Derek D. - Master Teacher Tutoring on the Side

Academy College Derek D. Tutors Academy College Students in Minneapolis, MN
$60 / hr
Minneapolis, MN
3 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I have been an educator since 2005, first in writing centers at the University of Texas, then in middle and high schools up and down the east coast, and now here in the Twin Cities. I have worked in under-served and under-resourced communities as well as with college students and gifted and talented students. I have helped students with various disabilities become successful, and I am supremely confident that I can help you or your child with any challenge whatsoever.

I have taught AP Worl...
Derek helped with my son?s college essays. He was very helpful with teaching about the writing process & how to think deeply about the topics assigned. I would definitely recommend him!
- Laurie R. from San Diego, CA
Derek worked with my daughter to understand how to approach preparing for classroom tests. After just an hour she felt better prepared to take in information during class and apply it.
- Lisa B. from Santa Barbara, CA
Derek is exactly what we were looking for in a tutor. He takes his time making sure my student understands the concepts. He is knowledgeable in his craft and I am grateful to have found him!
- Janelle L. from Simi Valley, CA
Derek is very knowledgeable. He has helped my son better understand World History. He goes over the review sheet with my son. Thanks to Derek my son has improved his test scores.
- Sonia B. from Miami, FL
Talked about staying on task rather than trying to bulldoze through as many questions as possible and getting frustrated and keeping track of time put into it vs how fast I?m going we?re going to meet when we have a time that works for both of us
- Jackson L. from Pflugerville, TX
Derek D. really helped me to understand the concepts and problems of what we were working on and provided me with multiple helpful practice tests to help me get ready for the ASVAB
- Logan H. from Edmond, OK
I'm studying for the ASVAB and was looking for a tutor that could break things down to a level where I could understand the material. Derek got straight to the point, identified my weak areas, and developed a plan. He also recommended resources that would help me outside of the tutoring sessions. He was very thorough, and I barely felt the need to interject as he was explaining a concept because he didn't speak above or below my level of understanding. He is also very knowledgeable regarding the layout of the test and focuses specifically on the areas relevant to the test material. I would highly recommend choosing Derek if you need help in Maths/ASVAB material.
- Lovee G. from Kansas City, MO
Derek was thorough with the information and patient while explaining to my daughter. Would definitely recommend. Will be booking future lessons.
- Megan K. from Horsham, PA
Derek gave me good feedback on my essay. He was helpful in giving me the help I needed to write it.
- Gabriela L. from New York, NY
Derek has taught my daughter public speaking for several weeks. He is very experienced in training young kids public speaking skills, and my daughter enjoys his class!
- Frank C. from Osseo, MN
Derek was amazing. He was very patient with my son. He spoke and taught him at the learning level he needed. He provided excellent prep for his ASVAB exam. I would highly recommend Derek.
- Thad J. from Elk River, MN
Derek began teaching me the intricacies of slam poetry and helped me learn the process of distinguishing between good and bad poetry. He is a great help and is very eloquent and winsome in his delivery. I look forward to being coached by him.
- Robert F. from Westlake Village, CA
You could tell right away that Derek is an educator. He loves education and is excited to share that with passionate students. He has a wonderful vocabulary and knows what he is talking about in literature/writing and History.
- Dayna M. from Los Angeles, CA
Despite being asked for help on short notice, Mr. Derek came through with clear approach on how to make the most of the time you have. He helped identify the areas in which you are fuzzy and then brought in the sample test problems to go through with you on how to fill in those gaps. He knows the AP exam inside and out. In addition to his expertise, he is also very encouraging of your progress and roots for you to succeed. Mr. Derek is the ideal teacher - he has the knowledge, he knows how to convey the information, and he is emotionally supportive. There isn't more you can ask for. Thank you, Mr. Derek!
- Theresa H. from Rancho Mirage, CA
Derek D. really stepped up to help at the final hour and was clear kind and helpful. He knew where to focus and did so and my son plans to see him again. He also gave the student a verbal review at the end that was extraordinarily helpful.
- C P. from New York, NY
My college freshman son was panicked about two papers he needed to write. Derek was patient. He was skilled at asking my son the questions necessary to help him organize his own thinking. My son is looking forward to working with him again.
- Donna E. from Minneapolis, MN
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