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Debbie Y.

Stanford grad. AP CSP and Algebra tutor.

Stanford grad. AP CSP and Algebra tutor.

$85/hour

  • 429 hours tutoring

About Debbie


Bio

Creative confidence and intentional technology make the difference! I approach computer science and math in unique ways that make sense to the learner. I utilize technology to maximize learning and minimize obstacles.

I graduated from Stanford University with a BS in math and an MS in computer science, and I graduated from UH Manoa with an MBA. I worked at a Fortune 500 company for 15 years before becoming a full-time wife and mommy. I started a nonprofit teaching entrepreneurship and...

Creative confidence and intentional technology make the difference! I approach computer science and math in unique ways that make sense to the learner. I utilize technology to maximize learning and minimize obstacles.

I graduated from Stanford University with a BS in math and an MS in computer science, and I graduated from UH Manoa with an MBA. I worked at a Fortune 500 company for 15 years before becoming a full-time wife and mommy. I started a nonprofit teaching entrepreneurship and financial literacy to at-risk youth. Most recently, I was on faculty at 'lolani School and Island Pacific Academy teaching technology and computer science.


Education

Stanford University
Math and Computer Science
Stanford University
Masters
University of Hawaii
MBA

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have an MBA in finance from the University of Hawaii. I have worked in industry as an accountant, EEO officer, public relations consultant, and analyst for over 13 years. I have also worked with the state department of education to develop high school business standards and curriculum. I have served as a business plan competition judge and coach for several years.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have an MBA and worked as an analyst for many years using Excel extensively (including building macros) and continue to use it for my personal number-crunching needs.
Finance, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

Taught AP CSP for the past three years both online and in-person. Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. Worked as an analyst/programmer for a Fortune 500 company.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I am an avid Mac user. I have a MacAir, iPad, iPod touch and iPod. I was also a technology integration specialist at an iPad 1-1 school for the last four years. I have used iPads and MacBooks extensively in education.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have an MBA and worked as an analyst for many years using Excel extensively (including building macros) and continue to use it for my personal number-crunching needs.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have an MBA in finance from the University of Hawaii. I have worked in industry as an accountant, EEO officer, public relations consultant, and analyst for over 13 years. I have also worked with the state department of education to develop high school business standards and curriculum. I have served as a business plan competition judge and coach for several years.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have an MBA and worked as an analyst for many years using Excel extensively (including building macros) and continue to use it for my personal number-crunching needs.
Finance, Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was an elementary school teacher for four years at an independent school. I taught and developed technology-infused lessons. I also developed curriculum for elementary-aged children around technology and entrepreneurship for a non-profit for over five years.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a BS in Math from Stanford University and am working to become certified as a highly qualified teacher in math with the Hawaii DOE.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and am working on my certification as a highly qualified math teacher in Hawaii's DOE.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was an elementary school teacher for four years at an independent school. I taught and developed technology-infused lessons. I also developed curriculum for elementary-aged children around technology and entrepreneurship for a non-profit for over five years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and have tutored middle school through college students in math. I also have training in Singapore Math.
Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a BS in Math from Stanford University and am working to become certified as a highly qualified teacher in math with the Hawaii DOE.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and am working on my certification as a highly qualified math teacher in Hawaii's DOE.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and have tutored middle school through college students in math. I also have training in Singapore Math.
ACT Math, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a BS in Math from Stanford University and am working to become certified as a highly qualified teacher in math with the Hawaii DOE.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and am working on my certification as a highly qualified math teacher in Hawaii's DOE.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was an elementary school teacher for four years at an independent school. I taught and developed technology-infused lessons. I also developed curriculum for elementary-aged children around technology and entrepreneurship for a non-profit for over five years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and have tutored middle school through college students in math. I also have training in Singapore Math.
Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading

Other

Finance

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a BS in Math from Stanford University and am working to become certified as a highly qualified teacher in math with the Hawaii DOE.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a BS in math from Stanford University and am working on my certification as a highly qualified math teacher in Hawaii's DOE.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was an elementary school teacher for four years at an independent school. I taught and developed technology-infused lessons. I also developed curriculum for elementary-aged children around technology and entrepreneurship for a non-profit for over five years.
Calculus, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (190 ratings)
5 star
(163)
4 star
(24)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Tremendous Tutor!

Ms Debbie has been able to steadily progress with my grandson Nahe in algebra. Through Debbie's efforts, Nahe has been able to pass his algebra exam. She has not only communicated with my grandson Nahe, but also Nahe's algebra teacher. The teacher shared the exercises with Debbie. Since this communication, Debbie has really begun to positively "tutor" Nahe. I have full confidence that Ms Debbie will be able to assist Nahe grasp the foundation of algebra. I am pleased and very appreciative of Debbie's efforts thus far.

Gervin , 27 lessons with Debbie

Caring

Debbie is patient. She made sure my son could demonstrate and articulate his lessons. She also provided positive encouragement and strategies to approach his quiz.

MaryAnn, 5 lessons with Debbie

The Most Awesome Tutor of Singapore Math!!!

My daughter's school in Ohio uses a new math procedure called Singapore Math. I have had a really hard time finding a tutor that was expert in mathematics and knowledgeable in this technique. Prior to Debbie, I had tried two tutors in math for my daughter. One tutor rushed through examples and didn't interact with my daughter enough. The other tutor was not experienced enough to comprehend and relate this math method to a young child. Finally, thank God, I found Debbie on Wyzant!!! Debbie is not only super intelligent in general and in mathematics but she also has a special gift of relaying complicated concepts in a way that kids can understand and process. She doesn't just rush through examples but she actually engages your child and coaches them to 'think things through'. At the end of the session, she even provided my daughter with a summary of very helpful tips that related to the lesson session. Lastly, the nicest thing happened after our lesson. My daughter actually said 'Mom she's a great teacher' and I definitely agree 100%! If you want a 5 star tutor, look know further than Debbie!!!

Rose, 2 lessons with Debbie

Great Tutor

Excellent tutor!! Very knowledgeable & helpful. Also kind & shows patience with concepts that are difficult to grasp.

Kim, 14 lessons with Debbie

Very patient!

Understood where my son needed help. Very punctual and polite that made my son easy to talk with. He felt very confident of himself now that Debbie taught him in the areas he needed brushing up on. I would highly recommend Debbie!

Pamela, 5 lessons with Debbie

It's working!

My son started working with Debbie at the end of last year. His math grade is going up! He feels more successful in class and is ready to learn! It's been a very positive experience. We feel fortunate that Debbie is available to help him learn. I was skeptical but the key to selecting a tutor is to pick the one who creates a positive learning environment and is patient. It's a match and it's working!

Laurie, 54 lessons with Debbie

Great Tutor

I gave her 5 stars because after auntie Debbie showed it to me, I understood. She explained it in detail which helped me understand.

Karlyn, 25 lessons with Debbie
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Response time: 7 hours

$85/hour

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Debbie Y.

$85/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Debbie

Response time: 7 hours