Harvard Grad, SAT, College App Essays, Elementary (K-8) Teacher
Harvard Grad, SAT, College App Essays, Elementary (K-8) Teacher
"Daniel is fantastic!!! "
Xander, 99 lessons with Daniel
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I am an innovative and experienced educator who believes that students of all ages can achieve amazing results with the right teacher! I graduated in 2009 from Harvard College with a degree in History and Literature and I most recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Masters in Education. I have four years of full-time classroom teaching experience and I have received both teacher (NH, K-8) and administrator (MA, K-12) certifications.
I spent four years working in an international school in Turkey where I served in various positions including ESL teacher, Educational Technology Integration Specialist/Teacher (K-5) and Grade 3 Classroom Teacher. I also worked in the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston where I served as a principal intern and gained valuable experience as a school administrator.
I started working as a full-time tutor beginning in June 2014, although I tutored part-time previously at Harvard University’s Bureau of Study Counsel, at the Harvard Summer School Tutoring Program (2008) and at my high school (in 2004 and 2005). I specialize in K-8 Elementary Education, all subjects including mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science. Having taught ESL students abroad in Turkey, I have lots of experience in scaffolding instruction for ESL students. I enjoy learning languages and I have studied Russian, Turkish, German, Classical Armenian, Latin, and Classical Greek. This thorough study of diverse languages allows me to understand the structure and grammar of English and other languages so as to explain them in a simple, understandable way. I currently tutor several middle school students in Latin in Boston-area independent schools. One of my students increased his Latin grade significantly only after a short time of working with me.
I provide comprehensive test prep services for the SAT, GRE, GED/HISET, ISEE/SSAT, MCAS, TOEFEL iBT, and MTEL. I work with students who are eager to make strong gains in their conceptual understanding and test scores. I have coached my students achieve significant improvements: two of my students achieved 200+ point gains on the SAT and another student achieved a 6 point gain on the GRE. Another of my students passed the HISET/GED Math test after just two months of lessons with me. Having scored very high on the SAT (Perfect 800 on Math) and GRE myself, I know the strategies and techniques to coach my students to do the same.
High school/Grad students I worked with in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year (either on their essays or on test prep) gained admission to schools such as MIT, Duke, Middlebury, Cornell, USC, Tulane, Bucknell, and other very selective schools.
Having studied History and Literature at Harvard College, I also regularly tutor students in high school World History (Honors and AP), European History (AP), APUSH, AP English and Literature, High School English and College Prep Academic Essay Writing. I guide students in mastering grammar, usage, structure, and vocabulary. One of my students recently improved her writing grade to an A after only a couple of weeks working with me. I believe that it is never too early to begin learning the art of writing well.
I believe that education should be holistic and include heavy doses of creativity. I am a strong advocate for music/art education. I have had 10 years of classical piano training and have played publicly at my churches for 10 years. I provide piano lessons for beginning and intermediate students and enjoy working currently with several promising pianists.
I strive to build strong relationships with my students so that they can in turn make lots of progress in their studies. My students characterize me as a patient, fun, and demanding teacher. I guide my students to think deeply to understand the fundamental concepts underlying any subject.
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Daniel is fantastic!!!
