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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,175 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 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

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (523 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent stats tutor

My daughter is a freshman in college and was struggling mightily in statistics. Dave was a God-send. He really knew his stuff AND knew how to break material down and make it understandable. He was also very available - my daughter would contact him last minute and he would work with her to find a mutually agreeable time. Finally, Dave was very encouraging and sought to build up my daughters confidence. I highly recommend.

Jo-Ann, 15 lessons with Dave

He did a great job with my non-math girl.

He is very patient for my daughter who is in statistics and hates math with a passion. She was able to grasp the concepts and feels better about understanding the concepts she was struggling with. It truly helped my daughter catch up.

Shannon, 3 lessons with Dave

Amazing at what he does

Dave was amazing! He took statistic and made it “easy”. I am finally on the right track and look forward to working with him in the future! I came to him completely lost and nervous I was going to fail and not graduate. He was able to put me back on track within the first hour of working with him. I know I’m going to do great the rest of the semester with his help. Great tutor!!!

Jessica , 3 lessons with Dave

Statistics

Very patient and helpful. Dave breaks down every concept into simpler terms and gives the reason for why we come to different answers and conclusions. Also Dave is super friendly and helpful in ensuring you understand the problem!

Meaghan, 1 lesson with Dave

Great tutor, very knowledgeable

He is amazing with statistics and teaches in a way that makes it understandable. He is patient but when he feels you have a concept he moves on. He appreciates your time is money and doesn't waste a second. He is really friendly too.

Virginia, 4 lessons with Dave

Tutor was great!

Dave was able to help me construct and interperate the data section of my study. He was patient and knowledgeable. He was also help me to understand why I needed to run a 2 tailed sample T-test.

Tamikad, 2 lessons with Dave

Best Tutor

I’ve being using Wyzant for quite some time and Dave is hands down the best tutor I’ve come across. He explains subjects in a patient and detailed way so that when the test comes you are very prepared. Highly recommend.

Michael, 1 lesson with Dave

Excellent Tutor

Dave is great AP Statistics tutor. My son had lessons with him twice, and he has more confidence with the parts limit theorem and data analysis now. Dave left the lesson summary, so we can see clearly what my son learned.

Lee, 9 lessons with Dave

Excellent Communicator and has vast knowledge of Statistics

Dave did a great job reverse engineering some tough equations on the fly and communicated his process and logic well. He can work lightning fast and also at a slow, methodical speed if needed. He has a huge notebook of equations that is really valuable for a broad range of statistical questions. He is well worth his dollar per hour rate. Thank you, Dave!

DIEGO, 1 lesson with Dave
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$50/hour

Dave S.

$50/hour

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