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David T.

Fort Myers, FL

$45/hr

Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor for High School and College

Background check passed as of 11/24/13
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Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor for High School and College

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Experience. Knowledge. Patience. These are all qualities that you should look for in a tutor. I have had the pleasure of working with a myriad of students in the Southwest Florida area, and I have seen excellent results with my methods. I hold myself and my work to a very high standard, and because of this, I do not charge for any lesson where the student is not completely satisfied with the results. However, don't take my word for it - look at my feedback to see what some of my previous students have had to say about me.

>About Me:
I graduated summa cum laude from Osceola Fundamental High School and moved on to receive my Associate in Arts degree with honors from Saint Petersburg College. I am currently finishing my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Florida Gulf Coast University. Being one of the most active and growing WyzAnt tutors in Southwest Florida, I have had the pleasure of helping dozens of students realize their potential and improve their test scores greatly. It is always amazing to watch students turn their grades around and begin to love learning!

>Tutoring Style:
I specialize mainly in math and sciences, with my focus being more towards Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. I tutor all students from 6th grade through college, and can adjust to accommodate the individual's needs.
The actual tutoring process can vary quite a bit from student to student. For example, many of my current students like to go over assigned homework problems, where I help with any questions they have and give them instant feedback and tips to accomplish each problem in the best way possible. Others prefer to cover a lesson that they had trouble understanding in class, and then do practice problems from either a textbook or a PowerPoint presentation from the instructor. I will do whatever helps the student succeed to the best of their abilities.

>Scheduling:
I am available for regular weekly appointments most evenings, and I will work with you to find a time and day that fits your schedule and tutoring needs. Sessions can take place either at the FGCU library or the student's home, depending on preference. Also, please be aware of my cancellation policy - any lesson canceled or rescheduled within 8 hours of the scheduled appointment will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to 15 minutes of tutoring.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in scheduling a meeting with me, please feel free to send me an email. I look forward to meeting you and helping you succeed in your studies!

Testimonials

"Thank you David!"

- LUCY, Naples, FL on 6/3/14

"Exceeds expectations!"

- Thanh, Naples, FL on 10/25/14

"Great Tutor"

- Thomas, North Fort Myers, FL on 10/25/14

"Wonderful ACT Math Tutor!"

- Anne, Estero, FL on 7/22/14

"Great tutor! "

- Sophie, Naples, FL on 5/28/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Tammy, Newtown Square, PA on 5/27/14

"Best tutor"

- Oliver, Naples, FL on 11/17/13

"Great ACT Math Tutor"

- Tina, Fort Myers, FL on 11/17/13

"Very organized!"

- Judy, Naples, FL on 11/1/13

"Great tutor, is patient and thorough."

- Nicole, Fort Myers, FL on 10/8/13

"Great tutor"

- Jayln, Naples, FL on 9/16/13

"Excellent"

- Barb, Naples, FL on 9/15/13

"Good lesson"

- Milli, Fort Myers, FL on 9/6/13

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ACT English

All through high school, I took honors English classes. I passed all of these classes with straight As, and was among the top of each of the classes. On the ACT English portion specifically, I scored very well, and I have tutored several students on ACT-related material.

ACT Math

I have much experience in all of the Math subjects that are tested on the ACT test (Algebra, Geometry, etc), and have used the material from those classes for years. Math is one of my strongest core academic areas, and my test scores reflect that. I have also tutored several students on this very material, to great success.

ACT Reading

All through high school, I took honors English classes. I passed all of these classes with straight "A"s, and was among the top of each of the classes. I have also had an above average reading comprehension level since elementary school. On the reading portion of the ACT specifically, I scored very well, and I have tutored several students on ACT-related material. Many of my students have significantly improved their ACT scores after receiving my help.

ACT Science

I am a science major, so naturally science is my strongest academic area. My highest scoring section on the ACT was in the Science section, and I have since studied much more in the realm of science. I have also tutored several students on the ACT test to great success.

Adobe Photoshop

I took a graphic design class in high school, where we heavily used Photoshop to edit images and create graphics. Also, I spent a year doing marketing work for a company where I was in charge of designing and creating flyers and other graphic-based pieces. Photoshop was my primary tool for this task, and I have become quite proficient with it because of this.

Algebra 1

I took Algebra 1 when I was in 7th grade. I was in the MEGSSS program at my middle school, which put me two school years ahead of the average student in math. I have been using many of the concepts from this course in my furthered math classes. This is one of my most requested subjects for tutoring.

Algebra 2

I passed Algebra 2 with a grade of "A" in 9th grade. I have since practiced many of the skills and concepts I learned in that class in my furthered math classes. This includes everything up to Calculus - and I have practiced Algebra 2 to some extent every year because of this.

ASVAB

I have great experience with the material covered in the science and math portions of the ASVAB, since I am a science major (which requires a lot of math as well). I also have some hands-on experience with some of the more mechanical questions asked on the test (pertaining to automobiles, electronics, etc) from my previous work experience. On top of that, I am very familiar with how to approach studying for standardized tests such as this, and am very capable of assisting with building those skills.

