Michael Gold received his B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Philosophy (and the equivalent of a minor in Physics) from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Texas Teacher’s Credentials in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Houston. More recently, in 2019, he became a MovNat Certified Level 2 Fitness Instructor, after having completed the Level 1 Certification in 2018.
He has decades of experience helping people achieve their best in school, in their thinking, in their fitness and athletics, and at work. This success is the credential that matters most for a teacher, tutor, and trainer.
Some of his credentials (aka testimonials) are:
“The skills you taught me allow me to outperform even on tests that are initially of an unfamiliar subject matter just due to the logic and the testing rules you taught me years ago. Thank you!” —Jimi T
“You made me enjoy learning again.” —Jacob L
“I really did learn more than geometry and math taking classes with you. I learned to reason and use logic to start solving things in everyday life. It’s pretty useful at work when I use reasoning to find root causes, and to find and fix problems. You teach people how to THINK!” —Dylan T
“I believe the skills you teach and emphasize have a tremendous impact on our kiddos critical thinking as well. You are greatly appreciated by our family!” —Michelle F
“Exercising in the woods with Michael has benefited me more than any other type of workout that I have done with any trainer. He is more than just your typical trainer as he covers your overall well-being. I am a freshman on the LSU football team and can attest that Michael is an excellent strength coach.” —Carlton S
“Coming from a background of physical contact sports such as hockey and football, I wanted to get myself back into form, without a florescent lighting tan, without aggravating previous injuries from the glory days. Michael was with me every step of the way, building routines for with me and for me, helping me to build my body correctly and avoid injuries. This a custom tailored experience, and I recommend Michael’s expertise and logical approach. Be prepared to learn with Michael, he’s a great teacher and an invaluable resource of knowledge. Be prepared to bring your mind, body, diet, and thinking to new levels. I recommend the Gold Academy experience for all those looking to build the best self version they achieve.” -—Matt H
Michael’s study of science, history, natural history, biology, fitness, health, and philosophy enable him to make his work with people more dynamic, effective, and interesting. After all, all areas of knowledge are interrelated, and we live in one unified world. It’s just how things are — and thought should follow suit.
He brings into play real-world applications from such diverse areas as chemistry, nutrition, physics, finance, economics, grammar, literature, and logic. He shows the life inherent in academic subjects by discussing the historical and scientific context of concepts and methods and by teaching how they are used in the real world and in life.
He strives to teach students cardinal aspects of reasoning: hierarchy, context, integration, and objectivity.
Personal interests and hobbies include cats, dogs, horses and horseback riding, art, health and fitness, eating, cooking, nutrition, natural history, biology, philosophy, and the histories of math, philosophy, and science.
Michael discusses more of his background, expertise, and accomplishments in this podcast: