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Daniel S.

Apple Valley, CA

$35/hour

Dan tutors in math and science

4.9 average from 146 ratings
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— Danielle, Apple Valley, CA on 3/3/14

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Victor Valley Community College
math major
Other
Cal Poly Pomona
Other

Education

Victor Valley Community College

math major (Other)

Cal Poly Pomona (Other)

About Daniel

Congratulations on your decision to understand a subject that isn’t easy. When I was in my first years of college I found the professors were talking way over my head. In tutors I found people who weren’t as intimidating as a professor, spoke in plain English and were far more accessible.
Your education in the various branches of mathematics and the sciences can be a wonderful experience. You will learn some rules and get some results but the most important thing you will learn is the technique to find the answer.

We develop an understanding of a problem. What is it we’re looking for? What are some techniques that could give us the answer? Then we solve the problem. Using the techniques we just learned we solve another similar problem. You will find that the more problems you solve, the better you will get in a math or science course.

Most importantly, don’t be afraid of making mistakes. From every mistake take the lesson from it and the next time a similar problem comes up you won’t make it again.

I was a math major at Victorville Community college. I tutored there for 2 semesters in physics. From there I went on to Cal Poly Pomona as an Aerospace Engineering major. Often I found that the root of a problem of understanding a mathematical or physics concept lay in having nothing in the students prior life experience to relate the concept to. I have an ability to cut through the confusion and clutter and explain by analogy concepts that at first appear both daunting and challenging.
Congratulations on your decision to understand a subject that isn’t easy. When I was in my first years of college I found the professors were talking way over my head. In tutors I found people who weren’t as intimidating as a professor, spoke in plain English and were far more accessible. Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
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Travels within 30 miles of Apple Valley, CA 92308
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"Great tutor!"

- Danielle, Apple Valley, CA on 3/3/14

"After only a few sessions, we feel confident that Daniel's help is going to increase our son's SAT scores! What a great guy!"

- Diana, Highland, CA on 8/23/15

"Great tutor"

- Otis, Barstow, CA on 2/6/15

"Great Attitude"

- Edmund, Victorville, CA on 6/27/14

"Great tutor and easy to connect with!"

- Azadeh, Ontario, CA on 6/26/13

"Great tutor"

- Linda, Apple Valley, CA on 1/8/13

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Pat, Victorville, CA on 3/28/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SPSS, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
SPSS

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

In Algebra 1 you will move on to begin to make mathematical statements to describe the relationships between things that vary over time. The mathematical statements are called equations with symbols lie an x or a y that stand for some unknown number. Solving the equation means you found out what the number should be to make the equation true

Algebra 2

In Algebra II you will work with equations involving exponents and radicals, solve more equations, make graphs of functions and begin to work with logarithmic and exponential functions. You will solve problems of systems of equations, imaginary numbers and inequalities. Sequences and series may be a part of your course as well. Don’t worry about what all the terms mean. By working with them you will become familiar with what they do.

Astronomy

In your study of astronomy you will use a blend of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics to try to make sense of and come to an understanding of the universe. You will learn that the visible light spectrum is only a small part of the information. The infrared, ultraviolet and x-ray views give a more complete story.

Calculus

There are two main divisions in calculus. First we will study differentiation or taking the limit and later integration which is essentially an adding up. One is said to be the inverse of the other. Your studies in calculus will require skills in trigonometry, algebra and geometry. It requires more than one semester to gain insight into its workings. So what’s it good for? Well without it we have no way of figuring a lot of things out to make predictions. There are applications of calculus in virtually every description of every natural phenomenon in the universe.

Geometry

You’ll use and understand concepts such as symmetry, congruency, similarity, scale, perspective, and angles to describe and analyze two- and three-dimensional shapes found in practical applications. You’ll study the properties and relationships of points, lines,angles, curves, surfaces and solids. Also you'll begin to acquire some insight into postulates and proofs.

Physics

I tutored college level Physics while in college myself so I have a feel for the pitfalls students encounter taking the course.

Prealgebra

In Pre-algebra you will cover several broad subjects. We will review natural numbers, integers, fractions, negative numbers and the properties of operations. You will learn about variables, exponentiation and the basic rules of equations.

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus will prepare you for your first calculus course. Using the algebra, trigonometry and geometry you learned in other courses you begin to solve problems involving vector, parametric equations, polar coordinates and matrices just to name a few. The concept of the limit is introduced.

SAT Math

For SAT math we work on skills with basic math, exponential and scientific notation and identification of rules describing numerical patterns in a sequence. We also work on skills involving probability, Statistics and some basic Algebra

Statistics

A classical definition of statistics says that we are using an analysis and interpretation of numerical data in terms of samples and population. This implies we can predict the future and has a many practical applications. You’ll study topics like normal distribution, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing and learn how to make predictions based on your analysis of the data. It’s a fun course.

Victor Valley Community College
math major
Other
Cal Poly Pomona
Other

Education

Victor Valley Community College

math major (Other)

Cal Poly Pomona (Other)

Great tutor! — He has been working with my daughter for three weeks now in AP Calculus. She is feeling so much more confident and looks forward to her lesson with him. He comes prepared for the lesson and does work outside the lesson to be ready for what they are working on. He is prompt, and is quick to return messages. I would highly recommend. ...

— Danielle, Apple Valley, CA on 3/3/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 30 miles of Apple Valley, CA 92308.