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AoPS Math and Physics Instructor / Improv Comedian
Dan K.

24 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $64

Response time: 3 hours

Dan K.'s Photo

AoPS Math and Physics Instructor / Improv Comedian
AoPS Math and Physics Instructor / Improv Comedian
Dan K.

24 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

24 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Dan


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Hey there! My name's Dan, and my passion is helping people develop a deeper, more intuitive understanding of math, physics, and language.

When I was in college, there were many times where one of my classmates would ask the professor a question, the professor would give an unhelpful reply, and I would sit there frustrated that they had completely misunderstood the heart of my classmate's question. I realized that I had a knack for understanding the specific obstacle a person was...

Hey there! My name's Dan, and my passion is helping people develop a deeper, more intuitive understanding of math, physics, and language.

When I was in college, there were many times where one of my classmates would ask the professor a question, the professor would give an unhelpful reply, and I would sit there frustrated that they had completely misunderstood the heart of my classmate's question. I realized that I had a knack for understanding the specific obstacle a person was encountering with understanding a concept, which put me in a great position to help them overcome that obstacle. As a result, I started teaching and tutoring math as a college junior in 2015, and I've been loving it ever since.

One obvious fact that has thoroughly informed my tutoring style is that the people I teach are not purely math students or physics students; they are fully three-dimensional human beings. This means that, while my *focus* in each session is of course to help them understand concepts they're struggling with, I always leave room for humour and tangential conversation. My goal is not just that students learn a lot from their sessions with me, but that they also enjoy the time they've spent in those sessions.

When I'm not tutoring, I'm often teaching in some capacity for Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), where I've taught contest math and Beast Academy classes on their Virtual Campus and worked as a teaching assistant for several classes on AoPS Online. When I'm not teaching at *all*, I can often be found reading, writing, travelling, attending concerts, taking lessons, and joining Meetup groups.
Even though Spanish is the main language course I've taken and can tutor, I consider math to be my true second language. I don't just tell students the steps for solving a particular type of math problem, I help them develop a stronger *feel* for mathematics that will help them solve all sorts of problems in the future. I know the ins and outs of my main subjects (trigonometry, calculus, statistics) like the back of my


Education

Northwestern University
Physics, Appl. Math
Durham University
Masters
University of Cambridge
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $64
  • Rate details: No charge for sessions cancelled with more than 24 hours advance notice. For sessions cancelled less than 24 hours before the session start time, I charge a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/6/2022

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Spanish

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored 5's on the AP exams for Calc AB and Calc BC, used calculus consistently in my undergrad and grad school years, and have been tutoring the subject for the past year and a half.
Physics,

Physics

I received a 5 on the AP Physics exam, graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in physics (summa cum laude), and earned an MASt studying theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish

Language

Spanish

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored 5's on the AP exams for Calc AB and Calc BC, used calculus consistently in my undergrad and grad school years, and have been tutoring the subject for the past year and a half.
Physics,

Physics

I received a 5 on the AP Physics exam, graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in physics (summa cum laude), and earned an MASt studying theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored 5's on the AP exams for Calc AB and Calc BC, used calculus consistently in my undergrad and grad school years, and have been tutoring the subject for the past year and a half.
Physics,

Physics

I received a 5 on the AP Physics exam, graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in physics (summa cum laude), and earned an MASt studying theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish

Science

Physics

Physics

I received a 5 on the AP Physics exam, graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in physics (summa cum laude), and earned an MASt studying theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored 5's on the AP exams for Calc AB and Calc BC, used calculus consistently in my undergrad and grad school years, and have been tutoring the subject for the past year and a half.
Physics,

Physics

I received a 5 on the AP Physics exam, graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in physics (summa cum laude), and earned an MASt studying theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Spanish

Examples of Expertise


Dan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Flexible, Patient and Knowledgeable

Dan helped my high school son to solve quite some F=ma contest problems, which were pretty hard and required a very solid physics background. He is a very patient tutor and he's very flexible and willing to accommodate the session length as needed. He tries to help the student to reach the solution through thinking and discussion instead of presenting them the answer. My son enjoys sessions with Dan. He has become more interested in solving problems and feels more confident.

Jane, 3 lessons with Dan
Hourly Rate: $64
Response time: 3 hours
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