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David R.

Effective and Patient HS and College Sciences, and K-8 Subjects Tutor

Boise, ID (83704)

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This marvelous career as a teacher (a career that I love) comes from a lifelong love of learning. I know firsthand--after four years of university, four years of dental school, six months as a General Dental Practice Resident, and one year in graduate school--why diligence and perseverance leads to learning and its rewards.

I specialize in tutoring biological sciences (anatomy, physiology, genetics, microbiology, general biology, and zoology) and dental sciences (nutrition, dental pharmacology, and oral microbiology) and K-8 subjects (science, math, vocabulary, and spelling) for success in K-8, high school, college, and dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.

I've always held myself to a high standard. I welcome feedback, but the paramount feedback is a student validating their competency.

As an educator, I have tutored thousands of students to help them reach their goals. I do not judge, and I stress the importance of self-worth. I practice "tell, show, and do." I tell a student about the topic; then I show them how to interpret that topic. Last, I have them explain it me in their own words. I do not move on to new topics unless I am satisfied that the student understands the topic.

To ensure that the students have a quiet and comfortable study space, I tutor in my living room. However, I am very willing to travel to another location that is convenient (and within 20 miles or less from my home) to you.

I charge my regular rate for cancellations that are made less than 24 hours in advance. I offer one opportunity for a make-up session if it is made within 5 business days of the original tutoring session.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.

There is no end in sight to knowledge and learning; learning is insight to knowledge.

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David’s subjects

Anatomy, Biology, Dentistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
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I was diagnosed, by a licensed psychologist, with Aspergers on January 9, 2014. This diagnosis explained many of my social problems. I have learned, as an adult, how to cope with this developmental disorder which enabled me to become a dentist, and then a teacher and an administrator of dental hygiene and dental assisting students.

I have tutored numerous students with Aspergers during my 24 years of teaching.

I understand how they need to be taught.

In addition, I have two children with Aspergers, and I have been able to tutor, critique, explain, be very understanding of their disabilities during their lives.


In June 1983, I graduated, with a DDS, from New York University College of Dentistry.

From July through December 1983, I was a General Dental Practice Resident at Center in Queens, NY.

I was a practicing chair side dentist, and a volunteer attending dentist in the Dental Department in Nassau Community Medical Center in Garden City, NY, for 6 years, until complications of back surgery left me disabled.

For 14 years, I was the chair of three dental hygiene and three dental assisting programs in which I taught almost every class.


I took a genetics class in college and in graduate school.

Genetics was included in my general biology and human anatomy and physiology curricula, which I taught for 10 years.

I taught senior-level genetics at a state university in Georgia.


I took and passed Nutrition while in dental school.

From 2000 through 2013 I developed the syllabus and curriculum for Biochemical and Nutritional aspects of Dental Hygiene.

I taught Biochemical and Nutritional aspects of Dental Hygiene for 5 years.

I took continuing education on Nutrition topics.


I took Pharmacology in dental school.

I was taught more pharmacology while a General Dental Practice Resident.

I created and developed the syllabus and curriculum for Dental Pharmacology which I taught for 13 years.

I attended numerous continuing dental education seminars on the newest pharmacologic agents.


I took general biology and comparative vertebrate anatomy which included zoology of invertebrates and vertebrates.

I also took ecology, marine biology (which included zoology of invertebrates and vertebrates), protozoology, and parasitology.

Zoology was a major component of my general biology curriculum, which I taught for ten years.

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Adelphi University Garden City, NY (Bachelor's of Sciences) (Biology)

New York University College of Dentistry, NY, NY (Doctor of Dental Surgery) (Other)

Adelphi University Garden City, NY (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I tutor only 1 student at a time. I charge my regular rate for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance. I allow for a make-up session within 5 business days of the original session.

Travel policy

David will travel within 15 miles of Boise, ID 83704.

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