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Michael D.

Math-Physics-Computer Help from a Skilled, Communicative Tutor

Math-Physics-Computer Help from a Skilled, Communicative Tutor

$60/hour

  • 180 hours tutoring

  • Redwood City, CA 94061

About Michael


Bio

I'm enthusiastic about tutoring -- I've been teaching and tutoring, as time permitted, starting when I was a graduate student.

My BA is in Maths and Computer Science, my PhD is in Physics, I did postdoctoral work in Biophysics, I was on the Physiology faculty at a university in Canada, and now I work in the Biotech field here in the Bay Area.

My approach when tutoring is to find a way to bring the student to that "aha" moment when things become clear. Not just to become clear for its own...

I'm enthusiastic about tutoring -- I've been teaching and tutoring, as time permitted, starting when I was a graduate student.

My BA is in Maths and Computer Science, my PhD is in Physics, I did postdoctoral work in Biophysics, I was on the Physiology faculty at a university in Canada, and now I work in the Biotech field here in the Bay Area.

My approach when tutoring is to find a way to bring the student to that "aha" moment when things become clear. Not just to become clear for its own sake, but clear enough that the student can solve problems. Sometimes we must dig around the topic until its secret becomes clear, and that is the core of the tutoring process for me.

Every student is different, and I tailor my approach to the individual. Though I am hardworking and diligent in my efforts to help the understanding process, I am also patient and good-humored, as learning is less frustrating if one is in a good mood.

I can tutor in English, Spanish and German.


Education

Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Math-ComputerScience
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA -- Physics
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Contact me if a lower rate is preferred for some reason, as I can be flexible.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Redwood City, CA 94061
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/24/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have used Computer Programming extensively for my work in physics, maths and biophysics, and have taught classes in selected areas. My experience includes a number of computer languages, as well as algorithms and methods for the use of computers to solve practical and numerical and control problems. I enjoy the subject, and would be happy to help others who are taking classes in this discipline.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

My undergraduate degree is in Computer Science, and I started the graduate program in this field before I returned to finish in physics. As the subject matter has evolved with time, it would be best to ask me if I can help with a particular topic.
DOS,

DOS

I have been using DOS for years with all kinds of projects related to PC-type computers. I can very likely help with any questions or topics that arise in this subject.
Fortran,

Fortran

I have extensive experience in Fortran based on my physics research years, both on mainframe and personal computers. I also have a degree in computer science.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

As a side project, I maintain a fleet of some 100 Windows computers at a local K-8 school, and have experience in many aspects of practical and theoretical issues.
General Computer, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer, Microsoft Word

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

My PhD is in elementary particle physics, and I have extensive learning and teaching experience in the major areas of physics at up to the university graduate level.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have worked with differential equations extensively throughout my career in maths, physics and biophysics. I would be happy to help others learn and achieve in this most important branch of mathematics.
Physics,

Physics

My PhD is in elementary particle physics, and I have extensive learning and teaching experience in the major areas of physics at up to the university graduate level.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

My PhD is in elementary particle physics, and I have extensive learning and teaching experience in the major areas of physics at up to the university graduate level.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

Science

Physics,

Physics

My PhD is in elementary particle physics, and I have extensive learning and teaching experience in the major areas of physics at up to the university graduate level.
Astronomy

Summer

Physics,

Physics

My PhD is in elementary particle physics, and I have extensive learning and teaching experience in the major areas of physics at up to the university graduate level.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great tutor

Michael has me for many years over time. Currently he is tutoring me with my problem solving of my online BYU algebra 3-4class. He is very Patient and kind. Excellent tutor!

Nicole, 14 lessons with Michael

Very good

Michael is very patient with my girl. We just had two lessons. I will keep you posted as we progress. He helped us to find additional materials for my girl to student.

Janet, 17 lessons with Michael

Very Helpful

My son wanted a few days of tutoring right before his physics final exam to clarify several new concepts. I needed to find a physics expert fast that could jump right in and get the job done. Michael was quick to respond to my "last minute" request and was able to provide two tutoring sessions right before the final exam. My son said the sessions were very helpful and that they helped him understand the concepts much better.

John, 2 lessons with Michael

Incredibly kind and patient tutor!

Michael is the best tutor we've ever had. He helped my daughter raise her grade in precalculus in a very patient, kind and understanding manner. Our schedule was very crazy, but Michael always managed to help her when needed. Two thumbs up!

Christina, 16 lessons with Michael

Personable, professional and adaptable to student's level

Michael was very honest with me before I hired him that astronomy was not his core expertise. He reviewed my course material before making a commitment to work with me which I appreciated. He felt confident that he would be able to apply his math and physics background to the content which he did. Our session helped me better understand the material and prepare for an exam.

Sondra, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable and informative tutor

Michael taught and showed me in depth how MARIE assembly language works. I liked that he was very informative and experienced in this area among other subjects which helped me accomplish having the ability to finish my work fast and receive an outstanding grade, thanks Michael! :D

Mi, 2 lessons with Michael

Very Accommodating

Michael has been very accommodating with our family schedule. Apart from being Very patience and knowledgeable, his communication and willing to be flexible with my daughters school schedule has been awesome! Thank you!

Robert, 3 lessons with Michael
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Michael D.

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