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Michael D.

MIT Educated Physics & IQ Coach brings Enthusiasm & Experience

MIT Educated Physics & IQ Coach brings Enthusiasm & Experience

$55/hour

  • 64 hours tutoring

  • Camp Hill, PA 17011

About Michael


Bio

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...

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).


Education

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

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/10/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Physics

Math

Mechanical Engineering,

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.
Physics

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Physics

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

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.
Physical Science, Physics

Sports/Recreation

Track & Field

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.

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Physics

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$55/hour

Michael D.

$55/hour

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