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Michael B.

Aerospace Engineer and Professional Athlete tutoring Math and Science

Aerospace Engineer and Professional Athlete tutoring Math and Science

$60/hour

  • 140 hours tutoring

  • Lake Forest, CA 92630

"Helpful and Flexible"

Sophia, 3 lessons with Michael

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Response time: 3 hours

About Michael


Bio

I have 12 years paid tutoring experience and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UCSD with a minor in Science Education. Most of my tutoring experience is with students between grades 7-12 primarily in Mathematics and science, but I also tutor Spanish, English, and College level Mathematics and Sciences. I can come to you, either at your home or a neutral location such as a library.

I love learning and I love helping others learn. It makes me really happy to see students succeed and grow in...

I have 12 years paid tutoring experience and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UCSD with a minor in Science Education. Most of my tutoring experience is with students between grades 7-12 primarily in Mathematics and science, but I also tutor Spanish, English, and College level Mathematics and Sciences. I can come to you, either at your home or a neutral location such as a library.

I love learning and I love helping others learn. It makes me really happy to see students succeed and grow in confidence as they master things they may have lost hope of even understanding. When the light bulb turns on you can see the light come out through their eyes and countenance. That's why I love tutoring and do it full time.

My goal as a tutor is to teach myself out of a job. My approach to this is not solely teaching a student how to solve a math/science problem or answer a test question, but teaching them how to learn. In my 12 years of paid tutoring experience, I've found that most people that struggle with math and science lack the answers because they don't have the right questions. Throughout the process of teaching the current learning material, I address meta-cognitive questioning and tools for building upon the student's conceptual framework. Fancy words for how to ask questions and remember what you've learned. The school system is so focused on results that they forget the process and students become lost. But when the process is correct then elevated results will follow.

The results I have had from my approach are: higher grades, students progressively needing less tutoring time, an increased learning pace, and academic confidence. As they learn what to be thinking about while learning they become confident enough in their learning process to ask questions in class in order to understand the more difficult concepts. As the student becomes better at remembering what they've learned their learning pace increases dramatically because mathematics builds upon the previous concepts. When the student's learning pace has increased so they are learning the difficult concepts in class and they need less or no time with me outside of class is when I am the most excited about my job.

I love tutoring and I look forward to helping you reach your goals.


Education

UCSD
Aerospace Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Rate is subject dependent and negotiable. Contact me and we can talk. Students have a reduced rate for lessons finishing before 1 pm.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 11 miles of Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Aerospace engineering degree
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors in aerospace engineering 5/5 on AP exam
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Scored 35/36 on the Math section.
Calculus,

Calculus

Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a degree in Aerospace Engineering. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is one department at UCSD. The difference in the required classes was Aerospace had a couple more required structural classes while mechanical had those class slots open as technical electives.
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors in aerospace engineering 5/5 on AP exam
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Aerospace engineering degree
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors in aerospace engineering 5/5 on AP exam
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Scored a 36/36 on the ACT Science section.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Aerospace engineering degree
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a degree in Aerospace Engineering. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is one department at UCSD. The difference in the required classes was Aerospace had a couple more required structural classes while mechanical had those class slots open as technical electives.
Physics

Physics

Bachelors in aerospace engineering 5/5 on AP exam

Sports/Recreation

Volleyball

Volleyball

I played indoor volleyball for BYU and UCSD. I am currently pursuing Beach volleyball professionally and am part of the Elite Developmental Program of USA training for the 2020 Olympic games.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Aerospace engineering degree
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors in aerospace engineering 5/5 on AP exam
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Scored 35/36 on the Math section.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Scored a 36/36 on the ACT Science section.
SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (32 ratings)
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Reviews


Very Polite and Positive

I am very impressed with Michael. He is a very patient and positive with my son. He reviewed Geometry and Chemistry in one session which is great. We will have him back to help again.

Lorry, 6 lessons with Michael

Fantastic Teaching Ability

The best part of Michael's tutoring, I found, was his ability to explain difficult concepts in more than one way and his patience in repeating explanations multiple times.

Lindsy, 1 lesson with Michael

$60/hour

Michael B.

$60/hour

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