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David M.

Certified English Teacher and Writing Coach

Certified English Teacher and Writing Coach

$35/hour

  • 1,145 hours tutoring

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 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,...

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 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 became an independent contractor and tutored high school students around the San Francisco Bay Area.

I earned my teaching credential in 2015 from Humboldt State University and have experience teaching English to middle and high school students. I have had the pleasure of working with students of different backgrounds and ages throughout my teaching career. I would be thrilled to use my extensive experience to help you or your child improve their 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 tutoring services for reading, writing, and speaking skills 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. Hope to speak with you soon!


Education

California State University Hayward
English
Humboldt State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • 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


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4.9 (369 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient!

Awesome tutor!! He is very detail when reviewing your writing. He did a fantastic job reviewing my personal statement for medical school. In addition, he works with your schedule.

Erick, 6 lessons with David

Tutoring w/David has begun.

5 stars!! My daughter and I enjoyed meeting & speaking to David today. He is kind and engaging. I look forward to more tutoring and to my daughter coming out of shell. .

Shelley , 3 lessons with David

Great tutor

David taught my daughter essay writing. She has had more than five classes with him and has found him to be a sincere and good teacher - patient and knowledgeable, challenging her yet moving at a pace she is comfortable with. She plans to continue learning with him and strongly recommends him to anyone looking to hone their English skills.

Minothi, 9 lessons with David

experienced and encouraging tutor

David has been a wonderful tutor to my two sons. They have improved their English skills significantly since they started studying with David. Before we met David, we tried several other tutors and learning centers, but none of them fulfilled our needs. But, David was totally different. He was confident about his teaching skills and knew exactly what my sons needed to work on. He also had a lot of tutoring experiences which I thought was very important. David is patient and observant. His tutoring is customized to the child’s needs and parents’ concerns. We will definitely continue to use David’s tutoring services.

Eunyoung, 65 lessons with David

Knowledgable and patient tutor

My son really enjoys working with David. He keeps my son motivated and engaged in the reading. In a few lessons my son and I could see a significant improvement in his reading comprehension. David is truly passionate about teaching!

Maria, 68 lessons with David

Excellent Teacher

I couldn’t have asked for a better tutoring experience than I had with David. He was patient, thorough, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend David to anyone in need of writing or English help and I will certainly not hesitate to use his help in the future. Thank you again, David!

Brett, 9 lessons with David

Great writing lesson

David is very structured and has a complete lesson planned out to review w/ my son. He is patient and willing to repeat information for my son. We are dealing w/ some learning disabilities in a bright student and David is able to balance the needs of the lesson to my son.

Rachel, 7 lessons with David

Great teacher

This was a really great lesson. David M. was really patient and listened to all the students concerns as well as their questions. He incorporates these questions into the lesson and helps the student develop a better essay. Really recommend.

Sunny, 4 lessons with David

Patient and very knowledgeable tutor

David made my son feel at ease and really learn the reasoning behind the college essay and what colleges are loooking for. He has a broad knowledge base with English and writing. David is expanding the way my son is thinking about writing this essay. I would highly recommend David.

Luciana, 7 lessons with David
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$35/hour

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