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Miles M.

Springfield, MO

$30/hour

Effective and Affordable Math/Physics Tutor

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/1/15
4.8 average from 33 ratings
Great with high school kids.
— David, Ozark, MO on 10/11/16

$30/Hour


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Drury University
Physics

Education

Drury University (Physics)

About Miles

I'm a senior at Drury University, studying physics and doing research about space debris at our new observatory on the north side of Springfield. When I have a few hours away from the telescope and my classes, I like to study nature at a more familiar scale by going hiking in the woods. However, much to my delight, I generally spend my nights and weekends teaching other students. Nature does all kinds of neat things if you look carefully enough, and I feel fortunate to be able to pass those observations along.

I don't like to teach in a traditional classroom manner, because I don't particularly like to learn that way. I'm not overly concerned with learning how to factor a polynomial this or that way, or what the name of such and such Taylor series is. I'm much happier teaching you interesting ways to think about math and physics in general, so that it's easy for you to work out the details on your own. I will question and challenge you more than your teachers do, and it will feel more rewarding when you finally get it right.
I'm a senior at Drury University, studying physics and doing research about space debris at our new observatory on the north side of Springfield. When I have a few hours away from the telescope and my classes, I like to study nature at a more familiar scale by going hiking in the woods. However, much to my delight, I generally spend my nights and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Springfield, MO 65802
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great with high school kids."

- David, Ozark, MO on 10/11/16

"Wonderful math tutor"

- JALEY, Springfield, MO on 6/17/16

"Flexible Schedule, very patient, and continuously helped me stay on track"

- Josh, Springfield, MO on 5/13/16

"Making Geometry Relevant"

- Jennifer, Springfield, MO on 11/16/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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.

ACT Math

I earned a 36 on the ACT math test using time management skills, good study habits and lots of practice. There isn't a whole lot of math background required. With the right mindset, an aversion to math won't keep you from doing well on this test.

Calculus

I've been learning and using calculus since my sophomore year of high school. I worked as a private calculus tutor to help pay for my tuition at Arizona State University (where I studied mathematics), and helped many students who were struggling with calculus concepts. Now as a physics student at Drury University, I apply calculus to my own classwork and personal research every day.

Geometry

Geometry was the first course I tutored, and it was a great starting point. Geometry requires strong fundamental reasoning that will help you with all your classes. The foundations of formal logic and mathematical argumentation may seem tedious, but I can help you understand the new expectations for a complete argument, and integrate them into your own common sense.

Physics

Physics is one of the hardest subjects to break into for the first time, and I experienced that for myself! I taught myself most of introductory mechanics and electricity and magnetism in the midst of a 300-person classroom, and now I TA an introductory physics class for hard science majors. Physics is my favorite subject, and I know how to teach it even if it's not yours.

Precalculus

I like to give a brief overview of where you're headed in calculus and use that as a framework to explain what you're doing in precalculus. Calculus is a beautiful idea, and even just a qualitative understanding of it will make this course a breeze.

Drury University
Physics

Education

Drury University (Physics)

Great with high school kids.

My son (15) is struggling in geometry. One session with Miles and my son has a completely new and energized attitude. He is looking forward to meet with Miles again next week

— David, Ozark, MO on 10/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Miles will travel within 5 miles of Springfield, MO 65802.