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Dave B.

Mathematics Tutor - Middle School through Calculus

Mathematics Tutor - Middle School through Calculus

$50/hour

About Dave


Bio

I have a passion for mathematics and love helping students understand such a great subject! It is very rewarding to help students understand content they thought was difficult and beyond their capabilities. My tutoring experience is extensive spanning over 30 years and includes subjects ranging from Middle School Mathematics through Calculus along with standardized test preparation. In addition, I have been a High School Mathematics teacher for 19 years along with 5 years as an Adjunct...

I have a passion for mathematics and love helping students understand such a great subject! It is very rewarding to help students understand content they thought was difficult and beyond their capabilities. My tutoring experience is extensive spanning over 30 years and includes subjects ranging from Middle School Mathematics through Calculus along with standardized test preparation. In addition, I have been a High School Mathematics teacher for 19 years along with 5 years as an Adjunct Professor at the college level. Also, I was an Executive Editor in the Mathematics Department of a major educational publishing company for 11 years where I conceived, wrote, and edited mathematics textbooks and ancillary materials.

My teaching awards include being named Teacher of the Year and being featured as an Outstanding Educator by Orlando Lifestyle Magazine. I have a deep love of mathematics and thoroughly enjoy tutoring all topics. It is a wonderful feeling when I am able to help someone understand something they previously regarded as complex or even unattainable. I do this by first discovering what it is my student does not understand so together we can build a lasting conceptual understanding. Outside of teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, reading, and am an avid sports fan.

Mathematics courses I have taught include General Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Integrated Mathematics, AP Calculus, IB Mathematics SL, and IB Mathematics HL. I am known to be able to help students understand difficult concepts in a fun and relaxing manner. Mathematics did not come easy for me so I know what it is like to be frustrated and not understand concepts.

If you want someone who is friendly, approachable, and is able to thoroughly explain concepts so you have a deep and lasting conceptual understanding, then I am the tutor for you. I promise to give you my very best effort at all times!


Education

University of Central Florida
Mathematics
University of Central Florida
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Group Rates 2 students - $75/hr 3 students - $100/hr 4 students - $125/hr
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/23/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully taught Algebra 1 multiple times during my teaching career and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important Algebra 1 is as well as its most critical content. In addition, I have written and edited Algebra textbooks and ancillary materials for over 15 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught a full Algebra 2 course for six years at the regular and honors levels. Currently, and for the past seven years, I have taught IB Mathematics courses which include all content found in Algebra 2. In addition, I have written and edited multiple Algebra II textbooks and ancillary materials.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus, IB Mathematics SL, and IB Mathematics HL for seven years and have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989. The IB courses have the same Calculus content as the AP courses. My students consistently score high on their AP and IB exams. In addition I have successfully tutored many students in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught full Geometry courses for eight years ranging in difficulty level from Informal Geometry to Geometry Honors. In addition, I have edited and written lessons for Geometry textbooks and ancillary materials in my years as an educational publisher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have successfully taught Pre-Algebra courses multiple times during my teaching career at the high school level and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important this subject is as well as the most critical content in the course. I have written and edited pre-algebra content in mathematics textbooks and ancillary materials since 1989.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher and Standard Level Mathematics for 10 years. The IB courses have the same Pre-Calculus content as an Honors Level Trigonometry course. I have taught Calculus for the past 8 years so I know the importance of Pre-Calculus concepts. In addition, I have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989 and have successfully tutored many students in Pre-Calculus.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have successfully worked with multiple students over the years preparing them for the SAT and ACT. My focus is on thorough understanding of the content along with test taking strategies.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have successfully worked with multiple students over the years preparing them for the ACT. When working with students for test preparation, my focus is on thorough understanding of the content along with test taking strategies.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully taught Algebra 1 multiple times during my teaching career and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important Algebra 1 is as well as its most critical content. In addition, I have written and edited Algebra textbooks and ancillary materials for over 15 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught a full Algebra 2 course for six years at the regular and honors levels. Currently, and for the past seven years, I have taught IB Mathematics courses which include all content found in Algebra 2. In addition, I have written and edited multiple Algebra II textbooks and ancillary materials.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus, IB Mathematics SL, and IB Mathematics HL for seven years and have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989. The IB courses have the same Calculus content as the AP courses. My students consistently score high on their AP and IB exams. In addition I have successfully tutored many students in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught full Geometry courses for eight years ranging in difficulty level from Informal Geometry to Geometry Honors. In addition, I have edited and written lessons for Geometry textbooks and ancillary materials in my years as an educational publisher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have successfully taught Pre-Algebra courses multiple times during my teaching career at the high school level and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important this subject is as well as the most critical content in the course. I have written and edited pre-algebra content in mathematics textbooks and ancillary materials since 1989.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher and Standard Level Mathematics for 10 years. The IB courses have the same Pre-Calculus content as an Honors Level Trigonometry course. I have taught Calculus for the past 8 years so I know the importance of Pre-Calculus concepts. In addition, I have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989 and have successfully tutored many students in Pre-Calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully worked with multiple students over the years preparing them for the SAT and ACT. My focus is on thorough understanding of the content along with test taking strategies.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher and Standard Level Mathematics for 10 years. The IB courses have the same Trigonometry content as an Honors Level Trigonometry course. In addition, I have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989. Also, I have successfully tutored many students in Trigonometry.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully taught Algebra 1 multiple times during my teaching career and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important Algebra 1 is as well as its most critical content. In addition, I have written and edited Algebra textbooks and ancillary materials for over 15 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught a full Algebra 2 course for six years at the regular and honors levels. Currently, and for the past seven years, I have taught IB Mathematics courses which include all content found in Algebra 2. In addition, I have written and edited multiple Algebra II textbooks and ancillary materials.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus, IB Mathematics SL, and IB Mathematics HL for seven years and have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989. The IB courses have the same Calculus content as the AP courses. My students consistently score high on their AP and IB exams. In addition I have successfully tutored many students in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught full Geometry courses for eight years ranging in difficulty level from Informal Geometry to Geometry Honors. In addition, I have edited and written lessons for Geometry textbooks and ancillary materials in my years as an educational publisher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have successfully taught Pre-Algebra courses multiple times during my teaching career at the high school level and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important this subject is as well as the most critical content in the course. I have written and edited pre-algebra content in mathematics textbooks and ancillary materials since 1989.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher and Standard Level Mathematics for 10 years. The IB courses have the same Pre-Calculus content as an Honors Level Trigonometry course. I have taught Calculus for the past 8 years so I know the importance of Pre-Calculus concepts. In addition, I have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989 and have successfully tutored many students in Pre-Calculus.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully taught Algebra 1 multiple times during my teaching career and have taught all classes that follow it. So, I know how important Algebra 1 is as well as its most critical content. In addition, I have written and edited Algebra textbooks and ancillary materials for over 15 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught a full Algebra 2 course for six years at the regular and honors levels. Currently, and for the past seven years, I have taught IB Mathematics courses which include all content found in Algebra 2. In addition, I have written and edited multiple Algebra II textbooks and ancillary materials.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus, IB Mathematics SL, and IB Mathematics HL for seven years and have been editing and writing mathematics textbooks since 1989. The IB courses have the same Calculus content as the AP courses. My students consistently score high on their AP and IB exams. In addition I have successfully tutored many students in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught full Geometry courses for eight years ranging in difficulty level from Informal Geometry to Geometry Honors. In addition, I have edited and written lessons for Geometry textbooks and ancillary materials in my years as an educational publisher.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have successfully worked with multiple students over the years preparing them for the SAT and ACT. My focus is on thorough understanding of the content along with test taking strategies.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have successfully worked with multiple students over the years preparing them for the ACT. When working with students for test preparation, my focus is on thorough understanding of the content along with test taking strategies.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have successfully worked with multiple students over the years preparing them for the SAT and ACT. My focus is on thorough understanding of the content along with test taking strategies.

