Hi! I’m Michael, I was born in New York. I teach mathematics, physics-chemistry and English in high school and higher education. I have been teaching in Montpellier since 2022, at the Paul Valéry university (contractual in 2022/23) and with the association GSC in La Mosson. I run preventive workshops on social networks and I offer academic support. In the past, I worked in social reintegration in La Reunion, as a research engineer at Element AI in London and as a data scientist at Vinted in Berlin. I received three awards from the European Space Agency (ESA) with colleagues and I mentored researchers at NASA FDL in California before joining the désert’heureuses. I co-founded the Binet Soupe in 2015 and in 2020 a non profit to celebrate diversity along the seasons. I like dancing, rollerblading and outdoor activities.
Collège des Ingénieurs
MSc in data science, 2019
Télécom Paris / ENS Cachan
MSc in applied mathematics, 2017
Tutoring in mathematics in high school in Montpellier. Teaching analysis, algebra, statistics and programming for bachelors/masters.
Tutoring in physics and chemistry in high school in Montpellier. Training in Earth observation science for masters/PhD.
Preventive workshops to help young people express themselves, in a benevolent environment, and raise awareness on risks and alternatives to social networks, open to the public.
Pedagogical awareness of disinformation and practical case studies for teachers, students, researchers and practitioners of language learning and development.
Tailor-made English courses, to learn and practice with a native American. Proofreading CVs, cover letters and scientific articles to study or work abroad!
Tailor-made art & science workshops to celebrate biodiversity along the seasons, for youth and general public.
The emotional weather of the day, it’s great that we are asked how do we feel. We tend to think that we are not very close to the teacher as students, it is good to reduce this pseudo distance! - Thomas, BSc student at Paul Valéry (2023)
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Michel who made a very good contribution to this edition, with a presence during the seven days from the beginning to the end of each session while always being available and benevolent towards the students. He managed to add even more motivation to some students, such that they did not want to leave him after that. - Karim, Volunteer in the GSC association (2022)
Having worked together with Michel on data science projets, I can confidently say that he is very competent, passionate about science and a cheerful companion! - Titas, Decision Scientist at Vinted (2021)
During my final year in high school, Michel helped me a lot in science. He is a tutor with a lot of patience and who knows how to explain in a clear way both mathematics, physics and chemistry. He is pedagogical, and knows how to motivate students. He was able to give me an appetite for mathematics, which was far from won! - Céline, BBA student at IE Madrid (2020)
The classes were really helpful in the transition from middle school to high school. Thanks to Michel, Jeanne was able to choose the mathematics specialty when at the beginning of the year, she was encountering difficulties. Teaching was adapted and benevolent, based on clear communication. - Sylvie, Mother of Jeanne (2020)
I had the chance to work with Michel as part of the Frontier Development Lab, an 8-week research sprint focussed on applying machine learning to answer long-standing high-impact research questions in Earth Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, and Planetary Sciences. As someone who was new to machine learning research, I benefitted greatly from working with Michel. He explained complex concepts very clearly and helped me develop my programming skills via 1-on-1 pair-programming sessions. - Anna Jungbluth, PhD (2019)