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Cecil D.

Citrus Heights, CA

$40/hr

Do you REALLY hate Math? I can help!

Background check passed as of 3/29/11
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Do you REALLY hate Math? I can help!

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Do you find math to be boring, frustrating, or difficult? You’re not alone. Many students find themselves staring at their math homework assignments with no idea where to begin, and with (they think) no hope of learning how to do it.

I have been tutoring students for the past 14 years (ever since I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering), and it is my belief that almost anyone can learn to do math – if they have someone to teach them. In a classroom, the teacher shows the class one way to solve a problem – and that’s it; some of the students will understand, and many others will not. My experiences have taught me that different people have different styles of learning, and as a tutor it is my job to find learning styles that makes sense for each of my students. For instance, one of my students was a very artistic person; I showed him how he could actually use his doodling to help solve his math problems.

My teaching style is to break down complicated concepts into simple “bite-sized” portions that are easy to understand and remember. I enjoy seeing my students gain confidence in their abilities, and realize that they CAN learn to do math, and do it well. I am very patient with my students; I understand that it takes time and repetition to learn something new.

Although math is what I am most experienced in, I am also proficient in Reading and English, and beginning to intermediate Spanish.

I hope to hear from you!

Testimonials

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Valerie, Roseville, CA on 6/8/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Cecil’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Cecil. View all of Cecil’s resources

  A          B         D                  C *--4.2--*--3.5--*------DC-----*   If D is the midpoint of AC, then DC = AD.   AD = AB + BD AD = 4.2+3.5 AD...

The University Of Oklahoma

Education

The University Of Oklahoma

Outstanding Tutor! — Cecil worked with my son who was a junior in high school. My son was involved in a sport that did not have a regular schedule. Cecil was always willing to be flexible and would work out a time no matter what; even came on weekends. Cecil and my son worked very well together because Cecil took the time to get to know my son's personality and was always interested in what was going on. What I en ...

— Valerie, Roseville, CA on 6/8/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cecil will travel within 10 miles of Citrus Heights, CA 95621.


About Cecil

Do you find math to be boring, frustrating, or difficult? You’re not alone. Many students find themselves staring at their math homework assignments with no idea where to begin, and with (they think) no hope of learning how to do it.

I have been tutoring students for the past 14 years (ever since I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering), and it is my belief that almost anyone can learn to do math – if they have someone to teach them. In a classroom, the teacher shows the class one way to solve a problem – and that’s it; some of the students will understand, and many others will not. My experiences have taught me that different people have different styles of learning, and as a tutor it is my job to find learning styles that makes sense for each of my students. For instance, one of my students was a very artistic person; I showed him how he could actually use his doodling to help solve his math problems.

My teaching style is to break down complicated concepts into simple “bite-sized” portions that are easy to understand and remember. I enjoy seeing my students gain confidence in their abilities, and realize that they CAN learn to do math, and do it well. I am very patient with my students; I understand that it takes time and repetition to learn something new.

Although math is what I am most experienced in, I am also proficient in Reading and English, and beginning to intermediate Spanish.

I hope to hear from you!

Testimonials

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Valerie, Roseville, CA on 6/8/11

Education

The University Of Oklahoma

Education

The University Of Oklahoma


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Cecil’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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.


Cecil’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Cecil. View all of Cecil’s resources

  A          B         D                  C *--4.2--*--3.5--*------DC-----*   If D is the midpoint of AC, then DC = AD.   AD = AB + BD AD = 4.2+3.5 AD...


Background Check Status for Cecil D.

Cecil D. passed a background check on 3/29/11. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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