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Michael H.

Arlington, TX

$35/hr

Ph.D.- Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics - University Professor

Background check passed as of 11/20/13
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Ph.D.- Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics - University Professor

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I am a former tenured professor (15 years) at a major university. Having been around students for 15 years, I relate very well to them .

As part of the tenure process, superior teaching evaluations from students are required. Mine were consistently in the top 10 percent.

My primary area of expertise is biochemistry, which means I had to learn a lot of chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. I am extremely well qualified to tutor those subjects. I can also tutor in test taking, and test preparation (ACT, SAT, MCAT, GRE, ASVAB).

In addition to teaching, I have more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research in both an academic and pharmaceutical industry setting. I really do understand science, mathematics and statistics because I used them in my research on a daily basis.

I am also an accomplished writer. I have authored ten book chapters, over 100 scientific papers, numerous research grants, and patent applications. I have also served as an associate editor for a major scientific journal. I would welcome the chance to pass on what I have learned to others.

Most importantly, I am innovative, patient, witty and very good at explaining seemingly difficult concepts. I also have a great sense of humor. I am confident you will enjoy working with me.

I am confident enough in my abilities to successfully tutor that I will not charge you for sessions unless you are completely satisfied with the progress we are making.

So why am I tutoring? One of the most satisfying aspects of being an educator is “seeing the light come on” when a student finally understands a new concept or idea and is able to apply that newly acquired knowledge in the classroom or on an exam.

Unfortunately, with formal classroom education being what it is, this occurs much less often than it should in today’s classrooms. If this were not true, most of you would not be on this site looking for a tutor to make up for the deficiencies in your student’s education.

I am extremely supportive of home schooling and would welcome the opportunity to assist you if this is your approach to your child's education.

My tutoring philosophy is to spend whatever time is required for the student to thoroughly understand the material. In math and science, it is especially important to understand the concepts rather than memorizing a set of steps necessary to solve a specific problem. I am also very good at relating what is learned in the classroom to the real world.

If you are interested, I would be happy to provide you with a resume, curriculum vitae or a summary of my research.

I look forward to "seeing the light come on" with a new group of students.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor"

- Donald, Kennedale, TX on 4/20/14

"Great with my son!"

- Corinna, Arlington, TX on 9/29/14

"Just What We Needed!!"

- Pat, Roanoke, TX on 1/31/14

"Great tutor."

- Yolanda, Mansfield, TX on 1/29/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Biostatistics, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Nursing, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology,
Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Russian
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Music:
General Music, Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology,
Calculus, Chemistry,
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling,
GMAT, GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Russian,
Statistics

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Algebra 1

My mathematical background includes algebra, geometry, trigonometry, 3 semesters of calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. In addition, my research required that I use my math skills on a daily basis to analyze data and design experiments.

I have tutored a number of junior high and high school students in the past, primarily in algebra and geometry.

Mathematics is a game. If you don't know the rules, you can't play the game. My goal is to make sure you understand the rules.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 can be a challenge for many students. Often the problems are due to not having mastered the material in Algebra 1 and then having forgotten much of what they did learn when taking geometry.

My mathematical background includes algebra, geometry, trigonometry, 3 semesters of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and a year of statistics. In addition, my research required that I use my math skills on a daily basis to analyze data and design experiments.

I am also very good at explaining why algebra is relevant to the real world.

Mathematics is a game. If you don't know the rules, you can't play the game. My goal is to make sure you understand the rules.

Biology

I make biology exciting and relevant for my students.

I have a Ph.D in biochemistry. I have taught cell biology to undergraduates at a major university.

My research has required an understanding of biology at the molecular level (DNA sequencing, enzymology), the cellular level (cell culture, electron microscopy) and at the animal level (electrophysiology, muscle physiology and retinal prosthesis studies).

In addition, I have kept up with the latest advances in the field. I teach my students the fundamentals, but will also keep them up to date regarding new research in biology

Biology is truly exciting. Let me convince you of that.

Chemistry

My chemistry background includes three semesters of general and inorganic chemistry, three semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physical chemistry, and three semesters of biochemistry as an undergrad. In addition, I completed ten semesters of graduate level biochemistry courses leading to a Ph.D. My research for the past 20 years has used chemistry almost every day. I can not only teach chemistry, I can make it relevant and exciting to my students because I understand how chemistry is used in biomedical research.

College Counseling

As a tenured professor at Oakland University, Rochester, MI, I was an advisor for over seventy undergraduate students. I was also advisor to twelve graduate students. I believe my experience as an undergraduate advisor along with fifteen years on a university faculty qualifies me to be a college counseling tutor.

Genetics

I have spent a good part of my research career doing genetics/molecular biology. I have published several papers on the genetics of an inherited eye disease. I feel I am more than qualified to tutor students in genetics. Publications and work samples are available upon request.


Geometry

Congruent triangles are one of the most important parts of geometry. I can make sure you thoroughly understand them. You will encounter them again later in the course when dealing with other structures such as parallelograms, trapezoids and circles.

I will also ensure that you become proficient in completing the "dreaded proofs". They are not difficult once you "learn the rules".

Mathematics, especially geometry, is a game. If you don't know the rules, you can't play the game. My goal is to make sure you understand the rules.

My mathematical background includes algebra, geometry, trigonometry, 3 semesters of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and a year of statistics. In addition, my research required that I use my math skills on a daily basis to analyze data and design experiments.

MCAT

I have been tutoring Chemistry, Physics Biology, Physiology and Organic Chemistry. I have a Ph.D in Biochemistry.

