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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

$50/hour

  • 677 hours tutoring

  • Hercules, CA 94547

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 pretty much all of math through the end of college, and of statistics well beyond that. I'm good at zeroing in on precisely what's giving you trouble, and will break each...

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 pretty much all of math through the end of college, and of statistics well beyond that. I'm good at zeroing 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, experimental design, and data analysis. I have also successfully tutored many high school students (though I prefer not to tutor students below high school level).

I have worked for both Kaplan and McGraw-Hill designing testing materials for tests such as the SAT, ACT and GRE. 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. Unless you live nearby, 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

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 received a perfect score on the GRE Math and missed no questions on the GRE Analytical section. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed.

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, my five 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

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Algebra 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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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 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, my five 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."
Algebra 2, Geometry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Algebra 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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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 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, my five 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, Algebra 2, Geometry, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Algebra 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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
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, my five 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."
Algebra 2, Geometry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am very good at breaking down the concepts in Algebra 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 understand it so well that you can make practical use of it later in life.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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 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, my five 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."
Algebra 2, Geometry

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

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 received a perfect score on the GRE Math and missed no questions on the GRE Analytical section. I have worked for both Kaplan and for McGraw-Hill's testing division and know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed.
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

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 every question correct on my SAT Math.
ACT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (350 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
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Reviews


Amazing and knowledgeable tutor

He taught me probability and we worked on my homework problems. The first few problems we went step by step. Eventually he let me do some myself. He also helped understand the concepts extremely well.

Marissa, 6 lessons with Dave

Great first lesson!

My son enjoyed his lesson with Dave and found him very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Will definitely schedule more lessons in the near future!

Lorraine, 2 lessons with Dave

Accessible, easy to work with

Dave is helping my son with high school/college level math. My son likes that he is easy to work with, able to clearly explain the material, and patient. Comfort level with the teacher makes a big difference to my son's learning. Dave has been one that he is happy to go back to.

Brian, 10 lessons with Dave

Great Stats Help

My son felt very comfortable. Dave really helped him get a clearer understanding of the material. Statistics is feeling a little easier now. He has more confidence going into finals.

Suzzette, 3 lessons with Dave

Extremely helpful and great explanation

Dave is keeping me afloat in my grad level statistics course. It's great to be able to ask him to explain concepts from class because he can really break them down into plain speech.

Joseph, 4 lessons with Dave

Great teacher, very patient!

I went to Dave not knowing much about my upcoming exam next week and In about two hours I feel very confident about this upcoming exam. He really broke things down when I didn't understand them and made harder material easier to understand.

Austin, 1 lesson with Dave

Knowledgeable and real

Dave has a way of showing how math applies to the real world rather than just being a bunch of numbers on a page. After our first hour my daughter had enough information to go home and confidently complete her homework assignment and feel like she has some of the tools needed to face her next assignment.

Bonnie, 2 lessons with Dave

Amazing

Awesome tutoring session as always. Thanks again for making this class so much easier and fun. Another passed exam after tutoring with Dave!

Tiassa, 12 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Dave patiently guides me through some challenging topics in statistical regression until I feel like I understand. I highly recommend Dave.

Sharon, 9 lessons with Dave
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$50/hour

Dave S.

$50/hour

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