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David S.

Experienced AP Chemistry/Physics Teacher (HS thru College)

Experienced AP Chemistry/Physics Teacher (HS thru College)

$120/hour

  • 478 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

It is my passion to help students surprise themselves by mastering material that they did not think that they could, to make "scary" subjects manageable if not outright fun. I seek to help students understand the material at a deeper level through asking a lot of questions and building a framework on analogies and prior knowledge.

My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a secondary composite science teaching...

It is my passion to help students surprise themselves by mastering material that they did not think that they could, to make "scary" subjects manageable if not outright fun. I seek to help students understand the material at a deeper level through asking a lot of questions and building a framework on analogies and prior knowledge.

My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a secondary composite science teaching certificate requiring several hours in chemistry and physics. I have been teaching and tutoring for over twenty-two years, including the past sixteen teaching physics and chemistry at a private school in the Dallas area.

I have taught all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and AP Chemistry. In addition, I have tutored several college students in college chemistry either during the term or prior to taking the course for them to feel prepared at the start.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information or to get started gaining confidence in chemistry or physics!


Education

University of Texas at Austin
Zoology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Masters
Dallas Theological Seminary
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $120
  • Rate details: In-person rate valid for up to 20mi travel one-way. Additional charges may apply outside that range.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/12/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have over 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and AP Chemistry.
Physics

Physics

I have been teaching for over twenty-four years, including the past eighteen teaching physics and chemistry at a private school in the Dallas area. I have taught all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and the now defunct AP Physics B curriculum.

Math

Physics

Physics

I have been teaching for over twenty-four years, including the past eighteen teaching physics and chemistry at a private school in the Dallas area. I have taught all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and the now defunct AP Physics B curriculum.

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have over 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and AP Chemistry.
Physics

Physics

I have been teaching for over twenty-four years, including the past eighteen teaching physics and chemistry at a private school in the Dallas area. I have taught all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and the now defunct AP Physics B curriculum.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have over 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and AP Chemistry.
Physics

Physics

I have been teaching for over twenty-four years, including the past eighteen teaching physics and chemistry at a private school in the Dallas area. I have taught all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and the now defunct AP Physics B curriculum.

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have over 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and AP Chemistry.
Physics

Physics

I have been teaching for over twenty-four years, including the past eighteen teaching physics and chemistry at a private school in the Dallas area. I have taught all levels of first year physics and chemistry and have built from scratch a successful Advanced Placement program for AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and the now defunct AP Physics B curriculum.

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 24 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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very knowledgeable and great at explaining

I had a physics lesson with David and he was able to explain everything in a very clear and intuitive way. He also caught all the mistakes I originally made. Highly recommend!

mike, 2 lessons with David

Knowledgeable tutor that is great at explaining subject to students

David is teaching my son basics of physics in such a way that he is engaged and doing well in the class. My son is motivated to learn subject and do well, after dropping out of physics a year and a half ago.

Heidi, 11 lessons with David

very knowledgeable and great at explaining

I had a physical lesson with David and he was able to explain everything in a very clear and intuitive way. He also caught all the mistakes I originally made. Highly recommend!

mike, 2 lessons with David

Excellent Tutor - We Strongly Recommend David!

We hired David to help our son with AP Physics after our son's school cut his distance learning instruction time to a minimum due to unanticipated Covid-19 issues. Our son really likes David and finds his teaching style very clear and easy to understand (as easy as AP Physics can be, I suppose.) We really like David because he is very responsive to questions and is very fair and accommodating to our requests. I highly recommend David if your child (or you) need a physics tutor - we are very glad we found him!

Scott, 36 lessons with David

Excellent Tutor

David S. was very helpful in working with me to review for an upcoming exam. He explained everything clearly in a way that I could understand, remember, and apply. I will definitely use him again.

Lori, 1 lesson with David

Extremely knowledgable and excellent at explaining material

David was instrumental in helping me prepare for my SAT Physics Subject Test. Not only was David one of the few tutors that I found with experience concerning the Physics subject test, he was also incredible about explaining material in a way that made perfect sense. In addition to him having in-depth knowledge about almost every topic I asked him about, he was also able to immediately launch into its explanation after I asked. It's thanks to David that I have a fighting chance at a good score on the SAT Physics subject test.

Milo, 2 lessons with David

Great at explaining

David did a great job explaining key concepts. David clearly explained concepts that my daughter struggled within 5 minutes of the session that her previous tutor couldn't explain in 90 minutes. We will continue to have David as her physics tutor.

Makayla, 2 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

David’s approach was perfect! We couldn’t ask for more. He was patient and positive as he helped my child process each equation and build confidence. When she was off base he gently nudged her back on track!

Faith, 23 lessons with David

Managed to pass! Thank you, David!

Physics, or moreover college physics was difficult for me, especially if it’s a summer class, and every three chapters or so is shoveled down within a mere week with just brief explanations due to time constraints (bonus if you haven’t seen Physics for 4+ years). I needed this course as a pre-req for a class in my degree plan, and thank you to David who has helped me understand just how fun Physics can actually be. If I were able to give more stars beyond 5/5 I would. Thank you again!

Sidney, 4 lessons with David
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$120/hour

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Response time: 28 minutes