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Michael A.

Math and science tutoring from an experienced Ph.D.

Math and science tutoring from an experienced Ph.D.

$65/hour

  • 769 hours tutoring

  • Somerset, NJ 08873

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Luisa, 26 lessons with Michael

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About Michael


Bio

I am a Yale-trained Ph.D. with over 10 years of experience teaching and doing interdisciplinary science research.

Yes, I actually have publications involving most of the subjects I tutor in.

I am fond of using analogies to make students comfortable with unfamiliar subjects, and I make every effort to get my students to truly understand the subject they are studying. I encourage questions, and if you don't bring your own questions, I will ask you questions to test your proficiency.

“Mike's...

I am a Yale-trained Ph.D. with over 10 years of experience teaching and doing interdisciplinary science research.

Yes, I actually have publications involving most of the subjects I tutor in.

I am fond of using analogies to make students comfortable with unfamiliar subjects, and I make every effort to get my students to truly understand the subject they are studying. I encourage questions, and if you don't bring your own questions, I will ask you questions to test your proficiency.

“Mike's depth of knowledge and ability to explain complex matters in rather simple terms are impressive.”


Education

Bowling Green State University
Chemistry
Yale University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Students must notify me of a cancellation regardless of whether or not I send them a confirmation. "No shows" will be assessed a penalty equal to 1/2 hour at their hourly rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Somerset, NJ 08873
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/26/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have considerable experience in a wide range of computer programming activities, ranging from web programming to sophisticated scientific number crunching. I have a firm grasp of the concepts and applications of different computer programming paradigms (procedural, functional, event-based, object oriented, etc.) and can communicate those concepts to students.
Computer Science

Computer Science

My 10+ years in computational science research has given me substantial practical experience in computer science topics, including algorithm design and analysis, computational complexity, algorithms for graph theory and other discrete math problems, and numerical algorithms for algebra, statistics and calculus. My practical experience allows me to not only present the theoretical aspects of computer science, but connect it to applications in practical computer programming.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Homeschool

Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Precalculus, Statistics

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have real-world practical experience with several disciplines that fall under the rubric of "discrete math", including graph theory, information theory, operations research, and combinatorics. Not only have I applied these methods to research problems, I also have experience explaining these concepts to both students and supervisors.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

In my 15 years of experience in scientific research as a graduate student and research professor, I have made extensive use of linear algebra in my own research work and have to helped train others in the use of linear algebra for their research. Thus, I can not only explain linear algebra to students, but also provide examples of how it is used in real-life applications.
Calculus, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics

Most Popular

Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Genetics,

Genetics

In addition to my coursework in general and advanced eukaryotic genetics as a graduate student, my work as a research professor involved a significant amount of genetics, especially population genetics (one of the sub-disciplines of genetics that many students find particularly mysterious and confusing). In my experience, learning genetics is fundamentally about learning the terminology and a few simple concepts, and then learning to apply these concepts to a variety of situations. I can bring my real-world scientific experience and ability to explain concepts and their application in terms of examples and analogies to help anybody struggling with genetics.
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry

Summer

Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Statistics

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (232 ratings)
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Reviews


Calculus tutoring

Michael did a great job finding ways to make complicated concepts more understandable. His chemistry background helped me as I am also more attuned to chemistry, so he was able to explain things with examples that made sense to me I would definitely recommend him.

Matt, 2 lessons with Michael

Great Tutor!

Michael was a great tutor from what I hear from my daughter. She ended up scoring a 91 on her precalc test. The only thing I would have wished for was more time. I would use him again.

Valerie, 2 lessons with Michael

Very good teacher

Mike teaches my son on AP chemistry. Through his strong knowledge and teaching experience, my son has made a lot of progress and gained more confidence in weeks.

Jim, 48 lessons with Michael

Highly recommended

Mike was terrific for our high schooler who needed to reinforce his classroom lessons in calculus. Mike was easy to work with and really tried to accommodate scheduling changes whenever possible.

Jacqui, 17 lessons with Michael

Michael A. - Exceptional and Polite Tutor

I was very fortunate to have Michael as a tutor. He thoroughly knows Chemistry, able to answer any questions that i had asked him, and explain it in a different way if I did not understand the first time around. I had much trouble with AP level Organic Chemistry, but he was able to explain it to me within an hour. Overall Micheal, is patient, and learned in his subject!

Anuj, 24 lessons with Michael

Concise, friendly, and easy to get ahold of

With three tutoring sessions under my belt thus far, I've already seen immense improvement in my Calculus 3 scores and abilities. Michael makes things very easy to understand. He has a very solid grasp on mathematics. It allows him to explain the material in more than one way, just in case you don't get it the first time. His practical experience lends itself well to people who learn by understanding the "why" as well as the "how." I am incredibly pleased with his patience, efficiency, and genuine interest in making sure I understand the material and am capable of doing it the RIGHT way, not just the easy way. As an added bonus, he responds to my e-mails very quickly! A+ Michael! Thank you :-)

Tamara, 7 lessons with Michael

Awesome Tutor

With little refreshing necessary, I was able to show Mike the problems I was having trouble with and he explained useful techniques to solve them. I did much better on my exam after the tutoring session and will definitely be a repeat customer.

Jerry, 1 lesson with Michael

Thank you, Michael

My experience with Michael was excellent. Michael assisted me with a graduate statistics assignment. Michael throughly explained the problems to me. Too, he was extremely patient, nice and friendly. With Michael's help, I earned an A for the assignment.

Larry, 1 lesson with Michael

$65/hour

Michael A.

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