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David P.

Elberta, AL

$30/hour

I enjoy working with students who need help in mathematics.

5.0 average from 1 ratings
Very knowledgeable and patient
— Chuck, Summerdale, AL on 5/23/17

$30/Hour


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Spring Hill College
Mathematics
University of Nebraska
MEd

Education

Spring Hill College (Mathematics)

University of Nebraska (MEd)

About David

I have an MEd from University of Nebraska and a degree in Mathematics from Spring Hill College. I have been in education for 48 years as a teacher and as an administrator. As an administrator I served as disciiplinarian, academic assistant principal and as principal. Even as an administrator I taught some classes to keep in touch with students. I also have been a tennis coach, coached the "On-sets" and "Equations" math games, worked on the set construction for the school plays, was faculty advisor for the dance team and was advisor to student council. Even thought I am retired, I continue to be on the staff of a summer leadership workshop and have been doing this for over 20 years.

I believe that students need a liberal education that exposed them to many different subjects. Some students do not have an aptitude for mathematics but it is still important that they master certain skills in mathematics. Working in mathematics trains the mind to think critically and develops reasoning skills that can be applied in life situations after high school and college.

As a teacher I taught all mathematics courses over my career. After I retired from principalship I taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Prealgebra, and Geometry to students who had difficulty in mathematics. I helped many of them master the subject matter and eased their fears of mathematics.

I enjoy helping students work on their mathematics skills and hope to have the opportunity to continue to do so in the capacity of a tutor.
I have an MEd from University of Nebraska and a degree in Mathematics from Spring Hill College. I have been in education for 48 years as a teacher and as an administrator. As an administrator I served as disciiplinarian, academic assistant principal and as principal. Even as an administrator I taught some classes to keep in touch with students. I Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

$15 for a half hour lesson and $15 for each half hour past the 1st hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Elberta, AL 36530

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Chuck, Summerdale, AL on 5/23/17

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Algebra 1

As an educator with 48 years of experience I have often taught Algebra I. Often I would spend part of my lunch time helping students with their difficulties. I would go over quizzes and tests to determine where the student had difficulty and then concentrate in these areas.

Algebra 2

With 48 years of experience in education I have taught Algebra 2 many times. Students would come to me during lunch time to get special help that they needed. In a one-on-one situation I could analyze the student's work and determine where they were having difficulty.

Geometry

With 48 years of experience in education I have taught Geometry several times. I even had the experience of teaching Geometry to a blind student. I have made models of geometric figures to help students see and understand the concepts.

Prealgebra

I have had several years of teaching Prealgebra in my 48 years of experience as an educator. Having taught Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 enabled me to have insight with the concepts being taught in Prealgebra. During my lunch period I usually spent some time helping students with their difficulties in Prealgebra. One-on-one is an excellent way to really understand the student and how they grasp the subject matter.

Spring Hill College
Mathematics
University of Nebraska
MEd

Education

Spring Hill College (Mathematics)

University of Nebraska (MEd)

Very knowledgeable and patient

Very thorough background that will be beneficial. David Worked with my son through initial evaluation of his skills. Looking forward to working with him in the future. Flexible schedule is helpful.

— Chuck, Summerdale, AL on 5/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

$15 for a half hour lesson and $15 for each half hour past the 1st hour

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Elberta, AL 36530.