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David H.

San Ramon, CA

$85/hour

Math and Science

Background check passed as of 1/25/15
4.9 average from 117 ratings
My son says David is a teacher not a tutor!
— Dawn, Danville, CA on 6/4/15

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University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Biology
University of California, San Diego
PhD

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Molecular Biology)

University of California, San Diego (PhD)

About David

As a student and then a scientist for many years, I have a love of learning that has grown into a wish to teach. My PhD in biology opened me up to how math and science relate to our everyday lives and the world around us. I try to bring that into my tutoring whenever possible and find that understanding the material in the context of the real world can make it much more manageable (and much more fun).

I tutor in math and science---whether it be geometry or calculus, molecules or ecology--and my goal is for students to realize their potential, improve their test scores, and see the value of math and science. I assign homework after lessons to follow up on key ideas or skills necessary for understanding the material (or tackling how to take the test) and I encourage feedback on things that are or aren't working.

I am based in San Ramon and I have a study space available for tutoring students. However, it is no problem for me to travel to another location if that is better for the student. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy but can offer makeup classes if necessary. Also, I offer a free consultation meeting to help set goals and gain an understanding of the challenges each student is facing.

Please contact me if you've got questions or want to schedule lessons and hope to hear from you soon!
As a student and then a scientist for many years, I have a love of learning that has grown into a wish to teach. My PhD in biology opened me up to how math and science relate to our Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of San Ramon, CA 94582
Background Check: Passed

"My son says David is a teacher not a tutor!"

- Dawn, Danville, CA on 6/4/15

"Very thorough"

- Prema, Pleasanton, CA on 12/10/15

"Patient, knowledgeable and conscientious tutor"

- Pearl, San Ramon, CA on 6/2/15

"David is Awesome!"

- Allan, Pleasanton, CA on 4/14/15

"Great tutor and very enthusiastic about teaching"

- Ruchira, San Ramon, CA on 3/25/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biology

My love of biology led me to get a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and then obtain a PhD from UC San Diego, where I was an instructor for neuroscience classes. Biology is complex but amazing when you can appreciate how all the working parts fit together to sustain life. For this reason, I enjoy teaching everything from cellular biology to ecology. And I like to focus not just on the details, but also on how biology relates to the natural world around us.

University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Biology
University of California, San Diego
PhD

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Molecular Biology)

University of California, San Diego (PhD)

My son says David is a teacher not a tutor! — David comes prepared to each tutoring session with a lesson planned to teach and is able to present information in a way that makes the content accessible for my son. I have finally Mastered stoichiometry! ...

— Dawn, Danville, CA on 6/4/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 8 miles of San Ramon, CA 94582.