- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 65 and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hello! My name is David and helping students succeed in school is my passion.
My tutoring career began in 2011 when I volunteered for Reading Partners, a non-profit organization that assists elementary school students who are struggling with reading comprehension skills. I later applied as a writing tutor for CSU East Bay's Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) and helped college students from many social and ethnic backgrounds polish their essay writing skills. After graduating with a bachelor's in English in 2012, I became an independent contractor with Buddy System Tutoring and helped high school students in the Bay Area improve their writing and study skills.
I earned my teaching credential in 2015 and have four years of experience teaching English to middle and high school students. I have had the pleasure of working with students of different backgrounds and ages throughout my teaching career; my youngest student was a third grader from Oakland, and my oldest was a 65-year-old college student from Taiwan. I would be thrilled to use my extensive experience to help you or your child improve their reading and writing skills.
•Tutoring middle school, high school and college students to improve reading and writing skills.
•Served as a long-term guest team teacher at New Tech High School. Assisted full-time English teacher with classroom management, grading essays, and teaching the writing process to individual students and small groups.
•Responsible for teaching Junior English classes at a rigorous, college preparatory title I charter school. Utilized AVID teaching strategies and intervention systems to ensure student success in a technology-driven learning environment.
•Assessed, mentored, and monitored progress of 8th grade students in an Academic Advisory class once a week.
•Provided support for seniors enrolled in college English classes taught at the charter school, which were required for graduation and made possible through Solano Community College and a grant from the California Academic Partnership Program.
•Taught students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in varied classes such as senior English and freshmen reading intervention.
•Volunteered as an after-school tutor and as an advisor for the LLHS anime club.
•Responsible for preparing lessons and teaching high school Junior and Senior English classes.
•Learned the craft of teaching under the tutelage of two veteran teachers in a rigorous teaching credential program from Humboldt State University.
•Tutored high school and elementary school students to improve reading and writing skills.
•Served as a substitute teacher for elementary, middle, and high school classes.
•Planned and taught mini lessons and writing exercises for a high school creative writing class.
•Advised college students in strong writing habits to improve essay writing skills.
•Coordinated tutoring sessions with foreign exchange students from China and the Middle East.
Cleared to teach English to students between 6th and 12th grade. Experienced with teaching ESL and special needs students.
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I have collaborated with David before on creative writing projects and he is a wonderful person to work with. I have also had experience teaching at the same school where he taught high school English, and in my experience, David would make a thoughtful and personable instructor. He has a relatable sense of humor and clear way of explaining concepts. I would recommend him as a tutor or writing coach for any middle or high school student.+ Read More
Dave is a quality instructor - a good balance of personable, caring, and intellectual. I've worked with him personally and professionally and definitely would recommend him.