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Bob S.

Littleton, CO


PhD teaches Math, Computer, Testing, Education, Economics

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Air Force Institute of Technology
University of Colorado Denver


USAF Academy (Economics)

Air Force Institute of Technology (Master's)

University of Colorado Denver (PhD)

About Bob

I am a PhD who has taught Math, Computer, Placement testing (e.g. SAT, ACT, etc.), Education, Astronomy, and Economics. I have taught in colleges, high schools, homes (private tutoring), and other venues. I am an academic and a Christian who enjoys helping students reach their goals as they enjoy the learning process.

I believe in being a "guide on the side" rather than a "sage on the stage." When the student engages in real world problem solving, learning becomes more meaningful and lasts for a lifetime. I believe in a Zone of Proximal Development for each student, so that they are constantly challenged, but in a way that allows them to progress step by step -- so that they are encouraged as they see their understanding of a subject grow at a steady pace. I like for them to be involved in the planning of their progress so that they have a sense of ownership of their learning.

I have availability evenings and on weekends and I also available by phone if a student needs immediate assistance.
I am a PhD who has taught Math, Computer, Placement testing (e.g. SAT, ACT, etc.), Education, Read more

6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Littleton, CO 80127
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Econometrics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Biostatistics, Philosophy
C, Computer Science, General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft Word, SPSS
American History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Economics, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Baseball, Chess, Fitness, Football, Soccer,
Softball, Swimming, Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Economics, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I scored at the 98 percentile on the SAT this year in the combined Math and English scores. I can help you to achieve higher scores on the ACT or SAT as well.

Discrete Math

I am well versed in sets, functions and relations, matrix algebra, probability, graph theory, logic, mathematical induction, and algorithmic thinking. I am also familiar with Boolean algebra, linear programming, and number theory. I think of discrete mathematics simply as the mathematics that is necessary for decision making in non-continuous situations. I have taught math for 25 years including teaching college Finite Math. I have a master's degree in Operations Research.


I have been playing the guitar and performing for audiences for 50 years. I have tutored novice guitar players once in a while for over 30 years. I have excellent pitch and I come from a family of musicians.

Microsoft Outlook

I have been using Outlook for about 15 years and I have been teaching for 30 years. I have a PhD in Education. For teaching Microsoft Outlook, I would start with how to: Create and manage file folders; Add and use contacts; perform Calendar basics; Use Fonts, hyperlinks, and spell check; Recall and replace sent messages; Send automatic replies when out of the office; Send and open attachments; Use instant search; and a host of other functions.


I am especially proficient in girls' soccer, as I was a part of a soccer program my daughter participated in for 13 years. I was an assistant soccer coach for part of that time. I am familiar with the rules and the winning strategies of the game.

Study Skills

As a teacher for 25 years, it has been very important for my students to know and understand study skills. As a PhD, I have had to develop study skills for myself to maximize my learning. I would be glad to tutor anyone to improve their study skills.


Having acted and directed in a number of plays, I have a heart for theatre and would love to share this with others. Each one of us is gifted with unique skills; the challenge of a theatre tutor is to help the student identify and develop the unique gifts that they can bring to a performance. I have taught children's theater for the past three years.

USAF Academy
Air Force Institute of Technology
University of Colorado Denver


USAF Academy (Economics)

Air Force Institute of Technology (Master's)

University of Colorado Denver (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $32.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 10 miles of Littleton, CO 80127.

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