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Mike R.

Jacksonville, FL

$35/hour

Patient, effective and honest Math, Physics and Engineering Tutor

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10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/19/15
4.9 average from 9 ratings

$35/Hour


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New Jersey Institute of Technology
Civil Engineering
Pace University
MBA

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering)

Pace University (MBA)

About Mike

My name is Mike, and I am looking to tutor part time (weekdays after 6:00PM and weekends anytime) in all levels of math and physics (elementary, high school or college). I have worked full time in the Engineering field for 20 years and work in a team environment. I really enjoy teaching and helping others, preferably in a small group environment. My teaching philosophy is getting to understand concepts, the bigger picture in learning and practicing through example problems. I enjoy problem solving, love working with numbers and physics.

I have an extensive math background through undergraduate engineering and a graduate finance degree. I am reliable, have good character references and have experience tutoring my neighbors and friends. I really am excited about the opportunity to help you, a family member or friend learn, understand and apply in the real world, concepts of math and science and am passionate about learning!
My name is Mike, and I am looking to tutor part time (weekdays after 6:00PM and weekends anytime) in all levels of math and physics (elementary, high school or college). I have worked full time in the Engineering field for 20 years and work in a team environment. I really enjoy teaching and helping others, preferably in a small group environment. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I am available weekday evenings (after 6:00PM) and Saturdays and Sundays (mornings).

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32259
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GMAT,
PSAT,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have a vast understanding of mathematical concepts from Algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, advanced math, pre calculus and calculus. I can assist you or your family member in preparing for the ACT Math test. I completed the ACT Math as part of my undergraduate engineering entrance exam and can apply my experience in helping you prepare and achieve positive results. My philosophy is understanding basic concepts followed by working many example problems to reinforce concepts.

Algebra 1

I have tutored previously in Algebra I, assisting my neighbors who are taking pre-college courses. My tutoring philosophy is first understand the concepts and then work examples to reinforce. I have an understanding of: factoring of equations, graphing, solving simple and complex equations, multiplying and dividing polynomials, word problems.

Algebra 2

I have tutored in Algebra II locally in my neighborhood in assisting in helping my neighbors pre pare for college level classes. My teaching philosophy is basic understanding of concepts followed by working thru many examples to reinforce them. I have worked extensively with: inequalities, linear functions, graphing, real numbers, absolute numbers, quadratic functions, rationale functions, inverse functions all they way thru the calculus level.

Calculus

I have completed undergraduate and graduate level calculus in support of my BS in Civil Engineering degree and my MBA in Finance graduate degree. My philosophy in teaching these courses is a basic understanding of concepts followed by working many example problems in reinforce. Concepts I can teach/assist include: elementary derivatives and integration, partial differentiation, tangent plane function, Taylor's formula, divergence of a vector field, integration by parts, double and higher order integrals, first and second order differential equations and Laplace transforms.

Civil Engineering

I graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil engineering. I passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Test in 1995 and am a Registered Professional Engineer in Florida since 2004. I have worked in the field since 1994 and my strengths in teaching include: statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, geotechnical and water resources engineering.

Differential Equations

I complete a 4 credit course in differential equations as part of my Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. Included in my studies of differential equations included: Integration by parts, partial derivatives, parametric equations, implicit differentiation, gradient vectors and divergence of vector field. I can assist with both concepts, example problem practice, real world application and test preparation.

Economics

I completed both Macro and Micro Economics both with Engineering concentration as part of my under-graduate degree and business concentration as part of my MBA in Finance graduate degree. My teaching philosophy is basic understanding of concepts, followed by working many practice problems to reinforce. I can assist with concepts including: Declining marginal utility, purchasing power parity, profit margin, regression analysis and other micro/macro concepts.

Finance

I have background in managerial finance in both my current job working as a manager/project manager as well as graduate degree/MBA Finance. My teaching philosophy is basic understanding of concepts followed by practice problems in reinforce. I can assist in subjects such as: Present/future value of money, Currency exchange rates, valuation of stocks/bonds, MS Excel finance tracking of budget spreadsheets, company research and other topics as needed.

Geometry

I have worked extensively with geometry from high school thru my working years as a Civil Engineer. My teaching philosophy is basic understanding of the concepts followed by working thru example problems. I have experience in geometric definitions, proofs, coordinate systems, curves, graphing and equations of lines, curves, distances, angles and formulas for ellipses, hyperbola, parabola, spheres, helixes etc.

