David hails from the great state of North Carolina, where the tea is sweet and the people are sweeter. David’s interest in teaching began while tutoring underrepresented populations during his time at the University of North Carolina, where he fell in love with teaching and realized the impact of caring and knowledgeable guidance for those who want to achieve at the highest level. David continued working with diverse groups of people when he traveled to Spain during his senior year and was part of an organization that facilitated language-exchange classes between foreigners and native Spanish students.
After receiving his degree, David’s continued desire to learn and teach in new and exciting contexts was rewarded with a fellowship through Princeton in Asia to teach English and study Mandarin at the Dalian University of Technology in Dong Bei, China. When David is not translating signs in Chinatown for his own amusement, he is facilitating artistic expression with the wonderful young people of SAY (the Stuttering Association for the Young) and doing improv comedy and acting for the stage, which has taken him all over the country as a performer and a teacher. David loves his family as well as his dogs, and if you put them together, he is in heaven.