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Michael M.

Experienced Math and Science Teacher

Experienced Math and Science Teacher

$30/hour

About Michael


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Hi I'm Mike. I was a high school math (geometry) and science (mostly chemistry but also physics) teacher for ten years, and enjoyed it very much. I especially enjoyed interacting with my students with humor and kindness and teaching them subjects that I found very interesting and trying to make them interested in and knowledgeable about the subject being taught. I put a lot of thought into how best to explain what I was teaching. After leaving teaching I had a variety of jobs that always...

Hi I'm Mike. I was a high school math (geometry) and science (mostly chemistry but also physics) teacher for ten years, and enjoyed it very much. I especially enjoyed interacting with my students with humor and kindness and teaching them subjects that I found very interesting and trying to make them interested in and knowledgeable about the subject being taught. I put a lot of thought into how best to explain what I was teaching. After leaving teaching I had a variety of jobs that always involved math and often involved statistics. Often those jobs had an educational component as well, with me explaining various aspects of our work to people working with and for me.

I am well-qualified academically. I earned a bachelor's degree in General Science (with honors) from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Biology (emphasis biochemistry) from MIT, a master's degree in business (MBA) from the University of California at Berkeley, and an unfinished doctorate in Science Education from Stanford University (all coursework completed and dissertation proposal approved).

I love math, and I love helping others understand it. I taught high school geometry for only one year, but my entire professional career has involved mathematics, at times including probability and statistics, even a little calculus, and I am good at it. I hope you will let me help you to understand and appreciate the subject and level of math for which you seek help.

I think chemistry is quite interesting, and I would like to help you understand and appreciate it. I taught high school chemistry for ten years, so I know the subject, and how to teach it, quite well.

I would like to meet you, get to know you, and help you to meet your objectives in an enjoyable way. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, wish to meet in person before committing to using my services, or are ready to schedule a tutoring session. I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

University of Oregon
General Science
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Masters
University of California Berkeley
MBA

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra 1, but require algebra familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go well beyond algebra 2, but require algebra 2 familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Experience: taught high school chemistry for ten years, and also taught advanced chemistry for three of those years. Academic: bachelors degree UofO in general science emphasizing chemistry and biology, masters degree MIT in biology emphasizing biochemistry, two years graduate course work at Stanford emphasizing science education.
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including geometry; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: undergraduate honors calculus at the UofO, graduate school statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and a number of classes for which higher mathematics was not the primary subject but was an essential tool used in the class.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not pre-algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra, but require algebra familiarity. So I know pre-algebra thoroughly, but just as important, I love math and I love teaching math at any level. I aim to bring out both mastery and appreciation of math at the relevant level in those that I tutor.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra 1, but require algebra familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go well beyond algebra 2, but require algebra 2 familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including geometry; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: undergraduate honors calculus at the UofO, graduate school statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and a number of classes for which higher mathematics was not the primary subject but was an essential tool used in the class.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not pre-algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra, but require algebra familiarity. So I know pre-algebra thoroughly, but just as important, I love math and I love teaching math at any level. I aim to bring out both mastery and appreciation of math at the relevant level in those that I tutor.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not trigonometry; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes more advanced than high school trigonometry, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Many of these classes used trigonometric functions. Fun fact: I used my knowledge of trigonometric functions, probability, and simulation to create a very realistic video of a fluttering candle flame. One would assume that they were seeing a loop, but it would in fact never exactly repeat no matter how long one watched it.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra 1, but require algebra familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go well beyond algebra 2, but require algebra 2 familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Experience: taught high school chemistry for ten years, and also taught advanced chemistry for three of those years. Academic: bachelors degree UofO in general science emphasizing chemistry and biology, masters degree MIT in biology emphasizing biochemistry, two years graduate course work at Stanford emphasizing science education.
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including geometry; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: undergraduate honors calculus at the UofO, graduate school statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and a number of classes for which higher mathematics was not the primary subject but was an essential tool used in the class.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not pre-algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra, but require algebra familiarity. So I know pre-algebra thoroughly, but just as important, I love math and I love teaching math at any level. I aim to bring out both mastery and appreciation of math at the relevant level in those that I tutor.

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

Experience: taught high school chemistry for ten years, and also taught advanced chemistry for three of those years. Academic: bachelors degree UofO in general science emphasizing chemistry and biology, masters degree MIT in biology emphasizing biochemistry, two years graduate course work at Stanford emphasizing science education.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go way beyond algebra 1, but require algebra familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including some experience teaching math, though not algebra; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: have taken a lot of math and related classes that go well beyond algebra 2, but require algebra 2 familiarity, including honors calculus at the UofO and multiple statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Experience: taught high school chemistry for ten years, and also taught advanced chemistry for three of those years. Academic: bachelors degree UofO in general science emphasizing chemistry and biology, masters degree MIT in biology emphasizing biochemistry, two years graduate course work at Stanford emphasizing science education.
GED,

GED

If you are worried about passing the math portion of the GED exam or have been unable to do so, I would like to help you with that. I have been particularly interested in helping people with the math portion for a long time. This is out of sympathy and compassion for those who can through hard work pass all of the other subjects, but no matter how hard they try they just don’t get the math. Passing the GED could be life-changing for those people, and I want to help make that happen.
Geometry

Geometry

Experience: taught high school geometry for one year and science for ten years, so experienced teacher, including geometry; used mathematics routinely in rest of professional career. Academic: undergraduate honors calculus at the UofO, graduate school statistics classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and a number of classes for which higher mathematics was not the primary subject but was an essential tool used in the class.

Test Preparation

GED

GED

If you are worried about passing the math portion of the GED exam or have been unable to do so, I would like to help you with that. I have been particularly interested in helping people with the math portion for a long time. This is out of sympathy and compassion for those who can through hard work pass all of the other subjects, but no matter how hard they try they just don’t get the math. Passing the GED could be life-changing for those people, and I want to help make that happen.

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 10 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Good teacher, very patient

Michael was very prompt in getting back to our initial request and was super accommodating to our ‘urgent need’ request. He asked what my daughter was working on in class and did some background work prior to their meeting to be very prepared for their lesson.

Sara, 2 lessons with Michael
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$30/hour

Michael M.

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