Hi, I'm Michael.
I love helping inquisitive people discover the joys of solving hard problems.
My students are in: High school through post-college.
My specialties are:
What I do
I’ve been teaching since I first volunteered as a literacy tutor while still in high school. I’ve taught university-level philosophy and economics, high-school level math and English, and most of the major standardized tests (LSAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT).
Over the years–alright, decades–I’ve learned that explaining should be only a small part of teaching. Guiding and coaching students to develop good problem-solving techniques leaves them with skills that they can use across disciplines, even outside of academia.
I meet students where they are. If a student is ready to work and is open-minded we can find a way toward mastery, even if she is also distractible or intimidated.
UC Berkeley BA, Philosophy
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Math, Physics & AMC Tutor
415.937.1729 / [email protected]
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Math Competition Coaching
Experience the joys of elegant solutions and personal expertise even before you learn to drive.
(Math competitions also provide students with unique avenues for entrance into some of the best schools in the country.)
Online Video Courses
Get in-depth preparation, everywhere and anytime (SAT Math 2 only, for the moment).
Get more out of of tough homework and exams, even in advanced courses like APs and IBs.