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Michael J.

Portland, OR

$40/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Math, Engineering, and Science Tutor

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Background check passed as of 10/11/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
93 Ratings
 
 
6hrs Response Time
Positive Results and Professional Attitude
— Cathy, Gresham, OR on 6/11/13

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Oregon Institute of Technology
B.S.EET

Education

Oregon Institute of Technology (B.S.EET)

About Michael

Hello, thank you for viewing my profile.

I have over five years of experience tutoring students of various ages and backgrounds; including middle, high school, college, and returning adult students. I have worked for tutoring agencies, colleges, and privately. I am comfortable tutoring students one on one, or in groups.

I focus on subjects related to Math, Engineering, and Science. The subjects I tutor are SAT Math, ACT Math, GRE Math, Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, and Physics. I also tutor college level electrical engineering course material; this includes: DSP, Digital Systems, DC and AC Circuits, LaPlace & Fourier Transforms, and Electronics. I am also very adept at helping students with their MATLAB, C, and Computer Programming questions.

Please see my bio and testimonials below. Thank you!

I have been a resident of Portland for over nine years. I worked for two years tutoring students for SAT, and ACT preparation at the Institute of College Information; a company formerly located on the Marylhurst University campus outside of Lake Oswego, OR. I also privately tutored students in Math during that time.

I possess Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biological Science, and Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude). During college, I tutored undergraduate students; as an employee of the college, privately in groups of one or more, and informally (because if you can't teach it ... you don't know it!).

I have worked as an engineer and technician for most of my life. I have been employed in the biomedical, audio engineering, and electronics industries. I volunteer at Free Geek, and Bikes for Humanity; two great organizations in Portland, OR that empower people, and help the planet.My hobbies are sound recording and mixing, competitive cycling, and nordic skate skiing.

Former Adult Student Leslie A. Writes:
"To Whom It May Concern, Michael J. has been an exemplary tutor to many students, myself included. His patience and knowledge of many subjects allows him to build confidence and knowledge in his students. With his assistance I have been able complete many courses, including Electronic, Circuits I, II and III. I have suggested him to several different students for those who are struggling, each of whom have done very well within their classes. It is my hope that he will continue to use his gifts to tutor others. Respectfully, Leslie A."
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile.

I have over five years of experience tutoring students of various ages and backgrounds; including middle, high school, college, and returning adult students. I have worked for tutoring agencies, colleges, and privately. I am comfortable tutoring students one on one, or in groups.

I…
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97206
Background Check: Passed

"Positive Results and Professional Attitude "

- Cathy, Gresham, OR on 6/11/13

"Great tutor"

- Madalina, Cupertino, CA on 10/12/14

"Well versed and very accommodating"

- Cherrie, West Linn, OR on 9/3/14

"Good calculus tutor."

- Martha, Portland, OR on 1/29/14

"Great Tutor"

- Treicia, Portland, OR on 1/1/14

"Wonderful tutor, highly recommended"

- Nan, Lake Oswego, OR on 5/23/13

"He really knows how to explain Physics"

- Jodi, Portland, OR on 4/5/13

"Great tutor"

- Rebeka, Portland, OR on 2/6/13

"Great Tutor."

- Mamie, Portland, OR on 1/17/13

"Great tutor!"

- Benita, Portland, OR on 12/12/12

"Excellent tutor"

- Christine, Happy Valley, OR on 10/12/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Electrical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer

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ACT Math

I have two years of professional experience helping high school students prepare for the subjects encountered during the ACT Math Test.

Students will gain the skills to become proficient in the six main areas of mathematics encountered in the ACT Math Test: Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry.


Algebra 1

I have over four years of experience tutoring students in this subject. The student ages have ranged from 10-50. I am confident that I can help you understand the concepts, and gain the methods and skills required to do well in this subject.

Algebra 2

I have over four years of experience tutoring students in this subject. The student ages have ranged from 10-50. I am confident that I can help you become proficient in the main areas of this subject.

Topics include: solving equations, equation inequalities, systems of equations, algebraic manipulation of formulas, powers and roots, quadratic equations, exponents and logarithms.

Electrical Engineering

I possess a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering(t) from Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT); graduating Cum Laude, with a GPA of 3.72.

I was employed by OIT as a paid tutor, and teacher's assistant during my four years there. I also tutored students privately, per their request. I have extensively tutored these EE courses:

DC Circuits, AC circuits, LaPlace Transforms, Electronics I, Electronics II, Analog Circuit Design, Fourier Transforms, Electrical Power (teacher's assistant), Digital Signal Processing, Digital Systems I&II, and Communication Systems.

In addition, I am proficient in academically popular engineering software; including LabVIEW, Matlab, LtSPICE, and Eagle.

In the past, I have worked professionally as an electrical engineer for Logitech, and Novellus. I currently develop commercial electronic products for my own company, and as a consultant.

SAT Math

I professionally tutored high school students for two years. Most of that tutoring was to help students prepare for and improve their SAT scores in the SAT Math section. I have also helped students prepare for the SAT Level I & II Math Subject tests.

Oregon Institute of Technology
B.S.EET

Education

Oregon Institute of Technology (B.S.EET)

Positive Results and Professional Attitude — I contacted Michael J. to help my daughter with calculus. My daughter was hoping to improve her grade and I was hoping to improve her confidence. She was having some difficulties with her school lessons and it was starting to affect her other classes and her overall opinion of herself. She was feeling "stupid" and not able to understand concepts and was quickly falling behind. After the first le ...

— Cathy, Gresham, OR on 6/11/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97206.

Background Check Status for Michael J.

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