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David G.

OChem, Calc, ACT/SAT/GRE-years of exp. w/all ages, former OChem TA@UCB

OChem, Calc, ACT/SAT/GRE-years of exp. w/all ages, former OChem TA@UCB

$42/hour

  • 381 hours tutoring

  • Longmont, CO 80501

About David


Bio

I am a former TA for organic chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder; if it's OChem you need help with, you can't do much better than me! At this point, I have helped many students increase their ACT scores by up to 5 (One from 25 to 30!) and their SAT scores by hundreds. If you're looking for a tutor to help your almost-adult optimize their university applications, I am the best available!

I am a 28 year old lover of language, science and mathematics pursuing a career in...

I am a former TA for organic chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder; if it's OChem you need help with, you can't do much better than me! At this point, I have helped many students increase their ACT scores by up to 5 (One from 25 to 30!) and their SAT scores by hundreds. If you're looking for a tutor to help your almost-adult optimize their university applications, I am the best available!

I am a 28 year old lover of language, science and mathematics pursuing a career in biochemistry. Until age 22, I was without focus in my life, having a dismal high school record and merely adequate grades--I applied to CU Boulder with a GPA of 2.5--in my undergraduate studies; however, change is always possible: I now have a GPA of 3.65. I have discovered an immense love for science and mathematics that I hope to share. This on top of my already long-standing passions of art and language. I'm an A student in Chemistry and Biology, I have been an amateur tutor and autodidact all my life and I have worked as a TA for the Organic Chemistry courses at CU Boulder, now I have an undergraduate degree in biochemistry in the same. I earned my high school diploma ahead of schedule, earning a 32 on the ACT exam and a 4/5 on the AP Language and Composition exam, and teaching high school students over the years has reminded me of what it was like in those days, making me an excellent choice for ACT/SAT study help. Furthermore, I have been diagnosed with ADD since age 11, and if this is something you and your child struggle with, I have ample experience as a student with ADD and a teacher of students with ADD.

I am a NO-NONSENSE tutor. I believe that almost everyone can become straight-A student with EFFICIENT effort. My focus is on: 1) improving fundamental understanding of material (e.g. forget "FOIL" and "cross-multiplication", these are shortcuts that mask what you're really doing!), 2) improving confidence (train yourself to understand what you understand, don't wallow in self doubt!), 3) helping students recognize the relationships between good health and good grades (DO NOT go into an exam tired!) and 4) the ABSOLUTE necessity of frequent practice (waiting in line? Practice mental arithmetic! Bored? Practice some vocabulary! It's easy and takes mere minutes!). Please note: this means that I am often blunt to the point of being brusque. I am your tutor, not your friend, and I am here to help you change your behavior to make you learn more effectively. I don't mince words or try to soften the blow: I will tell you what you are doing wrong and how you can get better. I try not to be rude, but I can be harsh. I have a gift for expressing complex ideas in ways that are easy to grasp, especially in regards to physics as it applies to chemistry, and I do so with the intent of providing a context to the subject matter that makes its importance immediately relevant and its consequences fascinating. If I can go from skipping school to full-fledged academia, so can you or your child (or both!).


Education

University of Colorado at Boulder
Biochemistry

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $42
  • Rate details: Group lessons are: $40 per person for two people, $30 per person for three people or more.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 17 miles of Longmont, CO 80501
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/11/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator since I was a child.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have been using Adobe InDesign since I was a teenager. I have created several small books with extensive illustrations on scientific subjects, and I know how to create professional quality layouts with the most powerful tools in the program: character styles, paragraph styles and linked data. I can help any student streamline his or her workflow to quickly obtain excellent results.
Adobe Photoshop

Business

GRE

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator since I was a child.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have been using Adobe InDesign since I was a teenager. I have created several small books with extensive illustrations on scientific subjects, and I know how to create professional quality layouts with the most powerful tools in the program: character styles, paragraph styles and linked data. I can help any student streamline his or her workflow to quickly obtain excellent results.
Adobe Photoshop

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been tutoring the ACT English section for five years now, and I have managed to increase students' scores by up to five points.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been tutoring in the ACT for five years now, including the Reading section, and I have managed to increase students' scores by up to five points.
Writing,

Writing

I have written much of an organic chemistry lab manual that was published and used in the teaching labs at my university. I have written much online work which has been well received.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Biology,

Biology

I have a degree in biochemistry from CU Boulder, including biology.
Calculus,

Calculus

A full 3 year course of calculus with high grades, frequent use of calculus in my spare time and for work, years of experience tutoring calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Biochemistry BA, and I have experience as an organic chemistry TA at university level.
Physics,

Physics

I have studied classical physics, thermodynamics and quantum physics as part of a degree in biochemistry.
Writing,

Writing

I have written much of an organic chemistry lab manual that was published and used in the teaching labs at my university. I have written much online work which has been well received.
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been tutoring Math in the ACT for five years now, and I have managed to increase students' scores by up to five points.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Calculus,

Calculus

A full 3 year course of calculus with high grades, frequent use of calculus in my spare time and for work, years of experience tutoring calculus.
Physics,

Physics

I have studied classical physics, thermodynamics and quantum physics as part of a degree in biochemistry.
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Biology,

