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Michael S.

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SCIENCE AND MATH HELP

$60/hour

  • 410 hours tutoring

  • Fairfield, CA 94533


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About Michael


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Learning has always been a passion in my life. Academic learning, life experience, motivational books. Just name it. I have helped and tutored grade levels from elementary to college, where I majored in Chemical Engineering. I took time to understand concepts and extended these understandings to different subjects. I took AP science, math, history and social science courses in high school and continued my intellectual pursuits in college.

I have usually tutored math and science subjects in...

Learning has always been a passion in my life. Academic learning, life experience, motivational books. Just name it. I have helped and tutored grade levels from elementary to college, where I majored in Chemical Engineering. I took time to understand concepts and extended these understandings to different subjects. I took AP science, math, history and social science courses in high school and continued my intellectual pursuits in college.

I have usually tutored math and science subjects in individual and group settings. I spent the majority of my time in high school tutoring as part of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). In college, I was a leader in Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honors Society). I enjoyed teaching numerous students in both lower and upper division math, science, and engineering courses.

I was also part of a UC research program where I learned and Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. I expanded upon my knowledge base with these applications in my professional life.

I'm here to help you understand and hopefully have mastery over a topic. I don't believe in memorization to succeed. Yes, it's needed at times. But you'll have a much better time in school understanding it conceptually. I've been there. And yes, it's frustrating. But there are many ways to learn.

This is a team effort. Learning takes effort from both the student and the mentor. Let's learn together!


Education

University of California, Davis
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  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Fairfield, CA 94533
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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I first encountered Excel in college behind many of my engineering peers. After seeing the importance of Excel in labs and in the workplace, I began to commit hours to learning how use formulas and macros. In my professional career, I broadened my scope to make user-friendly spreadsheets that were both functional and visually appealing.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint sprung into my life when I was in an undergrad research program and had to learn it to make research posters. After noticing its usefulness, I began to apply PowerPoint in other areas like in automated (timed) professional presentations, dynamic crowd-engagement tools, and fun, memorable slideshows for family events. I have worked with co-workers and cohorts to show them the basic and intermediate level PowerPoint functions. They have often taken those core elements and explored their creativity, often surprising and impressing their audiences.
Finance, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I first encountered Excel in college behind many of my engineering peers. After seeing the importance of Excel in labs and in the workplace, I began to commit hours to learning how use formulas and macros. In my professional career, I broadened my scope to make user-friendly spreadsheets that were both functional and visually appealing.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint sprung into my life when I was in an undergrad research program and had to learn it to make research posters. After noticing its usefulness, I began to apply PowerPoint in other areas like in automated (timed) professional presentations, dynamic crowd-engagement tools, and fun, memorable slideshows for family events. I have worked with co-workers and cohorts to show them the basic and intermediate level PowerPoint functions. They have often taken those core elements and explored their creativity, often surprising and impressing their audiences.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I first encountered Excel in college behind many of my engineering peers. After seeing the importance of Excel in labs and in the workplace, I began to commit hours to learning how use formulas and macros. In my professional career, I broadened my scope to make user-friendly spreadsheets that were both functional and visually appealing.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint sprung into my life when I was in an undergrad research program and had to learn it to make research posters. After noticing its usefulness, I began to apply PowerPoint in other areas like in automated (timed) professional presentations, dynamic crowd-engagement tools, and fun, memorable slideshows for family events. I have worked with co-workers and cohorts to show them the basic and intermediate level PowerPoint functions. They have often taken those core elements and explored their creativity, often surprising and impressing their audiences.
Statistics,

Statistics

I took AP Stats in high school. I also took elementary, business and applied Econ statistics. I applied a lot of it in my professional life and in research.
Finance, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

History

American History, European History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach Algebra with the same structure that I used when I learned it. I have helped middle school and high school students alike with success. It takes patience because there are mathematical manipulation and deals with the abstract concept of a variable. Once we can get past these areas, we can get to more complicated topics more comfortably.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am able to teach and help students understand topics from algebra to calculus. Often times, algebra is rushed through without the proper framework. With the right structure, it can definitely be learned. I have assisted many students in identifying any underlying deficiencies math fundamentals, which often make learning algebra more difficult than it should be.
Biology,

