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David B.

Palm Bay, FL

$60/hr

Professional Tutor and National Merit Scholar with Perfect SAT Math

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Background check passed as of 5/28/14

Professional Tutor and National Merit Scholar with Perfect SAT Math

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Welcome to my WyzAnt profile page! My name is David, and I'm a full-time tutor with over five years of experience. I excelled academically in high school and college, where I started my journey as a tutor, and I thoroughly enjoy helping my students learn and grow (especially those who are convinced that they're not capable of mastering a particular subject). Although most students and their families reach out to me for help in math, I also do a significant amount of tutoring in other academic subjects. I tutor students online through WyzAnt's online tutoring platform AND in-person in Brevard County, Florida. Thank you for taking time to learn more about me and my tutoring service!

My Personal Academic Achievements
In high school, I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Math and in the 700's on both SAT Reading and SAT Writing; I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, and ACT Science; I'm a National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, and I scored a five of five on the AP Calculus exam; I have a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude; I'm an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society) and coauthor of a political science textbook, "Politics in Florida"; I've held analytical roles with Fortune 100 companies, and I'm interested in innovative educational technology.

My Tutoring Schedule and Meeting Locations
Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Starbucks in Viera (7351 Shoppes Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940)
Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, online or at The Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay (5151 Babcock Street Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905)

"Phenomenal tutor! Exceeded my expectations! "

- Mica, Palm Bay, FL on 6/26/14

"Perfect tutor for my son!"

- Wendy, Melbourne, FL on 5/8/14

"Proactive and Forward-Thinking"

- Tim, Rockledge, FL on 2/28/14

"Awesome!!!"

- Margo, Satellite Beach, FL on 10/28/13

"Great tutor."

- Cheryl, Merritt Island, FL on 9/30/13

"Great tutor!"

- Beverly, Rockledge, FL on 9/23/13

"Great tutor!!!"

- Tiffany, Melbourne, FL on 7/21/13

"Always Available & Highly Encouraging"

- Lauren, Melbourne, FL on 11/24/12

"Awesome tutor! Highly recommend!"

- Michele, Merritt Island, FL on 11/17/12

"David is a fantastic tutor"

- Danna, Melbourne, FL on 11/11/12

"Confidence builder"

- Deidre, Kissimmee, FL on 11/4/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Christine, Satellite Beach, FL on 9/10/12

"Excellent Tutor - Very Organized"

- Sharon, Saint Cloud, FL on 9/4/12

"Excellent in every respect"

- Van, Melbourne, FL on 8/31/12

"PHENOMENAL TUTOR"

- Janet, Cocoa, FL on 7/28/12

"David is a great Tutor!"

- Lisa, Satellite Beach, FL on 6/7/12

"Excellent lesson"

- Lisa, Glen Saint Mary, FL on 5/25/12

"Overall Review of Tutoring with David"

- Maria, Melbourne, FL on 12/6/11
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
English, Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Statistics,
Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

The ACT English test includes multiple-choice questions and an essay. One tip for the multiple-choice questions is to beware of answer choices that fix the original error but create a different error somewhere in the sentence.

ACT Math

In high school, I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT Math, and I did so without a calculator! Learn from my mistake, and check the ACT restricted calculator list before test day.

ACT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile when I took the ACT Reading in high school.

The most common ACT Reading myth that I've encountered is that you don't need to read the passages before answering the questions. While it's true that you only have 35 minutes to answer 40 questions (not including reading the passages), you won't get ahead by cutting corners. Read the passages, and you'll actually save time because you won't be doing a lot of rereading.

ACT Science

I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT Science when I took it in high school.

If you're prepping for the ACT Science by reviewing your high school biology, chemistry, and physics notes, you're wasting your time! Most students are surprised to find just how little scientific knowledge is required to answer ACT Science questions.

ADD/ADHD

Through the years, I've tutored many students with ADD/ADHD. When I tutor students with ADD/ADHD, students whose parents have explained won't do anything academic for more than half an hour, will sit and study math for hours with me without complaint. I find that with ADD/ADHD students, it's important to take cues from them about when they're getting bored with a particular topic.

