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David F.

Basic to Advanced Math Instruction

Seattle, WA (98122)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
$30.00
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Hi,

My name is David. I enjoy teaching mathematics. I specialize in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. I've been teaching these subjects for several years. I enjoy working with students one-on-one or in a classroom setting. When teaching, I explain concepts in everyday language, but I include necessary mathematical terminology. My first, and most important, objective is to ensure that students are able to work problems and apply reasoning skills to find solutions. Secondly, I want to familiarize students with the language of mathematics. Often times, when teaching, students tell me "just show me how to work the problem." I understand that knowing how to work the problem is the most important thing, and that is what I focus on.

I approach mathematics with applications in mind. I have a B.S. in physics and to me, math is a vehicle for arriving at solutions to problems, which are too complex to be solved intuitively. My hope is that my students will develop a greater understanding for the many practical uses of math and gain the discipline required to succeed in their math endeavors.

I am currently the head tutor at a local college so my actual job away from WyzAnt is tutoring. I work with people everyday on a variety of science and math problems.

I hope to work with you soon.

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David’s subjects

ACT Math

ACT Math includes Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I am well versed in all of these subjects, and I have detailed knowledge of the structure and content of the ACT. Also, I can provide test taking strategies to help students to maximize their score.

Algebra 1

Introduction to variables, Expressions and Formulas, Integers and Monomials, Solving equations with one variable

Algebra 2

Equations with two variables, Quadratic equations, Factoring complex expressions, Exponents and polynomials

Calculus

Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Integrals, and Applications

Geometry

Lines, Planes, Angles, Polygons

Prealgebra

Number Line, Integers, Algebraic reasoning, Fractions

Precalculus

Working with complex expressions, Complex numbers, Equations and their graphs

Probability

I have detailed knowledge of all the fundamental aspects of probability. These include, but are not limited to: addition rules, multiplication rules, independence, tree diagrams, disjoint events (mutually exclusive), conditional probability, and the application of Bayes rule. Two of my specialties at the college where I tutor are probability and statistics. Many students of nursing and behaviorial science come to the tutoring center for help with these subjects.

SAT Math

SAT math involves the subjects of algebra, number and set theory, plane and coordinate geometry, trigonometry, functions, percents, and even some data analysis, probability, and sequences. I have tutored a number of students who were preparing for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. I have detailed knowledge of the subjects covered on the exam, as well as knowledge of the test format. I bring actual SAT practice problems to my test prep tutoring sessions so that students become familiar with the types of problems they will see on the test.

Statistics

Statistics is my number one specialty at the college where I tutor. Because we have so few statistics tutors on staff, I spend a significant amount of time at the college working with students on statistics. I am well versed in all aspects of introductory statistics, including probability. My knowledge includes, but is not limited to: sampling methods, types of distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, comparing two means, proportions, z and t statistics, linear regression, multiple regression, ANOVA, and nonparametric tests. I have probably spent more time as a private tutor working with statistics students than any other subject.

Trigonometry

Angle Measure, Directed Angles, Quadrants, Trigonometric Functions, Identities and various trig relationships

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Education

University of Oklahoma (Physics)

none at this time (Graduate Coursework)

none at this time (Graduate Coursework)

Super Helpful! — Meeting with David for the first time was a success after having horrible experiences with past tutors. He helped me understand topics that I needed clarification on and we worked on my own homework problems as well as examples which he made up. I will definitely be contacting him again to help me get through Calculus. ...

— Sequoia, Bothell, WA on 10/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 3 miles of Seattle, WA 98122.

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