Social Sciences and Humanities Tutoring
Social Sciences and Humanities Tutoring
I'm Dan, a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in History (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), excited to begin a second career in education. In addition to a long career in high-tech, I have excellent experience working as a volunteer and professionally with youth as a coach, mentor, physical education instructor and outdoor leader. I am excited to combine this experience with my love of learning and academic interests. I strive to engage with and motivate my students. I will meet you where you are and...
I'm Dan, a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in History (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), excited to begin a second career in education. In addition to a long career in high-tech, I have excellent experience working as a volunteer and professionally with youth as a coach, mentor, physical education instructor and outdoor leader. I am excited to combine this experience with my love of learning and academic interests. I strive to engage with and motivate my students. I will meet you where you are and work with you to come up with ways meet your short-term, as well as long-term, educational goals.
I bring a wealth of academic, as well as real-world experience to my teaching. I consider myself to be a careful and empathetic listener. I strive to meet people on their own terms, understand their situation and then work with them to come up with solutions that meet their needs. Not everyone learns the same way and an important part of the work I do is to collaborate with the student on developing a winning strategy at the beginning of an engagement and then working the plan to methodically achieve the student's goals and objectives.
I have an excellent academic record and seek to provide my students with the the same tools I used in school to power their own work. I have an excellent command of English grammar and syntax. I combine that with a sophisticated, yet clear, communications style to produce well worked, thoughtful and compelling prose. At Berkeley I developed excellent reading skills, often being required to read hundreds of pages each day. The speed reading skills I acquired are teachable and will make any students academic life easier and more productive. Strategies for understanding, assimilating and organizing information have to be combined with an ability to synthesize that information and communicate it clearly. I did this by combining my skills with grammar and syntax with a love of English that inspired me to communicate elegantly as well as efficiently. English is a rich, but very challenging languag
Dan is doing a great job of helping my freshman adjust to the expectations of his first AP class. My son feels very comfortable with him and is inspired to do his best, based on his work with DanWendy, 3 lessons with Dan
He’s been very good On both subject matter and teaching my 15-year-old son how to better organize his time and become a better analytical writer across all subjectsTeddy, 2 lessons with Dan
Dan was able to break through my singular view of the problem and explain several options to move forward. He REALLY cared about helping me get to a better place in this class. He was more helpful in the first hour than some instructors are all semester.Dan, 3 lessons with Dan
An amazing teacher!
When I signed up on this website i was worried about the quality of the teaching. Dan's approach removed all my concerns. Rather than just cram a lot of test problems into each lesson he carefully designs each lesson to address the specific information I need to pass my teaching credentials exams. He diagnoses my weaknesses and revises lesson plans promptly. American History and writing are the areas I need to work on. Dan assigns specific homework and provides an amazing depth of knowledge when we meet. During the session I feel that each minute is well spent. If you are seeking quality tutoring, Dan is a great choice! His deep subject knowledge and solid teaching skills will help you succeed!Kejing , 8 lessons with Dan
Dan was extremely helpful during my son's session. He provided many insights and helped him think about ways to better express his arguments for his AP class assignments. Will definitely be meeting with him again soon!Karen, 4 lessons with Dan
Response time: 34 minutes