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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 WERE 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 achievements include the following: 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.
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.
Phenomenal tutor! Exceeded my expectations! — 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 th ...
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