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David S.

Owego, NY

$36/hour

Help with the Big Ideas and the Little Things in Science and Math

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/17/17
5.0 average from 128 ratings
Passionate about the individual's success.
— Rhonda, Great Bend, PA on 12/24/16

$36/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 as we enjoy our sessions together and work through what you struggle with most. **

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 elementary through college.

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!
**Helping you build your confidence and earn the credit you deserve as we enjoy our sessions together and work through what you struggle with most. **

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
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Special rates can be prearranged for session lengths over 90 minutes, multiple students, as well as for in-person sessions that occur outside of Tioga/Broome counties at the student's request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Owego, NY 13827
Background Check: Passed

"Passionate about the individual's success."

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

"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

"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:
ACT Science, Elementary Science, Physical Science, Physics,
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, 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.

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."

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)

Passionate about the individual's success.

I am so impressed with David and the way he has taken the time to know my son, to understand his issues, his story. From there, I watched him develop a plan to build math & science skills but more important self confidence. I would definitely recommend David.

— Rhonda, Great Bend, PA on 12/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $36.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Special rates can be prearranged for session lengths over 90 minutes, multiple students, as well as for in-person sessions that occur outside of Tioga/Broome counties at the student's request.

Travel policy

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