Don't settle for less than the best you are capable of.
Look, I’m sure your Professor or your Instructor are really nice people and super smart. But do they have the time to sit with you, one on one, for a couple of hours a week, and help you figure out what’s confusing you? Do they have Ph.D.s not only in Math but also in Education, and a couple of decades of experience as a tutor, a high school math and physics teacher, a GSI, a college math professor, a math education researcher, and a teacher educator? Do they also have a Master's degree in theoretical physics? Do they not only understand the material, but also what makes it hard and what can be done about it?
I do. And I can help.
I do. And I can help.
Precalculus and Calculus at U of M
Middle and High School Students
Are you taking a 1st or 2nd year math course at the University of Michigan? Unlike other tutors, I know those courses from the inside — over the past 20 years I've taught Math 105, 115, 215 and 116 many times, and have worked one-on-one with students in 216. Sure, you could hire some guy who recently took the class and got a good grade — or you could get tutoring from the expert who taught that guy what he needed to know to succeed.
Honors and Advanced Undergraduate Math at Michigan
Just because you've chosen to go above and beyond the standard "intro sequence" courses doesn't mean you can't benefit from working with a tutor. I've worked with students taking the Freshman Honors sequences at Michigan (185-186-285-286 and 295-296-395-396) and know how challenging they can be. I've also taught Math 217 (Michigan's proof-based linear algebra course) and can help you learn to understand and craft well-structured proofs. I can also tutor you in Abstract Algebra, Topology, Set Theory, and much more — most upper-level mathematics courses, in fact.
High school and college Physics, too
Sure, the website says "Ann Arbor Math Tutor" — but let's not overlook the Master's degree in Theoretical Physics (from Cambridge University) and the experience teaching Physics both in high school and at U-M. Whether you're taking 400-level college Physics, in AP Physics, or just getting started, I can help.
Are you a parent looking for help for a student in grades 6-12? I've got more than 15 years experience helping middle school and high school students learn to think like mathematicians, including 5 years as a high school math teacher myself. For 7 years I taught math content courses and math teaching methods courses to preservice teachers. (High school geometry? Co-wrote a book on it.) I can help your student learn not only to succeed in math but to enjoy it.
Math for Teachers
Are you studying to become an elementary or secondary math teacher? Already a teacher and going back for a Masters degree or an additional endorsement in Math? I have seven years experience teaching math courses for elementary and secondary teachers, mathematics methods courses for secondary teachers, and math courses for math ed doctoral students. (I literally wrote a book on secondary mathematics from an advanced mathematical perspective.) From profound understanding of fundamental mathematics to specialized content knowledge for teachers, I can help you master the knowledge base you need to succeed as a math teacher at any level.
EMU and WCC
Students at Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College, I'm here for you too! From Pre-College Algebra to Differential Geometry, Statistics to History of Math, I am ready to work with you to achieve your goals.
Not located here in Ann Arbor? Not a problem! There are a variety of ways we can work remotely. I've taught and tutored students all over the United States and the world — contact me for more information on what online tutoring can do for you!
Affordable rates for all budgets
I am passionate about helping all students succeed, and I firmly believe that ability to pay should not be a barrier to access to high-quality tutoring. If your financial resources are limited, don't let that stop you — please contact me and we will work something out.
Real quotes from former students (and parents):
Math never made sense to me until now. One of the best professors that I have had. ” (U of M Math 115 student, 2015)
Michael’s tutoring sessions are unique. He got me to look at math in a different way and got me (who was never very keen on math) to appreciate and understand the material I was learning. ” (Former high school student, now in college)
Patient and thorough... I would highly recommend him to other students, and in fact I would rearrange my schedule to take another class with him if I could. ” (U of M Math 105 student, 2016)
Before Michael started tutoring my daughter she "didn't like math". He instilled a respect for math in her and provided a level of understanding of math that they were not able to get in the classroom. My younger child really likes math... Michael challenges him to really understand math problems and to approach solving them in several different ways.” (Parent of two middle & high school students, 2016)
Dr. Weiss is an outstanding lecturer. So outstanding that students from other lectures would come to my lecture just to hear his way of explaining things... one of the best instructors I've ever had." (U of M Math 215 student, Winter 2018)
He has been a joy to have as a professor. Very enthusiastic about what he does, and really cares about everyone understanding and learning the material. (MSU Math 330 student, 2013)