Drury University (Physics)
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
Was able to explain process clearly as well as explore youth thought process & beliefs, which would help youth better respond in essay....Miles was ALWAYS ON TIME! Also responded to emails promptly.
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
Miles is very knowledgeable and relatable. He has been able to make math enjoyable for my 14 year old daughter. She actually looks forward to her next session.
Always made it easy for me to schedule a different day if I had a class or another activity which conflicted our time. He was patient and prepared me for the main tests. He helped me understand the homework and also he was able to connect the material so easily. It really helped me visualize what I needed to study most. He was a great tutor because he made the material easy to comprehend even when some of the homework started to get confusing. He consistently gave me extra insight on how to tackle these difficult problems and made them look much less intimidating.
Miles is doing great work with my 15 yo daughter. He is making the lessons relevant to her. He allows her to get off task (as a 15 yo does) briefly and then brings the conversation right back to her work without her ever knowing. She can not sit through a full hour of the class at school without finding an excuse to leave the room and check her phone. She is fully engaged with Miles!
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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.
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 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 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.
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.