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Micah D.

Experienced Ph.D. Educator for Logic, Philosophy, Writing, and Math

Experienced Ph.D. Educator for Logic, Philosophy, Writing, and Math

$35/hour

  • 151 hours tutoring

About Micah


Bio

Hi, my name is Micah and I look forward to the opportunity of bringing my years of educational experience to your tutoring needs. But first, let me tell you a bit about myself. I have worked for many years with students from different age levels and across many different areas of interest. I completed my B.A. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007, where I graduated summa cum laude. During college, I worked as a writing tutor for students seeking help with a variety of...

Hi, my name is Micah and I look forward to the opportunity of bringing my years of educational experience to your tutoring needs. But first, let me tell you a bit about myself. I have worked for many years with students from different age levels and across many different areas of interest. I completed my B.A. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007, where I graduated summa cum laude. During college, I worked as a writing tutor for students seeking help with a variety of different kinds of assignments. After graduation, I worked to implement curricula of personal development and leadership training among both middle and high school students. During my doctoral work at the University of Miami, I spent four years designing and teaching my own classes. I am currently a university professor with experience teaching a variety of courses both in the classroom and remotely in the online environment. My experience allows me to bring a unique set of skills to my tutoring.

I am very passionate about teaching, and love the experience of helping a student realize that he or she is capable of understanding what before was thought to be too difficult. I am whole-heartedly dedicated to the success of my students, and work tirelessly to present the material in the clearest possible way. Academic success does not come from rote memorization; it comes from understanding the concepts and being able to put things in one's own words. Towards this end, I strive to make sure that my students have mastered, and not merely memorized, the material. I arrive punctual and well-prepared for my sessions, and I ask for my students to do the same.

At the moment, I tutor primarily in logic and philosophy, although I am also experienced in helping students to improve their writing and study skills. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.


Education

B.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Philosophy
University of Miami
PhD

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Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are foundational to academic success. Unfortunately, many students have limited success because they never mastered these skills. Many students assume that they are either born intelligent, or not. They don't realize that intelligence must be earned with hard work. The following are general guidelines that I use and teach to my students. Regardless of the specific subject, a student can succeed in a course if they keep the following things in mind. 1) Consistency: Cramming is a bad way to approach the material. It is much more effective to spend 30 minutes every day studying algebra than to spend 5 hours once a week. This way your brain has time to organize the material in a meaningful way. 2) Take notes: writing is very important to the learning process because it requires the student to take what s/he has heard or read, process it, and put it in their own words. Translating information into your own words aids with mastery of the material. Additionally, note-taking provides a helpful study guide for upcoming exams. 3) Discipline: Academic success requires self-control, such as knowing when to turn the TV off and go study. It is often tempting to blame one's failures on lack of innate intelligence, rather than on a misguided work ethic. But with consistent hard work, it is possible to master even the most difficult material.

English

Proofreading, Writing

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I am a university professor with a Ph.D. in philosophy.

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are foundational to academic success. Unfortunately, many students have limited success because they never mastered these skills. Many students assume that they are either born intelligent, or not. They don't realize that intelligence must be earned with hard work. The following are general guidelines that I use and teach to my students. Regardless of the specific subject, a student can succeed in a course if they keep the following things in mind. 1) Consistency: Cramming is a bad way to approach the material. It is much more effective to spend 30 minutes every day studying algebra than to spend 5 hours once a week. This way your brain has time to organize the material in a meaningful way. 2) Take notes: writing is very important to the learning process because it requires the student to take what s/he has heard or read, process it, and put it in their own words. Translating information into your own words aids with mastery of the material. Additionally, note-taking provides a helpful study guide for upcoming exams. 3) Discipline: Academic success requires self-control, such as knowing when to turn the TV off and go study. It is often tempting to blame one's failures on lack of innate intelligence, rather than on a misguided work ethic. But with consistent hard work, it is possible to master even the most difficult material.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing

Math

Logic,

Logic

I have taken one undergraduate and two graduate level classes in formal logic, as well as having taught my own class in logic at the university level. Teaching and grading the homework and exams from my own logic class provided ample opportunities to tutor students.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

