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Nick K.

Experienced Univ. of Michigan Engineer for Math and Science Tutoring

Grosse Pointe, MI (48236)

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I am an engineer with a strong background in math and significant tutoring experience.

I graduated from the University of Michigan, earning a BSE in Nuclear Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. While at Michigan, I worked in the Department of Mathematics tutoring undergraduate math courses (precalculus, calculus, differential equations). I then went on to work at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory as an engineer where I practiced what I learned in math, science, and engineering daily. I also volunteered through the laboratory’s community outreach program at the local high school tutoring all levels of math (prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, precalculus).

Through my college coursework and my work as an engineer, I have gained further competency in algebra, precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and physics. My engineering work experience gives me the unique ability to share real world examples of applied math and physics with students!

My tutoring philosophy is focused on strengthening comprehension and application of fundamental concepts and problem solving approaches. While math problems can seem complicated, they all follow basic rules and patterns. By building and practicing foundational principles and rules, my students can break down complicated problems into smaller, simpler steps. I assess where my student’s difficulties are coming from, give focused instruction on the concept, and give additional problem sets in the area to reinforce good habits.

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Nick’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Government & Politics

Algebra 1

I majored in Engineering and minored in Math in college, and this required a strong foundation in Algebra. These concepts were applied in all my Math and Engineering coursework. I tutored these concepts while working in the UM Mathematics Department and as a volunteer high school tutor during engineering position.

Algebra 2

My education has given me mastery of Algebra. I majored in engineering and I minored in math which required a thorough understanding of advanced Algebra concepts. My tutoring of high school students (through employer community volunteering) has given me direct experience helping students with Algebra 2 subject matter.


I minored in Mathematics in college, and this required taking differential, integral, and multi-variable calculus and courses that built on that knowledge. While earning my Engineering degree, I worked for the UM Mathematics Department as a tutor for undergraduate courses. After graduating, I worked as an engineer where I applied this subject nearly everyday for 3 years.

Career Development

At my current consulting position, I have both formal and informal mentoring roles with new employees. I frequently counsel them on actions to take for increased responsibility and promotions as well as strategies to overcome career hurdles. I counsel employees on how to highlight their accomplishments in their performance reviews and resumes. Also, I am involved in my firm's recruiting, candidate interviews, and hiring decisions which require assessing the candidates interview performance, resume, and skills with the firm's needs. I was involved in candidate assessments at my previous employer too.

Differential Equations

I minored in mathematics in college, and this required taking a sequence in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. These topics were used extensively in my engineering courses. I also used this practically during my work as an engineer.

Linear Algebra

I minored in mathematics in college, and this required taking a sequence in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. Linear algebra was the foundation for the differential equation courses and the topic was used extensively in my engineering courses. I applied concepts in linear algebra during my previous engineering work and currently in consulting building market and financial models.


My education and engineering job required mastery of Pre-Calculus concepts. I applied Pre-Calculus topics (functions, vectors, exponential, logarithms, etc.) throughout subsequent Calculus and other math courses while earning my Math minor and in my Engineering coursework. I have continued to apply my knowledge in these topics directly in my engineering and consulting work. I have tutoring experience at both the high school (through community volunteering) and undergraduate levels (through employment in the UM Mathematics Department) in Pre-Calculus courses.

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University of Michigan (Nuclear Engineering)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $47.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Nick will travel within 15 miles of Grosse Pointe, MI 48236.

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