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David S.

Owego, NY

$46/hour

CMU Grad Helps You Get the Big Ideas + Little Things in Science/Math

In-person lessons
500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/1/17
5.0 average from 222 ratings
The Perfect Physics Tutor
— Marco, Los Angeles, CA on 10/8/17

$46/Hour


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Carnegie Mellon U
Engineering
North Carolina State U
Graduate Coursework
Western Governor's U
Graduate Coursework

Education

Carnegie Mellon U (Engineering)

North Carolina State U (Graduate Coursework)

Western Governor's U (Graduate Coursework)

About David

**Helping you build your confidence and earn the credit you deserve**

The best part of this for me is watching my students overcome their particular obstacles and knowing I helped them achieve the level of success they set for themselves. My main goal is to help you achieve yours!

I'm a former certified NYS math, physics, and technology teacher. As an active supporter of STEM learning experiences and non-traditional education since the mid-90s, I volunteered in the schools and at outreach events before offering private tutoring services in 2002.

For math and science in general, I can draw from nearly two decades of work experience in various settings (office, lab, field, production, retail, distribution) and two years working directly as a certified math teacher (7-12). I've helped prepare students for high-stakes testing, like NYS high school regents and college entrance exams, using techniques tailored to the needs of the individual student. Currently tutoring students from 6th grade through college in pre-algebra, algebra (1 and 2), geometry & trig, pre-calc, and advanced algebra.

Taking a science and math class in the same semester? I'm here to help you with both subjects!

I love physics and am able to recognize a student's difficulties from teaching and tutoring this subject for over three years. I focus on building a solid understanding of the big concepts and encouraging my students to develop a sense of the reasonableness of their results; both can really help out when a little math or decoding skill sometimes gets in the way of getting the "book answer."

I encourage you to contact me to learn more and schedule our first visit. I'm looking forward to getting to know you as we enjoy our sessions together and work through what you struggle with most!
**Helping you build your confidence and earn the credit you deserve**

The best part of this for me is watching my students overcome their particular obstacles and knowing I helped them achieve the level of success they set for themselves. My main goal is to help you achieve yours!

I'm a former certified NYS math, physics, and
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Free time is earned for session lengths >1-1/2 hrs, intensive prep (>5 hrs during 1 week), and any groups. Special rates apply for in-person sessions outside of Tioga/Broome counties.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Owego, NY 13827
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The Perfect Physics Tutor"

- Marco, Los Angeles, CA on 10/8/17

"Very good tutor"

- Edward, New Bern, NC on 11/24/17

"Excellent and patient teacher"

- Bing, Overland Park, KS on 11/10/17

"Great Tudor!"

- Jason, Chesterfield, VA on 10/15/17

"Excellent tutor!"

- Dan, Johnson City, NY on 10/15/17

"great tutor!!"

- Quinton, Midvale, UT on 10/14/17

"adaptable and straightforward"

- Shanti, Collegedale, TN on 8/8/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Toni, Spencer, NY on 7/20/17

"Great teacher!"

- Vandya, Vestal, NY on 7/1/17

"Very Patient"

- Kim, Nichols, NY on 6/12/17

"Knowledgeable and incredibly patient!"

- Elizabeth, Binghamton, NY on 5/14/17

"Wonderful last-minute trig help"

- Cathy, Reno, NV on 4/30/17

"Outstanding"

- David, Atlanta, GA on 4/2/17

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- KC, Binghamton, NY on 3/31/17

"Knowledgeable, creative, patient"

- Mark, Owego, NY on 2/1/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Julie, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 1/18/17

"Passionate about the individual's success."

- Rhonda, Great Bend, PA on 12/24/16

"Patient Knowledgeable"

- Jenae, Fort Pierce, FL on 12/10/16

"Great tutor!"

- Abigail, Aurora, CO on 11/24/16

"Great tutor"

- Maggie, Johnson City, NY on 10/24/16

"Patient and flexible tutor"

- Rayana, Binghamton, NY on 10/6/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Elementary Science, Physical Science, Physics,
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Homeschool, Study Skills
Business:
GRE, 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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored high school students in Algebra 1 since 2002!

Algebra 2

I am sensitive to the many ways that students struggle with the concepts and techniques that are covered in the classroom, including Algebra 2.

Geometry

This past year, I've helped a dozen students (8th grade through college) master the topics you'll typically see in school, on Regents exams, and on standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE). I've seen first-hand how students struggle with these concepts in the classroom and under pressure. We'll find a comfortable pace to advance through the basic formulas and relationships, while applying them to very practical situations. Advanced topics can also be explored for those aiming for the highest scores and harder courses.

Physics

I had some incredible science instructors and have studied how the best teach physics. From my own teaching and tutoring over three years, I've honed my ability to recognize a student's difficulties and adjust my style to help learning happen. I focus on building a solid understanding of the big concepts and encouraging my students to develop a sense of the reasonableness of their results; both can really help out when a little math or decoding skill sometimes gets in the way of getting the "book answer."

Precalculus

This past year, I've helped a dozen students master the topics you'll typically see in high school and to get them ready for the rigors of Calc. I've seen first-hand how students struggle with these concepts in the classroom and under pressure. We'll find a comfortable pace to advance through the basic formulas and relationships, while applying them to very common questions and practical situations. Advanced topics can also be explored for those aiming for the highest scores (and harder courses next year).

SAT Math

This past year, I've helped a dozen students master the topics you'll typically see on standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE). I've seen first-hand how students struggle with these concepts in the classroom and under pressure. We'll find a comfortable pace to advance through the basic formulas and relationships, while applying them to very common questions and practical situations. Advanced topics can also be explored for those aiming for the highest scores (and harder courses).

Carnegie Mellon U
Engineering
North Carolina State U
Graduate Coursework
Western Governor's U
Graduate Coursework

Education

Carnegie Mellon U (Engineering)

North Carolina State U (Graduate Coursework)

Western Governor's U (Graduate Coursework)

The Perfect Physics Tutor

David was excellent in every way of his teaching for physics. Made sure i knew every step of the way how to do the problem. Made sure i had a deep understanding of the different possible ways of how the problem might come up. Couldn't be more thankful

— Marco, Los Angeles, CA on 10/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $46.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Free time is earned for session lengths >1-1/2 hrs, intensive prep (>5 hrs during 1 week), and any groups. Special rates apply for in-person sessions outside of Tioga/Broome counties.

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Owego, NY 13827.