# Michaels Math

## About

I reach my students right where they’re at and go from there. I incorporate engaging activities that enhance understanding and retention.

I love seeing understanding on my students faces when they ‘get it’. I love math!

I’m a retired middle school math teacher with a current license. I have my math endorsement to teach self contained math classes. I earned my Districts Hero Award in Teaching in 2012

I have taught at an Arts Acedemy, and taught students who are gifted, as well as sponsored National Elementary Honor Students. I was sponsor for our school districts Math Competition with grades 4 thro 8.

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## Frequently asked questions

### What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Meet and ask how my students feels about math, how strong do they feel about their content knowledge, and what they don’t like about math.

Get samples of work they have done, analyze it and ask my student to work thru these problems with me.

When I have an idea where they are I’ll pull out the standards and we’ll work from there.

### What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I’m a certified mathematics teacher with a mathematics endorsement. I have taught math to middle schoolers for 13 years.

I was on a committee writing district standardized math tests.

I chaired an on line school-wide math competition.

I sponsored our schools participation in district math competition for 3 years with grades 4 thru 8

I love teaching math.

### Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing system is a standard $40 per one hour session.

### How did you get started teaching?

I felt it was a calling, I was always helping my younger siblings. So I decided I’d like to learn how to teach professionally. I excelled in math so it was a natural major to earn.

### What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a variety of students with various skill levels. I always find out what level they are at and teach accordingly.

### Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was invited to a sports event by two of my tutoring kiddos. Their skill was amazing and I was introduced to their other teacher.

### What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone you like and think you’ll get along with. You’ve got to feel comfortable with them so you can work side by side.

### What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

In math, it’s all about where you were stuck. The problem must have been attempted first so you can determine what you don’t know. If you are at a loss where to start that’s what you should state.