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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Hercules, CA (94547)

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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.



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ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
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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 from Vacaville, CA on 9/15/13);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Dave will travel within 11 miles of Hercules, CA 94547.

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