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Northeastern University (Mathematics)
Dowling College (Master's)
Do you remember a time when you set a goal, and then you ACTUALLY succeeded? Remember how amazing that felt, and how much you want to just keep doing that thing? I get that feeling every time I work with math. Students see math questions as "problems," but I see them as an opportunity to start something new and discover something awesome lurking beneath the surface.
Yeah, I get that most of high school math probably isn't all that fun. I'm not sure that I ever really saw the use for it when I was in high school either. But I very much remember the thrill of succeeding, and that is my goal for my students as well. I do my utmost not just to try and make the math specifically relevant and engaging, but to increase my students' ability to see new scenarios as an opportunity to apply old information and build their confidence in breaking down the walls they tend to put up.
What can I say? I truly love mathematics and working with students of all ages. You get the best of both worlds with me!
I am a Math for America (MfA) recognized Master Teacher - a title awarded to a very small portion of applicants who show great dedication to pedagogy (teaching instruction), understanding of their community, and an ability to demonstrate a wide range of mathematical ability. As part of the process, I also took the Mathematics Praxis exam for Mathematical Content Knowledge (5161) with a score of 200 / 200. As the lead teacher for mathematics in my school, I am helping to implement a Common Core aligned curriculum from Algebra I through Algebra II / Trigonometry, and I am currently the school's only AP Calculus teacher as well (this being my fourth year instructing the course).
I am intimately familiar with not only the demands of the tests at all levels, but I come equipped with resources for all levels of math between Algebra I and AP Calculus to use in addition to whatever resources you currently have. My certification also extends through Middle School math, for which I have years of tutoring experience as well, but I do not have any personal resources to contribute; you would need to provide your own to start.
I hope that you find I am everything you need in a mathematics tutor! I would love to get started as soon as you are ready, whether that is for a full year of progression, targeting a specific unit, preparing to take a state exam (or even SAT/ACT), or for someone that wants to move ahead of their peers and start understanding math at a higher level. I am incredibly flexible with timing and location as well, willing to meet on weekdays or weekends either at your home or at a neutral location! Do you remember a time when you set a goal, and then you ACTUALLY succeeded? Remember how amazing that felt, and how much you want to just keep doing that thing? I get that feeling every time I work with math. Students see math questions as "problems," but I see them as an opportunity to start
More than one student (same guardian): -$5 / student. 2-hour session: $130 2-4 students at once: $60 per student 5-8 students at once: $55 per student *One reduced rate option per session*
David has helped me understand one of the most complicated concepts of calculus that I thought I would never understand. He managed to explain the concepts, as well as teach me other various calculus tricks. Thanks to him, I did not stress over my homework for the first time this semester.
David is smart, personable, and reliable. This was his second tutoring session with my daughter, a junior at a specialized NYC high school. They worked on quite a few problems relating to Euler's Identity and the transition between trigonometric functions and the complex numbers. This included evaluating complex numbers to complex powers, rewriting formulae, understanding complex numbers as a rotation around the plane, and interpreting the complex angles providing for values of trigonometric functions outside their normal parameterization. I just wish I could understand all that :-).
As a high school student, I received a 5 out of 5 on my AP Calculus BC exam. Most recently, I earned a 200 out of 200 on the Mathematics Content Knowledge (5161) Praxis exam (an exam that goes from Algebra I through Calculus).
As a high school math teacher (and department leader), I am very familiar with both the NYS Regents Exams and the NYS Regents Exams (Common Core Standards). My department takes every exam offered after they are administered so that we can identify common problem types and utilize the same wording in how we frame our questions during classroom instruction.