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
Statistics Exam Prep
David has a tremendous skill of explaining complex concepts in a simple way. He was able to help me understand multiple regression models and analyze their results with ease.Deji, 3 lessons with David
David, thanks for another great lesson! Today we went through a practice exam, various style questions, and prepped for my final. Learned a ton! Super helpful, and David is very patient with all of the topics I am struggling with.Kristen, 9 lessons with David
Great. Was clear and knowledgeable on basic engineering statistics for my graduate course. I would definitely recommend. I also need 20 words for this review, so extra words!Nicholas, 1 lesson with David
Repeat tutor session...
This is my 3rd or 4th lesson with David, he continues to be professional, smart, friendly, proficient and personable. He makes the lesson very easy to understand and fun. Always interactive and engaged!!! He is the BEST!!! xoxoAlicia, 3 lessons with David
Knows his stuff!
We went over a lot of statistical information-David was very patient and explains things well. I came away with a better understanding of where I went wrong!Janice , 1 lesson with David
Wow. Where do I start with this review? There were so many highlights from today’s tutoring session. He was patient and explained things very clearly, even if I asked the same question multiple times. I feel much better about my math that I was struggling with before. Would highly recommend!! Thanks David and see you next week.Amy, 1 lesson with David
Knowledgeable and patient
This was the first time I used an online tutor. I really appreciated Davids patience. David was very helpful. He was able to help my friend and I understand normal models and standardizing with z-scores! Wish we had more time!Orie, 1 lesson with David
Very Clear and Patient!
David really helped me when I was prepping for my final exam so that I feel more confident for it. He was extremely knowledgeable and very clear and patient. Thank you!Melissa, 1 lesson with David
David was a very knowledgeable and helpful tutor in difficult areas of statistics. There were no areas of the course in which he was unaware of how to complete the assignment.Joshua, 2 lessons with David
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