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Daniel C.

Certified teacher and PhD researcher for math, science, and more

Certified teacher and PhD researcher for math, science, and more

$60/hour

About Daniel


Bio

Hello! I’m Daniel, currently working as a biomedical and data science researcher at UM. I have more than 15 years’ experience in tutoring, both formally and informally, and hold a PhD in cell and molecular biology. I also hold a Florida teacher certification authorization for all middle and high school sciences, and genuinely enjoy helping, and seeing, my students progress in all manner of subjects. During both my undergraduate and graduate training, I held numerous tutoring and teaching...

Hello! I’m Daniel, currently working as a biomedical and data science researcher at UM. I have more than 15 years’ experience in tutoring, both formally and informally, and hold a PhD in cell and molecular biology. I also hold a Florida teacher certification authorization for all middle and high school sciences, and genuinely enjoy helping, and seeing, my students progress in all manner of subjects. During both my undergraduate and graduate training, I held numerous tutoring and teaching positions, both with the schools and privately. Among them, I worked for a physics professor as a researcher and a lab teaching assistant from February 2008 to July 2009 and was a science tutor for the on-campus tutoring service from October 2007 to July 2009 where I tutored algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, biology, genetics, general/organic/biochemistry, physics I and II, and cell and molecular biology. I tutored disabled students through both my undergraduate university and through the Texas Department of Rehabilitative and Assistive Services, from January 2009 to July 2009. I tutored students privately one-on-one in numerous science and early college math courses from January 2007 to July 2009. Throughout my graduate career (2009-2015) I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the school, primarily in biology, while continuing work as a regular one-on-one private tutor. In addition, I worked with Mad Science as a science “performer”, going to school events, children’s birthday parties, and science classes for elementary and middle school aged kids. I used fun, exciting science experiments, and my natural enthusiasm for the subject, to demonstrate fundamental concepts in a way that the kids not only greatly enjoyed but helped them in retaining the information.

Since earning my PhD, I’ve continued to work with individual students and groups in numerous subjects from elementary to graduate school to curious adult learners, both online and in-person. I primarily focus on assisting with math and science courses, learning strategy assistance, and test prep for AP courses, the SAT, ACT, GRE, AFOQT, GED, MCAT, and more. My students have achieved 5s on AP tests from being on the brink of dropping out, perfect scores on SAT subject tests, improved SAT test scores by hundreds of points, and earned positions in 90+ percentiles of scoring.

I prefer to tutor using the Socratic method. I don't simply give out answers to students, but instead facilitate the students to let them find the answers based on what they already know by asking questions to lead them in the right direction. It does tend to take longer, but my students always remember the material better than from simply being given the answers. I also love learning and teaching, and I always endeavor to share my enthusiasm and excitement to help my students. While I mostly tutor upper-level students (high school and college) now, I love working with children and have lots of experience in one-on-one tutoring and teaching elementary and middle-school aged children.


Education

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Biomedical Sciences
The University of Texas at San Antonio
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Same rate applies for all subjects, but group rates are negotiable
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/26/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I have formal training in programming (C++, Mathematica, and some HTML and python) and have worked with computers since I had the hand-eye coordination needed. I worked on a project for the ONR (Office of Naval Research) as an assistant to the IT manager setting up new computers, keeping track of updates, antivirus, and other general computer duties during my Undergraduate career. In addition, I built my own computer from purchased parts in Undergrad and have helped friends, family members, and clients with numerous computer issues from hardware installation/upgrading, viral removal, hard drive formatting and re-set up to functionalities such as WiFi set up, usage assistance, software installation, and peripheral (printers, scanners, etc.) set up.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I have formal training in programming (C++, Mathematica, and some HTML and python) and have worked with computers since I had the hand-eye coordination needed. I worked on a project for the ONR (Office of Naval Research) as an assistant to the IT manager setting up new computers, keeping track of updates, antivirus, and other general computer duties during my Undergraduate career. In addition, I built my own computer from purchased parts in Undergrad and have helped friends, family members, and clients with numerous computer issues from hardware installation/upgrading, viral removal, hard drive formatting and re-set up to functionalities such as WiFi set up, usage assistance, software installation, and peripheral (printers, scanners, etc.) set up.
Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I initially took algebra I in 7th grade, moving up consistently and taking calculus BC in high school my senior year, getting A's and B's all throughout. During my years of undergraduate work ('05-'09) I tutored in numerous levels of math, including sticking with the basic algebra assistance.
Biology,

Biology

I graduated with a BS in Biomedical Sciences degree and a minor in Chemistry in 2009 and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2015. During my schooling in both college and graduate school I tutored extensively for biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and cell and molecular biologies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During my undergraduate training, I took advanced courses in chemistry including organic, biochem, instrumental analysis, and physical chemistry. In addition, I worked as a research assistant during organic chemistry to perform chiral separations of a new drug. I graduated with a minor in chemistry (majored in biomedical sciences). I continue to perform a great deal of chemistry-centric work, focusing on drug discovery and modifications.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I initially took algebra I in 7th grade, moving up consistently and taking calculus BC in high school my senior year, getting A's and B's all throughout. During my years of undergraduate work ('05-'09) I tutored in numerous levels of math, including sticking with the basic algebra assistance.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I initially took algebra I in 7th grade, moving up consistently and taking calculus BC in high school my senior year, getting A's and B's all throughout. During my years of undergraduate work ('05-'09) I tutored in numerous levels of math, including sticking with the basic algebra assistance.
Biology,

