No Nonsense Math and Statistics Tutor For HS and Adult Students
No Nonsense Math and Statistics Tutor For HS and Adult Students
Over the past seven years I've worked with hundreds of students in math and statistics courses. Subject matter ranges from Pre-Algebra through Calculus, Introduction/Elementary Statistics, AP and Honors HS math and statistics courses, and college math, Calculus, and Statistics courses (including applied statistics courses often included in on-line B.A. programs). Also, (since it's roll-out three years ago), I've been working with and become familiar with Common Core curriculum (Integrated...
Over the past seven years I've worked with hundreds of students in math and statistics courses. Subject matter ranges from Pre-Algebra through Calculus, Introduction/Elementary Statistics, AP and Honors HS math and statistics courses, and college math, Calculus, and Statistics courses (including applied statistics courses often included in on-line B.A. programs). Also, (since it's roll-out three years ago), I've been working with and become familiar with Common Core curriculum (Integrated Math).
I earned a B.S. in Mathematics from UC Davis, have extensive experience working in Public Engineering/Construction, and taught HS math.
I've found that most students have two basic issues to some degree:
1. They are struggling with and/or are looking to improve their understanding of subject-matter.
2. They don't have well-developed academic fluency. That is, they don't know how to apply themselves independently to address issue #1.
I work with students to help them in both areas. I believe it is important for students to not only increase their subject matter proficiency and skills; I work with students to help them become better students overall.
Typically, I will see a student weekly (in some cases, twice weekly) for a short period or over the course of an entire school term. I've had students that I see for only a few sessions (say for help with a particular assignment or to prepare for an exam). I've had students that I've seen throughout their High School career through all of their math classes.
I do work with adult students in all contexts (Junior College, University, on-line courses, test preparation, etc) for varying periods.
With all students, my first question is about identifying the goals of the student-tutor relationship. Then we develop a plan for achieving these goals; this second step involves looking at the student's situation: grades, recent assignments, structure of coursework, student's work product, etc. In short, we get organized. In this process I can quickly identify the areas that a student should prioritize and recommend discrete steps to advance towards their goals.
I've found that tutoring is typically focused on conceptual understanding, skill development, and process (clear and organized work product). During sessions I also help with homework, preparation for exams, and reviewing past material, as needed.
Candid communication is vital in all of my tutoring relationships, and if we work together you will get calls and texts from me and I will welcome the same. This includes parents for High School students; maintaining candid dialog with parents is something I take seriously.
I am available to see students M-F (anytime) and Saturday mornings. I try to schedule HS students 3-5, 5-7, or 7-9 on weekday evenings. This allows for 90 minutes of instruction and time for me to travel between appointments. I do my best to be flexible, and I prioritize students that make and keep regular appointments.
I look forward to discussing your tutoring needs! Please email with any questions.
Duncan has been amazingly helpful for my high school daughter. He was able to very quickly identify where she's getting stuck and help her realize how she can improve. She is excited about her prospects for doing well in math again thanks to Duncan's help. He is a very professional, highly skilled tutor and great to work with.Aliya, 6 lessons with Duncan
My son liked him a lot
It was our first time having a Math tutor for my son. We didn't know what to expect and was hoping for a good fit. Duncan was easy-going and made my son feel comfortable with his teaching style. My son liked Duncan a lot and wanted to have another session immediately, but he was already booked up. We're looking forward to next week.Jamie, 8 lessons with Duncan
Amazing Calculus tutor
An amazing tutor for my son. He connects very well with him. Would highly recommend him with no hesitation.Aslam, 31 lessons with Duncan
Knowledgeable and Assertive
Duncan was knowledgeable and assertive in helping my daughter with her high school IM3 math course. He is professional and proactive. I would highly recommend him.Michelle, 2 lessons with Duncan
Great confidence builder
Duncan gives my daughter that boost of confidence in her classes. She needed that little one-on-one help to really make sure she grasped the concepts. It has really helped and she gets along very well with him.Nicole, 15 lessons with Duncan
My son took Cal1 and failed twice. With Duncan’s help, he got an A in his 3rd Cal1 class. Duncan went through exercises with my son and make sure he understands the concept. Duncan is patient and flexible. I highly recommend Duncan if you need a math tutor.Jessie, 23 lessons with Duncan
Duncan is really helping our son polish his PreCalc skills. Duncan has been flexible in meeting time which works great for sons schedule. Recommended for high school precalc.Josie, 6 lessons with Duncan
Great patient tutor
I was having trouble with graphing and writing in slope intercept form. After one session I was able to understand and grasp what he was teaching me. He was patient because it took awhile for me to grasp what he was explaining. Looking forward to next session and learning more!Andrea, 7 lessons with Duncan
Knowledgeable and thorough tutor
Over the several weeks Duncan has been working with my son on IM1, I have noticed an increase in my son’s confidence as well as test scores. Duncan has not only helped with current math, he has pinpointed certain weaknesses in previous areas of math and has my son working on those as well to help him all around.Danielle, 9 lessons with Duncan
Knowledgeable and easy to work with
Duncan helped our 14 year old daughter with Integrated Math 1. He was easy for her to talk to, knowledgeable and best of all she came out feeling more confident. We look forward to having another session with Duncan.Dana, 3 lessons with Duncan
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