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Doug B.

Ridgefield, WA

$30/hour

Math in Plain Language

4.9 average from 177 ratings
Dedicated to Teaching
— Rick, Fountain, CO on 4/10/12

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US Air Force Academy
Astronautics

Education

US Air Force Academy (Astronautics)

About Doug

I'm a graduate of the Air Force Academy with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in both Astronautics and Engineering Science. I worked professionally as an engineer for more than 20 years in a number of different capacities including satellite launch and early orbit operations, computer programming, computer administration, digital communications, and relational database design and administration. For many years I've enjoyed volunteering as a youth leader, mentor and teacher. I find great satisfaction in ENABLING the student to understand concepts and reduce problems to simple terms.

I tailor my teaching style to the needs and strengths of the student by using everyday language and, whenever possible, examples based on the student's life experiences, natural abilities and interests. I often use physical objects, like puzzles, to enhance what could otherwise be very dry and tedious subjects. My goal is not just to teach, but have the student ENJOY the learning experience!
I'm a graduate of the Air Force Academy with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in both Astronautics and Engineering Science. I worked professionally as an engineer for more than 20 years in a number of different capacities including satellite launch and early orbit operations, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ridgefield, WA 98642
Background Check: Passed

"Dedicated to Teaching"

- Rick, Fountain, CO on 4/10/12

"Smart Guy!"

- Cameron, Brush Prairie, WA on 9/15/15

"Knows his stuff"

- Ryan, Ridgefield, WA on 8/9/15

"My daughter struggles with math. Doug has made a big difference!"

- Katie, Battle Ground, WA on 6/10/15

"Perfect Tutor!"

- Dominique, Colorado Springs, CO on 12/1/13

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Michael, Colorado Springs, CO on 11/28/13

"Great tutor and math wiz."

- Cyrie, Colorado Springs, CO on 12/5/12

"Mr. Doug B. is one of THE BEST TUTORS"

- Lexie, Florence, CO on 8/13/12

"great communication, very patient"

- Dane, Colorado Springs, CO on 9/12/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability,
SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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Approved subjects

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Probability

I am experienced with calculations of probability including permutations and combinations, characteristics of probability distributions, and derivation of the laws of probability theory.

US Air Force Academy
Astronautics

Education

US Air Force Academy (Astronautics)

Dedicated to Teaching — After my son stayed late and arrived early to High School for additional help with Algebra for a month with no improvement and great discouragement, I decided to try a tutor. Doug is very patient and is genuinely interested is seeing learning take place and not merely putting in time. Since not every student learns the same way, he used a variety of teaching methods for my son to see which method ...

— Rick, Fountain, CO on 4/10/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 10 miles of Ridgefield, WA 98642.