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Decker C.

Bellevue, WA

$45/hour

13 Years of Experience * Expert Math Tutor * Former College Teacher

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Background check passed as of 1/10/14
4.7 average from 313 ratings
Great
— Susan, Bellevue, WA on 11/22/13

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University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma
Math
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
MBA

Education

University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma (Math)

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (MBA)

About Decker

Hi!

My name is Decker, and I have been a tutor and educator for 13 years, teaching and tutoring math at UW and BC, and in one-on-one and small-group settings. I was a College Honor and National Merit Scholar at a Top 10 University. I received an Honors Bachelor's degree in Math. I also earned a Masters of Business (MBA) summa cum laude, with a GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0.

As a tutor and teacher I have more than 10,000 hours of experience. And I really love helping people!

The truth is, though, that a tutor can have 100.000 hours of experience, plus even more degrees from other prestigious schools, but what really matters is results.

Is the client receiving the most improvement desired and/or possible?

My proven track record includes
* Ds into Bs
* Bs into As . . . and sometimes Cs into As
* +160 on SAT Math (+similar gains in Math and Science on most every standardized test)
* +100 on SAT Verbal (+similar gains in Verbal and Essay on most every standardized test)
* Key guidance **please ask me about this ;-)
* A real sense of understanding and accomplishment for the student.

Within a couple of sessions, if the student does not say / feel that I am doing 'a good job,' 'a really good job,' 'a great job' -- 'Wow! he's awesome!' -- 'Why can't the teacher just say it like that?' -- or some other similar or more-complimentary phrase, they would be in a rare minority.

Stylistically I am friendly, supportive, and low-key, and I really love to my job! Past results have been dramatic, not only in grades and scores, but also in the student's sense of satisfaction, comfort in the subject, and achievement.

My philosophy of teaching is simple: we set goals, organize a plan to achieve them, and then adjust accordingly to achieve the desired results.

But mostly I'm just a patient, articulate, and supportive guide to my favorite academic subject!

My areas of expertise also include Physics, most any subject up through high school (GPA 4.0/4.0), and standardized test prep. On ACT, GRE, SAT, etc., I can reduce the number of wrong answers in Math by 40%, Analytical / Science by 30%, and Verbal by 20% within 10 -15 sessions).

Easily.

(depending on the student, of course! ;-)

Wyzant guarantees your satisfaction on the first hour with a tutor. I'll go further and double that guarantee. If you tell me after two hours with me as the tutor that you are unsatisfied and want to quit, you will be charged nothing.

Is it possible that I just might be, hour per hour, the best Math instructor your student will ever have . . . ?

I hope you will give me the opportunity to prove this!

Thank you sincerely,
Decker


GMAT, GRE, SSAT, K-6, K6, English, Elementary Science, Elementary Math, ACT Math, Algebra I and Algebra II (Algebra 1 and Algebra 2), Calculus, Chinese Math, Geometry, LSAT, Physics, Poker, Prealgebra, Pre-Algebra, Precalculus, Pre-Calculus, PSAT, SAT Math, Trigonometry, Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing, and more.
Hi!

My name is Decker, and I have been a tutor and educator for 13 years, teaching and tutoring math at UW and BC, and in one-on-one and small-group settings. I was a College Honor and National Merit Scholar at a Top 10 University. I received an Honors Bachelor's degree in Math. I
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Bellevue, WA 98004
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great"

- Susan, Bellevue, WA on 11/22/13

"Great Tutor"

- Piali, Sammamish, WA on 9/1/14

"Great tutor if you like un-reliabilty! No-Shows and No-Calls"

- Marie, Bellevue, WA on 1/30/14
Decker replied on 5/1/2014

Had the review been fully fair, she would have mentioned the single most important thing: I had pneumonia. Being dead-sick is what caused me to have to cancel on her twice in a row.

"Very responsive to email"

- Maureen, Bellevue, WA on 10/31/12

"He's a real professional, excellent math and SAT tutor"

- Charna, Seattle, WA on 8/15/12

"Great tutor that we highly recommend!"

- Brea, Bellevue, WA on 6/6/12

"Easy to schedule, punctual and great tutor"

- VITALIA, Bellevue, WA on 4/2/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Poker, Softball

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University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma
Math
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
MBA

Education

University of Chicago and University of Oklahoma (Math)

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (MBA)

Great — In just two sessions, Decker clarified a few key concepts my daughter was missing in pre-calc. She scored 100% on this week's quiz, and her confidence in math is back. Outstanding. ...

— Susan, Bellevue, WA on 11/22/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Decker will travel within 8 miles of Bellevue, WA 98004.