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Melanie W.

Farmington, MI

$45/hour

Physics and Math tutor to help you succeed

Background check passed as of 1/28/15
4.9 average from 248 ratings
Very Patient Tutor
— Dawn, Southfield, MI on 9/29/16

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Kalamazoo College
physics, math

Education

Kalamazoo College (physics, math)

About Melanie

My name is Melanie and I am a twenty five year old graduate of Kalamazoo College. I majored in math and physics and received departmental honors in the latter. I spent quite a bit of time at school helping my professors TA their classes and introductory level labs. I also completed a senior thesis about physics at the high school level by working closely with a magnet school physics teacher and doing my own lesson planning.

I have tutored and taught in many countries, including the USA, Australia, and Korea. This has given me a greater appreciation of different cultures and learning styles. It has also taught me to be patient and understanding when working with students. I am a determined tutor who likes to see everyone succeed. I am always excited by a challenge and problem solving, so I'm never quick to give up when one method doesn't work. I believe anyone and everyone can be successful in math and physics, it's just a matter of having it explained in a way that makes sense.

Most of my experience and expertise in tutoring is in Algebra 1 through Calculus, as well as Physics at the introductory and AP levels. I have also worked with several college students on calculus and physics. My methods for tutoring usually involve discussing where my student feels their problem areas are first and then looking at a few examples of where they think they are struggling or going over some explanations of concepts before we begin. With open ended questions about concepts, I help my students to figure out the answers for themselves. When we are doing problem solving, I try to focus on problems that encompass everything they're learning and help them connect the dots mentally between what they're learning and the problem they're doing.
My name is Melanie and I am a twenty five year old graduate of Kalamazoo College. I majored in math and physics and received departmental honors in the latter. I spent quite a bit of time at school helping my professors TA their classes Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Inquire about multiple (2+) hour pricing. Cancellation fees are assessed at my discretion depending upon the circumstances surrounding the cancellation

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Farmington, MI 48336
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient Tutor"

- Dawn, Southfield, MI on 9/29/16

"good tutor"

- Maya, Farmington, MI on 5/18/16

"Helpful"

- Holly, West Bloomfield, MI on 4/30/16

"Great tutor with flexible hours!!!"

- Katie, Wixom, MI on 12/18/15

"Very Accommodating and helpful"

- Andrew, Livonia, MI on 12/1/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Tricia, Northville, MI on 11/7/15

"Great!"

- Felice, Farmington, MI on 10/28/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sheila, Southfield, MI on 10/6/15

"Explained math and physics in a way that was easy to understand"

- Karen, Farmington, MI on 8/29/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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Calculus

I took calculus in both high school and college. I am familiar with the AP format. Calculus is really where math started to make sense and come together for me, so I've always enjoyed it the most. I TAed for Calculus classes in college and graduated with a major in mathematics.

Differential Equations

I took differential equations in college. I received a B+ in this class. Further, I used differential equations throughout my time studying physics, particularly in classical mechanics and electricity and magnetism classes.

Physics

I studied physics in high school and throughout college. I earned honors in the physics major and received all A's in my classes. I TAed several introductory physics labs at the college level and assisted professors in grading and helping teach some of the course. I also completed a senior thesis on high school physics in which I worked with a physics teacher and taught several classes at a magnet school for STEM subjects.

Kalamazoo College
physics, math

Education

Kalamazoo College (physics, math)

Very Patient Tutor — Melanie was very patient. She took her time to explain to me how to break down problems, and what formula's to use. I appreciate Melanie giving me more of an understanding of physics. ...

— Dawn, Southfield, MI on 9/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Inquire about multiple (2+) hour pricing. Cancellation fees are assessed at my discretion depending upon the circumstances surrounding the cancellation

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 10 miles of Farmington, MI 48336.