Biology

I took AP Bio in high school. In college, I took one year of lower division and upper division courses in advanced genetics, biochemistry, bioenergetics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taken calculus on three different levels: high school (AP Calculus Score = 5), community college (A+), and university level (B+, A, A). I have delved into differential, integral, multivariate and vector calculus with applications in engineering. I have taught students and taken them through both the theoretical and practical applications. Theory is important to understand how to visualize. Applications are critical for hands-on understanding and to build the mathematics into our physical world. After all, calculus was developed to help communicate and model the world around us. Nerdy aside: what piqued my interest in this subject was when I was awestruck to find out that y = x^2 and y = 2x were related. How could a parabola and straight line be possibly related? Answer: Calculus!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taken AP Chemistry in high school. My college prerequisites were (Honors) General Chem, Organic Chem and Physical Chem. I've worked on research projects in chemistry. I have been able to teach many peers in all chemistry subjects, from theory to lab application.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Physics,

Physics

I have taken AP Physics C in high school, Physics at UC Davis (PHY 9HA, PHY 9B-D).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have helped numerous students through Precalculus. Please keep in mind that different schools define Precalculus differently. Usually, it includes advanced algebra, analytic geometry, etc. I can help through students through all.
Statistics,

Statistics

I took AP Stats in high school. I also took elementary, business and applied Econ statistics. I applied a lot of it in my professional life and in research.
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach Algebra with the same structure that I used when I learned it. I have helped middle school and high school students alike with success. It takes patience because there are mathematical manipulation and deals with the abstract concept of a variable. Once we can get past these areas, we can get to more complicated topics more comfortably.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am able to teach and help students understand topics from algebra to calculus. Often times, algebra is rushed through without the proper framework. With the right structure, it can definitely be learned. I have assisted many students in identifying any underlying deficiencies math fundamentals, which often make learning algebra more difficult than it should be.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taken calculus on three different levels: high school (AP Calculus Score = 5), community college (A+), and university level (B+, A, A). I have delved into differential, integral, multivariate and vector calculus with applications in engineering. I have taught students and taken them through both the theoretical and practical applications. Theory is important to understand how to visualize. Applications are critical for hands-on understanding and to build the mathematics into our physical world. After all, calculus was developed to help communicate and model the world around us. Nerdy aside: what piqued my interest in this subject was when I was awestruck to find out that y = x^2 and y = 2x were related. How could a parabola and straight line be possibly related? Answer: Calculus!
Physics,

Physics

I have taken AP Physics C in high school, Physics at UC Davis (PHY 9HA, PHY 9B-D).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have helped numerous students through Precalculus. Please keep in mind that different schools define Precalculus differently. Usually, it includes advanced algebra, analytic geometry, etc. I can help through students through all.
Statistics,

Statistics

I took AP Stats in high school. I also took elementary, business and applied Econ statistics. I applied a lot of it in my professional life and in research.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have used trigonometry extensively in multiple applications, especially in math and engineering settings. It is used heavily in physics. I make it a priority to flesh out trig using examples.
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach Algebra with the same structure that I used when I learned it. I have helped middle school and high school students alike with success. It takes patience because there are mathematical manipulation and deals with the abstract concept of a variable. Once we can get past these areas, we can get to more complicated topics more comfortably.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am able to teach and help students understand topics from algebra to calculus. Often times, algebra is rushed through without the proper framework. With the right structure, it can definitely be learned. I have assisted many students in identifying any underlying deficiencies math fundamentals, which often make learning algebra more difficult than it should be.
Biology,

Biology

I took AP Bio in high school. In college, I took one year of lower division and upper division courses in advanced genetics, biochemistry, bioenergetics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taken calculus on three different levels: high school (AP Calculus Score = 5), community college (A+), and university level (B+, A, A). I have delved into differential, integral, multivariate and vector calculus with applications in engineering. I have taught students and taken them through both the theoretical and practical applications. Theory is important to understand how to visualize. Applications are critical for hands-on understanding and to build the mathematics into our physical world. After all, calculus was developed to help communicate and model the world around us. Nerdy aside: what piqued my interest in this subject was when I was awestruck to find out that y = x^2 and y = 2x were related. How could a parabola and straight line be possibly related? Answer: Calculus!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taken AP Chemistry in high school. My college prerequisites were (Honors) General Chem, Organic Chem and Physical Chem. I've worked on research projects in chemistry. I have been able to teach many peers in all chemistry subjects, from theory to lab application.
Physics,

Physics

I have taken AP Physics C in high school, Physics at UC Davis (PHY 9HA, PHY 9B-D).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have helped numerous students through Precalculus. Please keep in mind that different schools define Precalculus differently. Usually, it includes advanced algebra, analytic geometry, etc. I can help through students through all.
Statistics,

Statistics

I took AP Stats in high school. I also took elementary, business and applied Econ statistics. I applied a lot of it in my professional life and in research.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Finance, Government & Politics

