David Chavera

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Rochester,NY , United States

David Chavera


Rochester,NY , United States

Bachelor of Science in Audio and Music Engineering

Mathematics Tutor

Mathematics Teacher

Hourly Rate: $ 20 / Hour

Place of Work:Private Tutor

Years of Experience: 2 Years

Languages: English
Professional Tags :
  • Basic Math/Basic Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • College-level Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I

About the member

My name is David Chavera, and I am a recent graduate from the Audio and Music Engineering (B.S) program at the University of Rochester — which is one of the first degree plans in the country to teach electrical engineering from the perspective of audio electronics and musical instruments (not to be confused with audio engineers who mix professional songs).Although I have no classroom teaching experience, I am no stranger to the culture of education. My father has been teaching mathematics at the community college level since before I was born. On many occasions, I have witnessed him with patience and intuition, which has in turn inspired me to become the best educator I can possibly be.From the fall of 2012 to the spring of 2014, as well as the fall of 2018, I worked as a part-time tutor at the San Antonio College Mathematics Tutoring Lab. During my shift (which consists mostly of standing), I would help, on average, about 60 different students a day with their homework, which varied from remedial Algebra, to Calculus III and University-Level Physics. From working as a tutor, I gained the ability to convey material in the simplest possible manner.Though my degree Is formally in engineering, I’d like to politely emphasize my competency as a teacher, as well as my deep commitment to education, for I understand the importance of it in our society.

Work Experience

Research InternUniversity of Rochester Infrared Astronomy Detection Group

August 1, 2014 to May 1, 2016 Rochester,NY United States

  Ran simulations to determine the durability of the infrared detectors on the NEOCam NASA space mission set to launch in 2021. 

Research InternUniversity of Texas at Brownsville Optical Astronomy Detection Group

May 1, 2014 to August 1, 2014 Brownsville,TX United States

  Developed a detection-based algorithm that would detect objects moving in the plane of the optical telescope at the University of Texas at Brownsville. The algorithm would use a batch of .fits files and create an animation based on these files and then use geometric parameters to track specific near-earth objects. 

Research InternUniversity of Texas at Austin Optical Astronomy Detection Group

August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2014 Austin, TX United States

  Wrote a python script to normalize and correct observational data from the McDonald Observatory, and made the appropriate O-C curves. 


UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ( January 1, 2014 to May 1, 2018 )

Bachelor of Science in Audio and Music Engineering


Ronald E. McNair Scholar recipient May 1, 2018