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David F.

Apison, TN

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USNRC Training Professional – Mathematics Tutor

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400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/3/13
4.9 average from 95 ratings
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— Wesley, Dayton, TN on 4/12/17

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mathematics
UMUC (University of Maryland University College)
Graduate Coursework
Georgia Southern University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Mathematics)

UMUC (University of Maryland University College) (Graduate Coursework)

Georgia Southern University (Graduate Coursework)

About David

As an undergraduate I completed the self-paced Precalculus course at UMBC in just 5 weeks and was hired immediately as a tutor. I quickly became the head tutor for the Learning Resources Center at UMBC and the tutor most sought after. As a senior I was the President of the Sigma Pi Tau (Society of Professional Tutors) honor society at UMBC. I graduated with a BA in Mathematics in only 3 1/2 years while maintaining 3.25/4.00 overall GPA. During that time I was tutoring for the Math Department and the Learning Resource Center upwards of 40 hours a week. I became a Nuclear Technology Instructor for General Electric for 5 years. I then became a Nuclear Engineer for the Southern Company (Plant E. I. Hatch). For the past 7 years I have been employed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a Senior Reactor Technology Instructor in Chattanooga, TN. I took the GRE to work on a post graduate degree. I received a perfect score of 800 on the Quantitative portion and a 720/800 on the Analytical section. I have tutored many, many students in Mathematics and am a professional trainer. I realize that my hard work and success in Mathematics do not guarantee your success, but I know what I had to do to get there and I can lead your way. As an undergraduate I completed the self-paced Precalculus course at UMBC in just 5 weeks and was hired immediately as a tutor. I quickly became the head tutor for the Learning Resources Center at UMBC and the tutor most sought after. As a senior I was the President of the Sigma Pi Tau (Society of Professional Tutors) honor society at UMBC. I Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Apison, TN 37302
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Wesley, Dayton, TN on 4/12/17

"Very Strong Tutor"

- Eric, Hixson, TN on 6/28/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Tracey, Rocky Face, GA on 2/3/16

"Time Well Spent"

- Lynnette, Ooltewah, TN on 1/19/16

"Very willing to help"

- Tammy, Dalton, GA on 9/13/14

"Very thorough and detailed with a great personality"

- Israel, Cleveland, TN on 9/7/14

"Great and Caring Tutor"

- Omotayo, Chattanooga, TN on 8/1/14

"Great Tutor"

- Mary, Dalton, GA on 7/30/14

"My student says Mr. F. is very nice and smart."

- Annie, Clinton, MI on 1/27/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Tammy, Cohutta, GA on 12/17/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math, GED,
Geometry,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Elementary Science, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Voice (Music)
English:
English, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GED,
GRE,
SAT Math
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
Fortran,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Poker

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.

ACT Math

I am well versed in all levels of Math from the elementary level to senior level Mathematics. I an a professional trainer employed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A few years ago I took the Graduate Records Exam to work on a post graduate degree and received a perfect score of 800 on the Mathematics portion. The GRE and ACT are two very different exams, but the study and preparation methods are very similar for both.

Algebra 1

I was an advanced student in middle school and started taking Algebra I in the 8th grade. I have tutored Algebra at the basic level for both high school and college students. I am familiar and comfortable with set theory, Cartesian coordinate graphing, algebraic laws, exponential operations and simultaneous equations, just to name a few. I am very confident that I can explain all areas of Algebra I to improve your knowledge and your ease in this subject.

Algebra 2

I was an advanced student in middle school and started taking Algebra I in the 8th grade and Algebra II in the 9th. I have tutored Algebra at the basic and advanced level for both high school and college students. I am familiar and comfortable with set theory, Cartesian coordinate graphing, algebraic laws, exponential operations and simultaneous equations, just to name a few. I am very confident that I can explain all areas of Algebra I and II to improve your knowledge and your ease in this subject.

ASVAB

When I joined the Navy there was an armed forces entrance exam. I scored 99 out of 100 on this exam. The armed forces are becoming much more specialized and are demanding more and more of their people every day. The days of judges giving petty criminals the choice of "Go to jail or go in the service" are long past. Now it requires a competency in Math and English in order to pass with a high enough grade to get in the branch of your choice. Just like the physical fitness requirements, there are mental fitness requirements that can be obtained by exercise of your brain similar to the exercise that you put your body through. There is no magic pill, just hard work and exercise to get you there. I can help by showing you the areas in which you need to exert your mental exercises so as to make you fit in mind and body.

Calculus

I was an advanced student in middle school and started taking Algebra I in the 8th grade and Algebra II in the 9th and so on from there. I have tutored Algebra thru Calculus and Multi Variable Calculus at the college level. When I started college (after 8 years in the Navy) I began in self paced Pre-calculus. I completed the entire course in 5 weeks and was hired the next day as a staff tutor. The next semester after completing Calculus I was made a Calculus tutor and also moved up to a staff position in the Learning Resources Center. I am familiar and comfortable with all aspects of Calculus. I am very confident that I can improve your knowledge and your ease in this subject.

Computer Programming

As a Reactor Engineer working for a major utility I was actively involved in the programming of the Vax computer. I wrote programs in BASIC, FORTRAN and C++. In college I took classes in BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, PL-1, and C++. I spent a great deal of time tutoring BASIC and FORTRAN.

Computer Science

While a student at the University of Maryland I was one of a very elite group of Computer Science tutors. We were well versed in all of the Microsoft products. As well as the computer programming topics. We were all capable of doing our own computer upgrades. Quit often a computer would need an upgrade in memory or drive space or a new burner to which we were the ones that people would call upon.

