UC Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa Grad Tutors History and English
UC Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa Grad Tutors History and English
Hi, I'm Dan, a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in History (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), tutoring history and English from the grade school level through college. I believe that motivation and organization are keys to academic success. I combine my coaching experience, a love of learning, and excellent teaching skills to help students meet their goals. I teach students how to read faster with better understanding and to approach their written work with the analytical eye expected of advanced...
Hi, I'm Dan, a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in History (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), tutoring history and English from the grade school level through college. I believe that motivation and organization are keys to academic success. I combine my coaching experience, a love of learning, and excellent teaching skills to help students meet their goals. I teach students how to read faster with better understanding and to approach their written work with the analytical eye expected of advanced high school and undergraduate students.
History is often experienced as a flood of disconnected names, dates, terms and events. I help students understand how history shaped our present world which can turn a chaotic whirlwind of seemingly disconnected details into compelling stories that inform our future.
English is as complex and difficult to master as it is rich and versatile. Reading comprehension and simple, clear, expressive language is foundational for all academic work. Reading and writing skills improve over time, a process that can be accelerated with guidance. I work with students to evaluate their natural strengths and then develop individualized strategies to help them build-up their written language proficiency, reading speed and comprehension.
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 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. Then we work that plant together to methodically achieve the student's goals and objectives.
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, 7 lessons with Dan
Very helpful and responsive tutor
Daniel started coaching my son, a sophomore year high school student English language arts. David immediately loves his coaching way that is different from other tutors we used before. His time schedule is very flexible that fits my son’s need because sometimes we need extra help for some of his due projects. Highly recommended!Yan, 2 lessons with Dan
Fantastic Tutor, Highly Recommend
I am a Global Studies (essentially International Political Science) Major in my senior year. Dan has helped me a great deal with writing tutoring for two college-level upper division political science papers (300-level). He is knowledgeable about a great deal of topics, and is very knowledgeable about the requirements of academic writing in general. He can definitely help you write an awesome paper, whether you're writing about history, political science or any other topic!Kelly, 21 lessons with Dan
AP world history
AP world history ,My child has Sankhya has taken a great liking for the subject and we can see a turnaround she really looks up to Dan, She needs a tutor who motivates her to like the subject and Dan does it so beautifully.Am confident Sankhya will do exceedingly well in her AP examsVijaya, 40 lessons with Dan
As an international student, I was struggling to write a strong paper that has a heavy weight in the grade. Dan was very patient, dedicated, passionate about his work, and easy to work with. He tried not to change my flow and focused on improving it. He always made sure he understood my thoughts/ideas correctly, and his feedback helped to deepen my thoughts/ideas. I am not familiar with APA7, so I asked him proofreading as well. I got 9/10 on my paper as I missed the rubric but overall I was happy about the outcome. I strongly recommend him to everybody from beginners to intermediate if you want to make a concrete paper/essay. I was very happy to work with him and looking forward to working with him in the future.Kana, 14 lessons with Dan
Dan was helpful at helping me focus on precisely what my teacher wanted on a college paper. He also helped me find a excellent way to structure my papers answers.Kelen, 1 lesson 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, 7 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
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
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 , 9 lessons with Dan
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