David S.

Somerville, MA

$35/hr

Tutor of English, History, Literature, elementary mathematics

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Emerson

Education

Emerson

About David

I have been tutoring ESL students for 20 years in Europe and in the States. In the past few years, I have been working at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge as a tutor for high school students in English, Literature, Mathematics and History.

I ran my own educational video production business for 27 years in Cambridge until back problems and a poor economy forced me to close down. I spent most of those 27 years working in elementary and high school classrooms documenting mathematics curriculum being piloted. Tutoring is my 2nd career, but one closely related to my background in educational media.

I have been tutoring ESL students for 20 years in Europe and in the States. In the past few years, I have been working at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge as a tutor for high school students in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Somerville, MA 02144
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

In my 4 years of working as a Tutor at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, I have evolved from simply an ESL teacher to someone who helps students with their English aptitude, an appreciation of English Literature, and improving their writing skills. I often help students with writing essays for their college applications, and with writing assignments for their English and/or History courses.

ESL/ESOL

Instructor of ESL at the English Language Institute in Dublin, Ireland from 1977 -1980

Private instructor of ESL from 1982 to 1990

Instructor of ESL at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge, MA from 2010 to 2013

Study Skills

I have been working at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge as a tutor for high school students in English, Literature, Mathematics and History. I will help my students better organize their work by isolating each subject first, and looking at how well the student understands the basic core of that subject. I would then give the student a short quiz to test his/her understanding, and then ask how they feel about that subject.
Once I have done a similar introduction with each subject, we will then look at how long it has taken the student to take each exam I have given them. We will then try to allocate a time for the student to work on each each subject when he has homework.

I would then check back in 2-3 days to see how that approach has worked. Then, we could isolate subjects where the student need additional tutoring help.

Emerson

Education

Emerson

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Somerville, MA 02144.

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