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I graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles in December 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a minor in mathematics. I have more than six years of tutoring experience. I worked as a math tutor for a year between high school and college and continued to tutor math and physics throughout my undergraduate career. I continued to work full time as a private tutor after graduating from UCLA before joining the graduate Physics program at University of California, Santa Barbara in Fall 2014. I specialize in tutoring high school and college mathematics, such as geometry, algebra, precalculus, single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, as well as AP physics and undergraduate level physics courses.

Teaching math and physics is exciting for me because I am passionate about these subjects and enjoy sharing that passion with my students. I find that many students shy away from the core concepts in math and physics, preferring instead to learn only the specific problems they are assigned. This can result in the student becoming confused when confronted with a new problem. For this reason I first strive to ensure that the student grasps the basic concepts, and I then illustrate the concepts with a variety of examples. Learning in this way leads to a more thorough understanding and gives the student a method for way of thinking through problems that he or she can replicate on exams.

Michael is a phenomenal tutor! Michael goes above and beyond helping me understand statistical analysis and how to make it applicable. Michael is always prepared for every session and even reads the chapters for our lesson plan in advance.

Michael is fantastic with my son who does not like math and struggles with it. He is slowly getting the concepts while Michael is helping him along. Thank you!

Michael worked with our daughter on Calculus as she prepared for both her classes and the AP test. She reported to us that he was easy to understand, and he was good at explaining not only how to do a problem, but why the problem needed to be done in the way it was done. The AP test scores haven't come back yet, but I feel certain that Michael's steady and patient style was very helpful to our daughter. I also appreciated the summaries that Michael provided to us after each lesson. I would definitely recommend him.

My son can be difficult, but by the second session, Michael was talking easily with my son and keeping him on task. Thanks for your patience, Michael!

Math:

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
English:

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:

ACT Science, Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
Business:

GRE
Homeschool:

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:

Statistics
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Differential equations is an integral part of physics, and is thus a topic I deal with on a daily basis in my own research into physics. I took both the basic lower division differential equations class at UCLA and upper division classes in ordinary and partial differential equations. I have tutored many students in differential equations, on topics ranging from solving basic homogenous ODEs to solving more complex PDEs with non-homogenous boundary conditions.

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Michael is a phenomenal tutor! Michael goes above and beyond helping me understand statistical analysis and how to make it applicable. Michael is always prepared for every session and even reads the chapters for our lesson plan in advance.
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Michael will travel within 15 miles of Goleta, CA 93117.

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