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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,062 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. If you don't live nearby, we can work online (which I do 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

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Hercules, CA 94547
  • Background check passed on 10/5/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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, 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 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, 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 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, 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, 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 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, 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

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, 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

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 (482 ratings)
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(459)
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(16)
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Reviews


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

Absolutely AMAZING

Listen y'all- I hate math and have hated math since I was little. I have never been confident in math because I always struggled no matter how hard I tried to understand these concepts. I am in a 300 level stats class at my University, as a freshman (so clearly, I was about to struggle). Dave has come to my rescue. I have never had a teacher or tutor who helped me understand these really confusing topics as crystal clear as he does. He is sincere and kind, and so patient. I am not afraid to ask him questions when I'm confused, and he builds my confidence up which allows me to grasp at the topics with a new perspective. It's like a sigh of relief. He gets it, and is finally allowing me to get it. Thank you so much!

Kurt, 4 lessons 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, 7 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

Above and beyond!

Dave greatly exceeded our expectations in assisting my son with his AP statistics coursework. He has a superior command of the material and a very natural teaching style. We look forward to our next appointment. Thank you!

Kate, 5 lessons with Dave

Great at explaining concepts!

Took his time to make sure you comprehended the concepts. Used diagrams when needed and asked if you would like additional clarification. Was efficient and understood my needs.

Mandy, 1 lesson with Dave
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$50/hour

Dave S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 30 minutes