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University of South Florida (Business Economics)
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) 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… Read more
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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 through email, assessing my strengths & weaknesses to devise a plan. He was available after meeting if I needed him. College Statistics is not an easy course, but David made it understandable in a short amount of time. If you need a great tutor, look no further!
David is very pleasant, reliable, and punctual. My son found the lessons to be very helpful. David explained the concepts in a way that he could understand, better than his high school teacher. I would highly recommend him!
Well worth the money. He came prepared and is an excellent tutor/teacher. He's also proactive and forward thinking, which is what most of us need. I'm looking forward to many more lessons with him.
Don't take a chance with your future. Forget the rest, get the best. Thanks David.
David is an amazing teacher. He knows how to reach his student and make the time spent very productive. He was able to guide my granddaughter through the SAT study guide with ease, giving her the confidence needed to test well. Scores improved greatly, under David's guidance.
So far we have had 2 lessons for my daughter, David is very professional, organized and patient. He relates well to my daughter and she is comfortable with his teaching style. At each lesson he gives her specific areas to focus on prior to the next lesson. I feel fortunate to have found David, I was initially given a tutor that her math teacher recommended (retired math teacher) but I felt that David would be a much better fit and I am very happy I went with him.
David is very professional during his lessons. He is organized, and seems to have a lesson plan in place so as not to repeat or waste any time over irrelevant material.
David is a great tutor!!! He is knowledgeable and puts things in terms that I can understand. Also, his schedule is flexible, which is great because I'm a full time college student. Two thumbs up!!!
To date, my daughter has had three tutorial sessions with David. He has been most patient, accommodating with schedule changes, and very motivating. My daughter feels more confident in tackling her challenging/demanding AP and honors classes.
David is both very patient and a gifted tutor: somehow he manages to make math interesting. My son absolutely hates math, but he will sit and do math with David for two hours with no complaint. His grades on quizzes have gone from F's to A's in just a few weeks. I only wish we had started the tutoring earlier in the semester, or even years ago. My son might not have developed his "math anxiety" in the first place if he had a teacher like David.
I have been thrilled with David's tutoring of my daughter. He is an effective teacher who knows how to present things in a way that is easy to understand for the learner. I don't think my daughter would have survived high school math without him.
Before we hired David, my son, who is a football player, said he felt like a "dumb Jock" because of his grade of 70 in Algebra. After 3 lessons with David, my son told me he feels like he's good at math after all. I am excited for my son and looking forward to a better school year as a result. Update: my son is now in the next year of school, doing geometry, and doing well.
We also used David for our homeschooled daughter, who has been unconventionally schooled,and he is understanding about her educational needs, works very well with her, and she is comfortable with him. They made great progress the first session and we are certain David is the right person to help her further her education while pursuing an athletic career as an equestrian.
11/04/2012 Review update: my son continues to make 100 in his Geometry class even though he doesn't have David any more. His confidence has been restored and David rekindled his enjoyment of learning. My daughter is enjoying doing math with David and feels confident about it and likes David. David has also gone out of his way to personally show the kids he cares about them. In addition, he's inspired me to brush up on my own math skills and I'm studying for the SAT myself!
David is caring, thorough, patient, reliable and goes the extra mile. He very accessible and flexible - even on the weekend!
David has had many sessions with my son and has set goals for every session and a work plan according to when my son will be taking the next ACT and SAT. We are very pleased to see the fast progress that our son has made and that he enjoys reviewing and learning with David.
My request of David was a bit different, in that I was not requesting tutoring per se but rather the preparation of an Excel spreadsheet formula for calculating accrued interest on a business account. The formula had to take into account running principal balances that varied not only by monthly additions to principal but by intermittent partial payments and somewhat awkward per diem calculations. David's work product was perfect, and -- amazingly -- was emailed to me within 24 hours of my initial inquiry. He followed up with a personal visit to our office the next day to provide some last minute changes and advice that proved very helpful. I previously had zero experience with Excel, but David's temperament and personality made me very comfortable, especially when I found it necessary to ask some relatively basic questions about the Excel software. I could not have been more pleased. Thank you, David.
David displays patience and is supremely knowledgeable in the area chosen to assist in. He has provided invaluable information to us in the four sessions he'd conducted. I highly recommend this young man for his abilities to convey key information and cut to the chase regarding knowledge needed.
David is a great SAT and ACT tutor. Very prompt, thorough, knowledgeable and professional. We highly recommend him and Wyzant.
Once again a great experience. When I asked my son on a scale of 1-10 how much his lessons with David helped him, his answer was a 10 1/2!!!
My daughter had David for tutoring in college Statistics for 10 tutoring sessions. She was taking a dual-enrolled college Statistics class and would not have been able to get through without David's help. David gave some great tips for how to handle class load, how to study for class/exam, as well as a very thorough down-to-earth explanation of statistics. My daughter decided to stay in this college statistics class rather than withdraw, and because of the tutoring help she had the highest grade in the class and ended up with an A. More importantly, I feel confident she had a much better grasp of statistics from tutoring with David than what she had from the college professor. Absolutely worth the time, money and effort. Our heartfelt thanks to David for giving her the skills and confidence to see it through!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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