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David R.

Elite LSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, Writing, Math

Elite LSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, Writing, Math

$100/hour

  • 1,288 hours tutoring

  • Uptown Dallas, TX 75219

About David


Bio

I have extensive tutoring experience, collectively over 3,000 hours in over 30 subjects. In May of 2016 I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif from SMU Dedman School of Law and am a licensed attorney practicing corporate law (Capital Markets & Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions) at the largest international law firm in Dallas. Previously, I completed two master's degrees, one in politics and the other analytic philosophy. My undergraduate work was completed at Cedarville...

I have extensive tutoring experience, collectively over 3,000 hours in over 30 subjects. In May of 2016 I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif from SMU Dedman School of Law and am a licensed attorney practicing corporate law (Capital Markets & Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions) at the largest international law firm in Dallas. Previously, I completed two master's degrees, one in politics and the other analytic philosophy. My undergraduate work was completed at Cedarville University in Ohio with an emphasis in Education. I continue to tutor in spite of my busy career because I love the process of putting together a plan with my students and leading them to the accomplishment of their goals - whether that is admittance to Harvard Law, a full ride scholarship, or a better grade in a class. I know how to get the results you are looking for and in addition have provided substantial career counseling for those interested in entering the legal profession.

I have mastered the art and science of test prep and have a proven system to get maximal results from my students. I realize that many students do not naturally love the educational process and so my goal is to make the tutoring experience not only academically beneficial, but also enjoyable and engaging. I have become the go-to tutor for standardized test in Dallas and have seen remarkable results! I use challenging inductive and deductive teaching methods, and encourage my students to practice what we learn together through repetition and analysis. I have experience in a broad array of subjects and look forward to the chance to put together a plan for you!

If you have any questions about me or my qualifications, do not hesitate to ask! I love talking with potential students and I hope to hear from you soon.


Education

Cedarville University
undergrad
University of Dallas
Masters
Southern Methodist University
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $100
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Dallas, TX 75219
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/21/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My public speaking background is fairly expansive. My undergraduate education of course included basic courses in public speaking, but also required 21 credits of classes practicing developing and delivering a speech. This experience has fostered an acute acumen for how to prepare to execute a speech that connects with the audience no matter the context. I teach a memorable strategy that will keep you on track and make the speech process far less painful. Furthermore, my graduate degree in theology required an additional six credit hours in public speaking. These classes were designed to teach a method for analyzing the subject and the audience in order to ensure effective communication. I look forward to working with you and easing your public speaking anxieties!
GRE

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My public speaking background is fairly expansive. My undergraduate education of course included basic courses in public speaking, but also required 21 credits of classes practicing developing and delivering a speech. This experience has fostered an acute acumen for how to prepare to execute a speech that connects with the audience no matter the context. I teach a memorable strategy that will keep you on track and make the speech process far less painful. Furthermore, my graduate degree in theology required an additional six credit hours in public speaking. These classes were designed to teach a method for analyzing the subject and the audience in order to ensure effective communication. I look forward to working with you and easing your public speaking anxieties!
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My undergraduate degree in education included extensive training in educational theory and practice of elementary aged children including learning styles, models of education, and the use of a variety of techniques. Included as part of my degree was a 12 credit hour internship focusing on youth education in which I spent the semester writing and preparing lesson plans, teaching on a wide range of topics, and tutoring students in one on one situations. This education was coupled by experience mentoring and teaching children in a variety of contexts including religious, charities, and after school programs, which gives me a healthy background in understanding the developing minds of children and their educational needs. Some of these contexts such as elementary after school tutoring and curriculum creation for a second grade course were particularly helpful. Furthermore, I have spent significant time over the last 4 months tutoring many elementary students in reading, grammar, English, math, and spelling. These sessions been very productive for both improving student grades and comprehension and also help guide my planning for future students. Each child is unique and I create an environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My public speaking background is fairly expansive. My undergraduate education of course included basic courses in public speaking, but also required 21 credits of classes practicing developing and delivering a speech. This experience has fostered an acute acumen for how to prepare to execute a speech that connects with the audience no matter the context. I teach a memorable strategy that will keep you on track and make the speech process far less painful. Furthermore, my graduate degree in theology required an additional six credit hours in public speaking. These classes were designed to teach a method for analyzing the subject and the audience in order to ensure effective communication. I look forward to working with you and easing your public speaking anxieties!
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a significant background in biblical and theological studies. I have an undergrad and Christian Education and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary making my a proficient scholar and more then capable to guiding others through the biblical text and its meaning. I am also fluent in the original text languages of Greek and Hebrew.
Religion