Biology

I am currently pursuing a degree with a Chemistry major and a Biology minor. Because of this, I have a strong background in many areas of science, including Biology. I received all "A"s in Biology 1, and had an excellent professor, who covered much more material than the course required. I have tutored many students in this class as well.

Calculus

I took the AP Calculus test in my junior year of high school after passing the class with an "A". I scored a 4 out of 5 on the test, earning me the complete college credits. I also have tutored several students in AP Calculus both during and after my own personal time in the class.

Chemistry

Chemistry is my major as well as my passion. I have taken advanced chemistry classes in high school and received many "A+" grades from college-level chemistry courses. The bulk of my tutoring experience comes from helping students with this very subject, and I am always looking forward to taking on another.

GED

I passed all of my high school classes with above average marks, and was in accelerated or advanced placement classes the whole time. In addition to that, I have completed my first two years of college. This has granted me my Associate in Arts as well as a high school diploma.

General Computer

I have had a computer for most of my life, and learned to use them entirely on my own. I have also worked as a Technician at a computer and networking company, where I gained a much better understanding of computing. I am also very frequently helping family members learn how to perform basic functions on their computers (such as searching the internet, checking e-mail, paying bills online, etc.).

Geometry

I passed Geometry when I was in 8th grade in an accelerated math program. I had one of the highest grades in my class, and got "A"s on every assignment. Much of Geometry is needed in Calculus and Physics, so I have continued refreshing these concepts every year since, as well as tutoring several students on this very material.

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Excel for personal use for several years to keep track of budgets, bills, and other things. I have also used the program as a student to create spreadsheets for lab reports in many of my science classes. On a more professional level, I have had to use Excel at a previous job to keep track of client databases. I am capable of imputing functions into the cells - not just having the program act as a grid-based list. It is more than that, and that is what I tutor.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have several years' experience with Powerpoint, both as a student and a tutor. I have created countless presentations for various academic courses throughout my education, and many of them were quite complex. I have also tutored classmates in the past with Powerpoint to help them create more professional and effective presentations.

Microsoft Word

I have almost a decade of experience with Microsoft Word as both a personal and professional user. I have created many different documents of varying types and complexities for a previous employer, and have learned many of the "tips and tricks" to the software. This is a very important program to learn for business purposes, as it is capable of much more than simply recording type.

Organic Chemistry

I have completed and passed my Organic Chemistry I course at Saint Petersburg College (and the required laboratory course) with a grade of "A". I have also helped several students with this very course. One in particular, had a test grade turn-around of 2 letter grades ("D" to a "B") from my tutoring. I have also completed Organic Chemistry 2 (with lab) from Florida Gulf Coast University, which significantly helps me bring better understanding to my tutoring of Organic Chemistry in general.

Physical Science

When I was in 6th grade I was enrolled in the IMAST program at Pinellas Park Middle School, which was an advanced science program. This program continued through 8th grade, and had a large focus on physical science. I passed all of my related courses with straight "A"s and was among the top of the program.

Prealgebra

As you can see from my other math qualifications, mathematics is one of my strongest academic areas. I have experience tutoring in very advanced math courses as well as more beginner classes. Prealgebra is very familiar to me, and I have much experience tutoring at this level. This is the course that can be the "make or break" point for many students, and it is important to get a solid understanding of the material early on.

Precalculus

I took Precalculus two years before most students, and passed the class with an "A+". I later moved on to take AP Calculus and college-level Calculus 2 - both of which build off of the basics from this course. I have also tutored students in trig and precalc (very similar courses) to great success, and I continue to use much of this class in every math class I take.

PSAT

I scored an 1840 on my initial attempt at the SAT. My math score was my highest at 650 out of 800. And my reading score was 630 (also out of 800). I have tutored many students over the years on PSAT and SAT-related material to great success. I believe it is important to be prepared early for the test, so you can maximize scoring potential.

SAT Math

I scored an 1840 on my initial attempt at the SAT. My math score was my highest at 650 out of 800. This placed me in the 85% national percentile. I also have great experience as a tutor for the Math SAT, as this is one of my most requested subjects.

SAT Reading

I scored an 1840 on my initial attempt at the SAT. My Reading score was quite high at 630 out of 800. This placed me in the 85% national percentile. I also have great experience as a tutor for the Reading SAT, as this is one of my most requested subjects.

Trigonometry

I took Trigonometry two years before most students, and passed the class with an "A". I later moved on to take AP Calculus and college-level Calculus 2 - both of which use trigonometric concepts. I have also tutored students in trig and precalc (very similar courses) to great success.

David’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by David. View all of David’s resources

Hello, Mary.  The first step in this sort of problem is to understand what the current order of operations (PEMDAS - Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction - in that order) is.  So here we see that the first thing (as it is currently written) would...

