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David F.

MfA Master Teacher and Lead Teacher of Mathematics

MfA Master Teacher and Lead Teacher of Mathematics

$80/hour

  • 13 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

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...

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 II+ - 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. My credentials for online pedagogy extend even further, as both a Google Certified Educator, Edpuzzle Coach, and as a Desmos Fellow.

I am intimately familiar with not only the demands of the testing 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.

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Education

Northeastern University
Mathematics
Dowling College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: $75/hr for multiple hours booked in a one-week span.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/22/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Business

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HTML, Microsoft Word

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

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).
Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

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).
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

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).
Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

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Calculus,

Calculus

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).
Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Regents,

Regents

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.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and helpful tutor!

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.

Sophia, 2 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

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 :-).

Eileen, 2 lessons with David

$80/hour

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David F.

$80/hour

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