I am a certified tutor for small children, teenagers and adults in a variety of subjects. I started tutoring while I was a student at the University of Michigan (Ann-Arbor). I tutor: all K-8 math, algebra I and II (Honors), geometry (Honors), trigonometry (Honors), pre-calculus, calculus (AP), chemistry (AP), physics, civics/social studies, and a variety of language arts. I emphasize vocabulary (if you can't talk about it, you can't do it!); problem solving techniques (orderly, step-wise ... [more]

Algebra 1

The basics of Pre-Algebra are reviewed and mastered. Algebra I subject matter include: a. One and two step equations b. Solving Inequalities c. Solving equations using Substitution and Elimination d. Solving Absolute Value problems e. Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials f. Graphing various types of equations g. Solving proportions and related problems h. Converting % to decimal to fraction and reverse i. Finding slopes and intercepts (a variety of ways) j. Understanding how to set-up and solve Word Problems (don't be afraid :)) YAY!! k. Much more

Algebra 2

Current Algebra I skill levels are assessed, and updated as needed. Lessons can be followed from student textbooks, from the tutor's existing material, and other sources. Subjects covered include: a. Forms of quadratic equations b. Graphing/Understanding polynomial graphs c. Polynomials (adding, multiplying, dividing, factoring, using the quadratic formula, finding coefficients and special coordinates, etc.) d. Imaginary numbers e. Roots f. The geometry of polynomials g. Matrices (terminology, adding, multiplying, solving, finding inverses, etc.) h. Relating Algebra II to other subjects (including physics, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, etc.) i. Much more Always anticipate having fun while learning! :)

Calculus

Join me for palpitating differentiating and illuminating integrating. We'll go beyond your limits. Let me show you how fun and easy and practical Calculus/AP Calculus can be (not to mention getting an A in it ... oops, I just mentioned it). We'll go for it, with: a. Domain and Range Determinations b. Determining Limits and Continuity c. Localized Linearization d. Differentiation (straight, by parts, chain rule, etc.) e. Integration (straight, by parts) f. Learn to appreciate mathematical curves g. Developing a Love for Applied Differential Calculus (Story Problems) 1. Motion (straight line, along curves, etc.) 2. Exponential growth 3. Exponential decay 4. Restricted growth 5. Area and 'Solutions' between curves 6. Velocity and Acceleration 7. Related Rates 8. More ... More ... More :)

Chemistry

The principles and concepts of chemistry covered include, but are not limited to: a. Students will find out what chemistry is all about. b. They will learn the basic/key definitions related to the study of chemistry. c. Students will be able to read and understand the chemical table of elements, and the information incorporated into it. d. Students will learn what nuclei, protons, neutrons, and electrons are, and what they do. e. The concepts of molecules, moles, and Avagadro's Number will be introduced, and students will learn how to solve problems related to these concepts. f. They will understand the similarities and differences between elements, mixtures, compounds, etc. g. Students will practice naming and writing equations for chemical compounds. h. Students will learn how chemical compounds are formed, and understand their electrical neutrality. i. Students will learn to balance chemical reactions equations. j. They will learn the differences between acids, bases, and salts; and how they are formed. k. Students will become adept at discussing and solving problems related to solubility, molarity, molality, and normality. l. Students will learn about electron orbitals and valences, and electronic and chemical molecular structures. m. Students will learn about anions and cations, and how to name them :) o. There is also much, much more fun to be had :)

Vocabulary

Students' vocabularies are increased, and their reading and writing abilities are improved, because of the following: a. There will be significant increases in the numbers of words that students understand definitions for. b. There will be greater selections of words to choose from, to convey meanings. c. Students' spelling will be improved. d. There will be significant improvements in students' understanding which are the appropriate words to use, and when and how to use them to convey the ideas/information that they want to communicate. e. Students abilities to compare and contrast meanings of words (and/or written passages) will be improved. f. Students will have better understanding of synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, etc. g. Students will develop a much greater appreciation, and more passion for excellence in reading and writing. h. There is much more, if you can stand it :)

Geometry

Relevant portions of Algebra I&II are mastered. The basics of Geometry are introduced, and its on from there! Subject matter covered include: a. Geometric Shapes and Names b. Finding Perimeters and Surface Areas of Geometric Shapes c. Finding Volumes of Geometric Shapes d. Major Theorems and Corrolaries of Geometry e. Using the major theorems and corrolaries to solve geometry problems f. Writing proofs incorporating theorems and corrolaries g. Using/Incorporating Algebra for solving geometry problems h. Much more ..... Don't worry, it's just geometry :)

