$30/hour

4.9
average from
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“**Knowledgeable, Professional, and Patient**”

I absolutely love helping people understand math better. I have been tutoring math since my sophomore year at Virginia Tech--eons ago.

I have been a 'numbers person' all my life. I enjoyed math as a kid. I majored in electrical engineering in college. I enjoyed tutoring college math, engineering, and calculus during my days at Virginia

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Derek is a great tutor. We have only positive things to say about him. We are fully committed to his tutoring styles.

It was frustrating trying to find a tutor. However, Wyzant solved our dilemma. We were truly blessed to find an academically qualified tutor able to communicate complex mathematical concepts in an easy-to-learn format.

Yes, we unequivocally recommend Derek for his knowledge, professionalism, and enthusiasm with all things math. In addition, Derek is flexible and quickly responds to requests for additional tutoring. Derek is always right on time.

There has been an almost immediate improvement in course grades. This was a wonderful change in our eyes. Yes, we highly recommend Derek as a professional math tutor! With the positive momentum gained working with Derek, there is no question in our minds that this will be a long-term working relationship. The results say it all.

In a nutshell, Derek’s personal style and ability to relate to and communicate effectively, his experience teaching advanced levels of math, his ability to apply math concepts to real world situations, and his flexibility in working around our schedule, are all reasons for which we greatly enjoy working with Derek.

Wow! A thank you doesn't seem an adequate response to such a heartfelt compliment and endorsement, but thank you so much! I just do what I do, and that's to try to figure out what works and then communicate what works in a way that's understood. Again, wow and thank you!

My husband has been getting tutoring from Derek, he is great at encouraging him, and helping him get the most out of his lessons. He's very friendly and down to earth. I would highly recommend Derek, to anyone and at any age range!

Anne,

Thank you so much for the compliment. And thank you for choosing me as your tutor. It's been a pleasure to work with you all. I'm thoroughly enjoying our sessions. Your husband is a great student and I love the challenge of helping him to see that he understands far more than he believes he does. Furthermore, his instructor is providing him with challenging and thought-provoking questions that help me sharpen my skills, especially my ability to interpret the goals of any assignment and translate those goals into language that students easily comprehend.

Thanks again,

Derek

Mr. Derek went over what Lamont is currently working on in class plus review patterns and graphing. I'm pleased and will continue the tutoring sessions.

Lamont is a bright kid with great energy. He only needed a few hints to unlock all that ability. He'll be leading the class in no time at all!

I like that he made my son put the calculator away forcing him to rely on his own computation skills. Kaleb seemed very confident in his ability to work through similar algebraic equations in his upcoming assisgments.

Thanks Ronaver. Kaleb is a very bright kid. Brighter than he understood because that calculator was a crutch. Hopefully, he's rolling along in class now.

Thanks Derek for working with my son, I appreciate your patience and hope we can work together in the future!

Thanks Melanie. James is actually a joy to work with. He's a very bright kid and I look forward to helping him eliminate those small little mistakes with which he "didn't need any help" but which often add up to big obstacles to understanding, performance, and achievement.

My son Nicholas is really enjoying his sessions with Derek and stated that Derek is actually "teaching" him where others tutors we've tried just "helped" him complete his assignments. Derek provides lesson plans in advance, documents what was accomplished and what still needs to be covered. Both my son and I love Derek energy.

Thanks Libby. I just figured out how to respond to your comments.

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I have helped students prepare for standardized math tests since 2011, including the ACT, SAT, GRE, and SSAT.

I have tutored central Virginia students in Algebra I since 2006.

I have tutored central Virginia students enrolled in Algebra 2 courses since 2010.

I assisted a young lady with her ASVAB in January 2016, helping her increase her score over 25 points and obtain the MOS of her choice.

I taught calculus workshops to entering Virginia Tech freshman as an undergraduate engineering student to supplement lectures by professors and graduate assistants.

I have assisted college students with some of the quantitative aspects of economics; i.e., curves and modeling.

I possess a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and I took graduate level electrical engineering classes at the University of Virginia. I tutored electrical engineering while I attended Virginia Tech. I managed electrical engineering projects after graduation and take a real world approach in my instruction.

I have tutored Elementary Math since 2006 to students in the Central Virginia area. I have assisted elementary school students improve their skills and prepare for SOLs in Grade 2 Math, Grade 3 Math, Grade 4 Math, and Grade 5 Math, in Charles City County, Petersburg, Prince Edward County, and Richmond.

I have assisted central Virginia students with Geometry since 2010.

I have an MBA from the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia. My professional experience includes a strong background in product management, new product development, marketing strategy, market analysis, and market research. I love sharing my experiences in researching trends in consumer electronics and leveraging the marketing mix to bring innovative electronic and computer products to market.

I've assisted students enrolled in physics courses at John Tyler Community College.

I have tutored central Virginia students in elementary school math and prealgebra since 2006. I have also taught prealgebra as a middle school math teacher.

I have tutored students enrolled in Precalculus courses at Richard Bland College, John Tyler Community College, and at central Virginia high schools since 2007.

I have taught SAT Math Prep workshops for Richmond Public School students and I have assisted individual students with SAT Math prep. Most recently, I helped a student prepare for the December 5, 2015 SAT.

I have taught and tutored SOL subjects since 2006. I have tutored and taught extensively all math SOL subjects. I have also tutored SOL subjects in science, reading, and social studies/history.

I have been tutoring Trigonometry as a part of Precalculus and Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry courses since 2009.

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