I have graduate degrees in mathematics and biology and more than 20 years’ experience teaching high school and college students; I have been tutoring for as long, especially in math, science, and writing. My experiences as an educator are diverse, having worked with students from many backgrounds, and I understand that a student’s challenges can be as much about the cultural context and learning atmosphere as about the subject matter. I have taught mainstream Americans, foreign students (both...
I have graduate degrees in mathematics and biology and more than 20 years’ experience teaching high school and college students; I have been tutoring for as long, especially in math, science, and writing. My experiences as an educator are diverse, having worked with students from many backgrounds, and I understand that a student’s challenges can be as much about the cultural context and learning atmosphere as about the subject matter. I have taught mainstream Americans, foreign students (both here and abroad), as well as nontraditional students, including those returning to school after a hiatus or those who are the first in their family attending college, and students with different learning styles. If you need assistance putting your studies into context or adapting material to your circumstances and experiences, I can provide guidance and help you develop strategies, complete assignments, undertake projects, and simply take steps to improve your academic and personal success - particularly if your needs include any of these challenges:
Mathematics: I have experience teaching and tutoring students through many levels of math, from remedial basic arithmetic up through calculus. Whether you are math-phobic or comfortable with numbers but unsure of processes, equations, or proofs, I can help you understand quantitative issues in anything from high school math through calculus and statistics. Taking a higher-level math course? Contact me about the course.
Biology, Environmental Science, & Ecology: I am a practicing biologist in these fields and have extensive experience teaching, conducting research, and publishing (with students) in these areas of biology. I can help you if your interests are in any of these fields from the middle school through graduate level.
Test preparation and applications: Are you getting ready to apply to college, to graduate school, for an important job, or an internship? I can help you develop a strategy and prepare for the ACT, SAT or GRE, and can offer guidance in choosing and
Doug is fantastic. My son immediately contacted me after his first session. He feels comfortable with Doug, confident he will get the help he really needs. My son said he made the right choice and he looks forward to working with Doug.Lisa, 16 lessons with Douglas
Doug is patient and thorough, making some of the difficult problems become clear for my son. We appreciate the help!Elenor, 12 lessons with Douglas
Excellent meeting. My son got a lot out of it!
This is a great match for us. My son really engaged with Doug and they made a lot of progress.Elenor, 12 lessons with Douglas
Confidence And Competence In Act Prep
Douglas has been helping our daughter study in a focused manner for the ACT. While we have used other tutors Doug is doing a great job helping her confidence and competence. Our daughter is reviewing ACT concepts to improve her Math and Science scores. Doug has been invaluable in helping her work on her pace and review concepts she already had. Although she has not yet taken the ACT she is confident Doug's help will improve her scores, it has certainly improved he confidence for the Math and Science sections.Kelly, 6 lessons with Douglas
Doug reviewed my daughter's curriculum. He worked with her on explaining her current chapter being taught at school. He will come up with a way to teach her on how to prepare for her daily quizzes. Doug has the required skills and expertise to teach my daughter.Vijay, 1 lesson with Douglas
Excellent, Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor
Doug and I recently worked together, as I found myself in desperate need of a statistics tutor. Writing this now, my statistics course has come to a close, and I can truly say I would not have succeeded in the basic objectives of using descriptive and inferential statistics in social science research, if not for Doug! Doug was incredibly patient and encouraging in my journey to understand statistics. During our initial lesson, he told me, "By end this of this term, you'll love statistics". I was skeptical, but in the end with his help, really did enjoy the course. Additionally, Doug was prompt with communication exchanges in scheduling lessons, and flexible and willing to meet with me several times a week. I cannot recommend Doug enough, he sincerely wants students to succeed. He was was able to explain, demonstrate and inspire me when I felt hopeless in subject content I did not understand. He was observant of my weaknesses and strengths, and used this as a scaffold for increasing my learning, and boosting my confidence. If you are looking for a tutor, look no further!Sarah, 2 lessons with Douglas