🚀 Supercharge Your Progress
Go from feeling confused to feeling confident in 60 minutes with a leading top 1% tutor who deliver results.
Struggling with chemistry? Here’s how I can help.
🚀 Learn concepts 3x faster
I will teach you the concepts in simple straight-to-the-point language. There is no fluff. You’ll learn 3x faster compared to working with other tutors and you’ll be shocked at how much you’ll learn in just one session.
💬 Customized explanations to fit your learning style.
I will explain concepts in multiple ways to figure out your learning style, then I gear all my future explanations to fit your specific learning style. This is to ensure that you deeply understand the material and understand the “why” behind the concepts.
🧪 Access to High Yield Chemistry Resources
You’ll get access to the best chemistry resources with the highest yield. These are the resources that I’ve collected working with over one thousand chemistry students since 2011. Every time a student shares an excellent worksheet, study guide, or practice exam, I’ve saved them and added the files to a resource vault. *Student must meet 1x/week to access these resources*
This is extremely rare, but if there are any questions I can’t instantly answer during our tutoring session, I will send you a follow-up email with a detailed explanation of that question. This guarantees that you’ll get all your confusion clarified.
🧠 Learn how to study smart
I will teach you a study system that allows you to get better grades while studying less. I used the same system to get a 3.93 GPA at UC Berkeley while only studying for 2 hours a day
🎯 Personalized tutoring to attack your struggles
I pinpoint your area of struggle, whether that is comprehension, application, test anxiety, or seeing a problem and having no idea which concept to use. Then I work with you to fix your specific struggle areas, with ultimate goal of improving your grades.
💡Systematized problem solving mastery
Instead of just focusing on memorize procedures, I will teach you a systematic way to deconstruct chemistry problems so you have a process for figuring out how to solve any problems, even ones you’ve seen before.
✏️ Step-by-step assistance on homework
I will lay out all the steps in an easy-to-follow format so that you can breeze through the homework while understanding it so well that you can explain the material to a friend in need.
🔥 Engaging and dynamic tutoring sessions
My tutoring sessions are highly interactive, designed to fully engage you in the learning process. Students often find themselves deeply immersed, reaching a state of ‘flow’ where they are actively participating and absorbing information effortlessly.
There are other tutors out there. What makes Michael different?
Unlike other tutors who teach every subject imaginable, I ONLY tutor chemistry. What this means for you is that I can explain concepts in multiple ways until you “get it”. With over 4000 hours of chemistry tutoring under my belt, you can be confident that I will be able to answer any questions you ask. I have helped students with problems ranging from those who were so far behind they didn’t know where to start to those who just couldn’t make the jump for a B to an A. And I can help you reach your goal, whatever they may be.
I don’t focus solely on comprehension of the class material. Acing the class involves more than just understanding the material. Sure comprehension is important, but if you can’t apply the material, then your grade will suffer. If you can’t deconstruct a problem, and figure out which concept to use, your grade will plummet. If you can’t select the right answer among answers that all sound somewhat correct, your grade will drop. Etc. I help you improve on all these areas so that when the exam comes around, you’ll be ready to rock it.
Learn How to Study
I won’t just teach you chemistry. I will also teach you a study system that maximizes your efficiency so you finish your homework faster. Using this system, you’ll be able study less while still get good grades. Personally I used this study system at UC Berkeley and it allowed me to get a 3.93 GPA while only studying for two hours a day. This system is extremely easy to implement and it will help you get higher grades in high school and in college. Most tutors don’t even teach you basic study skills.
What You Can Expect From Tutoring with Michael
These are the tangible benefits you will experience after each tutoring session
⚛️ Deep comprehension of the concepts
You will feel like you truly understand the material, and that you’re just not memorizing facts and equations. You will understand the “why” behind each concept and equation. In fact, you will understand the material so well that you will be able to explain the material to a friend. That is the ultimate measure of understanding.