Algebra 1

Countless students hit a wall when they reach algebra. I think this can be attributed to the fact that algebra problems are significantly more complex than pre-algebra problems, and this exposes gaps in understanding.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a critical point in the typical high school curriculum because success in this course often determines whether a student will have the opportunity to take calculus in high school.

ASVAB

I am an expert in standardized testing, and I tutor the following ASVAB subjects: Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK).

Calculus

I scored a 5 of 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam in high school, and I've helped countless college students pass their calculus courses. Calculus is the gateway to degrees in business, technology, medicine, engineering, sciences, etc. I tutor AP Calculus AB and the first semester college calculus course.

Elementary Math

I applaud the uncommon parents who take the initiative to hire a tutor to help enrich their elementary school children's math education. Like saving for retirement, a small investment early in life can grow into something great.

GED

Passing the GED test is not as easy as people often make it out to be. The biggest challenge is formulating a study plan and sticking to it. While getting your GED takes hard work, it's certainly worth it, and it's growing closer in public perception to a high school diploma.

Geometry

I've helped many students through geometry courses from beginning to end. When learning geometry concepts, I believe it's vitally important that students learn not only how but, more importantly, why things work.

GMAT

I have demonstrated that I know not only how to excel on tests like the GMAT, but also how to teach others to do the same.

GRE

I'm an expert in helping students improve their scores on standardized tests, including the GRE, an important piece of your graduate school admissions application. I am qualified to tutor all three sections of the General Test (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing) and the Mathematics Subject Test.

Microsoft Excel

I have a high level of expertise in Microsoft Excel, developed through years of formal training and professional experiences using Excel on a daily basis working in diverse settings.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have a high level of expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint, developed through years of formal training and professional experiences using PowerPoint on a daily basis working in diverse settings.

Microsoft Word

I have a high level of expertise in Microsoft Word, developed through years of formal training and professional experiences using Word on a daily basis working in diverse settings.

Prealgebra

I'm a math expert and have extensive experience tutoring at all levels of the subject. I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Math and have worked with many algebra and prealgebra students.

Precalculus

Precalculus covers a wide variety of topics, and many classes move very quickly in order to cover everything. I've tutored many precaclulus students, and it takes a lot of work to ace this class.

PSAT

My own score on the PSAT earned me a National Merit Scholarship worth nearly $50,000. In addition to the possibility of earning a National Merit Scholarship, the PSAT also provides an invaluable opportunity to prepare for the actual SAT.

SAT Math

I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Math when I took it in high school.

Here's a free tip. Are you running out of time on the "split" math sections (the ones with multiple-choice AND gridded-response questions)? If so, don't waste time on the hard multiple-choice questions before you've done the easy gridded-response questions. They're all worth the same point value!

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT Reading when I took it in high school. While reading comprehension is a skill developed over years of practice, I teach students how to effectively apply the skills and knowledge they already have to learn to pick the best answer to seemingly subjective questions. I teach students the best process by which to answer sentence completion (vocab) questions, as well as how to answer passage-based questions.

SAT Writing

I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT Writing when I took it in high school. I teach students how to write top-scoring essays by understanding the grading priorities, as well as how to excel on the multiple-choice questions.

Statistics

Statistics can be very confusing, especially for adult students who haven't taken a math course in some time. I help students learn not only how to use the formulas, but also gain an understanding of the underlying concepts.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry, a subject often taught in a geometry or precalculus course, is difficult for many students to grasp. Learning trigonometry is especially challenging for students who try to memorize, rather than understand, the concepts. I've helped many students learn trigonometry.

David’s Resources

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9/8=15/3x+4 (answer)

Hi Michelle,   First, I want to confirm that your problem is presented accurately. I'm assuming that the right-hand side of the equation has the entire expression "3x+4" in the denominator, as opposed to "15/(3x) + 4." This makes a big difference in the solution...

Hi Alexandra,   I strongly recommend that you draw a diagram for this problem and label all of the parts of the diagram with the measurements provided.   Then, you need to determine which arithmetic operation should be used to answer this question. Should you add, subtract,...

