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Decker C.

Bellevue, WA

$40/hr

Expert Math Tutor - Former College Teacher - 11 Years Experience

Background check passed as of 1/10/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Expert Math Tutor - Former College Teacher - 11 Years Experience

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*** Great time to get ahead for Fall! ***
*** Are you ready for the SAT, PSAT, and other standardized tests? ***

Hi! 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 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.

I am friendly, supportive, and low-key, and I really love to help people! Past results have been dramatic, not just in grades and scores, but in the student's sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

My philosophy 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.

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 look forward to the opportunity to help.

*** 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 any academic subject up through high school, excepting chemistry and biology, and with any college-level math topics. SAT: 780 math, 710 verbal. GRE 800 math, 800 analytical, 730 verbal (each out of 800 back when they scored it that way).

GMAT, GRE, SSAT, K-6, English, Elementary Science, Elementary Math, ACT Math, Algebra I and Algebra II (Algebra 1 and Algebra 2), Calculus, Geometry, LSAT, Prealgebra, Precalculus, PSAT, SAT Math, Trigonometry, Vocabulary, Spelling, and more.

Testimonials

"Great"

- Susan, Bellevue, WA on 11/22/13

"Great Tutor"

- Piali, Sammamish, WA on 8/31/14

"Great tutor if you like un-reliabilty! No-Shows and No-Calls"

- Marie, Bellevue, WA on 1/29/14
Decker replied on 4/30/2014

Had the review been fully fair, she would have mentioned the single most important thing: I had pneumonia. Being dead-sick is what caused me to have to cancel on her twice in a row.

"Very responsive to email"

- Maureen, Bellevue, WA on 10/31/12

"He's a real professional, excellent math and SAT tutor"

- Charna, Seattle, WA on 8/15/12

"Great tutor that we highly recommend!"

- Brea, Bellevue, WA on 6/5/12

"Easy to schedule, punctual and great tutor"

- VITALIA, Bellevue, WA on 4/2/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Poker, Softball
Corporate Training:
Accounting, GMAT, Grammar, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma
Math
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
MBA

Education

University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma (Math)

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (MBA)

Great — In just two sessions, Decker clarified a few key concepts my daughter was missing in pre-calc. She scored 100% on this week's quiz, and her confidence in math is back. Outstanding. ...

— Susan, Bellevue, WA on 11/22/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Decker will travel within 8 miles of Bellevue, WA 98004.


About Decker

*** Great time to get ahead for Fall! ***
*** Are you ready for the SAT, PSAT, and other standardized tests? ***

Hi! 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 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.

I am friendly, supportive, and low-key, and I really love to help people! Past results have been dramatic, not just in grades and scores, but in the student's sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

My philosophy 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.

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 look forward to the opportunity to help.

*** 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 any academic subject up through high school, excepting chemistry and biology, and with any college-level math topics. SAT: 780 math, 710 verbal. GRE 800 math, 800 analytical, 730 verbal (each out of 800 back when they scored it that way).

GMAT, GRE, SSAT, K-6, English, Elementary Science, Elementary Math, ACT Math, Algebra I and Algebra II (Algebra 1 and Algebra 2), Calculus, Geometry, LSAT, Prealgebra, Precalculus, PSAT, SAT Math, Trigonometry, Vocabulary, Spelling, and more.

Testimonials

"Great"

- Susan, Bellevue, WA on 11/22/13

"Great Tutor"

- Piali, Sammamish, WA on 8/31/14

"Great tutor if you like un-reliabilty! No-Shows and No-Calls"

- Marie, Bellevue, WA on 1/29/14
Decker replied on 4/30/2014

Had the review been fully fair, she would have mentioned the single most important thing: I had pneumonia. Being dead-sick is what caused me to have to cancel on her twice in a row.

"Very responsive to email"

- Maureen, Bellevue, WA on 10/31/12

"He's a real professional, excellent math and SAT tutor"

- Charna, Seattle, WA on 8/15/12

"Great tutor that we highly recommend!"

- Brea, Bellevue, WA on 6/5/12

"Easy to schedule, punctual and great tutor"

- VITALIA, Bellevue, WA on 4/2/12

Education

University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma
Math
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
MBA

Education

University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma (Math)

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Bellevue, WA 98004

Decker’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Poker, Softball
Corporate Training:
Accounting, GMAT, Grammar, Public Speaking

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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