Biology

I graduated with a BS in Biomedical Sciences degree and a minor in Chemistry in 2009 and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2015. During my schooling in both college and graduate school I tutored extensively for biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and cell and molecular biologies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During my undergraduate training, I took advanced courses in chemistry including organic, biochem, instrumental analysis, and physical chemistry. In addition, I worked as a research assistant during organic chemistry to perform chiral separations of a new drug. I graduated with a minor in chemistry (majored in biomedical sciences). I continue to perform a great deal of chemistry-centric work, focusing on drug discovery and modifications.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Biology,

Biology

I graduated with a BS in Biomedical Sciences degree and a minor in Chemistry in 2009 and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2015. During my schooling in both college and graduate school I tutored extensively for biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and cell and molecular biologies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During my undergraduate training, I took advanced courses in chemistry including organic, biochem, instrumental analysis, and physical chemistry. In addition, I worked as a research assistant during organic chemistry to perform chiral separations of a new drug. I graduated with a minor in chemistry (majored in biomedical sciences). I continue to perform a great deal of chemistry-centric work, focusing on drug discovery and modifications.
Genetics,

Genetics

I have a PhD in molecular biology which focused on DNA mutagenesis. I was trained in a lab that studied spermatogenesis and, by extension, was heavily genetics-centric. In addition, I've taken graduate level courses in genetics and taught the class at a college level, as well as having tutored the class in one-on-one sessions.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

As an undergraduate, I minored in chemistry. This included, amongst other classes, taking organic chemistry I and II, in both of which I received A's. In addition, I worked with my organic chemistry professors on a pharmaceutical separation project, heavily involving determination of reagent and product structures, chiral separation by NMR, and more.
ACT Science, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I initially took algebra I in 7th grade, moving up consistently and taking calculus BC in high school my senior year, getting A's and B's all throughout. During my years of undergraduate work ('05-'09) I tutored in numerous levels of math, including sticking with the basic algebra assistance.
Biology,

Biology

I graduated with a BS in Biomedical Sciences degree and a minor in Chemistry in 2009 and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2015. During my schooling in both college and graduate school I tutored extensively for biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and cell and molecular biologies.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During my undergraduate training, I took advanced courses in chemistry including organic, biochem, instrumental analysis, and physical chemistry. In addition, I worked as a research assistant during organic chemistry to perform chiral separations of a new drug. I graduated with a minor in chemistry (majored in biomedical sciences). I continue to perform a great deal of chemistry-centric work, focusing on drug discovery and modifications.
Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great teacher, very kind and good at just clarifying

He is a great and fun teacher and definitely helped clarify my struggles in bio. Would definitely do more sessions amazing teacher overall can’t say that enough.

Chenoa, 1 lesson with Daniel

Great personality and great with kids.

Daniel took his time to do a math assessment for my 12-year-old son. I received the areas of focus and good suggestions to establish a practice routine for my son.

Gina, 1 lesson with Daniel

Excellent tutor for sciences

He has been working with my daughter -- a junior in hs -- for this semester and has given her much confidence and increased ability in the subject. She looks forward to the sessions and grades have definitely gone up!

Edith, 37 lessons with Daniel

Great lesson

First time user. Did a great job teaching concepts for a more visual learner. Daughter stated she gets more from this type of learning than in class. Will book again.

Angela, 1 lesson with Daniel

Fantastic tutor!

I am a master's student struggling with a molecular biology class. Daniel is extremely patient with my many questions. He is able to clearly explain the topics I am struggling with and has very helpful analogies. Highly recommend!!

Danielle, 4 lessons with Daniel

Knowledgeable and Experienced tutor

Daniel helped me with 10th grade Chemistry Honors. He is great in explaining and communicating so I can understand and learn what I need to do well in my chemistry class. He helped me in just 2 hours to gain comfort and ability to handle my material.

Eleni , 11 lessons with Daniel

Knowledgeable, dependable, efficient and easy to understand.

Daniel really knows the subject matter and is able to communicate it well using clear, real-life, examples to help me understand the concepts. He is always on time, always patient, and always nice. Daniel has helped me with Honors Organic Chemistry and with AP Physics and I have a solid A in both classes.

Mario, 60 lessons with Daniel

Excellent first lesson

Daniel arrived early, assessed my son’s needs and presented information in a clear concise manner. Kind and polite too. Looking forward to next time.

Patricia, 7 lessons with Daniel

Geometry

Rotations, translations, reflections and lines of symmetry Daniel was very patient and careful in his teachings, I understood quickly and did great in my test. I look forward to review my math problems w Daniel again

Juliana, 5 lessons with Daniel
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$60/hour

Daniel C.

$60/hour

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