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David A.

Davenport, IA

$40/hr

Got Physics, got Math. I can give them to you.

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Great Tutor!
— Rick, Davenport, IA on 4/13/15

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Gustavus Adolphus College
Physics
The College of William & Mary
PhD

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College (Physics)

The College of William & Mary (PhD)

About David

My experience in education is quite extensive. I have a Ph.D. in physics, working on modifications of the theory that won the Nobel Prize in 2013. Since acquiring my doctorate, I have spent three and a half years teaching at a small liberal arts college. My specialties were physics for pre-meds and Calculus I. The latter to the point that other professors were following my lead. I have also taught upper level courses, and enjoyed the process.

However, my interests aren't limited to just physics and math. History is a particular hobby of mine, particularly the way technological developments both depend on and affect the society they occur in, often in unexpected ways. I have also tutored for quite some time, covering ages from 7 to 40+ and an enormous variety of subjects.

My preferred tutoring style involves questions and discovery. If you have questions, I'll help you discover the answers (or flat-out tell them to you if necessary). If you don't, I'll ask questions until I build up a picture of your current state of knowledge, and how best to build on it. This means that I don't bore you by covering material you are already bored with, and we can get on with learning cool new things.

I look forward to indulging your curiosity.
My experience in education is quite extensive. I have a Ph.D. in physics, working on modifications of the theory that won the Nobel Prize in 2013. Since acquiring my doctorate, I have spent three and a half years teaching at a small liberal arts college. My specialties were physics for Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Davenport, IA 52807

"Great Tutor! "

- Rick, Davenport, IA on 4/13/15

"Great explanations"

- Kelly, Davenport, IA on 3/21/15

"Great tutor, he is always available for services"

- Sharon, Davenport, IA on 7/22/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology
Computer:
Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Mathematica, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading
Business:
Accounting, Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Finance, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer),
Proofreading, Statistics

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Algebra 1

I have a Ph.D. in physics and have been employed as both a physics professor and a math professor. In the course of this, I discovered that frequently students were more likely to have problems with the algebra involved than the concepts, resulting in considerable practice tutoring algebra in the course of my normal work. Also, I have been using algebra daily for 20 years.

Microsoft Excel

I have set up a grading spreadsheet which not only adds labs, homework, and tests in the appropriate percentages, but was able to test whether to drop the lowest test and replace its percentage with the final exam percentage.

Networking (Computer)

I have set up my own home computer networks involving half-a-dozen machines, using both wireless and wired connections. I have also assisted with setting up laptops for the registration system at a convention with thousands of people attending.

Furthermore, I've had to try to explain this to my mother, who proudly admits to not being technically inclined.

Physics

I have a Ph.D. in the subject. My teaching experience includes nine 100-level lab classes and two lecture courses of introductory physics for Pre-Meds, plus more advanced classes.

Gustavus Adolphus College
Physics
The College of William & Mary
PhD

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College (Physics)

The College of William & Mary (PhD)

Great Tutor! — Available by phone, email or in person. Very helpful, takes his time walking through problems step by step. Plan on calling David again. ...

— Rick, Davenport, IA on 4/13/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Davenport, IA 52807.

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