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Mike M.

Aberdeen, SD

$40/hour

PhD Tutor in Mathematics

Background check passed as of 8/21/15

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University of California, Santa Cruz
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Master's
University of California, Santa Cruz
PhD

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

State University of New York, Stony Brook (Master's)

University of California, Santa Cruz (PhD)

About Mike

I received a Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Santa Cruz in 1989. Since then, I have worked both in industry and in academia, and I have taught college courses in intermediate algebra, college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, real and complex analysis, probability and statistics, the history of mathematics, and Visual Basic programming.

I love mathematics and enjoy teaching at all levels.
I received a Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Santa Cruz in 1989. Since then, I have worked both in industry and in academia, and I have taught college courses in intermediate algebra, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Aberdeen, SD 57401
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
Mathematica

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Calculus

I have a PhD in mathematics and extensive research and teaching experience in both academia and industry. Calculus is a fundamental tool and prerequisite for both the research I do and the subjects I have taught and continue to tutor. I have also taught calculus at the university level.

Differential Equations

My area of expertise is differential geometry, in which differential equations play a fundamental role. Aspects of both ODE's and PDE's are to be found in several of my publications. In addition, I have completed graduate level course work in this subject, and I have taught introductory differential equations from "Elementary Differential Equations" by William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima.

Discrete Math

Discrete mathematics comprises topics at the core of mathematics and computer science, including: set theory and logic, functions and relations, algorithms, techniques of counting, probability, and graph theory. I have a PhD in mathematics and have tutored various aspects of algebra and other subjects at the college and graduate level. I have also been involved in the past year in curriculum development that covers exactly the topics mentioned above. I therefore have recent experience and in-depth knowledge of this subject matter.

Geometry

Geometry is my specialization and it is of great interest to me.

Linear Algebra

I have taught introductory linear algebra several times from "Linear Algebra with Applications" by Steven J. Leon. More recently, I have tutored this subject at the graduate level from the books "Matrix Analysis" by Roger A. Horn and Charles R. Johnson, and "The Linear Algebra a Beginning Graduate Student Ought to Know" by Jonathan S. Golan.

Mathematica

I have used Mathematica off and on for over 20 years in academic and industry related research. This includes using Mathematica for algorithm prototyping and the creation of publication quality graphics. I have also used it for creating course content and checking calculations (such as contour integrals) that I often do by hand. I wrote a package to generate solid models of minimal surfaces.

University of California, Santa Cruz
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Master's
University of California, Santa Cruz
PhD

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

State University of New York, Stony Brook (Master's)

University of California, Santa Cruz (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 20 miles of Aberdeen, SD 57401.