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Michael D.

Camp Hill, PA

$50/hour

MIT Educated Physics & IQ Coach brings Enthusiasm & Experience

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Background check passed as of 11/10/14
4.8 average from 5 ratings

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineer
Harvard Business School
MBA
Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineer)

Harvard Business School (MBA)

Univeristy of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

About Michael

I have a real love of physics and problem solving that is contagious to the adults and students with whom I interact or instruct. My math and science teacher colleagues have regularly told me that they wish they could take my class. My education and engineering /entrepreneurship experience allows me to make multiple connections and use multiple methods to teach each piece of science eligible content. I have experience with inquiry-based methods of pedagogy as well as with the Agile Mind methodology. I have also taken relevant coursework in Science Literacy as well as AP Physics test prep. I have had distinguished success teaching multiple levels of physics to 9th, 10th; 11th and 12th graders. I have been a classroom teacher, teaching various physics classes, for the past 7 years.

As it was at M.I.T., I believe problem solving is the basis of physics study. My approach is to find physics problems which are exactly appropriate for each student, so that they can work toward a solution to 10-minute problems, 30-minute problems, overnight problems, one-week problems and even longer. I am currently working on a logic problem that I began in April. My diverse experience allows me to create metaphors and examples to facilitate difficult content understanding. Laboratory investigations and thought experiments also help solidify content mastery. I am a runner, cyclist, rock climber and coach of all three. I founded a climbing gym, and have a patent for a method of adaptive climbing using a customized pulley system. I am 20 years married with an 18 year old daughter (math major at PSU) and an 8-year old son (Lego major).
I have a real love of physics and problem solving that is contagious to the adults and students with whom I interact or instruct. My math and science teacher colleagues have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Camp Hill, PA 17011
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field

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Mechanical Engineering

I have a degree from M.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering. I have worked as a mechanical engineer and manufacturing engineer in the following industries: Acoustics, Dental, Biophotonics. I am also an inventor and hold several patents in the dental and climbing industry. I am a hands-on, experiencial leaning teacher and tutor. My academic focus was dynamics and controls.

Track & Field

I have coached several track and cross country teams over the past 8 years. In the Catholic School System of Baltimore, I co-coached the women's teams to the cross country championship. More recently, I co-coached several Milton Hershey School teams to both district championship and state finalist results. I am a running coach with lots of personal experience with endurance athletics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineer
Harvard Business School
MBA
Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineer)

Harvard Business School (MBA)

Univeristy of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Camp Hill, PA 17011.