Physics

Let me help you to get better acquainted with Physics and the 'Laws of the Universe'. You won't be able to resist the 'magnetism' that will draw you to Physics. The atmosphere will be 'electric'. The 'force' will overtake you. You will find that your appreciation of Physics will be 'accelerating' as the 'distance' between you and Physics decreases. Positive and negative 'charges' will attract. A warm 'current' will flow through you. You will be illuminated by the 'light' rays, and adore the 'images' reflected by 'mirrors', 'lenses', and 'prisms'. 'Resistance' is futile, but not irrelevant. You will be 'pullied' into this relationship, and alas love of Physics 'springs' eternal. Are you excited yet?

Prealgebra

General principles and rules of math are reviewed and mastered. Pre-Algebra concepts covered include: a. Fractions b. Percentages c. Decimals d. Converting fractions, percentages and decimals back and forth e. Proportions and Ratios f. Cross Multiplication g. One and two step equations and inequalities h. Graphing/Plotting and Reading Various Types of Graphs/Plots i. Powers and Roots j. Much more

Precalculus

Material covered can be based upon the students' courses syllabi, existing material that the tutor has, students'/parents' particular interest, or some combination of these. Subject matter include, but are not limited to: a. Review of Algebra II (as needed) b. Review of Geometry (as needed) c. Review of Trigonometry (as needed) d. Roots and Powers e. Financial Calculations f. Logorithms g. Growth/Decay Functions h. Imaginary Numbers i. Graphing and Reading Graphs j. Relating Pre-calc to Other Subjects (including: calculus, physics, chemistry, investing, and more) k. Much More ...... Always expect to have fun while learning! :) Are you ready?! Let's go!! :)

Reading

Training is available for successful use of many reading and comprehension aspects, including: reading for information, reading for understanding, reading for learning and comprehension, and more. I have helped students at every level improve their reading and writing. Reading is fun, and very important. These points are shared with students, examples are shared, and students are shown how to and encouraged to have fun while learning important reading techniques. Students improve in: a. Pronunciation, syllabication, and diction b. Vocabulary c. Identifying the main ideas, and critical points of passages d. How to identify inferences and conclusions e. How to identify cause and effect f. How to identify comparison and contrast statements g. Much more Study materials may be provided by students' courses syllabi/texts, the tutor's materials on hand, materials selected by the students/parents, and everyday reading materials from libraries, newspapers, magazines, etc.

Trigonometry

Algebra and Geometry skills are reviewed and mastered. Trigonometric concepts and functions are reviewed, including: a. The unit circle b. Basic trigonometric functions defined (sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, cosecant ...) c. Values of basic functions at key locations d. Graphing the functions, reading and understanding graphs of the functions e. Trigonometric identities and proofs f. Trigonometric functions as related to right triangles, and solving related problems g. Trigonometric functions related to physics, and other subjects h. Trigonometry and story problems (Yay :)) i. Much more

Writing

Tutoring is available for success in writing many types of literature, including: various types of essays, short answer questions responses, prompt responses, short stories, various types of reports, poetry, prose, brochures, and more. I have been recruited, and helped to write award winning proposals for businesses. I have written reports of all kinds. I have helped students at every level improve their writing. Writing is fun, and can be very profitable. These points are shared with students, examples are shared, and students are shown how to and encouraged to have fun while learning critical writing techniques. Students improve in: a. Spelling and Vocabulary b. Clearly identifying and staying focused on main ideas and critical points of passages c. Subject, verb and tense agreement d. Answering questions/Reporting information thoroughly and completely e. Stating and linking inferences and conclusions f. Stating and linking cause and effect g. Comparing and contrasting h. Identifying and incorporating critical elements of persuasion i. Much more Study materials may be provided by students' courses syllabi/texts, the tutor's materials on hand, materials selected by the students/parents, and everyday materials from libraries, newspapers, magazines, etc. Are you ready? :)

SAT Math

Students' skills in Basic Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry are updated as needed. Lessons can be followed from previous SAT tests and study guides, students' textbooks, and other sources. Subjects covered include: a. Students will master fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions. b. They will understand and be able to solve one-step and two-step algebra problems. c. Students will be able to use elimination and substitution methodologies to solve algebra problems. d. Students will be able to graph equations and inequalities, and pull important information off of graphs. e. Students will be able to graph, and locate key information on polynomial graphs. f. Students will be able to add, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials (including: using the quadratic formula) g. Students will master the basics of geometry, including: recognizing and knowing the special features of various shapes and angles, calculating perimeters and areas of various shapes, calculating volumes of various shapes, etc. h. The students may gorge themselves on anything else that they would like to know about algebra and geometry :)

