Experienced Math and Science Teacher
Experienced Math and Science Teacher
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!
Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Excellent tutor. My son went from C to A
Michael has been tutoring my son in chemistry and geometry. he is knowledgeable and excellent. We had few lessons in person and several more online, which works well since we are about 30 miles apart. My son went from grades C to A in both chemistry and geometry. Highly recommend this tutor!Natalia, 30 lessons with Michael
He's Been Great
My son seems to be able to understand Michael's teaching method, he appears to know his stuff and everything has been going well. I plan on using him for quite a while longer.Geoff, 12 lessons with Michael
We had the pleasure of having Mike help tutor our student in IB Math. This was the first visit and it went very well. We have plans to continue to use Mike's services. Mike was able to help our student understand math concepts she was having difficulty with. Mike was calm, listened and showed our student the proper way to do the math problems she was having issues with.Michelle, 2 lessons with Michael
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Michael went above and beyond to try to help me understand molar conversions. He was patient and was able to get me closer to where I need to be in order to be successful in my Honors Chemistry class. I will definitely continue working with him and strongly recommend anyone struggling in Chemistry to get him as a tutor.Giovanna, 7 lessons with Michael
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