Mr David F. of San Mateo CA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Mr David F.
Gender: Male   Age: 31-40
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

Committed to providing quality, individualized educational services, I am excited at the prospect of working with you. With six years of classroom teaching and over two decades of tutoring experience, I am equipped to guide nearly every motivated student to the realization of his or her educational goals.

Based in the Bay Area for the past twelve years, I am a native of South Carolina. I am a 1993 graduate of the Great Books-oriented curriculum at St. Johns College, Santa Fe. In addition, I did coursework in 1988 at Harvard University (Celtic studies and space-time physics) and received certification in the Geometers Sketchpad through UC Berkeley in November 2007. I was drawn to the Bay Area for its pleasant climate, natural beauty, intriguing history, superb opportunities and amenities, cultural riches and social diversity. Over the years, I have worked in the fields of education, journalism, publishing, technology, and music. I am a passionate lover of knowledge and a devotee of artistic expression in all its forms. I have tutored nearly every academic subject, worked with every age from elementary school children to graduate students, have helped students prepare for standardized tests and college admissions, and have taught mathematics (Prealgebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Precalculus), Latin I, English literature and composition, and music at the middle school and/or high school levels. A published poet, journalist, and blogger, I have mentored students in the art of writing for nearly two decades. I also have taught musicianship, theory, repertoire, and improvisation on guitar and mandolin to kids and adults alike.

A constant student and able improvisor, I strive to remain flexible and responsive to the changing needs of my clientele. I look forward to hearing from new students!

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Junior High School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $35.00 to $60.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: More than 10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Great Books (Liberal Arts)
School: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
Awards 1984 2nd Place Biology Merit Exam
1986 1st Place Mythology Junior Classical League
1989 National Merit Exam Finalist
1993 American Academy of Liberal Education conference
2002 Passed California Basic Educational Skills Test
2007 Certified in Geometer's Sketchpad, UC Berkeley
Teacher Certification: No