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Doug H.

Math, Physics and Computer Science tutoring by Stanford grad

Math, Physics and Computer Science tutoring by Stanford grad

$60/hour

  • 1,600 hours tutoring

  • Ellicott City, MD 21043

About Doug


Bio

Looking for extra help with high school math or physics, or college computer science? Perhaps that AP Calculus exam is looking like a challenge, or your son or daughter would like to improve their SAT scores? I have helped a number of local students make sense of math or physics...check out my reviews and ratings. It's so great when I hear my students tell me they got an A on a big test, a 5 on an AP exam, a 1440 on their SAT, or they passed that hard mandatory class for their major. I...

Looking for extra help with high school math or physics, or college computer science? Perhaps that AP Calculus exam is looking like a challenge, or your son or daughter would like to improve their SAT scores? I have helped a number of local students make sense of math or physics...check out my reviews and ratings. It's so great when I hear my students tell me they got an A on a big test, a 5 on an AP exam, a 1440 on their SAT, or they passed that hard mandatory class for their major. I have a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford, and enjoy helping people learn about math and computer science, as well as related subjects like physics and SAT prep.

My specialties include high school honors and AP classes like calculus and physics, as well as college classes for discrete math, computer architecture, algorithms and programming. If you find yourself struggling with a challenging math class or challenging teacher, or just need a refresher in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics, or precalc to get through more advanced math, I would be a great choice to help you. My students appreciate my approach with lots of patience and positive reinforcement.

I have a flexible schedule, and can meet you or your student after school, or during the day if that's more convenient. Most of my students meet with me either at the library or in their home. At this point, I have a number of regular weekly clients who get priority for future appointments, so not all times shown in the availability list below are schedulable for new clients, but I would be happy to work with you to find a time that would work for you.

My preference is to work with students who want to improve performance in a class or for a standardized test over a series of regular sessions, as opposed to one-time help for a class assignment or test. You might reasonably expect a one-letter grade improvement from weekly meetings over an eight week period; of course, that varies with the student, subject, and situation, so is a goal rather than a guarantee.


Education

University of Michigan
Computer Engineering
Stanford
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: One hour minimum session.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 6 miles of Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/27/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

C

C is a great programming language, combining the power and performance of assembly language, with the safety and abstraction level of...assembly language. (Little C joke there.) As a computer science major, I have done extensive work with C, and would be happy to help with all you C-based questions.
Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I have thirty year's work experience as a professional software engineer, developing and manage software engineering efforts using a variety of languages and operating systems. My specialty is systems software, especially operating systems, networks and databases, but on Wyzant I often tutor courses in boolean algebra / digital logic as well as computer organization and assembly language. I am competent to consult on architecture and engineering topic including security and performance engineering. I have an MSCS from Stanford in Computer Science, as well as a BS is Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I enjoy teaching computer science material, especially including some of the more theoretical subjects like data structures and analysis of algorithms, as opposed to primarily teaching programming language constructs. I have a Master's degree in computer science from Stanford, and thirty years professional experience in computer engineering. I work as a systems architect and help mentor junior developers. I was a teaching assistant at the University of Michigan as an undergraduate.
UNIX

UNIX

I have used Unix since there first was a Unix to use back in the 1980s. At various times in my career I have work with and manager people working on the Berkeley Unix and RHEL Linux kernals and applications. I would be happy to help with your UNIX needs.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I am among the top in-person calculus tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in person and many more online with calculus problems, including differential and integral calculus of a single variable (i.e. AP AB/BC), including limits, differentiation and integration techniques, word problems, and series. Please let me know if I can be of some help, and we can discuss how to set up a session at your preferred time. The AP exams are coming soon!
Physics,

