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Martin K.

Effective and Caring Retired Professor: Science, Math, and Test Prep

Effective and Caring Retired Professor: Science, Math, and Test Prep

$72/hour

  • 232 hours tutoring

About Martin


Bio

I earned a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego in Earth Sciences. My undergraduate work led to a Bachelor's Degree in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Additionally, I completed graduate coursework required for Teacher Certification at Middle Tennessee State University.

I have decades of experience as a university professor and researcher of geology, geophysics, and oceanography. I have also...

I earned a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego in Earth Sciences. My undergraduate work led to a Bachelor's Degree in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Additionally, I completed graduate coursework required for Teacher Certification at Middle Tennessee State University.

I have decades of experience as a university professor and researcher of geology, geophysics, and oceanography. I have also served as a college instructor of science and mathematics, a high school teacher in math/physics/physical science, and an administrator of a national science program.

For hundreds of hours, I have tutored students in science and math at all levels of education, from elementary school through graduate school, both for courses and standardized tests such as MCAT, SAT, Praxis, and more.

Teaching people is my love, my forte, and my passion...and TUTORING is my favorite way to teach! Please let me help you learn what you need to know in the fields of science and math!!

I am excited to help you reach your dreams!


Education

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Geological Sciences
University of California, San Diego (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
PhD
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

As a retired university professor, I am highly qualified to help you prepare for math and science portions of the GRE. I can also help with other aspects of the GRE as well. I look forward to working with you as you prepare for this important exam.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word and Excel for over 30 years as well many other programs. I used them in my work as a research scientist and educator and developed a strong proficiency on each.
GMAT

Computer

Macintosh,

Macintosh

I've been using Macintoshes since 1985 for many purposes, including writing, spreadsheets, programming, scientific research, etc. I have become adept at myriad ways of doing things in the Macintosh Operating system in MacOS versions 2 - X- , including the most recent version, MacOS 10.12.6. I have extensively used the standard apps supplied with the Mac or downloaded from the App Store. I have assisted and tutored many people on how to use Macintoshes during my time as a professor and tutor.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word and Excel for over 30 years as well many other programs. I used them in my work as a research scientist and educator and developed a strong proficiency on each.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word and Excel for over 30 years as well many other programs. I used them in my work as a research scientist and educator and developed a strong proficiency on each.
GMAT

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Please see my profile for more details about my background. I look forward to helping you "Ace Algebra"!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored Algebra 2 and many other math and physical science for several years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have used higher level mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, partial differential equations, complex calculus, advanced calculus for science and engineering, spherical harmonics, geophysical data analysis, etc.) over many years as a scientist and educator. I have studied, taught, and tutored many of these. I am well prepared to help students with their calculus studies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for topics in Chemistry. Please see my Wyzant Profile.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was my favorite subject. I've used what I learned in Geometry on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator. Please see my profile for more details about mg background. I look forward to helping you "Get Geometry"!
Physics,

Physics

Having been a university professor and high school teacher in the fields of geophysics, geology, physics, physical science, and mathematics, I am highly qualified to help you learn physics at many levels, whether it be for a course, for a standardized test, or for your personal knowledge. I am a highly experienced tutor, teacher, and mentor and I look very forward to working with you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-Algebra in middle school and tutored many students, helping them gain an understanding of the material and perform well in their classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an educator and physical scientist, I've built expertise in mathematics to levels that go far beyond even advanced levels of calculus. In addition to , I understand why you need to learn the material in precalculus and how you may use it in the future. I'll break things down into manageable pieces and help you master each piece as you build a true understanding of the material. Once you understand what's going on, solving assigned problems becomes easier, and you'll do much better on tests and the class overall!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've used the the material in SAT Math on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator.
Study Skills

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for the ACT Tests in Math. Please see Wyzant Profile
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Please see my profile for more details about my background. I look forward to helping you "Ace Algebra"!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored Algebra 2 and many other math and physical science for several years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have used higher level mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, partial differential equations, complex calculus, advanced calculus for science and engineering, spherical harmonics, geophysical data analysis, etc.) over many years as a scientist and educator. I have studied, taught, and tutored many of these. I am well prepared to help students with their calculus studies.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was my favorite subject. I've used what I learned in Geometry on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator. Please see my profile for more details about mg background. I look forward to helping you "Get Geometry"!
Physics,