Religion

I have a 120 Credit hour 4 year Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary with an emphasis upon Historical and Systematic Theology.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My undergraduate degree in education included extensive training in educational theory and practice of elementary aged children including learning styles, models of education, and the use of a variety of techniques. Included as part of my degree was a 12 credit hour internship focusing on youth education in which I spent the semester writing and preparing lesson plans, teaching on a wide range of topics, and tutoring students in one on one situations. This education was coupled by experience mentoring and teaching children in a variety of contexts including religious, charities, and after school programs, which gives me a healthy background in understanding the developing minds of children and their educational needs. Some of these contexts such as elementary after school tutoring and curriculum creation for a second grade course were particularly helpful. Furthermore, I have spent significant time over the last 4 months tutoring many elementary students in reading, grammar, English, math, and spelling. These sessions been very productive for both improving student grades and comprehension and also help guide my planning for future students. Each child is unique and I create an environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.
Algebra 1, English, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My undergraduate degree in education included extensive training in educational theory and practice of elementary aged children including learning styles, models of education, and the use of a variety of techniques. Included as part of my degree was a 12 credit hour internship focusing on youth education in which I spent the semester writing and preparing lesson plans, teaching on a wide range of topics, and tutoring students in one on one situations. This education was coupled by experience mentoring and teaching children in a variety of contexts including religious, charities, and after school programs, which gives me a healthy background in understanding the developing minds of children and their educational needs. Some of these contexts such as elementary after school tutoring and curriculum creation for a second grade course were particularly helpful. Furthermore, I have spent significant time over the last 4 months tutoring many elementary students in reading, grammar, English, math, and spelling. These sessions been very productive for both improving student grades and comprehension and also help guide my planning for future students. Each child is unique and I create an environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.
Algebra 1, English, Reading, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a significant background in biblical and theological studies. I have an undergrad and Christian Education and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary making my a proficient scholar and more then capable to guiding others through the biblical text and its meaning. I am also fluent in the original text languages of Greek and Hebrew.
Religion,

Religion

I have a 120 Credit hour 4 year Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary with an emphasis upon Historical and Systematic Theology.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

Basketball

I played basketball competitively in middle school and high school, advancing into the regional finals in both varsity years. I have attended an array of summer basketball camps not only honing my own skill, but giving me insight into how to teach and develop the skills of others. I am hard working and understand both the skills of the game and have the ability to teach those skills to others.
Bodybuilding,

Bodybuilding

I have trained in weightlifting as a trainer since high school and subsequently have been a member at both the Baylor Tom Landry fitness center and Gold's Gym. I have a sound understanding of how the body works, healthy and effective weightlifting techniques and can motivate my clients to reach their fitness goals.
Fitness,

Fitness

I am an active fitness participant, currently working out 6 days a week. I had professional training in high school and college and apply those skills to my workouts regularly. I love motivating others to reach their potential and am capable of doing so.
Football

Football

I played football on the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. I have volunteered at several football camps to assist in coaching as well as technique development. I have a sound understanding of the game, strategy, and am capable to teaching those skills to others.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My undergraduate degree in education included extensive training in educational theory and practice of elementary aged children including learning styles, models of education, and the use of a variety of techniques. Included as part of my degree was a 12 credit hour internship focusing on youth education in which I spent the semester writing and preparing lesson plans, teaching on a wide range of topics, and tutoring students in one on one situations. This education was coupled by experience mentoring and teaching children in a variety of contexts including religious, charities, and after school programs, which gives me a healthy background in understanding the developing minds of children and their educational needs. Some of these contexts such as elementary after school tutoring and curriculum creation for a second grade course were particularly helpful. Furthermore, I have spent significant time over the last 4 months tutoring many elementary students in reading, grammar, English, math, and spelling. These sessions been very productive for both improving student grades and comprehension and also help guide my planning for future students. Each child is unique and I create an environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having sound study skills is one of the most important elements to academic success. I am currently in my second masters degree and my 10th year of higher education so it's safe to say I have learned a wide variety of skills and tactics to study well and learn material. In our tutoring sessions, you not only learn the material you are examining currently, but the fundamental skills necessary to learn and apply future material. The first step to success in academics is learning how to study and organize well. I look forward to working with you, whatever level you are currently on.
Algebra 1, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Reading, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Reviews


Great first impression

Dave was very professional from the moment he walked in the door. Looking forward to see if my daughter's skills/scores excel.

Darcy, 5 lessons with David

Great and responsible

David has done a great job tutoring my seven year old son. My son has responded well to his style.

Deanna, 141 lessons with David
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David R.

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