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Dave B.

Winter Garden, FL

$50/hour

Mathematics Tutor: College Calculus and Grades 3-12

Background check passed as of 5/31/16
5.0 average from 54 ratings
Great tutor! He was patient and encouraging.
— Dina, Orlando, FL on 8/11/16

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University of Central Florida
Mathematics
University of Central Florida
MEd

Education

University of Central Florida (Mathematics)

University of Central Florida (MEd)

About Dave

I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida where I earned my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics Education. My tutoring experience is extensive spanning over 25 years and including subjects ranging from Middle School Mathematics through Calculus along with standardized test preparation. In addition, I have been a High School Mathematics teacher for 14 years and am currently the Mathematics Department Chair at my school. In addition, 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 and help you understand concepts conceptually so you won't forget them, than I am the tutor for you. I promise to give you my very best effort at all times.
I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida where I earned my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics Education. My tutoring experience is extensive spanning over 25 years and including Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Winter Garden, FL 34787
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor! He was patient and encouraging."

- Dina, Orlando, FL on 8/11/16

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

- Denise, Orlando, FL on 10/5/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Mareli, Orlando, FL on 10/5/16

"Great teacher!"

- Todd, Winter Garden, FL on 6/3/16

"Great Tutor - recommend to everyone"

- Ken, Winter Garden, FL on 6/1/16

"Very patient and helpful tutor"

- Sam, Orlando, FL on 3/26/16

"Encouraging, knowledgeable, and inspiring tutor"

- Kathy, Clermont, FL on 2/4/16

"Knowledgeable, patient, makes learning fun!"

- Florence, Windermere, FL on 1/7/16
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

University of Central Florida
Mathematics
University of Central Florida
MEd

Education

University of Central Florida (Mathematics)

University of Central Florida (MEd)

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, Orlando, FL on 8/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dave will travel within 10 miles of Winter Garden, FL 34787.