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Dave W.

Davis, CA

$35/hour

Experienced, licensed teacher in Elementary Education & French

Background check passed as of 9/20/16
4.8 average from 5 ratings
He is so patient and friendly like every soficticated teacher
— Sam, Davis, CA on 10/1/16

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University of California, Davis
French
Indiana University South Bend
MEd
CSU Sacramento
Other

Education

University of California, Davis (French)

Indiana University South Bend (MEd)

CSU Sacramento (Other)

About Dave

Thank you for taking your learning seriously. You (or your child/employee) already have most of the tools they need to learn, I will simply guide you or the prospective student and fill in a few gaps. I am positive and encouraging, and I create lesson plans and units that focus on your specific learning needs. In addition, I offer classroom-tested tips and tricks to make the learning more effective.

MY CREDENTIALS
I am a licensed teacher (K-6 Elementary education and 5-12 High School French) and an experienced tutor with a gift and passion for teaching and languages. I also have several years of experience as a preferred substitute teacher at several blue ribbon schools in Indiana.

I've a B.A. in French from UC Davis, teacher training in multicultural Education from CSU Sacramento, and a Masters in Education from Indiana University, South Bend.

Consistent with my education and my interests, my strength is teaching/tutoring English language arts (reading/writing), French, and ESL. I'm particularly sensitive to those who have challenges with these subjects and know how to work with you.

AVAILABILITY
I am available for tutoring in Davis and Sacramento. I can also tutor remotely. I'm often available between 9am - 9pm. (I am also a substitute teacher, so I may not be available some mornings and early afternoons. Ask me.)

Contact me. I'm here to help!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, live Classical and Jazz music performances, writing fiction, cooking (and eating) cuisines from a variety of countries, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Thank you for taking your learning seriously. You (or your child/employee) already have most of the tools they need to learn, I will simply guide you or the prospective student and fill in a few gaps. I am positive and encouraging, and I create lesson plans and units that focus on your specific learning needs. In addition, I offer classroom-tested Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My standard rate is $35/hour. I do provide special pricing for multiple lesson packages.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Davis, CA 95616
Background Check: Passed

"He is so patient and friendly like every soficticated teacher"

- Sam, Davis, CA on 10/1/16

"Great tutor"

- Nader, Sacramento, CA on 9/20/16
Dave replied on 9/22/2016

Thank you, Nader for your feedback! Each of us comes to a learning situation with a wealth of knowledge. I was fortunate that you are a voracious reader and have a strong vocabulary. In addition, you clearly communicated your learning goal -- how to use a dictionary, from using guide words to help us find a word quickly to understanding how the dictionary shows syllabification, from learning the difference between and "entry" and a "definition" to knowing the abbreviations for the parts of speech. These are all things that will help you succeed as you pursue your education here in the US.

Thanks for your hard work and kind words. I look forward to our next lessons, on your path to mastery of the English language.

English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading

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Elementary (K-6th)

I studied elementary education at California State University, Sacramento; then, while substitute teaching in Indiana for two years, I completed the requirements to teach elementary education and worked both as a substitute teacher teaching a variety of subjects from language arts to science and math at the elementary level.

University of California, Davis
French
Indiana University South Bend
MEd
CSU Sacramento
Other

Education

University of California, Davis (French)

Indiana University South Bend (MEd)

CSU Sacramento (Other)

He is so patient and friendly like every soficticated teacher — I have started an intensive ESL class with him and he made a plan and i have to follow it . ...

— Sam, Davis, CA on 10/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My standard rate is $35/hour. I do provide special pricing for multiple lesson packages.

Travel policy

Dave will travel within 15 miles of Davis, CA 95616.