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Dave L.

Kansas City, MO

$50/hour

A Mathematics Instructor with 30 Years of Experience--and Counting

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Knowledgeable, fun, patient, and helpful
— Dominic, Kansas City, MO on 11/5/16

$50/Hour


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Southwest State University, Marshall, MN
Mathematics
University of MO, Kansas City
Master's
University of MO, Columbia
Other

Education

Southwest State University, Marshall, MN (Mathematics)

University of MO, Kansas City (Master's)

University of MO, Columbia (Other)

About Dave

I really enjoy what I do. My greatest reward in teaching is watching my students succeed. And they do.

With 30 years of experience teaching secondary mathematics, I continue working with both students and instructors in the classroom. Over the years, I have been most fortunate to work with students who have challenged me to scaffold solutions for difficult concepts. I specialize in step-by-step approaches to problem solving.

I have taught (and continue to teach) several math subjects, including basic algebra, calculus, college algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, advanced algebra, geometry, and statistics. I have also prepared several individuals for the MEGA assessment (formerly the Praxis II), certifying them to teach mathematics in Missouri.

I received a Masters in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction from UMKC. I have a Career CPC in Mathematics from the State of Missouri for grades 7-12. I also have certification in gifted education from University of Missouri, Columbia.

Following an observation by Dr. R. Stephen Green, Superintendent of KCPS, and Dr. Tony Stansberry, a state supervisor with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, I was awarded 'Star of the Classroom' in 2013 by The Kansas City Royals and The Missouri Lottery.

I am happy to work with you to design an individual program to meet your needs. Contact me, and let's see what we can do.
I really enjoy what I do. My greatest reward in teaching is watching my students succeed. And they do.

With 30 years of experience teaching secondary mathematics, I continue working with both students and instructors in the classroom. Over the years, I have been most fortunate to work with students who have challenged me to scaffold
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Any two-hour lessons will be billed at $90 for the entire period.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Kansas City, MO 64127
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, fun, patient, and helpful"

- Dominic, Kansas City, MO on 11/5/16

"Personalized Tutoring"

- Debi, Kansas City, MO on 2/27/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I'm currently certified (continuously since 1987) by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in high school mathematics, grade Level 7-12.

Calculus

I am a certified AP-Calculus teacher.

Geometry

I am currently Missouri state certified to teach mathematics, grades 7-12. I am a previous winner of the state "Star of the Classroom" award. I have been teaching for more than 30 years.

Prealgebra

I am a Missouri state-certified mathematics teacher for grades 7-12, which includes prealgebra.

Southwest State University, Marshall, MN
Mathematics
University of MO, Kansas City
Master's
University of MO, Columbia
Other

Education

Southwest State University, Marshall, MN (Mathematics)

University of MO, Kansas City (Master's)

University of MO, Columbia (Other)

Knowledgeable, fun, patient, and helpful

Dave helped me pass my MEGA Middle School Content Exam and taught me how to look for the bigger picture as opposed to focusing on the tiny irrelevant details in math.

— Dominic, Kansas City, MO on 11/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Any two-hour lessons will be billed at $90 for the entire period.

Travel policy

Dave will travel within 40 miles of Kansas City, MO 64127.