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"I have recently finished tutoring middle school students in pre-algebra, algebra, and introductory probability for more than 100 student-hours. These sessions were done in a group setting, but allowed one-on-one tutoring. The positive feedback I received from their teachers was phenomenal.

Before retiring, I spent my last 15 years at General Motors providing daily guidance to young engineers more...

"I have recently finished tutoring middle school students in pre-algebra, algebra, and introductory probability for more than 100 student-hours. These sessions were done in a group setting, but allowed one-on-one tutoring. The positive feedback I received from their teachers was phenomenal.

Before retiring, I spent my last 15 years at General Motors providing daily guidance to young engineers (typically less than 5 years out of college), on the proper use of physics in developing solutions to quality and customer satisfaction issues. Earlier in my career, I was given a Career Aptitude Test with the results indicating teaching was my highest potential. This seemed right to me as I had always felt best when I was helping others understand how to solve problems using the skills they learned in college.

While a sophomore in college, I was given the opportunity to tutor candidates in the Buick Skilled Trades Apprenticeship program. This activity was providing math tutoring to high school students without college preparatory courses, but needed higher level math skills for this career path. Of those students, 95% went on to enter the program and successfully complete the training.

I graduated from high school in the top 90th percentile, while taking AP (advance preparatory) courses in Math and Science. I achieved an ACT score of 32, taking the test only once. While in high school I started and presided over the Chess Club and Chemistry Club. Kettering University gave me credit for both Calculus I and II from my high school studies. I graduated from Kettering University with a 3.95 out of 4.0 GPA and MSMM and BME degrees.

My tutoring approach has a heavy emphasis on applying math techniques to real world problems. I believe this helps the student better relate to the math concepts being taught. I provide multiple practice problems which helps to ingrain the techniques being taught. Where a student is struggling, I ask them to explain how they were taught in class which helps me identify areas needing" less...

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fee: $60 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 10 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Steve B. is a certified tutor

General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), Mechanical Engineering

General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), Masters

Commerce Township, MI 48382

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Geometry - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Trigonometry - SAT Math - PSAT - ACT Math - Elementary Math