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Dave S.

Hercules, CA

$50/hr

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/5/14
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

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Hi, my name is Dave.

I have tutored hundreds of students. Although many came to me afraid of math, most of them left with a well-earned sense of confidence and mastery. You will too. I promise that you will learn what you want to know.

My style is personable, engaging, and easygoing. I have extensive knowledge of pretty much all of math through the end of college, and of statistics well beyond that. I'm good at zeroing in on precisely what's giving you trouble, and will break each problem into pieces you can understand and learn.

While a grad student at UC Berkeley, I received the University teaching award for statistics, and my undergraduate students consistently gave me the top rating in the department. While there, I tutored professors, grad students, and undergrads in math, advanced statistics, experimental design, and analysis. I have also tutored many high school students.

I have worked for both Kaplan and McGraw-Hill designing testing materials for tests such as the SAT/ACT and GRE. I know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed and how to maximize your score, and am happy to share my knowledge with you.

I thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Dave

Testimonials

"Very encouraging and determined to help even the toughest cases understand math"

- Kristen, Vacaville, CA on 9/15/13

"Truly a 5 Star Tutor!"

- Doris, Hercules, CA on 11/20/14

"Excellent Tutor, Very Patient"

- Leticia, Hercules, CA on 1/22/14

"Great!"

- Christina, Lafayette, CA on 7/18/13

"Goes the extra mile"

- Trevor, Rohnert Park, CA on 4/24/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biostatistics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Economics
University of California, Berkely
Master's

Education

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (Economics)

University of California, Berkely (Master's)

Very encouraging and determined to help even the toughest cases understand math — Dave had his hands full with me, struggling to remember and understand math as I prepared for the GRE 13 years after taking any math courses. Not only did he very patiently teach me to understand equations and solve complex math problems, but he also helped me to understand the value of math in the context of the work I hope to do in and after graduate school. I would recommend Dave as a tutor wi ...

— Kristen, Vacaville, CA on 9/15/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

10% discount for lessons between 10 am and 11:45 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Travel policy

Dave will travel within 3 miles of Hercules, CA 94547.


About Dave

Hi, my name is Dave.

I have tutored hundreds of students. Although many came to me afraid of math, most of them left with a well-earned sense of confidence and mastery. You will too. I promise that you will learn what you want to know.

My style is personable, engaging, and easygoing. I have extensive knowledge of pretty much all of math through the end of college, and of statistics well beyond that. I'm good at zeroing in on precisely what's giving you trouble, and will break each problem into pieces you can understand and learn.

While a grad student at UC Berkeley, I received the University teaching award for statistics, and my undergraduate students consistently gave me the top rating in the department. While there, I tutored professors, grad students, and undergrads in math, advanced statistics, experimental design, and analysis. I have also tutored many high school students.

I have worked for both Kaplan and McGraw-Hill designing testing materials for tests such as the SAT/ACT and GRE. I know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed and how to maximize your score, and am happy to share my knowledge with you.

I thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Dave

Testimonials

"Very encouraging and determined to help even the toughest cases understand math"

- Kristen, Vacaville, CA on 9/15/13

"Truly a 5 Star Tutor!"

- Doris, Hercules, CA on 11/20/14

"Excellent Tutor, Very Patient"

- Leticia, Hercules, CA on 1/22/14

"Great!"

- Christina, Lafayette, CA on 7/18/13

"Goes the extra mile"

- Trevor, Rohnert Park, CA on 4/24/13
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Education

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Economics
University of California, Berkely
Master's

Education

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (Economics)

University of California, Berkely (Master's)


Tutor Policies

10% discount for lessons between 10 am and 11:45 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Hercules, CA 94547

Dave’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biostatistics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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