Biology

I have a degree in biochemistry from CU Boulder, including biology.
Calculus,

Calculus

A full 3 year course of calculus with high grades, frequent use of calculus in my spare time and for work, years of experience tutoring calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Biochemistry BA, and I have experience as an organic chemistry TA at university level.
Physics,

Physics

I have studied classical physics, thermodynamics and quantum physics as part of a degree in biochemistry.
Writing,

Writing

I have written much of an organic chemistry lab manual that was published and used in the teaching labs at my university. I have written much online work which has been well received.
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am trained in biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have worked with many other students on every section of the ACT for many years now.
Anatomy,

Anatomy

I have a degree in biochemistry from CU Boulder, which involves anatomy.
Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I have a degree in biochemistry from CU Boulder.
Biology,

Biology

I have a degree in biochemistry from CU Boulder, including biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Biochemistry BA, and I have experience as an organic chemistry TA at university level.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have been a TA for an organic chemistry course. This involved running a lab and a recitation section. I prepared my students for tests and assessed their work in lab.
Physics,

Physics

I have studied classical physics, thermodynamics and quantum physics as part of a degree in biochemistry.
Microbiology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 4 years of experience tutoring students in algebra and more advanced mathematics. My education required me to master algebra and other mathematics.
Biology,

Biology

I have a degree in biochemistry from CU Boulder, including biology.
Calculus,

Calculus

A full 3 year course of calculus with high grades, frequent use of calculus in my spare time and for work, years of experience tutoring calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a Biochemistry BA, and I have experience as an organic chemistry TA at university level.
Physics,

Physics

I have studied classical physics, thermodynamics and quantum physics as part of a degree in biochemistry.
Writing,

Writing

I have written much of an organic chemistry lab manual that was published and used in the teaching labs at my university. I have written much online work which has been well received.
Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been tutoring the ACT English section for five years now, and I have managed to increase students' scores by up to five points.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been tutoring Math in the ACT for five years now, and I have managed to increase students' scores by up to five points.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been tutoring in the ACT for five years now, including the Reading section, and I have managed to increase students' scores by up to five points.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am trained in biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have worked with many other students on every section of the ACT for many years now.
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (102 ratings)
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Reviews

Great SAT Tutor

We had a slow start on finding the right fit for my son, but after meeting and spending just an hour with David G we know we have the right person to get my son to ease up on himself just a little bit and continue to grow more confident of self and know he can do anything he puts his mind to with a little guidance and discipline.

DeShon, 8 lessons with David

Great SAT prep

David did an excellent job in the session of SAT prep assessing my daughter's gaps in knowledge. His approach has definitely helped to identify areas of focus for her as she prepares. She also thought he was very approachable and kind.

Deborah, 1 lesson with David

Exceptional Tutor

David was an exceptional tutor that helped my daughter move swiftly and confidently through science material in preparation for a final. His teaching style kept her very focused and engaged. Whenever she hit a rough spot with her understanding, he very quickly brought her to full comprehension. We are very grateful.

Deborah, 1 lesson with David

Intelligent and patient tutor

I have high hopes that David will help our son gain confidence in his academic abilities and strive to do better in school.

Jennifer, 7 lessons with David

Very helpful, explains concepts well

Helped me with stereochemistry and really understood where to start and how to explain in a step by step manner. Very helpful.

Elise, 6 lessons with David

Good Fit for my Son

David has been great in working with my "reluctant" learner. Rather than forcing a lot of rote work and drills, David works to connect with him in creative ways and draw him into discussion. On a practical note, he has been flexible with schedule changes & accommodating our changing schedule. I would not hesitate to recommend David.

Susan, 19 lessons with David

Evaluated, understood, executed!

David quickly assessed the needs of the student, understood what needed to be done to help, and already started on a plan to help him.

Elizabeth, 1 lesson with David
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Elizabeth. I look forward to tutoring Marco again very soon!

Knowledgeable and very helpful

David was very helpful and patient. He takes the time to thoroughly explain concepts and checks to make sure it makes sense. He's great at providing alternative explanations and I found him to be very helpful!

Kiana, 1 lesson with David

David Is a Great Tutor! He Makes His Students Think!

David is able to simplify difficult concepts and make them clear to the student. He reinforces a particular concept by giving the student as many problems as necessary so the student can demonstrate a clear understanding of that concept. Our son says that David challenges him and he now views math in a positive manner. Wish our son had met David sooner!

Patricia, 5 lessons with David

Unreliable; unorganized; unprofessional

Although David was not a bad tutor once he actually showed up for a session, he was near impossible to communicate with. He did not answer emails promptly, was routinely late, and twice completely missed the very clearly set meeting time. Given his unprofessional behavior, I cannot recommend him as a tutor at this time.

Stuart, 2 lessons with David
Tutor responded:

This is a response I am writing 3 years after this review. I want to say that Stuart was absolutely correct, I failed him and his child, and it was entirely my fault. This review had a significant influence on me, and I have taken steps since then to improve my scheduling and organization, and these efforts have borne fruit. I want to offer Stuart a (severely) belated apology, and I hope his child has found all the success they deserve.

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David G.

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