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I earned a B.S. in secondary education with a focus in chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University, and am currently working towards my Masters of Divinity degree in St. Louis, MO.

I have 6 years teaching experience at the Stony Brook School, a private college preparatory boarding school on Long Island. While working there, I taught 'Honors Chemistry,' 'Chemistry,' 'Biology,' and '7th Grade Life Science.' My favorite subject to tutor is chemistry, because learning to see the world like a chemist opens our eyes to the wonder of things that happen around us and in us everyday. The challenge students meet in chemistry is a great opportunity that can promote perseverance, abstract thinking, and creative problem-solving skills, and that is exciting!

I am currently available to tutor courses in Chemistry and Life Science. My tutoring style challenges students to develop a solid conceptual understanding so they are able to solve a variety of related questions. I tend to discourage shortcuts or simplifications and ask students questions about background material and related concepts to aid in their understanding of the current topic.

I believe that learning is hard work, but that it should be enjoyable and rewarding. Making mistakes is part of the process, so I encourage students to take risks and not be afraid of asking questions or getting wrong answers along the way. That's all part of the process. I love seeing students grow in their confidence and ability as they master their coursework.

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David’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The Pennsylvania State Univeristy - Bachelors, Secondary Education

Hobbies

Outside of teaching, I enjoy music; playing guitar and songwriting. I love watching and playing basketball, watching football, and reading (mostly theology these days). To relax I draw and play video games, and wish I had more time to do all the things I love. I have also thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2005 and bicycled across the United States in 2008.

Tutoring Subjects

Biology

Chemistry

College Biology

General Biology

General Chemistry

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

Honors Chemistry

Life Sciences

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My tutoring style challenges students to develop a solid conceptual understanding so they are able to solve a variety of related questions. I tend to discourage shortcuts or simplifications, and ask students questions about background material and related concepts to aid in their understanding of the current topic.


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