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David L.
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Learn from a patient Certified Chemistry Teacher who makes chemistry EASY to understand.
I am a NJ Certified Science Teacher with 26 years public school teaching experience, including teaching AP Chemistry. Since retiring, I found I absolutely love online tutoring, and my students look forward to their lessons with me. I build their confidence and understanding. As a professional teacher, I know how to uncover the difficulties specific to each individual and guide them toward success. Rather than just explaining a concept to them, I lead my students with questions and examples so they can solve it themselves. With true understanding rather than mere memorization, grades naturally improve. I am especially good at teaching how to solve word problems. My online equipment includes a laptop with webcam, 2nd monitor, 4K document camera, headphone/mic, and iPad (if you also have a tablet, we can use it as a collaborative, real-time whiteboard, much superior than the whiteboard provided by Zoom). I can also show you how to use your phone as makeshift document camera, so I can see what you are writing.
About David L.

After over 26 years as a certified public school teacher, I retired from the New Jersey Educational System. In my retirement, I discovered I absolutely love tutoring one-on-one. My philosophy is “Find the challenges a student is facing, then find the way through them.” Besides knowing the subject matter, I really know how to teach. Each student is an individual, with different learning styles. My teaching style is not to just explain a concept, but to lead the student to be able to explain the concept in their own words. My goal is to guide you to true understanding rather than merely remembering. This is our path to success. With my patience and guidance your grades will naturally improve. I am especially patient with special needs students. My nickname in college was "Calculus Dave”, given to me by the classmates I was providing impromptu tutoring. After receiving my B.A. in Biology from Temple University, I continued with graduate studies in Neurobiology at Cornell University. I received my New Jersey teacher certifications in Elementary Education, K-8 and Comprehensive Science, K-12 from Rowan University College of Education I have taught middle school science & high school Biology, Chemistry (including AP Chemistry), and Physics. As well as writing curriculum for science classes, I created and wrote curriculum for Computer courses in Middle school, which I taught for many years. I have also been a math tutor since 1996. I also received a Level 2 kayaking certification from the ACA. After providing free introductory and intermediate kayaking lessons through my kayaking clubs, several people came up to me and asked me if my profession was teaching. When I replied, "Yes, why?", they responded with "It shows". I couldn't receive a better compliment. I am here for you. Let’s find those challenges and overcome them. Besides kayaking, my personal interests include building computers and writing software, traveling, and astrophotography.

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David L.
Teaches Online
Learn from a patient Certified Chemistry Teacher who makes chemistry EASY to understand.
I am a NJ Certified Science Teacher with 26 years public school teaching experience, including teaching AP Chemistry. Since retiring, I found I absolutely love online tutoring, and my students look forward to their lessons with me. I build their confidence and understanding. As a professional teacher, I know how to uncover the difficulties specific to each individual and guide them toward success. Rather than just explaining a concept to them, I lead my students with questions and examples so they can solve it themselves. With true understanding rather than mere memorization, grades naturally improve. I am especially good at teaching how to solve word problems. My online equipment includes a laptop with webcam, 2nd monitor, 4K document camera, headphone/mic, and iPad (if you also have a tablet, we can use it as a collaborative, real-time whiteboard, much superior than the whiteboard provided by Zoom). I can also show you how to use your phone as makeshift document camera, so I can see what you are writing.
About David L.

After over 26 years as a certified public school teacher, I retired from the New Jersey Educational System. In my retirement, I discovered I absolutely love tutoring one-on-one. My philosophy is “Find the challenges a student is facing, then find the way through them.” Besides knowing the subject matter, I really know how to teach. Each student is an individual, with different learning styles. My teaching style is not to just explain a concept, but to lead the student to be able to explain the concept in their own words. My goal is to guide you to true understanding rather than merely remembering. This is our path to success. With my patience and guidance your grades will naturally improve. I am especially patient with special needs students. My nickname in college was "Calculus Dave”, given to me by the classmates I was providing impromptu tutoring. After receiving my B.A. in Biology from Temple University, I continued with graduate studies in Neurobiology at Cornell University. I received my New Jersey teacher certifications in Elementary Education, K-8 and Comprehensive Science, K-12 from Rowan University College of Education I have taught middle school science & high school Biology, Chemistry (including AP Chemistry), and Physics. As well as writing curriculum for science classes, I created and wrote curriculum for Computer courses in Middle school, which I taught for many years. I have also been a math tutor since 1996. I also received a Level 2 kayaking certification from the ACA. After providing free introductory and intermediate kayaking lessons through my kayaking clubs, several people came up to me and asked me if my profession was teaching. When I replied, "Yes, why?", they responded with "It shows". I couldn't receive a better compliment. I am here for you. Let’s find those challenges and overcome them. Besides kayaking, my personal interests include building computers and writing software, traveling, and astrophotography.

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Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

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Teaching since 1991

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David has been an excellent tutor for my high school daughter. He is patient and knowledgeable. You can tell when someone is a true teacher and that is David. He has a good understanding of the digital world which is much appreciated. Including a shared folder so we can upload assignments/files to prepare for each session.

Posted May 30, 2022
Teacher's Studio

My daughter told her doctor today that though chemistry is her least favorite subject because she doesn't like the teacher, she does like her tutor. and it is her highest grade. All due to Mr. L. adjusting to her learning style when explaining concepts and problems so that she understands AND remembers.

Posted May 9, 2022
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If Daniel needs more tutoring, I will definitely request you. I see how your teaching style brings him out of his shell and builds his confidence.

Posted Jan 2, 2022
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Oct 2021 - Present
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Chemistry, Earth Science, & Computer Teacher
Sep 1997 - Jan 2018
Winslow Township School District
Taught High School Advanced Placement, Honors, & General Chemistry • Taught Middle School Computer Technology & Earth Science
Chemistry, Physics, & Earth Science Teacher
Sep 1994 - Jun 1997
Cherry Hill School District
Taught High School Chemistry & Physics, and Special Needs Earth Science
Biology & Physical Science Teacher
Sep 1993 - Jun 1994
Pennsville School District
Taught High School Biology & Physical Science
Education
Mar 1991 - Dec 1992
Rowan University College of Education, Graduate School
Education
Jul 1990 - May 1991
Temple University Graduate School
Neurobiology
Sep 1983 - May 1985
Cornell University Graduate School
B.A in Biology
Sep 1979 - May 1983
Temple University
Teacher of Elementary Education, K-8
Mar 1997
New Jersey Department of Education
Teacher of Comprehensive Science, K-12
Mar 1993
New Jersey Department of Education
Certified to teach all science classes in elementary, middle, and high school.

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Instructor details
Chemistry
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
90 minutes
$88
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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