My name is Michael Grantham. After receiving a perfect GRE Quant score, I was accepted to Columbia University's Data Science Institute. I recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a 4.0 in mathematical classes, which was my major. I have a real passion for teaching and tutoring math, and in addition to tutoring the entire calculus sequence through Stokes and Greens theorem, Ive also tutored statistics courses, linear algebra, and abstract algebra. I also have a full year of experience working one-on-one and in group settings tutoring algebra and trigonometry in the universitys Math Resource Center. I look forward to hearing from you!
Undergraduate Degree: University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Bachelors, Mathematics
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 166
I enjoy both learning and teaching. In my free time, I enjoy playing and studying basketball, physical fitness and nutrition, and occasionally some videogames.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the job of a teacher is to introduce topics, questions, and procedures in a way which invites students to explore new areas of knowledge while correcting misconceptions in order to build thorough and comprehensive understanding.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, I'd like to talk about and perhaps independently assess which areas of understanding are strong and which are lacking, in order to more completely address a student's needs. From that point, we'd move directly into tutoring; this could include, but is not limited to reviewing/completing homework, discussing previous tests, and lecturing from class materials.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Often times, the best way for a student to learn is to see examples. This goes for class material as well as the formation of good study habits. In the course of time, through working with me and observing the way I interact with them and their learning process, students discover and implement good learning strategies relating to the locating, apprehension, and review of materials which are to be apprehended.