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Darrick K.

Colorado Certified Teacher Since 2001. All subject ACT specialist

Colorado Certified Teacher Since 2001. All subject ACT specialist

$65/hour

  • 144 hours tutoring

  • Colorado Springs, CO 80908

About Darrick


Bio

Hi,

I am a professionally licensed Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001. Before that, I tutored college students while I was in college myself.

My passion is helping students reach their full potential, and there is no better way to do that than through one-on-one tutoring. With 80 credit hours after my MA degree in Geography from the University of Denver, I am a lifelong learner who wants to pass that interest on to others.

My professional evaluations always emphasized...

Hi,

I am a professionally licensed Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001. Before that, I tutored college students while I was in college myself.

My passion is helping students reach their full potential, and there is no better way to do that than through one-on-one tutoring. With 80 credit hours after my MA degree in Geography from the University of Denver, I am a lifelong learner who wants to pass that interest on to others.

My professional evaluations always emphasized the rapport and excellent relationships that I built with students of all ages.

I can help you in most subjects and I do tutor in a variety of areas, but my emphasis and specialty is on ACT preparation in all 4 subject areas for high school juniors and seniors having proctored the test for 8 years and knowing the tricks to the test extensively.

After 12 years of teaching I have moved on to a new career in real estate where I am self-employed. Therefore, my schedule is very flexible. I look forward to helping you achieve success in whatever areas you need!


Education

Miami University Ohio
undergrad
M.A. University of Denver
Masters
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80908
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I am a 12 year Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher. As a result I am familiar with standardized tests, test-taking strategies, and the types of questions on them. I also have a lot of experience working one-on-one with students and find this is by far the best way to help someone. The GRE test covers similar material to both the ACT and SAT. I have 8 years experience administering the ACT, so that translates well into the GRE test. I also took the GRE test before attending graduate school.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a classroom teacher for 12 years, and especially as U.S. government teacher for the last 6 years, I have taught debating skills and spent my share of time in front of others! I also have a Masters degree which required me to defend my thesis.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past 6 years I taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on writing and grammar skills in social studies. Students would often come to me for help with their papers and essays -- even if it wasn't for my class.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a 12-year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless students with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and have been able to help anyone regardless their skill level.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a classroom teacher for 12 years, and especially as U.S. government teacher for the last 6 years, I have taught debating skills and spent my share of time in front of others! I also have a Masters degree which required me to defend my thesis.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a Colorado licensed secondary (grades 6-12) teacher since 2001 and also taught 6th grade for one year. One-on-one help is effective no matter the age of the child, and I have a lot of experience because of my background. I also have an elementary school-age child myself, so am familiar with interacting with this age group.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I am a Colorado licensed secondary (grades 6-12) teacher since 2001 and also taught 6th grade for one year. One-on-one help is effective no matter the age of the child and I have a lot of experience because of my background. I also have an elementary school-age child myself, so am familiar with interacting with this age group.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past 6 years I taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on writing and grammar skills in social studies. Students would often come to me for help with their papers and essays -- even if it wasn't for my class.
Reading,

Reading

As a 12 year-certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their reading. As a middle school teacher for four years, I taught a reading class to students in grades 6-8.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing and spelling skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone no matter their current skill level in spelling. In elementary school I was a regional winner at the 8th grade spelling bee!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After 12 years as a classroom teacher in both middle school and high school, I have seen everything when it comes to organization and preparation of students. Teaching study skills inherently comes with teaching, so I have a lot of experience there.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone no matter their current vocabulary skill level. Using appropriate language always enriches your speaking and writing.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on the mastery English skills. The past six years of my teaching career been at the high school level, with primarily 11th and 12th graders. I have administered the ACT annually and can help with everything from content preparation to specific ACT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests as well.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on English skills. The past 6 years have been at the high school level with primarily 11th and 12th graders. I have administered the ACT annually and can help with everything from content preparation to specific ACT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests. My wife is a high school English teacher so I have a lot of inside knowledge from her as well as to the focus of the reading and writing ACT tests.
English,

English

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past six years, I have taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on writing and reading skills in social studies. My wife is also a high school English teacher, so I have learned little tricks from her. I am also very familiar with the state standards and curriculum.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past 6 years I taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on writing and grammar skills in social studies. Students would often come to me for help with their papers and essays -- even if it wasn't for my class.
Literature,

Literature

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past 6 years I taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on content reading skills in social studies. My wife is also a high school English teacher, so I have familiar with the typical novels and curriculum in high school literature classes.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a 12-year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless students with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and have been able to help anyone regardless their skill level.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a classroom teacher for 12 years, and especially as U.S. government teacher for the last 6 years, I have taught debating skills and spent my share of time in front of others! I also have a Masters degree which required me to defend my thesis.
Reading,

Reading

As a 12 year-certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their reading. As a middle school teacher for four years, I taught a reading class to students in grades 6-8.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills (including SAT reading). I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies, and I have access to a variety of sample tests.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills (including SAT writing). I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies, and I have access to a variety of sample tests.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing and spelling skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone no matter their current skill level in spelling. In elementary school I was a regional winner at the 8th grade spelling bee!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone no matter their current vocabulary skill level. Using appropriate language always enriches your speaking and writing.
Writing

Writing

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless students with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone regardless of their skill level.

