David R Wellens

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Clearwater, FL
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David R delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Valedictorian of high school class. Pre-med and English scholarship student at Amherst College. Master of Arts in Education USF. Georgia Governor's Honors in Science. Started with rock guitar at age 10. Garage band at age 14. Switched to classical guitar at college. Studied in a course with Philip de Fremery who was a student of Segovia. Independent recording artist: "Christmas Songs for Guitar", "Renaissance and Romance", "Songs Old and New", "Songs Old and New Part Two" music CDs and Spotify, iTunes, Amazon.


Adjunct Professor of Humanities
Jan 2012 - May 2012
Hillsborough Community College

ESOL Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Jan 1999 - Jan 2011
South Korea

Incorporated guitar songs into teaching in Korea.


MA English Education
Jun 1993 - Aug 1996
University of South Florida
BA English plus course in Guitar Performance
Sep 1981 - May 1990
Amherst College


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


ESOL Teaching Children Certification
Jan 2008
Oxford Seminars

Expert level certification in teaching children English for Speakers of Other Languages. Experience in teaching in Songtan, Gongju, Changwon, South Korea elementary school children for four years. Designed lessons around American children's folk songs on the guitar.

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ESOL Teaching Grammar
Jan 2008
Oxford Seminars

Specialized certification in teaching English grammar to English Speakers of Other Languages.


Academic Honor Society
Aug 1996
University of South Florida
Science Award
Jun 1981
Bausch and Lomb

Photos & Videos

Another song in my repertoire.
Just one song in my repertoire.
At one of my student's home.

One of my Album covers on digital stores.

Teaching popular American Songs course in South Korea 2009.

Pendant made of my "Renaissance and Romance" album.


3 Reviews

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Jimmy B. Sep 17, 2018
Classical Guitar · In studio

Great and motivational teacher who cares about your progress.

Jimmy B. Aug 28, 2018
AP English Literature · In studio

Instructor gave me clear cut directions for success. We opted to meet once per week instead of twice.

Nilo Jun 30, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Profesor David R is great, in just a couple weeks our child has learned a lot, he is enjoying his classes at the same time that he is picking up skill. We really recommend him

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