Teacher and SAT/ACT Math Tutor with a Deep Content Knowledge
The most important thing for a student is a deep understanding of the math content. I will work with the student at any grade level to move toward understanding rather than memorization. This will help reduce test anxiety and lead to better longterm outcomes.
We will work together to sharpen the problem-solving abilities, so that the student can feel confident to overcome any problem.
I bring my knowledge and experience from the middle school and high school classroom into our tutoring...
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Donovan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Featured review
Great and patient tutor
Donovan helped my 7th grader prepare for both the math and literacy sections of the PSSA standardized test. He was reliable, friendly, and patient. He had a respectful, low-key manner when teaching my daughter that I think worked very well for her. My daughter says she felt comfortable asking for help and that he explained things clearly when she needed clarification. I'm very satisfied with the experience and I'm confident that he gave her good preparation for the test. I would definitely recommend him.
Carole, 14 lessons with Donovan
Patient and Informative Tutor
My son and Donovan went over inequalities and also word problems. He gave him advice about how the SAT works and also strategies. They discovered that word problems was a subject my son was struggling with and they focused on that specific subject. Off to a good start.
Renee, 4 lessons with Donovan
Good for high school students
Donovan was a good teacher, but his grasp of more advanced calculus techniques used in college-level Calculus 2 & 3 classes, was not so good. That said, Donovan was personable, and mostly on time, so I guess that's something in his favor.
Jonathan, 2 lessons with Donovan
Excellent tutor!
I dropped out of school at 15 and I am pretty sure I had math PTSD. On my first lesson with Donovan I barely even knew my multiplication tables (at 25 years old) and I was frightened. Donovan helped me feel confident and worthy every single lessons I had with him. I started from the lowest level and within a year at CCP with the help of Donovan I ended up with an A in pre-calculus. I am now a Temple student (starting in the fall) and I know that I will use Donovan as soon as I need support. Thanks for everything Donovan!
Meryl, 44 lessons with Donovan
K-12 Praxis Prep.
I have been a student of Donovan's for a couple of months now, as I am prepping for my k-12 Math Praxis. I have my undergrad in Math, but I always struggled with calculus and taking tests in general. While reviewing for my test, I ran into all different complicated problems that were standardized test material, ranging from probability to functions and trig. Not only is Donovan very understanding and flexible with scheduling lessons, but he is extremely knowledgeable over all domains (and test taking strategies!). His patience doesn't go unnoticed, as he takes the time to review key concepts, and explains in different ways to make sure the content is being understood. In addition, he made a practice packet which specifically included all types of calculus problems that I am likely to see on a Praxis 2 exam (above and beyond!). I highly recommend Donovan to anyone in need of a math tutor, especially the higher level stuff! He is great!
Deborah, 15 lessons with Donovan
Knowledgeable and able to explain mathematical concepts
My son said that once he understood the concept he was able to go through the calculations with ease. He felt confident about his ability to extend the concepts to new problems that he might encounter on his final exam. My son stated that Donovan was knowledgeable about the information, and he looks forward to working with him again.
Joanna, 4 lessons with Donovan
Knowledgeable and very patient Tutor
Lesson Summary They reviewed vectors and how to solve for the components of different problems involving speed, force, and other units of measure. In each problem that we reviewed, we made sure that she was able to find the magnitude and the direction of the vector.
Rafael, 3 lessons with Donovan
Wonderful Tutor!
Donovan is always very patient with my daughter and is really helping her to understand different math concepts in order to prepare her for her SAT and ACT.
Lisa, 15 lessons with Donovan
Donovan is amazing!
There are lots of people out there who are great at math, and Donovan is one of those people. He is also very good at explaining the math, and he is extremely patient. But the thing that puts him over the top is his willingness to work with a student's best way to learn for the best success. I highly recommend him as a math tutor!
Mary, 40 lessons with Donovan
Excellent tutor.
We met Donovan in a Starbucks and he was great. He was right on time and really helpful for my daughter. She said he explained things well and showed her how to complete math problems more easily and more quickly. He was very nice and very focused. I'm very glad we connected with him.
Elana, 1 lesson with Donovan
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