Mr. Derek L.
specializes in Computer Science Theory Tutor Specializing in C++ and Java · male
"Hi, I'm Derek! I graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a double major in Computer Science Engineering and Mathematics. I am currently taking a break from graduate coursework for a teaching degree at Johns Hopkins. Last summer in Baltimore, I taught rising 9th graders to prepare them for the coming school year. For the two summers before that, I taught Geometry and Computer more...
"Hi, I'm Derek! I graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a double major in Computer Science Engineering and Mathematics. I am currently taking a break from graduate coursework for a teaching degree at Johns Hopkins. Last summer in Baltimore, I taught rising 9th graders to prepare them for the coming school year. For the two summers before that, I taught Geometry and Computer Science in the Bronx of NYC to help students get ahead for the school year ahead. I have also taught high school students to teach middle school students math skills in fun and engaging ways. Finally, I have also taught at summer camps while in high school. As for tutoring, I tutored for 3 years in high school in the academic center to help fellow students understand material better. I have also tutored in college because of my strong math ability.
The best part about tutoring is the opportunity to best serve the student. In a classroom environment, it can be hard to pay attention to every student, but when it comes to tutoring, I can deliver content in the best possible way for the student. My favorite moment is always that "a-ha" moment when the student finally understands the material. As a computer science major, I constantly practice breaking down tasks into smaller pieces, so I try to present material in small chunks as well. I know that this form of task analysis helps students understand material better. With my experiences, I also love to find different ways to teach every skill. Since some students understand material in different ways, I make sure that I have a diverse portfolio of methods to teach a skill to ensure mastery. As always, I love getting to know my students, to first treat them as a person. This strong relationship is a foundation to building mastery in a new skill together.
As a math major, I have had a lot of coursework done in understanding mathematics. I have scored an 800 on SAT Math, an 800 on SAT Math II, and a 36 in ACT Math. Math is the subject that I most prefer to teach since" less...
|fee:||$40 (for 60 min)|
|travel distance:||20 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
Education and Qualifications
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, CompSci Eng and Math
Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Graduate Coursework
Baltimore, MD 21211
|Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Calculus - Geometry - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Music Theory - Trigonometry - Statistics - Java - SAT Math - Probability - ACT Math - Elementary Math - Piano|