Derek W. - Innovative Va Tech BSEE and UVa MBA Grad Specializing in Math

Derek W. - Innovative Va Tech BSEE and UVa MBA Grad Specializing in Math
$35 / hr
Greensboro, NC
(204)
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I absolutely love helping people understand math better. I have been tutoring math since my sophomore year at Virginia Tech--eons ago.

I have been a 'numbers person' all my life. I enjoyed math as a kid. I majored in electrical engineering in college. I enjoyed tutoring college math, engineering, and calculus during my days at Virginia Tech. After graduation, I worked as an engineer for a few years before returning to school. Some of my favorite moments were in helping high school students...
Reviews
Derek has been tutoring me in calculus for a few weeks now, and without him I would not be passing this class, much less making an A. He is very knowledgeable in this subject, and he is very patient. He is also very accommodating and tries to work around my schedule as much as possible. If your looking for a tutor, I would highly recommend Derek!
- Heather G. from Asheboro, NC
Derek's approach to Calculus is great. No judgement. Strengthened what was already known and explained in depth with patience what needed reinforcement. EXCELLENT TUTOR!
- Tatiana A. from Kernersville, NC
Taught Energy and Work for AP Physics C. Helped understand some major aspects of solving equations and help logically figure out the solution to the problem. He helped logically think through the problem set I had to do.
- Marie N. from Carlsbad, CA
My son met with Derek and felt very comfortable. His session was great. We are looking forward to a successful year. My son has used other tutors and always gets discouraged.
- Teronda M. from Greensboro, NC
Derek did a good job with my son who was reluctant to have a tutor at tall. Derek knew how to approach my son and help him see it was up to him, but would be beneficial for him. With the one other tutor my son had, he was very upset. My son was calm after Derek left and could see how this would help him...Thanks, Derek!
- Dawn T. from High Point, NC
Derek is a great, down to earth teacher who is great at taking complex math theory and explaining it in everyday context. I'm working on business math derivatives and logarithemic functions and he made it seem easy. Very helpful!
- Joshua S. from San Diego, CA
Derek in working with my granddaughter helped her identify where she had been making mistakes and increased her understanding of how she needed to apply what she knew to what was being asked.
- Meredith L. from Gaithersburg, MD
Derek is a great tutor. He goes very in depth to make sure you learn the material. He?s very patient, which helps in my case since I struggle with my subject so that helps a great deal.
- Ashlyn L. from Graham, NC
Derek helped my son with ACT math prep. Great instruction/explanation skills and good sense of humor. My son learned quite a lot while having a good time. Tutoring sessions don't have to be painful! Derek analyzed my Son's strengths and weaknesses and helped with problem areas while giving him confidence in his abilities to figure things out. I would highly recommend Derek.
- Anne marie D. from Jamestown, NC
Derek, was amazing...my son felt relieved and confident after this session. He took Nicky through his homework step by step. The online tutoring is amazing because Nicky was stuck with his homework and Derek responded withing the hour.
- Christina V. from Bronx, NY
Derek finally helped my daughter to understand her physics as no tutor or teacher at school has been able. She was so grateful and so are we!
- Jane G. from Atlanta, GA
Mr. Derek went over what Lamont is currently working on in class plus review patterns and graphing. I'm pleased and will continue the tutoring sessions.
- Latrice P. from Chester, VA
Derek seems very responsive to my son's needs. He has helped my son in the classroom and also prepare for the ACT and SAT. His thorough knowledge of calculus has made the tutoring sessions smooth. We will continue to schedule sessions with Derek as my son continues through AP calculus.
- Lori L. from High Point, NC
He helped a lot and was extremely patient! I will continue to ask him for help and schedule weekly sessions!
- Sydney S. from Greensboro, NC
Derek is without any doubt the best tutor we've ever used: he knows exactly how to break down math concepts so that the student gets them quickly. He's also flexible (so important with crazy schedules!), accommodating and just a generally all-around nice guy. I recommend him without reservation. If you have a high school student struggling with math, contact Derek first.
- Jane A. from Williamsburg, VA
I have been working with Derek for around 4 months now on SAT/ACT math prep and he has taught me with great patience. He has been able to find my learning style and my rate of learning and adjust his teaching to work for me. This is a great quality in a teacher that I so appreciate. Thanks for all you have taught me Derek! Max (11th grade)
- Tomomi R. from Richmond, VA
Derek took the time to work through each problem strategically. I learned a lot in a short period of time. Look forward to working with Derek in the future!
- Miquan J. from Richmond, VA
Derek has spent two sessions with my daughter so far. He is patient, understands the material, and is helping her gain confidence in math. She is understanding the concepts, and Derek is helping her to recognize where mistakes are made, how to correct them, and how to apply concepts during tests. He is making Algebra 2 less stressful, and hopefully it will help improve her grades.
- Kathy D. from Williamsburg, VA
My husband has been getting tutoring from Derek, he is great at encouraging him, and helping him get the most out of his lessons. He's very friendly and down to earth. I would highly recommend Derek, to anyone and at any age range!
- Anne E. from Petersburg, VA
Derek is a great tutor. We have only positive things to say about him. We are fully committed to his tutoring styles. It was frustrating trying to find a tutor. However, Wyzant solved our dilemma. We were truly blessed to find an academically qualified tutor able to communicate complex mathematical concepts in an easy-to-learn format. Yes, we unequivocally recommend Derek for his knowledge, professionalism, and enthusiasm with all things math. In addition, Derek is flexible and quickly responds to requests for additional tutoring. Derek is always right on time. There has been an almost immediate improvement in course grades. This was a wonderful change in our eyes. Yes, we highly recommend Derek as a professional math tutor! With the positive momentum gained working with Derek, there is no question in our minds that this will be a long-term working relationship. The results say it all. In a nutshell, Derek?s personal style and ability to relate to and communicate effectively, his experience teaching advanced levels of math, his ability to apply math concepts to real world situations, and his flexibility in working around our schedule, are all reasons for which we greatly enjoy working with Derek.
- Lady S. from Richmond, VA
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