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David M.

Certified English Teacher and Writing Coach

Certified English Teacher and Writing Coach

$45/hour

  • 2,314 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

Hello! My name is David and helping students succeed in school is my passion.

I have extensive experience teaching and tutoring English to middle school, high school, and college students. My career began in 2011 as a volunteer tutor for Reading Partners, a non-profit organization that provided tutoring for students struggling with reading comprehension. I later applied as a writing tutor for CSU East Bay's Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) and helped college students from many...

Hello! My name is David and helping students succeed in school is my passion.

I have extensive experience teaching and tutoring English to middle school, high school, and college students. My career began in 2011 as a volunteer tutor for Reading Partners, a non-profit organization that provided tutoring for students struggling with reading comprehension. 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 essays. After graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in English, I continued tutoring around the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a freelance writer and editor. I earned my teaching credential in 2015 from Humboldt State University and conducted English lessons for middle school and high school students. I would be thrilled to use my experience to help you or your child improve in critical reading and writing skills.

I teach students how to be comfortable with the writing process, how to carefully read and analyze a text, and how to think critically about important issues. These are not skills reserved for the 1%. Everyone can read well and write well if they have proper tutoring. I do my best to provide patient, punctual, and rigorous English tutoring for all of my students.

I currently provide one-on-one, online English tutoring for children in grades 6-12. If you are a college student who is struggling with an essay, then I can provide you with editing and proofreading services. I am currently teaching at a private school in California. My availability may change throughout the year. In-person tutoring is on hold for now until public health conditions improve. Hope to speak with you soon!


Education

California State University Hayward
English
Humboldt State University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: A cancellation fee will be assessed if a student does not show within the first 15 minutes of the tutoring session.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/4/2019

  • 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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I possess a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Cal State East Bay. I have been teaching the writing process to high school and college students for several years now and have an eye for detail in proofreading essays. I will use my experiences to help you polish your academic paper until it shines with clear and cogent prose.
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.

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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I possess a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Cal State East Bay. I have been teaching the writing process to high school and college students for several years now and have an eye for detail in proofreading essays. I will use my experiences to help you polish your academic paper until it shines with clear and cogent prose.
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, Reading, SAT 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, SAT 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

Test Preparation

SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 14 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (728 ratings)
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Reviews


Great writing coach!

David has a great way of guiding students on writing technique and language without overstepping ideas and concepts. He consistently teaches my middle school daughter methods to make her writing less repetitive and more concise. We have seen significant change in her style writing, even after only a few sessions. She loves working with him!

Connie, 18 lessons with David

Highly supportive and patient tutor

David is tutoring my 7th grader son. The best thing I like about David is how he open mindedly heard my requirements for tutoring my son and supportively agreed and understood with patience. I am thankful and feel blessed to have found David to tutor and enrich my son's English knowledge which would be of help not even in school but in long term too. He has his own content to explain, discusses and helps with HW or any project and also helps with communication. We have had 5 lessons with David and would be continuing more.

Neha, 12 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

David knows what to teach and he worked very patiently on improving my sons writing step by step. I would recommend David for anyone who is trying to improve their writing skills!

Brinda, 4 lessons with David

Very helpful

David is flexible and meets the students where they are at. English is taught in schools has left my daughter with significant basic gaps and David is very helpful.

Cricket, 34 lessons with David

Very helpful

David is flexible and meets the students where they are at. English is taught in schools has left my daughter with significant basic gaps and David is very helpful.

Cricket, 34 lessons with David

Amazing tutor

David tutored my 10 year-old son for 6 months to help him with reading comprehension and writing. David is patient, engaging, and made learning a lot of fun! The results were quickly noticeable. Even his teachers commented on it. We highly recommend David and look forward to continuing to work with him!

Agnieszka, 28 lessons with David

Fantastic English and Writing Tutor

I would like to start by saying that in the 8 month time period that I worked with David, my writing skills, writing knowledge, and reading comprehension each got exponentially better. David is always excited to help you out with schoolwork and other assignments but never will do it for you, which leads to a constructive way of learning. He also has numerous resource sheets that contain valuable information about vocabulary, essay writing, and many more subtopics related to writing. Using these skills, we could see how I improved because every session we would do a quick-write activity, and I would receive constructive feedback on how to write better. Lastly, the activities were not boring, because many of these activities stemmed from books we would read together and in my case, we read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Every two sessions, we would read and discuss a chapter of the book, followed by a writing prompt about the chapter we read. In conclusion, I really liked the way the class was taught, and it worked out well for me because my English skills have improved.

William, 24 lessons with David

Excellent writing tutoring

David has been tutoring my 11 years old for about 9 month now. I have observed big improvement. She doesn’t struggle as much for ideas or content. She is more confident in writing. David is very patient, positive and knowledge of many subjects. He is incredible guiding how to crafting stories. He brings out the best in her. Definitely recommend him!

Amber, 23 lessons with David

Great tutor working with my reluctant writer

David has done a great job working with my reluctant 5th grade writer. My son's school does not do a lot of writing (even at 5th grade) and has spent virtually no time studying grammar in the past two years. (Yes, I'm frustrated.) Trying to get him set over the summer so he can transition more easily to a new school. My son looks forward to his lessons and is making progress. Couldn't ask for more.

Karla, 5 lessons with David
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