History

American History,

American History

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher for grades 6-12 since 2001. I have taught both 8th grade (up through the Civil War)and 10th grade US History (1877-present) and am very familiar with Colorado state social studies standards and the curriculum.
European History,

European History

I am a Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher since 2001. My background includes a minor in history. I am very familiar with Colorado state standards and the social studies curriculum. I have taught world history to students from 6th grade to 12th grade during my career, so I have had to adapt to various learning styles and age levels.
Geography,

Geography

I am a Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher since 2001. I received my BA degree in geography and MA degree in geography at the University of Denver where I was named the outstanding graduate student. I am very familiar with Colorado state standards and the social studies curriculum. I have taught geography to students from 6th grade to 12th grade during my career, so I have had to adapt to various learning styles and age levels.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher since 2001. I am very familiar with Colorado state standards and the social studies curriculum. I have taught US Government for the past six years to 11th and 12th graders.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have 12 years of experience as a grade 6-12 certified social studies teacher in Colorado. I also have BA and MA degrees in geography.
Sociology,

Sociology

My degrees focused on human geography, and at both the undergraduate and graduate level, I took classes with sociology prefixes. My area of sociological specialization was how people reacted in given situations around the world.
World History

World History

I am a Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher since 2001. My background includes a minor in history. I am very familiar with Colorado state standards and the social studies curriculum. I have taught world history to students from 6th grade to 12th grade during my career, so I have had to adapt to various learning styles and age levels.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength -- especially algebra. I have helped numerous students through the years with math because it is a strong subject for me and they felt I could explain things a different way than a math teacher could. Algebra is mostly about manipulating basic math -- so if you have a good grasp with that, taking the next step is rather easy.
English,

English

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past six years, I have taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on writing and reading skills in social studies. My wife is also a high school English teacher, so I have learned little tricks from her. I am also very familiar with the state standards and curriculum.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was advanced in math throughout school mostly by learning the simple tricks and having a good grasp on basic math. Geometry is mostly about using these basic math skills in formulas and interpreting angles. If you work on knowing the formulas and remember things about degrees (for example 180 in a triangle, 360 in a rectangle), then understanding geometry is a lot easier. I will be happy to help in this area.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength, especially in helping students learn basic math up to algebra.
Reading,

Reading

As a 12 year-certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their reading. As a middle school teacher for four years, I taught a reading class to students in grades 6-8.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills. I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests as well. Math was always a strong subject for me in school. I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills, and also received a 710 on the math portion the one time I took the SAT test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills (including SAT reading). I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies, and I have access to a variety of sample tests.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing and spelling skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone no matter their current skill level in spelling. In elementary school I was a regional winner at the 8th grade spelling bee!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After 12 years as a classroom teacher in both middle school and high school, I have seen everything when it comes to organization and preparation of students. Teaching study skills inherently comes with teaching, so I have a lot of experience there.
Writing,

Writing

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless students with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone regardless of their skill level.
Algebra 2

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on ACT skills. I have administered the ACT annually and can help with everything from content preparation to specific ACT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests. Math was always a strong subject for me in school and I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength -- especially algebra. I have helped numerous students through the years with math because it is a strong subject for me and they felt I could explain things a different way than a math teacher could. Algebra is mostly about manipulating basic math -- so if you have a good grasp with that, taking the next step is rather easy.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was advanced in math throughout school mostly by learning the simple tricks and having a good grasp on basic math. Geometry is mostly about using these basic math skills in formulas and interpreting angles. If you work on knowing the formulas and remember things about degrees (for example 180 in a triangle, 360 in a rectangle), then understanding geometry is a lot easier. I will be happy to help in this area.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength, especially in helping students learn basic math up to algebra.
Probability,

Probability

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength. Probability follows relatively simple patterns and once you understand those patterns it is quite easy to pick up.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills. I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests as well. Math was always a strong subject for me in school. I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills, and also received a 710 on the math portion the one time I took the SAT test.
Algebra 2

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength -- especially algebra. I have helped numerous students through the years with math because it is a strong subject for me and they felt I could explain things a different way than a math teacher could. Algebra is mostly about manipulating basic math -- so if you have a good grasp with that, taking the next step is rather easy.
English,

