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David W.

Oakland, CA

$60/hour

Former Financial Analyst with a decade of tutoring experience

4.7 average from 15 ratings
Very knowledgeable and personable
— Byron, San Francisco, CA on 11/10/15

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Santa Clara University
Finance

Education

Santa Clara University (Finance)

About David

I'm David W., a former financial analyst and data scientist, with a passion for education, especially in STEM subjects. I have 10 years of tutoring experience, ranging from college level coursework, to middle school study skills. I have worked with students in subjects ranging from statistics to test preparation, English, physics and statistics.

My career as a tutor started in college when, due to my participation in the university honors program, I was invited to work with students from local high schools on subject tutoring, as well as SAT prep. Since graduating from Santa Clara University with honors and a bachelors of science in finance, I have tutored in my spare time.

Currently I work as a data science consultant, helping a leading college on the east coast design a cutting edge data science specialization, which will prepare students studying topics from psychology to computer science to analyze massive data sets in a variety of fields.

My tutoring style favors one-on-one meetings, as I like to tailor lessons and exercises to individual students. I work hard to connect whatever a student may be working on with a real world application they care about, as I find it helps reinforce the subject matter. While I only recently started working with WyzAnt recently, I have numerous current clients who would be happy to provide references.

In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, rock climbing, and motorcycle riding. While in high school and college I was a multi-sport athlete and national merit scholar, so I understand the pressures placed on students today. I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve your academic goals.
I'm David W., a former financial analyst and data scientist, with a passion for education, especially in STEM subjects. I have 10 years of tutoring experience, ranging from college level coursework, to middle school study skills. I have worked with students in subjects ranging Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94607

"Very knowledgeable and personable"

- Byron, San Francisco, CA on 11/10/15

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- Chantel, San Francisco, CA on 10/24/16

"David did a great job - I can't wait until we meet, again, next week!"

- Mary, Oakland, CA on 3/23/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Joaquin, San Francisco, CA on 3/22/16

"Patient & knowledgeable tutor"

- Sabrina, San Mateo, CA on 11/25/15

"Knowledgeable tutor with a friendly attitude"

- Jazel, Berkeley, CA on 11/9/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Business, Economics,
Finance,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Poker

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

In my former job as a financial analyst I used algebra extensively. I have taken college level math courses up to calculus III and have been tutoring Algebra at all levels since 2007. My mother is a math teacher, so I have exposure to many different tutoring and teaching approaches.

Algebra 2

In my former job as a financial analyst I used algebra extensively. I have taken college level math courses up to calculus III and have been tutoring Algebra at all levels since 2007. My mother is a math teacher, so I have exposure to many different tutoring and teaching approaches.

Economics

I graduated with a bachelors of science in finance with honors from Santa Clara University in 2012. I then began work as a financial analyst for the world's largest consulting company. I have extensive knowledge of both academic and real world economic analysis. I also have almost a decade of tutoring experience, and know how to break concepts down so that anyone can understand them.

Finance

I graduated with a bachelors of science in finance with honors from Santa Clara University in 2012. I then began work as a financial analyst for the world's largest consulting company. I have extensive knowledge of both academic and real world financial analysis. I also have almost a decade of tutoring experience, and know how to break concepts down so that anyone can understand them.

Microsoft Excel

As a former financial analyst I have extensive Excel experience including VBA and extensive modeling work. I'm also a master of shortcuts, which can improve efficiency exponentially. I've been tutoring college students for over 5 years, and have had success helping students with Excel for classes from accounting to statistics.

Santa Clara University
Finance

Education

Santa Clara University (Finance)

Very knowledgeable and personable — David has quite a knack for teaching and demonstrated that beautifully with me and all the problems I was having with my coursework. I couldn't be more thankful of the effort he put in ensuring I had achieved the goals I wanted to! ...

— Byron, San Francisco, CA on 11/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94607.