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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

$60/hour

  • 2,227 hours tutoring

About Dave


Bio

Hi, my name is Dave.

I have tutored hundreds of students. Although many came to me afraid of math, most of them left with a well-earned sense of confidence and mastery. You will too. I promise that you will learn what you want to know.

My style is personable, engaging, and easygoing. I have extensive knowledge of statistics, GRE and SAT test-taking, and problem-solving. I zero in on precisely what's giving you trouble, and will break each problem into pieces you can understand and...

Hi, my name is Dave.

I have tutored hundreds of students. Although many came to me afraid of math, most of them left with a well-earned sense of confidence and mastery. You will too. I promise that you will learn what you want to know.

My style is personable, engaging, and easygoing. I have extensive knowledge of statistics, GRE and SAT test-taking, and problem-solving. I zero in on precisely what's giving you trouble, and will break each problem into pieces you can understand and learn. I am eager to work with students who are falling behind, as well as students that want to get ahead or explore outside of the normal curriculum.

While a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I received the University teaching award for statistics, and my undergraduate students consistently gave me the top rating in the department. While there, I tutored professors, grad students, and undergrads in math, advanced statistics and data analysis. I have also successfully tutored many high school students (though I prefer not to tutor students below high school level, and do not tutor calculus).

I have worked for both Kaplan and McGraw-Hill designing testing materials for tests such as the GRE, SAT, and ACT. I know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed and how to maximize your score, and am happy to share my knowledge with you.

I live in Hercules, and do not travel more than a few miles for tutoring. If you don't live nearby, I work online all the time, or you will need to come to me.

I thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Dave


Education

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Economics
University of California, Berkely
Masters

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

Math skills are but one facet of the GRE Quantitative section. If you've taken a practice test or two, you've already seen that problem-solving, your ability to gain insight into a problem, comprehending confusing problems, and avoiding errors are skills no less essential to achieving your best score. But these critical skills are rarely taught explicitly. With my help, you will not only learn but master them. I received a perfect score on the GRE Math, and I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed. And for those students who wish to go beyond merely acing the GRE to a deeper understanding of how to approach and solve truly difficult problems, that can be a central part of our work together. I'd love to prepare you for the GRE, for Grad School, and to flourish in your chosen profession.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I have taught and tutored students in statistics for eight years, and can explain even the most complicated statistical concepts simply, clearly, and effectively. For example, most of my fifteen current statistics students each came to me feeling very confused. But after a session or two, each one knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it; it all makes sense. By the end of our time together, the most frequent comment I get is, "Wow, statistics is really easy."

Homeschool

Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Precalculus into pieces that are easy to understand and master. I will teach you not just how to solve each problem, but to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how to make practical use of what you learn in your life outside of class.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section tests problem-solving and avoiding errors as much as it does math. These skills are essential to achieving your best score, but are rarely taught. With my help, you will master them, and also understand how they will help you to do well on the SAT and in college. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed, and I got every question correct on my SAT Math.
Statistics

Statistics

I have taught and tutored students in statistics for eight years, and can explain even the most complicated statistical concepts simply, clearly, and effectively. For example, most of my fifteen current statistics students each came to me feeling very confused. But after a session or two, each one knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it; it all makes sense. By the end of our time together, the most frequent comment I get is, "Wow, statistics is really easy."

Math

Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Precalculus into pieces that are easy to understand and master. I will teach you not just how to solve each problem, but to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how to make practical use of what you learn in your life outside of class.
Probability,

Probability

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Probability into pieces that are easy to understand and master. You will learn how and when to use each formula, and come to know not just how to solve each problem, but to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how to make practical use of it later in life.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section tests problem-solving and avoiding errors as much as it does math. These skills are essential to achieving your best score, but are rarely taught. With my help, you will master them, and also understand how they will help you to do well on the SAT and in college. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed, and I got every question correct on my SAT Math.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught and tutored students in statistics for eight years, and can explain even the most complicated statistical concepts simply, clearly, and effectively. For example, most of my fifteen current statistics students each came to me feeling very confused. But after a session or two, each one knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it; it all makes sense. By the end of our time together, the most frequent comment I get is, "Wow, statistics is really easy."
ACT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Precalculus into pieces that are easy to understand and master. I will teach you not just how to solve each problem, but to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how to make practical use of what you learn in your life outside of class.
Statistics

Statistics

I have taught and tutored students in statistics for eight years, and can explain even the most complicated statistical concepts simply, clearly, and effectively. For example, most of my fifteen current statistics students each came to me feeling very confused. But after a session or two, each one knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it; it all makes sense. By the end of our time together, the most frequent comment I get is, "Wow, statistics is really easy."

