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Daniel B.

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Tarrytown, NY (10591)

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Learning a new subject can be confusing, and the manner in which the information is delivered is as important as what is being said. Making seemingly complicated problems simple is what makes me a proficient tutor. I would love to be given the opportunity to prove it to you. I can tutor almost any Math subject but my favorite discipline to tutor is Physics. I am very enthusiastic about learning HOW things work. I graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010 and obtained a dual major in Physics and Applied Mathematics. Additionally, I have been tutoring since the age of fourteen, and have tutored for the US Navy! Outside my professional interests, I enjoy cycling and swimming.

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Daniel’s subjects

Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ISEE, SAT Math, TAKS
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Science:
Math:

Algebra 1

Algebra I is a very important subject to learn well, as future success in Math hinges upon it. Many students become disinterested in math as a subject due to Algebra I, second only to Algebra II. It is critical to have a solid understanding of Algebra I if any type of math is in your future.

Algebra 2

Algebra II is a critical junction in high school that unfortunately many students struggle with. It is the number one math class that gets students off of the math train. I've scored a 780 on the Math portion of the SATs, which is very heavy on Algebra II and Trigonometry.

Calculus

My degree is in Applied Mathematics and Physics and I've taken courses in Calculus I, II, Multivariable Calc and Advanced Calc. I've tutored calculus for collegiate students and for the US Navy. Please consider me as a very serious candidate for this opportunity.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the first mathematics based science students are exposed to and can either make a student passionate about math and science or extinguish their flame for it. I had two wonderful Chemistry teachers in high school and I can convey that same enthusiasm to you.

Differential Equations

I took Differential Equations I in college, as well as partial differential equations, and how to model differential equations in C.

Differential equations aren't so much unlike normal calculus problems in which one solves for an unknown, except that the unknowns in this case are other functions entirely. Instead of having just the variable in the equation, you have the function and derivatives of that function.

Although it is sometimes found in Calculus, a large topic in DiffEq is to standardize whatever function you are solving for with initial conditions, or constraints.

There are several different methods one can use in order to find the function in question, the most common of which is to guess and check. However, there is a more sophisticated way to guess and check by applying coefficients to each guess to determine if it fits into your equation.

Unlike most other math disciplines, DiffEq can have more than one answer. This it a really profound conclusion, as it finally provides a "gray area" of math. It is a worthy subject indeed.

Geometry

Geometry is best explained using LARGE pictures. Small pictures can lead to a lack of available work space and ultimately to confusion. It is very important to explain math simply and consistently.

ISEE

I have already tutored students in the ISEE for the lower level, middle level and the upper level exams. This test has five sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement and the un-scored Essay portion.

The verbal reasoning section is almost entirely a vocabulary based section. Depending on the level, about half of the questions are synonyms, and the other half are sentence completion. It is important in the sentence completion portion to find the important word in the sentence. For example: "ALTHOUGH Daniel is an excellent math student, his recent test scores in Calculus were ________." with Although being the important word instructing the student to choose an adjective which describe not being an excellent math student.

The reading comprehension section is difficult to tutor for, and it is really helpful for students to read the newspaper in order to get used to reading about topics that they do not know well. This will help them practice their ability to analyze the information given in the article. It is also very helpful to look at the specific words that are used in the passage when asked a question about it. The question may ask for what word best describes a sentence from the selection. Commonly, the previous sentence introducing the sentence in question will include a word that is a synonym for the correct answer.

Both of the Mathematics sections are similar, with one section containing a comparison portion in which the student has to choose which column is bigger, or if they are equal, or if you can't tell either way. Although this seems like a very different question type, it is still testing the same subjects. Common math subjects (again, depending on the level of the test) are: fraction simplification, calculating percentages, converting percentages to decimals, probability, converting ratios, laws about exponents and negative exponents, factoring, inequalities, summation of the sides of a triangle leading to information about the length of the third side, areas, circumferences, volumes, and even a bit about imaginary numbers and roots of an equation. Each topic can be prepared for if it is identified which area the student needs most help with and then sufficient enough time is given in order to learn the topics.

Please consider me as a very qualified applicant for this exam.

Physics

Physics is my favorite subject because I love teaching HOW things work. I have a degree from RPI in Physics and Applied Mathematics and I've tutored privately at RPI for fellow Physics majors as well as the US Navy. Tutoring Physics is what I'm best suited to do.

SAT Math

The SAT is said to be the most important pre-collegiate test. A ten point difference can mean acceptance or rejection by any institution, not to mention the sizable difference in financial aid packages. I scored a 780 on my Math portion of the SATs, and I can help maximize your score.

Fortunately, the Math sections of the SAT include question topics which can be learned and practiced. Unlike the verbal portions for which one is expected to learn a large quantity of vocabulary words, techniques can be learned for each type of question in the mathematics sections, improving the score by a larger degree than in the verbal sections.

TAKS

The TAKS exam is very similar to the upper level ISEE exam. It too consists of verbal and mathematical sections. The math sections also include information about learning sequences.

The verbal reasoning section is about half straight definitions, and the other half are sentence completion. It is important in the sentence completion portion to find the important word in the sentence. For example: "ALTHOUGH Daniel is an excellent math student, his recent test scores in Calculus were ________." with Although being the important word instructing the student to choose an adjective which describe not being an excellent math student.

The reading comprehension section is difficult to tutor for, and it is really helpful for students to read the newspaper in order to get used to reading about topics that they do not know well. This will help them practice their ability to analyze the information given in the article. It is also very helpful to look at the specific words that are used in the passage when asked a question about it. The question may ask for what word best describes a sentence from the selection. Commonly, the previous sentence introducing the sentence in question will include a word that is a synonym for the correct answer.

The Mathematics section contain common math subjects: fraction simplification, calculating percentages, converting percentages to decimals, probability, converting ratios, laws about exponents and negative exponents, factoring, inequalities, summation of the sides of a triangle leading to information about the length of the third side, areas, circumferences, volumes, and even a bit about imaginary numbers and roots of an equation. Each topic can be prepared for if it is identified which area the student needs most help with and then sufficient enough time is given in order to learn the topics.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the mathematical study of the relations of angles to side lengths. Trigonometry commonly is taught with Algebra II, which is a subject many high school students find difficult already. It also arises on the New York Regents Exams. I've been teaching Trigonometry privately since 2005 and I find it easiest to comprehend when it is broken down into a few different sections. Please consider me as a strong candidate for tutoring this subject.

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Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Physics,Applied Math)

Committed tutor, outstanding results Daniel has worked with my daughter on Math and Chemistry for about four months. He is focused and organized and the lessons are well planned and adapted to the needs of the student. The results have been outstanding, allowing my daughter to raise her grades by about 15 points and, more importantly, helping her develop a confidence in her skills that she didn't have before. Mainly because of that, ...

— Francisco from Hastings On Hudson, NY on 6/28/14);

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