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David S.

Lancaster, NY

$40/hour

Wise Math Tutor

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Background check passed as of 12/15/13
4.9 average from 37 ratings
WONDERFUL!!!
— Julie, Buffalo, NY on 12/10/15

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About David

Although I was a meteorologist for 40 years I always loved math more than anything and always wanted to teach students who found math a challenge or difficult.

I have had almost 5 years of experience tutoring math including algebra, geometry, trig, SAT Math and GED math. I have helped students understand and have found it more rewarding than my career.
Although I was a meteorologist for 40 years I always loved math more than anything and always wanted to teach students who found math a challenge or difficult.

I have had almost 5 years of experience tutoring math including
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lancaster, NY 14086
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"WONDERFUL!!!"

- Julie, Buffalo, NY on 12/10/15

"able to come last minute"

- Terri, East Amherst, NY on 10/28/16

"He's knowledgeable, patient and truly cares. A good teacher!"

- Jill, Alexander, NY on 6/19/15

"Love of math is contagious!"

- Julie, Buffalo, NY on 9/1/14
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Algebra 1

Algebra was a very fun subject for me in high school. I believe I can teach it in a way to make it very understandable and fun at the same time. I have tutored it once recently with my student passing the regents. I am retired from a 40 year career in meteorology but math is my passion!

Elementary Math

I have tutored GED math as a volunteer once a week for the past two years. I really enjoy teaching the building blocks which include elementary math. I have created some sheets that help students understand some very basic but very important rules.

Geometry

Geometry is the subject that I have had the most experience tutoring and I love teaching it. I have had three students over the past two years, all of whom have passed the regents (one just this past June). Geometry stands alone in many ways but is also very interrelated with algebra which I also have an excellent knowledge of.

Prealgebra

I have tutored this level of math as a volunteer once a week for the past three years. I have created some sheets that help students understand some very important rules.

SAT Math

Recently I worked over the phone with a student going over numerous SAT math questions. This process went very well. I have an excellent understanding of this level of math. I taught using a copy of The Official SAT Study Guide 2nd Edition by CollegeBoard.

Trigonometry

I found trig to be the purest form of high school math. I loved it as a kid and had almost a perfect year when I took the subject. I scored 100% on the regents exam with quarterly grades of 98 or 99 all quarters. Although that was in 1965-66 I still have a complete understanding of trig and believe that I could make most students understand how it works.

The Pennsylvania State University
Meteorology
The Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

The Pennsylvania State University (Meteorology)

The Pennsylvania State University (Graduate Coursework)

WONDERFUL!!! — Dave is very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter said that she learned more in one hour with Dave then she has since September. Dave is a great tutor and would highly recommend. ...

— Julie, Buffalo, NY on 12/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 15 miles of Lancaster, NY 14086.