David D.

Honolulu, HI


English Pro: Writing & Comprehension and Social Science Cert

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American University (FR)

About David

Finding the right tutor can be like discovering a valuable gem. My own life skills represent a very critical, relevant and mature capability. I was fortunate to have been the founder of a Travel and Hospitality Agency, so Human Geography is a strong subject. As the Global Liaison for General Dynamics Corporation, I can share comprehensive writing skills with relevant content and unfailing vocabulary. As a Partner in a New England PR & Marketing firm, my career skills evolved into a coaching capability. I understand the need to share knowledge by tutoring and how to make your thoughts and my ideas become a valid discovery.

My knowledge of global affairs and my business experience create what you will determine to be a wise and mutually beneficial investment. I think outside the box and I always prepare to go “over the cliff” to pursue creative opportunity and success. In subjects like English, Writing and Vocabulary, we’ll excel. In Social Sciences, we’ll break down the barriers to misunderstanding and “cut to the chase.” We'll compare notes on which path is the better route...and create a new formula which is best for you.

As a speech writer in the US Senate, I became an expert in expression and in communication. I have tutored High Elementary Grades, Middle and High School grades. I currently teach at local schools and hold Florida Certifications (including one in Social Sciences). Interaction with questioning minds is a daily event. I enjoy the challenges presented by every need and every request.

Writing interesting essays and delivering useful lecture information represent unsung needs that most students never experience in school. I am highly qualified to discuss your needs in English whether you want to write a book or write a meaningful essay.

Give me a shout! If I can be of help, I'll advise you. I am very outgoing. As a Certified Executive Coach, rest assured your special needs are important to me.
Finding the right tutor can be like discovering a valuable gem. My own life skills represent a very critical, relevant and mature capability. I was fortunate to have been the founder of a Travel and Hospitality Agency, so Human Geography is a strong subject. As the Global Liaison for Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96815
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Career Development, Marketing, Public Speaking

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I am a writer. I am an Editor and TV Script Writer, having recently completed a Documentary which aired on PBS (Google: MPBN/Stick and String). For the last three years, I have worked as a Language Arts Teacher in High Elementary, (4th & 5th Grades), Middle and High Schools in Lake Mary, FL. I am known as "Mr. D"

As a speech writer and former US Senate Aide, I am highly competent in English language composition (Google: David Despres/SenatorMuskie). Due to a career which has been fine-tuned in communication skills and fact -based English, I relocated to the Washington, DC area (again in December, 2015) to work on projects which specifically relate to quality writing. Enhancing the English language has become an integral part of my mature life.

English language proficiency can easily become a biproduct of many years of immersion. I am excited by the ability to share my English language skills; they relate to a career of idea-sharing, communication and appropriate vocabulary.

Public Speaking

I learned Public Speaking as an Aide to a US Senator in Washington. Public Speaking is in fact, a critical component to success in school and in every career path. When I left Washington, I launched a consulting firm. My international sales and marketing efforts were always highlighted by addressing groups. Public Speaking can become any individual's greatest asset, My experience and personal "triggers" can create a public speaker in anyone who is personality driven and knowledge prone. If you know the subject, you can learn to discuss it publicly. Shyness can be overcome by visual cues and coaching confidence.

In 2005, I became a Growth Coach franchise owner capable of teaching strategic thinking concepts. The Growth Coach is the world's leader in business coaching. I addressed groups as large as 500 people.

Furthermore as a Global Liaison for General Dynamics, I practiced the essentials of communication world-wide and in many languages. I taught corporate professionals how to reach out and become exciting, disciplined speakers.

My CV is available to any WyzAnt participant.

American University


American University (FR)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96815.