🚀 Supercharged Progress
My tutoring sessions are extremely efficient. We will finish all the homework, labs, and assignments that you want to complete. In fact, my students finish all their work with time to spare and then we do extra practice problems afterwards. You will feel like you’ve done 3 hours worth of work in just one hour together.
📝 Beautiful Detailed Notes
Immediately after each tutoring session, you will receive the notes of everything we’ve covered during our session. All the notes will be saved in one central location so you can easily access them when you’re studying for exams. Many students have noted that the notes are organized and aesthetically pleasing.
💪 Rock solid confidence to do well in Chemistry
Because you grasp the material so well, you will a sense of confidence that you haven’t felt before in Chemistry. You will no longer doubt yourself. Instead, you trust that you know what you’re doing and you’ll walk into exams with complete confidence.
✨ Sense of Clarity and Calm
You will leave each session feeling that you have made significant progress, that you are on the right path, and that you know what’s next. I will recommend you specific steps to take after each session and give you a personalized study plan. Of course, all this is optional, but the students who follow through are often the ones who achieve exceptional results.
📔 Expert Test Preparation
As your exams roll around, we will shift our focus to properly preparing for the exams. This will involve reviewing the core concepts, practicing solving exam level questions with instant feedback, and creating a study plan. After the session, you will receive extra practice exams with step-by-step solutions.
What past students say about tutoring with Michael
Michael was hands down the most incredible teacher I have ever had (professors included). He takes the time to explain things in a way that is easy to understand, and helps you work through exam-type problems. Michael helped me improve my exam scores and learn new study skills that have helped me long past the semester we worked together.
Michael is a fantastic tutor and without him I would not have gotten an A in Chem 1A. He is precise and can answer any question you throw at him. He explained every concept clearly and better than my GSI could. Michael would go through each concept or question explain it in a way that made chemistry look easy. I’m really glad I found Michael.
After getting a D on the first midterm and a 37% on the second, I really didn\’t think I\’d pass Chem 1A. But after getting Michaels help on the third midterm and the final, I not only passed the class but ended the class with a solid B! (And got an A on the final!).
I wish I had started tutoring earlier! After receiving a below average grade on the second midterm, I felt extremely stressed and worried that I would not be able to pull my grade up. Deciding to do tutoring sessions with Michael was the best decision I could have made.With his help, I earned a high grade on both exams and pulled up my final grade significantly.
Michael really is a true professional; he valued each minute of our session and would explain topics concisely and exactly. I would meet with Michael right before each midterm, and after the session I would feel incredibly confident going into the tests, which ultimately resulted in me getting an A+ in chemistry. Michael\’s incredibly useful services has helped me gain immense confidence in myself, and he was also a confidant to which I could confide in my worries. I can\’t thank him enough.
Michael was referred to me by a friend of mine who had received help from Michael, and had great results. At first I was a little skeptical being tutored via skype, but I gave it a shot, and it turned out to be a great decision for myself. Chemistry is a class I have struggled in quite a bit, and Michael was there every step of the way. Skype allowed for the hours to be more flexible to accommodate our schedules, he makes great use of the program so you can see him, and also an additional screen to help work problems out on. He demonstrated a lot of patience, and not only was willing to explain and re-explain, but also find other ways to explain things to help them make sense. I ended up getting a B in the class, which for someone like me is usually unheard of. A great deal of that grade is because of his help in this subject!
It was very immediate to me that chemistry was like second-nature for Michael and that he truly understood the material. Not only did he explain concepts in detail to me, Michael also made sure to challenge me by asking questions about previous material we’ve covered as well as how I would arrive at the problem we were dealing with. He took the time to understand my approach to chemistry and coached me where I needed the most help. After only a few sessions with Michael, I saw my exam scores shoot up from low C’s to high B’s/low A’s.
In person tutoring available to students within a 20 mile radius from San Francisco, CA.
- San Francisco
- San Mateo
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
Not located in these areas, but still want tutoring? We can do online tutoring!
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