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Daniel C.

Miami, FL

$50/hour

PhD Researcher for Tutoring in Math, Science, and more

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/26/17
5.0 average from 86 ratings
Knowledgeable, engaging tutor.
— Vicky, Miami, FL on 8/27/16

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

Education

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (Biomedical Sciences)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (PhD)

About Daniel

UPDATE as of 01/07/2018 - My injury recovery is going well and I'm getting back to my regular schedule in time for the new school semester to start. I'll have availability primarily in the evenings and all day weekends, but feel free to contact me to ask about other times not listed in my main availability, as I do have some flexibility. I'm now able to hold sessions online and in-person again.

UPDATE as of 10/24/2017 - Just prior to Hurricane Irma hitting my area, I was in a severe accident and badly broke my ankle. As such, I'm currently unable to travel to meet students, but my schedule is very flexible for performing online tutoring through the Wyzant platform, as I'm telecommuting to work. If you're unsure about online tutoring, please don't hesitate to message me and I'd be happy to give you a free demo of the system so you can see the features and functionality at a time convenient to everyone involved.

I recently completed graduate school with a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. I have published work in several scientific journals and presented my work at many conferences. During both undergrad and grad school, I held numerous tutoring and teaching jobs. Among them, I worked for a physics professor as a researcher and a lab teaching assistant from February 2008 to July 2009. I was a science tutor for the on-campus tutoring service from October 2007 to July 2009; I tutored biology, genetics, general/organic/biochemistry, physics I and II, cell/molecular biology. I tutored disabled students through the school, as well as, 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 I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the school, primarily in Biology, while continuing work as a regular one-on-one private tutor. I really enjoy helping people from all walks of life, in all different subjects. I see it as a way for me to give back to the local community. Currently I'm still tutoring in one-on-one sessions from elementary school children to adults in my spare time.

I prefer to tutor using the Socratic method. I don't simply give out answers to students, I 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. While I've mostly tutored upper-level students (high school and college), I love working with children and have lots of experience helping my younger relatives and friends' children with their studies in many subjects.
UPDATE as of 01/07/2018 - My injury recovery is going well and I'm getting back to my regular schedule in time for the new school semester to start. I'll have availability primarily in the evenings and all day weekends, but feel free to contact me to ask about other times not listed in my main availability, as I do have some flexibility. I'm now Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Same rate applies for all subjects, but group rates are negotiable depending on size.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Miami, FL 33188
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, engaging tutor."

- Vicky, Miami, FL on 8/27/16

"Geometry"

- Juliana, Miami, FL on 10/14/17

"Patient, understanding, and extremely knowledgeable!"

- Jan, Miami, FL on 10/3/17

"Knowledgeable"

- Shatondrea, Homestead, FL on 8/25/17

"Knowledgeable & patient tutor"

- Christine, Roswell, GA on 4/27/17

"Very knowledgeable and very helpful"

- Mairyn, Miami, FL on 4/10/17

"Great help"

- Anfisa, Miami, FL on 3/21/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Elementary Science, Genetics,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science
Music:
Drums, General Music, Music Theory, Sight Singing
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS
Computer:
Computer Science, General Computer,
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Cooking, Poker, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Education

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (Biomedical Sciences)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (PhD)

Knowledgeable, engaging tutor.

Went over terminology for logic, reasoning, proofs, and theorems, establishing a strong foundation for upcoming geometry year in a warm engaging manner.

— Vicky, Miami, FL on 8/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Same rate applies for all subjects, but group rates are negotiable depending on size.

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 25 miles of Miami, FL 33188.