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Michael H.

All levels of undergraduate mathematics and statistics

All levels of undergraduate mathematics and statistics

$49/hour

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I have a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a major in statistics and a minor in mathematics.

I am more interested in helping students who want to understand than those who want to compete for test scores and grades.

I have taught mathematics and statistics at nine universities in four states, ranging from M.I.T. (as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics with a temporary appointment) to two open-admissions universities and including the University of Minnesota as an adjunct some years...

I have a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a major in statistics and a minor in mathematics.

I am more interested in helping students who want to understand than those who want to compete for test scores and grades.

I have taught mathematics and statistics at nine universities in four states, ranging from M.I.T. (as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics with a temporary appointment) to two open-admissions universities and including the University of Minnesota as an adjunct some years after getting my degree there.

I have tutored hundreds of students in mathematics and statistics ranging from high-school algebra to advanced calculus. Courses have included elementary algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus at first- and second-year and advanced levels, abstract algebra, introductory number theory and cryptography, and other subjects.

Probably more than half the students I have tutored have been taking first-year calculus.


Education

University of Minnesota
Mathematics
University of Minnesota
PhD

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Business

Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and I have passed two actuarial exams. I have tutored perhaps a few dozen students in probability and statistics courses and a few of those have been in actuarial mathematics courses.

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and have taught various statistics courses in adjunct or otherwise temporary positions.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Grammar

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught first-year calculus at several universities including the University of Minnesota and institutions in several other states. Unlike most who have done that, I have tutored hundreds of students in first- and second-year calculus.
Physics,

Physics

My instruction of students in physics has occurred in two settings: (1) dealing with applications of mathematics to physics while teaching mathematics or doing one-to-one tutoring of students in mathematics; and (2) tutoring some students in physics courses. The first of these has ranged from explaining high-school-level physics problems to explaining how principles of physics lead to differential equations whose solutions are Bessel functions (that last in an advanced calculus course for graduate students in engineering).
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and have taught various statistics courses in adjunct or otherwise temporary positions.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and I have passed two actuarial exams. I have tutored perhaps a few dozen students in probability and statistics courses and a few of those have been in actuarial mathematics courses.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

In the course of earning a Ph.D. in statistics I took a variety of graduate-level applied statistics courses that covered techniques used in biostatistics among other things. Since then I have done some work in collaboration with a medical doctor on statistics relevant to data arising in genetics. The biostatistics courses for which students most often seek tutoring cover material I have taught at several universities.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught first-year calculus at several universities including the University of Minnesota and institutions in several other states. Unlike most who have done that, I have tutored hundreds of students in first- and second-year calculus.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

About half of a course I once taught titled "advanced calculus for engineers" treated differential equations. My other work with students on differential equations is in tutoring in second-year calculus courses and teaching discussion sections in such courses.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taught a discrete mathematics course requiring first-semester calculus as a prerequisite and that was required as a prerequisite for computer science. I have taken an interest in combinatorics that includes some years of regular attendance at combinatorics seminars and have published one paper in a combinatorics journal.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have taught finite math courses including material on Markov chains, the simplex algorithm in linear programming, dual problems in linear programming, some basic probability, and other topics.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have tutored perhaps a few dozen students in linear algebra, most of them at a fairly introductory level (matrices, linear transformations, linear independence, rank, nullity, Gaussian elimination, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications to systems of linear differential equations, etc.). A number of courses I took while a graduate student relied heavily on linear algebra, including multivariate statistics including a lot of material on Wishart distributions, linear statistical models, statistical uses of singular value decompositions, etc.) While a lecturer in applied mathematics at MIT I taught a course on applications of linear algebra to statistics.
Logic,

Logic

I have a Ph.D. with a minor in mathematics and a major in statistics, having switched degree programs from mathematics to statistics. While a graduate student in mathematics, I took a number of mathematical logic courses. I have taught far more elementary things in logic in a discrete mathematics course I taught, and with some of the hundreds of students I have tutored I have done tutoring in elementary logic.
Physics,

Physics

My instruction of students in physics has occurred in two settings: (1) dealing with applications of mathematics to physics while teaching mathematics or doing one-to-one tutoring of students in mathematics; and (2) tutoring some students in physics courses. The first of these has ranged from explaining high-school-level physics problems to explaining how principles of physics lead to differential equations whose solutions are Bessel functions (that last in an advanced calculus course for graduate students in engineering).
Probability,

Probability

I have a Ph.D. with a major in statistics and a minor in mathematics and I have taught probability and statistics at several institutions and done one-to-one tutoring with many students in those subjects.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and have taught various statistics courses in adjunct or otherwise temporary positions.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught first-year calculus at several universities including the University of Minnesota and institutions in several other states. Unlike most who have done that, I have tutored hundreds of students in first- and second-year calculus.
Physics,