University of South Florida
Business Economics

Education

University of South Florida (Business Economics)

Phenomenal tutor! Exceeded my expectations! — Initially I thought that David's hourly rate was out of my budget, due to the amount of hours I thought I'd need. He is worth every penny and then some! My only complaint is that I wish I'd found him sooner. He is extremely organized and thorough, words cannot express my gratitude towards him. He is very professional, and prior to meeting he spent a great amount of time with me on the phone and th ...

— Mica, Palm Bay, FL on 6/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Cancellations with less than 36 hours notice will be billed for the entire lesson time at the full rate, regardless of reason for cancellation.

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Palm Bay, FL 32905.


About David

Welcome to my WyzAnt profile page! My name is David, and I'm a full-time tutor with over five years of experience. I excelled academically in high school and college, where I started my journey as a tutor, and I thoroughly enjoy helping my students learn and grow (especially those who are convinced that they're not capable of mastering a particular subject). Although most students and their families reach out to me for help in math, I also do a significant amount of tutoring in other academic subjects. I tutor students online through WyzAnt's online tutoring platform AND in-person in Brevard County, Florida. Thank you for taking time to learn more about me and my tutoring service!

My Personal Academic Achievements
In high school, I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Math and in the 700's on both SAT Reading and SAT Writing; I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, and ACT Science; I'm a National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, and I scored a five of five on the AP Calculus exam; I have a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude; I'm an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society) and coauthor of a political science textbook, "Politics in Florida"; I've held analytical roles with Fortune 100 companies, and I'm interested in innovative educational technology.

My Tutoring Schedule and Meeting Locations
Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Starbucks in Viera (7351 Shoppes Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940)
Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, online or at The Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay (5151 Babcock Street Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905)

Testimonials

"Phenomenal tutor! Exceeded my expectations! "

- Mica, Palm Bay, FL on 6/26/14

"Perfect tutor for my son!"

- Wendy, Melbourne, FL on 5/8/14

"Proactive and Forward-Thinking"

- Tim, Rockledge, FL on 2/28/14

"Awesome!!!"

- Margo, Satellite Beach, FL on 10/28/13

"Great tutor."

- Cheryl, Merritt Island, FL on 9/30/13

"Great tutor!"

- Beverly, Rockledge, FL on 9/23/13

"Great tutor!!!"

- Tiffany, Melbourne, FL on 7/21/13

"Always Available & Highly Encouraging"

- Lauren, Melbourne, FL on 11/24/12

"Awesome tutor! Highly recommend!"

- Michele, Merritt Island, FL on 11/17/12

"David is a fantastic tutor"

- Danna, Melbourne, FL on 11/11/12

"Confidence builder"

- Deidre, Kissimmee, FL on 11/4/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Christine, Satellite Beach, FL on 9/10/12

"Excellent Tutor - Very Organized"

- Sharon, Saint Cloud, FL on 9/4/12

"Excellent in every respect"

- Van, Melbourne, FL on 8/31/12

"PHENOMENAL TUTOR"

- Janet, Cocoa, FL on 7/28/12

"David is a great Tutor!"

- Lisa, Satellite Beach, FL on 6/7/12

"Excellent lesson"

- Lisa, Glen Saint Mary, FL on 5/25/12

"Overall Review of Tutoring with David"

- Maria, Melbourne, FL on 12/6/11

Education

University of South Florida
Business Economics

Education

University of South Florida (Business Economics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Cancellations with less than 36 hours notice will be billed for the entire lesson time at the full rate, regardless of reason for cancellation.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Palm Bay, FL 32905

David’s Subjects

English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
English, Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Statistics,
Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Proofreading, 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.


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

9/8=15/3x+4 (answer)

Hi Michelle,   First, I want to confirm that your problem is presented accurately. I'm assuming that the right-hand side of the equation has the entire expression "3x+4" in the denominator, as opposed to "15/(3x) + 4." This makes a big difference in the solution...

Hi Alexandra,   I strongly recommend that you draw a diagram for this problem and label all of the parts of the diagram with the measurements provided.   Then, you need to determine which arithmetic operation should be used to answer this question. Should you add, subtract,...


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