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Dillon W.

Golden, CO

$50/hour

Fun loving Math and Science tutor that gets results

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/21/16
4.8 average from 113 ratings
Awesome Tutor!
— Marina, Spring, TX on 6/10/16

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Colorado School of Mines
Chemical Engineering

Education

Colorado School of Mines (Chemical Engineering)

About Dillon

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of academic achievement. I build student confidence by asking questions and creating a scaffold for students to learn with. This formula encourages students to take an active role in their learning. When students find the answers themselves, they are much more likely to remember those answers when they need them, be it on the ACT or in college courses. One of the best things about this method is it can be used even after the student is finished with tutoring.

I have developed and used this method from nearly 3 years of working with others to improve performance. I was the scholarship chairman for my fraternity during my time at Colorado School of Mines and held scholarship sessions and workshops to encourage achievement. I moved on to work as a Teacher's Assistant for Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer, and Biomedical Engineering. I would hold office hours and address individual student concerns. I earned my B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in 2015.

Following graduation I became a tutor for Right On Learning at Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School. I loved working with the students there, and learned how to be the best tutor. I was quickly recognized for my efforts, and was brought on to develop a project to teach underprivileged kids from Las Animas.

I love tutoring, not only because I get to see the moment when that "lightbulb" shines in a student's eyes, but also because I get to learn all kinds of things from them!
Confidence is one of the most important aspects of academic achievement. I build student confidence by asking questions and creating a scaffold for students to learn with. This formula encourages students to take an active role in their learning. When students find the answers themselves, they are much more likely to remember those answers when Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates start at $50/h+$15 per extra person. Any charges for parking will be deferred to the student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Golden, CO 80401
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Marina, Spring, TX on 6/10/16

"Efficient, caring tutor"

- Christian, Littleton, CO on 5/9/17

"Patient with adult students"

- Kathy, Medford, MA on 4/4/17

"Knowledgeable and engaging"

- Denise, Arvada, CO on 2/19/17

"Knowledgable and enthusiastic about the subjects he teaches!"

- Loris, Denver, CO on 2/9/17

"Dillon knows how to relate to the student"

- Sonya, Littleton, CO on 1/27/17

"Amazing Tutor... and motivator with passion."

- Steve, Golden, CO on 11/13/16

"Very helpful!"

- Ariane, Denver, CO on 10/17/16

"Specific and Structured"

- Patrick, Arvada, CO on 10/2/16

"Great score on first test after starting tutoring sessions with Dillon!!"

- Christine, Arvada, CO on 9/14/16

"Great first lesson"

- Lisa, Fairhope, AL on 7/2/16

"Great person who is very easy to work with."

- Steven, Louisville, CO on 5/29/16
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
GED,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word

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.

ACT Math

Test taking has always been a unique strength of mine. One of the skills that has allowed me to succeed is time management, a key skill during tests that isn't trained in other parts of instruction. My math skills are rigorous and my test skills are exactly what students need to succeed.

ACT Science

Science on the ACT is all about logic. Finding logical conclusions from information given is my strongest skill. By asking simple questions you can make the Science portion of the ACT a breeze!

Algebra 1

The best way to succeed in Algebra is to focus on 2 things: What is the goal, and what tools do we have to get there? By asking those questions on problems, students are able to identify what they need. I am there to give them the tools to get there.

Algebra 2

I've tutored Algebra 2 at Jefferson High School in the past, and found many ways to explain the concepts in ways that stick.

Biology

Biology is a fascinating subject that relies on memorization and vocabulary. I have the tools for students to use so they can always remember what a certain organ does. I also have backup plans for students, so that they can figure something out by the structure of words or phrases.

Calculus

Calculus is best learned by following the rules very closely. Deliberate work leads to fewer mistakes. One of the easiest ways to save time is to remove the need to fix your mistakes. Following this plan long enough leads to consistently high performance and improved speed.

Chemical Engineering

I have graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. I have experience tutoring in this area in the past through my work as a teacher's assistant and a general resource for my underclassmen friends. I have also been a math tutor at Jefferson JR/SR High school, and know how to create scaffolding for greater understanding from students as they can start to see and recognize patterns. When students make the connections themselves, they are a much more easy resource for them to remember and reuse in the future.

Chemistry

I graduated from Colorado School of Mines, with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Chemistry is an incredibly useful science and it can be used to help in all sorts of problems. I have tutored my fellow underclassmen at Mines in their chemistry in the past, and they always attributed part of their success to my help.

Differential Equations

I have a degree in Engineering, which requires knowledge of differential equations. I have experience tutoring through my work as a teacher's assistant and a general resource for my underclassmen friends.

Elementary Math

I have always been patient working with younger students. I can always find a way to get students involved so that learning is more memorable. These are the most important parts of learning math, so starting strong is key!

GED

I've always been good at taking tests, and I share my knowledge and process for acing tests with all my students.

Geometry

I tutored Geometry students at a High School. From understanding the "Why" of proofs to using all kinds of tools to calculate that angle, I have it covered.

Microsoft Excel

In my time at Colorado School of Mines, Excel was always a tool I was using. From Sophomore to Senior years, I used Excel for nearly every assignment at some point. Even since graduating I use it to organize and make calculations in my everyday life.

Organic Chemistry

I have a degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, which requires knowledge of Organic Chemistry. I have experience tutoring through my work as a teacher's assistant and a general resource for my underclassmen friends.

Physics

I have been helping fellow students in physics problems since I was a student in those classes myself. I always have a simple path to the answer that I love to share with students.

Prealgebra

Ive tutored 7th and 8th grade math at Jefferson High School, including Prealgebra concepts. I've boiled my methods down to establishing a firm foundation for learning that doesn't get forgotten.

Precalculus

Ive tutored seniors at Jefferson High School in precalculus, and found ways to solidify knowledge gained so it is easy to recall.

Probability

I use probability in my everyday life all the time, and frequently tutored the probability class at Jefferson High School. It's one of my favorite subjects for its uses in the world and how it can influence decision making.

SAT Math

Test taking has always been a unique strength of mine. One of the skills that has allowed me to succeed is time management, a key skill during tests that isn't trained in other parts of instruction. My math skills are rigorous and my test skills are exactly what students need to succeed.

Statistics

Statistics is an incredibly important subject to know in modern times. I use it all the time to determine whether or not experimental findings are significant or if they need more evidence. I understand the ins and outs of its limitations and how to use it wisely.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is an important subject to keep in your mind, as a triangle is the most basic and fundamental shape in the universe. Understanding them thoroughly can make even the most basic decisions much easier to make.

Colorado School of Mines
Chemical Engineering

Education

Colorado School of Mines (Chemical Engineering)

Awesome Tutor!

Was very knowledgeable about math and chemistry, really helped me be well-prepared and confident for the SAT Subject tests, and also answered questions about ACT and college applications. Would definitely recommend!

— Marina, Spring, TX on 6/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates start at $50/h+$15 per extra person. Any charges for parking will be deferred to the student.

Travel policy

Dillon will travel within 20 miles of Golden, CO 80401.