Over 200 tutoring hours

Douglas T.

Dana Point, CA

$45/hour

Doug Tennant- Math Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/18/13
4.7 average from 102 ratings
My son's grade went from an F to a B with Doug!
— Jan, Mission Viejo, CA on 6/19/12

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N.C. State University at Raleigh
Elec Engineering

Education

N.C. State University at Raleigh (Elec Engineering)

About Douglas

I am a graduate professional engineer fresh from twenty years of military service and another twenty in industry. Math has always been my favorite subject and I have often been asked to explain it to others.

My tutoring approach begins with finding common ground with my client. We agree on what we both understand about the matter at hand. We take the time necessary to discuss the definitions of the terms we use and the principles of the subject area in which we're working. We work together through as many specific questions and problems as necessary to make the client comfortable enough to work without me. The best tutor is the one who works to make his help unnecessary.

I am patient, engaging and friendly. If a given approach does not result in success, then I will try another and yet another so that understanding is achieved. My job isn't done until the client understands the material. Whatever it takes.
I am a graduate professional engineer fresh from twenty years of military service and another twenty in industry. Math has always been my favorite subject and I have often been asked to explain it to others.

My tutoring approach begins with finding common ground with my client. We
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dana Point, CA 92629
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"My son's grade went from an F to a B with Doug!"

- Jan, Mission Viejo, CA on 6/19/12

"Good tutor, student must be prepared"

- Benjamin, Dana Point, CA on 8/4/11

"Excellent Tutor"

- Lori, Dana Point, CA on 5/18/11

"Easy to schedule & knows subject"

- Kim, San Clemente, CA on 12/18/10
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
English
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Accounting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I am a graduate professional engineer and have taken course work on differential equations and other math and engineering courses which required that knowledge as a basis for understanding the material.

I am a good teacher and if I can help students to make use of this very valuable math tool then it's certainly something that I want to do.

Geometry

I am a graduate engineer and am thoroughly conversant with all aspects of geometry and other math as well. In addition to that, when I meet with a new student, we have a conversation in which we center on the issues that need to be worked immediately and go from there.

N.C. State University at Raleigh
Elec Engineering

Education

N.C. State University at Raleigh (Elec Engineering)

My son's grade went from an F to a B with Doug! — We couldn't be happier with our experience with Doug T. He was very accommodating to our schedule, confirmed appointments each week and was easy to schedule with. His style with my 18 year old son was very good. My son did NOT want a tutor, but was failing his second semester of math and risking his college admission. We contacted Doug to help him. Doug's demeanor was great with our son. He made h ...

— Jan, Mission Viejo, CA on 6/19/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 10 miles of Dana Point, CA 92629.