I also have 25 years experience in the biomedical field. I was on the Medical school selection committee (4 years), the Ophthalmology residency selection committee (8 years) and the Vitreoretinal Fellowship selection committee (10 years) at a major university. This means that I have reviewed a lot of applications, and know what a successful application looks like. In addition, I had five undergraduate students working in my laboratory who applied to Medical School. Four out of five were accepted, the other one went on to get a Ph.D in Neuroscience.

Organic Chemistry

I have both a BS and Ph.D in Biochemistry from Iowa State University. As an undergraduate, I completed four semesters of organic chemistry. In addition I completed three additional organic chemistry classes as part of my Ph.D. program. I have tutored several students in organic chemistry while I was a graduate student and during my academic career. I feel my background more than qualifies me to tutor undergraduates in organic chemistry.

Pharmacology

I have spent over twenty years doing pharmacology as part of my research career. I also taught a graduate level pharmacology class at Oakland University for several years. In addition, I have published book chapters and peer-reviewed papers on the subject. These are available upon request.
I feel I an very qualified to tutor students in pharmacology.

Physics

My physics background includes 3 semesters of college physics with calculus, two semesters of graduate level biophysics and three semesters of physical chemistry (thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics). In addition, my research projects have included development of a retinal prosthesis (chip) to restore vision in blind individuals and development of a wide variety of lenses for implantation after cataract surgery. I have used physics as part of my research for over 20 years.

Precalculus

My mathematical background includes algebra, geometry, trigonometry, 3 semesters of calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. In addition, my research required that I use my math skills on a daily basis to analyze data and design experiments.

I have tutored a number of junior high and high school students in the past, primarily in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus (vectors, matrices, functions, limits).

If we spend time together, you will be prepared to succeed in calculus.

Mathematics is a game. If you don't know the rules, you can't play the game. My goal is to make sure you understand the rules.

Russian

I studied Russian for four years as an undergraduate. More recently, I completed Rosetta Stone Russian Levels 1-5 to brush up on my skills. I have tutored several students at the University of North Texas in Russian over the past couple of years. I feel I am more than qualified to tutor first and second year students at this time.

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in biochemistry. In the process of doing earning that degree, I learned a lot about effective study skills. In addition, I taught at a major university for 15 years. I have tutored over 500 hours in the past two months. I am presently qualified to tutor 42 subjects. I am totally confident that I can pass on what I have learned about successful study skills to my students to improve their academic performance.

Writing

I am an accomplished writer. I have authored ten book chapters, over 100 scientific papers, numerous research grants, patent applications, along with a multitude of project reports. I have also served as an associate editor for a major scientific journal.

I can pass what I have learned on to you.

Iowa State University
Biochemistry
Iowa State University
PhD

Education

Iowa State University (Biochemistry)

Iowa State University (PhD)

Awesome Tutor — My son was struggling with chemistry. After a month of tutoring with Michael he went from a D to A. Michael is an awesome teacher/tutor! Best money I ever spent! ...

— Donald, Kennedale, TX on 4/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Arlington, TX 76017.


About Michael

I am a former tenured professor (15 years) at a major university. Having been around students for 15 years, I relate very well to them .

As part of the tenure process, superior teaching evaluations from students are required. Mine were consistently in the top 10 percent.

My primary area of expertise is biochemistry, which means I had to learn a lot of chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. I am extremely well qualified to tutor those subjects. I can also tutor in test taking, and test preparation (ACT, SAT, MCAT, GRE, ASVAB).

In addition to teaching, I have more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research in both an academic and pharmaceutical industry setting. I really do understand science, mathematics and statistics because I used them in my research on a daily basis.

I am also an accomplished writer. I have authored ten book chapters, over 100 scientific papers, numerous research grants, and patent applications. I have also served as an associate editor for a major scientific journal. I would welcome the chance to pass on what I have learned to others.

Most importantly, I am innovative, patient, witty and very good at explaining seemingly difficult concepts. I also have a great sense of humor. I am confident you will enjoy working with me.

I am confident enough in my abilities to successfully tutor that I will not charge you for sessions unless you are completely satisfied with the progress we are making.

So why am I tutoring? One of the most satisfying aspects of being an educator is “seeing the light come on” when a student finally understands a new concept or idea and is able to apply that newly acquired knowledge in the classroom or on an exam.

Unfortunately, with formal classroom education being what it is, this occurs much less often than it should in today’s classrooms. If this were not true, most of you would not be on this site looking for a tutor to make up for the deficiencies in your student’s education.

I am extremely supportive of home schooling and would welcome the opportunity to assist you if this is your approach to your child's education.

My tutoring philosophy is to spend whatever time is required for the student to thoroughly understand the material. In math and science, it is especially important to understand the concepts rather than memorizing a set of steps necessary to solve a specific problem. I am also very good at relating what is learned in the classroom to the real world.

If you are interested, I would be happy to provide you with a resume, curriculum vitae or a summary of my research.

I look forward to "seeing the light come on" with a new group of students.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor"

- Donald, Kennedale, TX on 4/20/14

"Great with my son!"

- Corinna, Arlington, TX on 9/29/14

"Just What We Needed!!"

- Pat, Roanoke, TX on 1/31/14

"Great tutor."

- Yolanda, Mansfield, TX on 1/29/14
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Education

Iowa State University
Biochemistry
Iowa State University
PhD

Education

Iowa State University (Biochemistry)

Iowa State University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Arlington, TX 76017

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Biostatistics, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Nursing, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology,
Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Russian
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Music:
General Music, Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology,
Calculus, Chemistry,
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling,
GMAT, GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Russian,
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.


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