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Decker C.

Bellevue, WA

$45/hour

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

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/10/14
4.7 average from 322 ratings
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— 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 DJ, 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 high school Valedictorian, GPA 4.0 / 4.0, a College Honor and National Merit Scholar at a Top 10 University, and recipient of an Honors Professional Bachelor's degree in Math. I also have a Masters degree in 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 10,000,000 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 / Comprehension / Essay on most every standardized test)
* Key guidance BEYOND the books -- lease ask me about this ;-)
* A real sense of understanding and achievement for the student.

Within a couple of sessions, if the student does not say or 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 phrase, that student would be in a very rare minority.

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

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

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

Chinese Math, Common Core, Montessori, most all classes through high school, most college courses: --no problem!

My areas of expertise also include Physics, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, English, Literature, Writing, and 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 - 60%, Analytical / Science / Reading by 30 -
50%, and other Verbal by 25 - 40% 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, I will cancel he charges.

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

I hope you will give me the opportunity to prove it.

Thank you sincerely,
DJ


GMAT, GRE, SSAT, K-6, K6, K12, 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, SAT Math, Trigonometry, Common Core, Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing, and more.
Hi!

My name is DJ, 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 high school Valedictorian, GPA 4.0 / 4.0, a College Honor and National Merit Scholar at a Top 10 University, and recipient of an Honors Professional Bachelor's degree in Math.
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Policies
Cancellation
6 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

"Decker is a fantastic tutor!"

- Merle, Redmond, WA on 4/27/17

"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 (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Elementary Science, Physics, PSAT
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
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking, Writing
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: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

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