Science

Biology,

Biology

I took AP Bio in high school. In college, I took one year of lower division and upper division courses in advanced genetics, biochemistry, bioenergetics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taken AP Chemistry in high school. My college prerequisites were (Honors) General Chem, Organic Chem and Physical Chem. I've worked on research projects in chemistry. I have been able to teach many peers in all chemistry subjects, from theory to lab application.
Physics,

Physics

I have taken AP Physics C in high school, Physics at UC Davis (PHY 9HA, PHY 9B-D).
Anatomy

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach Algebra with the same structure that I used when I learned it. I have helped middle school and high school students alike with success. It takes patience because there are mathematical manipulation and deals with the abstract concept of a variable. Once we can get past these areas, we can get to more complicated topics more comfortably.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am able to teach and help students understand topics from algebra to calculus. Often times, algebra is rushed through without the proper framework. With the right structure, it can definitely be learned. I have assisted many students in identifying any underlying deficiencies math fundamentals, which often make learning algebra more difficult than it should be.
Biology,

Biology

I took AP Bio in high school. In college, I took one year of lower division and upper division courses in advanced genetics, biochemistry, bioenergetics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taken calculus on three different levels: high school (AP Calculus Score = 5), community college (A+), and university level (B+, A, A). I have delved into differential, integral, multivariate and vector calculus with applications in engineering. I have taught students and taken them through both the theoretical and practical applications. Theory is important to understand how to visualize. Applications are critical for hands-on understanding and to build the mathematics into our physical world. After all, calculus was developed to help communicate and model the world around us. Nerdy aside: what piqued my interest in this subject was when I was awestruck to find out that y = x^2 and y = 2x were related. How could a parabola and straight line be possibly related? Answer: Calculus!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taken AP Chemistry in high school. My college prerequisites were (Honors) General Chem, Organic Chem and Physical Chem. I've worked on research projects in chemistry. I have been able to teach many peers in all chemistry subjects, from theory to lab application.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have taken multiple classes in economics. In high school, I aced both AP Macro and AP Micro exams. I continued to develop a fascination and appreciation for both macroeconomics (inflation, GDP, money supply, unemployment) and furthered my studies in upper division microeconomics.
Physics,

Physics

I have taken AP Physics C in high school, Physics at UC Davis (PHY 9HA, PHY 9B-D).
Statistics,

Statistics

I took AP Stats in high school. I also took elementary, business and applied Econ statistics. I applied a lot of it in my professional life and in research.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable and dedicated tutor

Michael is very knowledgeable in anatomy and patient too. He is dedicated to helping me understand all aspects of the class. including the lab portion. which is wonderful! I'm feeling much more confident about anatomy class now. Thanks.

Sonja, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable and nice guy

Helped me review for my calc quiz. He was very effective and efficient in addressing what was important. What he said I should study, and what we reviewed, was exactly what was on the quiz.

Brock, 13 lessons with Michael

Helped to clarify some misunderstandings I had

We went over thermochemistry and Michael definitely clarified a couple of points with me around calorimetry. He is patient and responsive. There was one problem we were not able to solve together at that time and he took a picture of it to work on at home and get back to me.

Karen, 1 lesson with Michael

Great Chemistry teacher!

Thanks Michael for the great teaching tactics you have introduced. Carlos has been overjoyed in the assistance you have provided, making Chemistry a easier to understand. Keep up your enthusiasm.

Carlos, 51 lessons with Michael

5 stars!! He knows his stuff!

Overall chemistry is hard for me but he's managed to make it easy to understand. I go in confused about the subjects and when I leave his session I'm confident about the quizzes and tests. I never thought I'd be getting A's and B's on quizzes, homeworks and exams! From molarity to organic chemistry he's completely knowledgeable and patient.

Jessica , 2 lessons with Michael

Amazing tutor

Michael Is an amazing tutor. He guided me step-by-step through multiple rigorous statistics problems. He's not only a great tutor but he genuinely cares about the people he's helping. I would without a doubt get help from him again.

George, 1 lesson with Michael

Tutor with Social and Intellectual Properties

Michael is very personable, easy to relate to and very knowledgeable. An investment in Michael for his tutoring skills and abilities is well worth the cost.

Armanda, 25 lessons with Michael

Good job!

Mike helped my daughter with what she claims is "one of the hardest AP classes on campus" - AP Chemistry. Thanks to Mike, she seems to be less intimidated by the class and is actually learning the how's and why's of the chemistry concepts.

Annie, 35 lessons with Michael

preparing for quiz

Great lesson everything was clear but i will stop studying sue to budget concerns. Im a student and i have a lot of bills.

Talib, 6 lessons with Michael

Knowledgable and good teacher.

Michael has taught my son several physics topics from scratch and reviewed other topics for his prep for the Physics SAT subject test, Thanks!

Jennifer, 10 lessons with Michael

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