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Dan A.

Sacramento, CA

$35/hour

Effective tutor specializing in GED Preparation.

Background check passed as of 8/27/13
5.0 average from 164 ratings
Amazing Science tutor
— Sheena, Sacramento, CA on 5/13/16

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California State University Sacramento
Government
California State Uiversity Sacramento
Graduate Coursework
San Joaquin County Office of Education--Project Impact
Other

Education

California State University Sacramento (Government)

California State Uiversity Sacramento (Graduate Coursework)

San Joaquin County Office of Education--Project Impact (Other)

About Dan

I obtained my California Teaching Credential in English & Social Science after I retired from a career in government relations and taught English at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento. For the past five years I have tutored adults for the purpose of getting their GED; for the past four years I have been the Adult Education Program Manager for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services; I retired from this position on February 27, 2015.

I am married and have three children. My wife is a pharmacist, my oldest son is an attorney in Los Angeles, my second son will graduate from law school in May of 2015 and has a job offer with the National Labor Relations Board, and my daughter is a policy analyst for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Clearly, education is a priority to me and my family.

I believe that everyone can learn if they have the desire. There is, however, no magic wand. As a tutor, I will teach, guide, reteach, urge and push but nothing will happen until the student's mind engages the material. If you are ready to learn, I will teach you the concepts and guide you until you understand. I will do this with patience and understanding but with an expectation that you have a commitment to succeed.
I obtained my California Teaching Credential in English & Social Science after I retired from a career in government relations and taught English at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento. For the past five years I have tutored Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group Rates: Two students; $20.00 per hour per student; three or more students, $15.00 per hour per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95822
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing Science tutor"

- Sheena, Sacramento, CA on 5/13/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Maho, Sacramento, CA on 11/10/16

"Interacted well with student"

- Victoria, Rancho Cordova, CA on 10/3/16

"Absolutely Perfect!!"

- James, Sacramento, CA on 9/28/16

"Algebra assistance"

- Keandre, Sacramento, CA on 5/19/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Lynn, Woodland, CA on 4/27/16

"Efficient and warm"

- Oanh, Sacramento, CA on 1/26/16

"Dan A. is a great tutor"

- Karen, West Sacramento, CA on 11/19/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Rhonda, Sacramento, CA on 7/23/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Sociology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

In addition to having a California teaching credential in English, I was a high school and college debater. I have coached speech and debate at the high school level. Effective public speaking skills will improve both academic and job performance.

There are many forms of public speaking, including original speeches, extemporaneous and impromptu speaking, original prose and poetry, dramatic and humorous interpretation, and expository speaking. A student can have fun while improving their academic performance.

California State University Sacramento
Government
California State Uiversity Sacramento
Graduate Coursework
San Joaquin County Office of Education--Project Impact
Other

Education

California State University Sacramento (Government)

California State Uiversity Sacramento (Graduate Coursework)

San Joaquin County Office of Education--Project Impact (Other)

Amazing Science tutor — On the first day of my tutoring session I went over the things I was struggling on. Dan listened and knew exactly what I needed to focus on. He supplied me with paperback books to take home that focused on the areas that I was struggling in. At that point I felt confident that I had chosen the right tutor. We worked on my problem area, and I left feeling confident. Today was my second day, and w ...

— Sheena, Sacramento, CA on 5/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group Rates: Two students; $20.00 per hour per student; three or more students, $15.00 per hour per student.

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95822.