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Michael F.

Indianapolis, IN

$45/hour

Board-certified physician and college instructor science tutor

In-person lessons
4.0 average from 2 ratings

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Indiana University
Biological Sciences
Indiana University School of Medicine
MD

Education

Indiana University (Biological Sciences)

Indiana University School of Medicine (MD)

About Michael

Do you need an experienced, academic instructor for help with your science courses? If you are willing to work hard, have discipline, organization, and determination to succeed, I am available and willing to work with you. Having taught for Harrison College, Brown Mackie College, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Carrington College of DeVry University, I understand the importance of a clear understanding of course objectives.

I have taught biology, anatomy and physiology I and II, pharmacology, and understand principles of physics, calculus, organic chemistry, microbiology, and biochemistry. With high expectations, I demanded excellence from my students, and am confident that I can assist with your comprehension and improve your academic performance.

I've been an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Carrington College Of Devry University, Harrison College Indianapolis and Indiana Wesleyan University. I taught online Biology 0110 (which also included principles of Anatomy and Physiology), Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Pharmacology, Health Care Policy, Health Care Law, and a health care course in Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

I was also Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Indiana University Medical Center from 1990 to 2006. There I taught medical students, interns, medical residents, and podiatry residents in clinical clerkships. These included neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, physiology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, and neuropharmacology.

For the past two years, I have served as a mentor and presenter to the College Prep Academy, co-sponsored by the Area Health Education Center of St. Vincent Hospital and NOBChCE. The local chapter of this group is headed by health professionals from Eli Lilly, Dow Chemical, and IU Medical Center. I also have had the opportunity to tutor students in subjects including, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biology.

One of the first techniques I utilize in completing an assessment of each student's academic status is to do a survey asking specific questions.

1. What courses or course do you need assistance with at this time?
2. How many courses are you taking?
3. Are you a full-time student or do you work and go to school?
4. Do you have any issues with vision or hearing?
5. Are you taking an online course or are you home schooled, or do you take your course or courses in a classroom setting?
6. What year are you in school at this time?
7. Students learn in different ways. Are you more of a visual learner, auditory learner, or kinesthetic learner?
8. Do you have access to a computer at home?
9. Is English your primary or first language?
10. Do you need assistance from a translator or interpreter?
11. Are you planning to take a standardized exam, ie ACT, SAT, MCAT, GRE?
12. How much time on task do you spend in study for each of your courses?
13. How do you organize your study time?
14. How well are you doing in your classes at this time?
15. Do you use textbooks or are all of your assignments and exams done online?

From that information, I can prepare a strategy to focus on your specific needs. I also prepare a SWOT analysis of your academic situation. It is critical that I help each student learn how to grasp the concepts of each course. This is especially true for courses like Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry. This is also true for Physics and Calculus. Too often, students make the mistake of studying each course just to pass the exams.
Instructors, while having good intentions, can "teach to the test", which can lead students to obtaining a minimum score instead of mastering the material.

My philosophy is that education means lifelong learning, and is a gateway to your future. My role is to serve as a facilitator to assist you and your instructor (s) to achieve maximum comprehension and growth as you pursue your educational goals.
Do you need an experienced, academic instructor for help with your science courses? If you are willing to work hard, have discipline, organization, and determination to succeed, I am available and willing to work with you. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Indianapolis, IN 46226
In-person lessons
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Coding,
Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology,
Physiology
English:
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, GRE,
MCAT,
Medical Coding,
SAT Writing
Business:
Career Development, GRE

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GRE

I am a retired physician with academic experience. I have taught as adjunct faculty instructor for three colleges or universities. I have tutored high school, college, and graduate students.

MCAT

I am a board-certified physician with fellowship training in Neuromuscular diseases and EMG (Electromyography). I have served Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Harrison College, and taught Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, and have tutored students online and in person to prepare for the MCAT exam.

I cover Math, Science, Critical Thinking, Psychology and the ways to approach review material.

Medical Coding

I am a board-certified physician who founded and managed a private medical practice. I supervised and trained office staff in medical coding, including diagnosis coding, ICD-9, CPT procedural coding, Also used special modifiers for coding both out-patient and in-patients coding. My staff had to bill for procedures performed both in the hospital and office and I trained them to do so. I taught medical assistants, LPNS, RNs, and billing clerks. I used medical terminology in classes taught as Adjunct Faculty instructor for Harrison College, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Carrington College of DeVry University.

Pharmacology

I received my medical doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. I then completed an internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. I completed a three year residency in neurology at Indiana University Medical Center. Then I went to Augusta, Georgia, where I completed a one year fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease at the Medical College of Georgia. I practiced medicine for 18 years. I have taught pharmacology for Harrison College in Indianapolis.

Indiana University
Biological Sciences
Indiana University School of Medicine
MD

Education

Indiana University (Biological Sciences)

Indiana University School of Medicine (MD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Indianapolis, IN 46226.