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
Massachusetts Initial License, Social Studies, 5-9, 8-12; SEI Endorsement
David has been teaching and tutoring students in grades 3-12 for over 24 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 prepares students for private school admission, including interview coaching. He has extensive experience working with ELL populations as well as students with a wide range of special needs, including providing students with executive functioning skill 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.
“We really appreciated David Thompson’s tutoring. He had a lot of helpful and fun learning tools and worked with our daughter to make sure she understood math concepts. She got into the exam school we wanted! Thanks very much for all of your help preparing for the ISEE exam, and we will give you a call in a few years to help our younger daughter.” -Rachel P., Hyde Park
“I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic experience and positive outcome we had as a result of David Thompson’s tutoring. My son was able to score more than nine times higher on the verbal section of the SSAT than he had originally scored, with his overall score being four times higher than his original score! From the beginning, we were so thrilled with David. He motivated our son to study on his own and our son actually went in to the test excited and confident about taking it the second time. We would absolutely use David again if needed in the future. Thank you to Boston Tutoring Services for all your help and organization.” -Margie F., Carver
“We asked for David Thompson for our son specifically because he was able to be flexible in timing for sessions, but most importantly because he patiently but in a thoroughly no-nonsense way taught our son HOW to do the test (and as needed, math that he hadn’t even learned in school yet). David carries himself in a way that is simultaneously gentle but gets the kid’s respect, and I think that’s the key to his success in teaching.” -Jen G., Brighton