Great opportunities to enhance knowledge and test-taking scores
Great opportunities to enhance knowledge and test-taking scores
I am a lifelong learner, teacher and education advocate. I have 50 years experience working with sciences, math, safety, reading/writing/grammar/spelling, business planning and environmental studies. I recently retired from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Molecular Foundry, a DOE nanotechnology research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. I had an extensive career in semiconductor microelectronics and business operations for technical organizations in industry, academia and...
I am a lifelong learner, teacher and education advocate. I have 50 years experience working with sciences, math, safety, reading/writing/grammar/spelling, business planning and environmental studies. I recently retired from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Molecular Foundry, a DOE nanotechnology research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. I had an extensive career in semiconductor microelectronics and business operations for technical organizations in industry, academia and government service. I also have an extensive background in Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) as well as auditing experience in ISO processes. Finally, I have been tutoring students in both specific subject areas as well as standard tests preparation for over 30 years. I offer my students a multifaceted approach to both learning and knowledge application, as well as advice on and practice for successful test-taking strategies. I work with my students to establish and then develop their capabilities by guiding them safely through the difficult and unfamiliar.
My general approach to tutoring is to first understand the scope of the tutoring project by communicating with the learner and parents (where applicable). I provide an estimate of how long - number of hours of study ans well as tutor interface time - the tutoring experience will take to achieve the student's (and parental) desired outcome. In this way, each of us know expectations and deliverable components of our interactions. I continuously provide an ongoing assessment of all progress (and setbacks) towards mutually expected outcomes after my tutoring session. I prefer to engage with a prospective student before the first lessons are scheduled to ensure positive synergy in the student-tutor relationship.
I specialize in preparing my students for college, university and graduate school standardized admission qualification test preparation - a significantly different set of skills than are needed for single subject or discipline mastery. I work with my students to prepare them for understanding what a test question is really asking, what technique(s) are needed to address the question quickly and accurately, and then how best to eliminate impossible answers in a multiple choice environment - all within the allotted time the student has available within their testing regimen.
I look forward to working with students who are motivated to understand and learn - not just memorize - the beauty of knowledge.
I specialize in helping students prepare for college -including both individual subjects and ACT, SAT, GED and GRE exams readiness. I work with each student on test-taking strategies as well as subject matter knowledge; this is often more important than students/parents recognize, and mastering these critical techniques can increase the overall score earned by the student.
I would be honored to assist you with enhancing student understanding of the subjects where I have an applicable and strong background. I am honest, prompt and will work with a student to become proficient in both subject matter and examination methods. I welcome your inquiry into how to work with a student to optimize their educational experience!
If this sounds like the kind of person with whom you want to work in mastering subject knowledge or in qualification test preparation, please do consider my services!
David has been really great to work with! I leave each tutoring session feeling more confident in my abilities! He is very patient and encouraging.Katie, 9 lessons with David
Great Chemistry tutor
David was on time and made the best of every minute he was with my son. I highly recommend David.Tony, 1 lesson with David
Davids tutorials were excellent, particularly in helping me better grasp principals I thought I understood well! I would thoroughly recommend him to any chemistry students.Neil, 2 lessons with David
David helped me with understanding the material better in Algebra 2. He was great at explaining and was very patient. I appreciate how positive he is and that he checks in to see how I have done.Hailey, 2 lessons with David
Seemed very knowledgeable.
David was patient and kind. If we had more time, we would utilize him greater. Unfortunately, we were pressed for time and the curriculum (chemistry) was a bit of a hurdle for the student. We realized that a 1:1 tutor is not the optimal solution for the need.Doug, 1 lesson with David
Very good tutor
I have an essay with a very tight timeline. David was able to help me quickly. His turnover time is amazing. I highly recommend him to everyone because he cares about his students.James, 2 lessons with David
Well spoken and informative
Geometry and thought processes were discussed for an excellent session. We appreciate the input towards building the foundation of mathematical concepts and content.Kellie , 12 lessons with David
Patient and wise!
David did an excellent job of breaking down a complex subject and really helped to answe my daughter's questions right out of the gate. We will definitely rely on him for future help and recommend him highly. We also appreciated his very quick response to our initial inquiry. Thank you, David!Gina, 1 lesson with David
Helpful in explaining concepts
After taking the practice test, he helped review with me helpful strategies that showed me quicker more efficient methods of looking at and solving problems. He really knows his stuff.Lealand, 1 lesson with David
Today was a great day with David! I loved the fact he show how go work with process of elimination! He took his time and explain the questions and what they wanted from the test takers. Learning should be fun, and that's what David did. The encouragement and feed back are great! It's helps the student do do his/her best. I'm a visual learning. Once I see; its implanted in my mind forever. David was right I need practice of the basic stuff. Over the years I've migrated to college student, and forgetting the simple things to learning. I'm continuing my learning with David through my nursing program.Jeneba, 4 lessons with David
Response time: 50 minutes