Mr. David M.
specializes in Experienced, Effective Math Tutor for Standardized Tests / Coursework. · male
"I have been a STEM teacher / tutor for 20+ years, working in Austin, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, NYC, and Aspen. I have a Master's in Education from Texas State, and I got certified to teach Mathematics and Social Studies Grades 8-12 in Texas. As an undergrad, I majored in Anthropology at Cornell University and got the opportunity to study abroad in Nepal. I recently earned a Professional Certificate in Data more...
"I have been a STEM teacher / tutor for 20+ years, working in Austin, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, NYC, and Aspen. I have a Master's in Education from Texas State, and I got certified to teach Mathematics and Social Studies Grades 8-12 in Texas. As an undergrad, I majored in Anthropology at Cornell University and got the opportunity to study abroad in Nepal. I recently earned a Professional Certificate in Data Analysis & Visualization from UT Austin.
I have ample experience with a variety of standardized tests and will help you boost your score. In the words of a recent tutee: "David was a great tutor! Professional, on-time and extremely knowledgeable in math. He is a natural teacher and has a great way of breaking down concepts. He helped me raise my score on the GRE."
I have helped students skip entire years of math (e.g. Algebra I) with intensive summer tutoring, I have dug homeschooling parents out of holes at critical points, and I have worked with children over multiple years, providing steady ongoing support.
I strive to provide clear explanations of foundational skills as well as a sense of how it is applied. In a constructivist fashion, my students are guided to figure it out without me just revealing the answer. Ideally there is a balance between dismantling people's misconceptions and bad habits while building their self-esteem and problem solving ability. I am happy to communicate with your child's teacher to focus our lessons, and I can incorporate study skills techniques and organizational strategies.
In a New York Times article (9/13/09), Harvard Education Professor Dede explains: “One-to-one tutoring is the learning method proven time and again to sharply improve a student’s measured performance. A good human tutor can deliver a “home run,” educationally and statistically.”
I'm that tutor - try me.
I enjoy working with adults and children, I find this type of educational interaction extremely rewarding, and I will set you up to succeed!" less...
|fee:||$120 (for 60 min)|
|travel distance:||40 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
Education and Qualifications
Cornell University, Anthropology
Texas State University, MEd
UT Austin - McCombs School of Business, Other
Austin, TX 78704
|Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Vocabulary - Grammar - Microsoft Excel - General Computer - Geometry - Microsoft Word - Microsoft PowerPoint - Prealgebra - Reading - Trigonometry - Writing - Statistics - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - SAT Math - SQL - GRE - Proofreading - GED - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - TOEFL - ASVAB - Probability - PSAT - SSAT - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - Elementary Math - Study Skills - Special Needs - ADHD - ISEE - Logic - TAKS - Social Studies|