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I am a discerning, highly motivated individual who is passionate about providing an outstanding learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students. I am a sophomore at St. Louis Community College Meramec and will be obtaining an Associates of Arts in Teaching next semester.

I have two years experience tutoring sixth through eighth grade through the A+ Tutoring Program. I have tutored at-risk students, students struggling in specific subjects, those with special learning needs, and those in the gifted program. I am more than comfortable tutoring all core classes at the middle school level.

While in high school I studied rigorously for my ACT while applying to various colleges. I improved my initial score by five points, scoring a 31 composite. Because of my experience and success with the test, coupled with my understanding of critical concepts and important test skills, I am excited to pass on my ACT knowledge to current high school students! I also have ample experience with the college admissions process and the scholarship application process. I am quite capable assisting high school students in their core classes as well. I am most passionate about mathematics and am excited to tutor math at all levels ??? up to an including College Algebra and Trigonometry.

I am a natural born teacher and try to instill in everyone a fundamental curiosity of the world around them. Through a multi-faceted approach to teaching, and through honest communication, each student molds my sessions over time to best suit them. Mastery of prerequisite information, practical application of concepts, and a willingness to fail are underlying themes of my teaching style.

Outside of academia, I spend most of my time with my girlfriend of almost two years. I inline skate regularly in the summer months, and stretch daily, incorporating yoga when I can. I enjoy exercise and sports of any kind, and have a particular affinity towards baseball, which I played competitively through high school.

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Derek’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: St Louis Community College Meramec - Current Undergrad, General Transfer Studies

Test Scores

ACT English: 33

ACT Reading: 31


Gardening, inline skating, skiing, yoga, baseball, and basketball

Tutoring Subjects


ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills



College English


Essay Editing


High School English

Homework Support


Middle School Math




Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep


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