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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

  • 1,664 hours tutoring

  • Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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 10 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • 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 state of Virginia, 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 state of Virginia, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I work with a lot of students on AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C, as well as first-year college programs. 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 how to make best use of your time and how to make better guesses when that's necessary. I have worked with many students, and typically focus on helping students achieve about 100 point improvements in their math score, from about 600, to 700 or better. You may see other tutors promise more, but they are not the ones taking the test! I know what it takes to help students master the material so that they can be successful on the test.

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I am among the top in-person calculus tutors in the state of Virginia, 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 work with a lot of students here at Wyzant and on other platforms, including discrete math and discrete structures for computer science. 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 state of Virginia, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I work with a lot of students on AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C, as well as first-year college programs. 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 how to make best use of your time and how to make better guesses when that's necessary. I have worked with many students, and typically focus on helping students achieve about 100 point improvements in their math score, from about 600, to 700 or better. You may see other tutors promise more, but they are not the ones taking the test! I know what it takes to help students master the material so that they can be successful on the test.
ACT Math, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I am among the top in-person calculus tutors in the state of Virginia, 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 state of Virginia, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I work with a lot of students on AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C, as well as first-year college programs. 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 state of Virginia, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I work with a lot of students on AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C, as well as first-year college programs. 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 state of Virginia, 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 state of Virginia, while also doing online tutoring for several years on Wyzant and other platforms. (Not to mention that I am a Jeopardy winner, too!) I work with a lot of students on AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C, as well as first-year college programs. 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 how to make best use of your time and how to make better guesses when that's necessary. I have worked with many students, and typically focus on helping students achieve about 100 point improvements in their math score, from about 600, to 700 or better. You may see other tutors promise more, but they are not the ones taking the test! I know what it takes to help students master the material so that they can be successful on the test.

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 how to make best use of your time and how to make better guesses when that's necessary. I have worked with many students, and typically focus on helping students achieve about 100 point improvements in their math score, from about 600, to 700 or better. You may see other tutors promise more, but they are not the ones taking the test! I know what it takes to help students master the material so that they can be successful on the test.
ACT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


A fun, extremely knowledgeable, and engaging tutor

Doug helped me begin to build a solid foundation in the world of data structures and algorithms. Can't recommend him highly enough if you're looking to learn computer science the right way!

Richard, 2 lessons with Doug

Great Calculus 2 tutor

My daughter was able to find her weakness in Calculus 2 based on Doug’s assessment as she prepared for her first test in her Calculus 2 class. She’ll need to refresh herself in Trigonometry and that is critical in order to be successful in Calculus 2.

Raquel, 6 lessons with Doug

Awesome Instructor!

We worked on a problem dealing with fragmentation and I was having difficulty understanding the math mechanics on how Packets get fragmented through the IP. We went over the IP addressing and explained the process in a simple manner and very easy to follow. If you don't understand a math problem or a computer science topic Doug is the guy for you!

Luis , 2 lessons with Doug

Very helpful

Doug was able to manage my problems in graph theory with ease and explain the concepts clearly and clarify any questions that I had. I found it very helpful that he was patient with my understanding and requirements from the tutoring.

Jordan, 2 lessons with Doug

Very helpful and reliable

Doug did a great job of tutoring my daughter, even when his city, Ellicott City, in Maryland was flooded! We really appreciated it!

Karen, 1 lesson with Doug

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
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