Mike Krupa Tutoring

Mike Krupa Tutoring

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With Math and Language Skills, Many Students "Get Lost."

I pinpoint weak skills and problem areas, and go over the prior skills necessary to attack the given exercises. This sometimes requires a few extra sessions than expected, but the results are worth it! Soon, my students grin at their new found skills and abilities, feeling proud and empowered!

I majored in Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics (changing my majors more than once, I love all of these subjects, and more!)

I've tutored since the 1980s, from Jr. High / Middle School to College Level.

Count how many times in reviews about me that Students and Parents use the word:


Thanks for considering me for your tutoring needs!


I Live to Serve, and I Serve to Live!

I love to see my students have those "A-Ha!" Moments...

I'm remembering in particular, one student;

she started with somewhat low self-esteem regarding her abilities, and thought she would need four sessions a week. I let her know that perhaps at first we might need an extra session or two, but most likely as she got her footing, once or at most twice a week would be enough.

She was doubtful, but off we went! She improved rapidly...

(You _all_ can improve rapidly! You are So Smart! Yes, I'm talking to YOU!)

By the end of the first semester, studying for her final, there was one problem she was confused about. I looked at her, smiled, asked her a simpler question or two. She answered them. Then I asked her to read the question again.

She did, and said: "So, you do it like this?"

"Yes," I replied.

"So... That's it?!? That's EASY!" She exclaimed.


THOSE are the moments that I enjoy most about what I do.


Hired 71 times
8 years in business
Serves Highland Park , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Grade level

Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner

Type of math

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics

Photos and videos

  • Two Orthogonal Curves to a Single Function at a Point.

  • Reviews

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    jennifer H.

    Mike tutored my 17 year old son in physics for a self-paced HS summer school course with a time crunch. Mike is an amazing tutor with a great sense of humor! He assisted my son with getting back on track, understanding the material, and completing the course on time with a high B! Highly recommend Mike and look forward to working with him again.
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    July 31, 2023

    anamika S.

    Mike was extremely helpful and went the extra mile by spending time outside of the session to come up with material to help our son in Geometry. He made sure our son was fully prepared and understood everything before his test, by taking apart the lessons and teaching them very in-depth and thoroughly. We highly recommend Mike!
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    July 18, 2023

    Pin C.

    Mike is a great tutor! My son really enjoyed working with him and says he has good pacing. He caters well to the individual student, and has been extremely helpful in scheduling sessions. Overall, he is a very nice person and easy to work with. I am so glad we found Mike!
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    May 21, 2023

    Helen F.

    He is reliable friendly and above all very helpful. He is extremely bright and knowledgeable. We are very glad we found him!
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    November 20, 2022
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    Jacqui C.

    Mike was incredibly easy to talk to and coordinate with. He worked really well with my teenage son, who was begrudgingly studying French 2. We’re looking forward to continuing tutoring with Mike this year for Geometry and Physics.
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    August 04, 2022

    Aashish T.

    Mike is an excellent teacher. My son needed help with Math and AP Physics and Mike really helped a lot in getting the concepts clarified. We loved how Mike would send over digital captures of all the concepts covered and problems solved during tutoring sessions - those were most helpful. Knowing the subject and teaching the subject are vastly different skills and Mike excels at both! Mike was also accommodating of schedule changes due to other activities and my son couldnt have asked for anyone better!
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    August 04, 2022

    Frequently asked questions

    I often have a Free "Meet and Greet" Session, to evaluate my Potential New Student, See what they already know, and see if we "Click!"

    Apart from Tutoring Mathematics, Science and Languages, I currently am a Computer Consultant / Network Administrator / IT Guru / Computer Guy.

    At Cal State my Major was Mathematics, but My Studies  over the years have covered Higher Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics and Foreign Languages (I speak French, Spanish and Portuguese as well as my Native English.)

    Sessions tend to be about an hour long.

    I give a discount for the first session.

    I can give a free one question and answer session to let us see if we're a good match, usually five or ten minutes.

    If you turn out to be a "regular" student, for instance three to five times a week, I can give a bit of a discount.

    I take cash when in person, or accept Venmo or Zelle.  (I can accept PayPal, but I have to add a slight surcharge, as PayPal charges exorbitant transaction fees.)

    I've loved teaching ever since I was a Student in High School.  I'm a Life Long Learner and I Love to Share all the things I know.  Every Day is Another Opportunity to Learn and Pass On Knowledge!

    Everything from Extremely Gifted on the "High End," to Challenged Students (Autistic or Developmentally Disabled.)

    I'm fond of them all, truly:  Particularly those whose abilities don't start out as top notch;  I learn so much from them!  I learn how to be a better instructor from them, realizing the steps I may have skipped in my explanations.  I am a MUCH Better Tutor because of my Developmentally Delayed Students!

    For the last three Summer Sessions, I've had a Student Studying Calculus.  Calculus is EXTREMELY Demanding, even under regular circumstances.  But during a Summer Session, I let Students Know:  Get Ready to Eat, Breath, Sleep and Dream Calculus in between actual Classes and Homework!  This is Your ENTIRE LIFE for the next Six to Eight Weeks!  This is Boot Camp!

    My last Summer Calculus Student was Brian.  We had a great time, though obviously we both worked hard.  I love to relate the actual course material to my students' other interests.  We did a lot of that towards the end of the course.  It was absolutely amazing how well he could approach these advanced integrals after just Six Weeks!

    Although there are many good (and often free) resources available, having an experienced tutor can be indispensable.  You may have access to a fellow student or a student-tutor:  These people often understand the material well, but do not have experience _teaching_.

    I have seen the obstacles and pit-falls over the years.  When I recognize a misunderstanding, I will stop, go off to the side, and create a mini-exercise or three to clear up any confusion.  When we go back to the problem, you will be surprised how much more clear it will be!

    It is helpful if you have material from your classroom.  In particular, any exercises that have been confusing, difficult or highly challenging.  Often only one or two such exercises are necessary to home in on where your difficulties lie, and perhaps go back to some more fundamental concepts before tackling the original exercises.

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