English

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher since 2001, I have helped countless students with their English skills. For the past six years, I have taught mostly 11th and 12th graders. With the emphasis on standardized tests, we would focus a lot on writing and reading skills in social studies. My wife is also a high school English teacher, so I have learned little tricks from her. I am also very familiar with the state standards and curriculum.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was advanced in math throughout school mostly by learning the simple tricks and having a good grasp on basic math. Geometry is mostly about using these basic math skills in formulas and interpreting angles. If you work on knowing the formulas and remember things about degrees (for example 180 in a triangle, 360 in a rectangle), then understanding geometry is a lot easier. I will be happy to help in this area.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength, especially in helping students learn basic math up to algebra.
Reading,

Reading

As a 12 year-certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their reading. As a middle school teacher for four years, I taught a reading class to students in grades 6-8.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After 12 years as a classroom teacher in both middle school and high school, I have seen everything when it comes to organization and preparation of students. Teaching study skills inherently comes with teaching, so I have a lot of experience there.
Writing,

Writing

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless students with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone regardless of their skill level.
Algebra 2

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.
Geography,

Geography

I am a Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher since 2001. I received my BA degree in geography and MA degree in geography at the University of Denver where I was named the outstanding graduate student. I am very familiar with Colorado state standards and the social studies curriculum. I have taught geography to students from 6th grade to 12th grade during my career, so I have had to adapt to various learning styles and age levels.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher since 2001. I am very familiar with Colorado state standards and the social studies curriculum. I have taught US Government for the past six years to 11th and 12th graders.
Sociology,

Sociology

My degrees focused on human geography, and at both the undergraduate and graduate level, I took classes with sociology prefixes. My area of sociological specialization was how people reacted in given situations around the world.
Study Skills

Study Skills

After 12 years as a classroom teacher in both middle school and high school, I have seen everything when it comes to organization and preparation of students. Teaching study skills inherently comes with teaching, so I have a lot of experience there.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

My degrees focused on human geography, and at both the undergraduate and graduate level, I took classes with sociology prefixes. My area of sociological specialization was how people reacted in given situations around the world.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a certified teacher for the past 12 years in Colorado, I have differentiated for numerous special needs students in the classroom. From Asperger's to ADD to students on IEP's and 504's (sorry for the education lingo -- but these are adaptations from the regular curriculum), I typically have about 10-15 special needs students a semester. When I taught middle school, the number of students was much higher. Working with these kids one-on-one has a profound effect and I have the patience to walk them through lessons multiple times if necessary.
Study Skills

Study Skills

After 12 years as a classroom teacher in both middle school and high school, I have seen everything when it comes to organization and preparation of students. Teaching study skills inherently comes with teaching, so I have a lot of experience there.

Sports/Recreation

Golf

Golf

I was recruited as a Division 1 golfer for college. While I do not play as much now, my past success dictates that I know the sport well and can help someone improve his/her game. I am a USGA member at a local golf course.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a student, I was advanced in math from the 2nd grade. I am a certified social studies teacher since 2001, but math has always been a strength -- especially algebra. I have helped numerous students through the years with math because it is a strong subject for me and they felt I could explain things a different way than a math teacher could. Algebra is mostly about manipulating basic math -- so if you have a good grasp with that, taking the next step is rather easy.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified secondary social studies teacher, having been in the classroom since 2001. During the 2012-2013 school year,I taught a high school world history class to ESL students from around the world.
GED,

GED

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher for the past 12 years, I am familiar with the curriculum across all subject matters. I have taken 80 credit hours past my MA degree, so I have a broad knowledge base to draw from. I have experience formally tutoring both high school and college age students and have helped former students who decided to pursue their GED.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was advanced in math throughout school mostly by learning the simple tricks and having a good grasp on basic math. Geometry is mostly about using these basic math skills in formulas and interpreting angles. If you work on knowing the formulas and remember things about degrees (for example 180 in a triangle, 360 in a rectangle), then understanding geometry is a lot easier. I will be happy to help in this area.
Golf,

Golf

I was recruited as a Division 1 golfer for college. While I do not play as much now, my past success dictates that I know the sport well and can help someone improve his/her game. I am a USGA member at a local golf course.
Reading,

Reading

As a 12 year-certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless kids with their reading. As a middle school teacher for four years, I taught a reading class to students in grades 6-8.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills. I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests as well. Math was always a strong subject for me in school. I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills, and also received a 710 on the math portion the one time I took the SAT test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After 12 years as a classroom teacher in both middle school and high school, I have seen everything when it comes to organization and preparation of students. Teaching study skills inherently comes with teaching, so I have a lot of experience there.
Writing,

