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Douglas S.

Math Skills Made Easy

Ann Arbor, MI (48103)

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I have a Michigan secondary teaching certificate, with over 15 years of classroom experience. I also have many positive experiences working with kids one on one.

Too many people feel frustration that math is not for them. I love to help students realize that it is not as hard as they imagine. Using a variety of techniques, including games and puzzles, I help students unlock the confusing parts of equations and geometric figures and help them succeed. Math can be fun as students find that they can improve basic skills and conquer problems that felt impossibly difficult in the past.

I am also skilled with many software business packages and can help with websites, SEO, and blog sites.

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Douglas’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
ACT English, Bible Studies, Public Speaking

ACT Math

I have worked with numerous students on preparation for the ACT test. We start with the student's strengths in math and make sure that he/she will score 100% on the easier problems in the ACT test. Then, we concentrate on the next more difficult level. Very few students will excel in all items on the ACT test, so we optimize their score on areas within their grasp.

Algebra 1

I have worked with all levels of students in Algebra I to help build confidence and overcome learning obstacles. I've also created a number of learning aids to give the student another way to grasp the material.

Algebra 2

I am experienced with all aspects of the math curriculum from Pre-Algebra to Calculus. I use alternative games and skill building to help students 'break through' math challenges. Emphasis on ACT math skills.


Geometry is often a source of frustration for students even if they have done well in previous years in Math. The subject demands a little different way of thinking.

I have taught Geometry in high school for many years and have helped kids discover new ways to approach it and accelerate their comprehension.

Microsoft Excel

Proficient with MS Excel, including the use of math functions and capabilities.

Successfully used Excel in a wide variety of applications and solutions.

Very skilled in making difficult concepts more simple for the user.

Public Speaking

I have over 25 years of public speaking experience in the business and education world. While in business, I completed several classes in public speaking, as well as many classes in sales presentations.

I am a long time member of Toastmasters International, and have served as President of the local club, as well as a mentor to other people. I continue to read articles in an effort to always continue to improve my skills.


I created a start up real estate management company and used QuickBooks extensively to run our business. I also have contacts at QuickBooks that I rely on for a quick resolution of problems.

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Eastern Michigan University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 15 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

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