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David C.

New York, NY

$80/hour

SAT, ACT, and College Essay Teacher and Tutor

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/21/14
4.2 average from 5 ratings
Very knowledgeable on all parts of the SAT exam.
— Elena, Astoria, NY on 1/8/15

$80/Hour


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Hunter College of The City University of New York
Econ, Poli Sci

Education

Hunter College of The City University of New York (Econ, Poli Sci)

About David

I have been working as a SAT teacher and tutor with a large NYC test prep company for over two years. During the day, I work as an analyst/researcher at a public policy think tank/non partisan budget watchdog group. I enjoy tutoring for the SAT because it stands as such a laborious problem for so many students while ultimately it is completely beatable and, in my opinion, any score is achievable with the right focus, determination, and direction. Helping students achieve their goals, be they as small as understanding why one answer is incorrect or as large as a certain score on the test as a whole, is an absolute pleasure. I take pride in being able to help student's achieve their goals and move forward in their academic careers.

Philosophy wise, I believe the SAT, and standardized tests in general, are intended to be tricky and deceptive. In many cases, in fact most, students' struggles do not revolve around not understanding the material but rather center on these deceptive tactics. For this reason, I find "cracking" the SAT to be a relatively simple task once I can understand a student's thinking and where they are coming from. Obviously, I am also invested in and capable of reviewing or teaching topics for the first time if necessary.

I also tutor Macro and Micro economics, introductory and intermediate levels. I majored in Economics in college and plan on pursuing a PhD very soon. I currently work at an economic/fiscally focused think tank in New York City.

I believe my experience teaching and tutoring has made me an effective and worthy tutor. Please let me know if you have any questions or desire any references.

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I have been working as a SAT teacher and tutor with a large NYC test prep company for over two years. During the day, I work as an analyst/researcher at a public policy think tank/non partisan budget watchdog group. I enjoy tutoring for the SAT because it stands as such a laborious problem for so many students while ultimately it is completely Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Multiple hour lessons and multiple hour purchases decrease hourly rate. Group rates also available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10026
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable on all parts of the SAT exam."

- Elena, Astoria, NY on 1/8/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Econometrics, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
Political Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Economics,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Economics

I graduated cum laude in economics and currently work as an economic consultant.

SAT Reading

I tutored SAT Reading with the Princeton Review for over two years.

Hunter College of The City University of New York
Econ, Poli Sci

Education

Hunter College of The City University of New York (Econ, Poli Sci)

Very knowledgeable on all parts of the SAT exam.

My daughter is a junior and David is her SAT tutor. Before starting her tutoring with David she was very worried about the exam. Now, she is more confident, less worried and getting better results. David is able to answer all her questions in great detail so that she understands what she did wrong. He is very patient and does not rush through the material. Based on her performance, he assigns tas

— Elena, Astoria, NY on 1/8/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Multiple hour lessons and multiple hour purchases decrease hourly rate. Group rates also available.

Travel policy

David will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10026.