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Daniel C.

Dan, Harvard Educated, Friendly and Efficient

Dan, Harvard Educated, Friendly and Efficient

$30/hour

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I was born in Oakland, CA, grew up in the suburbs of New York and lived most of my life in Northern California just north of San Francisco. My father was a renowned brain surgeon and inventor, my mother an accomplished pianist and flamenco guitarist. I attended Lawrenceville prep where I won Academic 1st Prizes in Geometry, Algebra, French and others. I was accepted at Harvard University, where I majored in Art History. I am a lifelong painter, with work in the collections of Fortune 500...

I was born in Oakland, CA, grew up in the suburbs of New York and lived most of my life in Northern California just north of San Francisco. My father was a renowned brain surgeon and inventor, my mother an accomplished pianist and flamenco guitarist. I attended Lawrenceville prep where I won Academic 1st Prizes in Geometry, Algebra, French and others. I was accepted at Harvard University, where I majored in Art History. I am a lifelong painter, with work in the collections of Fortune 500 companies and collectors internationally. I have travelled to Europe several times, most recently to the southwest of France (The Aquitaine) to visit an area once ruled by my ancestors. In the 1970's and 80's I participated and taught many events in the human potential movement, such as meditation and ecology. I worked as a graphic designer for 20 years, before the age of computers, and developed a seminar entitled "Basic Graphics" for small businesses.I was trained and volunteered as an ESL teacher during that time. In I was married in 1978 to my soulmate, Suzanne Gold, a therapist, singer and writer. She wrote and I edited an award winning novel, "Daddy's Girls." Suzanne and I wrote and published a popular self-help book in 1981, entitled "Being Yourself: 24 Ways to See the Light."
When I first arrived in San Francisco, in 1970, I was without a piano and found myself with an accordion. Over the years, self-taught, I developed a side career as a solo accordionist, playing gigs all around the Bay Area. This continues today, though much reduced by Covid-19. I love to teach and take a personal approach to each student based on their needs and desires, and my style is adaptable to several subjects. I have taught one thing or another for 50 years with precision and humor.

I love math, and often read mathematics and play with numbers for fun. (Do you know the secret of the number 6174?) I often bring up mathematical facts in conversation, though not everyone is interested, but my enthusiasm is undimmed. I won several academic pri


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Art

Painting

Painting

I have painted landscapes of California, Canada and France and have paintings in the collections of Fortune 500 companies and numerous international collectors. I have taught Art since my teen years, lectured at art schools, and developed a course called "The Heart of Art: Theory and Practice," which combined an intellectual approach (Art History and Appreciation) with practical exercises in drawing and painting.

Computer

Sketchup

Sketchup

I have been making models for architects based on their plans and elevations. My focus is on individual residences, creating the model, enriching it with textures, colors, roofing and interior furniture, cabinets etc. I create custom windows and doors as required by my clients and other necessary elements such as columns, driveways, and landscaping.

Homeschool

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

Hi. In high school I won first prize in Algebra. I really love math and Algebra is my favorite subject and lifelong interest. Although it has been quite a while, I have read math for pleasure in my adult years, and recently made high marks in a refresher course on Algebra 1. In addition, I scored 100 on Wyzant's qualification test. I want to make sure my students understand the in's and out's of each unit and build their knowledge incrementally at first and speeding up as the building blocks are set in place. I can teach the entire course, or focus on specific areas and problems as needed. Mathematical thinking can also help sharpen one's mind in application to other subjects, and can be fun! Sincerely, Dan Cooper

Math

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

Hi. In high school I won first prize in Algebra. I really love math and Algebra is my favorite subject and lifelong interest. Although it has been quite a while, I have read math for pleasure in my adult years, and recently made high marks in a refresher course on Algebra 1. In addition, I scored 100 on Wyzant's qualification test. I want to make sure my students understand the in's and out's of each unit and build their knowledge incrementally at first and speeding up as the building blocks are set in place. I can teach the entire course, or focus on specific areas and problems as needed. Mathematical thinking can also help sharpen one's mind in application to other subjects, and can be fun! Sincerely, Dan Cooper

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1

Hi. In high school I won first prize in Algebra. I really love math and Algebra is my favorite subject and lifelong interest. Although it has been quite a while, I have read math for pleasure in my adult years, and recently made high marks in a refresher course on Algebra 1. In addition, I scored 100 on Wyzant's qualification test. I want to make sure my students understand the in's and out's of each unit and build their knowledge incrementally at first and speeding up as the building blocks are set in place. I can teach the entire course, or focus on specific areas and problems as needed. Mathematical thinking can also help sharpen one's mind in application to other subjects, and can be fun! Sincerely, Dan Cooper

Music

General Music,

General Music

I love music in all styles and take a personalized approach based on student's goals. I began learning piano as a child, moved on to guitar, and later accordion. I have played as a professional at corporate events (Amazon, Air BnB recently) and private parties. I had a band of three players, mostly working on the streets of San Francisco. I have taught accordion and music theory for 20 years, and am qualified for beginner to novice guitar.
Guitar

Guitar

I have played guitar in various styles for 50 years. I played C&W music as a duo in the 70's and written songs and performed with a guitar solo. I practice and play every day now, though my professional work is with an accordion. I teach all basic chords patterns and combine melody and harmony, using fingerpicking, learning songs and rhythm patterns by ear. I take a personalized, encouraging approach with fewer exercises and more of learning technique by playing songs from the start. My lessons are fun and students learn quickly to play the music of their choice.

Summer

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

Hi. In high school I won first prize in Algebra. I really love math and Algebra is my favorite subject and lifelong interest. Although it has been quite a while, I have read math for pleasure in my adult years, and recently made high marks in a refresher course on Algebra 1. In addition, I scored 100 on Wyzant's qualification test. I want to make sure my students understand the in's and out's of each unit and build their knowledge incrementally at first and speeding up as the building blocks are set in place. I can teach the entire course, or focus on specific areas and problems as needed. Mathematical thinking can also help sharpen one's mind in application to other subjects, and can be fun! Sincerely, Dan Cooper

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Flexible and patient tutor

Beginning of the session was a little rocky because of internet issues. But Daniel was flexible and available to help me out. During the session, Daniel helped me to see the importance of group concept.

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Daniel
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