Michael P.


Michael P.

Tutor

Layton, UT 84041

Will travel 25 miles

$95 per hour.

5.0 26 ratings

Enthusiastic Math Tutor, Mechanical Engineer, and Mentor

I graduated summa cum laude with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 and 2015, and I did excellently throughout my entire schooling career (3.98 GPA in college) because I enjoy what I studied and I work hard. As an engineer, I get to use math every day to design awesome products that people will love, including an aftermarket wheelchair lift, a robotic surgery accessory, and even toys! I have about two years of experience tutoring various math subjects t... [more]


Algebra 1

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Algebra 1. I have tutored Algebra 1 quite recently, and my previously fallen-behind student caught up to his peers in only a few weeks of lessons! I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Algebra 1, including expressions, systems of equations, functions, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radicals, and rational expressions, just to name a few. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Algebra 2

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Algebra 2. I have tutored Algebra 2 quite recently, and my student got an A in her class! I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Algebra 2, including linear equations, inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomial expressions, quadratic equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences, and series, just to name a few. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Calculus

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Calculus. I have tutored Calculus to several students, and I thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Calculus, including limits, discontinuity analysis, derivatives, integrals, series, curve lengths, L'Hopital's rule, advanced integration, and preliminary differential equations, just to name a few. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Vocabulary


Grammar


General Computer

I have learned and worked on computers for approximately 12 years. I have performed basic tasks, as well as created computer programs, installed/uninstalled software, and created clear, robust documents. I not only am proficient with computers, but I enjoy working with them, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Geometry

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Geometry. I have tutored Geometry quite recently, and my student got an A in her class! I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Geometry, including angles, parallel lines, polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, congruence, circles, areas, volumes, and surface areas, just to name a few. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Microsoft Word


Physics

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in various applications of physics. In high school, I scored the highest possible score (i.e. 5) on both the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 tests. I have tutored several of my peers in physics concepts. I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in physics, including mass, charge, electromagnetic fields, forces, and momentum, just to name a few. I not only do well at physics, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been practicing Microsoft PowerPoint for approximately 12 years. I have created a wide variety of presentations, including ones given to investors, deans of colleges, and executive directors of communication-centered organizations. I not only am proficient in PowerPoint, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Prealgebra

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Prealgebra. I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Prealgebra, including arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimals, negative numbers, factorization, exponents, order of operations, equations, variable manipulation, and Cartesian transformation, just to name a few. In previous tutoring sessions, I have taken the time to understand where my student was at and explain concepts in multiple ways to maximize their retention and understanding. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Precalculus

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Precalculus. I have tutored Precalculus to several students, and I thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Precalculus, including sets, real numbers, complex numbers, functions, inequalities, trigonometry, logarithms, and exponents, just to name a few. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Reading


Spanish

I took Spanish classes from age 7 to age 15, obtained the highest possible score for my national Spanish test in high school, was a part of the high school level National Hispanic Honor Society, travelled to Honduras twice, and minored in Spanish in college. I would consider myself a very comfortable, conversational Spanish speaker and writer. I love the Hispanic culture and both learning and teaching Spanish to others!


Trigonometry

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Trigonometry. I have tutored Trigonometry quite recently, and my student got an A in her class! I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Trigonometry, including Pythagorean identities, angle transformations, law of sines, law of cosines, law of tangents, and Euler's formula, just to name a few. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Writing


Java


English


HTML


Proofreading


Spelling


Elementary Math

Graduating with a 3.98 GPA for my Master's degree in mechanical engineering, I was expected to be very proficient in a wide array of mathematics, including Elementary Math. I very thoroughly understand the gamut of topics covered in Elementary Math, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement units, exponents, radicals, congruence, similarity, patterns, and general problem solving, just to name a few. In previous tutoring sessions, I have taken the time to understand where my student was at and explain concepts in multiple ways to maximize their retention and understanding. I not only do well at math, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


AutoCAD

As a Mechanical Engineer, I've been working with AutoCAD since 2012. My wide breadth of exposure and usage of not just AutoCAD but many other CAD tools (including Solidworks, Sketchup, Inventor, Fusion360, and Pro/E) means I fully understand the geometry and constraints required to model proficiently. I not only am proficient with AutoCAD, but I enjoy working with it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


C

I have a rather extensive programming background and nearly obtained a minor in Computer Science in college. Specifically regarding C, I have taken several classes, created numerous projects, and helped colleagues with their code on multiple occasions. I am well-versed in the general concepts shared by the majority of programming languages, including classes, methods, loops, logic, objects, encapsulation, and arrays, just to name a few. I not only am good at programming, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with you.


Computer Programming

I have a rather extensive programming background and nearly obtained a minor in Computer Science in college. I have taken several classes, created numerous projects, and helped colleagues with their code on multiple occasions in Java, JavaScript, C, HTML, ASP, Matlab, Arduino, and VBA. I am well-versed in the general concepts shared by the majority of programming languages, including classes, methods, loops, logic, objects, encapsulation, and arrays, just to name a few. I not only am good at programming, but I enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with you.


Microsoft Outlook

Over my 10+ years of using MS Outlook, I have done a wide variety of things, including setting up inboxes, creating folders, defining rules, managing notifications, setting up one-time and recurring appointments, and backing-up data, just to name a few. I am very confident in my abilities, and I'd love to touch base to see if I can help you!


Microsoft Windows

I have spent about 18 years of my life tinkering around on Windows machines, trying to optimize and understand them. I have defragmented hard drives, installed and uninstalled programs and operating systems, and reset computers to factory defaults, just to name a few. I'd love to get in touch and see if I can help you!


Mechanical Engineering

I have both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and have been working in a variety of industries for the past 5 years, including food processing equipment, consumer product development, a product-based start-up, and analytical systems. I am not only proficient in Mechanical Engineering, but I thoroughly enjoy it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Solidworks

As a Mechanical Engineer, I've been working with Solidworks since 2012. It is my primary and favorite 3D CAD software, as it is relatively easy to use, and thus to teach, and has a massive amount of capability when used correctly. I not only am proficient with Solidworks, but I enjoy working with it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.


Sketchup

As a Mechanical Engineer, I've been working with 3D CAD modeling tools since 2012, including Sketchup. My breadth of experience and exposure to numerous CAD software packages is that I thoroughly understand the geometry and constraints of modeling just about anything. I not only am proficient with Sketchup, but I enjoy working with it, too! I'd love to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with you.