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Dave M.

Expert-Generalist Tutor with M.Ed; Career Specialist; Business Teacher

Expert-Generalist Tutor with M.Ed; Career Specialist; Business Teacher

$80/hour

  • 23 hours tutoring

About Dave


Bio

Hi!

My name is Dave Manning, and I want to live in a world where most people wake up feeling inspired by meaningful work, connected with their communities, motivated to become better, and excited for what's ahead. That's why I tutor on Wyzant– I love to share my experiences with anyone that might benefit from them in pursuit of their own meaningful aspirations.

For full-time work, I'm presently a self-employed nonprofit business consultant (my brand is Grow Meaningful LLC). I simply love...

Hi!

My name is Dave Manning, and I want to live in a world where most people wake up feeling inspired by meaningful work, connected with their communities, motivated to become better, and excited for what's ahead. That's why I tutor on Wyzant– I love to share my experiences with anyone that might benefit from them in pursuit of their own meaningful aspirations.

For full-time work, I'm presently a self-employed nonprofit business consultant (my brand is Grow Meaningful LLC). I simply love teaching, tutoring, and coaching people trying to get better at things– it's my favorite thing to do– and so keep this profile active in hopes of helping whoever and however I can. I'm 38 years old and have excitedly changed careers/industries multiple times since graduating from Babson in 2006 (note: Babson just earned for the 25th consecutive year the #1 ranking for best entrepreneurship program). A business/finance major, I worked in commercial real estate four years (accounting, market research, and brokerage) before shifting to business lending (business plan evaluation, SBA lending, financial analysis, etc.). Wanting a change away from office work, I became a business manager for a large medically based health club facility (100k square feet), orchestrated major organizational transformation projects, facilitated culture change initiatives, and led staff learning and development. From there I said "ooh, I love teaching" and earned my Masters in Education so I could teach business at the high school level in Massachusetts. I did that for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home dad, and have recently started back as a consultant helping nonprofits grow and sustain their impact.

I laugh a lot, bring humor to my lessons, am flexible and non-judgmental, plus truly care about your success at whatever it is you're trying to improve on. There are so many people out there NOT trying to get better, and you ARE, so that deserves all of my attention and support.

Have a Story-Worthy Week,
Dave


Education

Babson College
Business
Endicott College
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Cancellation Policy: You may be responsible to pay for our full lesson if you cancel, request to postpone, or "no show" without four hours written notice in Wyzant Messages; case by case basis.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I majored in business from Babson (#1 school in US for Entrepreneurship) for 20+ years, worked in business for a decade, taught business for three years, and am currently developing my own business.
Career Development,

Career Development

As an undergraduate student, I worked in the Center for Career Development at Babson College. Since that time I have transitioned several times between positions, companies, and entire industries. Each of those required calculated strategies, research, negotiations, networking, and even multiple career changer workshops. I recently taught a "College and Career Planning" course for three years.
Marketing

Marketing

I currently teach a Marketing course. Also, as Leasing Broker for commercial real estate, I had to market a variety of business opportunities, spaces, etc. Later in my career, as manager of two medically based fitness centers, I had to market our programs to the public and our staff and services to the physician community.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I majored in business from Babson (#1 school in US for Entrepreneurship) for 20+ years, worked in business for a decade, taught business for three years, and am currently developing my own business.
Career Development

