Hi, I'm Mike. I'm a patient, supportive teacher of math and computer science. You may be a parent looking for a tutor for your junior high or high school son or daughter. You may be a college student who needs a tutor, or maybe you want to learn something new for pure pleasure. Perhaps you have struggled in math, computers, or other abstract subjects. Maybe you don't enjoy these subjects, or maybe you get distracted easily and struggle to be persistent. In my ten years as a private tutor ... [more]

Algebra 1

I have a degree in math and computer science from Caltech, and ten years of study of effective teaching and tutoring techniques as they apply to algebra.

Algebra 2

I have a degree in math and computer science from Caltech. I have taught Algebra 2 in creative ways for three years, and prior to that studied generally effective creative teaching strategies.

General Computer

I have a degree in computer science from Caltech, and I worked as a programmer at NASA for 16 years. I enjoy explaining things in clear terms and breaking down a problem into baby steps. If you want to know an answer or procedure right away, I can just tell you--or we can work some examples to develop an intuitive understanding, which is often more satisfying and exciting. Computers often do things in confusing ways, but we can discuss the background and make some sense of it. I have several years of experience teaching general computer skills in both Mac and Windows.

Geometry

Trigonometry

I have always been interested in math, and trigonometry in particular is a lot of fun. I won a few math competitions in high school and got a degree from Caltech. I also have dedicated the past ten years of my life to teaching students of all levels in math, and helping them to make sense of abstract ideas.

Computer Programming

I have a degree in computer science from Caltech, and worked as a programmer for NASA for 16 years. Ten years ago I discovered I have a passion for teaching as well, and have helped many kids and students gain that skill.

Python

I'm a Caltech grad, and I used Python through the latter 10 years of my 16 years with NASA. I'm not only good with technical things, but I've devoted many years to teaching students of all levels to make sense of abstract things, to helping them succeed in their coursework.

Computer Science

I have a B.S. from Caltech in computer science. I worked as a programmer for NASA for 16 years. I've been teaching computer science to junior high and high school students for ten years.