Physics

I am among the top in-person physics tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in-person and many more online with physics problems, especially involving dynamics (laws of motion, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, momentum, etc) but also waves, electricity and magnetism, and basic optics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. If I can be of some help, please write to me and we can set up a time to discuss your problems.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As you can see from my profile, I do a lot of work with calculus and physics. Precalculus is the foundation for these subjects, covering functions, polynomial roots, and especially trigonometry: sin / cosine / tangent, complementary functions, unit circle, identities, equations, formulas and so forth. I would be happy to work with you or your child on precalculus and get you ready for whatever comes next!
SAT Math

SAT Math

As a recipient of a perfect 800 score on the math SAT back in the day, I know what it takes to get through this type of high-stress test. I can help you review the key concepts including ratios, probability, geometry and graphs, as well as help with test-taking strategy, such as when it makes sense to guess, and when it doesn't.

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I am among the top in-person calculus tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in person and many more online with calculus problems, including differential and integral calculus of a single variable (i.e. AP AB/BC), including limits, differentiation and integration techniques, word problems, and series. Please let me know if I can be of some help, and we can discuss how to set up a session at your preferred time. The AP exams are coming soon!
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Discrete math is one of my favorite topics to teach, and I have many satisfied students in person and online to show for it! Set theory, combinatorics, graph theory, propositional logic, mathematical induction, boolean algebra. Fun stuff! I have taken (and received an A) in college level discrete math (i.e. math for computer scientists vs. calculus), and regularly teach the subject on Wyzant and other services, including college courses using textbooks by Epp and by Rosen.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I tutor Finite Math for a number of online students, including linear systems, matrix algebra, probability and statistics. I would be happy to help with your Finite Math needs.
Physics,

Physics

I am among the top in-person physics tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in-person and many more online with physics problems, especially involving dynamics (laws of motion, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, momentum, etc) but also waves, electricity and magnetism, and basic optics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. If I can be of some help, please write to me and we can set up a time to discuss your problems.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As you can see from my profile, I do a lot of work with calculus and physics. Precalculus is the foundation for these subjects, covering functions, polynomial roots, and especially trigonometry: sin / cosine / tangent, complementary functions, unit circle, identities, equations, formulas and so forth. I would be happy to work with you or your child on precalculus and get you ready for whatever comes next!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a recipient of a perfect 800 score on the math SAT back in the day, I know what it takes to get through this type of high-stress test. I can help you review the key concepts including ratios, probability, geometry and graphs, as well as help with test-taking strategy, such as when it makes sense to guess, and when it doesn't.
ACT Math, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I am among the top in-person calculus tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in person and many more online with calculus problems, including differential and integral calculus of a single variable (i.e. AP AB/BC), including limits, differentiation and integration techniques, word problems, and series. Please let me know if I can be of some help, and we can discuss how to set up a session at your preferred time. The AP exams are coming soon!
Physics,

Physics

I am among the top in-person physics tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in-person and many more online with physics problems, especially involving dynamics (laws of motion, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, momentum, etc) but also waves, electricity and magnetism, and basic optics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. If I can be of some help, please write to me and we can set up a time to discuss your problems.
Precalculus

Precalculus

As you can see from my profile, I do a lot of work with calculus and physics. Precalculus is the foundation for these subjects, covering functions, polynomial roots, and especially trigonometry: sin / cosine / tangent, complementary functions, unit circle, identities, equations, formulas and so forth. I would be happy to work with you or your child on precalculus and get you ready for whatever comes next!

Science

Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I have thirty year's work experience as a professional software engineer, developing and manage software engineering efforts using a variety of languages and operating systems. My specialty is systems software, especially operating systems, networks and databases, but on Wyzant I often tutor courses in boolean algebra / digital logic as well as computer organization and assembly language. I am competent to consult on architecture and engineering topic including security and performance engineering. I have an MSCS from Stanford in Computer Science, as well as a BS is Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Physics,

Physics

I am among the top in-person physics tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in-person and many more online with physics problems, especially involving dynamics (laws of motion, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, momentum, etc) but also waves, electricity and magnetism, and basic optics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. If I can be of some help, please write to me and we can set up a time to discuss your problems.
Physical Science

