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 on... [more]

Algebra 1

Introduction to variables, expressions and formulas. Integers and monomials. Solving linear equations and inequalities with one variable. Linear equations with two variables.

Algebra 2

Equations with two variables, Quadratic equations, Factoring complex expressions, Exponents and polynomials

Calculus

Calculus is the language of engineering and science. The two principle components of calculus are rates of change and areas or volumes under curves. When I began my undergraduate career, I tested out of two semesters of calculus and began my freshman year in calculus III which is multivariate and vector calculus. I enjoy teaching this material, and I find that many students have a good intuitive grasp of calculus. They just need help with the details.

Geometry

Lines, Planes, Angles, Polygons

Prealgebra

Number Line, Integers, Algebraic reasoning, Fractions

Precalculus

Working with complex expressions, Complex numbers, Equations and their graphs

Trigonometry

Angle Measure, Directed Angles, Quadrants, Trigonometric Functions, Identities and various trig relationships

Statistics

Statistics is my number one specialty at the college where I tutor. Because we have so few statistics tutors on staff, I spend a significant amount of time at the college working with students on statistics. I am well versed in all aspects of introductory statistics, including probability. My knowledge includes, but is not limited to: sampling methods, types of distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, comparing two means, proportions, z and t statistics, linear regression, multiple regression, ANOVA, and nonparametric tests. I have probably spent more time as a private tutor working with statistics students than any other subject.

SAT Math

SAT math involves the subjects of algebra, number and set theory, plane and coordinate geometry, trigonometry, functions, percents, and even some data analysis, probability, and sequences. I have tutored a number of students who were preparing for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. I have detailed knowledge of the subjects covered on the exam, as well as knowledge of the test format. I bring actual SAT practice problems to my test prep tutoring sessions so that students become familiar with the types of problems they will see on the test.

Probability

I have detailed knowledge of all the fundamental aspects of probability. These include, but are not limited to: addition rules, multiplication rules, independence, tree diagrams, disjoint events (mutually exclusive), conditional probability, and the application of Bayes rule. Two of my specialties at the college where I tutor are probability and statistics. Many students of nursing and behaviorial science come to the tutoring center for help with these subjects.

ACT Math

ACT Math includes Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I am well versed in all of these subjects, and I have detailed knowledge of the structure and content of the ACT. Also, I can provide test taking strategies to help students to maximize their score.