I started tutoring near the end of my first year in the physics program, and have ever since been teaching or tutoring at least part time. My first tutoring job was funded by the university, and we were encouraged to host group tutoring classes. At first it was a challenge to manage 8-17 physics students with varying skill levels; but soon enough I found ways to leverage the skills of each student to create a great leaning atmosphere. After graduation I started my own tutoring company and tutored several students after my day job. All of my students reported a significant improvement and many students used me for their other math or science classes in the following semesters.
All students surveyed recommended me with either a ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ rating (the highest possible).
“Michael was an excellent physics tutor at BYU-Idaho. He is a responsible, organized individual who related well with peer tutors, students and faculty. Of the thirty-three students who evaluated him, almost all rated him as an “excellent” tutor. It pleases me to be able to recommend Michael Kocher. Based on my experience as his supervisor, I feel he will be a great asset to any organization.” –D.J. Teichert