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Nate M.

Milford, MI

$45/hr

Math, Science, and Computer Tutor Yeeeeeyyyyy

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Background check passed as of 5/31/14
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Pennsylvania State University
Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Engineering)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)

About Nate

Hi everyone!

I moved to the area in the Summer of 2014 to work on hybrid and electric vehicles at General Motors. Before GM, I went to school at MIT for a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I began tutoring through WyzAnt during the summer before my job started, and it's been pretty fun so why not continue?

I grew up in State College, PA (Penn State), moved to the Boston area in 2012 for grad school, and now live in Milford. My most recent classes have been in controls, probability, linear algebra, and optimization. I used MATLAB almost every day for my research work at MIT. I'm comfortable tutoring a variety of mathematics subjects, science subjects, and computer software, as well as other things that might be less "academic." My hobbies include playing volleyball and frisbee golf, going to parks, playing video games, and computers.

Besides helping friends out, my best experience as a tutor has been as a teaching intern for a physics course at Penn State. I taught a few classes, prepared quiz and exam questions, but spent most of my time helping students, both one-on-one and in groups. I liked getting to know the people who frequently came by for tutoring, and to see their understanding get better and better throughout the semester. The little things.

My super fancy philosophy (OOOooooo...):
I believe that Math and Science skills are a combination of knowing the relevant information and understanding the "tools." Knowing the relevant information requires memorization, which can often be naturally (and almost unconsciously) learned through examples. To understand the "tools," we have to understand the rules that make them work or fail to work in different situations. Once we understand the rules (I swear this doesn't have to suck), we can determine whether or not the tool will work. Eventually, we gain the experience to know which tools may be best in different situations.

If you're interested in tutoring for classes or help with something else, shoot me a message. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Hi everyone!

I moved to the area in the Summer of 2014 to work on hybrid and electric vehicles at General Motors. Before GM, I went to school at MIT for a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I began tutoring through WyzAnt during the summer
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Rate is flexible, depending on length of sessions - ask!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Milford, MI 48381
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Computer Programming,
General Computer, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Programming

For the past two years, my primary work has involved programming simulations and optimizations in MATLAB. I been involved with computer programming for over ten years, going back to when I started prior to high school. Besides MATLAB, I have taken a two-semester course in Java, and have used it for two major projects.

Linear Algebra

I have taken both undergraduate and graduate level Linear Algebra courses. I received As in both classes.

MATLAB

I first learned MATLAB seven years ago. I have used MATLAB on a daily basis for the past two years for my graduate research. Prior to that, I also used MATLAB for a semester-long independent honors project on modeling a bicycle suspension system. Additionally, I have been required to use it on a weekly basis for approximately five semester-long courses, including two graduate-level courses in the past year.

I have used MATLAB primarily for controls work, simulations, and optimization. I am familiar with the structure of the language, including how to use many basic capabilities, as well as how to implement unfamiliar capabilities by using documentation effectively. In order to improve the execution speed of code, I am very familiar with best practices in MATLAB.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Microsoft Windows

I have primarily used Windows on my computers since 1996. I have installed and troubleshot most Windows operating systems, including Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8. I know where to find all common settings in Windows, and most advanced settings.

Volleyball

I have played volleyball for 10 years, including captaining a team for four year. I have attended USA Volleyball Open Nationals for the past two years. Currently, I am captain/instructor the the MIT Men's Volleyball Club.

Pennsylvania State University
Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Engineering)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Rate is flexible, depending on length of sessions - ask!

Travel policy

Nate will travel within 20 miles of Milford, MI 48381.

Background Check Status for Nate M.

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