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Tamika
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Tamika
« Perfect! Mr. Thompson takes the time to step back to give my daughter the building blocks she needs to really understand the math problems. He encourages her to think through the steps and gives praise to keep her motivated. It’s working out great! »
$13/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Davayne
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Other sciences
  • Information Technology
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Education
  • College / University
  • Elementary School

Full-Time Math Teacher with 5+ Years Experience gives Reliable Lessons Online

Methodology

My teaching is based on the Feynman Technique. Feynman was a great thinker who taught that if you can't explain something in simple words and diagrams, you don't understand it well. With fundamental reasoning behind issues instead of just equation memorization, I think that teaching should be about how to think rather than what to think.

Super Prof

Davayne is one of our best tutors. High-quality profile and excellent qualifications, organized and responsive to lesson requests, appreciated by their students!

Background

I am a full-time teacher at a private institution. I teach math, technical drawing, English language, information technology and human and social biology. It is outstanding work, and I want to expand into teaching online. See you in class.


I remember a time when I started teaching online like it was yesterday.

I'd teach students in my rooms; then I realized that people could learn from anywhere and anytime – so why not just make the content accessible to them?

Nowadays, there are many ways we have to think about student engagement: one of the most important strategies is to offer it in the form of a flexible learning curriculum.

Things like blogs, websites, and online forums are all ways to keep students involved while offering them new content that'll enhance their academic experience.

This way, I can track what they're good at and where they struggle – stronger students will strengthen weaker ones through peer-to-peer help sessions (or P2P as we call it).

It may be one of the most critical skills these students learn: if you've been successful doing something on your own, then it's up to you to pass that knowledge along. It is how the wisdom of crowds works – everyone already has something valuable; now, we need to figure out how to use it.


It isn't easy to believe that I have been teaching English for over four years now. Some of my students may be surprised, too, since I do not look much older than they are, but then again, I will always be the young teacher who has only finished her A levels a few months earlier.



My experience with Zoom has been an interesting one indeed. Zoom allows me to teach 24 hours a day from home and abroad, giving me more free time, which most teachers do not get enough of. Zoom does allow you to live your life (within reason) while keeping all of the benefits of having a job as an English teacher. It is also somewhat addictive in that when you have seen the amount of free time in your schedule; you tend to overbook yourself, much like with any other freelance job. Zoom allows me to do as I please during my work time and only teach when I want to. Zoom also allows students from anywhere in the world to access you at all hours of the day, and they are usually willing to come online and pay for a lesson at 3 am if that's what they want.

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Over several years Zoom has allowed me to develop, grow and learn as an English teacher through challenges given by myself or presented by my students. It has brought out some of the best parts of my personality while helping me overcome many flaws along.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $13/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $65
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $130
Lessons offered by Davayne
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Other sciences
  • Information Technology
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Education
  • College / University
  • Elementary School

Davayne's resume

Full-Time Teacher
Private Institution
Mathematics, English, Information Technology, Social Studies, and Human and Social Biology and Technical Drawing.
09/2020 - Present
Since September, I have been hired full time as a Teacher proficient in 6 Subjects teaching a school Populus of 250 students.


Lab Assistant
DeCarteret College •
06/2019 - 08/2019
From June to August 2019, I was the lab assistant for the Science Department of DeCarteret College. The two month period saw renovations, including sinks, a chemical storage facility, and a new door installed with locks to prevent unwanted access. I learned a lot of new skills, including carpentry, novice electric works, and construction.

Office assistant
Heart Trust NTA •
06/2018 - 08/2018
During this period at the Heart Trust NTA branch in Mandeville, I was the office assistant for Level 2 workers. While there, I learned to organise files, proofreading, making copies, and scanning documents for high tier purposes, including student applications for Tertiary Learning here in Jamaica.

Skills

Proficiency with data management software
Data Curating
Adaptability
Ability to influence others
Education
High School Diploma
deCarteret College
Graduated 06/2018

Awards: Student Body (Prefect), Manchester MCCU Debate Competition 2019 (2nd Place),
Clubs: Debate club (President), American Tackle Football(Captain),

Courses of Distinction: Chemistry, Physics, English, Mathematics, Information Technology, Auto Mechanics, Technical Drawing, Mechanical Engineering Technology,
Associate Degree
deCarteret College
Graduated 06/2020

Awards: DeCarteret College Head Boy (2019‐2020), National Tackle Football Association Gridiron National Championships (2nd Place)

Clubs: Innovators and Inventors Club Water Filter Project 2020 (Project Coordinator)
Courses of Distinction: Computer Science, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Building Mechanical, and Engineering Drawing, Caribbean Studies,

The 32 reviews on Davayne
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Tamika

Perfect! Mr. Thompson takes the time to step back to give my daughter the building blocks she needs to really understand the math problems. He encourages her to think through the steps and gives praise to keep her motivated. It’s working out great!

Davayne's response

great student very attentive and willing to learn.

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Supanita

Perfect! My son enjoys your teaching a lot. Thank you very much.