Physics

My instruction of students in physics has occurred in two settings: (1) dealing with applications of mathematics to physics while teaching mathematics or doing one-to-one tutoring of students in mathematics; and (2) tutoring some students in physics courses. The first of these has ranged from explaining high-school-level physics problems to explaining how principles of physics lead to differential equations whose solutions are Bessel functions (that last in an advanced calculus course for graduate students in engineering).
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and have taught various statistics courses in adjunct or otherwise temporary positions.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

In the course of earning a Ph.D. in statistics I took a variety of graduate-level applied statistics courses that covered techniques used in biostatistics among other things. Since then I have done some work in collaboration with a medical doctor on statistics relevant to data arising in genetics. The biostatistics courses for which students most often seek tutoring cover material I have taught at several universities.
Physics

Physics

My instruction of students in physics has occurred in two settings: (1) dealing with applications of mathematics to physics while teaching mathematics or doing one-to-one tutoring of students in mathematics; and (2) tutoring some students in physics courses. The first of these has ranged from explaining high-school-level physics problems to explaining how principles of physics lead to differential equations whose solutions are Bessel functions (that last in an advanced calculus course for graduate students in engineering).

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught first-year calculus at several universities including the University of Minnesota and institutions in several other states. Unlike most who have done that, I have tutored hundreds of students in first- and second-year calculus.
Physics,

Physics

My instruction of students in physics has occurred in two settings: (1) dealing with applications of mathematics to physics while teaching mathematics or doing one-to-one tutoring of students in mathematics; and (2) tutoring some students in physics courses. The first of these has ranged from explaining high-school-level physics problems to explaining how principles of physics lead to differential equations whose solutions are Bessel functions (that last in an advanced calculus course for graduate students in engineering).
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a Ph.D. in statistics and have taught various statistics courses in adjunct or otherwise temporary positions.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 21 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (342 ratings)
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4 star
(36)
3 star
(11)
2 star
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Reviews

Great tutor

Michael really helped me understand the proofs for my probability and statistics class. Also I really like how he used LaTeX so all of the notation was easy to read and understand. I definitely feel more well prepared and less stressed!

Daniel, 1 lesson with Michael

Very helpful

Michael is hellbent on making sure concepts are understood which is exactly what I was looking for. Hope to work with you again!

Mustafa, 1 lesson with Michael

Impromptu session

I needed some help with some statistic problems and we did an online session together. It was exactly the boost I needed to finish my assignment. Michael gave me room to figure things out and make mistakes along the way. Great session!

Paige, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgable tutor with a good ability to explain complex material

Michael helped me to better understand variable transforms for random vectors, and associated multi-variate probability density functions. He was able to adjust the discussion as necessary, and drill down on the material to address my specific questions. Patient and helpful.

Devin, 1 lesson with Michael

Knowledgeable tutor

I was really worried about finding a tutor with the right experience for an advanced abstract algebra class. Michael is very knowledgeable about the subject. He explains things in different ways to help understand the material better. He gives insight into how to tackle difficult problems. He has made difficult topics much easier to grasp.

Desiree, 18 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and very helpful!

Michael knew precisely the kind of help I needed. He showed immense knowledge taking the lesson just 30 minutes in advance and being able to solve the problems I had.

Anish, 3 lessons with Michael

Mathematician with broad knowledge of his craft

Working with Michael has helped me excel in my math courses, particularly the more theoretical ones, such as abstract algebra. He has an understanding of many topics that other tutors have never learned or haven't touched on in a long time. I look forward to continuing my tutoring sessions with Michael for the next year as we pivot to probability theory and statistics.

Farley, 42 lessons with Michael

Great Statistics tutor

He helped me better understand topics covered on my next test. He was Patient and worked threw the sample problems step by step with me. Great Guy!

Robert, 1 lesson with Michael

Great Tutor!!

Great tutor, my son understood Michael's teaching, he explained Physics better than my son's teacher. I am very satisfied, happy that my son is no longer feeling lost. Will definitely use Michael again.

Angela, 2 lessons with Michael

Very knowledgeable tutor

I had a few sessions with Michael in preparation for my a final exam - he provided incredibly intuitive and clear explanations for a range of problems that I was having with the material. As a result of his input, I not only feel much better prepared for the exam, but also have developed my ability to break questions down into more manageable parts. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for math/probability tutoring.

Tom, 3 lessons with Michael
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$49/hour

Michael H.

$49/hour

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