Over 200 tutoring hours

David J.

Las Vegas, NV

$50/hr

Dave helps you understand and even enjoy your science or math class!

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Background check passed as of 12/24/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
83 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Recommend him for content review.
— Lazaro, Las Vegas, NV on 7/10/15

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Brigham Young University
Chemistry
Brigham Young University
Master's
University of Michigan
PhD

Education

Brigham Young University (Chemistry)

Brigham Young University (Master's)

University of Michigan (PhD)

About David

Hi! I would like to help you to reach your academic and professional goals. My experience has demonstrated an ability to help a good student to become better and to rescue a challenged student to achieve his/her potential. I retired after two decades of research in the biotechnology industry and taught at the university level for several years. My career has focused primarily on the sciences, particularly chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology and genetics. I have also effectively taught and tutored various pre-calculus mathematics courses, such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. I enjoy assisting students to master concepts in coursework, to understand theory and interpret results of laboratory exercises, and to prepare for local and national exams. Hi! I would like to help you to reach your academic and professional goals. My experience has demonstrated an ability to help a good student to become better and to rescue a challenged student to achieve his/her potential. I retired after two decades of research in the biotechnology industry and taught at the university level for several years. My Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Negotiable rates for groups or multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89149
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Recommend him for content review."

- Lazaro, Las Vegas, NV on 7/10/15

"Very Personable"

- James, Las Vegas, NV on 3/2/15

"The Best"

- Bernard, Las Vegas, NV on 8/1/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Arjun, Las Vegas, NV on 3/23/14

"Exceptional quality, worth every penny"

- Loriel, Las Vegas, NV on 2/17/14

"Great Tutor"

- Theresa, Las Vegas, NV on 10/14/13

"Amazing Tutor!"

- Rose, Las Vegas, NV on 8/21/13

"Great tutor! Very knowledgable and patient!"

- Tami, Las Vegas, NV on 6/11/13
David replied on 6/15/2013

Tami - Thank you so much for your kind comments! I was very pleased to learn how well your son had performed on his final chemistry exam. Beyond the grade, I am suspecting that he feels much better about himself and his ability to master challenging course assignments. I sincerely hope that his positive attitude carries over into next year!

"Very knowledgeable, patient, and fun."

- Bruce, Las Vegas, NV on 1/16/13

"Always Helpful!"

- Alicia, Las Vegas, NV on 12/9/12
David replied on 12/10/2012

Thanks, Alicia, for your kind feedback! I enjoy working with your daughter - she has a great desire to learn and is highly teachable. Thank you for your great support as a parent!

"Great Tutor"

- Peggy, Las Vegas, NV on 10/10/12
David replied on 10/11/2012

Thanks, Peggy, for your kind feedback! You are a joy to tutor because I know that you are truly sincere and committed to master the course material. I look forward to working with you so that you can get all of that preliminary math out of your way and move ahead!

"Microbiology/chemistry tutoring."

- Matthew, Las Vegas, NV on 9/14/12
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Portuguese
Business:
GRE
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
GED,
GRE,
MCAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Portuguese

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ACT Math

The ACT Math exam requires a blend of understanding basic mathematical concepts and applying that knowledge to practical computations. My formal education in science and mathematics, combined with decades of college level instruction and tutoring and my research laboratory experience, will help you to master and integrate challenging concepts and achieve an understanding that will result in superior test scores and a sound foundation for higher education.

ACT Science

The ACT Science exam requires a unique blend of understanding basic concepts of science and applying that knowledge to data interpretation and reasonable conclusions. My formal education in the sciences, combined with decades of research laboratory experience, can complement your personal knowledge of scientific concepts with application of the scientific method to interpret laboratory results and arrive at a logical and correct course of action.

Algebra 1

My tutoring experiences indicate that difficulty with more advanced mathematics or sciences are often caused by weaknesses in pre-calculus math. Please allow me to help you establish a solid foundation for your future through tutoring you in algebra I.

Algebra 2

My tutoring experiences indicate that difficulty with more advanced mathematics or sciences are often caused by weaknesses in pre-calculus math. Please allow me to help you establish a solid foundation for your future through tutoring you in algebra 2.