Davayne's response

The Internet Connection on their side could've been better but it has handled well

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Diana

Perfect! Patience and very knowledgeable

Davayne's response

Excellent student well attentive and always asking questions.

29 recommendations

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Amali

Davayne is an amazing instructor and is willing to teach as well as learn from those around him. This is how I met Davayne in grade 7, he used to help his peers and friends with mathematics. I think Davayne is a trustworthy teacher because he a very motivated, determine and enthusiastic individual. He has an encouraging personality that easily persuades others to achieve greatness despite any obstacle that lingers. I would recommend Davayne to the other Superprof members because he is of sound character and motivates as well as elevates his peers. His willingness to aid those around him as he himself pushes forward towards a greater purpose.

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Raymond

Davayne is a trust worthy, motivated and determined individual. Always encourage and enabling others to achieve greatness despite any obstacle that lingers. He is of sound character and motivates as well as elevates his peers. Davayne is an excellent instructor and is willing to teach as well as learn from those around him. I have known Davayne since he has been in the 7th grade. He never ceases to amaze me and I have been in complete awe of his willingness to aid those around him as he himself pushes forward towards a greater purpose. I recommend Davayne because of his passion to help students in becoming the best individuals as possible. Davayne will be an asset to Superprof.

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Justin

Davayne is a kind and caring person.He's willing to go out of his way to help others because that's who he is down to his core.We definitely need more teachers like this.In a period like this.

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Ronae

I know Davayne through his alma mater and during our time there Davayne has helped tutor me in Mathematics and was a tremendous help. He explains concepts and clearly and is willing to stick with you until you understand. He also helped provide materials (handouts and notes) that aided in my work. Davayne is a wonderful tutor and I highly recommend!

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Colledra

Davayne is very passionate about what he does . He is a very caring person that will go the extra mile so that you can understand .He’s very patient and makes learning fun. He keeps thing simple and is always giving a word of encouragement. (HE IS MORE THAN A TUTOR ) I 100000000% Recommend . You won’t be disappointed .

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Dana

He is very patient and helpful when it comes on to other people, he really takes his time out to make sure that the student understands.
A very genuine and kind person to everyone he comes across. He is smart and will gladly share his knowledge.

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Abdullah

Davayne is a very hardworking, educated and determined individual. His work ethic is remarkable as well. I think he can relate to people well and would surely be a great teacher

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Alroy

Davayne is trust worthy because he is and kind person who values a person with every interaction build and not valuing them based on what benefits he can gains. Davayne is the type of person who looks out for people he is willing to go out of his way to ensure that he can help you to the best of his ability. He is very hard working using every second of his time to ensure a better future for himself making great use of every opportunity . Davayne is a friendly person he is easy to interact with he’s is a person who you can tell your problems to without having to worry about him exposing your secrets and he is thinks rational and is not going to give advice that is going to make things worse.

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Altina

Davayne is the type of person who always put others interests above his. He's very helpful, and thoughtful individual who has set acquired goals. He's a challenger at heart, very competitive as a goal oriented individual.

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Jevaughn

Davayne is a hardworking individual who gives his all in whatever he does. He always delivers great quality work and brings satisfaction in what he does. I know Davayne as far back as primary school and throughout high school as well and those qualities has only grown more and more since. Davayne is a trustworthy teacher because he will always have the students engaged and deliver the correct information to them in a way they fully understand and exceed in their studies.

Interview with Davayne

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you start practicing? How did this passion find you?
Davayne — After taking a few years off, I decided to go back into teaching. I have always loved teaching and was going through a depression, having stopped working in 2007. My mother had gone back to school herself, and being at home with her became difficult for me because it was too quiet. I needed some form of stimulation, so again, I began my search for a new job.
The third time around, I found that the teaching market had changed drastically since the last time I had looked for work in 2007. There were many fewer ads for teaching jobs but many more offers of substitute positions with high pay and benefits, including sick days! That's exactly what I needed: well-paid work where I could be on vacation when my family are out of school or ill.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Which artists or works affect you the most?
Davayne — I read Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life a few months ago, which changed my life. I've always had an interest in philosophy. Still, Jordan Peterson takes classical philosophical ideas (especially Stoicism) and applies them to modern-day life so that they're practical rather than just being interesting abstract concepts. After reading his book, I became interested in physics - he mentions throughout his book how important the laws of physics are and how our understanding of them have shaped the world from the industrial revolution up until today.

After watching a video by Neil Degrasse Tyson called Science is Culture on YouTube, which explains how every part of our lives has been influenced by science, technology and innovation over time in exciting ways, I decided that I wanted to know more about how the laws of physics have shaped the world. I came across a YouTube channel by Bill Wurtz called "That Physics Guy", which is fantastic. He explains complicated ideas in simple terms in bite-sized videos that also contain humour, which is great because it keeps me engaged with the material to learn from it better.

I would recommend Jordan Peterson's book for anyone who wants to improve themselves or get into philosophy while Jordan B. Peterson also has many lectures on his youtube channel, which are very interesting too. If you like science, then go check out Neil Degrasse Tyson's video (it's not long at all) as well as Bill Wurtz' channel!
QUESTION 03 | 08
What are the qualities and skills required to succeed in this area?
Davayne — An online teacher tends to be:
Patient-teaching online is sometimes met with complex questions, and a quick response can help in this situation.

