David Thompson

Education:

Master of Arts, Education, California State University-Dominguez Hills, 2005

Bachelor of Science, Education, Boston University, 1996

Associate's Degree San Diego Community College, 1993

Certifications:

Massachusetts Initial License, Social Studies, 5-9, 8-12; SEI Endorsement

David has been teaching and tutoring students in grades 4-12 for over 21 years, in English Language Arts, Math, History, Social Studies, and MCAS preparation. He prepares students for all sections of the ISEE and SSAT tests. He provides college students with English Composition support, including essay writing, organizing large projects, proofreading, and editing. He has extensive experience working with students with a wide range of special needs, including providing students with executive functioning support.

David says: “Your child is the center of learning with my approach to tutoring. I take what you prioritize and then customize and execute an approach for your child‘s success. I have very good (and consistent) working relationships with parents and children (parents tell me their kids look forward to our sessions) but, most importantly, I get the results parents are looking for: scores that compete with the top percentiles in your child’s testing group.I employ interactive websites during our sessions, maximizing your child’s focus as they discover their own strengths and weaknesses. I guarantee that I will ask the right question at the right time, including challenging your child to problem-solve, making them think about the big picture, the next step to success, or how to break down what a complicated question asks of an individual.

Additionally, I have a tailored YouTube channel where your child watches and responds to videos that target their needed skills, including the chance to connect with others around the world, enriching their understanding of a concept. Furthermore, I am available to answer your child’s questions via email in order to get answers to their questions quickly and efficiently.

Personally, I love sports that have teams who have interesting characters where I can relate actions to tutoring content. I love books and films and will find a way to engage your child’s interests as they learn. I own classic cars and appreciate the art and engineering of automotive design. I love powerful music. I love to learn, and I stay current with global events in order to help your child make sense of the world. I also love great food and enjoy tasty salamis and cheeses from around the world!”

David was also named Sam’s Club Teacher of the Year 2004.