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David M.

Experienced English Teacher and Writing Coach

Experienced English Teacher and Writing Coach

$50/hour

  • 225 hours tutoring

  • Vallejo, CA 94591

About David


Bio

Hello! My name is David and helping students succeed in school is my passion. My tutoring career began in 2011 when I volunteered for Reading Partners, a non-profit organization that assists elementary school students who are struggling with reading comprehension skills. I later applied as a writing tutor for CSU East Bay's Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) and helped college students from many social and ethnic backgrounds polish their essay writing skills. After graduating with...

Hello! My name is David and helping students succeed in school is my passion. My tutoring career began in 2011 when I volunteered for Reading Partners, a non-profit organization that assists elementary school students who are struggling with reading comprehension skills. I later applied as a writing tutor for CSU East Bay's Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) and helped college students from many social and ethnic backgrounds polish their essay writing skills. After graduating with a bachelor's in English in 2012, I became an independent contractor for Buddy Systems Tutoring and helped high school students in the Bay Area improve their writing and study skills. In 2015, I earned my secondary teaching credential in English and have three years of experience teaching English to middle school and high school students.

I have taught in a rural high school in Lake County, an urban title I charter school in the heart of Vallejo, and currently employed as a substitute teacher for Napa Valley Unified School district. I have had the pleasure of working with students of different backgrounds and ages; my youngest student was a third grader from Oakland, and my oldest was a 65-year-old man from Taiwan. I would be thrilled to use my extensive experience to help you or your child improve their reading and writing skills.

My teaching and tutoring philosophy is focused on preparing students for the challenges and rewards of working and living in a democratic and pluralistic society. These challenges include overcoming social and economic inequalities while keeping an open mind to new knowledge and customs that may make someone feel uncomfortable or question their own belief system. The rewards include financial security from landing a job and earning a livable wage, but also from the deep, personal satisfaction of achieving one's goals and having a positive influence on future generations. I often use the Socratic method when teaching or tutoring, which is a process of asking the student deeper and deeper questions to encourage and develop stronger critical thinking skills.

I can provide in-person or online tutoring services for reading, writing, and speaking skills for grades 3-12. I can also tutor students in college English classes and provide editing and proofreading services for essays. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I would be more than happy to work out any details. Hope to see you soon!


Education

California State University Hayward
English
Humboldt State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: A cancellation fee will be assessed if a student does not show within the first 15 minutes of the tutoring session.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Vallejo, CA 94591
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/14/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In college I took public speaking courses and participated in a speech competition, but my skills were sharpened during my time as a substitute teacher for the Benicia Unified School District. As a sub, I had to give directions and provide leadership for each class. I learned how to project my voice, speak in a clear manner, and make eye contact so that the teacher's lesson plan would be followed.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have the training and expertise needed to teach grammar to K-12 students and adults. For example, my Bachelor's degree in English from Cal State East Bay in Hayward required rigorous courses in modern English grammar and I attended Humboldt State for my English teaching credential. I can teach and reinforce concepts of grammar, such as relative pronouns, superlative adjectives, and modal auxiliary verbs.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In college I took public speaking courses and participated in a speech competition, but my skills were sharpened during my time as a substitute teacher for the Benicia Unified School District. As a sub, I had to give directions and provide leadership for each class. I learned how to project my voice, speak in a clear manner, and make eye contact so that the teacher's lesson plan would be followed.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have the training and expertise needed to teach grammar to K-12 students and adults. For example, my Bachelor's degree in English from Cal State East Bay in Hayward required rigorous courses in modern English grammar and I attended Humboldt State for my English teaching credential. I can teach and reinforce concepts of grammar, such as relative pronouns, superlative adjectives, and modal auxiliary verbs.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I earned my English teaching credential from Humboldt State University and have taught middle school and high school English for three years. During my teaching career I have been trained in AVID instruction, which is a teaching philosophy that prepares students for college and academic success. In addition to my secondary teaching experience, I collaborated with a college professor for two semesters in English support classes at a title I charter school.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have the training and expertise needed to teach grammar to K-12 students and adults. For example, my Bachelor's degree in English from Cal State East Bay in Hayward required rigorous courses in modern English grammar and I attended Humboldt State for my English teaching credential. I can teach and reinforce concepts of grammar, such as relative pronouns, superlative adjectives, and modal auxiliary verbs.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In college I took public speaking courses and participated in a speech competition, but my skills were sharpened during my time as a substitute teacher for the Benicia Unified School District. As a sub, I had to give directions and provide leadership for each class. I learned how to project my voice, speak in a clear manner, and make eye contact so that the teacher's lesson plan would be followed.
Writing,

Writing

I have supervised and taught students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds on the craft and process of writing in clear and cogent prose. I developed the foundation for strong teaching practices through a rigorous credential program under veteran mentor teachers. In addition to my teaching experience, I am also a published author of short fiction who has developed strong writing habits over years of training and practice.
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I earned my English teaching credential from Humboldt State University and have taught middle school and high school English for three years. During my teaching career I have been trained in AVID instruction, which is a teaching philosophy that prepares students for college and academic success. In addition to my secondary teaching experience, I collaborated with a college professor for two semesters in English support classes at a title I charter school.
Writing,

Writing

I have supervised and taught students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds on the craft and process of writing in clear and cogent prose. I developed the foundation for strong teaching practices through a rigorous credential program under veteran mentor teachers. In addition to my teaching experience, I am also a published author of short fiction who has developed strong writing habits over years of training and practice.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I earned my English teaching credential from Humboldt State University and have taught middle school and high school English for three years. During my teaching career I have been trained in AVID instruction, which is a teaching philosophy that prepares students for college and academic success. In addition to my secondary teaching experience, I collaborated with a college professor for two semesters in English support classes at a title I charter school.
Writing,

Writing

I have supervised and taught students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds on the craft and process of writing in clear and cogent prose. I developed the foundation for strong teaching practices through a rigorous credential program under veteran mentor teachers. In addition to my teaching experience, I am also a published author of short fiction who has developed strong writing habits over years of training and practice.
Reading

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have supervised and taught students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds on the craft and process of writing in clear and cogent prose. I developed the foundation for strong teaching practices through a rigorous credential program under veteran mentor teachers. In addition to my teaching experience, I am also a published author of short fiction who has developed strong writing habits over years of training and practice.
Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great tutor experience!

My son can't wait for David to arrive for their afternoon lessons. Stuart loves the interesting stories, lesson plans and perspectives David brings to the lesson. We know other parents will appreciate David's skill set, experience and knowledge as a teacher. It just a matter of time before some school district will snatch him up for a full time teacher role.

Arianna, 67 lessons with David

Highest Recommendation for David M's tutoring.

David has done a great job tutoring my son. I especially like his calm and patient manner. David has quickly developed a good relationship with my son, really helped him relax, and is targeting certain study habits as areas that need the most improvement. I am sure that my son's school work and self esteem will be improved as he continues to work with David.

Dan, 9 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

David M. helped my son to stay motivated to complete his work, which is no small task. David M. is Friendly, patient, reliable , communicative, and flexible. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Denise, 2 lessons with David
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$50/hour

David M.

$50/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 4 hours