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Derek T.

Jacksonville, FL

$40/hour

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100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/2/15
5.0 average from 63 ratings
Effective and personable tutor
— Brandon, Jacksonville, FL on 4/17/17

$40/Hour


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University of North Florida
Biology
University of North Florida
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Florida (Biology)

University of North Florida (Graduate Coursework)

About Derek

Welcome to my profile! My name is Derek and I specialize in math and science. I have a degree in Biology from the University of North Florida. I have tutored all through college and I can help people understand the more complex science subjects. I specialize in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Genetics and any Biology subjects. I have some biology graduate work and am continuing to work through my masters coursework.
When it comes to my teaching method, I want to make sure that you understand the subject in depth. I can break things down to the minutia. I also think that understanding the mechanisms behind the math are very important and so I am able to explain that down to the most foundational level. I also have experience in English, thus proofreading science papers is also within my wheelhouse.

I always really enjoyed math and thus enjoy explaining math. I have experience working with all ages and focus my methods toward whatever age group I am working with.

Please let me know if I can help you!
Welcome to my profile! My name is Derek and I specialize in math and science. I have a degree in Biology from the University of North Florida. I have tutored all through college and I can help people understand the more complex science subjects. I specialize in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Genetics and any Biology subjects. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32246
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Effective and personable tutor"

- Brandon, Jacksonville, FL on 4/17/17

"Derek seemed very knowledgeable about the material and school curriculum."

- Cristen, Orange Park, FL on 5/2/17

"Great tutor"

- Evelyn, Jacksonville, FL on 2/24/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Kiti, Ponte Vedra, FL on 8/31/16

"Derek did a great job"

- Joanne, Neptune Beach, FL on 11/19/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Elementary Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physiology, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

-Published (with my colleagues) in Integrative and Comparative Biology 2014
-Presented research posters in biology at an international conference (American Society for Cell Biology 2012) and locally at UNF (multiple years)
-Transformational Learning Opportunity (2012 thru 2013 UNF) for biological research on grasshoppers

Organic Chemistry

I have taken Organic chemistry I and II lecture as well as Organic chemistry lab I and II as part of my degree in Cell/Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The courses covered basic structures through multi-step reactions.

Zoology

Biology 3 at my college was about structure and function as well as taxonomy of all of the major phyla in the animal kingdom. We also covered phylogeny, and performed dissections of multiple animals. I worked in two laboratories, one with mice and the other with grasshoppers, performing physiological and molecular research on them.

University of North Florida
Biology
University of North Florida
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Florida (Biology)

University of North Florida (Graduate Coursework)

Effective and personable tutor

Derek has the rare ability to help a student "connect the dots" in a way that is intuitive. He has greatly increased my daughter's confidence in her algebra skills. I enthusiastically‚Äč recommend him to anyone seeking a math aficionado who can tap into and develop a student's reasoning skills while simultaneously making them feel at ease!

— Brandon, Jacksonville, FL on 4/17/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 30 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32246.