Michael hails from Milan, Illinois. He moved to California when he was ten years old, and has embraced life by the Bay. He holds an MS in Pure Mathematics from CSU East Bay, and a BS in Math Teaching.

He teaches with passionate enthusiasm that's motivating and contagious. When Mike’s not teaching math at SIL, he's working with gifted children on the weekends. To support his teaching, he regularly attends professional workshops on applied behavioral analysis.