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Michael B.

Seattle, WA

$120/hour

Quantum Physics PhD - Motivational Science and Math Tutor

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/19/17
5.0 average from 9 ratings
Dedicated to teaching!
— Elizabeth, Redmond, WA on 10/20/16

$120/Hour


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Cambridge University, England
Physics
Cambridge University, England (Physics)
Master's
California Institute of Technology (Physics PhD)
PhD

Education

Cambridge University, England (Physics)

Cambridge University, England (Physics) (Master's)

California Institute of Technology (Physics PhD) (PhD)

About Michael

I work as a quantum physics researcher, and love to tutor in my free time. I really enjoy communicating about Science and Math, and have tutored from middle school to college level. I'm often asked by kids during the more mundane topics "When will I ever use this?" and I love responding with relevant and (usually) entertaining examples of how math and science can be applied.

I can teach test prep with the best of them, but if you or your child has ever wondered "Why is the sky blue?" or "How do airplanes stay up?" then I am a tutor for you!

My bachelors and masters degrees (both in physics) are from Cambridge University in England, where I received first class honors in both (the highest grade in the British system). I just finished my Physics PhD at Caltech (consistently ranked top for Physics in the US). I have tutored in my spare time for many years, and as a part of my graduate work at Caltech I also did extensive teaching of undergraduate students.
I work as a quantum physics researcher, and love to tutor in my free time. I really enjoy communicating about Science and Math, and have tutored from middle school to college level. I'm often asked by kids during the more mundane topics "When will I ever use this?" and I love responding with relevant and (usually) entertaining examples of how math Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98112
Background Check: Passed

"Dedicated to teaching!"

- Elizabeth, Redmond, WA on 10/20/16

"Clear advice and a structured study plan"

- Ricky, Renton, WA on 9/23/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- David, Seattle, WA on 4/3/17

"Excellent tutor!"

- Ming, Issaquah, WA on 9/26/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Physical Science,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Language:
Spanish
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I studied Chemistry at college level as a part of my undergraduate degree in the Cambridge Natural Sciences Tripos

Differential Equations

I have taken multiple differential equations courses - both at Cambridge University (as an undergraduate), and at Caltech (as a PhD student). I have tutored students on differential equations before.

Discrete Math

I have taken multiple discrete math courses - both at Cambridge University (as an undergraduate), and at Caltech (as a PhD student).

Linear Algebra

I have taken many courses on linear algebra at Cambridge university as an undergraduate. I also use linear algebra in my research work on a daily basis, as well as having tutored it to students at the undergraduate level.

Physical Science

I have a Physics PhD

Physics

I have a PhD, Masters and BA in Physics, from Caltech and Cambridge University. Currently, I work as a physics researcher in the area of quantum computing. During my studies, I have taught many people physics at a variety of levels, from highschool, through to the graduate level. I love Physics, and also love teaching it.

Statistics

I studied and used statistics extensively during my undergraduate physics degree, particular for analyzing large data sets.

Cambridge University, England
Physics
Cambridge University, England (Physics)
Master's
California Institute of Technology (Physics PhD)
PhD

Education

Cambridge University, England (Physics)

Cambridge University, England (Physics) (Master's)

California Institute of Technology (Physics PhD) (PhD)

Dedicated to teaching!

You can tell that teaching is a calling for Michael! He really takes pride in helping students understand not only the how (to do the thing), but also the why. If you look at the list of his teaching experience, you can see that he has taught many challenging classes at Cal Tech and Oxford (like Quantum Computation!), yet he can easily help my 11 year old who is struggling with 6th grade math unde

— Elizabeth, Redmond, WA on 10/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98112.