What were you up to before you came to Knewton?
Doing stand-up comedy around the city and writing musicals (I still do
the second one) (Ed. note: Check out one of Dave’s musicals, Fantasy Football: The Musical? here!)
What part of your job do you enjoy most, or what’s the one accomplishment you’re most proud of?
I taught a seminar for the SAT one time about getting “unstuck” on math questions. We’d tackle an extremely tricky problem simply by “doing something,” as opposed to freezing up, as many test-takers do. After the class was over, every student in the class sent me a very nice message, either about how much fun they had or how much more confident they felt. I really, really love teaching.
What are you working on now?
I am on the team that creates 5-10 minute math videos that can be watched by college students who need extra help while working through their textbooks.
Any hobbies, secret quirks, or talents?
I write musicals! Also, I can make the drip sound that Cameron makes in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
What’s your favorite place or neighborhood in NYC?
Riverside Park, near my apartment on the Upper West Side.