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David B.

Clemson, SC

$45/hour

Experienced Tutor in Math / Computers / Website Dev /Programming

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200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/25/10
5.0 average from 60 ratings
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valparaiso university
Math Computer Scie

Education

valparaiso university (Math Computer Scie)

About David

I am a university graduate with a degree in mathematics and computer science. I have worked in the computer field my entire career using my math background and application development experience. I have extensive teaching experience having taught computer classes for IBM and at the college level.

I am proficient in all levels of math, including algebra and geometry and specialize in preparation for the math SAT and ACT exams. I also have substantial experience in all forms of computer training from basic to advanced topics specializing in website development (HTML, XHTML, DHTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript) and the Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

I also have substantial experience in many application development languages such as C, Basic and Java ... having taught them at the college level.

I look forward to working with both advanced and beginning students.
I am a university graduate with a degree in mathematics and computer science. I have worked in the computer field my entire career using my math background and application development experience. I have extensive teaching experience having taught computer classes for IBM and at the college level.

I am proficient in all levels of math,
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Clemson, SC 29631
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Helpful!"

- Robin, Greenville, SC on 7/18/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Beverly, Greenville, SC on 5/10/17

"very knowledgeable."

- Shonia, Anderson, SC on 1/13/16

"Extremely helpful"

- Millie, New Canaan, CT on 3/13/10
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE,
SAT Math
Computer:
C, Computer Programming,
Dreamweaver,
General Computer,
HTML,
Java, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic, Web Design
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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ACT Math

My math experience is both broad and deep. Starting with a college degree in mathematics I began my corporate career with IBM using my math skills in a wide variety of technology based positions.

After retiring from IBM I began a teaching career at the college level which included private tutoring to students of all ages and abilities.

I now concentrate on helping students improve their ACT, PSAT, and SAT Math test scores. I prepare an individualized program for each student concentrating on those areas of the test that require the most attention.

The ACT Math test is one of the most common college admissions tests and as such I have prepared lectures, examples and practice tests for the five main areas of the test: 1) Basic Algebra 2) Intermediate Algebra 3) Coordinate Geometry 4) Plane Geometry and 5) Trigonometry.

With my proven methods I have been able to help students improve their test results by as much as 125 points so I'm sure that I can help your student.

Algebra 1

My math experience is both broad and deep. Starting with a college degree in mathematics, I began my corporate career with IBM using my math skills in a wide variety of technology based positions.

After retiring from IBM, I began a teaching career at the college level which included private tutoring to students of all ages and abilities.

I now concentrate on helping students improve their basic and advanced math skills; e.g. Algebra, Calculus, Trigonomity, etc. I prepare an individualized program for each student concentrating on those areas that require the most attention.

Algebra 2

I have been involved constantly with mathematics through college and into my corporate career. I have a degree in mathematics and computer science from Valparaiso University and used that training in all aspects of my technical career working for IBM for over 30 years.

After retiring from IBM I began a teaching career at a local college teaching both entry and advanced math courses and also various computer related subjects.

Now I concentrate on tutoring students of all ages and abilities especially in preparation to the various standard college and placement math tests such at the PSAT, SAT, ACT and others. I also specialize in the advanced math topics such as trigonometry, intermediate and advanced algebra, geometry, etc.

I prepare a formal program for each student emphasizing those areas that need the most attention. I am proud to state that I have been able to establish and significantly improve the student's test results and overall understanding of mathematics.

Computer Programming

I have a degree in computer science and wrote programs in machine language in school. I served for 15 years as a computer programmer for IBM where I wrote in Assembler, Cobol & PL/I. After IBM I taught computer programming at a local community college ... teaching Java, Basic and C.

I have my own web development company and am proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Dreamweaver

I current have my own website development company which I have successfully run for over seven years where I use Dreamweaver. I am already certified in HTML through WyzAnt and am also proficient in JavaScript and CSS ... all of which provide me with advanced use and understanding of Dreamweaver. In addition I have taught website development at the college level so I understand not only the use of the tools but their design characteristics as well.

Elementary Math

I have had the good fortune to be involved with all aspects of math, starting with my degree and continuing with my career in IBM. After retiring from IBM I entered the teaching profession and taught math and computer science courses at the college level.

