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Douglas C.

Birmingham, AL

$45/hr

Math Teacher/Tutor for All Ages

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I am a PhD graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). I've been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over 10 years. My strongest personal characteristics in tutoring are that I'm good with children and adults with anxiety or attention deficit disorder, patient with the student, and encouraging. There are objectives that I have when tutoring the student: explaining the material so that the student understands it, building self-confidence in the student's ability to solve problems, and helping the student enjoy the learning process.

I often incorporate relevant history of the topic in order to grab the student's interest. For example, René Descartes introduced the cartesian plane. Legend has it that Descartes discovered this coordinate system when lying in his bed and watching a bug move across the ceiling. He became motivated to describe the movement of that bug -- hence the cartesian plane. I use a hands-on approach to guide the student in his/her discovery of Descartes revelation.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!! "

- Stewart, Birmingham, AL on 6/10/14

"Very Accommodating"

- Sue, Birmingham, AL on 8/4/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have been diagnosed with ADD twice, once as a child, and again as an adult. I believe having the disorder helps me understand the struggles of an ADD student. I have also tutored a child in 5th grade with ADHD. My effort was well received, I found that my experiences helped me approach the solution in a manner that kept his attention. I've also taught several courses at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). The classes almost always included at least two students with the disorder who required special attention. Finally, I'm patient -- patience will always be needed when tutoring a student with ADD/ADHD.

Differential Equations

I have a PhD in math, so I know the course fairly well. Although I've never taught it, I have some experience with tutoring students taking differential equations.

Discrete Math

While tutoring in the math lab at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), I tutored at least one student (taking the course) every week. I've worked in the math lab for several years.

Linear Algebra

I got my PhD in math at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). Several of the required courses for my degree included a solid understanding of Linear Algebra. In addition, I have several years of experience tutoring students taking the course. In particular, I worked in the math learning lab at UAB for the past year -- during this time, I tutored several students taking Linear Algebra once a week.

University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Master's
University of Alabama-Birmingham
PhD

Education

University of Alabama-Birmingham

University of Alabama-Birmingham (Master's)

University of Alabama-Birmingham (PhD)

Great Tutor!! — I've enjoyed having Douglas over a span of 6 months with Calculus 1 and 2 help. He is a great tutor and very helpful and accommodating! I would recommend him to everyone and anyone who needs help in Calculus! Thanks again Douglas! ...

— Stewart, Birmingham, AL on 6/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 40 miles of Birmingham, AL 35243.


About Douglas

I am a PhD graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). I've been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over 10 years. My strongest personal characteristics in tutoring are that I'm good with children and adults with anxiety or attention deficit disorder, patient with the student, and encouraging. There are objectives that I have when tutoring the student: explaining the material so that the student understands it, building self-confidence in the student's ability to solve problems, and helping the student enjoy the learning process.

I often incorporate relevant history of the topic in order to grab the student's interest. For example, René Descartes introduced the cartesian plane. Legend has it that Descartes discovered this coordinate system when lying in his bed and watching a bug move across the ceiling. He became motivated to describe the movement of that bug -- hence the cartesian plane. I use a hands-on approach to guide the student in his/her discovery of Descartes revelation.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!! "

- Stewart, Birmingham, AL on 6/10/14

"Very Accommodating"

- Sue, Birmingham, AL on 8/4/13

Education

University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Master's
University of Alabama-Birmingham
PhD

Education

University of Alabama-Birmingham

University of Alabama-Birmingham (Master's)

University of Alabama-Birmingham (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Birmingham, AL 35243

Douglas’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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