I am Mike! I have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the State of Belarus and Master's in Math Education from UofM, Minnesota. When I immigrated to USA as a refugee more than 20 years ago, I have not decided what I will do for living here. I went to a local college to improve my English . At the same time, I decided to refresh my memory in mathematics, because it always was my favorite subject. Second time, after 25 years, I took a course of Calculus. My professor noticed...
I am Mike! I have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the State of Belarus and Master's in Math Education from UofM, Minnesota. When I immigrated to USA as a refugee more than 20 years ago, I have not decided what I will do for living here. I went to a local college to improve my English . At the same time, I decided to refresh my memory in mathematics, because it always was my favorite subject. Second time, after 25 years, I took a course of Calculus. My professor noticed my love to math and my skills and offered me to tutor Calculus in a Learning Center at campus. I succeeded in this job. My students liked the way I tutored them. I was very patient and explained each concept in a very detailed clear way. I was recognized with numerous certificates from the college. This success in tutoring math defined my future path in life. I decided to become a math teacher.
When I got my teaching license, I worked in middle and high schools in Twin Cities for 16 years. I taught Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Geometry. During my extensive teaching /tutoring experience , I taught and tutored students of different ages and grades in regular size classes, in small groups , or in one-on-one sessions. I have had the opportunity to teach students who functioned below-, on-, and above grade level. In teaching/tutoring math, I like to explain every math concept in a meaningful way. I focus on understanding, not memorizing new ideas and concepts. I got numerous awards and certificates for my outstanding job as a teacher and as a tutor from administration. They recognized my patience and clear logical path in explaining math concepts.
I believe that education is the key to success for all students. As a tutor, I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them. I love working with children and will continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives.