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Doug B.

Vancouver, WA

$25/hr

Math in Plain Language

Background check passed as of 11/18/12
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Math in Plain Language

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I'm a graduate of the Air Force Academy with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in both Astronautics and Engineering Science. I worked professionally as an engineer for more than 20 years in a number of different capacities including satellite launch and early orbit operations, computer programming, computer administration, digital communications, and relational database design and administration. For many years I've enjoyed volunteering as a youth leader, mentor and teacher. I find great satisfaction in ENABLING the student to understand concepts and reduce problems to simple terms.

I tailor my teaching style to the needs and strengths of the student by using everyday language and, whenever possible, examples based on the student's life experiences, natural abilities and interests. I often use physical objects, like puzzles, to enhance what could otherwise be very dry and tedious subjects. My goal is not just to teach, but have the student ENJOY the learning experience!

Testimonials

"Dedicated to Teaching"

- Rick, Fountain, CO on 4/9/12

"Perfect Tutor! "

- Dominique, Colorado Springs, CO on 12/1/13

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Michael, Colorado Springs, CO on 11/28/13

"Great tutor and math wiz."

- Cyrie, Colorado Springs, CO on 12/4/12

"Mr. Doug B. is one of THE BEST TUTORS"

- Lexie, Florence, CO on 8/13/12

"great communication, very patient"

- Dane, Colorado Springs, CO on 9/12/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Doug’s Resources

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solve for x (answer)

It's hard to help with this without giving away the game.   Consider the graph of the absolute value of x. It has a vee shape. When x is positive it's a line with slope of +1 and y-intercept of 0. When x is negative it's a line with a slope of -1 and y-intercept of 0. Get some graph...

If we consider each side of the equation separately we see that they each represent straight lines in the form y=mx+b (the slope-intercept form). The equation y=3x+14 is a line with slope of 3 and y-intercept of 14. The equation y=3x is a line with slope of 3 and y-intercept of 0. These...

US Air Force Academy
Astronautics

Education

US Air Force Academy (Astronautics)

Dedicated to Teaching — After my son stayed late and arrived early to High School for additional help with Algebra for a month with no improvement and great discouragement, I decided to try a tutor. Doug is very patient and is genuinely interested is seeing learning take place and not merely putting in time. Since not every student learns the same way, he used a variety of teaching methods for my son to see which method ...

— Rick, Fountain, CO on 4/9/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 10 miles of Vancouver, WA 98665.


About Doug

I'm a graduate of the Air Force Academy with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in both Astronautics and Engineering Science. I worked professionally as an engineer for more than 20 years in a number of different capacities including satellite launch and early orbit operations, computer programming, computer administration, digital communications, and relational database design and administration. For many years I've enjoyed volunteering as a youth leader, mentor and teacher. I find great satisfaction in ENABLING the student to understand concepts and reduce problems to simple terms.

I tailor my teaching style to the needs and strengths of the student by using everyday language and, whenever possible, examples based on the student's life experiences, natural abilities and interests. I often use physical objects, like puzzles, to enhance what could otherwise be very dry and tedious subjects. My goal is not just to teach, but have the student ENJOY the learning experience!

Testimonials

"Dedicated to Teaching"

- Rick, Fountain, CO on 4/9/12

"Perfect Tutor! "

- Dominique, Colorado Springs, CO on 12/1/13

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Michael, Colorado Springs, CO on 11/28/13

"Great tutor and math wiz."

- Cyrie, Colorado Springs, CO on 12/4/12

"Mr. Doug B. is one of THE BEST TUTORS"

- Lexie, Florence, CO on 8/13/12

"great communication, very patient"

- Dane, Colorado Springs, CO on 9/12/11
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Education

US Air Force Academy
Astronautics

Education

US Air Force Academy (Astronautics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Vancouver, WA 98665

Doug’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.


Doug’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 Doug. View all of Doug’s resources

solve for x (answer)

It's hard to help with this without giving away the game.   Consider the graph of the absolute value of x. It has a vee shape. When x is positive it's a line with slope of +1 and y-intercept of 0. When x is negative it's a line with a slope of -1 and y-intercept of 0. Get some graph...

If we consider each side of the equation separately we see that they each represent straight lines in the form y=mx+b (the slope-intercept form). The equation y=3x+14 is a line with slope of 3 and y-intercept of 14. The equation y=3x is a line with slope of 3 and y-intercept of 0. These...


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