GRE

GRE preparation may focus on particular areas that the students desire/prefer to focus on, or may take more general and broad scopes to include, but not be limited to: a. Students will learn to master math, including geometric and trigonometric concepts as appropriate. b. Students will learn basic sciences, including some geography, geology, earth sciences, basic biology, and basic chemistry and physics. c. Students' reading, vocabulary and writing skills will be improved. d. Their understanding of basic social studies and civics will be enhanced. e. Basic business and legal principles will be introduced. f. There is much more, if you want it :)

GED

GED subject matter covered include: a. English, Reading, and Vocabulary b. Writing c. Math d. Basic Science e. Basic Social Studies and Civics f. More, as needed

SAT Reading

Enos shares strategies for reading and comprehension of SAT passages, and answering the related test questions. Students improve their abilities to identify subjects of passages, topic sentences, and main points/purposes of passages. Students improve their abilities to use elimination and verification strategies to pinpoint correct answers to test questions! Students' vocabularies increase, and their pronunciation, syllabication, and diction improve. Students learn how to distinguish between inferences and conclusions, and between causes and effects. Students improve their abilities to identify and/or use comparison and contrast statements, similes and metaphors, personification, and more.

GMAT

Get academic and strategic mentoring from someone who has already excelled at completing the MCAT and the MBA requirements (3.95/4.00). Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative/Mathematical Solutions and Verbal Ability are among the academic and corporate/business world challenges where Enos has demonstrated high levels of success, and helped others to achieve high success. Enos currently tutors for GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, ACT, SAT, and several other admissions and qualifications tests.

ASVAB

ASVAB candidates are assisted in preparing for a variety of test subject matter, including: a. They increase their science skills (particularly chemistry and physics). b. They master rules, definitions and principles of math; and math problem solving techniques. c. Students master word usage, and understanding/interpreting paragraphs. d. And Much More! :)

ACT Reading

Enos has been retained to read and review proposals and contracts for acceptability. He has also been a leading member of policy review teams and procedure review teams. Reading and comprehension strategies are shared which will enable students to master ACT/SAT reading and comprehension test sections! Students' abilities to read for information, understanding, and comprehension, are improved. Students learn how to key in on correct answers to ACT/SAT reading and comprehension passages by using elimination, focusing on key words in the questions being asked, and more. Students' vocabularies and word usage are expanded. Their abilities to identify the main/key ideas, and critical points of passages are increased. Students' abilities to identify inferences and conclusions in passages are increased. Cause and effect relationships will become easy to identify. Students master the challenges of identifying comparison and contrast statements and passages. Resources include students' courses syllabi/texts, purchased materials, on-line resources, materials from libraries, and more.

ACT Math

Students' skills in Basic Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry are assessed, and updated as needed. Lessons can be followed from previous ACT tests and study books, students textbooks, the tutor's existing materials, and other sources. Subjects covered include: a. Students will demonstrate mastery of fractions, decimals, and percentages. b. Students will demonstrate complete understanding of ratios and proportions. c. They will understand and be able to solve one-step and two-step algebra equations and inequalities. d. Students will be able to solve algebra problems by using elimination and substitution methodologies. e. Students will be able to graph equations and inequalities, and read graphs to locate and identify key points/information. f. Students will recognize and be able to discuss and solve various forms of quadratic equations. g. Students will be able to graph, and locate key information on polynomial graphs. h. Students will be able to add, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials (including: using the quadratic formula, finding coefficients and special coordinates, etc.). i. Students will understand and be able to solve problems related to imaginary numbers and roots. j. Students will be able to solve basic problems related to/using matrices, including: understanding matrix terminology, adding and subtracting matrices, multiplying matrices, finding inverses of matrices, etc. k. Students will master the basics of geometry, including: recognizing and knowing the special features of various shapes and angles, calculating perimeters and areas of various shapes, calculating volumes of various shapes, etc. l. Students will master the basics of trigonometry, including: understanding the terminology, knowing the features of the unit circle and the basic trigonometric functions, being able to calculate trigonometric values, and using trigonometry to solve word problems/everyday problems. m. Do we have any aspiring CSI personnel out there :)

ACT Science

Let's get right to the point: I have met and mastered the ACT and the ACT Sciences. I have actually used various ACT Sciences in engineering, wastewater treatment, business (what? ... yes, business), etc. I have tutored students who have mastered the ACT Sciences. We have had fun, and enjoyed studying the ACT Sciences. Any questions? Meet me, and let's study ACT Sciences.

