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Michael S.

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Engineering Graduate Proficient in Statics, Calculus and other HS math
Engineering Graduate Proficient in Statics, Calculus and other HS math
Michael S.

1,313 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,313 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Michael


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I'm Michael. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering this year. Throughout my college experience I have learned to appreciate the intricacies of math. And well it's difficult. There may be an easy away around it to the solution, or a nice and simple method for solving every problem. But it's not obvious. Especially if it's not taught to you. Not to say teachers do a bad job, but there's so many students. All with different interests in teaching style. One on one helps a...

I'm Michael. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering this year. Throughout my college experience I have learned to appreciate the intricacies of math. And well it's difficult. There may be an easy away around it to the solution, or a nice and simple method for solving every problem. But it's not obvious. Especially if it's not taught to you. Not to say teachers do a bad job, but there's so many students. All with different interests in teaching style. One on one helps a ton, but I go beyond and hone into your needed way of tutoring.

Either it is explaining everything in detail. Giving out step by step procedures. Or working through multiple problems until you understand them. Everyone has there own method and that is what I see as my greatest strength. Using your strengths for both of our benefit.

I have plenty of experience in the subjects I tutor. While having done them for over 2 years now I've also tutored them as early as 1 year after learning them myself. Back in high school I tutored mornings for Algebra. Getting some basic experience and realizing that I do enjoy it. I have also tutored PreCalculus, Calculus 1 and 2 during college. The students always seem to benefit from using as much time as they need. I continue to tutor my younger brother today. Whether you need help on homework or need to study for a test I am happy to help.


Education

San Diego State University
Mech. Engineering

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Subjects

Computer

Solidworks

Solidworks

I have created about 300 parts in SolidWorks. Some of which were modified dozens of times. Some people don't know where to start or don't realize specific function exist in SolidWorks. With screen share and the occasional part sharing we can solve these problems together.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II over 8 years ago, but it is critical to all the math work that I have had since. Others in my class have issues remembering the old formulas and whether they are applicable. For me I notice the connecting quickly.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to tutor. I have always enjoyed seeing Calculus students in need of my help. Both Calc 1, 2 (or AB and BC for highschool) I know very well. Especially with the regular refreshers while tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a tough class. Some who are good at math find geometry to be very difficult since it requires learning and occasionally memorizing a new way of thinking. Geometry is imperative to Engineering and I continue to think about the world in terms of basic geometric principles.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is very foundational in Engineering. All modern programs from temperature modeling to space craft movement to video games rely on reliable physics. Every STEM major needs to have some good understanding of physics at least to learn which branch of STEM you would prefer.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I understand how difficult precalc can be. You are thrusted into a new way of thinking with alien graphs and equations. I have helped make PreCalc less foreign, by grounding it in something familiar to the student. I have over a year of PreCalc experience.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I placed in the 97th percentile (3 questions wrong) on the math section of the SAT while the other subjects were fairly average for my school. Some problems involve knowing how to do the math while others use critical thinking to get to the answer. Not all problems are trying to trick you, but quite a few are. I think it is best to find the answer not by using the answers, but by finding it from the question itself.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I passed my ACT fairly well, but got in the 95th+ percentile (2 questions wrong) in the math section.The problems are straight forward, but sometimes the wording is strange. Some may find themselves in a place where they don't know how to start. I can help get you some bearings and teach whatever you might be missing.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II over 8 years ago, but it is critical to all the math work that I have had since. Others in my class have issues remembering the old formulas and whether they are applicable. For me I notice the connecting quickly.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to tutor. I have always enjoyed seeing Calculus students in need of my help. Both Calc 1, 2 (or AB and BC for highschool) I know very well. Especially with the regular refreshers while tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a tough class. Some who are good at math find geometry to be very difficult since it requires learning and occasionally memorizing a new way of thinking. Geometry is imperative to Engineering and I continue to think about the world in terms of basic geometric principles.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have graduated after 5 years with a Mechanical Engineering major. Some subjects are easier for me than others so be sure to specify. I have taken all thermodynamic classes some material classes and plenty of Statics/ Dynamics/ Fluids classes. These all range in difficulty based on who teaches it too. Some professors prefer to go into detail on the underlying equations, but that might not be totally important. If you want some help on homework or someone to study with I would love to help.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is very foundational in Engineering. All modern programs from temperature modeling to space craft movement to video games rely on reliable physics. Every STEM major needs to have some good understanding of physics at least to learn which branch of STEM you would prefer.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I understand how difficult precalc can be. You are thrusted into a new way of thinking with alien graphs and equations. I have helped make PreCalc less foreign, by grounding it in something familiar to the student. I have over a year of PreCalc experience.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I placed in the 97th percentile (3 questions wrong) on the math section of the SAT while the other subjects were fairly average for my school. Some problems involve knowing how to do the math while others use critical thinking to get to the answer. Not all problems are trying to trick you, but quite a few are. I think it is best to find the answer not by using the answers, but by finding it from the question itself.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry involves a lot of memorizing, looking at equations and using a calculator. None of which is that fun. Unfortunately, it is the basis of most higher level math. I use this a lot, but I regularly look up the identities.

