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Tutor profile: Derek D.

Derek D.
Aspiring Teacher and Professional Philosopher
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About Derek

About Derek
I'm finishing my Bachelor's Degree at UC Davis in Philosophy with a minor in Latin. I received an Associates Degree in Mathematics from Sacramento City College. I aspire to receive a teaching credential in English and Latin and my PhD in Philosophy.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I've been tutoring for three years in Mathematics, but also have been informally teaching English to International Students. I worked as a TA for an Elementary Algebra course, and interned in a 9th grade English and Classics class.
University of California - Davis
Bachelor's Degree
2017 - 2020
Sacramento City College
Associate's Degree
2015 - 2017
Sacramento City College
Associate's Degree
2015 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Partners in Intercultural Exchange, Student Advisory Committee
2018 - Present
- Assisted international students’ improve their formal and conversational English. - Spent one-on-one time with over 10 international students every week introducing them to US customs and culture over a quarter. - Planned, executed, and cleaned large scale events including the Welcome Events (~100 attendees), and the Halloween Social (~50 attendees). - Networked and developed personal correspondence with international students over the course of a quarter.
Holmes Junior High, Davis CA, Student Intern
2020 - 2020
- Interned for a 9th grade teacher’s English and Classics course for Winter 2020 - Coordinated a lecture about Ancient Mythological Cults and creatively developed a project for students to create a Mythological God and build a Hymn for their god. - Shadowed the teacher with curious questions and tutored students with my expertise.
Sacramento City Community College, Master Tutor
2017 - 2020
- Online tutoring using Zoom Whiteboard to tutor students during the COVID-19 crisis. - Co-created HTML, CSS, and Javascript software for tracking students’ trends and growth. - Assist students’ 5-15 hours a week in all levels of lower division math courses aiming for conceptual understanding. These courses are Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. - Students who attended sessions improved by 15% in math coursework. - Coordinated with a team to deliver professional classroom pitches...
Sacramento City College, Student Instructional Assistant
2017 - 2017
- Tutored 5-7 undergraduate students in elementary algebra in a group setting. - Increased students’ confidence in the subject area and helped to improve students’ academic performance. - Held individual office hours for students. - Coordinated in a team effort with the main professor

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