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section tests problem-solving and avoiding errors as much as it does math. These skills are essential to achieving your best score, but are rarely taught. With my help, you will master them, and also understand how they will help you to do well on the SAT and in college. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed, and I got every question correct on my SAT Math.
Statistics

Statistics

I have taught and tutored students in statistics for eight years, and can explain even the most complicated statistical concepts simply, clearly, and effectively. For example, most of my fifteen current statistics students each came to me feeling very confused. But after a session or two, each one knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it; it all makes sense. By the end of our time together, the most frequent comment I get is, "Wow, statistics is really easy."

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

Math skills are but one facet of the GRE Quantitative section. If you've taken a practice test or two, you've already seen that problem-solving, your ability to gain insight into a problem, comprehending confusing problems, and avoiding errors are skills no less essential to achieving your best score. But these critical skills are rarely taught explicitly. With my help, you will not only learn but master them. I received a perfect score on the GRE Math, and I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed. And for those students who wish to go beyond merely acing the GRE to a deeper understanding of how to approach and solve truly difficult problems, that can be a central part of our work together. I'd love to prepare you for the GRE, for Grad School, and to flourish in your chosen profession.
PSAT,

PSAT

As my student feedback shows, I am very good at finding and filling the gaps in your math knowledge, and am an expert at helping you master both conventional and unconventional ways of answering test questions. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed, and I got the twelfth highest score in California on my PSAT.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section tests problem-solving and avoiding errors as much as it does math. These skills are essential to achieving your best score, but are rarely taught. With my help, you will master them, and also understand how they will help you to do well on the SAT and in college. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed, and I got every question correct on my SAT Math.
ACT Math

Examples of Expertise


Dave has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (919 ratings)
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable

Knowledgeable in the material. Patient. Focuses on completing the task. Provides history of subject matter. Makes material relateable. Increased my interest in Statistics. Makes math less intimidating.

Isioma, 6 lessons with Dave

Good tutor

Dave was patient with my son, by first understanding what my son does not know and build his understanding from the ground up. My son felt more in control over statistics.

Jeanie, 5 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and very patient

Very easy to talk to and very understanding. He offers a different way to look at each problem that is very helpful. He helps you visualize each word problem instead of just reading it and telling you what formula to plug in

Tami, 2 lessons with Dave

Very Knowledgeable

Dave gave extremely good insights for GRE strategy. Dave explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand. As a person who hasn't taken math in over 20 years it was enjoyable to learn again. I will continue meeting with him until exam day.

Casper, 5 lessons with Dave

Knowledgable and patient tutor

He is working with me to re-teach statistics knowledge. He is great at explaining things in a way that I can understand. My professor teaches advanced stats in a way my brain cannot understand and I am grateful to have Dave's help. He's a teaching pro!

Melissa, 2 lessons with Dave

Very helpful

Dave helped with understanding basic formulas around confidence intervals, etc. He took the time to explain stats and answered all questions that I had in a way I could understand. I feel more confident when approaching a question. The visuals and colors also helped significantly.

Alli , 3 lessons with Dave

Wonderful Tutor and Person!

Dave was a great tutor! His positivity and unique thinking really helped how I approached not only the GRE but also problem solving in general. Highly recommend to anyone struggling with test anxiety, fear of math, GRE, etc! He helped me raise my GRE quant score by 4 points in less than 3 weeks.

Lily, 5 lessons with Dave

Very knowledgeable, patient and clear!

Statistics was extremely difficult for me. Online 10 week class, Dave and I started working together week 8. I wish I would’ve sought him out week 2!!! He supports learning this subject with clarity and common sense.

Dana, 4 lessons with Dave

Already Changing my Mindset

After just one session, I can already feel my mindset towards the GRE math section changing. Dave helped me realize that the math section is truly not about testing your math abilities, but rather figuring out a puzzle-- this alone has already helped me see the problems in a new light. He is kind, patient, and extremely witty so that I left the session laughing rather than irritated about having to do math! Highly recommend Dave as a tutor!

Joy, 8 lessons with Dave
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$60/hour

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Dave S.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 23 minutes