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Michael V.

Translating Abstract Ideas Into Concrete Reality

Translating Abstract Ideas Into Concrete Reality

$95/hour

  • 505 hours tutoring

  • North Hollywood, CA 91601

About Michael


Bio

After earning a B.S. in Physics from Penn State, I studied briefly as a PhD student in particle astrophysics before moving to Shanghai to teach high school physics. I later founded and managed Newton American Education Studio to help prepare Shanghai’s top students to enter and succeed at America's most selective universities. After relocating to the US, I've taught high school math at the prestigious Landon School outside Washington, DC, and am now in Los Angeles, CA where my wife Jenny...

After earning a B.S. in Physics from Penn State, I studied briefly as a PhD student in particle astrophysics before moving to Shanghai to teach high school physics. I later founded and managed Newton American Education Studio to help prepare Shanghai’s top students to enter and succeed at America's most selective universities. After relocating to the US, I've taught high school math at the prestigious Landon School outside Washington, DC, and am now in Los Angeles, CA where my wife Jenny teaches middle school science and where I am working to finish my PhD.

I have been more than a teacher to my students - many of whom I've stayed in contact with through their years in university and beyond. My over ten years of experience tutoring, teaching, and guiding my students to not only top scores and selective universities but actual conceptual understanding and peace of mind with some complicated subjects gives me the confidence that I can help mentor you likewise. I look forward to a discussion about making a plan that works best for you.


Education

Pennsylvania State University
Physics
Colorado State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Rate details: Special rates may be available for certain subjects, locations, long-term tutoring, and other considerations. Please message me for more information.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/29/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

For ten years, I've battled the SAT around the world and picked up a lot of "tricks". 150+ on Reading is typical, even for ESL! More is common, even without (completely) blasting you with mind-numbing vocabulary.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I taught advanced math to my Chinese students in Shanghai! You will score 700+ on SAT Subject Tests or 4+ on the AP and I will get you there.
Physics,

Physics

I led my Shanghai students to the highest A-Level Physics scores in Asia. No matter if it's AP, IB, SAT, MCAT, or GRE physics, your scores will go up. I've even had normal humans earn perfect scores!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

We're not going to just memorize equations! For ten years, I've tutored and taught classes on math and physics in America and abroad. We will work through your pre-calc together. By the end, you'll have a solid math foundation for whatever it is you're trying to do.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For ten years, I've battled the SAT around the world and picked up a lot of "tricks". 150+ on Reading is typical, even for ESL! More is common, even without (completely) blasting you with mind-numbing vocabulary.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I taught advanced math to my Chinese students in Shanghai! You will score 700+ on SAT Subject Tests or 4+ on the AP and I will get you there.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

As a physicist, teacher, and tutor, I have nearly 10 years of experience with differential equations. I have tutored advanced high school students and university students in methods of ordinary and partial differential equations.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I also have 10 years of experience with linear algebra. I have tutored linear algebra to advanced high school students as well as computer science and engineering students at the university level.
Physics,

Physics

I led my Shanghai students to the highest A-Level Physics scores in Asia. No matter if it's AP, IB, SAT, MCAT, or GRE physics, your scores will go up. I've even had normal humans earn perfect scores!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

We're not going to just memorize equations! For ten years, I've tutored and taught classes on math and physics in America and abroad. We will work through your pre-calc together. By the end, you'll have a solid math foundation for whatever it is you're trying to do.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I taught advanced math to my Chinese students in Shanghai! You will score 700+ on SAT Subject Tests or 4+ on the AP and I will get you there.
Physics,

Physics

I led my Shanghai students to the highest A-Level Physics scores in Asia. No matter if it's AP, IB, SAT, MCAT, or GRE physics, your scores will go up. I've even had normal humans earn perfect scores!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

We're not going to just memorize equations! For ten years, I've tutored and taught classes on math and physics in America and abroad. We will work through your pre-calc together. By the end, you'll have a solid math foundation for whatever it is you're trying to do.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Physics

Physics

I led my Shanghai students to the highest A-Level Physics scores in Asia. No matter if it's AP, IB, SAT, MCAT, or GRE physics, your scores will go up. I've even had normal humans earn perfect scores!

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I taught advanced math to my Chinese students in Shanghai! You will score 700+ on SAT Subject Tests or 4+ on the AP and I will get you there.
Physics,

Physics

I led my Shanghai students to the highest A-Level Physics scores in Asia. No matter if it's AP, IB, SAT, MCAT, or GRE physics, your scores will go up. I've even had normal humans earn perfect scores!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For ten years, I've battled the SAT around the world and picked up a lot of "tricks". 150+ on Reading is typical, even for ESL! More is common, even without (completely) blasting you with mind-numbing vocabulary.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (84 ratings)
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Reviews

Great Tutor

My son had 4 different physics tutors (due to the tutor no show out of the blue). His first comment was he is very effective. I wished I had him earlier. This comment was made immediately after the first lesson after my son had over 1 and a half year of different physics tutors.

Ann, 2 lessons with Michael

Excellent tutor!

My son got off on the wrong foot in Physics this year and had just about convinced himself that he could not get the hang of the subject. In just a few sessions, Michael helped him regain his confidence and strengthened the areas where he was shaky. My son is feeling good about his upcoming semester final, and I could not be happier!

Jennifer, 7 lessons with Michael

Amazing!

In less than 2 hours, my son went from extremely worried about his AP physics midterm, to confident that he had a solid understanding of the material. We both highly recommend Michael.

Rachel, 8 lessons with Michael

Very impressed

Very knowledgeable, very helpful and good at explaining, very east to set up sessions with (accommodating) and was able to tutor last minute on the weekend because I had an exam. great tutor

Amy, 3 lessons with Michael

Great Tutor

Best physics tutor I've had, hands down. Very knowledgeable and able to explain every concept in detail. Also very nice and patient and easy to get a hold of.

Amar, 9 lessons with Michael

Helpful

Michael has been helping me with test prep before major college physics exams for the past semester. Each lesson he demonstrates his mastery of the subject and an admirable level of patience as I am not the quickest learner.

Zach, 9 lessons with Michael

Great Tutor

My son had an excellent first session with Michael on AP Calculus. He learned a lot and found Michael very helpful.

Jackie, 27 lessons with Michael
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$95/hour

Michael V.

$95/hour

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