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Michael F.

Retired NASA spacecraft manager

Retired NASA spacecraft manager

$36/hour

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Bio

I retired from NASA after 40 years in 2007 and have lived in Conway for 12 years. I used math and physics as tools for developing earth looking instruments and managing the satellite which provided data for the ozone hole. I have published about 20 papers and have edited 2 books on SAT math preparation and 1 book on Praxis Math prep. While in MD, I tutored about 30 long term students in 5 years ranging in age from 5th grade to 50 years old with good success. I have mobility issues and prefer...

I retired from NASA after 40 years in 2007 and have lived in Conway for 12 years. I used math and physics as tools for developing earth looking instruments and managing the satellite which provided data for the ozone hole. I have published about 20 papers and have edited 2 books on SAT math preparation and 1 book on Praxis Math prep. While in MD, I tutored about 30 long term students in 5 years ranging in age from 5th grade to 50 years old with good success. I have mobility issues and prefer to tutor at my home as most of my materials are here. I try to teach students who want to learn why methods work and apply them to problems.

I have used math in my jobs for over 40 years and have found that these subjects haven't changed since I took them in the early 1950's. If you have had algebra 1, and have trouble solving the following problem taken from a Peanuts comic strip, you may need my help:

You have 20 coins consisting of dimes and quarters. If you swap the number of dimes with quarters and quarters with dimes, you will increase the total money by 90 cents. How many dimes and quarters do you have?

If you want to understand why Math works, and are willing to learn, I am available 7 days a week after 1pm-9pm.


Education

univ of Mass at Lowell
physics, appl math
univ of Mass at Lowell
Masters
George Washington Univ
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $36
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Conway, SC 29526
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

$36/hour

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Michael F.

$36/hour

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