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Dan K.

Los Angeles, CA

$45/hr

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Background check passed as of 12/10/14
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Qualifications:

-BA in Math from UCSD, magna cum laude
-OVER 2150 successful hours of tutoring in the last 3 years
-You will not only learn the subject, you will learn to improve your ability TO study
-Can debug even the most bogged student
-Excellent reviews from clients attending major colleges to K-6th
-I've even had students discover they CAN study, and decide to come OFF drugs

So, if study is a constant source of problems for you, or you feel like you're just not good in a subject, be assured that as you understand certain basics, that all smooths out. I once had a student who just couldn't get through algebra. The parents were at their wit's end. I did a couple sessions and made this startling discovery - she was seeing minus signs as equal signs - she needed glasses! In 16 years, nobody had ever picked this up, not even the student! So that's how basic, basic can be.

My name is Dan, and the subjects I tutor include all levels of math through calculus, economics, statistics, physics, and accounting and investing basics. I can also tutor test prep, English vocabulary and composition. And as noted, I'm quite expert in rapidly debugging a student, clearing up the missed areas, and getting the student winning and moving again successfully through the material. I think a large part of my success is that I have over 30 years experience applying math and computer science to engineer systems in the real world, so I'm focused on rapidly getting the result wanted by the client.

As I do this essentially around the clock, I can always work out my schedule to the client's satisfaction, including nights and weekends. I also have worked all over Los Angeles County, from West LA to East LA all the way to Pasadena and Alhambra, and from Hollywood to Pacoima. I also successfully tutor using shared desktop software when convenient or in emergencies.

But I believe it's best to hear what my clients have to say, so I've included a reference below.

It would be great to hear from you.

Best,
Dan K.

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"Dan and I started working together in mid October 2012. I came to him a week before a midterm with no knowledge of what was going to be on the test. Dan and I worked tirelessly that next week to try to get up to speed and at least earn a passing grade on the exam. Dan was not only concerned about me getting a good grade but he was also very concerned that I conceptualized the information. Dan truly cares about the well being of his students. There were numerous sessions throughout the semester where Dan worked with me until 2 or 3 AM. He is more concerned about the well being of his students than he is his own health or well being. Dan not only taught me the information for my class but he also taught me how to study. Prior to Dan, I had been cramming for midterms the week before they occurred hoping to pull off an A or B. Dan taught me how to teach myself the information by using the resources that were at my disposal, aka my book. Prior to Dan, I really did not know how to study and it showed in the material that I actually conceptualized and could repeat from past classes, which was not too much. Dan would be my first option for any kind of math/number based class. He reads the material ahead of time so your are not wasting your time during the session trying to figure out what is important and what is not. Using Dan makes sure that every dollar that you spend on him is well spent." Jason F.

Testimonials

"Calm Clever Genius! "

- Chris, Los Angeles, CA on 10/19/14

"Dan not only knows the material very well, but just as important, knows how to teach it! "

- Yvette, Los Angeles, CA on 8/3/14

"Off to a great start!"

- Marilyn, Los Angeles, CA on 7/24/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Econometrics,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biostatistics,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
Fortran,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Pascal
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Accounting, C++,
Economics, Finance, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biostatistics

I've been tutoring statistics at all levels, from high school to Econometrics at USC, for many years. Biostatistics uses basic statistical concepts but simply geared to the biological sciences. Recently I tutored a biostatistics student and significantly raised his grade.

C

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree. After graduation, I became a software engineer and developed a graphics system for air traffic controllers in system, and later used C and C++ in the development and maintenance of the popular defragmenter, Diskeeper. Also used C and C++ for my stock picking software development. I have a lot of experience programming, in particular in these two languages.

C++

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree. I had lots of early experience in C and then moved to C++ in the 1990s working for Executive Software on developing and maintaining the popular defragmenter, Diskeeper. I also used C++ to develop a stock picking strategy program that predicts rates of returns based on price, volume and insider transaction patterns.

Computer Programming

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree. In college, I took computer science courses as well. After graduation, I became a software engineer and have worked for 35 years in this field. I have built large aerospace systems, systems software, and stock strategies. I have significant experience as a programmer.

Computer Science

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree but also took computer science courses as well. After graduation, I became a software engineer and have worked for 35 years in this field, specializing in graphics. My forte is computational algorithms, and I have tremendous expertise in debugging software. I have build large aerospace systems, systems software, and stock strategies using microcode, assembler, pascal, fortran, Ada and the C languages

Differential Equations

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree, graduating magna cum laude. Also, I did post-graduate work as well. This included various coursework in analysis, algebra, combinatorics, computational algorithms, and differential equations.

