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David P.

Bakersfield, CA

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Math, Language Arts, and Test Preparation from experienced teacher

5.0 average from 64 ratings
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— Rich, Bakersfield, CA on 3/12/14

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Elementary Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate Coursework
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Graduate Coursework

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Elementary Education)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Graduate Coursework)

University of Phoenix (Graduate Coursework)

About David

Hello everyone,

My name is David, and I'm a California certificated and credentialed teacher. I have been working for the same district full-time here in Kern County for over a decade, and I have experience both with elementary and junior high, as well as adult-ed.

As I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with academic honors (Pi-Lambda Theta) I can definitely help you with any reading, writing, or math problems you may be having.

As a classroom teacher in the public schools, I'm familiar with the California curriculum and standards, and have classroom supplies and manipulatives that we can use to help make concepts clearer, such as math.

Thanks for reading this bio, and I hope to hear from you.
Hello everyone,

My name is David, and I'm a California certificated and credentialed teacher. I have been working for the same district full-time here in Kern County for over a decade, and I have experience both with elementary and junior high, as well as adult-ed.

As I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with
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24 hours notice required
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Travels within 10 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93311

"David is Amazing"

- Rich, Bakersfield, CA on 3/12/14

"Great Job!"

- Judith, Bakersfield, CA on 1/13/14
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
CBEST,
COOP/HSPT,
GED,
GRE,
ISEE,
Praxis,
STAAR
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Geography
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I am a California credentialed teacher with 20+ years experience, and I have had many children throughout the years who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I adjust assignments, modify instruction, vary the pacing, and use manipulatives and rewards to address different learning styles, and achieve success. In a one-to one situation, the child benefits even more.

Algebra 1

I'd be delighted to help you with Algebra One. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska. I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

ASVAB

I'd be delighted to help you study for the ASVAB. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching
degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly.

I passed the WyzAnt ASVAB qualifying test at 100%, I'm a college honor graduate, and a full time teacher, so I should be able to help you. As a general education teacher, I'll be able to help you with the math and reading especially.

CBEST

I'd be delighted to help you study for the CBEST. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching
degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly.

I have passed the CBEST and am a current credentialed teacher, so I can definitely help you with all areas of the test.

COOP/HSPT

Hi, and thanks for reading my qualifications for the COOP/HSPT.
I'd love to help you with this. I'm a college honor graduate with a 3.9 gpa, and as the COOP/HSPT is a middle/high school entrance exam, I'll be able to handle this tutoring material, and explain things so they make sense. I'm a fully credentialed California classroom teacher, and I've taken several tests similar to this in the past. Finally, I took a Barron's practice test online (13 questions) and got a 92 on it. Hope to hear from you!

Elementary (K-6th)

I'd be delighted to help you with your elementary education needs. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly.

Elementary Math

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read this. My name is David, and I'd be delighted to
help you with Elementary Math by explaining things clearly and patiently using manipulatives so it makes sense.

I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I hope to hear from you!

Elementary Science

I'd be delighted to help you with science. I have taught earth science, life science, and physical science for over two decades. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

English

I'd love to help you with English. I'm a native English speaker and passed the exam at 100%. I'm also a certificated teacher in California, and currently teach in Kern County. I graduated from college with academic honors, and I have nearly 20 years of classroom experience.

ESL/ESOL

I look forward to helping you with your ESL needs. I'm a native English speaker, and have been a full time California teacher for 15 years with many ESL students in my classes. I'm patient, fun, and have experience tutoring adults needing ESL help.

GED

I am a California credentialed teacher, have tutoring experience from first grade through adult, and have passed WyzAnt's qualifying test for GED test prep at 100%. Hope to hear from you soon! Dave

Geography

I'd be delighted to help you with Geography. I explain things patiently and clearly, I aced Wyzant's qualifying test, and I hope to hear from you!

I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels.

Grammar

I'd be delighted to help you with Grammar. I explain things patiently and clearly, I am currently a full-time teacher in Kern County and am a native English speaker. Hope to hear from you!

I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels.

GRE

I'd be delighted to help you with your GRE test prep. I am a credentialed California teacher, and have tutored both adults, youth, and children over several years. Hope to hear from you! Dave

Handwriting

Hello, and I'd be delighted to help you with handwriting. I'm a California credentialed classroom teacher, and I've taught in an elementary classroom setting for over 15 years. Every year of those included handwriting modeling, instruction, and feedback at the third and fourth grade level.

ISEE

I'd be delighted to help you study for the ISEE. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching
degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

I'll be able to help you study for the ISEE. It has five parts, and I'm fluent and competent with all five:verbal reasoning (which is mostly vocabulary), quantitative reasoning which is math word problems, reading comprehension, math achievement, and an essay.

I've passed the CBEST which requires all of this, and I'm a currently certificated and employed Kern County teacher, teaching all these subjects daily. As I'm also certified to tutor algebra, I can help older students with their test prep as well.

I'm a college honor graduate, and can also assist you with test-taking strategies.

Phonics

I'd be delighted to help you with Phonics. As an elementary teacher, I know the reading basics are so important. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

Praxis

As a professional, credentialed, classroom teacher, I had to take and pass the total MSAT PRAXIS test, which I did in 1994.
Just for fun, I went online to practice the questions, and got scores from 80 to 100 recently. I use much of the tests' content everyday in the classroom during regular teaching.

Prealgebra

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read this. I'd be delighted to help you with Pre-Algebra. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you! I can also lead you through Algebra One as far as you'd like!

I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels.

Proofreading

Hello! Do you need help proofreading something? I can help you do that! I'm a California credentialed teacher with both classroom and tutoring experience, elementary through adult education, and I passed the qualifying test at 100%. We can work in person or even online. Hope to hear from you! David

Reading

I'd be delighted to help you with any reading difficulties you may be having. I've taught reading at many levels...from elementary through adult education. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

Spelling

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read this. My name is David, and I'd be delighted to help you with spelling/language arts. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

STAAR

Hi, and thanks for reading my qualifications for STAAR test prep. I'm a credentialed teacher with about 20 years of classroom experience, third grade through eighth, which are the grade levels covered by the STAAR. I also have tutoring experience and test prep experience in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science from elementary through adult levels. This experience was in California, not Texas, but the basics are pretty close, and I hope to hear from you. David

Study Skills

I'd be delighted to help you with study skills. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I'm a very organized individual, as evidenced by the fact that I've successfully taught combination classes. The skills needed to do this are very similar to study skills (looking at the big picture, knowing how to find answers).

I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. Hope to hear from you!

Vocabulary

I'd be delighted to help you with reading/vocabulary. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching
degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly. I'm a native English speaker and am currently teaching language arts, reading, and vocabulary at a California public school.

Writing

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read this. My name is David, and I'd be delighted to help you with any type of writing assignments or difficulties you may be having. I hold a Bachelor of Science teaching degree with academic distinction from the University of Nebraska, I'm a fully certificated and full-time teacher in Kern County, and I have over 15 years of public school teaching experience, as well as tutoring experience at both adult and youth levels. I explain things patiently and clearly, and I hope to hear from you!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Elementary Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate Coursework
University of Phoenix
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Elementary Education)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Graduate Coursework)

University of Phoenix (Graduate Coursework)

David is Amazing — David has been working with my son for the past 5 weeks on math, science, and general study skills. Not only has his test scores gone up, but his entire attitude towards school has improved. David is poised, patient, caring, and is just simply great with children. He has so many tools that make learning an easier and enjoyable thing. He made math a ton less complicated for my 5th grader, which is ...

— Rich, Bakersfield, CA on 3/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93311.