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David S.

Owego, NY

$32/hour

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

Background check passed as of 8/10/16
5.0 average from 15 ratings
Great tutor!
— Abigail, Aurora, CO on 11/24/16

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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

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. Helping you build your confidence and earn the credit you deserve are my main goals while 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.

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!
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

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

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Owego, NY 13827
Background Check: Passed

"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, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Science, Physics
Art:
Drawing, Graphic Design, Photography
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math
Computer:
Graphic Design, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Homeschool, Study Skills
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Project Management

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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)

Great tutor! — David responded promptly and knew exactly how to help me with exactly what I needed. Rather than giving me the answer, he helped me work through the steps to find a method to solve the problem. He offered many different combinations of time and day that we could meet, and made himself available to fit my schedule. After meeting with him for an hour, I was able to complete my physics project on my ...

— Abigail, Aurora, CO on 11/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $32.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Special rates can be prearranged for session lengths over 90 minutes, 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 40 miles of Owego, NY 13827.