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David R.

Professional Tutor with 8 Years Experience

Professional Tutor with 8 Years Experience

$35/hour

  • 146 hours tutoring

  • Coram, NY 11727

About David


Bio

I first became interested in Japanese through manga and anime although I didn't start studying the language in earnest until I was 21 or 22. I started off with a year of self-study before enrolling in classes. In the decade or so of Japanese language study I have studied abroad in Japan for a year, passed the JLPT N2 and I plan on returning to Japan for a year to work.
I love Japanese, and so I have spent much of those 10 years tutoring both privately and in a university tutoring center. I...

I first became interested in Japanese through manga and anime although I didn't start studying the language in earnest until I was 21 or 22. I started off with a year of self-study before enrolling in classes. In the decade or so of Japanese language study I have studied abroad in Japan for a year, passed the JLPT N2 and I plan on returning to Japan for a year to work.
I love Japanese, and so I have spent much of those 10 years tutoring both privately and in a university tutoring center. I have also co-taught a university level Japanese class as part of my duties as a teaching assistant (I have TA'd for classes in Japanese literature and writing intensive courses as well).

I have recently completed my Masters in Japanese at University of Massachusetts Amherst. My thesis investigated how students perceive technology and use it in their Japanese language study.
I am currently working toward the JLPT N1 and ACTFL's OPI at the advanced level.

I also tutor Study Skills, ESL and Writing.

Schedule effective as of January 22, 2018
***Cancellation Policy***
24 Hours + = no charge
Within 24 Hours = 1/4 session rate
No Show = 1/2 session rate


Education

SUNY New Paltz
Asian Studies
Amherst University of Massachusetts
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: I am ammenible to negotiation rates, especially for multiple sessions per week or for long standing clients.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Coram, NY 11727
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/16/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Japanese

Japanese

I began my studies in Japanese independently in 2006. Starting in 2008 I began taking Japanese courses at SUNY New Paltz followed by 10 months studying in Kanazawa, Japan. After graduating, I have continued my studies independently; I have passed the JLPT N2 and I have my sights on the N1. I have recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Japanese from UMass Amherst.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) level 1 tutor through SUNY New Paltz. Training includes at least 25 hours of active training, and 10 hours of mandatory training. As the current Assistant to the Tutoring Center Coordinator of SUNY New Paltz, one of my duties is to create training modules which include strategies for study, organization and scheduling which can be used across a wide range of disciplines. These are meant to help students discover their strengths and bolster their weaknesses in order to achieve academic success.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Writing

Writing

As part of my duties as a graduate assistant, I would often meet with students to help them improve their writing. Many of the students I have helped are freshmen or sophomores who are new to writing papers at the college level. I have also worked with students who need remedial help because of learning disabilities. I have a background as an ESL tutor which allows me to help students whose first language is not English as well.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Japanese,

Japanese

I began my studies in Japanese independently in 2006. Starting in 2008 I began taking Japanese courses at SUNY New Paltz followed by 10 months studying in Kanazawa, Japan. After graduating, I have continued my studies independently; I have passed the JLPT N2 and I have my sights on the N1. I have recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Japanese from UMass Amherst.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) level 1 tutor through SUNY New Paltz. Training includes at least 25 hours of active training, and 10 hours of mandatory training. As the current Assistant to the Tutoring Center Coordinator of SUNY New Paltz, one of my duties is to create training modules which include strategies for study, organization and scheduling which can be used across a wide range of disciplines. These are meant to help students discover their strengths and bolster their weaknesses in order to achieve academic success.
Writing

Writing

As part of my duties as a graduate assistant, I would often meet with students to help them improve their writing. Many of the students I have helped are freshmen or sophomores who are new to writing papers at the college level. I have also worked with students who need remedial help because of learning disabilities. I have a background as an ESL tutor which allows me to help students whose first language is not English as well.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Japanese

Japanese

I began my studies in Japanese independently in 2006. Starting in 2008 I began taking Japanese courses at SUNY New Paltz followed by 10 months studying in Kanazawa, Japan. After graduating, I have continued my studies independently; I have passed the JLPT N2 and I have my sights on the N1. I have recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Japanese from UMass Amherst.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Japanese,