ASVAB

The ASVAB exam assesses your aptitude for various military and civilian careers and the probability of your enjoying a rewarding career. Although my professional experience is primarily with the math/sciences disciplines that support the Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) and Math Knowledge (MK) of the ASVAB, I also have significant para-professional experience to assist your success with the Verbal Composite sections.

Biochemistry

I have a Ph.D. in biochemistry; 20+ years research and four years university faculty experience. I have a passion for teaching biochemistry because it joins the concepts that I enjoyed most from my undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry.

Biology

As an undergraduate, I earned a minor in Biology; my Ph.D. & years of industrial research experience were in Biochemistry. Whether you are beginning general biology, exploring molecular or cellular biology, studying the biology and genetics of whole organisms, or conducting field studies, I can help you enjoy the journey.

Chemistry

I have a B.S./M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. After two decades of industrial research in biochemistry, I taught college level Chemistry for several years. Whether you are encountering difficulty with a beginning chemistry at the high school or university level or a more advanced course, I will try to help you master the concepts and enjoy the course.

ESL/ESOL

I have lived in Brazil for a total of five years and can both speak and write fluently in Portuguese. As a native American, I can communicate English effectively, both in verbal and written formats. For several years, I have enjoyed teaching Brazilians to speak English and helping native English speakers to converse in Portuguese.

GED

Congratulations on having the courage and the determination to complete your GED! For many students, math is one of the greatest obstacles to completing your goal. I enjoy teaching non-traditional students and can generally help them to move quickly and confidently from theoretical concepts to practical applications.

Geometry

My tutoring experiences indicate that difficulty with more advanced mathematics or sciences are often caused by weaknesses in pre-calculus math. Please allow me to help you establish a solid foundation for your future through tutoring you in Geometry.

GRE

The GRE exam will not result in superior performance based upon last-minute cramming. I can assist your preparation so that you can relax on exam day and be pleased with the results. I look forward to working with you.

MCAT

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is an index routinely examined by admissions panels as a standardized exam to normalize variations among undergraduate institutions in grading. My broad professional experience can supplement your personal efforts to improve your comfort level with the questions and offer a greater probability of a successful outcome. As a university professor (see personal profile), I have taught science and mathematics to undergraduate students and helped them to prepare for the MCAT and for medical school.

Physical Science

Physical science primarily combines general understanding of chemistry, physics and earth sciences. I have enjoyed significant opportunities to teach these materials at the university level and to tutor students in high school and in college. Appreciation of the physical sciences is useful both as an academic discipline and also to increase comprehension and common sense applications of phenomena in the world we live.

Physiology

I completed my graduate studies with a major in Biological Chemistry and a minor in Physiology; I retired from the biotechnology industry and from university faculty with 20+ years of industrial research in Cellular Physiology & Biochemistry.

Portuguese

I lived in Brazil for five years; fluent in written and conversational Portuguese.

Prealgebra

My tutoring experiences indicate that difficulty with more advanced mathematics or sciences are often caused by weaknesses in pre-calculus math. Please allow me to help you establish a solid foundation for your future through tutoring you in Pre-algebra.

SAT Math

The SAT Math exam demands a comprehensive understanding of multiple concepts of pre-calculus mathematics and will challenge you to apply that understanding to perform practical computations. My formal education in science and mathematics, combined with decades of college level instruction and tutoring and my research laboratory experience, will help you to master and integrate challenging concepts and achieve an understanding that will result in superior test scores and a sound foundation for higher education.

Trigonometry

Many instructors teach trigonometry in a manner that is difficult to understand and apply. I enjoy teaching trigonometry so that it makes sense and you can apply its concepts to real life situations.

Brigham Young University
Chemistry
Brigham Young University
Master's
University of Michigan
PhD

Education

Brigham Young University (Chemistry)

Brigham Young University (Master's)

University of Michigan (PhD)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Recommend him for content review. — David helped me review content for my upcoming MCAT. He was helpful and did a good job of dumbing down a lot of concepts. ...

— Lazaro, Las Vegas, NV on 7/10/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Negotiable rates for groups or multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

David will travel within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89149.

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