GMAT

I completed the GMAT exam as a requirement for entrance to graduate school and can assist you or your family member in preparing for the exam (with a focus on math). I have background in calculus, linear algebra, trigonometry which covers most of the concepts covered on the GMAT exam. I recommend working practice problems while using multiple choice test taking skills to maximize grade.

Linear Algebra

As part of my undergraduate Civil Engineering program, I completed course study in linear algebra. Concepts include: Solving complex matrices, minors and cofactors, determinants, matrix addition, subtraction, multiplication and transposing matrices. I have also applied linear algebra in solving simultaneous linear equations and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. I can assist with concepts, example/practice problems and test preparation.

Microsoft Excel

I have worked extensively with MS Excel for nearly 20 years both at home and at work. I have utilized and can teach, basic concepts of spreadsheets, formulas, organization, graphing, sorting, macros and setting up of workbooks. My teaching philosophy is that of understanding of basic concepts, followed by applying that understanding to example problems.

Microsoft Project

I have background and working experience in MS Project and Primavera scheduling through my working experience in working in Programs and Project Management. I can assist you or your family member in the basics, such as scheduling, cost loading, predecessors, successors, milestones, critical path, loading funding and resources. My philosophy in teaching MS Project is working through a lot of practice problems and scenarios.

Physics

I would like to assist you or your family member with any help you need in high school or college level. I have a passion for all levels of physics teaching concepts and working thru example problems. Physics is the basis of my Civil Engineering degree and would like to share my passion for the subject with others. I can assist with the following topics: Statics, dynamics, Kinematics and kinetics, Newton's laws of motion, circuits, optics, lenses, sound, frequency, wavelength etc.

Prealgebra

I utilize regular basic math and pre-algebra concepts daily both in home and at work. My teaching philosophy is understanding basic concepts followed by applying knowledge thru working example problems. I can provide tutoring assistance for: setting up basic equations, factoring, word problems, graphing, mid point of lines, averages, basic principles and foundation of Algebra 1.

Precalculus

I undergraduate and graduate level working knowledge of Pre calculus concepts from both my undergraduate Engineering and graduate MBA in Finance courses. My teaching philosophy is understanding basic concepts while applying thru many example problems to reinforce. Concepts I can assist in include: Functions, graphing, synthetic division, logarithmic functions, quadratic equation, complex numbers and absolute values.

Probability

I have experience in probability and statistics in my educational background within my undergraduate engineering degree and graduate MBA in Finance degree. I also apply principles of probability in a daily basis on the job through risk and uncertainty analysis in analyzing property damages and losses in evaluating he need for large engineering flood protection projects. I work closely with team members in a teaching/mentoring environment with these concepts in a one on one learning environment.

PSAT

I have taken many standardized tests from high school through graduate school as well as certification for my profession and can assist you or your family member in preparing for the PSAT test (math component). I currently tutor in algebra, geometry and algebra II as well as many other math related subjects and recommend many practice problems and multiple choice test taking skills to maximize score.

SAT Math

I am ready to assist in preparing you or your family member for the SAT MATH test. I have taken the SAT, ACT and GMAT tests for entry into undergraduate and graduate school. I have a understanding of concepts ranging from pre-Algebra thru college level calculus, trigonometry, advanced math, and geometry. My teaching philosophy is first an understanding of basic concepts followed by working many example problems for reinforcing them.

Statistics

My background in probability and statistics includes undergraduate and graduate studies in support of my Engineering degree and MBA in Finance degree. I also apply models in linear regression, standard deviation and variance in my career in engineering analysis of predicting economic damages and losses as well as predicting employees, ratings, salaries/level of position against mathematical models. I work closely with new project managers and team members in application of these statistical models and can apply this to tutoring/teaching in a one on one scenario.

Trigonometry

I have completed course work at the undergraduate level and assisted my friends and family in the teaching of trigonometry. My teaching philosophy is basic understanding of concepts followed by working of many example problems. Concepts that I am strong in include: degrees/radians, angles, circular transcendental functions, graphs, hyperbolic identities, and solid angles

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Civil Engineering
Pace University
MBA

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering)

Pace University (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I am available weekday evenings (after 6:00PM) and Saturdays and Sundays (mornings).

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 5 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32259.