Career Development

As an undergraduate student, I worked in the Center for Career Development at Babson College. Since that time I have transitioned several times between positions, companies, and entire industries. Each of those required calculated strategies, research, negotiations, networking, and even multiple career changer workshops. I recently taught a "College and Career Planning" course for three years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I LOVE math. In addition to getting a 100% on the Wyzant quiz without using paper or studying, back in high school I earned all advanced on the Massachusetts state exam (and took AP Calculus 1 and 2). I proceeded to take math in college up to honors qualitative methods with calculus; Algebra 1 is fun and easy for me. My experience as a high school teacher (Business) with a M.Ed in Secondary Education (ie, high school) makes me a great candidate to teach this with a different perspective than might be received from a current math teacher tutoring on the side. Don't you want to hear it explained differently than in the books and classroom? If that worked you'd be getting it already :)
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I love prealgebra and considered teaching middle school math as an alternative to teaching business. The logical reasoning developed in prealgebra is about as advanced as most people ever will need in life, and those wishing to build upon it need a great foundation. I see it as incredibly important. Personally, I advanced through AP calculus in high school and honors quantitative methods with calculus in college, and therefore am quite comfortable with prealgebra. I am in the process of becoming certified as a middle school math teacher, too, as backup for business in case I move from my school district.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I LOVE math. In addition to getting a 100% on the Wyzant quiz without using paper or studying, back in high school I earned all advanced on the Massachusetts state exam (and took AP Calculus 1 and 2). I proceeded to take math in college up to honors qualitative methods with calculus; Algebra 1 is fun and easy for me. My experience as a high school teacher (Business) with a M.Ed in Secondary Education (ie, high school) makes me a great candidate to teach this with a different perspective than might be received from a current math teacher tutoring on the side. Don't you want to hear it explained differently than in the books and classroom? If that worked you'd be getting it already :)
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I love prealgebra and considered teaching middle school math as an alternative to teaching business. The logical reasoning developed in prealgebra is about as advanced as most people ever will need in life, and those wishing to build upon it need a great foundation. I see it as incredibly important. Personally, I advanced through AP calculus in high school and honors quantitative methods with calculus in college, and therefore am quite comfortable with prealgebra. I am in the process of becoming certified as a middle school math teacher, too, as backup for business in case I move from my school district.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I LOVE math. In addition to getting a 100% on the Wyzant quiz without using paper or studying, back in high school I earned all advanced on the Massachusetts state exam (and took AP Calculus 1 and 2). I proceeded to take math in college up to honors qualitative methods with calculus; Algebra 1 is fun and easy for me. My experience as a high school teacher (Business) with a M.Ed in Secondary Education (ie, high school) makes me a great candidate to teach this with a different perspective than might be received from a current math teacher tutoring on the side. Don't you want to hear it explained differently than in the books and classroom? If that worked you'd be getting it already :)
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I love prealgebra and considered teaching middle school math as an alternative to teaching business. The logical reasoning developed in prealgebra is about as advanced as most people ever will need in life, and those wishing to build upon it need a great foundation. I see it as incredibly important. Personally, I advanced through AP calculus in high school and honors quantitative methods with calculus in college, and therefore am quite comfortable with prealgebra. I am in the process of becoming certified as a middle school math teacher, too, as backup for business in case I move from my school district.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a business teacher in Massachusetts, one of the courses I developed and taught for years to hundreds of students was called College & Career Planning. We used "reverse engineering" to begin with the end in mind, and identify career paths and necessary college planning to best match a student with their desired life. This involved personality testing, skills development, in-depth school comparisons, networking with alumni, the application process, and personal statements/essays plus admittance interview preparation.
Marketing

Marketing

I currently teach a Marketing course. Also, as Leasing Broker for commercial real estate, I had to market a variety of business opportunities, spaces, etc. Later in my career, as manager of two medically based fitness centers, I had to market our programs to the public and our staff and services to the physician community.

Sports/Recreation

Bodybuilding,

Bodybuilding

I am a certified personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), with endorsements from Functional Movement Screen (FMS), kettlebells, and TRX. I was Medical Fitness Manager of a 100,000 square foot health club, where my responsibilities included technical staff training for the entire fitness department, personal training program development, meal planning, and similar duties. From there, I moved up to General Manager of a medical fitness / physical therapy clinic, where I acquired more training skills and fitness aptitude. Personally, I have been lifting for many years and am proficient in the major barbell / powerlifting lifts, adhering to the Starting Strength method.
Fitness

Fitness

I am a certified personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), with endorsements from Functional Movement Screen (FMS), kettlebells, and TRX. I was Medical Fitness Manager of a 100,000 square foot health club, where my responsibilities included technical staff training for the entire fitness department, personal training program development, meal planning, and similar duties. From there, I moved up to General Manager of a medical fitness / physical therapy clinic, where I acquired more training skills and fitness aptitude. Personally, I have been lifting for many years and am proficient in the major barbell / powerlifting lifts, adhering to the Starting Strength method.

Summer

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

I LOVE math. In addition to getting a 100% on the Wyzant quiz without using paper or studying, back in high school I earned all advanced on the Massachusetts state exam (and took AP Calculus 1 and 2). I proceeded to take math in college up to honors qualitative methods with calculus; Algebra 1 is fun and easy for me. My experience as a high school teacher (Business) with a M.Ed in Secondary Education (ie, high school) makes me a great candidate to teach this with a different perspective than might be received from a current math teacher tutoring on the side. Don't you want to hear it explained differently than in the books and classroom? If that worked you'd be getting it already :)

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

As an undergraduate student, I worked in the Center for Career Development at Babson College. Since that time I have transitioned several times between positions, companies, and entire industries. Each of those required calculated strategies, research, negotiations, networking, and even multiple career changer workshops. I recently taught a "College and Career Planning" course for three years.
College Counseling

College Counseling

As a business teacher in Massachusetts, one of the courses I developed and taught for years to hundreds of students was called College & Career Planning. We used "reverse engineering" to begin with the end in mind, and identify career paths and necessary college planning to best match a student with their desired life. This involved personality testing, skills development, in-depth school comparisons, networking with alumni, the application process, and personal statements/essays plus admittance interview preparation.

Examples of Expertise


Dave has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Dave is awesome!!

My son has needed help with college accounting and finance courses. Dave was able to give him a much better understanding of the subjects. My son raved about his wealth of knowledge and patient teaching style.

Peggy, 1 lesson with Dave

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