Physics

Having been a university professor and high school teacher in the fields of geophysics, geology, physics, physical science, and mathematics, I am highly qualified to help you learn physics at many levels, whether it be for a course, for a standardized test, or for your personal knowledge. I am a highly experienced tutor, teacher, and mentor and I look very forward to working with you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-Algebra in middle school and tutored many students, helping them gain an understanding of the material and perform well in their classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an educator and physical scientist, I've built expertise in mathematics to levels that go far beyond even advanced levels of calculus. In addition to , I understand why you need to learn the material in precalculus and how you may use it in the future. I'll break things down into manageable pieces and help you master each piece as you build a true understanding of the material. Once you understand what's going on, solving assigned problems becomes easier, and you'll do much better on tests and the class overall!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've used the the material in SAT Math on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator.
Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Please see my profile for more details about my background. I look forward to helping you "Ace Algebra"!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored Algebra 2 and many other math and physical science for several years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have used higher level mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, partial differential equations, complex calculus, advanced calculus for science and engineering, spherical harmonics, geophysical data analysis, etc.) over many years as a scientist and educator. I have studied, taught, and tutored many of these. I am well prepared to help students with their calculus studies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for topics in Chemistry. Please see my Wyzant Profile.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was my favorite subject. I've used what I learned in Geometry on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator. Please see my profile for more details about mg background. I look forward to helping you "Get Geometry"!
Physics,

Physics

Having been a university professor and high school teacher in the fields of geophysics, geology, physics, physical science, and mathematics, I am highly qualified to help you learn physics at many levels, whether it be for a course, for a standardized test, or for your personal knowledge. I am a highly experienced tutor, teacher, and mentor and I look very forward to working with you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-Algebra in middle school and tutored many students, helping them gain an understanding of the material and perform well in their classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an educator and physical scientist, I've built expertise in mathematics to levels that go far beyond even advanced levels of calculus. In addition to , I understand why you need to learn the material in precalculus and how you may use it in the future. I'll break things down into manageable pieces and help you master each piece as you build a true understanding of the material. Once you understand what's going on, solving assigned problems becomes easier, and you'll do much better on tests and the class overall!
Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for the ACT Tests in Science. Please see Wyzant Profile
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for topics in Chemistry. Please see my Wyzant Profile.
Geology,

Geology

I'm pretty sure won't find a better geology tutor. I have a Ph.D. from the illustrious UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography and have been a faculty member at the Joint Graduate Program for Oceanography of MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and at Vanderbilt University. I've taught and mentored generations of students in geology, as well as in many related fields in science and math. I look very forward to working with you to improve your understanding of any aspect of Geology!
Physical Science,

Physical Science

Having retired from being a university professor and a high school teacher who taught Physical Science (as well as math, physics, geology, and other courses) for years, I am highly qualified to help you through your Physical Science experience!
Physics

Physics

Having been a university professor and high school teacher in the fields of geophysics, geology, physics, physical science, and mathematics, I am highly qualified to help you learn physics at many levels, whether it be for a course, for a standardized test, or for your personal knowledge. I am a highly experienced tutor, teacher, and mentor and I look very forward to working with you!

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Please see my profile for more details about my background. I look forward to helping you "Ace Algebra"!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored Algebra 2 and many other math and physical science for several years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have used higher level mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, partial differential equations, complex calculus, advanced calculus for science and engineering, spherical harmonics, geophysical data analysis, etc.) over many years as a scientist and educator. I have studied, taught, and tutored many of these. I am well prepared to help students with their calculus studies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for topics in Chemistry. Please see my Wyzant Profile.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was my favorite subject. I've used what I learned in Geometry on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator. Please see my profile for more details about mg background. I look forward to helping you "Get Geometry"!
Physics,

Physics

Having been a university professor and high school teacher in the fields of geophysics, geology, physics, physical science, and mathematics, I am highly qualified to help you learn physics at many levels, whether it be for a course, for a standardized test, or for your personal knowledge. I am a highly experienced tutor, teacher, and mentor and I look very forward to working with you!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've used the the material in SAT Math on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator.
GED, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for the ACT Tests in Math. Please see Wyzant Profile
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having taught science and math at high school and university levels for decades and tutoring for many years, I am highly qualified to tutor for the ACT Tests in Science. Please see Wyzant Profile
GRE,

