My name is Decker, and I have been a tutor and educator for 11 years, teaching math
at UW and BC, and tutoring one-on-one and in small groups. I attended a Top 10 school as an undergraduate, and I received an Honors Bachelor's degree in Math, plus a Masters of Business
, MBA, summa cum laude, with a GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0. And I have more than 10,000 hours of experience.
My areas of expertise also include Physics
, most any subject up through high school (GPA 4.0), and standardized test prep. I can reduce the number of wrong answers in Math by 40%, Analytical / Science
by 30%, and Verbal by 20% within 10 -15 sessions). Easily.
I am friendly, supportive, and low-key, and I really love to help people! Past results have been dramatic, not only in grades and scores, but also in the student's sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
of teaching is simple: organize, customize, and adjust.
First, we set goals, we develop an action plan to achieve them, and we work cooperatively to succeed.
Second, we customize our tactics and techniques. What works for one student may not work for another. Some people respond to pictures and graphs, others to words and logic
. Techniques might include cognitive and behavioral strategies, games, real world props - whatever works. I have literally used apples and oranges.
Third, we track our results and adjust our plan accordingly. If we're not getting to where we want to go, what can we change to get there?
But mostly I'm just a patient, articulate, and supportive guide to my favorite academic subject!
I just might be, hour per hour, maybe possibly, the best Math instructor your student will ever have . . .
and I hope you will give me the opportunity to help.
Thank you sincerely,
*** A success story from fall: Student scored a 460 on a practice SAT math
test in September. After 15+- weekly sessions with me, she scored 660 on a practice SAT
math test, followed by a 630 on the real thing. +170 points in just one quarter, with just one session per week!
*** A success story from spring: Student was scoring B's and better meeting with me twice per week. He discontinued for a week and received D's or less. Two sessions with me and he was back to B's!
Actual results vary, of course, and depend on the student as well. Additionally, I can help with most any academic subject up through high school, and with any college-level math topics. GMAT
, K-6, K6, English
, Elementary Science
, Elementary Math
, ACT Math
I and Algebra II
and Algebra 2
, Physics, Poker
, SAT Math, Trigonometry
, and more.