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Michael H.

High School Math, Physics, Computer Science & SAT/GRE/AP/PRAXIS Prep

High School Math, Physics, Computer Science & SAT/GRE/AP/PRAXIS Prep

$60/hour

  • 1,588 hours tutoring

  • Ellicott City, MD 21043

About Michael


Bio

I tutor Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. My students range from the Elementary to College.

Since 2007, tutoring has been a passion for me. My interest in learning is infectious, and my tutoring style is both friendly and engaging.

I joined WyzAnt.com in the Spring of 2011, and since then have tutored nearly full time. My students range in age from 8 to 38. In each case, they sought to fill gaps that their classes left behind. Traditional education offers a one-size-fits-most...

I tutor Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. My students range from the Elementary to College.

Since 2007, tutoring has been a passion for me. My interest in learning is infectious, and my tutoring style is both friendly and engaging.

I joined WyzAnt.com in the Spring of 2011, and since then have tutored nearly full time. My students range in age from 8 to 38. In each case, they sought to fill gaps that their classes left behind. Traditional education offers a one-size-fits-most model. The students who benefit the most from tutoring are those who fall outside that model.

My BS degree was earned at the Florida Institute of Technology in Physics, and I have two Masters degrees: one in Mathematics and the other in Physics. They were obtained from the University of Maryland and from Johns Hopkins University. My teachers were some of the best in the country, and I've adopted their excitement and dynamism to my teaching style.

In Mathematics, my tutoring experience includes:
- Arithmetic
- Pre-algebra
- Algebra I & II
- Plane & Analytic Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Probability & Statistics
- Number Theory
- Calculus
- Differential Equations -- Ordinary and Partial
- Real & Complex Analysis
- Numerical Analysis

In the Sciences, my tutoring experience includes:
- Physics (Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Optics, Electricity & Magnetism)
- High School Chemistry (Inorganic only)

In Computer Science, my tutoring experience includes:
- Programming languages: Perl and Python
- Linux, especially training for certifications such as the LPI and RHCE

Need help preparing for the SAT, GMAT, GRE, GED, or for class tests? Recently, I took the SAT test and was awarded a combined score that placed me in the top 97% of test takers. On the PRAXIS tests -- required for new teachers – I scored in the top 15% of fellow test takers on both the Mathematics and Physics Content Subject tests.

Pursuing Advance Placement? I've tutored students taking:
- AP Calculus
- AP Physics
- AP Statistics

Tutoring is usually conducted in your home, a library, or a café. If the student has access to the Wyzant account, on-line tutoring is available, too.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Education

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Physics
Johns Hopkins
Masters
University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: 60 minute minimum for each session. A discount is available for multiple clients at the same session or back-to-back.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/9/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I started to program computers in 1970 using BASIC and FORTRAN. Since then, I have learned and written programs in Visual Basic, C, C++, Perl, and Python. While not a full-time programmer, nevertheless, I have kept up with the evolving standards and continue keeping my skills sharp. Programming computers is very enjoyable, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience.
Linux,

Linux

I have used Linux as my primary operating system since 2001, and have since earned certification through the Linux Professional Institute.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

My first personal computer was an Apple IIe (circa 1985), and since then have used Macintosh as my second most favored operating system (after Linux). Macintosh X is based on the rock-solid BSD operating system. I love it!
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

Since 2007, I have earned several certifications (LPI and CompTIA+) in Linux administration, which require basic and intermediate level knowledge of networks. As a part of my daily work, I maintain networks for small businesses and apartment complexes.
Perl,

Perl

I have used Perl for the last five years to help administer Linux servers and to help transform data to new formats. Perl is very easy to use and very powerful. Recently, Brainbench.com certified my knowledge in Perl.
UNIX,

UNIX

I have been using UNIX on an on-and-off basis since the 1980s. Since 2002, I have used the four most popular versions of UNIX most: Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD, and my use has been heavy. Not only do I use them as desktop operating systems, but also as servers for websites, firewalls, and backup services. My knowledge level in these systems is considerably beyond average.
Computer Science, General Computer

Corporate Training

Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

Since 2007, I have earned several certifications (LPI and CompTIA+) in Linux administration, which require basic and intermediate level knowledge of networks. As a part of my daily work, I maintain networks for small businesses and apartment complexes.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored statistics at the college level for the last six years and I worked as a mathematician at Johns Hopkins for 15 years specializing in statistics.
General Computer

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English

Homeschool

Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored statistics at the college level for the last six years and I worked as a mathematician at Johns Hopkins for 15 years specializing in statistics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

As a working Physicist, I did research for over 15 years in acoustics, a field that requires extensive familiarity with differential equations (both ordinary and partial). Additionally, I have tutoring experience with both college and graduate students in the subject.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored statistics at the college level for the last six years and I worked as a mathematician at Johns Hopkins for 15 years specializing in statistics.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored statistics at the college level for the last six years and I worked as a mathematician at Johns Hopkins for 15 years specializing in statistics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored statistics at the college level for the last six years and I worked as a mathematician at Johns Hopkins for 15 years specializing in statistics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

In the Fall of 2011, I took the PRAXIS I and II tests, and received better-than-average scores on each test. On the Content tests (Series II) my scores on the Math and the Physics tests earned me a Recognition of Excellence (ROE) designation. Only the best 1 in 7 test takers get that designation.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (208 ratings)
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(172)
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(30)
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(4)
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Reviews


Real Analysis Math class for CS BS degree

Michael was helpful in working through and explaining problems. Between lessons he reviewed material to prepare for the next session. His explanations were easy to understand and follow.

Anne, 2 lessons with Michael

Patient, caring and knowledgeable

Michael is tutoring me in Algebra 2 and Geometry. He is always prompt, ready to work and makes learning fun. Which is hard because I hate math. I have had 3 teachers and none of them have been as proficient in the different types of math or as patient and helpful. He is a great tutor.

Pamela, 24 lessons with Michael

Awesome Tutor

Michael was very helpful and he is an amazing tutor. He went over my notes with me. He did what I asked for. If anyone needs help in linux then Michael is the one you need.

Agha, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable and experienced tutor

My biggest challenge with differential equations is getting started and trying to figure out what the problems are asking for. Michael was able to quickly breakdown the problems and provide suggestions to solve them.

Duane, 3 lessons with Michael

Incredibly helpful!

Sometimes all you need is one on one instruction to grasp a concept. My son was able to get that with Michael and he did extremely well on his Physics exam!

Shannice, 2 lessons with Michael

knowledgeable and helpful

knows perl but we struggle a little on using komodo Edit on windows platform . knows how to overcome difficuties in programming. will definitely use him for more lessons.

Albakry, 17 lessons with Michael

Expert teacher

I met with Michael to study a subject that very few people teach, Partial Differential Equations. He was very friendly and helpful, guiding me through an advanced Math topic.

Adam, 1 lesson with Michael

Very Helpful!

This tutor has years of practical expedience with Linux! He was able to help me prepare for my final as well as gave advice on future possible certifications.

Alexander, 1 lesson with Michael

Patient and effective tutor

He's very patient and is able to explain how to solve problems in multiple ways. He's also good at explaining problems using visuals, which is very helpful to me. I already took a GRE prep class but these tutoring sessions have proved way more useful.

Alice, 10 lessons with Michael
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$60/hour

Michael H.

$60/hour

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Response time: 46 minutes