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Daavid S.

Tampa, FL

$55/hour

Get it Explained! Math, English, and Computer Programming Demystified!

800+ Hours
4.9 average from 201 ratings
Great Tutor
— Laurent, Boca Raton, FL on 10/26/14

$55/Hour


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New College of Florida
University of South Florida (USF)
Graduate Coursework

Education

New College of Florida

University of South Florida (USF) (Graduate Coursework)

About Daavid

I have been teaching and tutoring for seven years and have a long list of satisfied clients. When I'm not tutoring with Wyzant, I'm the STEM Educator for Tampa SkateWorld. It's my job to make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fun for kids, and I love it! I'm also a substitute teacher with Hillsborough County Schools. I like to think I'm the fun sub.

I strive to understand students' own unique learning style and to explain things in a way that will make sense from the students' own unique perspective.

I prefer to focus on helping students understand their subject rather than just "get through it." When it comes to mathematics, for instance, I'd rather not teach "tricks" unless the student is prepared to understand why the trick works. The reason for this is that just memorizing tricks will cause you problems in the long run since knowledge is cumulative. If you put in the hard work toward understanding, then it will all be easy later on. Trust me.

I want you to get the most out of your tutoring fee. That's why I encourage you to read your textbook, if you have one. Tutoring is not a substitute for paying attention in class and studying on your own! I prefer that you use our tutoring sessions as a way to address anything that you still don't understand after you've tried to figure everything out for yourself. To that end, I want you to have questions for me when I arrive. Active engagement with the material is essential for success! If you're having trouble working up enthusiasm for the subject (don't worry, I used to hate math too!) I try my best to make the subject interesting for you. That's because I know from experience that you won't do something you don't want to.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Florida International University.

Get in touch with me, and I'll help you understand math, science, programming, English, and writing.
I have been teaching and tutoring for seven years and have a long list of satisfied clients. When I'm not tutoring with Wyzant, I'm the STEM Educator for Tampa SkateWorld. It's my job to make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fun for kids, and I love it! I'm also a substitute teacher with Hillsborough County Schools. I like to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Half the lesson fee will be charged for cancellations 4-24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time. The entire lesson fee will be charged for cancellations with less than 4 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tampa, FL 33604
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Laurent, Boca Raton, FL on 10/26/14

"Knowledgeable, Calm, Easy to work with, Dependable and CARES!"

- Kathleen, Largo, FL on 7/27/17

"Great tutor!"

- Laura, Bronx, NY on 3/19/17

"Patient and sincere"

- Jeanette, Tampa, FL on 3/2/17

"Custom attention to needs"

- Lorna, Valrico, FL on 2/24/17

"Couldn't give enough stars"

- Nicole, Land O Lakes, FL on 1/18/17

"Great SAT Tutor"

- Jean, Wesley Chapel, FL on 12/4/16
Daavid replied on 12/7/2016

Very glad to hear it, Jean! Best of luck to your daughter in her college applications!

"Terrific!"

- Riley, Tampa, FL on 12/4/16
Daavid replied on 12/8/2016

Thanks for the feedback, Riley! Your son is a pleasure to work with. I'm glad to hear our sessions have been helping him.

"Helping me improve my SAT score"

- Grace, Tampa, FL on 10/4/16
Daavid replied on 10/6/2016

Thanks for the feedback, Grace! I'm glad our sessions are helping you.

"English/Reading/Math"

- Kristen, Tampa, FL on 9/11/16

"Impeccable Instructor!!!"

- Kim, Riverview, FL on 7/13/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Brandi, Ruskin, FL on 6/17/16

"Great tutor, very patient!"

- Zaina, Miami, FL on 6/1/16
Daavid replied on 6/1/2016

Thanks so much for your feedback. I really enjoy seeing students who have struggled with math overcome their difficulties with it. I was there too, once!

"So Helpful!!"

- Lisa, Englishtown, NJ on 5/2/16

"Great Tutor"

- David, Brandon, FL on 4/26/16

"Clear and precise instructions"

- Efrem, Brandon, FL on 3/20/16

"Explains everything in depth, very helpful"

- Austin, Brandon, FL on 2/8/16

"Great Tutor"

- Bradley, Oldsmar, FL on 1/14/16

"Patient, intuitive, and observant"

- Jacqueline, Lutz, FL on 1/8/16

"Great math tutor"

- Angelo, Tampa, FL on 12/15/15

"Excellent experience!"

- Kate, Tampa, FL on 11/23/15

"Awesome tutor"

- Gabriela, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 6/18/15

"Very Patient and Well Prepared"

- Luke, Pompano Beach, FL on 2/19/15

"Great Tutor"

- Norreece, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 12/15/14

"great tutor"

- Mauricio, Miami, FL on 4/19/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, Video Production
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, C, C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science, General Computer, Graphic Design, HTML, JavaScript, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Swift, Video Production, Web Design
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Elementary Math, Reading, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADHD

I have been a teacher at a number of schools which catered to special needs students, including children with ADD/ADHD. I have also tutored many students with ADD ranging from mild to severe. Part of the reason why I am able to help students with ADD/ADHD is that I myself have ADD/ADHD and have had to learn techniques for overcoming this condition to succeed well academically and in my own life.

C++

I have taken two college level courses in C++, and have completed many C++ projects for clients on a freelance basis.

Computer Programming

I have been coding since I was 13 years old, and I have been teaching and tutoring programming since 2011. I am currently teaching (Feb. 2015) a High School Robotics & Coding class. Proficiencies include C++, Python, JavaScript, and Web Design.

Discrete Math

I have taken a college Discrete Mathematics course, and done advanced work in Discrete Mathematics beyond the introductory level. I have many hours of experience tutoring Discrete Mathematics subjects on a one-on-one basis, including Logic, Set Theory, Probability, Combinatorics, Order Theory, Relations, Functions, and more. I try to make learning Discrete Mathematics fun by showing students how logic can be learned through certain specially designed puzzles, and introduce students to tools they might not otherwise have encountered, such as truth table generators and computer algebra systems. It is my goal to help students master Discrete Mathematics and have fun doing it.

Linear Algebra

I am a mathematics major at FIU and took Linear Algebra in Fall 2011.

Logic

I have taken classes in Formal (Philosophical) Logic, Mathematical Logic, Set Theory, and other branches of Logic. In 2006 I ran a mini-course in logic for Lifetime Learning, Inc. in which students were introduced to logic by solving Knights and Knaves puzzles. On a one-on-one basis, I have over 20 hours of experience tutoring all aspects of logic from syllogisms and logical fallacies to deductive proof techniques.

New College of Florida
University of South Florida (USF)
Graduate Coursework

Education

New College of Florida

University of South Florida (USF) (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor

Daavid is nice, patient with kids and knows his field. My son likes him a lot and looks forward to seeing him for his next class. We give him an A+!

— Laurent, Boca Raton, FL on 10/26/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Half the lesson fee will be charged for cancellations 4-24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time. The entire lesson fee will be charged for cancellations with less than 4 hours notice.

Travel policy

Daavid will travel within 10 miles of Tampa, FL 33604.