Writing

As a 12 year certified Colorado social studies teacher, I have helped countless students with their writing. I have a strong belief that writing skills are essential in today's world and they are much better taught on an individualized basis. With a BA and MA degree, I have written my share of papers through the years and can help anyone regardless of their skill level.
Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on the mastery English skills. The past six years of my teaching career been at the high school level, with primarily 11th and 12th graders. I have administered the ACT annually and can help with everything from content preparation to specific ACT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests as well.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on ACT skills. I have administered the ACT annually and can help with everything from content preparation to specific ACT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests. Math was always a strong subject for me in school and I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on English skills. The past 6 years have been at the high school level with primarily 11th and 12th graders. I have administered the ACT annually and can help with everything from content preparation to specific ACT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests. My wife is a high school English teacher so I have a lot of inside knowledge from her as well as to the focus of the reading and writing ACT tests.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher for the past 12 years, I am familiar with the curriculum across all subject matters. I have taken 80 credit hours past my MA degree, so I have a broad knowledge base to draw from. I have experience formally tutoring both high school and college age students. While I have not taken the ASVAB, it tests similar skills as the ACT which I have administered for 7 years.
GED,

GED

As a certified Colorado secondary social studies teacher for the past 12 years, I am familiar with the curriculum across all subject matters. I have taken 80 credit hours past my MA degree, so I have a broad knowledge base to draw from. I have experience formally tutoring both high school and college age students and have helped former students who decided to pursue their GED.
GRE,

GRE

I am a 12 year Colorado certified secondary social studies teacher. As a result I am familiar with standardized tests, test-taking strategies, and the types of questions on them. I also have a lot of experience working one-on-one with students and find this is by far the best way to help someone. The GRE test covers similar material to both the ACT and SAT. I have 8 years experience administering the ACT, so that translates well into the GRE test. I also took the GRE test before attending graduate school.
PSAT,

PSAT

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills. The past 6 years have been at the high school level with primarily 11th and 12th graders. I can help with everything from content preparation to specific PSAT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests. Math was always a strong subject for me in school. I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills and received a 710 on the math portion the one time I took the SAT test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills. I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies. I have access to a variety of sample tests as well. Math was always a strong subject for me in school. I have independently helped many students one-on-one with their math skills, and also received a 710 on the math portion the one time I took the SAT test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills (including SAT reading). I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies, and I have access to a variety of sample tests.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

As a Colorado certified social studies teacher since 2001, I have focused extensively on standardized test skills (including SAT writing). I can help with everything from content preparation to specific SAT test-taking strategies, and I have access to a variety of sample tests.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very beneficial!

My son, who can be hard to impress, really benefitted from Darrick's tutoring. He wanted to keep going during his first session. We will be having more sessions with Darrick!

Margaret , 2 lessons with Darrick

Splendid Tutor

Darrick is a wonderful tutor and teacher. He established a working rapport with our daughter that relaxed her and allowed her to understand concepts and strategies in math that had posed obstacles for her. Darrick tutored her on four occasions spread over a six-week period. He prepared her in Math for the ACT test. In her previous attempt, she had scored a 17 on the Math section. She 's just received the results for her latest effort. On it, she scored a 24 on the Math test. She was thrilled--as were we! Other aspects of her ACT improved as well. Her composite score went up by four points, and Darrick K. deserves the credit. This improvement makes her eligible for considerably higher scholarship recognition from the university she is headed to in the fall. We all have nothing but praise for Darrick. He is a professional. He was always prompt, easy to contact, and so respectful of our daughter's learning style. Without hesitation, I give Darrick the very highest recommendation as a tutor.

Matt , 4 lessons with Darrick

Best tutor for overall ACT prep!

Darrick has been the best tutor for our daughter! He is patient and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the ACT exam. He has been able to give her tips and tricks to navigating the test that you cannot get out of any book. He has taught her how to make best use of her time, what to look for to eliminate wrong answers more easily, and has made her aware of ways the test is designed to trick students. He responds to her questions based on his extensive knowledge, not by reading the ACT book to answer her questions. He has been available when we needed to schedule him and was quick to respond to the request for an appointment.

Jennifer, 4 lessons with Darrick

Most excellent all-around tutor.

We are making use of Darrick's services to supplement our homeschooling at the second grade level. Darrick brings a lot of experience with both kids and teaching, and is doing a great job at covering the core subject areas. We especially needed somebody who has patience, and an ability to connect with our son at a personal level so as to work with his strengths while addressing his weaknesses. Darrick is doing an exceptional job at this. He has a lot of creative ideas for coming up with different ways to address different study exercises, so as to engage our son while injecting an element of fun. He also supplies a measure of stern consistency along with his patience. Underlying all of Darrick's teaching capabilities is the obvious love of engaging with kids so as to enable them to learn. We couldn't be happier with having Darrick as our tutor.

Jennifer, 10 lessons with Darrick

$65/hour

Darrick K.

$65/hour

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