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Dave S.

Math, Science & Engineering Tutor

Math, Science & Engineering Tutor

$56/hour

  • 409 hours tutoring

  • Newark, DE 19702

About Dave


Bio

Subjects that I have taught or tutored include: Math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, photography, MS Office, AutoCAD, graphics, and electrical and computer engineering.

I am a Delaware Certified Teacher in Computer science, physics, and mathematics. I am highly qualified and taught eleven years in a math-science public charter high school.

I have a Ph.D. in engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and spent many years in industry solving difficult, one-of-a-kind problems before becoming...

Subjects that I have taught or tutored include: Math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, photography, MS Office, AutoCAD, graphics, and electrical and computer engineering.

I am a Delaware Certified Teacher in Computer science, physics, and mathematics. I am highly qualified and taught eleven years in a math-science public charter high school.

I have a Ph.D. in engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and spent many years in industry solving difficult, one-of-a-kind problems before becoming a teacher.


Education

Northeastern University, Boston
Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Masters
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $56
  • Rate details: .. Minimum session time is one hour .. Rate may be increased for college courses or longer travel times .. Rate is negotiable
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Newark, DE 19702
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/24/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have using Microsoft Excel since it first came out for Apple's Macintosh computers. I have formally taught Excel (on Windows) since the mid 90's to both high school and college students. I continue to use Excel in my own work to organize and analyze data.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have using Microsoft Word since it first came out for Apple's Macintosh computer. I have formally taught Word (on Windows) since the mid 90's to both high school and college students.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I am certified in Delaware to teach computer science. I have taught computer application courses for over ten years at the Charter School of Wilmington. I have worked with computers in industry for over twenty years, and led numerous software development projects.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have using Microsoft Excel since it first came out for Apple's Macintosh computers. I have formally taught Excel (on Windows) since the mid 90's to both high school and college students. I continue to use Excel in my own work to organize and analyze data.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have using Microsoft Word since it first came out for Apple's Macintosh computer. I have formally taught Word (on Windows) since the mid 90's to both high school and college students.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I am certified in Delaware to teach computer science. I have taught computer application courses for over ten years at the Charter School of Wilmington. I have worked with computers in industry for over twenty years, and led numerous software development projects.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have using Microsoft Excel since it first came out for Apple's Macintosh computers. I have formally taught Excel (on Windows) since the mid 90's to both high school and college students. I continue to use Excel in my own work to organize and analyze data.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have using Microsoft Word since it first came out for Apple's Macintosh computer. I have formally taught Word (on Windows) since the mid 90's to both high school and college students.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 1).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 2).
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a branch of math that involves two new operators: the derivative, and its inverse, the integral. The derivative is analogous to the slope of a line (from algebra) and the integral is the area under a curve. I have been tutoring calculus at the high school and college levels for over fifteen years.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a branch of math concerned with points, lines, angles, shapes, and space (on a plane). It also develops skills such as logic, reasing, and proofs. Many students have a hard time with geometry because it is more visual than their previous math studies. I have been tutoring high school geometry for over twenty years.
Physics,

Physics

I am a Delaware certified physics teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching (and tutoring) high school and college students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have considerable experience helping middle and high school students understand and learn pre-algebra as well as algebra.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully helped hundreds of students prepare for the math portions of the SAT, as well as the ACT, and Praxis exams. Some of these students have achieved perfect (or near-perfect) scores! I am currently teaching an SAT math preparation course, and have taught several SAT math preparation courses in the past.
Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Over the past twenty years, I have successfully helped hundreds of students prepare for the math portion of the ACT, SAT, and PRAXIS exams. Some of these student have achieved perfect (or near perfect) scores!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 1).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 2).
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a branch of math that involves two new operators: the derivative, and its inverse, the integral. The derivative is analogous to the slope of a line (from algebra) and the integral is the area under a curve. I have been tutoring calculus at the high school and college levels for over fifteen years.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taken numerous college courses dealing with discrete mathematics. My Ph.D. thesis involves solving a set of simultaneous partial difference equations with boundary values. I used discrete math concepts to solve several projects I worked on in industry. In fact I earned a US patent for one of those solutions.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have a PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University in electrical engineering. I have also tutored and taught several college courses for electrical engineering including a review course for the EIT portion of the Professional Engineering license.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a branch of math concerned with points, lines, angles, shapes, and space (on a plane). It also develops skills such as logic, reasing, and proofs. Many students have a hard time with geometry because it is more visual than their previous math studies. I have been tutoring high school geometry for over twenty years.
Physics,

Physics

I am a Delaware certified physics teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching (and tutoring) high school and college students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have considerable experience helping middle and high school students understand and learn pre-algebra as well as algebra.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully helped hundreds of students prepare for the math portions of the SAT, as well as the ACT, and Praxis exams. Some of these students have achieved perfect (or near-perfect) scores! I am currently teaching an SAT math preparation course, and have taught several SAT math preparation courses in the past.
Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 1).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 2).
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a branch of math that involves two new operators: the derivative, and its inverse, the integral. The derivative is analogous to the slope of a line (from algebra) and the integral is the area under a curve. I have been tutoring calculus at the high school and college levels for over fifteen years.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a branch of math concerned with points, lines, angles, shapes, and space (on a plane). It also develops skills such as logic, reasing, and proofs. Many students have a hard time with geometry because it is more visual than their previous math studies. I have been tutoring high school geometry for over twenty years.
Physics,