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II over 8 years ago, but it is critical to all the math work that I have had since. Others in my class have issues remembering the old formulas and whether they are applicable. For me I notice the connecting quickly.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to tutor. I have always enjoyed seeing Calculus students in need of my help. Both Calc 1, 2 (or AB and BC for highschool) I know very well. Especially with the regular refreshers while tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a tough class. Some who are good at math find geometry to be very difficult since it requires learning and occasionally memorizing a new way of thinking. Geometry is imperative to Engineering and I continue to think about the world in terms of basic geometric principles.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is very foundational in Engineering. All modern programs from temperature modeling to space craft movement to video games rely on reliable physics. Every STEM major needs to have some good understanding of physics at least to learn which branch of STEM you would prefer.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I understand how difficult precalc can be. You are thrusted into a new way of thinking with alien graphs and equations. I have helped make PreCalc less foreign, by grounding it in something familiar to the student. I have over a year of PreCalc experience.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I love how the ACT has a science section. It tests the bridge between reading and math. Chart reading and research paper reading. It is such a treat to help a student comprehend a graph or the opinions of a scientist. They like to use real world things so knowing actual science also helps.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have graduated after 5 years with a Mechanical Engineering major. Some subjects are easier for me than others so be sure to specify. I have taken all thermodynamic classes some material classes and plenty of Statics/ Dynamics/ Fluids classes. These all range in difficulty based on who teaches it too. Some professors prefer to go into detail on the underlying equations, but that might not be totally important. If you want some help on homework or someone to study with I would love to help.
Physics

Physics

Physics is very foundational in Engineering. All modern programs from temperature modeling to space craft movement to video games rely on reliable physics. Every STEM major needs to have some good understanding of physics at least to learn which branch of STEM you would prefer.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II over 8 years ago, but it is critical to all the math work that I have had since. Others in my class have issues remembering the old formulas and whether they are applicable. For me I notice the connecting quickly.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to tutor. I have always enjoyed seeing Calculus students in need of my help. Both Calc 1, 2 (or AB and BC for highschool) I know very well. Especially with the regular refreshers while tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a tough class. Some who are good at math find geometry to be very difficult since it requires learning and occasionally memorizing a new way of thinking. Geometry is imperative to Engineering and I continue to think about the world in terms of basic geometric principles.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is very foundational in Engineering. All modern programs from temperature modeling to space craft movement to video games rely on reliable physics. Every STEM major needs to have some good understanding of physics at least to learn which branch of STEM you would prefer.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I placed in the 97th percentile (3 questions wrong) on the math section of the SAT while the other subjects were fairly average for my school. Some problems involve knowing how to do the math while others use critical thinking to get to the answer. Not all problems are trying to trick you, but quite a few are. I think it is best to find the answer not by using the answers, but by finding it from the question itself.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I passed my ACT fairly well, but got in the 95th+ percentile (2 questions wrong) in the math section.The problems are straight forward, but sometimes the wording is strange. Some may find themselves in a place where they don't know how to start. I can help get you some bearings and teach whatever you might be missing.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I love how the ACT has a science section. It tests the bridge between reading and math. Chart reading and research paper reading. It is such a treat to help a student comprehend a graph or the opinions of a scientist. They like to use real world things so knowing actual science also helps.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I placed in the 97th percentile (3 questions wrong) on the math section of the SAT while the other subjects were fairly average for my school. Some problems involve knowing how to do the math while others use critical thinking to get to the answer. Not all problems are trying to trick you, but quite a few are. I think it is best to find the answer not by using the answers, but by finding it from the question itself.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 65 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Solidworks

Great tutor-accessible, patient and easy to talk to. Michael takes his time and explains solid works really well, helped me work through problems so I understood why and what I was doing.

Patricia, 2 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable

Very personal and works well with my teenage daughter. Knowledgeable and patient. My daughter gets along well with Michael. Prompt for our meetings. My daughter was able to fully understand a very difficult concept in algebra. He makes the subject fun it appears.

Jim, 11 lessons with Michael

He is very good and helpful

He has a lot acknowledged. Thank you! And he is very smart, kind and patient with the student my girls are improving a lot with him. I wan to to continue with Michael until the finish of this year.

Jimena, 16 lessons with Michael

Physics

Michael really helped me with understanding the concepts of electrostatic force and field and associated equations that were currently studying in my physics class

Mark, 19 lessons with Michael

Wonderful tutor, my son’s favorite

Michael is always willing to meet, and is very communicative to accommodate my sons very busy schedule. My son has come to count on Michael as a go to for all STEM subjects, and leaves the session confident and performs well on the subsequent assignment or test. Besides being extremely smart and a great teacher, my son genuinely likes him and enjoys their time.

Tina, 41 lessons with Michael

Very clear to understand

Great tutor made it all easy to understand. Something that would had taken me days to figure out on my own

Kimberly, 1 lesson with Michael

Great Teacher

My son is very happy with Michael. He says Michael has good energy and very detailed on what he teaches. We plan on him having more lessons with Michael. Gotta get my kid ready for SAT.

Sergio, 5 lessons with Michael

Great Teacher

My son is very happy with Michael. He says Michael has good energy and very detailed on what he teaches. We plan on him having more lessons with Michael. Gotta get my kid ready for SAT.

Sergio, 5 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and very patient tutor

He is helping my daughter with AlgebraII honors, Michael explains every question my daughter has with a lot of patience and in a way she can understand. She is much more confident with Math now.

Ana, 22 lessons with Michael
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