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Mr. Michael S.

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"I am an experienced and successful tutor with a Ph.D. in physics, M.Sc. in physics and B.Sc. in physics and mathematics.

I have a passion for helping others achieve their potential in their studies. As an undergraduate, I tutored at the local community college and led Supplemental Instruction courses in physics and mathematics at the University of Utah. I have taught community college courses in more...

"I am an experienced and successful tutor with a Ph.D. in physics, M.Sc. in physics and B.Sc. in physics and mathematics.

I have a passion for helping others achieve their potential in their studies. As an undergraduate, I tutored at the local community college and led Supplemental Instruction courses in physics and mathematics at the University of Utah. I have taught community college courses in mathematics and have been tutoring privately since 2012. I am driven by the "light bulb" moment when a student finally understands the solution to a problem and the progression apparent as a student gains confidence in their knowledge and skills.

My philosophy of tutoring is to provide general problem solving techniques geared towards the particular subject combined with review, as necessary, of the subject fundamentals. Through leading questions, I try to direct the student to their own realization of the answer as well as a deeper understanding of the subject, where it came from and how it might be used in the future. I try to use analogies to put the subject into a context that is more approachable by the student. I have found this combination to provide better understanding and retention when it comes to quizzes and tests than rote memorization.

I am constantly monitoring the performance of the student with the material and making changes as necessary. I think it is vital to engage in a conversation while teaching rather than just talking at my students as it helps to keep them active and involved." less...

Details

fee: $60 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Michael S. is a certified tutor

University of Utah, BSc Mathematics, BSc Physics

University of Texas, Arlington, Masters

University of Texas, Arlington, PhD

Columbus, OH 43221

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Calculus - Chemistry - Geometry - Physics - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Trigonometry - SAT Math - GRE - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - Physical Science - ACT Reading - ACT Math - ACT Science - Elementary Science