NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

Doug C.

Knoxville, TN

$40/hour

ACT Exam Preparation and French Tutoring

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 20 ratings
Willing to work with me and help me where I need it.
— Logan, Knoxville, TN on 8/25/15

$40/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Doug will reply soon.

Response time: 6 hours

Contact Doug

Weber State University
French and History
University of Utah
Master's
University of Tennessee
Enrolled

Education

Weber State University (French and History)

University of Utah (Master's)

University of Tennessee (Enrolled)

About Doug

I am currently an instructional technologist at the University of Tennessee, supporting technology use for language teachers and students, and tutoring French students wherever possible. My background includes more than two decades of French instruction via hybrid and online courses as well as living in France for a total of five years. I love exploring the French language and cultures, and can help you find the "hook" that will make your exploration of French much more personal, enjoyable, and meaningful. I am in constant contact via modern technology and would love to share all of this with you as we explore the intricacies of the language together.

I have taken standardized tests from the ACT to the GRE. In my tutoring experiences (both freelance and with prominent tutoring companies), I have had great success in helping students unlock the secrets of the ACT by understanding that all assessments are essentially like games. The more you know about these and how to use them to your advantage, the more likely you are to improve your scores on each section of the ACT.

Before I fell in love with languages and technology, I was very adept in math, and studied up to Calculus II in college. I still work with statistics daily and I know that giving you 5-10 key formulas and how they present themselves on the ACT test will give you a real boost.

My goal is simple, I want you to improve your French or your ACT score and even (dare I say) ENJOY yourself while seeing the power that comes with hard work and perseverance. Drop me a line and schedule a lesson!
I am currently an instructional technologist at the University of Tennessee, supporting technology use for language teachers and students, and tutoring French students wherever possible. My background includes more than two decades of French instruction via hybrid and online courses as well as living in France for a total of five years. I love Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My experience is that a two-hour session works best. If you book a two-hour session, it will only cost you $65.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Knoxville, TN 37918

"Willing to work with me and help me where I need it."

- Logan, Knoxville, TN on 8/25/15

"Tons of knowledge and very patient."

- Sharwin, Knoxville, TN on 8/14/15
Math:
ACT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
Praxis, TOEFL
Computer:
Dreamweaver,
Macintosh
Language:
French,
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

If you can function with any degree of proficiency in English, you are an expert! The key is to demonstrate that to the ACT English test graders. There are strategies to improve your speed and efficiency in answering questions, as well as avoiding trick questions the ACT writers like to include. By showing you how to effectively eliminate multiple-choice answers for each type of question, I can reduce your time on question, allowing to concentrate on getting the right answers.

ACT Math

The strategies I can teach you can help you put your knowledge of math and the format of the ACT Math Test to the best possible use. They can’t replace knowledge of math, but solidifying (or even learning) a few key formulas that get recycled on the test (some several times) will have a positive impact on your score. Wherever you are at, learning what 5 additional formulas to learn (and which ones to avoid) will make a significant difference in your score.

ACT Reading

The key to the ACT Reading Test is to understand how to approach the four different passage types (Prose Fiction, Social Studies, Humanities, and Natural Sciences), starting with your strongest passage types and focusing on the test, not the clock. I have several methods for taking time off of the daunting task of reading four passages and answering ten questions each in an average of about 8 1/2 minutes for each passage. You can try them all out and decide which ones you want to use in your personal approach to the test.

ACT Science

My background in instructional technology and experience tutoring students for the ACT Science Section allow me to pinpoint the areas in which you excel in ACT Science and the areas that require extra attention, creating a personalized learning program.

Dreamweaver

I have over a decade of experience with using Dreamweaver primarily as a tool for facilitating HTML pages. Dreamweaver is a great tool, but it is ultimately just a tool, it is not the end-all and be-all of web design. Once you learn the basic functions of Dreamweaver with me, it is a lot easier to go to more advanced topics in Dreamweaver like server-side includes, or even other packages in the Creative suite like Photoshop. There's a lot to learn, but Dreamweaver is a great place to start conceptualizing or even just maintaining your site.

French

My background includes more than two decades of French instruction via hybrid and online courses as well as living in France for a total of five years. I love exploring the French language and cultures, and can help you find the "hook" that will make your exploration of French much more personal, enjoyable, and meaningful. I am in constant contact with the Francophone world via modern technology and would love to share all of this with you as we explore the intricacies of the language and culture together.

Weber State University
French and History
University of Utah
Master's
University of Tennessee
Enrolled

Education

Weber State University (French and History)

University of Utah (Master's)

University of Tennessee (Enrolled)

Willing to work with me and help me where I need it.

He is teaching me tools to help me improve my ACT math scores. He is helping me identify my weakness, through test taking and providing me with tool to help me improve.

— Logan, Knoxville, TN on 8/25/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My experience is that a two-hour session works best. If you book a two-hour session, it will only cost you $65.

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 30 miles of Knoxville, TN 37918.