Location: Tucker GA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Science
Subjects: Chemistry, Logic, Physics, Statistics

David J. of Tucker GA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: David J.
Gender: Male   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I have been tutoring students in the metropolitan Atlanta area for over five years with strong results. A bit of my background is that I am the son of Maggui Joyner, who has been tutoring, teaching speed reading), and offering SAT Preparation in Atlanta for 25 years. I have grown up in this environment, and have been tutoring students of my own since my senior year of high school. At present, I am a PhD student at Georgia Tech, studying Human-Centered Computing; a major component of my research is tutoring, and how computer software can provide the same sort pacing and guidance that a human tutor can offer.

My specific areas of competency include:

Explaining complex material in multiple ways; for example, explaining projectile motion using equations, diagrams, and actual demonstrations.
Incorporating real-world examples and past experiences into material explanations; for example, explaining friction with a car screeching to a stop.
Relating abstract material to more tangible, understandable topics; for example, comparing limiting reactants in chemistry with a real-world consumption habit, like doing laundry or making a meal.
Patience, allowing students to learn new material at their own pace.
Ability to diagnose underlying weaknesses when completing high-level work; for example, identifying that a difficulty in solving a physics problem is actually a weakness in factoring from Algebra.
Excellent revision skills for paper-writing, and a belief that of all skills learned in schooling, strong writing skills are the most crucial to future success.
High marks on all major standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT), including an understanding of what it takes to succeed and familiarity with common tricks to give simple advantages.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: High School, College, Graduate
Days Available: Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $45.00 to $60.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 6-10 years
Students Tutored: 10-25 students
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Masters
Major: Computer Science
School: Georgia Tech
Teacher Certification: No