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Daven W.

Leesburg, FL

$40/hour

English, Geography Tutor

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University of Central Florida
Cinema Studies

Education

University of Central Florida (Cinema Studies)

About Daven

My teaching experience is limited to the football field as I have coached high school football. We treated our players as STUDENT-athletes. If they weren't passing their classes, they weren't practicing or playing.

It's that "academics-first" mindset that I'm bringing to the table. It's also the mindset that got me into Tau Sigma National Honor Society at UCF. It's my intention to help your child achieve that and more.

This is not some "experiment" to see if I like teaching. I know that I like teaching. As a coach, I would add as much fun to practices as I possibly could. And so, I inevitably enjoyed myself as well. I would take the same approach as a tutor.

For example, I was a freshman wide receivers' coach. For some reason, the kids just lacked intensity when it came to blocking. I wracked my brain about games I could create in order to communicate the importance of this. Making it fun was just a way for them to get more out of it, and perhaps even go home and play with their friends and continue to improve. Here's what I came up with:

I placed a non-moving "dummy" on the field after teaching the basic techniques of blocking via demonstration and said,

"This is the ball carrier. I am the defender. Four of you will block me, and each of you will have ten seconds to do so. Ten seconds is longer than the average football play. I'm bigger than you. Hold me off for that long, and you can hold anybody off."

Here were the rules: After the ten seconds were up, I started from wherever the last guy and myself ended. If I touched the dummy at any time, they had to run. If they were able to hold me off, I ran.

Their blocking improved immensely, but I had also learned something. In this particular case, I learned that kids try harder when you try hard to help them. Some kids are different than others and it takes different methods to motivate. What motivates ME is finding that avenue. All I really lack is experience, but I know everybody had to have their first tutoring session at some point.

Some credentials I do have are as follows: Bachelor of Arts - UCF (Deans List, Tau Sigma National Honor's Society), Associate in Arts - Lake-Sumter Community College (wrote for the school newspaper). Not to mention, hours that add up to months of babysitting my nephew.

I have discovered that every child wants to learn. While it's true that no two kids are the same, it is still true that every child feels good when they have mastered something new. My passion is helping them get there. Not my job. My passion. Let's do this.

My teaching experience is limited to the football field as I have coached high school football. We treated our players as STUDENT-athletes. If they weren't passing their classes, they weren't practicing or playing.

It's that "academics-first" mindset that I'm bringing to the table. It's also the mindset that got me into Tau Sigma
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Leesburg, FL 34748
In-person lessons
Art:
Art History, Film
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Art History, Geography, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Word, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Central Florida
Cinema Studies

Education

University of Central Florida (Cinema Studies)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daven will travel within 30 miles of Leesburg, FL 34748.