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Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor
Dave S.

4,469 hours tutoring

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Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor
Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor
Dave S.

4,469 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

4,469 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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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


Dave has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Amazing teacher!

Absolute helpful teacher! He was able to easily help me out with my project without any rush. He is very nice, and does so in a reflective manner.

M, 1 lesson with Dave

Caught up in 90

Dave did a great job of getting right to the heart of the matter. Recovered in an evening so back on track and able to master senior stats test the next day.in an evening so back on track and able to master senior stats test the next day. Helpful clearly. Very knowledgeable

Cecelia, 1 lesson with Dave

Knowledgable and excellent at explaining!

My daughter had a great first tutoring session with Dave. They jumped right in together and she received thorough explanation, moved through all of her questions efficiently and she walked away feeling confident!

Katie, 2 lessons with Dave

"A hidden gem"

Dave S. fundamentally changed how I took the GRE. His unique insights into how the test is constructed resulted in instant improvements to my score. I was stuck in a rut with my quant score and tried other tutors on my own to teach me the material. But Dave teaches you how the test works, which is far more important in my opinion. I would recommend him to anyone else I know preparing for the GRE, he is a hidden gem on this site.

William, 3 lessons with Dave

Incredibly helpful!

I love working with Dave, he explains everything so clearly! I was having difficulty with a statistics concept, and Dave addressed it with great skill. He is also passionate about the subject, which makes him very enjoyable to work with.

Shimon, 2 lessons with Dave

Very helpful tutor

I spent hours trying to work out a probability concept before contacting Dave. Dave explained it very clearly and quickly. It is truly incredible how skilled he is at explaining statistical concepts. I highly recommend him!

Shimon, 2 lessons with Dave

Incredible and helpful

Some facts for you who still doubting: Before I had lesson with Dave, my Quant score is 154. After one month around 14 classes, my Quant score is 164. Yes, Dave helped me improved 10 points in one month for 1 hour each session for 14 sessions. He is very aware what you need to improve and you will definitely see what you lack when you are having your first class with him. After 2 or 3 sessions, you will see visible improvement and difficult question no longer seem difficult because Dave will help you find pattern solving those ridiculous math and you will inherit his clear mind throughout your time spent solving problems with him. I am thankful for his instruction which helped me improve my score up to 10 points in a short time.

Yujia, 18 lessons with Dave

Awesome first session

This has been exactly what I have been looking for! I have seen multiple tutors before and they just started going through problems with me. Dave took the time to tell me his methods of teaching as well as how the GRE can be solved in other ways than just doing the math. Looking forward to more sessions.

Miranda, 11 lessons with Dave

So smart and helpful!!

All I have to say is for someone that failed pre-Calc, trig, and college algebra all before finally passing them, Dave is the reason I'm understanding Statistics. Without him, I'd probably have to retake the class again like all the other math classes I did. With his help, I managed an A on my midterm, and he has helped me feel prepared and confident for my final. Thank you so much Dave!!

Lauren, 3 lessons with Dave
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