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Michael C.

Corvallis, OR

$50/hour

Experienced, Engaging Math and Science Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 61 ratings
Michael is great at being clear while explaining complicated topics.
— John, Corvallis, OR on 11/5/15

$50/Hour


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University of Connecticut, Storrs
Biomedical Engineering

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs (Biomedical Engineering)

About Michael

I am trained as a biomedical engineer. While math and science form the foundation of my education, my technical course of study required that I be able to easily manipulate and apply my knowledge. My strength as a tutor lies in my ability to understand and explain concepts and techniques from multiple angles, employing varied approaches until I find the one that works best with a student's individual learning style. I am interested in learning who you, the student, are and working with you to find the methods of learning that work best for you.

I have tutored a wide range of students, from 6th graders to undergraduates. I see myself as a partner in learning rather than an instructor. While the subject matter comes first, I most enjoy helping students to develop their self-confidence and study habits.

I have studied advanced math including multi-variable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. I have never subscribed to the idea that there are "math people" and "non-math people." I think that math is a language which all people are fundamentally capable of understanding. Often shame and frustration become roadblocks to understanding and growth. I tutor by engaging with a student positively and exploring different approaches until we find the one that works best. By facilitating a growth mindset and maintaining an attitude of capability, I help students to engage with math in new ways and discover their own abilities.

I have extensively studied biology, chemistry, and physics on an undergraduate level. As an engineer, a sound understanding of how the world works is essential to designing and building technology to enhance it. I am passionate about understanding the complex ways in which our world behaves. I bring enthusiasm and excitement as a science tutor. My goal is to foster within students an appreciation for and curiosity about the world that will come to drive the desire to learn.

I am willing to work with middle and high school students, as well as undergraduates. I offer a free 'right fit' meeting in which I can meet a client to see if they think I can be helpful to them. If you seek an engaging, knowledgeable, and responsive tutor who is interested in who you are as a learner, please contact me with questions or to schedule a lesson.
I am trained as a biomedical engineer. While math and science form the foundation of my education, my technical course of study required that I be able to easily manipulate and apply my knowledge. My strength as a tutor lies in my ability to understand and explain concepts and techniques from multiple angles, employing varied approaches until I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Corvallis, OR 97330
In-person lessons

"Michael is great at being clear while explaining complicated topics."

- John, Corvallis, OR on 11/5/15

"Excellent Communicator"

- Cory, Corvallis, OR on 11/22/16

"Reassuring Confidence Builder"

- Quinn, The Dalles, OR on 10/31/16

"Great tutor!!!"

- Quinn, Corvallis, OR on 9/2/16

"AP Chem Prep"

- Susan, Corvallis, OR on 4/29/16

"Great lesson."

- Inara, Wilsonville, OR on 2/16/16

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Tere, Corvallis, OR on 1/23/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Theresa, Lebanon, OR on 1/22/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Jack, Corvallis, OR on 11/3/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Connecticut, Storrs
Biomedical Engineering

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs (Biomedical Engineering)

Michael is great at being clear while explaining complicated topics.

Michael and I have now been meeting for a couple weeks and the confidence I have in my chemistry skills has greatly increased. For the first time, I feel like I am able to think about chemistry logically because he explains subjects in a way that fits my learning style. Not only that, but his explanations allow me to make connections to previous topics that I had an okay understanding of. Within t

— John, Corvallis, OR on 11/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Corvallis, OR 97330.