Examples of Expertise


Dave has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Wonderful, knowledgeable tutor

Dave is a very experienced tutor. He explains everything to make it more understandable. He is very patient and has worked with our schedule. I truly appreciate all his help. My daughter enjoys her lessons and comes away feeling positive and motivated.

Yvonne, 4 lessons with Dave

Precalculus

Dave is an excellent tutor and was very patient. He explained everything to me in a simple yet efficient way and I’ll be using his services from now on. I strongly recommend him.

Ana, 1 lesson with Dave

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

My child had a session with Dave for the IB math class. At the very first session, it was clear that Dave was very knowledgeable in the subject and provided very useful guidance and information. My child was very impressed with Dave and we would happily and strongly recommend him to others.

Tony, 1 lesson with Dave

Knowledgeable tutor

Dave is an experienced tutor with patience and knowledge to tutor high school student. He helped my son go through new precalculus material; what was extremely helpful he sent pdf of the session whiteboards and he taped the lesson for further review. Highly recommend him!!!

Boguslawa, 1 lesson with Dave

Knows his stuff and is patient

Algebra 1 - systems of equations - complicated but Dave took his time with my son and really helped him grasp the concept of the work. It's clear he has a lot of experience working with younger students and was very encouraging.

Marty, 1 lesson with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Dave helped me a lot with going over my IB Calc homework. I like the way how he explained it in different ways and went in depth on each problem with me. I would definitely recommended Dave!

Rithika, 7 lessons with Dave

Great tutor! Very patient and has a good connection with his students.

Dave was a wonderful tutor for my son. He has a thorough knowledge of Calculus and was able to show my son, step by step, how to solve problems and what he was actually solving for. This helped generate a visual picture which really helped the learning process.

Denise, 5 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My daughter has been having some issues in PreCalculus. Dave made it easy for her to understand what she was doing wrong . Already scheduled a second tutoring session.

Mareli, 25 lessons with Dave

Great tutor! He was patient and encouraging.

My daughter wanted to make sure she got an A in Calculus and so we spoke to Dave who answered us within a short period of time. He was easy to reach through the phone. He was an excellent tutor who was able to make sure my daughter understood the details that she may have missed during class. Overall he was a joy to be around as he taught her and she ended Calculus with an A.

Dina, 4 lessons with Dave
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Dave B.

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