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Doug C.

San Mateo, CA

$80/hr

Math and Science Tutor - NASA Scientist with Ph.D.

Background check passed as of 4/20/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Math and Science Tutor - NASA Scientist with Ph.D.

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I enjoy tutoring students of all ages and will put in the extra effort to make sure you or your child succeed.

I have a Master's degree in mechanical engineering as well as a Ph.D. in astronautical engineering. Also, I have been a university teaching assistant for many subjects in mechanical engineering

I have over six years of tutoring and university teaching experience and was also a math instructor for TRIO'S Upward Bound Program, a program dedicated to helping underprivileged high school students pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).

I believe that sometimes succeeding in a course is not just about a student's particular knowledge of a subject, but rather their study skills and approach to problem solving. I always strive to emphasize both stronger study skills and a methodical approach. I am a firm believer in providing feedback and progress reports for my students and always accompany each lesson with a one page written report emphasizing the progress made and suggestions for what to work on next. I am confident that any student with a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard can accomplish any academic goal, no matter how challenging.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Mechanical Engineering

I have a Master's degree in mechanical engineering as well as a Ph.D. in astronautical engineering. Also, I have been a university teaching assistant for many subjects in mechanical engineering

University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Atmospheric Science
California State Univeristy, Northridge
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Atmospheric Science)

California State Univeristy, Northridge (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

50/hr for 2 hr lessons or groups of 2 or more.

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 20 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402.


About Doug

I enjoy tutoring students of all ages and will put in the extra effort to make sure you or your child succeed.

I have a Master's degree in mechanical engineering as well as a Ph.D. in astronautical engineering. Also, I have been a university teaching assistant for many subjects in mechanical engineering

I have over six years of tutoring and university teaching experience and was also a math instructor for TRIO'S Upward Bound Program, a program dedicated to helping underprivileged high school students pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).

I believe that sometimes succeeding in a course is not just about a student's particular knowledge of a subject, but rather their study skills and approach to problem solving. I always strive to emphasize both stronger study skills and a methodical approach. I am a firm believer in providing feedback and progress reports for my students and always accompany each lesson with a one page written report emphasizing the progress made and suggestions for what to work on next. I am confident that any student with a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard can accomplish any academic goal, no matter how challenging.

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Atmospheric Science
California State Univeristy, Northridge
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Atmospheric Science)

California State Univeristy, Northridge (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

50/hr for 2 hr lessons or groups of 2 or more.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402

Doug’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel

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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