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Michael S.

Engineering Graduate Who Will Tutor at Your Pace in Math and Physics

Engineering Graduate Who Will Tutor at Your Pace in Math and Physics

$40/hour

  • 140 hours tutoring

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I'm Michael. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering this year. Throughout my college experience I’ve encountered plenty of math. I found that the subjects I learned several years ago were making an appearance in my upper division classes. I felt I had an advantage over my peers since I remembered the old math quite well. Also, when I didn’t remember it, I could look it up and recall the information like the day I took the final exam. I will use my memory and tutoring...

I'm Michael. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering this year. Throughout my college experience I’ve encountered plenty of math. I found that the subjects I learned several years ago were making an appearance in my upper division classes. I felt I had an advantage over my peers since I remembered the old math quite well. Also, when I didn’t remember it, I could look it up and recall the information like the day I took the final exam. I will use my memory and tutoring ability to help students learn and conquer new and difficult subjects.

I began tutoring in high school to freshmen who struggled with Algebra 1 and geometry. These were one on one sessions, a half hour before school began. I showed them what they were missing which let them solve the rest of the problem on their own. Unfortunately, the students that were struggling the most were not given enough time before school began, so they fell behind. I don't want students to fall behind and particularly don't want students to feel too pressed for time. Today, I meet all my student’s needs and give them a much needed confidence boost.

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 and while he may be frustrated he eventually learns how to solve it. 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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Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

While I am an expert on all things math based I can also check essays and lab assignments. Since I know the mathematics behind a lab report I can see the flaws and other ways to approach one. I have written about a hundred lab reports and typically edit the long group reports before they are finished.

English

Proofreading

Proofreading

While I am an expert on all things math based I can also check essays and lab assignments. Since I know the mathematics behind a lab report I can see the flaws and other ways to approach one. I have written about a hundred lab reports and typically edit the long group reports before they are finished.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra 1 in high school while doing nearly all the homework in the few minutes available at the end of class. Since then, I have used algebra every semester. I am tutoring this to my younger brother as he is entering high school.
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 tutored for a few months with a couple students. Calculus is a lot and I recommend avoiding memorizing too much. Usually a teacher will allow for an open book or some notes so you don't need to memorize equations, but knowing which equations to use and how to differentiate/integrate is typically the entire test.
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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored math to my younger brother several times, by running through the problems. It might seem easy to just use a calculator sometimes, but it is best to know what your calculator is doing. You might not think you will need this stuff in the future, but you will be wrong prealgebra is everywhere.
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 1,

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra 1 in high school while doing nearly all the homework in the few minutes available at the end of class. Since then, I have used algebra every semester. I am tutoring this to my younger brother as he is entering high school.
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 tutored for a few months with a couple students. Calculus is a lot and I recommend avoiding memorizing too much. Usually a teacher will allow for an open book or some notes so you don't need to memorize equations, but knowing which equations to use and how to differentiate/integrate is typically the entire test.
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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored math to my younger brother several times, by running through the problems. It might seem easy to just use a calculator sometimes, but it is best to know what your calculator is doing. You might not think you will need this stuff in the future, but you will be wrong prealgebra is everywhere.
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 1,

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra 1 in high school while doing nearly all the homework in the few minutes available at the end of class. Since then, I have used algebra every semester. I am tutoring this to my younger brother as he is entering high school.
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 tutored for a few months with a couple students. Calculus is a lot and I recommend avoiding memorizing too much. Usually a teacher will allow for an open book or some notes so you don't need to memorize equations, but knowing which equations to use and how to differentiate/integrate is typically the entire test.
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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored math to my younger brother several times, by running through the problems. It might seem easy to just use a calculator sometimes, but it is best to know what your calculator is doing. You might not think you will need this stuff in the future, but you will be wrong prealgebra is everywhere.
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.
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 1,

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra 1 in high school while doing nearly all the homework in the few minutes available at the end of class. Since then, I have used algebra every semester. I am tutoring this to my younger brother as he is entering high school.
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 tutored for a few months with a couple students. Calculus is a lot and I recommend avoiding memorizing too much. Usually a teacher will allow for an open book or some notes so you don't need to memorize equations, but knowing which equations to use and how to differentiate/integrate is typically the entire test.
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 60 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Michael is excellent. It makes learning a fun experience.

He's patience and knowledgeable. Has a great vibe and makes it easy to learn. I feel more prepared now to do my first test and will continue to use him as needed.

Dinora, 5 lessons with Michael

Thank you!

Michael, thank you for your continued support with Courtney’s Algebra and Geometry tutoring. The time and patience that you take is so appreciated!

Jami, 25 lessons with Michael

Great

Great job with my 6th grader. My son said he was really good at e planning stuff. I’d hire him again. They got a lot of work done. Nice and patient. Michael did a good job. I’m Filling in this form

Daphne, 1 lesson with Michael

very helpful and patient

He helped us with Math, he was very patient and nice. Knew the content. He knew how to also help us navigate through the platform that this site uses. He gave multiple examples when we didn't understand the math problem, was patient and walked us through it.

LIDIA, 1 lesson with Michael

Fantastic!

Michael is a methodical tutor who came fully prepared to tackle the subject matter. In my son's case, Michael had a full syllabus ready at hand. He addressed weaknesses in my son's Algebra II knowledge base with a thorough dive into key concepts. He adeptly used the online white board and video chat in his lessons and managed to connect well with my son. We will certainly ask Michael to help us again. Thanks, Michael!

James, 5 lessons with Michael

Very Knowledgeable

Michael knew everything that we covered and knew it with confidence. He was able to to guide me through problems and gave me hints if I needed it. Very good with teaching the problems.

Mackenzie, 1 lesson with Michael

Great teacher!

Michael worked with our daughter on Algebra 2 objectives. He was very patient and did a wonderful job! We are going to continue to work with Michael through this class.

Jami, 25 lessons with Michael

Excellent Tutor for Calc!

Michael is an amazing tutor that is very patient with his students and makes sure they fully understand the concepts at hand. I would recommend him to anyone struggling in math. He really helped me!

Sarah, 7 lessons with Michael
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$40/hour

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