- Decisive - We must provide an answer straight away for the student to understand their mistakes.

- Motivating - Keeping students interested and motivated is one of the critical roles any online teacher has to have.

- Confidence - having confidence helps, as it will help you talk more clearly etc.

- Organized

- due to there not being anyone physically present, the organization is essential.

Enjoyable tips include yourself with new information: The internet is full of tips on teaching and learning; finding these tips are essential to become a better online teacher.

# Regular review: A quick look at how your lessons are going and what worked or didn't can help you improve for future lessons. # Keeping up with Pronunciation tips: How to pronounce words correctly, regardless of language, can sometimes make all the difference in communicating successfully online.


# Teaching Appropriate levels: Teaching people who are far ahead or behind them leads to confusion.

- Teaching for an extended period: You should regularly change between tips to keep the student interested.

Changing up your lesson and keeping it fresh is another vital skill needed to be a successful online teacher.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What is the most valuable advice you can give to help someone stay focused on creative projects?
Davayne — If you're like me, the creative stuff has always been your favourite part of life. When things get challenging or stressful in any other area of your life, it's easy to find comfort by diving into a "fun" project that brings happiness and fulfilment. But this can sometimes be counterproductive if you become too focused on the creative exploits - you get so concentrated that you never actually complete anything.

For example, I have lots of music and writing projects that are in some stage of completion (or not), but it's been months or years since I've touched them. And the truth is I'm less likely to make progress on any of these projects when stress fills my life with other less motivating duties and responsibilities.

I think creative people can sometimes get so entranced in the creative process that they lose track of everything else - this is a straightforward trap to fall into when you have lots of exciting projects on your plate. It is why I devised a simple technique that's helped me stay more focused and ultimately make progress on my creative projects.

The method is simple: I use a timer on my phone to set 20-minute increments on every project I'm working on. When the timer goes off, I get to stop working and take a break - but if I feel like I can keep going (and am excited enough about the project), then I have the option to keep working. By doing this, I'm able to get more work done on the most critical projects and most exciting to me - because when I feel like it's time to rest, I have a break from the project for 20 minutes or so.

I also try to use a one-timer for all my creative endeavours at once. For example, I might try to work on a song for 20 minutes, and then I'll take a break - after my vacation, I'd start another timer and begin writing on something else.
QUESTION 05 | 08
How would you describe your passion; how does it make you feel?
Davayne — Teaching is the best profession in the world. It combines the highest degrees of creativity and expression, self-expression, humanism, altruism, intellectual stimulation, pedagogy and social contribution. As a teacher, you contribute to nurturing young minds and preparing them for future roles as adults who will make our countries better places to live in. You touch your students' lives and influence their thinking. You bring out the best in them, even when they are facing challenges or difficulties at home. They love you for that and will always be grateful to you. As a teacher, you can help shape the minds of young people and turn them into better citizens of the future, with a greater sense of social responsibility and awareness, with a thirst for knowledge, justice, hard work and innovation. As a teacher, you inspire students to do better in their studies and take up learning as a lifelong pursuit.
QUESTION 06 | 08
What creative achievements are you particularly proud of?
Davayne — My book, Work Less Create More, was published by Vermilion in 2010. In it, I explain the backstory of how and why I created a new way to work that enables one to work efficiently and creatively every day.

I used my book to introduce my approach and method for working efficiently without giving up creativity.

The book presents the bookkeeping system for freelancers that I use myself. In Work Less Create More, I also explain my approach to bookkeeping based on a simple bookkeeping cycle, "eat expenses, grow revenues", and how to best tackle bookkeeping issues that arise in the creative field from one day to the next.

I have presented this book at book symposiums. My book is also available at book stores, book online shops and book libraries such as holon in Amsterdam [ source ].

My masterclass course on working more efficiently called "From chaos into creativity" was presented for the first time in August 2013. The system is given in cities around the world through workshops.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Have you ever been surprised by a student; by their ability, or quick progression?
Davayne — I was recently teaching a class of 8 students when one of them raised his hand. I asked him what he wanted, and he proceeded to ask me, "What are some skills that good Project Managers should have?"

It is not a question I had ever been asked before in this way. Usually, people who want to talk about good skills ask me, "What are the skills you look for in a good project manager?"

I responded that Project Management was both a science and an art, but specific skills would propel someone into being called a good Project Manager. I sat down with my teaching assistant, and we brainstormed on some of these skills.

One skill that we came up with was the ability to think quickly. When you are managing a project, many issues can come up on any given day. These can range from someone having their car break down, preventing them from making it into work, to technical problems with a system or product your team is testing.

This skill is called "Thinking Quickly" because that is precisely what you have to do, think quickly!
QUESTION 08 | 08
Being a Superprof is an art! What is your secret?
Davayne — The goal of teaching is not to make students pass exams but to open their minds. I have been working at a prestigious school for the past few years, and I have some tips on how to help your child learn more efficiently and have them go home happy every day:

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