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Derrick B.

Miami, FL

$42/hour

Math: Algebra, Calculus. Physics.

In-person lessons

$42/Hour


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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Physics

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Physics)

About Derrick

Math being difficult is a myth. Physics is applied Math, so Physics being difficult is also a myth. Math can be simple if it is explained to you in simple terms. If something is explained in its simplest terms, it makes it much easier to understand. It's like when they say "It's as easy as 2+2," everybody understands 2+2. That's what I aim to do with my teachings. The idea is to understand the material in the easiest way possible. The rest just takes practice.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Minor in Astronomy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). I have a strong background in Mathematics, Physics and Teaching. I have tutored Math, Physics & Astronomy at many institutes, namely: Virginia Tech Physics/Astronomy Department, On Track Tutoring in Scottsdale, AZ, Theo Elementary School in Tempe AZ & SMP Tutoring in Kendall, FL. In addition, I am passionate about helping people in general, and as a soon-to-be parent, I wish to be the best positive influence on children's lives and education.
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Rate can be negotiated for multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Miami, FL 33145
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Astronomy, Physics
Language:
Dutch

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Astronomy from Virginia Tech. I also passed the Praxis test for Mathematics. The Praxis is an exam that means you are eligible to teach math. I am a very easy going instructor. I just do my best to help. And if I don't know how to help, I research how.

Algebra 2

I have passed the Mathematics Praxis Exam. This is the exam that determines whether you have the knowledge to teach math.

Calculus

I have a Bachelors Degree in Physics. I've taken several Calculus courses during my study.

Dutch

My elementary school, middle school and high school educational background is Dutch based. I went to school up until High School in Aruba, which is part of the Netherlands Antilles. The official language of Aruba is Dutch. I am verbally and orally proficient in Dutch. In High School I tutored Math in Dutch and Dutch itself.

Physics

I have a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Astronomy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). I also have taught Astronomy as a T.A. in College. I have tutoring experience with College students, High School and Middle School. Additionally, I understand that Physics is a tough subject, so I am a very patient instructor/tutor.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Physics

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Physics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Rate can be negotiated for multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

Derrick will travel within 5 miles of Miami, FL 33145.