David Everest is a tutor that I’ve come to know in the past six months. Let me explain. Last fall at the beginning of the quarter, I checked over the records, as I always do, of my incoming students. One student in particular had a very poor record, very poor indeed. I advised him not to take Math 143, the third in our four-quarter calculus sequence that I was offering, but to drop back to Math 141 or Math 142, the first and second courses, respectively, in our sequence. The student told me that he had worked the past summer reviewing material prerequisite to Math 143 with a tutor, David Everest, and that he felt confident he could handle Math 143. The student asked me to talk to David about his preparation. I was skeptical because I thought that it would take longer than 3 months for a student with such a poor background to be brought up to par; but I did talk to David, and based upon his recommendation, permitted the student to take my Math 143 class.
The student was well prepared and did very well; in fact, he ranked near the top of the class. This was a remarkable turnaround and accomplishment; I’m certain that David’s tutoring played a major role. In the future, as I’ve already done, I will recommend students to David that have poor backgrounds but a strong desire to succeed.
-Dr. Jack Girolo
Professor of Mathematics
Cal Poly University