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Michael H.

Tulsa, OK

$40/hour

PhD Candidate and Physics Tutor

In-person lessons
600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/28/15
4.9 average from 103 ratings
Encouraging and Motivating
— Riley, Trenton, NJ on 12/4/14

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The University of Tulsa
Physics
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The University of Tulsa (Physics)

The University of Tulsa (Enrolled)

About Michael

I have a decade of experience tutoring college level math and science courses. I am currently pursuing 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. I have completed the entirety of my Master's coursework and passed my written PhD qualifying exam, and completed the research portion necessary for my dissertation and am currently in the writing phase. My research interests are in computational fusion theory, specifically in modelling magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and finding ways to prevent disruptions. My research consists of both computationally simulating plasma reactions as well as deriving new equations to model the processes at hand.

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 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.
I have a decade of experience tutoring college level math and science courses. I am currently pursuing 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. I have completed the entirety of Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Tulsa, OK 74129
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Encouraging and Motivating"

- Riley, Trenton, NJ on 12/4/14

"Responsive, patient and clear"

- Christina, Exeter, NH on 12/27/17

"Patient and clear"

- Louis, Owasso, OK on 10/25/17

"Effective Tutor"

- Tom, Tulsa, OK on 3/4/17

"Easy to work with"

- Laura, Overland Park, KS on 1/10/17

"Knowledgeable, Dedicated, and Patient"

- Jared, Tulsa, OK on 8/1/16

"Patience and Knowledgeable"

- Hanny, Princeton, NJ on 3/21/16

"Useful"

- Krishna, Princeton, NJ on 6/23/15

"Highly skilled and dedicated"

- Andrea, Princeton, NJ on 6/1/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
Mathematica

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Calculus

I received a minor in Mathematics while earning a B.S. in Physics and have two 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

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

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

Graduated with honors with a B.S. in Physics, have completed the coursework for an M.S. in Physics and currently enrolled in 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. 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

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.

The University of Tulsa
Physics
The University of Tulsa
Enrolled

Education

The University of Tulsa (Physics)

The University of Tulsa (Enrolled)

Encouraging and Motivating

Michael is incredibly knowledgeable and gets to the answer quickly. At the same time, he is passionate about Physics and that inspires you to continue learning the concepts and want to know more. Really excellent tutor...Everything you'd hope for.

— Riley, Trenton, NJ on 12/4/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 4 miles of Tulsa, OK 74129.