Econometrics

I have a math degree from UCSD, and have developed software for stock picking strategies that requires knowledge of not only price and volume patterns, but also the ability to understand company financials, and market dynamics. I have been tutoring economic courses for 4 years. In particular, I regularly tutor economics at USC, including econometrics.

Fortran

I have been a programmer for almost 40 years. I did a lot of aerospace work after college and much of this was scientific programming using Fortran.

Linear Algebra

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree, graduating magna cum laude. Also, I did post-graduate work as well. This included various coursework in analysis, algebra, combinatorics, computational algorithms, and differential equations.

Logic

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree, graduating magna cum laude. One upper division course was Logic. I became a programmer, and have been using the basics of logic for over 35 years. I have great skills in debugging, and this is an exercise in logic as well.

Pascal

I graduated from UCSD with a math degree, graduating magna cum laude. Interestingly, the professor who developed Pascal was at UCSD, and was continuing it's development during my years there. Much of my coursework and a special project was written in Pascal.

UCSD
Mathematic
UCSD
Graduate Coursework

Education

UCSD (Mathematic)

UCSD (Graduate Coursework)

Calm Clever Genius! — Statistics, accounting, and math models... It's hard to believe his mastery over so many subjects and the diligence to make sure you understand! But he definitely does and can help you too. Not just for grade school but MBA level as well. ...

— Chris, Los Angeles, CA on 10/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027.


About Dan

Qualifications:

-BA in Math from UCSD, magna cum laude
-OVER 2150 successful hours of tutoring in the last 3 years
-You will not only learn the subject, you will learn to improve your ability TO study
-Can debug even the most bogged student
-Excellent reviews from clients attending major colleges to K-6th
-I've even had students discover they CAN study, and decide to come OFF drugs

So, if study is a constant source of problems for you, or you feel like you're just not good in a subject, be assured that as you understand certain basics, that all smooths out. I once had a student who just couldn't get through algebra. The parents were at their wit's end. I did a couple sessions and made this startling discovery - she was seeing minus signs as equal signs - she needed glasses! In 16 years, nobody had ever picked this up, not even the student! So that's how basic, basic can be.

My name is Dan, and the subjects I tutor include all levels of math through calculus, economics, statistics, physics, and accounting and investing basics. I can also tutor test prep, English vocabulary and composition. And as noted, I'm quite expert in rapidly debugging a student, clearing up the missed areas, and getting the student winning and moving again successfully through the material. I think a large part of my success is that I have over 30 years experience applying math and computer science to engineer systems in the real world, so I'm focused on rapidly getting the result wanted by the client.

As I do this essentially around the clock, I can always work out my schedule to the client's satisfaction, including nights and weekends. I also have worked all over Los Angeles County, from West LA to East LA all the way to Pasadena and Alhambra, and from Hollywood to Pacoima. I also successfully tutor using shared desktop software when convenient or in emergencies.

But I believe it's best to hear what my clients have to say, so I've included a reference below.

It would be great to hear from you.

Best,
Dan K.

-------------
"Dan and I started working together in mid October 2012. I came to him a week before a midterm with no knowledge of what was going to be on the test. Dan and I worked tirelessly that next week to try to get up to speed and at least earn a passing grade on the exam. Dan was not only concerned about me getting a good grade but he was also very concerned that I conceptualized the information. Dan truly cares about the well being of his students. There were numerous sessions throughout the semester where Dan worked with me until 2 or 3 AM. He is more concerned about the well being of his students than he is his own health or well being. Dan not only taught me the information for my class but he also taught me how to study. Prior to Dan, I had been cramming for midterms the week before they occurred hoping to pull off an A or B. Dan taught me how to teach myself the information by using the resources that were at my disposal, aka my book. Prior to Dan, I really did not know how to study and it showed in the material that I actually conceptualized and could repeat from past classes, which was not too much. Dan would be my first option for any kind of math/number based class. He reads the material ahead of time so your are not wasting your time during the session trying to figure out what is important and what is not. Using Dan makes sure that every dollar that you spend on him is well spent." Jason F.

Testimonials

"Calm Clever Genius! "

- Chris, Los Angeles, CA on 10/19/14

"Dan not only knows the material very well, but just as important, knows how to teach it! "

- Yvette, Los Angeles, CA on 8/3/14

"Off to a great start!"

- Marilyn, Los Angeles, CA on 7/24/14
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Education

UCSD
Mathematic
UCSD
Graduate Coursework

Education

UCSD (Mathematic)

UCSD (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027

Dan’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Econometrics,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biostatistics,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
Fortran,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Pascal
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Accounting, C++,
Economics, Finance, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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