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Dave M.

Pittsburgh, PA

$40/hr

Certified secondary English teacher and tutor with a Master's degree

Background check passed as of 9/17/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Certified secondary English teacher and tutor with a Master's degree

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I have been working in English education since 1995. I am a certified teacher with a Master's degree in English Education. I have several years of experience as a private tutor, and I offer English lessons to high school or college students who need some help with their English studies at school. I specialize in writing and literature lessons, but I can offer virtually any kind of help with English.

Testimonials

"Simply the BEST!"

- Debbie, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/7/13
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

English

I have classroom experience as a secondary English teacher, as well as several years of experience as a private tutor. My undergraduate degree was in English, I am certified to teach secondary English, and I have a Master's degree in English education.

Grammar

As a secondary English teacher and private tutor, I have taught grammar to many students. Grammar is one of my strongest areas.

Literature

I have a very strong background in literature. English was my major at university, and as a secondary English teacher, I have taught literature to many students.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is one of my strongest areas. As a secondary English teacher and private tutor, I have helped many students increase their knowledge of vocabulary words, which helps in both school and on the SAT Reading test, which most people know is largely a test of a student's vocabulary mastery.

Writing

In addition to being a secondary English teacher and private tutor, I have also worked as a freelance writer, so I have a very strong background in writing. I know what English teachers look for in their students' writing, and I can help a student learn how to be a better writer.

University of Pittsburgh
English
University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

University of Pittsburgh (English)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Simply the BEST! — My son struggles with writing, and Dave is patient, fun and makes homework time interesting and challenges my son to be a better writer. We are so happy to have him working with our son. ...

— Debbie, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dave will travel within 5 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15206.


About Dave

I have been working in English education since 1995. I am a certified teacher with a Master's degree in English Education. I have several years of experience as a private tutor, and I offer English lessons to high school or college students who need some help with their English studies at school. I specialize in writing and literature lessons, but I can offer virtually any kind of help with English.

Testimonials

"Simply the BEST!"

- Debbie, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/7/13
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Education

University of Pittsburgh
English
University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

University of Pittsburgh (English)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Dave’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


Background Check Status for Dave M.

Dave M. passed a background check on 9/17/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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