Thank you for taking the time to read this about myself. My name is Derrick Davis and I am currently a high school math and computer science teacher in a title I school in the Hudson Valley. Within my seven years of teaching I have taught elementary and middle school mathematics in an elite charter school network in NYC and I currently teach AP Calculus AB, Geometry and Computer Science for a high school in the Hudson Valley. I also teach Business Calculus part time at the local community...
Thank you for taking the time to read this about myself. My name is Derrick Davis and I am currently a high school math and computer science teacher in a title I school in the Hudson Valley. Within my seven years of teaching I have taught elementary and middle school mathematics in an elite charter school network in NYC and I currently teach AP Calculus AB, Geometry and Computer Science for a high school in the Hudson Valley. I also teach Business Calculus part time at the local community college. What I truly value in teaching isn't giving students a "how to" guide to solving specific problems, but more so giving students thinking strategies and tools to solve problems that involve mathematics. I truly believe that mathematics is about thinking rather than doing, and although it is difficult and sometimes frustrating for students, once they think through a problem on their own the learning means something to them. I have a variety of materials I can offer any potential students and references if requested. I am personable, understanding and an expert in most branches of mathematics.
As a teacher with the range of experience that I have, I am able to pinpoint more exactly what a student needs in order to be successful within their given mathematics course. It is astonishing how most people's struggles in Algebra stems from a concept not fully understood years ago in elementary school. Having been in both primary and secondary classrooms, I have the ability to see where the cognitive disconnect occurs and provide resources and supports to help alleviate said disconnect.
If my profile and experience sounds like an excellent fit for you, please feel free to reach out to set up an initial appointment.