Personal Statement

As a test prep tutor, Derek assists students who are taking the SAT, ACT, or GRE for the first time and also those interested in improving their previous scores. Sessions include teaching in all pertinent subject areas (Language Arts, Math, Reading Comprehension, Science, and Writing) as well as helpful test-taking strategies. In addition to test prep, he also provides content support for High School students to augment their classroom learning.

His teaching style is supportive, thorough, and patient. He works very hard to constantly encourage students in their abilities, while challenging them with mastery of concepts. He thinks one of his biggest strengths in connecting with students is providing an almost instant comfort level with them. When students are comfortable, they tend to be less resistant to guidance, and less hesitant to ask questions.

In Person and Online Tutoring


Experienced Teacher and Mentor


  • B.A. Philosophy A.A. Architectural Technology
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • ACT Math
  • ACT Science
  • Algebra
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • Geometry
  • GRE English and Reading
  • GRE Math
  • History
  • Online Tutoring
  • Pre-Calculus
  • PSAT
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SAT Math
  • Study Skills
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Trigonometry
  • Writing