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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

$50/hour

  • 743 hours tutoring

About Michael


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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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: $40 per hour for all high school classes and basic courses such as Calculus.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/19/2020

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Subjects

Computer

Solidworks

Solidworks

I have created about 300 parts in SolidWorks. Some of which were modified dozens of times. Some people don't know where to start or don't realize specific function exist in SolidWorks. With screen share and the occasional part sharing we can solve these problems together.

Homeschool

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.
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 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.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have graduated after 5 years with a Mechanical Engineering major. Some subjects are easier for me than others so be sure to specify. I have taken all thermodynamic classes some material classes and plenty of Statics/ Dynamics/ Fluids classes. These all range in difficulty based on who teaches it too. Some professors prefer to go into detail on the underlying equations, but that might not be totally important. If you want some help on homework or someone to study with I would love to help.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have graduated after 5 years with a Mechanical Engineering major. Some subjects are easier for me than others so be sure to specify. I have taken all thermodynamic classes some material classes and plenty of Statics/ Dynamics/ Fluids classes. These all range in difficulty based on who teaches it too. Some professors prefer to go into detail on the underlying equations, but that might not be totally important. If you want some help on homework or someone to study with I would love to help.
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 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 63 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Very helpful

He was very helpful, although he rotated a semicircle about an axis in a non intuitive way when in my opinion it may have made more sense to spin it around an axis like the origin. Regardless though he still solved my issue. Thanks Michael!

Justin, 1 lesson with Michael

switched gears from geometry for chemistry help before test

My son meets with Michael twice a week for geometry tutoring, but had a chemistry test the next morning he was struggling with studying for. Michael was, as usual, very accommodating and flexible. They worked through his notes and came up with strategies to help him memorize the material.

Tina, 31 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and reliable

Michael S. knows the material and was able to help me get caught up after another tutoring sight fell short. I was able to catch up to where I needed to do and even worked a little ahead. He was able to explain the material and help fill in the pieces that I was missing in knowledge. This was a second class in a two class sequence. I did not receive a firm foundation from the first class and so needed to fill in concepts that I did not know. I would recommend highly recommend Michael S. to anyone.

Stephen, 27 lessons with Michael

switched gears from geometry for chemistry help before test

My son meets with Michael twice a week for geometry tutoring, but had a chemistry test the next morning he was struggling with studying for. Michael was, as usual, very accommodating and flexible. They worked through his notes and came up with strategies to help him memorize the material.

Tina, 31 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son has been tutored by Michael in CPM Int 3 math and regular physics. Michael really knows how to explain problems in a way he can understand. Thank you Michael!

Kimberly, 14 lessons with Michael

Engineering -onshape program

Micheal is patient and works well with My Autistic son . His knowledge on the subject is clear and with this distance learning he engages my son with the onshape software program.

Veronica, 3 lessons with Michael

great teacher

Very patient and willing to work at your pace. Takes time to explain things in detail and let’s you know what you should be seeing on upcoming exams.

Randy, 9 lessons with Michael

Engineering -onshape program

Micheal is patient and works well with My Autistic son . His knowledge on the subject is clear and with this distance learning he engages my son with the onshape software program.

Veronica, 3 lessons with Michael

Very knowledgeable tutor

Michael’s work with my daughters has been amazing. In just a few short weeks, they have grown in their learning of geometry. He is very accessible and knowledgeable.

Howard, 4 lessons with Michael

Thank you!

Michael has done a terrific job with the SAT preparation with our daughter. Michael is very patient and explains the material very well.

Jami, 85 lessons with Michael
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$50/hour

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