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Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are foundational to academic success. Unfortunately, many students have limited success because they never mastered these skills. Many students assume that they are either born intelligent, or not. They don't realize that intelligence must be earned with hard work. The following are general guidelines that I use and teach to my students. Regardless of the specific subject, a student can succeed in a course if they keep the following things in mind. 1) Consistency: Cramming is a bad way to approach the material. It is much more effective to spend 30 minutes every day studying algebra than to spend 5 hours once a week. This way your brain has time to organize the material in a meaningful way. 2) Take notes: writing is very important to the learning process because it requires the student to take what s/he has heard or read, process it, and put it in their own words. Translating information into your own words aids with mastery of the material. Additionally, note-taking provides a helpful study guide for upcoming exams. 3) Discipline: Academic success requires self-control, such as knowing when to turn the TV off and go study. It is often tempting to blame one's failures on lack of innate intelligence, rather than on a misguided work ethic. But with consistent hard work, it is possible to master even the most difficult material.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I am a university professor with a Ph.D. in philosophy.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are foundational to academic success. Unfortunately, many students have limited success because they never mastered these skills. Many students assume that they are either born intelligent, or not. They don't realize that intelligence must be earned with hard work. The following are general guidelines that I use and teach to my students. Regardless of the specific subject, a student can succeed in a course if they keep the following things in mind. 1) Consistency: Cramming is a bad way to approach the material. It is much more effective to spend 30 minutes every day studying algebra than to spend 5 hours once a week. This way your brain has time to organize the material in a meaningful way. 2) Take notes: writing is very important to the learning process because it requires the student to take what s/he has heard or read, process it, and put it in their own words. Translating information into your own words aids with mastery of the material. Additionally, note-taking provides a helpful study guide for upcoming exams. 3) Discipline: Academic success requires self-control, such as knowing when to turn the TV off and go study. It is often tempting to blame one's failures on lack of innate intelligence, rather than on a misguided work ethic. But with consistent hard work, it is possible to master even the most difficult material.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I am a university professor with a Ph.D. in philosophy.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are foundational to academic success. Unfortunately, many students have limited success because they never mastered these skills. Many students assume that they are either born intelligent, or not. They don't realize that intelligence must be earned with hard work. The following are general guidelines that I use and teach to my students. Regardless of the specific subject, a student can succeed in a course if they keep the following things in mind. 1) Consistency: Cramming is a bad way to approach the material. It is much more effective to spend 30 minutes every day studying algebra than to spend 5 hours once a week. This way your brain has time to organize the material in a meaningful way. 2) Take notes: writing is very important to the learning process because it requires the student to take what s/he has heard or read, process it, and put it in their own words. Translating information into your own words aids with mastery of the material. Additionally, note-taking provides a helpful study guide for upcoming exams. 3) Discipline: Academic success requires self-control, such as knowing when to turn the TV off and go study. It is often tempting to blame one's failures on lack of innate intelligence, rather than on a misguided work ethic. But with consistent hard work, it is possible to master even the most difficult material.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are foundational to academic success. Unfortunately, many students have limited success because they never mastered these skills. Many students assume that they are either born intelligent, or not. They don't realize that intelligence must be earned with hard work. The following are general guidelines that I use and teach to my students. Regardless of the specific subject, a student can succeed in a course if they keep the following things in mind. 1) Consistency: Cramming is a bad way to approach the material. It is much more effective to spend 30 minutes every day studying algebra than to spend 5 hours once a week. This way your brain has time to organize the material in a meaningful way. 2) Take notes: writing is very important to the learning process because it requires the student to take what s/he has heard or read, process it, and put it in their own words. Translating information into your own words aids with mastery of the material. Additionally, note-taking provides a helpful study guide for upcoming exams. 3) Discipline: Academic success requires self-control, such as knowing when to turn the TV off and go study. It is often tempting to blame one's failures on lack of innate intelligence, rather than on a misguided work ethic. But with consistent hard work, it is possible to master even the most difficult material.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Writing

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Micah

The best!!! He was extremely helpful and explained things in a simple, understandable, yet non-condescending way, which is increasingly rare in tutors. It felt like I was having it explained by a friend rather than having a tutoring session.

Parker, 4 lessons with Micah

Awesome Tutor

After making a D on my first college algebra test, I decided that a tutor was needed. I went to a few tutors but none of them really worked for me until I went to Micah. He took his time with me. He went over the material beforehand to help me even more. He worked with me step by step until we got the problem solved. He was very nice, consistent, helpful, and always on time. I will be using his services again.

Jacqualine, 5 lessons with Micah
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