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Wayne W.

Denver, CO


Patient and Enthusiastic Tutor of Mathematics and Science

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 161 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Shawna, Denver, CO on 12/8/14

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Georgia Tech
Colorado School of Mines


Georgia Tech (Physics)

Colorado School of Mines (Master's)

About Wayne

I love teaching and tutoring students in mathematics and science. My goal is to first identify the student's understanding and needs. Next is to interactively involve the student as much as possible throughout the session. Finally, ensure the student understands the concept.

I have a BS in Physics and Math from Georgia Tech and a MS in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Recently retired, I have 3 years of teaching and tutoring experience and am currently teaching a mathematics course at Red Rocks Community College.
I believe students can meet their potential if they are given the appropriate learning experiences. A few good educators can make a world of difference in a student's education. I strive to make a difference in all of my student's lives.
I love teaching and tutoring students in mathematics and science. My goal is to first identify the student's understanding and needs. Next is to interactively involve the student as much as possible throughout the session. Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Denver, CO 80222
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Shawna, Denver, CO on 12/8/14

"My son was thrilled when he finally understood Algebra with Mr. Wayne's help!"

- Sharon, Aurora, CO on 2/28/16

"He is the BEST"

- Alex, Denver, CO on 8/21/15

"Knowledgeable, patient and good with my son"

- Donna, Denver, CO on 7/28/15

"Very educated and patient."

- Judy Ann, Denver, CO on 10/26/14

"Very patient."

- Rosemary, Denver, CO on 2/9/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Adrian, Denver, CO on 10/11/13

"Great tutor"

- Ron, Littleton, CO on 9/23/13

"I left feeling confident and understanding the statistical concepts."

- Megan, Aurora, CO on 7/1/13

"Thanks for your professional assistance on such a short notice!!!"

- Nara, Aurora, CO on 4/11/13

"Very Patient!"

- Lynette, Littleton, CO on 3/27/13
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science

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ACT Math

The key to doing well on the ACT math is to work as many problems as possible from an ACT practice book. These practice books contain the right percentage of algebra, geometry, etc.

Algebra 1

I want to make sure the student has strong arithmetic fundamentals first, along with other prealgebra concepts. Then we begin the journey into Algebra 1.

Algebra 2

I have found it essential to master Algebra 1 before proceeding into Algebra 2. Therefore, we may spend the first session reviewing to ensure those Algebra 1 concepts have been mastered. A firm base is necessary in order to build further.


I believe the basic concepts of calculus are relatively simple. If these can be taught and understood by the student, then I believe they can better tackle the mechanics of calculus. As always, I try to bring in real world examples.

Elementary Math

This subject represents a great opportunity to lay a firm foundation with the student for all future math courses. We learn the basics the right way.

Elementary Science

I like to use the real world to explain the concepts in elementary science. If the student can relate to direct experience, there is a much better chance of learning these concepts. This in turn, can lead to a greater desire to learn more science.


I feel well qualified to tutor the math and science sections of the GED. My academic credentials, teaching and tutoring experience support this. I have tutored students in GED before I began tutoring with WyzAnt.


Geometry requires the use of logic to construct proofs. This in turn requires sound knowledge of angles, triangles and plane figures. We start at the base and build up to the proofs.


Mastery of arithmetic is a necessity before proceeding to prealgebra. We review as much as necessary before proceeding.


Precalculus consists of a thorough review of trigonometry and geometry. These subjects are thoroughly reviewed before moving on to linear and quadratic functions.


Probability is a fun course if taught correctly. I make use of real world problems and examples to bring this subject to life.

SAT Math

The way to score well on the SAT math is to do many problems from an SAT practice book. These books have the right mix of algebra, trigonometry, etc. We work through these books together.


Statistics requires learning the terminology of the subject. We spend much time doing so and then doing problems to ensure understanding. This is related to the use of statistics in the real world.


Trigonometry requires much work with plane figures and triangles. We focus on learning these very well.

Georgia Tech
Colorado School of Mines


Georgia Tech (Physics)

Colorado School of Mines (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! — Wayne is an amazing tutor. My son, a high school sophomore, learned a great deal from Wayne. He is well-prepared, asks exactly what my son needs to cover during the tutoring session, knowledgeable and knows how to teach math so that my son understands it. Moreover, he provides excellent feedback on materials covered during the tutoring session. My son requests him often. Wayne is also flexibl ...

— Shawna, Denver, CO on 12/8/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wayne will travel within 5 miles of Denver, CO 80222.