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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

$90/hour

  • 3,118 hours tutoring

About Dave


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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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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

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

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."

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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.
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.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and easy to understand tutor!

Dave is very knowledgeable about any type of statistics problem. He knows how to teach formulas that are relevant to your specific class and specific teacher. It was really helpful to bring him practice problems as a review for each of my stats exams. I had tutoring sessions with Dave at least six times and would go again if I had another math class!

Jillian, 6 lessons with Dave

Makes Statistics Easier to Understand

Dave was an excellent tutor who broke down complex hypothesis testing In a clear and easy to understand way. I had a thesis paper that needed my testing and methodology section revised as I missed the spot. After one session with Dave he walked me through what the professor was truly looking for on a paper of this caliber and took me step by step on how to find my data, and test my hypothesis. What I appreciate the most is he showed me how to do the steps and then had me work to replicate the math and checked that I truly understood the concept. He is very knowledgeable and has a very personable personality! Would defiantly use his services again.

Heaven, 1 lesson with Dave

Stats help

Very helpful lesson. Dave clarified concepts and helped me understand the topics I wasn’t feeling very confident about. Will book again for help with my finals preparation. .

Shay, 1 lesson with Dave

It's all about the problem solving.

Dave teaches students the most crucial ingredient of doing well in the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE--problem-solving and seeing the secret hidden in the question.

Bill, 3 lessons with Dave

Super nice and good tutor

I never understood my class or this assignment until Dave. thanks for all the help! I got an 89 which I am so happy about.

Hailey, 1 lesson with Dave

Very knowledgeable!

Dave was great! He explained complicated and tedious concepts in a simple/straightforward way. He was extremely patient and very encouraging which made it easy for me to understand the material!

Cassidy, 1 lesson with Dave

Informative and Enlightening Statistics Lesson

Dave is a wonderful tutor. He helped me to understand concepts of statistics that were confusing me and introduced me to new concepts I had not learned about in a manner that was clear and informative. He showed me how I can use statistics to understand data and to identify significant findings in my research. He showed me that statistics is much more than math and is a powerful tool for real-world endeavors. I would be very happy to work with Dave again in the future.

David, 1 lesson with Dave

Great insight, More than just solving questions

The problem-solving approach illustrated with SAT questions. His approach is unique in that he understands the root cause of the problem. My daughter felt very good to realize how Maths is not something that comes naturally to most of us. By focussing on rereading her questions multiple times, not blaming herself for not getting it, she can actually enjoy it.

Sanjeev, 6 lessons with Dave

Great teacher!

Dave walked me through the problems and taught me how to do them. I liked that he didn’t just do them for me, but actually taught me how to do them myself. Very engaging and helpful guy!

Hans, 1 lesson with Dave
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$90/hour

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Dave S.

$90/hour

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Response time: 21 minutes