Japanese

I began my studies in Japanese independently in 2006. Starting in 2008 I began taking Japanese courses at SUNY New Paltz followed by 10 months studying in Kanazawa, Japan. After graduating, I have continued my studies independently; I have passed the JLPT N2 and I have my sights on the N1. I have recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Japanese from UMass Amherst.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) level 1 tutor through SUNY New Paltz. Training includes at least 25 hours of active training, and 10 hours of mandatory training. As the current Assistant to the Tutoring Center Coordinator of SUNY New Paltz, one of my duties is to create training modules which include strategies for study, organization and scheduling which can be used across a wide range of disciplines. These are meant to help students discover their strengths and bolster their weaknesses in order to achieve academic success.
Writing

Writing

As part of my duties as a graduate assistant, I would often meet with students to help them improve their writing. Many of the students I have helped are freshmen or sophomores who are new to writing papers at the college level. I have also worked with students who need remedial help because of learning disabilities. I have a background as an ESL tutor which allows me to help students whose first language is not English as well.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) level 1 tutor through SUNY New Paltz. Training includes at least 25 hours of active training, and 10 hours of mandatory training. As the current Assistant to the Tutoring Center Coordinator of SUNY New Paltz, one of my duties is to create training modules which include strategies for study, organization and scheduling which can be used across a wide range of disciplines. These are meant to help students discover their strengths and bolster their weaknesses in order to achieve academic success.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) level 1 tutor through SUNY New Paltz. Training includes at least 25 hours of active training, and 10 hours of mandatory training. As the current Assistant to the Tutoring Center Coordinator of SUNY New Paltz, one of my duties is to create training modules which include strategies for study, organization and scheduling which can be used across a wide range of disciplines. These are meant to help students discover their strengths and bolster their weaknesses in order to achieve academic success.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of the English language, and I have studied a wide array of foreign languages myself (Japanese, French), which helps me understand where their frustrations may lie. I have helped Chinese speaking students of English in the past; one student for 3 years.
Japanese,

Japanese

I began my studies in Japanese independently in 2006. Starting in 2008 I began taking Japanese courses at SUNY New Paltz followed by 10 months studying in Kanazawa, Japan. After graduating, I have continued my studies independently; I have passed the JLPT N2 and I have my sights on the N1. I have recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Japanese from UMass Amherst.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) level 1 tutor through SUNY New Paltz. Training includes at least 25 hours of active training, and 10 hours of mandatory training. As the current Assistant to the Tutoring Center Coordinator of SUNY New Paltz, one of my duties is to create training modules which include strategies for study, organization and scheduling which can be used across a wide range of disciplines. These are meant to help students discover their strengths and bolster their weaknesses in order to achieve academic success.
Writing

Writing

As part of my duties as a graduate assistant, I would often meet with students to help them improve their writing. Many of the students I have helped are freshmen or sophomores who are new to writing papers at the college level. I have also worked with students who need remedial help because of learning disabilities. I have a background as an ESL tutor which allows me to help students whose first language is not English as well.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Sensei David is a great tutor

He's such a friendly guy. This was only our second lesson but he makes it feel like we've been friends for years. Yet at the same time we learn and he teaches in a way that matches my pace.

David, 4 lessons with David

Great tutor, very patient and understanding

All of my sessions with David have been fantastic, without a doubt one of the best tutors I've ever worked with. One of the things that I really like about David is that he is understanding of the pace I need to move at given my busy schedule. Looking forward to our next session.

Morgan, 4 lessons with David

Great experience

David is great at explaining material in an easy to understand fashion and definitely helps you understand something correctly if you're having trouble. Very approachable and kind.

Debbi, 1 lesson with David

Down to earth. Easy to relate to.

David is very nice and extremely easy to speak with, he is great for beginners, and I enjoy his style of teaching. He made it very easy for me to follow along and is very patient. He gave me realistic expectations and timelines that I am really comfortable with

Sanae, 2 lessons with David

Exceeded expectations

My daughter felt at ease and she definitely related well to David. His lesson was designed to meet her specific learning needs. She can't wait for the next session.

Kim, 45 lessons with David

The best tutor I've ever had

David is very patient and kind and we have developed a great student/teacher relationship. I have learned SO much about the Japanese language from him and just today we took a break from the usual and did a calligraphy lesson. He is very knowledgeable about the Japanese culture and knows what he's talking about. He hardly ever uses the teacher's textbook and rather teaches from his own head. I recommend him completely if you're interested in learning the Japanese language. He's not simply a tutor; he's a friend.

Eli, 29 lessons with David

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