Basic to Advanced Math Instruction
Basic to Advanced Math Instruction
Hi, my name is David. I have worked as a math tutor for several years. In fact, I began my tutoring career shortly after I graduated from college. I have also worked as an assistant teacher for two colleges in the Seattle area, and I have taught English classes online. I have held a College Reading and Learning Association - International Tutor Training Program Certification, and I have a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification. I really love teaching and working with students...
Hi, my name is David. I have worked as a math tutor for several years. In fact, I began my tutoring career shortly after I graduated from college. I have also worked as an assistant teacher for two colleges in the Seattle area, and I have taught English classes online. I have held a College Reading and Learning Association - International Tutor Training Program Certification, and I have a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification. I really love teaching and working with students one-on-one. I think that tutoring is a very important part of the educational system. Classroom instruction often omits many important aspects of the material that students are expected to learn. A good tutor can guide a student in the right direction and save the student hours of frustration and searching online.
I specialize in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and statistics. I explain concepts in everyday language, but I also include the necessary mathematical terminology. My first, and most important, objective is to ensure that students are able to work problems and apply reasoning skills to find solutions. It is very important to me that my students do well on homework and exams. Secondly, I want to familiarize students with the language of mathematics. Often times, when teaching, students tell me, "just show me how to work the problem." I understand that knowing how to work the problem is the most important thing, and that is what I focus on.
I approach mathematics with applications in mind. I have a B.S. in physics from the University of Oklahoma, and to me, math is a vehicle for arriving at solutions to problems, which are too complex to be solved intuitively. My hope is that my students will develop a greater understanding for the many practical uses of math and gain the discipline required to succeed in their math endeavors.
I am well versed in the use of the Ti-83 Plus, the Ti-84, and the Ti-Nspire CX CAS calculators. I own two of these models. Also, I am proficient with Microsoft Excel and have some familiarity with Minitab and SPSS statistical software.
I currently work as a tutor at a local college, in addition to my private tutoring activities. I have been honored to work with so many great people all over the Seattle metropolitan area. I have worked with students enrolled in a variety of programs including nursing, psychology, social work, business, engineering, and finance. I have also worked with many high school students over the years. Tutoring is now my primary occupation and has been for almost three years. I work with people every day on a variety of science and math problems. I hope to work with you soon!
Reliable and dedicated tutor
David tutored my 16-year old son for Intro to Statistics this past fall semester. He was 100% reliable, always arriving on time and also flexible when we needed to change the time due to basketball practices, etc. David approached tutoring from a very positive perspective and was intuitive about finding the best methods to help my son - who ended up with a solid understanding of statistics and a much better grade than he would have otherwise had.Joanna, 16 lessons with David
Great Probability Tutor
Very knowledgeable probability tutor with good explanations and patience. We walked through each of the problems that I was struggling with, which were pretty difficult in nature, and by the sessions end we worked through all of them and I now have a complete understanding of the problems I couldn't previously solve.Tyler, 1 lesson with David
Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor
David has been working with me on an upper level college Statistics course. He has been able to explain processes to me that I have not been able to pick up on in the course lectures. He takes the time to work through all phases of a problem and allows me to work problems with him rather than him just reciting formulas. Highly recommended.David, 4 lessons with David
Very patient and helpful
David helped me ensure that I was on the right track with my homework. He never seemed rushed and was just a big, big help to me. I will be scheduling another session.Monica, 3 lessons with David
Great help with statistics!! David was engaged and truly cared about helping me. Will definitely use him again. David was really willing to find out what I needed and provide his expertise to guide meCATHERINE, 1 lesson with David
Great statistics tutor
David has been a fantastic tutor for my college aged son who really struggles with the subject! He is calm and patient and relatable. He is able to explain concepts clearly. He is also extremely accommodating and really went out of his way to make sure he was available when he was needed.Susan , 12 lessons with David
Excellent Stat Tutor
David really helped my son with his AP Statistics and College level Stat course. My son said he really knew what he was talking about and was very impressed. He plans to take more sessions.Mitch, 3 lessons with David
Very experienced and well spoken tutor
David was able to help me with a variety of different statistics assignments, some of which are unstructured and required putting concepts to practical use. We were able to cover a lot of ground; more than I expected to. I was able to get far ahead in my assignments and understanding thanks to this tutoring session. I would highly recommend to anyone.Dennis, 1 lesson with David
David taught my son statistics. He is reliable, knowledgeable and patient. It's hard to find a tutor who has knowledge about SPSS program. It's great I found David who can teach my son SPSS in and out. He’s an excellent tutor. Thank you, David!lilian, 5 lessons with David
Excellent help with my statistics
David was able to help me with a two-way ANOVA and mixed ANOVA analysis for the results and discussion section of my dissertation. He was prompt, understood my issue and how to explain the math in layman’s terms. I will definitely be using his services again.Nick, 1 lesson with David
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