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David C.

Wethersfield, CT

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— Kim, Windsor, CT on 6/6/17

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Amherst College
Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Amherst College (Economics)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

About David

My educational background is as follows: I finished my undergraduate degree from Amherst College, 1985; majored in economics with concentration in math.

I have Master's degrees from MIT (Business administration) in 1987 and Rensselaer Hartford (Computer science and engineering) in 1992. I've also taken courses more recently in Psychology, Biology, and Medical Interpreting, so I know what it's like to be a student.

I had a 28 year career in finance before retiring at the end of 2015. I worked extensively in securities analysis in the fixed income (bond) market, where I specialized in mortgage-backed securities. I have a lot of experience applying math to problems in finance. Since retiring, I have worked as a substitute teacher, mainly at high schools in the Hartford area, and with primary emphasis in mathematics.

I have taken and passed the Praxis II exam for Grades 7-12 math, and have completed the ARC program for certification as a middle school / high school math teacher in Connecticut. I have also worked as a substitute teacher, mainly in the Meriden high schools -- but also other districts -- in a variety of math courses, including stats, algebra 2, and geometry / trig. I am familiar as well with linear algebra and calculus.
My educational background is as follows: I finished my undergraduate degree from Amherst College, 1985; majored in economics with concentration in math.

I have Master's degrees from MIT (Business administration) in 1987 and Rensselaer Hartford (Computer science and engineering) in 1992. I've also taken courses more recently in
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Travels within 20 miles of Wethersfield, CT 06109
In-person lessons

"Very Impressed with David!"

- Kim, Windsor, CT on 6/6/17
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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Algebra 1

I have passed the Praxis II exam required to teach high school mathematics in CT. Completed CT Alternate Route to Certification program in 2017. Student teaching included Geometry and Algebra 2. Long-term sub assignments in Geometry and Advanced Algebra and Trig. 28 years experience in finance.

Algebra 2

I have passed the Praxis 2 exam required for CT certification and have completed the Alternate Route to Certification program in CT. My student teaching included Geometry and Algebra 2, at the Academic, Accelerated, and Sheltered levels; units I taught included logs and exponents as well as rational functions. I also have 2 school years of experience as a substitute teacher, and many shorter term assignments teaching Algebra 2 at all levels.

Geometry

I have passed the CT state Praxis II exam (required for certification as a math teacher). Did student teaching in Algebra 2 and Geometry (accelerated). Long term sub assignments in Advanced Algebra / Trig and Geometry.

Prealgebra

My educational background is in economics and math, and I have an MBA as well as a master's degree in computer science. I have passed the content area exam and the Alternate Route to Certification program for middle school and high school teaching in Connecticut. I have both taught and tutored students in Pre-algebra courses. I try to introduce some basic algebra concepts, such as the use of a variable for an unknown value in an equation -- but really emphasize a lot of basic numeracy concepts such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing mixed and improper fractions, ratios and proportions, absolute values, percentages, scientific notation, and the like.

Precalculus

I majored in economics with concentration in math, MBA, master's degree in computer science. I have passed Praxis II and CT Alternate Route to Certification program required for teaching HS math in CT. My substitute teaching assignments have included pre-calculus on numerous occasions including work in trig identities, sequences/ series, polar coordinates, parabolas, ellipses, and other topics.

Statistics

My educational background is in economics and math, with master's degrees in business and computer science. I have taken and passed the Praxis II content exam and the ARC course for certification as a middle school and high school math teacher in Connecticut. My course work in undergraduate included probability / statistics courses as well as courses in econometrics (regression analysis). I have substituted in stats courses at the high school level on numerous occasions. In the current environment, a significant portion of the curriculum in other courses such as Geometry and Algebra 2 also is dedicated to statistics and probability, and I have covered those topics (permutations and combinations, for example) in those classes as well.

Trigonometry

Passed Praxis II content exam for teaching high school math in CT. Completed CT Alternate Route to Certification Program 2017, with student teaching in Geometry and Algebra 2. Long term substitute assignments in Geometry and Advanced Algebra and Trig. Trig topics included Law of sines and law of cosines; right triangle analysis, sine, cosine, tangent relationships and relationships between trig identities. Two years experience as a substitute with assignments covering trig topics in Algebra 2, Geometry, and Precalc.

Amherst College
Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Amherst College (Economics)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

Very Impressed with David!

We've only had one lesson but I'm very impressed so far. David was very patient with my 17-year-old son who is behind in math and was able to explain to him some much needed foundation. David was easy to communicate with and answered all questions and emails very quickly. He went over and above and stayed a little later to make sure that my son felt comfortable with his homework assignments--an

— Kim, Windsor, CT on 6/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Wethersfield, CT 06109.