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Michael M.

Tampa, FL

$50/hour

Patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic Mathematics and Physics tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/3/14
5.0 average from 34 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Wes, Oldsmar, FL on 4/7/17

$50/Hour


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University of South Florida
Physics and Mathematics

Education

University of South Florida (Physics and Mathematics)

About Michael

Hello, I am a Mathematics and Physics graduate from the University of South Florida with over 10 years of certified tutoring experience in both subjects. I have tutored as an employee at the University of South Florida and HIllsborough Community College as well as for family and friends with children in middle school on up to college level courses. I am a patient, enthusiastic tutor that looks forward to helping you or your child not just learn math or physics to pass a test but to understand the subject entirely as a foundation for further progress. I am confident to say that I have found methods to help decipher formulas, word problems, and complex concepts that are involved with solving equations in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability, Physics, etc. I also have the experience to prepare you or your child for the SAT exam or any other exams that have mathematics or physics. Hello, I am a Mathematics and Physics graduate from the University of South Florida with over 10 years of certified tutoring experience in both subjects. I have tutored as an employee at the University of South Florida and HIllsborough Community College as well as for family and friends with children in middle school on up to college level Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Sessions lasting 2 hours or more will be charged at a reduced rate of $40 per hour. Group tutoring will also be charged a reduced rate which depends on the number of students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Tampa, FL 33615
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Wes, Oldsmar, FL on 4/7/17

"A reliable and helpful tutor."

- Brad, Saint Petersburg, FL on 3/14/17

"Very Helpful"

- Todd, Tampa, FL on 2/2/17

"Best Tutor"

- Bruce, Tampa, FL on 10/11/16
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Algebra is, quite frankly, learning how to solve for a variable by moving everything to one side of the equal sign and leaving the variable you solve for on the other side. It is not as difficult as it may seem, unfortunately many teachers fail to explain this simple fact. I have much experience with algebra and am happy to help with this fundamental math.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is basically an extension of Algebra 1 obviously. It is also not as difficult as it may seem, it just takes someone to help students see that it is not so abstract.

Calculus

Calculus is the math of changing rates (e.g. motion) and is the backbone of physics. I have developed a profound understanding of calculus as a physicist and also as a tutor of mathematics for engineers at USF.

Differential Equations

I took differential equations at Hillsborough Community College and earned an "A". I tutored this subject for many students as a certified tutor at the University of South Florida for over four years. I have also had much experience with the subject as a physics major and graduate of USF.

Geometry

Geometry is the fundamental aspect of most math. Einstein showed that gravity is actually a geometrical construct, meaning that it is the result of the geometrical interaction of space-time and matter. Often difficult mathematical subjects can be more easily understood using geometry.

Physics

Physics is my passion, my raison d'etre so to speak. Through physics many beautiful aspects of the natural world can be understood, but often educators fail to bridge this for students because they use concepts that are far too abstract, or simply because they don't know the subject matter any better than they have to in order to teach it in a very limited fashion. Only one third of high school teachers actually have a degree in physics. At any rate I will be more than happy to help with this fascinating subject, the basis of all our scientific knowledge. All other sciences are built from the foundation of physics.

Prealgebra

I have tutored many students on prealgebra in an effort to get them prepared for the next step in mathematics. I once was intimidated by mathematics but was fortunate to have an awesome instructor to help me see that it is not only not that difficult but can actually be fun...believe it or not.

Precalculus

I tutored students in precalculus privately, online, and also as staff at USF. I tutored students for the SAT/ACT exam many times.

SAT Math

I have assisted many students with preparation for the SAT exam and feel extremely confident in my ability to help them pass this exam with a very high score in mathematics.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the mathematics of angles and shows up all throughout later classes in mathematics (much like algebra). Therefore confidence in this math is important and I am happy to help students attain this goal.

University of South Florida
Physics and Mathematics

Education

University of South Florida (Physics and Mathematics)

Knowledgeable and patient

He helped my son pass with his mid-terms and I would recommend him to friends any day. He coached him through the steps to solve the problems and resulted in my boy having the confidence he needed to complete the math test.

— Wes, Oldsmar, FL on 4/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Sessions lasting 2 hours or more will be charged at a reduced rate of $40 per hour. Group tutoring will also be charged a reduced rate which depends on the number of students.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Tampa, FL 33615.