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I am among the top in-person calculus tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in person and many more online with calculus problems, including differential and integral calculus of a single variable (i.e. AP AB/BC), including limits, differentiation and integration techniques, word problems, and series. Please let me know if I can be of some help, and we can discuss how to set up a session at your preferred time. The AP exams are coming soon!
Physics,

Physics

I am among the top in-person physics tutors in the greater Washington DC / Baltimore area, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I have helped dozens of students in-person and many more online with physics problems, especially involving dynamics (laws of motion, energy conservation, rotational dynamics, momentum, etc) but also waves, electricity and magnetism, and basic optics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. If I can be of some help, please write to me and we can set up a time to discuss your problems.
SAT Math

SAT Math

As a recipient of a perfect 800 score on the math SAT back in the day, I know what it takes to get through this type of high-stress test. I can help you review the key concepts including ratios, probability, geometry and graphs, as well as help with test-taking strategy, such as when it makes sense to guess, and when it doesn't.

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a recipient of a perfect 800 score on the math SAT back in the day, I know what it takes to get through this type of high-stress test. I can help you review the key concepts including ratios, probability, geometry and graphs, as well as help with test-taking strategy, such as when it makes sense to guess, and when it doesn't.
ACT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (786 ratings)
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Reviews


Flexibility

Doug tutors my 2 sons in Calculus and College Pre Calculus. They are both also athletes and Doug has been very flexible within his guidelines and I have truly appreciated that. They both enjoy working with him and their grades have gone up along with their mastery of of the subject matter. Doug is definitely worth hiring for math tutoring. I recommend him.

Harland, 34 lessons with Doug

Knowledgeable and Patient tutor

I was stressing about an upcoming exam in Discrete Math. Doug helped ease that anxiety and cleared up concepts I misunderstood. After my session with Doug I felt more confident going into my exam. He really knows his stuff.

Juantez, 2 lessons with Doug

Knowledge and patient

My son had one session so far with Dou for AP Phydics C. He was knowledgeable and he liked that he was ‘to the point.’ Would definitely use him again.

Reilly, 1 lesson with Doug

Very helpful

My son found his explanations very helpful for Data Structures and Algorithms. It was not easy finding a tutor to help with this class and I was thankful to find Doug.

Kim, 1 lesson with Doug

Connected with 17 year old son

When I asked my 17 year old how was the tutoring he said "It really helped!". This from a kid who was fighting me every step of the way to do it! Doug connected with him and that means a lot.

Mary, 5 lessons with Doug

Knowledgeable and Versed

I have not done any real math for 8 years (since my last degree), I am now seeking another degree in Computer Science - Let me just say, I wish Doug was the professor for my Algorithms class. He was able to bring me relatively up to speed on the current topic and did a really good job at explaining an advanced math topic related to computer science (algorithms and recurrence) in the most basic way possible. Really helped connect the dots, I will most definitely utilize him in the future - if/when needed!

Clifford, 3 lessons with Doug

Really knows the material

Extremely helpful and was well-prepared for the session. Was able to take a complex topic and help me to gain a greater understanding of the material and concepts. Would most certainly use him again.

Sandra, 1 lesson with Doug

Pre-calculus

My daughter want to have more practice on vector application so she can have a better understand on this. Doug was able to gave a few practice application and they review the application problems together.

Chau, 1 lesson with Doug

Wonderful Tutor

Doug was a truely wonderful tutor. If there was ever a moment of confusion on my daughter's part he was able to qucikly identify her errors, or misgivings, and assist in bridging the gap in knowledge. He was a very friendly and patient teacher, capable of adjusting to most learning styles and explaining a concept in a multitude of ways for greater comprehension. He helped our daughter with her SAT Math preparation and we have seen a heightened level of confidence in her since she began her sessions with Doug.

Rubin, 7 lessons with Doug
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