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Mike W.

Seattle, WA

$45/hour

Mike For Math And Physics

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Background check passed as of 4/10/14
4.7 average from 107 ratings
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— Jane, Olympia, WA on 3/3/16

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Northern Arizona University
Physics and Math.
University of Arizona
PhD
University of Miami
Master's

Education

Northern Arizona University (Physics and Math.)

University of Arizona (PhD)

University of Miami (Master's)

About Mike

My PhD is in applied mathematics, and I have tutored and/or taught most all the math and physics courses typically offered to undergraduates. Lately I've been tutoring mostly university physics, AP/IB Calculus and AP Physics. I have also taught some graduate level special topics courses in dynamical systems theory and geophysical fluid dynamics, and am active in software development (currently ".NET" using c#).
I enjoy math and science very much, and I find breaking down complicated problems to a step-by-step approach to be very effective for my own learning as well as for tutoring.
My PhD is in applied mathematics, and I have tutored and/or taught most all the math and physics courses typically offered to undergraduates. Lately I've been tutoring Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Seattle, WA 98117
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Jane, Olympia, WA on 3/3/16

"Wonderful, knowledgeable, patient, interesting."

- Fiona, Mount Laurel, NJ on 8/18/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Finite Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I have taught college algebra (University of Arizona) and tutored algebra for both high school and college students for many years. I have a doctorate in Applied Mathematics and algebra is a topic I enjoy teaching very much.

This past spring (2014) I taught a physics course at The Evergreen State College which required a thorough working knowledge of both Algebra I and Algebra II (also geometry and trigonometry).

Algebra 2

I tutored algebra at a tutoring center for over three years. I taught algebra at The University of Arizona for two years. I tutored algebra privately for over five years.

My PhD is in applied mathematics and I enjoy teaching both mathematics and physics. My current research interests include numerical simulations and software development.

Calculus

I taught calculus at the University of Arizona, and have many years of experience tutoring calculus.

Differential Equations

My PhD is in applied mathematics and I have worked with problems involving differential equations throughout my career, and I have two years of professional tutoring experience in this topic of mathematics.

Finite Math

I worked at a tutoring center as an undergraduate student for several years where I tutored all mathematics courses through differential equations and vector calculus. I also tutored mathematics privately for many years, including finite mathematics. My undergraduate degrees are in mathematics and physics and my Ph.D. is in applied mathematics. I have taught several lower level mathematics courses as a graduate student, up to and including calculus.

Geometry

I have tutored geometry at a tutoring center for over three years and privately for more than five years. My PhD is in applied mathematics and I have taught some portions of geometry as a physics professor in the past.

Linear Algebra

My Ph.D. is in applied mathematics and linear algebra is used extensively throughout my research in applied physics. I also have tutored linear algebra both privately and at a tutoring center in college.

Physics

I have been a TA for physics for four years and tutored physics for more than five years. I have also taught undergraduate physics, most recently at The Evergreen State College.

Precalculus

I have taught at several universities, colleges, and community colleges, and I've tutored for over eight years. The courses I've taught include precalculus. My PhD is in applied mathematics.

SAT Math

I have taught college-level algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, physics I, physics II.
I have tutoring experience in algebra (high school through college levels), statistics, trig, geometry, precalculus, calculus, AP physics, and physics.

Trigonometry

The basic concepts of trigonometry are constructed and derived from geometric principles, but once the student has gone through the formal definitions and constructs, trigonometry is then seen to fit into an enormous class of problems of both statics and dynamics. For scientists and engineers, a working knowledge of trigonometry is essential. With this in mind, I think a student new to learning trigonometry should be exposed to some typical applied problems, and not merely walk through the formalism from first principles.

Northern Arizona University
Physics and Math.
University of Arizona
PhD
University of Miami
Master's

Education

Northern Arizona University (Physics and Math.)

University of Arizona (PhD)

University of Miami (Master's)

knowledgeable and patient tutor — Mike has been a great tutor to my 2 daughters for AP Physics. He is also helping my younger daughter in Calculus. He takes time to explain the subject matter until they completely understand the lessons. ...

— Jane, Olympia, WA on 3/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 40 miles of Seattle, WA 98117.