
|Preferred Subjects:||Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, ACT Prep, GED, Math Basics for Adults returning to college|
|Education:||Graduated high school from the Mississippi School for Math and Science (MSMS) in Columbus, MS May 2002.|
Received the Presidential Scholarship to attend the Univ. of Southern Mississippi and graduated with honors Dec 2006 Magna cum Laude with a 3.55 GPA.
Received a teaching certificate through William Carey University in 2009. I am certified to teach 4th-8th grades.
|Experience:||ALGEBRA IS MY BEST AND FAVORITE SUBJECT TO TEACH!! I've had paid experience tutoring algebra since middle school when I first learned it.|
I moved to Raleigh from Mississippi Aug 2011. I was tutoring the Univ. of Southern Miss. football players in college-level math (MAT 99, MAT 100, and MAT 101) before I moved.
Since being in Raleigh I tutor as a 5th grade in-class tutor at Wilburn Year-Round Elementary in Wake County. I have had 2 to 3 regular private students after school in pre-algebra and algebra, as well as many short term students in everything from ACT Prep to College Algebra at Wake Tech.
I have my own private tutoring business. To read more about me on my website visit: www.best-tutors.com or go to www.facebook.com/tutor4me to read feedback from former students. I have extensive experience tutoring algebra and ACT prep with children and adults. I have done some tutoring outside of those areas, including grammar and geometry, and I am always willing to branch out whenever possible.
I have found a niche helping adults return to school by re-teaching the basics taught in pre-cirriculum math courses at community colleges. I meet my students wherever they are skill-wise and use basic explantations to help the "language of math" make more sense.
I have taught 6th grade science, 7th grade math, and 8th grade pre-algebra in a public school. I prefer small group or one-on-one tutoring rather than standard classrooms, but I really enjoy teaching.
I have taken the ACT about a dozen times since the 7th grade. My scores have ranged from 18 - 31 out of a possible 36. I have many strageties and tips for improving your score. I have worked with teenagers in high school and adults trying to improve their scores to be accepted into nursing school.
The past two summers (2011 and 2012) I have been a math teacher for the Dr. Frances A Karnes Gifted Studies Program for Academically Talented Youth on the campus of the Univ. of Southern Mississippi. It is a three-week program that allows gifted students to earn high school credit for math courses that they learn via self-study. I participated in this program when I was a child and received credit in geometry. I have also been a dorm counselor for the program when I was in college. It was an awesome experience to become a math teacher. I still vividly remember my math teacher when I was a student. I hope I had that kind of impact on my students this year. I have been asked to return next summer.
Tutoring math is the only thing I can imagine myself doing for free. Frequently time runs over during my private tutoring sessions, because I'm having so much fun that I don't realize what time it is. My greatest desire is to help students who sincerely want to learn.
|Hobbies:||My biggest hobby is reading. I love to learn new things. I also enjoy art, mostly painting and photography, and yoga.|
When I first began searching for an ACT prep tutor for our daughter, I chose Michelle for her background in mathmatics. I was so pleased that she was very friendly and accommodating to our busy schedule. She has a very pleasant teaching style, and our daughter felt she was extremely helpful in preparing her for the exam. I would highly recommend Michelle for any of your tutoring needs-especially for math!