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David S.

Centreville, VA


English, ESL, Spanish, reading, and writing tutor

Background check passed as of 3/14/13
5.0 average from 162 ratings
Skilled and Dedicated Teacher!
— Long, Springfield, VA on 8/3/16

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Englsh education


PCC (Englsh education)

PCC (Master's)

About David

I have taught hundreds of students in both group and individual settings. In these classes, I have helped students improve their understanding of English, Spanish, math, the SAT, and the ACT.

I first started tutoring as a teenager helping my parents with the students struggling in the classes they taught. Through college, I tutored fellow classmates to passing grades in both English and Spanish. To this day, I continue on that course as a tutor and a full-time ESL professor at a private academy in VA.

My degree in English and Spanish education, my fluency in Spanish, and my experience in education makes me an excellent tutor for reading, writing, speaking and listening in either English or Spanish. My master's degree in Educational Administration has helped me understand education on a broader range of levels.

Since I have also worked with companies dedicated solely to SAT instruction, I have also learned some valuable secrets to helping students excel on this important exam. In SAT instruction especially, parents can view the tutoring as an investment because good SAT scores help students qualify for scholarships that can save thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars on college tuition.
I have taught hundreds of students in both group and individual settings. In these classes, I have helped students improve their understanding of English, Spanish, math, the Read more

36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Centreville, VA 20121
Background Check: Passed

"Skilled and Dedicated Teacher!"

- Long, Springfield, VA on 8/3/16

"Fantastic Tutor, Very Accomodating"

- Jason, Springfield, VA on 12/16/15

"SAT Tutor"

- Scott, Bristow, VA on 10/1/15

"Best Tutor!!"

- Ana Claudia, Fairfax, VA on 6/23/15

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Allyson, Centreville, VA on 11/17/13

"Great tutor"

- Katie, Ashburn, VA on 5/10/13

"Adaptable and Patient"

- Rick, Falls Church, VA on 5/2/13

"Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Ben, Centreville, VA on 4/1/13

"Very helpful and knowlegeable for foreign students."

- Razia, Manassas, VA on 3/18/13
ACT Math, SAT Math
ACT Science
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Elementary Education:

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I have a B.S. in English Education and currently work as an ESL teacher.


I currently working as an ESL teacher. I have a B.S. degree in English education with a concentration in Second Language instruction.
Have lived abroad for 7 years


A in College Advanced Grammar and Composition.
Degree in English Education.
Extensive experience tutoring students in grammar.
Currently teach English.


Full-time English teacher
BS English Education
MA Educational Administration

SAT Math

I have taken advanced math courses including trigonometry and analytical geometry, but my greatest qualification is that I look for simple ways to solve the problems. if there is a way that does not use complicated math, this is the was I will use to show my students because the most important thing is the right answer not fancy methods.

SAT Reading

I am an avid reader, have a B.S. in English Education, and previous experience in tutoring reading.

SAT Writing

I have designed two classes for my school that include writing skills.

I have a year of experience teaching writing skills full time to students of different skill levels.

At my school, I have great student responses to my writing instruction.


I have a B.S. in Teaching Spanish.
I have been studying Spanish for 10 years including the 2 years I lived in Guatemala and am totally bilingual in Spanish.
I married a non-English speaking Guatemalan.
My Praxis score on the Praxis 5195 was 189 out of 200. This test covers reading, writing, listening, and speaking in addition to cultural knowledge.


I taught 2 full TOEFL classes at my school. I also have a TESOL teaching certificate and hold a B.S. in English Education.


I teach writing in an ESL school. I have had training in academic writing, journalistic writing, and creative writing. I received an A in both my Advanced grammar and composition course and my creative writing course.

Englsh education


PCC (Englsh education)

PCC (Master's)

Skilled and Dedicated Teacher! — David has been teaching my sons for over 2 years. David is able to work with students at various academic performance and skills level. David quickly assessed my sons' individual strengths and weaknesses and tailor his teaching to the targeted weaknesses. With my older son, who was already a confident writer and proficient in the mathematics areas required for successful performance on SATs, D ...

— Long, Springfield, VA on 8/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Centreville, VA 20121.