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David S.

Staunton, VA

$35/hour

20-year Veteran Teacher for Eng/Math & SAT (even music!)

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: William Paterson University
Psychology and English
Kean University Union, NJ
Other
Kean University of New Jersey
Master's

Education

: William Paterson University (Psychology and English)

Kean University Union, NJ (Other)

Kean University of New Jersey (Master's)

About David

I'm a 20-year veteran teacher who has taught English, Math, History, Biology, and other subjects. As a special educator, I became qualified to teach all of these subjects while adhering to the state core standards expected. From basic classes to AP, I've been there. The method I employ is the multiple intelligence theory concept, which hones in on the best learning strategy for the SPECIFIC student - NOT what I think should work, or what your teacher might think works best. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses in learning, so why not teach to them?

With a Master's in Educational Psychology, I like to think I personalize my methods to the real needs of each student. 10 years ago, I began my own SAT prep course based on this model, first intended for students with learning disabilities. Then I figured out that my method worked well for just about everyone. I also work on anxiety (test-based or other) in my counseling and help students to overcome many issues both at school and home.

When I'm not teaching, I'm a published writer and musician in a band of traveling authors who play for charity.
I'm a 20-year veteran teacher who has taught English, Math, History, Biology, and other subjects. As a special educator, I became qualified to teach all of these subjects while adhering to the state core standards expected. From basic classes to AP, I've been there. The method I employ is the multiple intelligence theory concept, which hones in on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

Rates can vary on hours given per week, materials needed, etc. School visits are possible when needed to help student/teacher/parent communications.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Staunton, VA 24401
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Anthropology, Biology, Elementary Science, Praxis
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training, Guitar,
Music Theory, Songwriting
Art:
Composition (Music)
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, GED, GRE, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

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.

ADHD

I have taught 18 years in special education, helping students with learning disabilities of all types. My specialty is analyzing the student's learning style and teaching directly to his or her strengths while building up the weaknesses.

Multi-sensory and multiple intelligence learning is my specialty, using much more than just writing and reading to help each student understand the material, no matter what the subject.

Guitar

To teach guitar in whatever style is requested. I use a computer program that helps students read either regular music or tablature. I have been playing and writing music for over 30 years and keep up with learning music from current bands.

Linear Algebra

I have taught Algebra, Pre-algebra, and Algebra 2 for nearly a decade in classrooms and in my private business. I have been highly qualified in 3 states and have passed math exams in the two which required it. I have been an educator for 20 years now and have taught math, including Algebra I & II, for many of them.

Phonics

I have been trained in reading specialist courses and have returned from LETRS - a conference on the science of reading using phonics - and so much more - than the horrid failure of whole language.

This (phonics/morpheme learning) has been endorsed by specialists all over the country.

I have taught low to non-readers from 1st grade to high school with significant results.

Praxis

I have been teaching math to high school students for over a decade including algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and others.

In my tutoring, I have prepared students and adults for the SAT and Praxis exams for math and state qualifications.

My testing methods include utilizing past exams, psychological test taking strategies, test anxiety, and other techniques.

Special Needs

I have worked in the field of special education for over 15 years now in various populations, various ages. I am certified to teach all grade levels. My teaching adapts to the learning style of the student and strenghtens not only the self esteem but academic success. I also run workshops for music therapy, counseling, parenting, and advocacy.

: William Paterson University
Psychology and English
Kean University Union, NJ
Other
Kean University of New Jersey
Master's

Education

: William Paterson University (Psychology and English)

Kean University Union, NJ (Other)

Kean University of New Jersey (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Rates can vary on hours given per week, materials needed, etc. School visits are possible when needed to help student/teacher/parent communications.

Travel policy

David will travel within 15 miles of Staunton, VA 24401.