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Michael

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I started tutoring when I was in middle school, helping friends understand concepts in math. From then, I learned that I love to teach and help others break down problems, solve puzzles, and see themselves improve. I have taught others in a number of different settings on various topics.

My goal as a tutor is to build a strong connection with my students and instill a thirst for learning. Most of us are more capable than we know.

Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University California at Davis - Bachelors, History

Hobbies

I like to play soccer, write, and spend time with my fiancee

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

History

College Level American History

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

English

Essay Editing

Geometry

High School Level American History

High School Physics

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Science

Physics

Pre-Algebra

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social studies

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Evaluate what the student's needs, build off of what they already know, set achievable yet still ambitious goals, and instill confidence. The key in all of this is listening.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I start with a conversation. Listening to their experience at school, what they think they're good at and what they find challenging. Then, together, we set some goals, both short-term and long, before diving into the material.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I want students to ask themselves questions to keep them on track. Do I feel confident with this concept? How confident? Could I teach it to someone else? If not, what are the steps I can take to get better?