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Michael C.

Rapid City, SD

$45/hour

Mathematician; Physicist; Instructor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 10 ratings
Opened The Door!
— Aaron, Rapid City, SD on 11/2/16

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Idaho State University
Mathematics, Physics
Idaho State University
Graduate Coursework
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Graduate Coursework

Education

Idaho State University (Mathematics, Physics)

Idaho State University (Graduate Coursework)

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Graduate Coursework)

About Michael

Hi. I am Michael, a tutor and instructor in mathematics and physics. I received undergraduate degrees in math and physics before completing some graduate classes in math. I have tutored my entire college career and taught multiple courses at the collegiate level, from remedial math through college algebra. I have tutored almost every math class I have ever taken, including algebra, geometry, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. In addition, I have tutored physics subjects such as engineering physics, quantum mechanics, and electricity and magnetism.

I believe everyone has an ability to learn. It is up to me as a tutor and teacher to find the individual needs of my students and teach to their strengths.

I have always loved teaching students for understanding. It is my philosophy that this helps students retain information and gain a greater appreciation for the subject. Simple formula memorization does students a disfavor. Math is fun, and we should treat it that way. It is my goal to show each of my students that learning is something to look forward to.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I love working with new students and hope to make a difference in your learning experience. I am available for tutoring most days. I look forward to working with you.
Hi. I am Michael, a tutor and instructor in mathematics and physics. I received undergraduate degrees in math and physics before completing some graduate classes in math. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Rapid City, SD 57701
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Opened The Door!"

- Aaron, Rapid City, SD on 11/2/16

"The perfect math tutor"

- Justin, Rapid City, SD on 3/20/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
English:
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB,
Common Core, GED, GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL
Computer:
Mathematica
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Common Core
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I have taught Intermediate Algebra twice at Idaho State University. I also taught College Algebra three times.

ASVAB

I scored in the 96th percentile on the ASVAB, was accepted into the NUPOC program, and spent two years in the Navy working closely with recruiters.

Differential Equations

In college I took courses in Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, and Quantum Mechanics. In graduate school I took courses in Differential Geometry, Quantum Mechanics, and Advanced Linear Algebra. In all of these classes I had the highest score and have an A on my transcript. Each of these classes provide unique insight into how differential equations work and the different techniques. In fact, I am currently working on a project where I am solving the 3 dimensional wave equation (Schroedinger equation) for various potentials, namely the rigid rotator, and the hydrogen molecule, which include solutions to the Laguerre equation and solutions to the Legendre equation.

Idaho State University
Mathematics, Physics
Idaho State University
Graduate Coursework
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Graduate Coursework

Education

Idaho State University (Mathematics, Physics)

Idaho State University (Graduate Coursework)

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Graduate Coursework)

Opened The Door! — My daughter walked away saying "I understand it! Dad I think I actually like math!!" That's all I needed to hear. Michael's depth of understanding and passion for the subject is infectious to our daughter and we are very pleased so far. ...

— Aaron, Rapid City, SD on 11/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Rapid City, SD 57701.