David Freeling, Experienced Professional
Tutoring in San Francisco
1304 Castro St Suite C5
San Francisco, CA. 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
(415) 596 0248
Welcome! If you or your child are looking to excel at school or increase your understanding of fundamental ideas, please contact me. All lessons are taught by me personally, an educator with twenty years of experience in the field. I have helped young people of all backgrounds to succeed academically and understand tough concepts. My areas of specialty include Math, English, History, and test-prep for the following exams: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, GRE, and GMAT. Typical lessons might focus on Calculus, Algebra, basic math, reading comprehension, essay writing, or vocabulary development. Please call or email me at any time to set up an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-596-0248.
Now offering lessons in person or over the internet for those who prefer remote learning. My students find me patient and gifted at explaining difficult concepts from multiple perspectives. Scroll down to view some short videos of me in action. I work with kids and adults of all ages, but focus is on age 11 and above.
Tutor and Author: When you or your children work with me, you know you are being taught by someone who has not only mastered the material, but in many cases written it. I have co-authored two guidebooks to the Graduate Records Exam published by the Barron's (available on Amazon.com – keyword “David Freeling”) and one SAT prep book, VocabMonster, which uses fun, full-color cartoons and creative mnemonic devices to teach advanced vocabulary. View a free sample at www.VocabMonster.com.
I have always believed in making education fun and engaging.
Areas of Focus: I specialize in the following areas:
- Test Prep for most standardized exams including the HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.
- Schoolwork and homework help. Many of my clients are elementary, middle, and high school children, who meet me once per week to improve their grades and keep up with their classes.
- Math: all levels including basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, pre-cal, calculus, and statistics.
- English: reading comprehension, vocabulary development, grammar, essay writing, writing and editing skills, college personal statements.
Begin Learning Now: Scroll down to enter my free video library. Watch me in action teaching important math test-prep strategies suitable to a wide range of exams. Video testimonials from students are included in two of the videos. Or contact me personally to set up an appointment. Phone: 415-596-0248. Email: DavidFreeling@gmail.com
Rates: The rate for individual lessons in any subject is $85 per hour lesson of one-on-one tutoring. Payments are due at the time of the lesson or in advance, and I prefer to receive non-electronic payments, that is by check or cash. Small group lessons are available when two students join together and can be a great way to save, because costs are divided. The hourly rate for two-on-one lessons is $100, which amounts to $50 per student per hour. Lessons that need to be cancelled or rescheduled less than 24 hours in advance are subject to a cancellation fee.
Background and Experience: I graduated from Columbia University in 1991 with a BA in mathematics and completed a year of graduate school in the Columbia University Mathematics Department in 1992. Before starting my own tutoring business, I was trained and employed by two companies for two years: The Math Set and Advantage Testing, both of Atlanta, GA. In 2004 I founded the business, Insight Tutoring of San Francisco, which I have directed until the present. I have worked with hundreds of students from public and private schools across the Bay Area, including Lowell, SOTA, Lick-Wilmerding, UC Berkeley, the San Francisco School, University High School, Saint Ignatius, and many others. For a combined 10 years, I conducted on-site, comprehensive SAT prep classes at the International High School (FAIS/IHS) and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.
Parent and Volunteer: I am the proud parent of three children myself and am happy to give back to the community by volunteering as a classroom tutor about two hours per week in their elementary school.
Word on the Street: I often overhear my students saying, “I learned more in one hour with David than in one week of math at school.”All lessons are taught by me personally, an educator with twenty years in the field. I have helped young people of all backgrounds to excel academically and understand tough concepts. My areas of specialty include math, English, history, and test-prep for the following exams: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, GRE, and GMAT. Typical lessons might focus on Calculus, Algebra, basic math, reading comprehension, essay writing, or vocabulary development.
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