Hello Manosh. The first step in this problem is to multiply everything inside the parenthesis by -2.  (-2) x (-4) + (-2) x (3c) - 2c  Which simplifies to... 8 - 6c - 2c Then, simplify like terms. 8 - 8c Which can also be simplified by pulling the common factor of 8 out...

I am not quite sure if you mean 9 times 2 or 9x times 2 (for the left side of the equation).  If it is x as a variable then this is how to solve the equation: 9x2=-7x-14 18x=-7x-14 (multiply the 9x by 2) 25x=-14 (add 7x to each side) x=-14/25 or -0.56 (divide both sides by 25) If...

Florida Gulf Coast University
Biochemistry

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University (Biochemistry)

Thank you David! — We appreciate all your dedication and support this past school year. Our daughter finished Algebra with an A!!! Your approach has given her confidence applying what you have taught her with tools and strategies in class and tests. I realize I mentioned this before but your approach to tutoring is exactly what is needed to succeed. You are a great listener and quick to adapt to your students' perso ...

— LUCY, Naples, FL on 6/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Cancellation of lessons within 8 hours includes a 15 minutes fee.

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Fort Myers, FL 33965.


About David

Experience. Knowledge. Patience. These are all qualities that you should look for in a tutor. I have had the pleasure of working with a myriad of students in the Southwest Florida area, and I have seen excellent results with my methods. I hold myself and my work to a very high standard, and because of this, I do not charge for any lesson where the student is not completely satisfied with the results. However, don't take my word for it - look at my feedback to see what some of my previous students have had to say about me.

>About Me:
I graduated summa cum laude from Osceola Fundamental High School and moved on to receive my Associate in Arts degree with honors from Saint Petersburg College. I am currently finishing my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Florida Gulf Coast University. Being one of the most active and growing WyzAnt tutors in Southwest Florida, I have had the pleasure of helping dozens of students realize their potential and improve their test scores greatly. It is always amazing to watch students turn their grades around and begin to love learning!

>Tutoring Style:
I specialize mainly in math and sciences, with my focus being more towards Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. I tutor all students from 6th grade through college, and can adjust to accommodate the individual's needs.
The actual tutoring process can vary quite a bit from student to student. For example, many of my current students like to go over assigned homework problems, where I help with any questions they have and give them instant feedback and tips to accomplish each problem in the best way possible. Others prefer to cover a lesson that they had trouble understanding in class, and then do practice problems from either a textbook or a PowerPoint presentation from the instructor. I will do whatever helps the student succeed to the best of their abilities.

>Scheduling:
I am available for regular weekly appointments most evenings, and I will work with you to find a time and day that fits your schedule and tutoring needs. Sessions can take place either at the FGCU library or the student's home, depending on preference. Also, please be aware of my cancellation policy - any lesson canceled or rescheduled within 8 hours of the scheduled appointment will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to 15 minutes of tutoring.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in scheduling a meeting with me, please feel free to send me an email. I look forward to meeting you and helping you succeed in your studies!

Testimonials

"Thank you David!"

- LUCY, Naples, FL on 6/3/14

"Exceeds expectations!"

- Thanh, Naples, FL on 10/25/14

"Great Tutor"

- Thomas, North Fort Myers, FL on 10/25/14

"Wonderful ACT Math Tutor!"

- Anne, Estero, FL on 7/22/14

"Great tutor! "

- Sophie, Naples, FL on 5/28/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Tammy, Newtown Square, PA on 5/27/14

"Best tutor"

- Oliver, Naples, FL on 11/17/13

"Great ACT Math Tutor"

- Tina, Fort Myers, FL on 11/17/13

"Very organized!"

- Judy, Naples, FL on 11/1/13

"Great tutor, is patient and thorough."

- Nicole, Fort Myers, FL on 10/8/13

"Great tutor"

- Jayln, Naples, FL on 9/16/13

"Excellent"

- Barb, Naples, FL on 9/15/13

"Good lesson"

- Milli, Fort Myers, FL on 9/6/13
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Education

Florida Gulf Coast University
Biochemistry

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University (Biochemistry)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Cancellation of lessons within 8 hours includes a 15 minutes fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fort Myers, FL 33965

David’s Subjects

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.


David’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by David. View all of David’s resources

Hello, Mary.  The first step in this sort of problem is to understand what the current order of operations (PEMDAS - Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction - in that order) is.  So here we see that the first thing (as it is currently written) would...

Hello Manosh. The first step in this problem is to multiply everything inside the parenthesis by -2.  (-2) x (-4) + (-2) x (3c) - 2c  Which simplifies to... 8 - 6c - 2c Then, simplify like terms. 8 - 8c Which can also be simplified by pulling the common factor of 8 out...

I am not quite sure if you mean 9 times 2 or 9x times 2 (for the left side of the equation).  If it is x as a variable then this is how to solve the equation: 9x2=-7x-14 18x=-7x-14 (multiply the 9x by 2) 25x=-14 (add 7x to each side) x=-14/25 or -0.56 (divide both sides by 25) If...


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