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I provide top-quality in-home tutoring in the La Canada, Glendale, Pasadena, Silverlake, La Crescenta vicinity.
I love tutoring, and focus on improving understanding and ability. It is usually necessary to recover some basics to do truly well in advanced subjects, and I am extremely good at spotting the problem areas and handling them.
My rapport with students is excellent, and because of this, they enjoy their tutoring and do better in their academic subjects because of it. We are able to cover a lot more ground in less time than other approaches because of the fact that the student is willing and interested in learning.
Please take a moment to read some of the testimonials at the bottom, which speak for themselves.
My sixteen-year-old son has been working with Mike over the course of two school years. Without a doubt, Mike has been the most patient, inspiring and effective tutor my son has worked with. He’s proficient in a number of high school subjects, including math, science, social sciences, English and Spanish, which has been very helpful in maintaining consistency. I’ve also appreciated Mike’s flexibility. He’s never once bristled when we need to change or cancel a session. He truly loves what he does and always has a positive outlook, never losing patience or getting frustrated. Most important, Mike is a caring person and someone my son looks up to. I highly recommend Mike Chiara.
La Canada, CA
I highly recommend the tutorial services of Mike Chiara.
When our daughter was in the second semester of Algebra 2/Trigonometry at La Canada High School last year, her grade began to slip. We tried to handle the problem ourselves – having her attend campus tutorials and seek additional input from her teacher. But her grade continued to fall. Soon it went from a C to a low D. We hired Mike as a tutor to help our daughter, and it turned out to be a very smart move. He worked with Angela patiently and diligently, and she was able to rescue her grade and pass the class with a solid C, which was exactly what we had sought.
Mike has superb communication skills. From the start, he articulated with us and our daughter about where she stood during her math studies. He also was able to explain complicated material to Angela in a way that she could understand, retain and apply to her class assignments and tests. He routinely gave her assignments and exercises geared to address her particular needs. He treated her respectfully and encouragingly and even brought bits of humor into his tutorials.
He also was very flexible about scheduling, which was invaluable because our daughter, who participated in athletics and art, had a very busy schedule. And we always trusted him in our home.
For these reasons, Mike has my highest recommendation as a tutor. I’d be happy to answer any queries or concerns if you have any.
La Canada, CA
I'm writing this letter of reference for Mike Chiara, who has tutored my daughter in Algebra and Pre-Calculus during the last year.
During this period Mike came into our home and guided my daughter through some of the more difficult aspects of both math courses. My daughter was having trouble keeping up in class, so we brought in Mike to tutor, generally once a week. In terms of logistics, he was always punctual and well prepared. In terms of teaching skills I must say that Mike is an excellent mathematics tutor. I occasionally sat in on portions of their sessions, and having taken engineering and math courses myself in college. I could see that both Mike's knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge were superb. He is articulate, friendly, and easy to work with. He uses excellent examples and would always find the best way to answer my daughter's questions. I offer these observations both from what I witnessed and from what my daughter told me about her time being tutored.
Mike's tutoring also provided the unexpected benefit of curriculum guidance. Having tutored for quite some time and become very familiar with our school district, he is well versed in the requirements, curriculum and school policies of the math classes, and other classes as well. His knowledge of how best to navigate the course work, including teachers, tests and even SAT and ACT tests, was evident in the short time we spent together.
In closing I must highly recommend Mike to any future customer or employer. I am sure he would be a valuable asset to any organization.
La Canada, CA
Very good tutor, doesn't need to prepare always ready on the spot. Helped my daughter raise her grade from a C- to a B within 2 weeks. I have already recommended him to people and continue to recommend him.
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