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Michael H.

Patient and Knowledgeable Physics and Math Tutor with PhD in Physics

Patient and Knowledgeable Physics and Math Tutor with PhD in Physics

$40/hour

  • 904 hours tutoring

  • Tulsa, OK 74145

About Michael


Bio

Sessions consist of working through material that the student would like to focus on by providing insight and guidance to the problem solving process, detailing the underlying concepts at work, not merely showing the required equations and plugging in values. My goal is to provide each student with the same problem-solving skills that I have obtained throughout my years of studying Physics and Mathematics. I offer advice that is not just applicable to an individual course, but also builds up...

Sessions consist of working through material that the student would like to focus on by providing insight and guidance to the problem solving process, detailing the underlying concepts at work, not merely showing the required equations and plugging in values. My goal is to provide each student with the same problem-solving skills that I have obtained throughout my years of studying Physics and Mathematics. I offer advice that is not just applicable to an individual course, but also builds up a student's self-confidence and study habits for all of their future academic endeavors.

I have a decade of experience tutoring college level math and science courses. I have completed a PhD in Physics from the University of Tulsa, from 2013-2016 I was a visiting at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. I received my B.S. in Physics from the University of Tulsa in May of 2010, graduating cum laude. My research interest was in computational fusion theory, specifically in modeling magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and finding ways to prevent disruptions. My research consisted of both computationally simulating plasma reactions as well as deriving new equations to model the processes at hand.


Education

The University of Tulsa
Physics
The University of Tulsa
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Tulsa, OK 74145
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/28/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Mathematica

Mathematica

I worked with Mathematica to solve problems in Integral Calculus course at the University of Tulsa. Continued using Mathematica to derive solutions to complex integrals often requiring special function solutions in Electromagnetic Waves and Optics course. As a PhD candidate, developed an analytic model of plasma in a fusion reactor known as a tokamak using Mathematica notebooks to numerically calculate, adjust parameters for, and visualize the effect of energetic ions on resistive instabilities- results were published in the journal Physics of Plasmas.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program for theoretical Physics and have years of experience tutoring advanced mathematics at the university level. Algebra is one of the most important building blocks for the subjects I deal with on a daily basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Previous experience with online Algebra II module used by Jenks public school.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a minor in Mathematics while earning a B.S. in Physics and have ten years of experience tutoring Calculus I, II, and III at the university level. I have extensive experience using Calculus in my research work for a PhD in Physics. Typical sessions focus on the foundations of the topic that the student is finding difficulty in, and I typically work examples with detailed step-by-step analysis.
Physics,

Physics

I graduated with honors with a B.S. in Physics, and recently completed a PhD program. I have two years of experience tutoring Physics at the college level through the University of Tulsa's Center for Student Academic Support, and eight years of experience tutoring students in AP Physics B&C and college Physics through Wyzant's platform. Typical meetings focus on the core aspects that a student is finding difficulty in, with explanations and examples until the student feels confident enough to attempt assigned problems on their own; my goal is for each student to attain the same intuition and problem-solving capabilities as myself. Students that have met regularly for lessons have since been accepted into engineering programs around the world, and felt confident enough to tackle higher-level Physics courses.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a Physics student, I have years of experience applying the principles of Precalculus and Calculus. As a tutor, I have met with several students regularly to answer question and work through problems in Precalculus. Students that have worked with me in Precalculus have entered into top-tier engineering programs, and gained the confidence necessary to tackle Calculus.
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program for theoretical Physics and have years of experience tutoring advanced mathematics at the university level. Algebra is one of the most important building blocks for the subjects I deal with on a daily basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Previous experience with online Algebra II module used by Jenks public school.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a minor in Mathematics while earning a B.S. in Physics and have ten years of experience tutoring Calculus I, II, and III at the university level. I have extensive experience using Calculus in my research work for a PhD in Physics. Typical sessions focus on the foundations of the topic that the student is finding difficulty in, and I typically work examples with detailed step-by-step analysis.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

My research specialization requires solving partial differential equations in complex geometries and applying novel solutions to problems with physically relevant boundary values.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I worked with Mathematica to solve problems in Integral Calculus course at the University of Tulsa. Continued using Mathematica to derive solutions to complex integrals often requiring special function solutions in Electromagnetic Waves and Optics course. As a PhD candidate, developed an analytic model of plasma in a fusion reactor known as a tokamak using Mathematica notebooks to numerically calculate, adjust parameters for, and visualize the effect of energetic ions on resistive instabilities- results were published in the journal Physics of Plasmas.
Physics,

Physics

I graduated with honors with a B.S. in Physics, and recently completed a PhD program. I have two years of experience tutoring Physics at the college level through the University of Tulsa's Center for Student Academic Support, and eight years of experience tutoring students in AP Physics B&C and college Physics through Wyzant's platform. Typical meetings focus on the core aspects that a student is finding difficulty in, with explanations and examples until the student feels confident enough to attempt assigned problems on their own; my goal is for each student to attain the same intuition and problem-solving capabilities as myself. Students that have met regularly for lessons have since been accepted into engineering programs around the world, and felt confident enough to tackle higher-level Physics courses.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a Physics student, I have years of experience applying the principles of Precalculus and Calculus. As a tutor, I have met with several students regularly to answer question and work through problems in Precalculus. Students that have worked with me in Precalculus have entered into top-tier engineering programs, and gained the confidence necessary to tackle Calculus.
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program for theoretical Physics and have years of experience tutoring advanced mathematics at the university level. Algebra is one of the most important building blocks for the subjects I deal with on a daily basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Previous experience with online Algebra II module used by Jenks public school.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a minor in Mathematics while earning a B.S. in Physics and have ten years of experience tutoring Calculus I, II, and III at the university level. I have extensive experience using Calculus in my research work for a PhD in Physics. Typical sessions focus on the foundations of the topic that the student is finding difficulty in, and I typically work examples with detailed step-by-step analysis.
Physics,

