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Michael P.

Cambridge, MA

$60/hour

Yes, Virginia, mathematics can be fun.

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/18/11

$60/Hour


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Haverford College
Religion, History
Harvard Divinity school
Master's
UMASS/BOSTON
MEd

Education

Haverford College (Religion, History)

Harvard Divinity school (Master's)

UMASS/BOSTON (MEd)

About Michael

I love mathematics, and believe that with story, visual models, patience, and humor, I can help any struggling student. Most of my considerable experience is with elementary students, but I am certified to teach at the high school level. Mathematics is about patterns, and these patterns have a beautiful simplicity.

But math is not always taught that way. It can be taught as a bewildering procession of calculation rules and procedures, and that can turn students off pretty quickly if memorizing procedures is not a strength. My website shows some of the math models I have built.
I love mathematics, and believe that with story, visual models, patience, and humor, I can help any struggling student. Most of my considerable experience is with elementary students, but I am certified to teach at the high school level. Mathematics is about patterns, and these Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Music:
General Music
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
History:
American History, Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Haverford College
Religion, History
Harvard Divinity school
Master's
UMASS/BOSTON
MEd

Education

Haverford College (Religion, History)

Harvard Divinity school (Master's)

UMASS/BOSTON (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.