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Dan M.

Wallingford, CT

$56/hour

Work Hard, Prep Hard, Get Results

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Southern Connecticut State University
History
Michigan State University
Master's

Education

Southern Connecticut State University (History)

Michigan State University (Master's)

About Dan

I graduated with my BS in History and a CT teaching certification from Southern CT State University in 2007. I then lived and taught in Japan for three years, which helped me realize my goals of creating an educational facility of my own. My wife and I opened a tutoring and test prep center in 2010, since which time I have worked with students, specializing in preparation for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and other standardized exams. Having gained some recognition for helping many students get into top private high schools and colleges, I became the official SAT/ACT tutor for the Choate Rosemary Hall football team in 2015.

Teaching has always been my passion, and although the test prep industry has gotten a bad reputation for its greed, preying on students who feel immense pressure to achieve higher and higher scores in an increasingly competitive applicant pool, I feel I stand above the larger companies in that I achieve results through individualized study plans and singular commitment to each of my students. I get results, and what matters most are YOUR goals. Contact me when you want to get to work.

I have years of experience teaching the Mathematics areas of standardized tests. Though the SAT has changed, the ACT remains intact. And where tips, tricks, and strategies for 'beating the test' fail, students must have the know-how to assess the questions quickly and work the way math teachers would want to get to the answer. Often, success in SAT and ACT math is more a matter of knowing one's own limitations in order to effectively plan to improve.

My writing skills have always been my strongest. The English and Writing sections of the ACT and SAT, which are now going to be nearly identical in most regards, focus on the most common grammatical and analytical skills needed for college success. There are rules to find the correct answers, and then there is instinct to find the correct answers. I am qualified as a test prep professional to help students with the rules, and I am qualified as a certified teacher to help students hone their instincts.

I have worked with several students seeking admissions to the top private high schools in the state of Connecticut. Recently, a student of mine achieved 97th percentile scores in each of the tested areas on the SSAT. Most students tend to have difficulty in the verbal areas, where I have developed several courses for study to get students the most improvement possible.

I work my butt off. I expect my students to do the same. If you have the will to push for the highest scores you can achieve, I will be there to help you pick up your weaknesses and find your strengths. I will be scheduling for the winter and spring, so please do not hesitate to contact me to ask more questions and see if we would work well together. What else can I say? My students get results.
I graduated with my BS in History and a CT teaching certification from Southern CT State University in 2007. I then lived and taught in Japan for three years, which helped me realize my goals of creating an educational facility of my own. My wife and I opened a tutoring and test prep center Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Rate is for one-on-one tutoring; I am willing to offer services at $49/hr for groups of 3-4 (please inquire!)

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Wallingford, CT 06492
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Music:
Music History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Japanese, Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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Southern Connecticut State University
History
Michigan State University
Master's

Education

Southern Connecticut State University (History)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $56.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Rate is for one-on-one tutoring; I am willing to offer services at $49/hr for groups of 3-4 (please inquire!)

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 3 miles of Wallingford, CT 06492.