Physics

I graduated with honors with a B.S. in Physics, and recently completed a PhD program. I have two years of experience tutoring Physics at the college level through the University of Tulsa's Center for Student Academic Support, and eight years of experience tutoring students in AP Physics B&C and college Physics through Wyzant's platform. Typical meetings focus on the core aspects that a student is finding difficulty in, with explanations and examples until the student feels confident enough to attempt assigned problems on their own; my goal is for each student to attain the same intuition and problem-solving capabilities as myself. Students that have met regularly for lessons have since been accepted into engineering programs around the world, and felt confident enough to tackle higher-level Physics courses.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a Physics student, I have years of experience applying the principles of Precalculus and Calculus. As a tutor, I have met with several students regularly to answer question and work through problems in Precalculus. Students that have worked with me in Precalculus have entered into top-tier engineering programs, and gained the confidence necessary to tackle Calculus.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Physics,

Physics

I graduated with honors with a B.S. in Physics, and recently completed a PhD program. I have two years of experience tutoring Physics at the college level through the University of Tulsa's Center for Student Academic Support, and eight years of experience tutoring students in AP Physics B&C and college Physics through Wyzant's platform. Typical meetings focus on the core aspects that a student is finding difficulty in, with explanations and examples until the student feels confident enough to attempt assigned problems on their own; my goal is for each student to attain the same intuition and problem-solving capabilities as myself. Students that have met regularly for lessons have since been accepted into engineering programs around the world, and felt confident enough to tackle higher-level Physics courses.
Astronomy

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program for theoretical Physics and have years of experience tutoring advanced mathematics at the university level. Algebra is one of the most important building blocks for the subjects I deal with on a daily basis.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Previous experience with online Algebra II module used by Jenks public school.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a minor in Mathematics while earning a B.S. in Physics and have ten years of experience tutoring Calculus I, II, and III at the university level. I have extensive experience using Calculus in my research work for a PhD in Physics. Typical sessions focus on the foundations of the topic that the student is finding difficulty in, and I typically work examples with detailed step-by-step analysis.
Physics,

Physics

I graduated with honors with a B.S. in Physics, and recently completed a PhD program. I have two years of experience tutoring Physics at the college level through the University of Tulsa's Center for Student Academic Support, and eight years of experience tutoring students in AP Physics B&C and college Physics through Wyzant's platform. Typical meetings focus on the core aspects that a student is finding difficulty in, with explanations and examples until the student feels confident enough to attempt assigned problems on their own; my goal is for each student to attain the same intuition and problem-solving capabilities as myself. Students that have met regularly for lessons have since been accepted into engineering programs around the world, and felt confident enough to tackle higher-level Physics courses.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (206 ratings)
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Reviews

Responsive, patient and clear

My 10th grade son worked with Michael on physics throughout the school year with fantastic results. Michael was super-responsive and always happy to make time--even to answer a brief question or two at the last minute--and he turned what would have been a frustrating class into a great learning experience. My son felt extremely comfortable working with Michael, who easily adjusted to my son's level of understanding and was always patient and clear in his explanations. Working with Michael definitely sharpened my son's comprehension, increased his confidence with the material, and made him a better science student overall. My son and I both recommend Michael enthusiastically! Christina, 43 lessons with Michael

Christina, 43 lessons with Michael

Excellent!

Helpful session for learning Mathematica. Wyzant was a great way to connect with a terrific tutor! The screen sharing was easy to use and so helpful. Thank you!

Julie , 1 lesson with Michael

Very encouraging!

This was our first experience with a tutor for our son and to say that we were apprehensive is an understatement. He loved Michael! He said he was very encouraging and REALLY smart. We’re so hopeful that with regular lessons with him, he will start to pick up those grades. :)

Ashley, 2 lessons with Michael

Awesome Teacher!

I felt comfortable presenting problems I had trouble on, and by the end of a mere hour, I feel ready tackling problems I had once been incapable of approaching. Thank you!

Melody, 1 lesson with Michael

My son says that Michael is very talented in explaining calc, and is far better than his school teacher. Kudos to Michael!

Review of this year’s earlier studies in an effort to make certain my son understands previous coursework. Also concentrated on problems of this school week. My son is feeling more prepared for AP calculus test in May, AND more confident in class with each tutoring session.

Kathrine, 20 lessons with Michael

Patient and clear

Michael was patient with me, allowing me to recall the problem for my own clarity. Very knowledgeable with the level of this physics course and able to teach at the level it was given.

Louis, 2 lessons with Michael

Effective Tutor

Michael was Fast and effective in teaching he had explained to me whatever I needed and I enjoyed the mathematics with him very much.

Tom, 1 lesson with Michael

Easy to work with

College daughter enjoyed her first College Calculus tutoring session! Michael was knowledgeable, easy to understand and helpful. She's looking forward to the next session!

Laura, 127 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable, Dedicated, and Patient

Michael tutored me in Calculus II throughout the summer and significantly helped me in my studies. Through his assistance, I was able to do very well in my class and never felt overwhelmed. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for a great math tutor.

Jared, 16 lessons with Michael

Patience and Knowledgeable

In addition to his expertise, he is patient with his explanation and he asks the students questions to make sure he/she understands. He is the best tutor from Wyzant I know so far.

Hanny, 2 lessons with Michael
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