Michael S.


Michael S.

Tutor

Columbus, OH 43221

Will travel 15 miles

$45 per hour.

4.79 117 ratings

Experienced Tutor with PhD specializing in STEM and Test Prep Skills

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... [more]


Algebra 1

Having attained a BSc in Mathematics and having taught community college courses as well as community college tutoring, I have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of mathematics and am able to pass on this understanding to my students.


Algebra 2

I have attained a BSc in Mathematics and am fluent in the methods required to understand and use the material taught in the Algebra 2 curriculum. In addition I have taught Algebra classes at the community college level.


Calculus

I have attained a PhD in Physics, and calculus is a fundamental tool used in that discipline. I am fluent in everything from differential to integral calculus as well as differential equations in multiple variables.


Chemistry

My love of physical sciences placed me on the path of becoming a Physicist. Along the way, I have taken courses in inorganic chemistry and have the experience to help students achieve their potential in the subject.


Geometry

Having attained a BSc in Mathematics and having taught community college courses as well as community college tutoring, I have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of mathematics and am able to pass on this understanding to my students. Geometry is an important fundamental element of mathematics, feeding in to trigonometry and calculs.


Physics

I have attained a PhD in physics and have led undergraduate sessions; I have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of physics as well as a broader view of how these ideas can be applied in a research setting.


Prealgebra

I have extensive experience in mathematical subjects, and prealgebra is a bedrock subject to understand more advanced levels of math.


Precalculus

Combining the elements of trigonometry with algebra is the heart of precalculus, learning all of the basic principles that will be explored further in the full calculus course. Having a BSc in Mathematics, I have mastered all of these courses and have the ability to lead others to understanding them.


Trigonometry

Having attained a BSc in Mathematics and having taught community college courses as well as community college tutoring, I have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of mathematics and am able to pass on this understanding to my students. Trigonometry is an important fundamental element of mathematics, combining elements of geometry and algebra and feeding into calculus.


SAT Math

Having achieved ~700 on the math section of the SAT, I am eminently qualified to provide pointers in how to approach the math section of the exam. I know ways to maximize time spent to try to achieve the target score.


GRE

Having attained a PhD in Physics, I have successfully taken and passed the general GRE as well as the Physics and Mathematics subject tests. Having extensive experience in teaching methods of standardized tests, I have the ability to pass on strategies to use to optimize the score on the test.


SAT Reading

Reading comprehension is a critical skill for the modern world. The ability to use context to learn new vocabulary is one of the strengths of the English language. Having achieved a 1310/1600 on the SAT back in the 80s, I have shown the ability to successfully take this part of the test and have hence developed the skills to pass on the necessary strategies to others.


SAT Writing

The ability to write well is a critical skill for the modern world. The ability to properly use grammar and punctuation is necessary to concisely pass on ideas. Having achieved a 1310/1600 on the SAT back in the 80s, I have shown the ability to successfully take this part of the test and have hence developed the skills to pass on the necessary strategies to others.


Physical Science

My love of physical sciences placed me on the path of becoming a Physicist. Having worked for twenty years as a practicing scientist, I have knowledge of all of the basics taught in the physical sciences curriculum. As a tutor of math and physics, I have a demonstrated ability to pass on knowledge and help students to achieve their desired goals.


ACT Reading

The key to the reading section of the ACT is optimizing reading speed vs. comprehension. I begin by reviewing various methods to attempt to increase reading speed combined with strategies on how to approach answering the questions when using these methods.


ACT Math

Having achieved a 36 composite on my ACT, I am eminently qualified to provide pointers in how to approach the math section of the exam. I know ways to maximize time spent to try to achieve the target score.


ACT Science

Having spent 20 years as an active scientist and having achieved a 36 on the ACT, I am eminently qualified to teach the methods behind interpreting scientific articles which is at the heart of this section.


Elementary Science

I have experience teaching basic conceptual underpinnings of physics, chemistry, biology and earth sciences as covered in the usual middle school curriculum.