Now I tutor students from the elementary grades to advance topics ... something I greatly enjoy. Math can be an enjoyable topic if presented in the proper light and I believe I am capable of doing so regardless of the student's experience.

General Computer

I have an extensive background in a wide range of computer topics having received a degree in computer science and worked my entire career in the computer field. I have experience as a programmer and have taught both basic and advanced computer courses for IBM and at the college level.

I'm available to assist beginning students with basic computer skills, all Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and for more advance topics such as programming with languages such as Visual Basic. I have extensive experience with website development and design as I currently teach these topics at the college level as well.

I look forward to helping you improve your computer skills ... be that at the basic or more advanced level.

Geometry

Math, especially the study of geometry, has always been a major part of my professional life and has carried over into my teaching career. My formal education includes a college degree in advanced mathematics and computer science. In addition, my 30 year corporate career with IBM provided practical experience applying my math training.
After retiring from IBM I continued my interest in mathematics through a teaching and tutoring career at a local college where I taught both math and computer science classes. I have had numerous successful math students and have succeeded in building and enhancing their math knowledge.
My personal teaching goal has always been to create not only a working knowledge of math topics but to develop an understanding of the practical use and appreciation of these topics.

GRE

My math experience is both broad and deep. Starting with a degree in mathematics I began my corporate career with IBM using my math skills in a wide variety of technology based positions.

After retiring from IBM I began a teaching career at the college level which included private tutoring for students of all ages and abilities.

I now concentrate on helping students improve their PSAT, SAT ACT or GRE test scores. I prepare an individualized program for each student concentrating on those areas of the test that require the most attention.

The GRE test is the most common college admissions test for graduate school and as such I have prepared lectures, examples and practice tests for the three main areas of the math test ... 1) quantitative comparisons, 2) problem solving items, and 3)data interpretation questions.

With my proven methods I have been able to help students significantly improve their test results so I'm sure that I can help any student.

HTML

I have my own website development company which I have successfully run for over 12 years. I have taught website development at the college level so I understand not only the use of the tools but their design characteristics as well, including HTML.

Microsoft Excel

Throughout my professional career with IBM and my teaching career I have maintained my technical expertise in the current products ... in particular the Microsoft Office products including Excel.
In IBM I was part of a development team that used Excel extensively and taught the product to our customers. After retiring from IBM I taught the MS Office products at our local college and began tutoring students as well. I have assisted beginning and advanced Excel users on many different projects serving various industries.

Prealgebra

Math has always played a big part in my life starting with my education where I earned a college degree in advanced mathematics and computer science. Throughout my 30 year corporate career with IBM I experienced the practical use of my math training.

After retiring from IBM I began a teaching and tutoring career at a local college where I taught both math and computer science classes. I have had numerous successful math students and have succeeded in building and enhancing their math knowledge.

My teaching goal has always been to create not only a working knowledge of math topics but to develop an understanding of the practical use and appreciation of these topics.

SAT Math

My math experience is both broad and deep. Starting with a degree in mathematics I began my corporate career with IBM using my math skills in a wide variety of technology based positions.

After retiring from IBM I began a teaching career at the college level which included private tutoring to students of all ages and abilities.

I now concentrate on helping students improve their PSAT, SAT and ACT test scores. I prepare an individualized program for each student concentrating on those areas of the test that require the most attention.

The SAT test is the most common college admissions test and as such I have prepared lectures, examples and practice tests for the five main areas of the test ...1) Numbers & Operations 2) Basic Algebra 3) Geometry 4) Functions & Advanced Algebra ... and 5) Statistics & Probability.

With my proven methods I have been able to help students improve their test results by as much as 125 points so I'm sure that I can help your student.

Web Design

I have extensive experience in web site development using such tools as Dreamweaver and coding pages directly using HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS and JavaScript. I manage a professional website design and development business whwre I have created numerous commercial and private websites.

I also teach these same technologies at the college level and as such have substantial experience in tutoring both beginning and more advanced students. I am confident that I can assist you in creating an impressive and functional website from scratch or just improve on an existing site. I look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to assist.

valparaiso university
Math Computer Scie

Education

valparaiso university (Math Computer Scie)

Very Helpful!

David helped me sort my weekly lesson. He explained short cuts on excel and communicated formulas I was having issues with. He is very calm and patient. Thanks David.

— Robin, Greenville, SC on 7/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 40 miles of Clemson, SC 29631.