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Michael P.

Cambridge, MA

$60/hr

Yes, Virginia, mathematics can be fun.

Background check passed as of 6/18/11

Yes, Virginia, mathematics can be fun.

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I love mathematics, and believe that with story, visual models, patience, and humor, I can help any struggling student. Most of my considerable experience is with elementary students, but I am certified to teach at the high school level. Mathematics is about patterns, and these patterns have a beautiful simplicity.

But math is not always taught that way. It can be taught as a bewildering procession of calculation rules and procedures, and that can turn students off pretty quickly if memorizing procedures is not a strength. My website shows some of the math models I have built.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
History:
American History, Religion
Music:
General Music
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Haverford College
Religion, History
Harvard Divinity school
Master's
UMASS/BOSTON
MEd

Education

Haverford College (Religion, History)

Harvard Divinity school (Master's)

UMASS/BOSTON (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.


About Michael

I love mathematics, and believe that with story, visual models, patience, and humor, I can help any struggling student. Most of my considerable experience is with elementary students, but I am certified to teach at the high school level. Mathematics is about patterns, and these patterns have a beautiful simplicity.

But math is not always taught that way. It can be taught as a bewildering procession of calculation rules and procedures, and that can turn students off pretty quickly if memorizing procedures is not a strength. My website shows some of the math models I have built.

Education

Haverford College
Religion, History
Harvard Divinity school
Master's
UMASS/BOSTON
MEd

Education

Haverford College (Religion, History)

Harvard Divinity school (Master's)

UMASS/BOSTON (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
History:
American History, Religion
Music:
General Music
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.


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