GRE

As a retired university professor, I am highly qualified to help you prepare for math and science portions of the GRE. I can also help with other aspects of the GRE as well. I look forward to working with you as you prepare for this important exam.
MCAT,

MCAT

I taught the Physics/Math portion to students taking The Princeton Review MCAT prep course. I also tutored students in this portion of the test. I also have completed Organic Chemistry and many Chemistry classes, so I'm able to tutor on the O-Chem and General Chem portions of the MCAT as well. I'm not a sufficient expert to teach the biology portion. I'm an excellent writer and general scientist, and have taught numerous graduate students how to write technical papers. I earned a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Praxis,

Praxis

For many years, I have taught and tutored college and high school math, high school physics, undergraduate and graduate students in Geophysics and Geology at Vanderbilt University, the math/physics portion of the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), and other subjects. I also passed the Praxis test, including performing outstandingly on the math portion. I received excellent student reviews of my teaching and have been very effective in improving student performance.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've used the the material in SAT Math on a daily basis throughout my career as a scientist and educator.
GED, GMAT, PSAT

Examples of Expertise


Martin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Awesome Tutor

Martin is very knowledgeable and was able to break down the steps, so I was able to understand Precalculus better, instead of just trying to memorize it. I will continue with him throughout the semester!

Kailee, 4 lessons with Martin

Very knowledgeable, kind, and effective teacher!

I was really struggling in an oceanography class that was very math heavy. Martin walked me through the math and was able to explain the general concepts to me so I had background knowledge to do things on my own when I didn't have a session with him. Some tutors are good at helping you finish homework but once they're gone you have no idea what to do; Martin was actually a very effective teacher and made it so I didn't feel lost without him. Highly recommend! Thanks Martin :)

Tahl, 8 lessons with Martin

Great Physics tutor

Martin tutored my son in physics. My son said he was a “great teacher” and “really smart.” I never heard him complain about going to his multiple two hour sessions with Martin and that is a big deal. I plan on using him next year for any relevant subjects.

Nick, 6 lessons with Martin

Helpful and motivated

Martin tutored me in math for the PRAXIS assessment. Coming from someone who has a hard time understanding math, Martin was extremely helpful in going over each problem one by one clearly and effectively. He was motivated by getting me to understand each concept and ingraining it in my mind. Plus, he is organized and is always on time for each session.

Jenna, 24 lessons with Martin

Great Tutor

Martin helped my daughter prepare for her Algebra 2 final. He is very patient, thorough and a pleasure to work with. We would definitely hire Marty again in the future.

Holly, 5 lessons with Martin

Excellent Tutor

Martin helped my child understand and was able to teach her how to look at a problem and set it up. She stated "now I know what I am doing" when we ended. He was an excellent tutor with total command of the subject matter. I would highly recommend using Martin.

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Martin

Very Knowledgeable and very patient!!

Dr. Martin helped bridge the gap from what I was not understanding in my Honors Chemistry Class. In a short time (our first meeting) he was able to asses what it would take for me to grasp the material, my learning style. He then quickly jumped right into where we were in the classroom The Atomic Structures Unit and the Nuclear Unit He gave a quick assessment of my understanding of the Periodic Table and quickly had me understanding what I did not in the classroom. I am so lucky to have found Dr. Martin. Thanks to Dr. Martin in only one lession he has clarified my confussion of the material in my chemistry classroom and helped me want to pursue a career in the Science Field again! Thank you Dr Martin

Stephanie, 14 lessons with Martin

Lifesaver!

Martin is helping me with my chemistry class, and he explains things in a way I understand. He always makes sure I get the material before we move on, and is very patient. His attitude makes me motivated and I know I can do chemistry now!

Hailey, 3 lessons with Martin

Incredibly Knowledgable, patient, and dedicated tutor.

Before I met with Martin I had lots of trouble with many chemistry concepts. HE has helped me immensly to prepare for my PRAXIS General Science Content Knowledge test. Specifically he has helped me to understand periodic table trends, naming compounds, chemical bonds, balancing equations, Avogadro's Number, and more. He made sure I learned the material by making me solve practice equations and asking me questions about answers to ensure my knowledge and confidence in my answer. I have throughly enjoyed working with him and recommend his services highly.

Bailey, 2 lessons with Martin
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