Physics

I am a Delaware certified physics teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching (and tutoring) high school and college students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have considerable experience helping middle and high school students understand and learn pre-algebra as well as algebra.
Precalculus

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have a PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University in electrical engineering. I have also tutored and taught several college courses for electrical engineering including a review course for the EIT portion of the Professional Engineering license.
Physics,

Physics

I am a Delaware certified physics teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching (and tutoring) high school and college students.
ACT Science, Physical Science

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

My chess experience began when I was a child. In high school, I was the first seat of the chess team. My experience continued through college and beyond. This experience includes teaching many persons how to play chess.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 1).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a Delaware certified, highly qualified, math teacher with more than twenty years of experience teaching (and tutoring) a wide variety of math subjects (including algebra 2).
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a branch of math that involves two new operators: the derivative, and its inverse, the integral. The derivative is analogous to the slope of a line (from algebra) and the integral is the area under a curve. I have been tutoring calculus at the high school and college levels for over fifteen years.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a branch of math concerned with points, lines, angles, shapes, and space (on a plane). It also develops skills such as logic, reasing, and proofs. Many students have a hard time with geometry because it is more visual than their previous math studies. I have been tutoring high school geometry for over twenty years.
Physics,

Physics

I am a Delaware certified physics teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching (and tutoring) high school and college students.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have successfully helped hundreds of students prepare for the math portions of the SAT, as well as the ACT, and Praxis exams. Some of these students have achieved perfect (or near-perfect) scores! I am currently teaching an SAT math preparation course, and have taught several SAT math preparation courses in the past.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Over the past twenty years, I have successfully helped hundreds of students prepare for the math portion of the ACT, SAT, and PRAXIS exams. Some of these student have achieved perfect (or near perfect) scores!
Praxis,

Praxis

I have taken and very easily passed the Praxis exam. I have also prepared several students to take this exam. I view the Praxis as similar to (but perhaps easier than) both the SAT and ACT tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully helped hundreds of students prepare for the math portions of the SAT, as well as the ACT, and Praxis exams. Some of these students have achieved perfect (or near-perfect) scores! I am currently teaching an SAT math preparation course, and have taught several SAT math preparation courses in the past.
ACT Science, PSAT

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (128 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Dave breaks problems down in a way I understand. He is very patient and cares about me getting comprehending. My grade improved tremendously since being tutored. I highly recommend Dave as a tutor.

William, 10 lessons with Dave

Dave is a knowledgable tutor who responded quickly to my need for immediate tutoring in college calculus.

Dave covered the following topics: ...Explained the chain rule for differentiation; worked through several on-line problems ... Reviewed the difference between implicit and explicit differentiation; and provided examples ... Demonstrated how to use logarithms to find a derivative

Maria, 1 lesson with Dave

Patient and knowledgeable

Dave has clearly explained calculus concepts and I am more comfortable with the work. Grades are turning around and I am showing more confidence in this subject.

Kristen, 14 lessons with Dave

Helpful AP Physics Tutor

Daughter having problems with understanding the concepts behind the physics problems, leading to significant delays and her ability to tackle the problem approach. Dave is excellent at explaining the concepts and helping her break down the approach. She is the type of student that needs to understand the "why" before she gets to the "how" and Dave is very good at both!

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Dave

Patient and insightful instructor

Dave really takes time to drill into a student's misconceptions so that they can have a solid foundation for success in mathematics.

Aja, 3 lessons with Dave

Calculus help

Dave was patient while helping my daughter get a head start with calculus. After just one session, my daughter was able to gain understanding of concepts she had begun to struggle with in the first few weeks of school and prepare her for her first exam.

Lee Ann, 2 lessons with Dave

Great tutor!

We hired Dave to help him get my son through a really tough online trigonometry class. The truth is we were despairing of getting it done by the deadline. My son said that Dave has a gift of breaking everything down for him. He said his book only gave formulas, but Dave was able to give examples for everything. Honestly, I was going to have Dave for just one session and then try someone a little less expensive, but I think it was such a worthwhile investment. He was able to cover so much so quickly, and my son understood everything! I highly recommend him--as does my son.

Lori, 4 lessons with Dave

Great tutor!!

When my son finished his recent lesson with Dave, he seemed very positive. He told me to make sure I set up our next appointment right away. He was excited about a new shortcut he learned from Dave to help with his homework. I've never seen my son this excited about a tutor before. I am so happy!!

Clare, 4 lessons with Dave

Wonderful Tutor

Dave is a wonderful tutor for my daughter. He shows thorough knowledge of the material, demonstrates lots of patience, and prepares her for tests and quizzes. I would highly recommend Dave.

Joshua, 23 lessons with Dave
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Dave S.

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