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David N.

Cambridge, MA

$45/hr

English, Social Studies and History Teacher, Tutor

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English, Social Studies and History Teacher, Tutor

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I lived in Florida for fifteen years during which I attended two Graduate Schools (the U. of Florida, Gainesville in Anthropology and School of Library Science in Tallahassee) from 1982-1994. During that period I substitute taught in four Florida counties, Dade (Miami), Leon (Tallahassee) Charlotte (Port Charlotte) and Alachua (Gainesville). I also tutored high school and middle school students in SAT Math and English. For the past 10 years I worked as periodicals librarian at Social Law Library, Boston in the John Adams Building, below the Appeals and Supreme Judicial Courts. During that time I briefly tutored U. Mass (College) students in anthropology.
I'm married, live in Cambridge with my wife, who works at Harvard Health Service and my son, 19 and mother-in-law,86. My interests are in American history, world geography and politics, sports, hiking and reading. My approach to tutoring is to first gather an overview of the student's abilities, strengths and weaknesses, as well as the type of teaching method which would be most effective with the particular student's nature and interests. For example, with a person who has difficulty with abstract concepts, I would look for 'hands-on' practical questions and solutions to problems which offer much participation and when possible, relevant correspondence to the student's own life situation. With more advanced pupils, finding streamlined, time-saving methods to solving complex issues, be they verbal or abstract would be developed and practiced.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of California, Santa Cruz
Northeastern University, Anthropology
Graduate Coursework
University of Florida, Anthropology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

Northeastern University, Anthropology (Graduate Coursework)

University of Florida, Anthropology (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.


About David

I lived in Florida for fifteen years during which I attended two Graduate Schools (the U. of Florida, Gainesville in Anthropology and School of Library Science in Tallahassee) from 1982-1994. During that period I substitute taught in four Florida counties, Dade (Miami), Leon (Tallahassee) Charlotte (Port Charlotte) and Alachua (Gainesville). I also tutored high school and middle school students in SAT Math and English. For the past 10 years I worked as periodicals librarian at Social Law Library, Boston in the John Adams Building, below the Appeals and Supreme Judicial Courts. During that time I briefly tutored U. Mass (College) students in anthropology.
I'm married, live in Cambridge with my wife, who works at Harvard Health Service and my son, 19 and mother-in-law,86. My interests are in American history, world geography and politics, sports, hiking and reading. My approach to tutoring is to first gather an overview of the student's abilities, strengths and weaknesses, as well as the type of teaching method which would be most effective with the particular student's nature and interests. For example, with a person who has difficulty with abstract concepts, I would look for 'hands-on' practical questions and solutions to problems which offer much participation and when possible, relevant correspondence to the student's own life situation. With more advanced pupils, finding streamlined, time-saving methods to solving complex issues, be they verbal or abstract would be developed and practiced.

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz
Northeastern University, Anthropology
Graduate Coursework
University of Florida, Anthropology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

Northeastern University, Anthropology (Graduate Coursework)

University of Florida, Anthropology (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138

David’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


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