Hi, my name is Philip; although, I usually am called by my Orthodox Name, which is Michael. I studied Mathematics at Georgia College and State University (now simply Georgia College) in Milledgeville, Georgia. I really enjoyed learning more about and going deeper into not only the subject of Mathematics, but how to apply math to various applications in real-life.
I am extremely passionate regarding my area of expertise. One of my strong suits is my passion, and love for the subject matter, and I embody that by thoroughly enjoying tutoring young people in this sometimes difficult subject. When I was getting my core classes taken care of at Middle Georgia College in my hometown of Cochran I tutored many students (both through the school and privately) in a wide area of levels of maths; ranging from basic Algebra to Calculus, and Linear Algebra. Many of the students liked my passion and zeal for helping them, and if at that time I did not know (or perhaps forgot) how to do a certain formula or solve a particular equation type, I would use my reference sources to find out the answer, and would not rest until the student and I were both satisfied with the result.
I believe that not only do I know the subject matter well, but really and truly possess a care and concern for the student understanding what is going on in each particular situation. I do not simply want them to learn by 'rote', but want them to understand what is going on, why, and how (if applicable and time permits) this particular equation or formula is used in 'real-life' applications. Simply 'plugging-in' to a formula and 'memorizing' the formula is not enough - the student eventually will forget this; whereas if they learn the why, and how; they (more than likely) will remember how to solve a particular equation in the future when it comes up.
Additionally, I will soon be substitute teaching - primarily to gain teaching experience. Eventually, the goal is for me to go back to school; obtain a Master's in Mathematics; and work towards teaching college. I look forward to the ability to help your students/children learn, attain your/their goals, and succeed!
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