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Michael F.

More than 30 years of college math and computer science teaching

More than 30 years of college math and computer science teaching

$50/hour

  • 82 hours tutoring

About Michael


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I am a college professor with a PhD in math who retired four years ago after 34 years of teaching math and computer science at a small liberal arts college. The math faculty there take pride in student accomplishment rather than faculty accomplishment. Tutoring individual students has been a core part of my every teaching assignment.

Most of my experience has been at the undergraduate level (age 18+). I have prepared for and taught almost all the courses in math and computer science...

I am a college professor with a PhD in math who retired four years ago after 34 years of teaching math and computer science at a small liberal arts college. The math faculty there take pride in student accomplishment rather than faculty accomplishment. Tutoring individual students has been a core part of my every teaching assignment.

Most of my experience has been at the undergraduate level (age 18+). I have prepared for and taught almost all the courses in math and computer science offered by undergraduate math programs. But I also have some experience helping graduate students or others who are struggling with statistics or computer tools.

My core methodology is to focus on effective reading, and precise writing. When exercises look overwhelming, we can work together to find what’s missing. And that is often terminology and/or difficulty with correctly writing facts mathematically. After working on these things, homework should become easier and more fun. Right answers are not enough!

I am still new to Wyzant's platform, but I have a lot of experience with on-line collaboration tools that look like Wyzant’s.

If you’re ready to work, I will be able to work with you. Learning math isn't usually about having a gift for it. For most of us, it's about persistence and practice.


Education

Immaculate Heart College
Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: All lessons charged at least one hour. Late cancellation or no-show results in charge for up to one hour of tutoring. Group rates available for students in the same course with same instructor.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

For more than 30 years, I taught computer science (as well as mathematics) at Lebanon Valley College. Also did curriculum assessment, and curriculum development for program. Courses included programming, data structures and algorithms, computer architecture, graphics, programming languages, compiler construction, software development, artificial intelligence, machine learning.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught elementary statistics, mathematical statistics, and a statistics-based machine learning course. Also Operations Research which includes game theory.
Microsoft Excel

Homeschool

Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught elementary statistics, mathematical statistics, and a statistics-based machine learning course. Also Operations Research which includes game theory.
Calculus

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I implemented the Discrete Math course for our Computer Science and Math students some years ago. I have taught it and also many comp sci courses that have Discrete Math as a prerequisite: Data Structures, Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Compilers and Languages, Computer Architecture and Design, etc. So I can probably share considerable insight into your future needs for the mathematical foundation you get in Discrete.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have spent a lot of my professional time trying to understand things that others understood and showed to me by turning then into linear algebra. I was told that linear algebra needed to be my best friend if I was going to do math. True enough. I have taught college courses in it and courses that it's in, and it seems like not much else.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught elementary statistics, mathematical statistics, and a statistics-based machine learning course. Also Operations Research which includes game theory.
Calculus, Probability

Most Popular

Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught elementary statistics, mathematical statistics, and a statistics-based machine learning course. Also Operations Research which includes game theory.
Calculus

Summer

Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught elementary statistics, mathematical statistics, and a statistics-based machine learning course. Also Operations Research which includes game theory.
Calculus

Examples of Expertise


Michael has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (30 ratings)
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Super helpful!

Michael has been a great help with my linear optimization class. He’s very knowledgeable with Excel and is a great teacher!

Ramona, 6 lessons with Michael

Super helpful!

Michael has been a great help with my linear optimization class. He’s very knowledgeable with Excel and is a great teacher!

Ramona, 6 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Asked for material to help prepare in advance of our meeting and was very knowledgeable and helpful. Meeting again today! Highly recommend sending out a note to see if he is available to meet. very prompt communication and sent a help link to how to get setup on the website. Was about to meet same day and schedule more meetings during the week.

Victor, 2 lessons with Michael

Very helpful!

Michael took the time not only to help me understand the concepts of my assignment, but also to try to fill in the holes where I was missing knowledge. He was patient with me and I felt comfortable to ask questions that I did not want to ask in class.

Kalin, 11 lessons with Michael
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Michael F.

$50/hour

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Contact Michael

Response time: 2 hours