Fortran

FORTRAN is a shortened name for the computer programming language of Formula Translation. Fortran is often used for engineering applications due to its ability to handle complex numerical calculations and equations. I received A's in all of the Fortran courses that I took in college. I used Fortran programming in Reactor Engineering applications at my job at the E. I. Hatch Nuclear Power plant as both a reactor engineer and as a simulator engineer for seventeen years.

GED

I have tutored students in Mathematics for over 30 years. A few years ago I took the Graduate Records Exam to work on a post graduate degree and received a perfect score of 800 on the Mathematics portion. The GRE and GED are two very different exams, but the study and preparation methods are very similar for both. I am very familiar with the math required by the GED exam and have tutored many, many students, from elementary school up through the senior college level with a great deal of success.

Geometry

I have always been in the accelerated Math classes from primary school on up through college. I have been tutoring Math students for over forty years and have a very adaptive teaching style that can be adjusted to any student's needs. I am very versed in the basic Math skills, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry requirements. Even as early as High School, one of my teachers had me teach a lesson to the class because I was that far ahead and gifted at teaching.

GRE

I was an advanced student in middle school and started taking Algebra I in the 8th grade. I have tutored Algebra Multi-Variable Calculus at the college level. When I started college (after 8 years in the Navy) I began in self paced Pre-calculus. I completed the entire course in 5 weeks and was hired the next day as a staff tutor. The next semester after completing Calculus I was made a Calculus tutor and also moved up to a staff position in the Learning Resources Center. I took the GRE after being out of college for 15 years. I scored a perfect 800/800 on the math (quantitative) section and a 720/800 on the logic (qualitative) section. My language/grammar was not great but acceptable 520/800. I am very confident that I can help you with the math portions of the GRE.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am currently a Senior Reactor Technology Instructor for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I teach new employees about the systems and operation of Boiling Water Reactors. These presentations are prepared and delivered in PowerPoint. Quite often the PowerPoints are basic presentations with graphics incorporated into the slides. Other slides may have sound, videos or animations incorporated in them. I am familiar with the various file formats and presentation options. I am confident that I can help you with your presentations.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows now for more than 20 years beginning with Windows 3.0. I have also had it as the intro part of various engineering, accounting and computer programming classes.

Windows is the most common computer operating system in the world. Through Windows, we are able to open different sections (windows) for different tasks. Within different windows we are able to run different programs to allow a bevy of tasks at once, also known as multitasking. One window can be running a video, while another runs a word processor and still another runs a file management program allowing you to sort and move files among various subdirectories. The Windows platform integrates all of those DOS commands that had to be entered individually.

Poker

For eight years I served in the Navy. Deployed onboard ships there is a lot of free time while not on a watch station. During this free time the favorite pastime is to play poker. All of those years of experience and having a very good concept of numbers and probability has given me an edge when playing. With the new Texas Holdem format, versus 5 or 7 card stud or draw poker I have played many hours in non-cash internet sites. I always manage to maintain a positive credit flow and calculate when my opponent is bluffing.

Prealgebra

I have always been in the accelerated Math classes from primary school on up through college. I have been tutoring Math students for over forty years and have a very adaptive teaching style that can be adjusted to any student's needs. I am very versed in the basic Math skills and Pre-Algebra requirements. Even as early as High School, one of my teachers had me teach a lesson to the class because I was that far ahead and gifted at teaching.

Precalculus

As an undergraduate I completed the self-paced Precalculus course at UMBC in just 5 weeks and was hired immediately as a tutor. I quickly became the head tutor for the Learning Resources Center at UMBC and the tutor most sought after. As a senior I was the President of the Sigma Pi Tau (Society of Professional Tutors) honor society at UMBC. I graduated in 3 1/2 years with a 3.25 GPA in Mathematics. A few years ago I had to take the GRE to work on a post graduate degree. I received a perfect score of 800 on the Mathematics portion which is mostly precalculus level Mathematics.

SAT Math

I worked as a Math tutor in the University of Maryland system during my entire undergraduate period. I spent the majority of my time tutoring introductory Math and Precalculus. Precalculus covers all of the math required for the SAT. I have tutored students in all levels of Math for over 30 years and prefer the precalculus level of mathematics. The areas of the Math involved in the SAT are very familiar to me. And with proper coaching and direction in your areas needing improvement you can be very successful on the SAT. I know Math and have a proven track record in teaching it to others.

Trigonometry

I have a degree in Mathematics. Trigonometry is taught extensively in Pre-Calculus. Pre-Calculus is my favorite subject to teach and I have taught a great deal of Trigonometry. While taking High School Trig I was so advanced in the subject that the teacher had me teach one of the more advanced lessons on the logs of trigonometric functions.

Voice (Music)

I sing Lead in a Barbershop Harmony Society registered quartet. We sing in the Barbershop acapella style. I have been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for eight years and a member of quartet for seven. We perform as a 501(c)3 organization both as a chorus and as a quartet. Although I can not read music in its entirety, I am familiar enough to with notes, times, rhythm, vowel shaping, tonal control and stage presence to be able to help most aspiring performers.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mathematics
UMUC (University of Maryland University College)
Graduate Coursework
Georgia Southern University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Mathematics)

UMUC (University of Maryland University College) (Graduate Coursework)

Georgia Southern University (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor

Great tutor session as always. I have another one in two weeks. I will be using David fir the duration of my college math classes and I'm studying to be a engineer so there will be a lot.

— Wesley, Dayton, TN on 4/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 40 miles of Apison, TN 37302.