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Michael K.

Plainfield, IL

$35/hr

Math Major Michael works as Engineer and tutors in Math

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Math Major Michael works as Engineer and tutors in Math

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I graduated from Missouri University of Science & Technology in December 2005 with a degree in mathematics. I have taken the following classes; Calculus I, II, & III, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Physics I & II, Advanced Linear Algebra I & II

I work for a large engineering firm in the area, but tutor in math (pre-Algebra up thru Calculus, Diff. EQ, linear Algebra, etc.), physics, logic classes and give excel lessons on the side. For excel, I can help with simple formatting and formulas to complex formulas and simple macros. I currently use MS Excel 2010 on a daily basis, but can teach MS Excel 97, 2010, & 2013.

I will work with you to set goals for your learning and create a plan for you to achieve those goals.

Testimonials

"Excellent Math and Science Tutor! "

- Debra, Newark, IL on 9/25/14

"Extremely easy to work with."

- Derrick, Naperville, IL on 7/10/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
Geography
Music:
Trombone
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Discrete Math

I completed the class discrete mathematics for computer science while in college. The topics covered were logic, proofs, mathematical induction, sets, relations, graph theory etc. I apply this knowledge almost daily when I program in excel. Whenever you make a decision based based on two things happening you apply "and" logic. This is discrete math. Also learning to do proofs is another important lesson for example you see a potential relationship between two things and through induction you prove this is true in all cases instead of just being a coincidental relationship. I like to apply discrete math to real life situations to make it more meaningful and easier to understand.

Linear Algebra

For my mathematics degree in college one of my concentrated areas of study was linear algebra. The first class covered systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, dot products, linear transformations, determinants and eigenvalues. During linear algebra 2 I studied Jordan normal forms, linear functionals, orthogonal and unitary transformations. In addition I took a graduate level vector and tensor analysis class which was mostly covering vectors. We applied vector differential and integral calculus and applied the Stokes and Gauss theorems. Linear algebra is an extension of solving sets of equations. I strive to teach my students the basic theory behind the math so the solutions make sense rather than just trying to memorize all the steps to get an answer.

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There are keywords that can be replaced by mathematical expressions without exception. Let me rewrite the phrase. "the distance to Georgia (Dg) is (=) 1/2 of (*) the distance to Tennessee (Dt)." I am using the variable Dg to be the distance to Georgia and Dt to be the distance to Tennessee...

Start by getting 2 on the other side.  y'''(t) = 2,  take the integral of both sides and you get, y''(t) = 2t + a. "a" is just a constant. Do the next integral, y'(t) = t^2 + a*t + b. Take the final integral y(t) = 1/3*t^3 + a/2*t^2 + b*t +...

The trick is to not get caught up in the expression x-1 view it as a number. If the equation said f(3), then wherever you see the x you replace it with the number 3. So f(3) = (3)^2 -5. Now replace the 3 with x-1.   Let me know if this helps.

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Applied Mathematics

Education

Missouri University of Science & Technology (Applied Mathematics)

Excellent Math and Science Tutor! — Michael is very knowledgeable in math and science. He is a very skilled tutor and is able to motivate students that find those classes challenging. I would recommend him for students challenged by math and science at any grade level, from elementary school through college. He is truly a Subject Matter Expert. ...

— Debra, Newark, IL on 9/25/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

I will charge an hour tutoring session for a cancelled appointment.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 22 miles of Plainfield, IL 60586.


About Michael

I graduated from Missouri University of Science & Technology in December 2005 with a degree in mathematics. I have taken the following classes; Calculus I, II, & III, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Physics I & II, Advanced Linear Algebra I & II

I work for a large engineering firm in the area, but tutor in math (pre-Algebra up thru Calculus, Diff. EQ, linear Algebra, etc.), physics, logic classes and give excel lessons on the side. For excel, I can help with simple formatting and formulas to complex formulas and simple macros. I currently use MS Excel 2010 on a daily basis, but can teach MS Excel 97, 2010, & 2013.

I will work with you to set goals for your learning and create a plan for you to achieve those goals.


Testimonials

"Excellent Math and Science Tutor! "

- Debra, Newark, IL on 9/25/14

"Extremely easy to work with."

- Derrick, Naperville, IL on 7/10/13
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Education

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Applied Mathematics

Education

Missouri University of Science & Technology (Applied Mathematics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

I will charge an hour tutoring session for a cancelled appointment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 22 miles of Plainfield, IL 60586

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
Geography
Music:
Trombone
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Michael’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Michael. View all of Michael’s resources

There are keywords that can be replaced by mathematical expressions without exception. Let me rewrite the phrase. "the distance to Georgia (Dg) is (=) 1/2 of (*) the distance to Tennessee (Dt)." I am using the variable Dg to be the distance to Georgia and Dt to be the distance to Tennessee...

Start by getting 2 on the other side.  y'''(t) = 2,  take the integral of both sides and you get, y''(t) = 2t + a. "a" is just a constant. Do the next integral, y'(t) = t^2 + a*t + b. Take the final integral y(t) = 1/3*t^3 + a/2*t^2 + b*t +...

The trick is to not get caught up in the expression x-1 view it as a number. If the equation said f(3), then wherever you see the x you replace it with the number 3. So f(3) = (3)^2 -5. Now replace the 3 with x-1.   Let me know if this helps.


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