C.U.N.Y The City College of New York (Physics)
Nearly finished working toward a B.S. in Physics, at the City College of New York, my first degree was in Psychology at UMass Amherst. I love figuring out how things work and I love helping other people do the same. I've spent 6 years, on and off, as a substitute teacher at the High School in Billerica, MA and, with considerable overlap, 7 years teaching skills as varied as swimming, canoeing, and fire building at a Boy Scout camp in New Hampshire. Lately I've been working in a research lab at City College as I finish my degree.
I want to tutor because the only thing I like more than delving into the mysteries of the world, is to share what we've learned with people that want to know. Don't let me mislead you, even if you don't care at all about the subject, I will gladly show you what you need to know to pass. While a career in the sciences isn't for everyone, I love to help people feel more comfortable and less intimidated as they move through this ever advancing world.
As a student, I was always questioning. I wanted to see problems from different vantage points. As part of my current degree I've worked through Calculus 1-3, Differential Calculus, and Linear Algebra. The thing I love most about it all is how it all falls back on the early foundations of Algebra and Prealgebra. While every student has a different perspective, I look forward to showing all the many ways these tools can help in life.
I currently have a B.S. in Psychology when i also minored in Sociology and Anthropology. I worked in the field for 7 years and can site real world experience on many topics in these fields. Regarding Physics, I was first motivated by curiosity, and later by course requirements, but I have taken, and passed, variations on the intro physics courses about four times now. I am intimately familiar with kinematics equations and the more complicated differential forms. I revel in anything to do with F=ma. As the level of difficulty increases, I hope to offer useful guidance similar to that which I had received.
While I live in the town of Mahopac, NY, I am in New York City most every day and will gladly meet you in whichever way is easiest. I look forward to share my love of math and science, and perhaps make it a bit less intimidating for you. Nearly finished working toward a B.S. in Physics, at the City College of New York, my first degree was in Psychology at UMass Amherst. I love figuring out how things work and I love helping other people do the same. I've spent 6 years, on and off, as a substitute teacher at the High School in Billerica, MA and, with considerable overlap, 7 years
After a 90 min session I feel MUCH more comfortable with applications of Newton's Laws. Michael structured our lesson around asking me step by step questions, which I find far more helpful than simply being taught at. He's obviously very knowledgable and conversant with Physics at the college level, and was also great at breaking down what a question is actually looking for. Recommend.
Michael did a great job of making physics feel within my grasp. He helped me begin to understand how to break problems down. He also loves a pun which, in my opinion, makes everything better.
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I am currently finishing up my BS in Physics. Since this is my second degree, and at my second university, I have taken, and passed, some version of the intro physics course about 4 times. (high school, Umass- Amherst, Astronomy at Umass, and CCNY). I love the material and was even more pleased when I applied it's principles (free body diagrams!!) to design and build my parent's back porch as well as the desk in my office.