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Michael C.

Vacaville, CA

$40/hour

Certificated Physics Teacher

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B.A. (honors), UC, Davis
Biological Science
College of Letters and Science, UC Davis
Master's

Education

B.A. (honors), UC, Davis (Biological Science)

College of Letters and Science, UC Davis (Master's)

About Michael

I've been doing a combination of college tutoring, athletic coaching and classroom teaching since 2002. The experiences I had while in college led me to change my plans drastically. I went from planning on attending medical school to pursuing a profession as a teacher. One of the greatest feelings is being able to help someone understand something that they have been struggling with.

I love the tutoring setting because it is more of an academic coaching than a straightforward teacher. In a smaller one-on-one setting you end up personally invested in the learning of the individual. All you attention gets to be focused on one place making it easier to present content, track learning and tailor teaching methods.

I started tutoring algebra based physics while in college between classes. While my degree was in Biological Sciences I was told it would be easier to find a job if I was also credentialed in physics and chemistry. My first teaching job in 2005 was teaching physics and chemistry. Since then I have progressed so that all I teach is physics. I have taught Conceptual Physics to Freshmen, AP Physics B (an old course no longer offered), AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. I have also attended countless workshops with other physics teachers to enhance my content knowledge and teaching practices.

Picking a tutor isn't always as easy as just reading about someone. Since it is one on one you need to have an initial comfort level with the person and their methods in order to have a successful outcome. Please feel free to contact me with any questions? Looking forward to hearing from you.
I've been doing a combination of college tutoring, athletic coaching and classroom teaching since 2002. The experiences I had while in college led me to change my plans drastically. I went from planning on attending medical school to pursuing a profession as a teacher. One of the greatest feelings is being able to help someone understand something Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Vacaville, CA 95687
Science:
Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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B.A. (honors), UC, Davis
Biological Science
College of Letters and Science, UC Davis
Master's

Education

B.A. (honors), UC, Davis (Biological Science)

College of Letters and Science, UC Davis (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 10 miles of Vacaville, CA 95687.