Michael N. - Math State Champion loves helping others

Cal Tech Michael N. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$90 / hr
Mountain View, CA
7 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am a Naperville North High School and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate with a degree in Mathematics. I have extensive problem-solving experience including winning 1st place at the 2007 ICTM State Math Contest, qualifying for the USA Math Olympiad, and placing in the top 500 in the national Putnam competition.

My tutoring methods vary student-by-student, but I specialize in breaking down problems and asking questions to guide the student toward discovering and truly underst...
Michael teaches my son Geometry. My son for once looks forward to his class. He explains the concepts so well and makes it easy to understand. He is very punctual and makes learning geometry so much fun for my son. Michael goes beyond the curriculum to explain things better. All in all he is an awesome teacher.
- Chitra G. from Santa Clara, CA
My younger brother shared that Michael helped him clearly understand concepts he could not understand at all before! He said Michael worked with him in such an efficient way.
- Rachel P. from Santa Clara, CA
Michael is able to get across challenging concepts. It immediately helped my daughter feel comfortable with particular topics such as Integral. This is in contrast to some tutors mechanically teaching the steps. Hoping that as she works with Michael she will be inspired to not run away from Mathematics.
- Charu V. from Saratoga, CA
Micheal was accommodating and he led my son to understand a few concepts that were giving him trouble. We would definitely schedule more lessons with him in the future.
- Monisha S. from Los Altos, CA
Thanks to Michael's expert tutelage, my son's confidence in and enjoyment of geometry have skyrocketed, not to mention his homework grades and test scores. We are very grateful to Michael.
- Sarah L. from Palo Alto, CA
Michael did about 10 sessions of pre-calculus classes with my son. He is super smart and makes hard problems easy to solve. He is definitely the best math tutor! We are lucky to find such an outstanding tutor.
- Emily Z. from Palo Alto, CA
Michael is punctual, knowledgeable, caring, and devoted in teaching my daughter Precalculus Honors Subject. My daughter was excited to have more math sessions with Michael. Thank you, Michael.
- Tiffany L. from Sunnyvale, CA
My son was looking for a good tutor to prep him for competition math. We tried a few tutors before we landed with Michael. My son really likes and enjoys his class with Mike and has become more interested in problem solving. I am looking to continue the lessons long term and would recommend him to anyone who is searching for a motivating teacher for problem solving.
- Jeyabarathi C. from Princeton Junction, NJ
My Daughter finds her lessons with Michael to be very illuminating. She finds it much easier to understand concepts with the way Michael lays out the concepts in intuitive and progressive ways for her.
- Jason Y. from Palo Alto, CA
My son struggled with Honors Precalculus at the beginning of the first semester - he got Bs and Cs on tests & quizzes. Immediately after starting tutoring sessions with Michael, my son's test scores dramatically improved to As. He ended up getting 95% on his final exam and finishing the semester with a solid A! Thanks, Michael! You are an awesome tutor!
- Zori W. from San Jose, CA
Michael has been able to help my child with Algebra 2, he's great at explaining concepts . He's approachable and helps understand the material really well. Great experience!
- Kavita J. from Sunnyvale, CA
Michael seems very patient, very knowledgeable about the subject matter...we highly recommend him as a tutor. He was very patient with my son, we will use him again.
- Rachel C. from Los Altos, CA
I had to relearn a whole years worth of algebra in the span of 2 weeks for me to pass a placement test. Michael was very patient and knowledgeable with me, and broke it down really well. without him I wouldn't have been able to pass that test. Thanks again Michael (:
- Chris B. from Milpitas, CA
Michael offered flexibility in his scheduling and does a very good job explaining the material for AP Calculus by breaking down and simplifying the problems.
- Drew W. from Palo Alto, CA
Michael is very helpful on reviewing algebra 2 with my daughter right before her final. Thank you very much!
- Jenny W. from Los Altos, CA
My daughter is much more confident in Maths and is looking forward to learning more, she came a long way thanks to Mike's knowledge and patience. Many thanks.
- Laure T. from Palo Alto, CA
Tutored me in Discrete Math and Trigonometry. He really knows his stuff, and explains it very well. Highly recommend.
- Brandon Z. from Campbell, CA
Michael is extremely knowledgeable, patient and has a knack for teaching. I tried other resources and Michael by far was the best fit for me. I use Michael regularly and would highly recommend him.
- Mitchell B. from San Ramon, CA
Discrete math on partial order relations. We went over determining if a relation was reflexive, symmetric, antisymmetric and transitive. He gave good feed back about congruence relations and mod operator.
- David G. from Palo Alto, CA
Michael has been my son's tutor for a couple of months. He has been doing tutoring remotely. I fully trust how he tutor my son every week for the content and duration. He will not over charge. My son also likes to work with him after he was not happy with the first tutor locally. My son Calculus scores have been improving.
- Crosby Y. from Naperville, IL
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