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Dave S.

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

Award-Winning Math and Statistics Tutor

$50/hour

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

Examples of Expertise


Dave has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient

Dave taught me how to read questions and understand them, and explained the ins and outs of statistics in a very clear way. Dave's explanations show how knowledgeable he is in statistics and how to apply everyday life which was a pain point I was dealing with.

Yitzchak, 1 lesson with Dave

Great teacher, very patient

Dave helped me with statistics and I’ve learned a lot. He was very patient and informative. Thank you Dave.

Tumyia, 5 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable tutor!

Dave answered to my questions very clearly, explained me the problems very well for statistics psychology 2280 level. Very very helpful!!! Many Thanks!! He cares about students and he is dedicated in helping! I found this session very professional!

Alina, 4 lessons with Dave

VERY informative in a very unique way

I started learning with Dave for math help on the SAT. The first session was amazing - Dave did not just teach trivial math details, but gave an amazing full-circle conceptual lesson that was much more useful and made much more sense than any sat practice service I have used before. If you really want to learn valuable skills that does not just consist of solving a quadratic but will help you in every aspect of your life - choose Dave. :)

Neil, 7 lessons with Dave

Very patient

First lesson and so far so good. I’m looking forward to our next lesson. He explained everything in detail and gave real life examples.

DeAdrea , 2 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient.

I am having Dave help me to prepare for the GRE quant section (Which I did horribly on the first go around). SO far, Dave has been incredibly patient with me and goes at a pace that is comfortable but not too slow. He also makes sure to give tips, tricks, and practice problems along the way to aid in complete comprehension.

Chelsi, 6 lessons with Dave

Super easy to understand, Very helpful, recommended

Dave helped me with all my concepts, helped connect the dots in understanding my material in Statistics. He was very helpful and easy to understand! I highly recommend using Dave and will be using him again to help with my final.

Jodi, 1 lesson with Dave

Such a great and knowledgeable guy!

I am not good with numbers and statistics at all and Dave managed to help me understand things I couldn’t learn in 6 weeks from my teacher in 1 hour!!! Thank you, Dave!

Liz, 4 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient

Dave has helped me get a much better understanding of statistics only from 2 lessons. I went in confused on almost every topic and after each of our lessons I have felt much more confident. He has made understanding what I thought were these very difficult concepts much easier to understand by applying real world ideas to them.

Sammy, 3 lessons with Dave
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$50/hour

Dave S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 15 minutes