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School Closed? Get Online Tutoring So You Don't Fall Behind

School Closed? Get Online Tutoring So You Don't Fall Behind

$70/hour

  • 124 hours tutoring

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Special Profile for Corona Virus Days (Ordinary Profile Below):

No one knows how long this Corona Virus is going to be problem. School closures are starting. Don't fall behind. Tutoring offered at all hours. All students 5th grade through college welcome. This is a chance actually to get ahead, because many will just take the time off.

To really understand mathematics, one needs to understand it from multiple directions. There needs to be both an intuitive understanding of the basic...

Special Profile for Corona Virus Days (Ordinary Profile Below):

No one knows how long this Corona Virus is going to be problem. School closures are starting. Don't fall behind. Tutoring offered at all hours. All students 5th grade through college welcome. This is a chance actually to get ahead, because many will just take the time off.

To really understand mathematics, one needs to understand it from multiple directions. There needs to be both an intuitive understanding of the basic motivations, and ideas, and there also needs to be a solid command of the basic manipulations of symbols, i.e. the rules. Almost all math has both a geometric side, meaning pictures, and shapes, and spatial arrangement, and an arithmetic/algebraic side meaning formal manipulations of symbols. Most math education doesn't give enough emphasis to the intuitive side, although all great mathematicians have had a high degree of skill in this area. On one level it amounts to how the brain works. Fully a third of the human brain is dedicated entirely to visual processing, while the part that does "thinking" is barely known even to modern neuroscience. Another part of the brain, about the size of a golf ball is dedicated to language processing. Learning to speak the language of mathematics, is essential in developing skill with it. And conversely, many a student actually knows how to do what is asked for, but failing to learn the language, doesn't understand what is being asked. Which obviously is a very sad state of affairs.

These issues apply across all skill levels, from elementary school to graduate school. Indeed, at the earlier levels it is often the part that is least available to the student.

I can help you develop a really solid command of mathematics, from the big picture to the fine details. Don't let time off due to school closings, prevent you from learning, and equivalently, take this opportunity to get ahead of others. Lets get you some better teaching than your getting right now!

Mike

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Education

University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics
University of California, San Diego
Masters
George Mason University
Masters

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have done graduate work in Algebra, Differential Equations, Topology, Logic, Graph Theory, and Category Theory. I have a BS Physics and MS in EE.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have done graduate work in Algebra, Differential Equations, Topology, Logic, Graph Theory, and Category Theory. I have a BS Physics and MS in EE.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have done graduate work in Algebra, Differential Equations, Topology, Logic, Graph Theory, and Category Theory. I have a BS Physics and MS in EE.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

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Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have done graduate work in Algebra, Differential Equations, Topology, Logic, Graph Theory, and Category Theory. I have a BS Physics and MS in EE.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

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knowledgeable and patient

very helpful and knowledgeable about BC Calc. Mike showed up on time and provided very thorough explanations about BC Calc topics. Would definitely recommend

Emily, 3 lessons with Mike

An Excellent Tutor, Highly Recommended

Mike teaches AP physics to a STEM oriented high school student. Very knowledgeable, engaging, explaining deep concepts, teaching through a conversation, asking intellectually stimulating questions, and making a student thinking and coming to conclusions. We are lucky to find Mike!

Helen, 3 lessons with Mike
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$70/hour

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Response time: 17 hours