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Michael F.

Somerville, MA

$40/hour

Engaging Brown Student Math and Science Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 10 ratings
great teacher! very thorough, patient and easy to understand.
— Kari, Jamaica Plain, MA on 11/29/16

$40/Hour


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Brown University
Biology

Education

Brown University (Biology)

About Michael

Hello,

Here's the deal. Great tutoring takes two things: Student engagement and experience. Now you are going to ask - how will you be able to connect with you or your child? Well, leave that part up to me. I've worked with students from many different backgrounds, and I always find a way to meet students where they are and have fun while tutoring. If you're not actually enjoying the tutoring session, then why even bother? All academic topics can be fun and exciting - it all depends on how they are taught.

So how do I know how to teach / tutor? Well, I'll give you four quick examples.
1) I have worked closely with high school students to tutor math and science. I've been doing this for close to two years now, and I've learned a lot of basic techniques which increase comprehension and retention.
2) I am a teaching assistant and tutor for an intro level Biology class at Brown. I've done this for three semesters now. I work with students in groups and individually to go over specific topics.
3)I run the outdoors club at Brown University. At the beginning of every school year we take 35 leaders and 120 participants up to New Hampshire for a five-day backpacking trip. I help organize and run all of the trainings for this. It is 100+ hours of running trainings every semester.
4) I ranked at least in the 95th percentile on the ACT, SAT, and MCAT.

REMEMBER - you'll want to chose me because of my experience, my ability to connect with students, and the energy I bring to tutoring.
Hello,

Here's the deal. Great tutoring takes two things: Student engagement and experience. Now you are going to ask - how will you be able to connect with you or your child? Well, leave that part up to me. I've worked with students from many different backgrounds, and I always find a way to meet students where they are and have fun
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation must be 24 hours in advance, or tutoring session will be billed at half rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Somerville, MA 02144
In-person lessons

"great teacher! very thorough, patient and easy to understand."

- Kari, Jamaica Plain, MA on 11/29/16

"Great tutor with great result"

- Andy, Great Neck, NY on 1/6/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Medical Coding, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, Medical Coding, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Religion
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Fitness, Table Tennis, Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have tutored many high schoolers in algebra.

Organic Chemistry

I am a student at Brown University, which has one of the most rigorous organic chemistry sequences in the country (re: New York Times articles from a few years ago). I received an A on both the first and second semester of organic chemistry. I also worked closely with friends in the class when I was taking it, so I am familiar in helping teach other the subject. I have spent a lot of time tutoring inorganic level chemistry at Brown and on WyzAnt, so this builds off of that knowledge.

Brown University
Biology

Education

Brown University (Biology)

great teacher! very thorough, patient and easy to understand.

Mike was helpful, patient and easy to understand. My son felt much more prepared after his session with Mike. Would definitely recommend him to others.

— Kari, Jamaica Plain, MA on 11/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation must be 24 hours in advance, or tutoring session will be billed at half rate.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 7 miles of Somerville, MA 02144.