David M.


David M.

Tutor

Branford, CT 06405

Will travel 35 miles

$40 per hour.

4.74 111 ratings

Trained and Experienced Mathematics Teacher

APPROACH My goal is student understanding, building on a student's existing understanding level and familiar contexts, and looking for ways to help remembrance of procedures/concepts. I will look to determine and address the root or cause of a student's difficulties. I will seek to coordinate my instruction with what the student is learning in the classroom. MY OBJECTIVE FOR A STUDENT'S SUCCESS I am interested in helping students succeed in mathematics. One on one interaction, with a stud... [more]


Algebra 1

I have experience teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus, so I can tutor Algebra 1 with insight of how Algebra 1 concepts relate to these higher level math courses. My about 6 school years of teaching experience includes 2 years in a non-public classroom at one to one student to teacher ratios per class (up to 8 classes-students at a time).


Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus in a non-public school classroom at a one-to-one student-to-teacher ratio per class (up to 8 classes-students at a time). I also have experience teaching in traditionally populated public school classrooms, during which I have taught Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Precalculus, and SAT Math preparation.


Calculus

I taught Calculus (AP content for both AB and BC), Precalculus, Algebra 2, and Algebra 1 at a non-public school at a one to one teacher to student ratio (up to 8 classes-students at a time). I have also taught Precalculus, Algebra 2, Algebra 1 and SAT Math preparation in traditionally populated public school classrooms. I am capable of filling in gaps in math skills that are prerequisites for Calculus.


Microsoft Excel

I have years of using EXCEL for business and personal use, self taught for the most part, I am skilled at finding what is built in to the EXCEL program to facilitate manipulations of various entries through use of functions and address your particular needs. There is a lot built into EXCEL that you may or may not need, so it makes more sense to learn how to find EXCEL solutions to data manipulation needs, whatever they may be in the present or future.


Geometry

I held CT Certification as a secondary school mathematics teacher, achieved through a CT DOE approved planned program at the graduate school of Southern Connecticut State University.


Microsoft Word

I am, for the most part, self taught in using WORD in business and for personal use. As such, I am skilled in showing you how to find solutions to your needs after they are determined. There is so much embedded in WORD that, beyond the basics , it makes more sense to learn WORD tools "as needed".


Microsoft PowerPoint

There is much to learn, depending on your needs and the sophistication you want. It makes no sense, beyond basics, to do other than the need you have at the time, I give you the tools you need to unlock the Power Point resources.


Prealgebra

I have experience teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus, so I can tutor Prealgebra with insight of how its concepts relate to these higher level math courses. The student teaching component, of my teaching certification program, involved teaching Prealgebra and geometry.


Precalculus

I taught Precalculus at a non-public school at a one-to-one student-to-teacher ratio basis, as well as in a traditionally populated public school classroom context. I also taught Calculus, so I have insight into how certain Precalculus concepts are utilized in Calculus. I have also taught Algebra 1 and 2.


Trigonometry

Trigonometry is typically taught as a component of other subjects. I have taught trigonometry as a component of Precalculus in a non-public school on a one to one student to teacher context as well as in a typically populated public classroom.


SAT Math

I have taught SAT Math Preparation as a separate course, as well as helping a student prepare for SAT Math Subject test.


Probability

I have taught probability in context of a Precalculus course. I have also taught probability in context of Algebra 1. I have taken a probability course during the pursuit of my engineering degree.


SSAT

I am particularly qualified to tutor for the quantitative (math) sections of the SSAT, given I have been a teacher of secondary school (upper/high school) mathematics (Algebras 1 and 2, Precalculus and Calculus) and have held CT certification for teaching secondary school mathematics.


ACT Math


Elementary Math

Though I have not taught Elementary Math, I have taught and had been CT certified to teach mathematics in secondary schools. My education courses include "Teaching Mathematics to Accelerated Students and Low Achievers."


Linear Algebra

I have had two linear algebra courses during my undergraduate college learning and another combined with abstract algebra for a graduate course. I have taught linear algebra in context of Precalculus and Algebra 2.


Praxis

I am qualified to tutor the mathematics component of PRAXIS. I have completed a planned secondary school mathematics educator certification program for teaching mathematics in CT. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus. My experience teaching mathematics has been in both a traditionally populated public school context and in a one to one student to teacher ratio per class at a non-public school.