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Daniel S.

Brighton, MA

$65/hour

Math & Physics at College & HS Levels, Calculus Specialty

300+ Hours
4.8 average from 105 ratings
Direct and Knowledgeable
— Aleksander, Boston, MA on 12/11/16

$65/Hour


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Northeastern University
B.S. in Physics, Minor in Mathematics

Education

Northeastern University (B.S. in Physics, Minor in Mathematics)

About Daniel

I'm a recent Northeastern grad with a B.S. in Physics. I've always loved to learn math and physics, and I've found that sharing my understanding with others is an even more rewarding experience. I first began tutoring in high school, then in college I worked in Northeastern's Math Tutoring Center for four semesters. I also play several musical instruments and love to work on DIY electronics projects.

I see math in everything around me, but calculus in particular. From a car's acceleration to the shape of a statue, it's everywhere. It still blows my mind the way calculus unites so many seemingly unrelated concepts. I love to teach calculus because I find that it usually begins as a terrifying topic, filled with scary terminology, and ends with a newfound appreciation for an underlying mathematical beauty.

I was always fascinated by Classical Mechanics (courses like Physics 1 or Classical Dynamics) because it mathematically describes the principles that most of us are already familiar with, at least subconsciously. Examples of almost every major concept in Newtonian Mechanics are literally everywhere, and you'd be surprised to find out how much you already know.

Electromagnetism, on the other hand, fascinates me for precisely the opposite reason: the laws of electricity and magnetism rarely show themselves in everyday life. I love to teach E&M because I've found that the main obstacle to learning it is how scary it sounds. I can remember what it was like to have no clue what 'electric field' means, and I've found a few good ways to explain these totally alien concepts to others in that same situation. When teaching someone who's encountering E&M for the first time, I've often seen anxiety turn into relief and even excitement about the topic.

If you need any help with math or physics at the college or high school levels, I'd love to meet with you. As I said, calculus is my specialty, but I'm happy to give you a hand with almost any other math or physics class. I look forward to meeting with you!
I'm a recent Northeastern grad with a B.S. in Physics. I've always loved to learn math and physics, and I've found that sharing my understanding with others is an even more rewarding experience. I first began tutoring in high school, then in college I worked in Northeastern's Math Tutoring Center for four semesters. I also play several musical Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
Background Check: Passed

"Direct and Knowledgeable"

- Aleksander, Boston, MA on 12/11/16

"Knowledge and friendly tutor"

- Adam, Brookline, MA on 9/18/16

"Very Patient Tentative Tutor"

- Andy, Boston, MA on 9/18/16

"Great Experience so far"

- Sharona, Newton, MA on 6/6/16

"He made it clear, simple and interesting!"

- Doug, Newton, MA on 6/5/16
Math:
Calculus,
Probability, Trigonometry

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Calculus

As a physics major, calculus was the primary "language" of math that was used in most of my courses. As such I have studied many of its facets, from the introductory level to more advanced topics. Over time I've discovered many different ways to think about calculus concepts, so I can make them clear to diverse styles of learning.

Northeastern University
B.S. in Physics, Minor in Mathematics

Education

Northeastern University (B.S. in Physics, Minor in Mathematics)

Direct and Knowledgeable

Going over Managerial Calculus Daniel covered various topics ranging from derivatives, anti-derivatives and various graphing problems in calculus. The lessons were comprehensive and well instructed going over key problems and explaining the material in a more superior manner than regular classes have over the course of my semester. Highly Recommended.

— Aleksander, Boston, MA on 12/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 6 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.