Elementary Math

I have math for snacks :) Elementary math subjects covered include: a. Adding/Subtraction b. Multiplication/Division c. Key properties,rules, and theorems of math (such as Distributive Property, Transitive Property, Identity Properties, etc.) d. Fractions! (Yummy :)): Adding, Multipying Dividing, etc. e. Percentages f. Decimals g. Conversions: fractions-to-percents-to-decimals backwards and forwards h. Metric System and Conversions (Metric to English and back) i. Graphing and Charts j. Basic Statistics k. Basic Geometric Principles l. Whatever else your student needs ...:)

Elementary Science

Elementary Science students will learn basic facts, principles, and rules of science; and strategies for studying and learning science. Science lessons may include, but not be limited to mastery of the concepts, definitions, and solving problems related to matter, types of matter and their features, features of Earth, names/classifications of features of Earth, types of rocks, basic classifications of animals, basic features of some animals, interesting facts about water and air, basics about the environment and special 'cycles', basics about planets and the solar system, and more.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored small children, teenagers and adults in a variety of subjects for over (30) years, starting while I was in college (University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor). Elementary students (k-6th) will learn foundational academic facts, principles, rules, and strategies for learning (and more) for any combination of math, science, social studies/geography, reading, and writing needed. Lessons may be taken from students' texts, library resources, the tutor's existing materials, on-line materials, or other resources. Lessons and training will include demonstrating their mastery of what they have learned. Parents and students will have the opportunities to focus on particular areas of need. Lessons may include, but not be limited to the following: a. Mathematics lessons may include mastery of the key math properties (such as the Transitive Property, Distributive Property, etc.), addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing), decimals, percentages, basic statistics, basics of graphing, basics of solving elementary story problems, and more. b. Science lessons may include mastery of the concepts, definitions, and solving problems related to matter, types of matter and their features, types of rocks, basic classifications of animals and plants, basic features of some animals and plants, interesting facts about water and air, basics about the environment and special 'cycles', basics about planets and the solar system, and more. c. Social studies and geography lessons may include mastery of concepts, definitions and answering questions related to the United States system of government and justice, reviewing and understanding the basics of the United States Constitution, basic rights and responsibilities of citizens, basic geographical facts about the United States and the world, the civics of k-6 students and avoiding/dealing with bullying, and more. d/e. Reading and writing lessons may include mastery of concepts, principles and performance standards outlined in the reading and writing subject descriptions/profiles of the tutor.

Study Skills

Enos has excelled in helping students, teachers, businesses, non-profits, and corporations to better organize (and improve study skills for students) for over twenty years. His Masters/MBA work included coursework, writing, case studies, and field work related to organizing and organizational development. He has written and shared key strategies on organization and study skills. He is currently updating previous works on the topics of organizing and study skills. Students will learn to master skills for organizing for academic success, reading for learning and comprehension, reading for information, memorization strategies, strategies for logical and stepwise problem solving, test preparation and test taking strategies, and more. a. Students will improve in understanding what teachers expect from students, and what students can reasonably expect from teachers. b. They will learn to understand the critical nature of subject vocabulary, and how to improve their own vocabulary. c. Students will learn how to identify the main ideas and critical points of passages, and how to give complete answers to short essay and open response questions d. Students will learn general organizational and time management skills. e. Students will learn to recognize patterns related to teachers' academics protocol and testing, and how to use these patterns strategically. f. Students will learn how to improve/establish their own study habits, protocols, patterns, locations, strategies, and focus. g. Much more Study materials may be provided by students' resources, the tutor's materials on hand, materials from libraries, online sources, etc.

Business

Enos completed an MBA, with near perfect grades. His MBA studies included work in finance, organizational development, operations, accounting, decision making, information technology, special case studies and reviews, and more. He has started/helped to start businesses and non-profits. He has consulted with for-profit and non-profit organizations on matters such as (but not limited to): a. Enos has advised organizations on improving Organizational Development (improved member productivity, safety, training, decision making, etc.). b. Enos has completed/directed computerized Budget Development for organizations (several 'from scratch'/first time budgets). c. He has computerized Accounting systems from scratch, using QuickBooks Pro. d. He has provided critical advice regarding organizational and personal finances. e. Enos has authored/co-authored several successful business proposals. f. Enos has presented seminars/training on a variety of business topics, including: Successful Decision Making, Organizational Discipline, Budgeting, Risk Management, etc. g. And More!! :)