If your interest is AP History or AP Literature, you’d be hard pressed to find a better tutor than Daniel! My son and I feel very, very lucky to have found him. His range of expertise in quite a few subjects is unusually wide, his breadth of knowledge is impressively deep, and his 100% commitment to his students is extraordinary. He’s serious about tutoring. He is genuinely passionate about his subjects and seeks to make the material both accessible and fascinating. He wants you to love it. His ability to deftly teach in a engaging, stimulating, thought-provoking manner is palpably inspired. He will think about how best to reach a student and seek to engage them in a way that will make the material stick. Daniel really cares that you both master your material and appreciate why it matters. He never phones it in. He pays great attention to relevant details. You will feel that he really wants to maximize your potential. And just as importantly, he’s a really, really nice guy. He invests in his students and gets to know them. Among many other things, Daniel is encouraging, extremely easy to talk to, exceptionally competent, respectful and results-oriented. He cares that you attain your goals. He will think about that even after your lesson. He’s also an excellent writing coach. His ability to analyze essays for correct grammar, structure, coherence, clarity, and inspiration is superb. He is very skilled at correcting a student without deflating their confidence. And he is patient. We also love the fact that Daniel offers lessons online. This is tremendously helpful as we live very far from Daniel, yet Skype works so well that we feel as if he’s teaching at our kitchen table! I’ve had tutors in person and on Skype and I can honestly say that there is no added benefit to the in-person session. In any case, we feel truly grateful and indebted to Daniel! He’s the best!Xander, 99 lessons with Daniel
Critical reading is my son’s weak skill on the SAT. Daniel analyzed my son’s error patterns and had him do a series of problems while focusing on the problematic sections. My son’s mock test scores improved a lot. Having just taken his test, my son feels confident in his performance. We feel that the lessons definitely helped him improve upon his reading and writing skills a lot. Daniel is a focused, fantastic teacher patient, and overall!James, 6 lessons with Daniel
Daniel is very detailed and flexible with a good attitude. He helped organize, plan and completed all tasks for my sons tutoring during the summer months. Highly recommendedAtish, 18 lessons with Daniel
Extremely knowledgeable - made studying for the GRE enjoyable
When I first started looking for a tutor for the GRE, I didn't expect much. I just wanted someone to review a few math problems with me in the hopes that by the end I would be marginally better equipped to handle the math section. However, Daniel was awesome and far exceeded my expectations. He didn't just show me what the right answers were but instead carefully explained his methodology and then made sure I understood it. He was super attentive to the way I learned and tailored his lessons to my needs. Having done 5 lessons with him, I feel like I understand what I still need to study/how to do it and am ready to take the test! I would 100% recommend Daniel.Sarah, 5 lessons with Daniel
Daniel helped me build a personalized set of problems to work on improving my quant score. He shared with me a few strategies for improving my verbal score as well. He is focused on improving your score and does not waste any time doing that!Brock, 2 lessons with Daniel
Daniel has been very helpful with two of our children; one in history and the other in math. They both benefited greatly from their time with him. Daniel is patient, thoughtful and knows how to collaborate with kids to help them get to the answer without being prescriptive. I highly recommend him!Lara, 5 lessons with Daniel
Professional tutor, outstanding results
In preparing for the GRE, I took a Kaplan course but was not pleased with my score on the test. Once I decided I would retake the GRE I searched for a tutor and found Daniel. After six sessions with Daniel, I was able to boost my verbal score 10 percentile points and feel much more confident going into the essay portion of the exam (we did not work together on the quantitative section so I can't speak to his tutoring on that portion). Daniel was always on time, well prepared, and easy to work with. He allowed me to choose the things I wanted to focus on and provided targeted advice and incredible insight into the ins and outs of the exam. I would strongly recommend Daniel as a GRE tutor to anyone looking to improve their performance and feel more confident in their test taking abilities.Anri , 6 lessons with Daniel
Great tutor - very responsible and flexible!
Daniel did a great job working with my daughter, helping her to better structure her argument writing. He tailored each individual lesson to make sure it held her interest, and he was able to keep her engaged. He made the process of writing fun for her, and she gained a lot of valuable tools. He was very responsible, responsive, and flexible when it came to scheduling and lesson planning. I would highly recommend Daniel.Michelle, 11 lessons with Daniel
Very Knowledgeable Tutor
Daniel tutored my son, once a week on AP US History for about 7 months. Before we hired Daniel, my son was struggling with history. After Daniel's patient and consistent assistance on DBQ's, multiple choice questions as well as short answer questions, his confidence level as well as his grades went up considerably from an average of a C- to a solid B by the end of the year. We are hoping his AP score will also reflect this. Daniel is very knowledgeable and a very good tutor. I would strongly recommend him for AP US history tutoring. .Reshmi, 22 lessons with Daniel
The Greatest Teacher Ever
I've been dealing with Daniel for almost a year teaching my two boys, Daniel was always top in class. He was so professional, patient and fun! He expanded my children's visions and knowledge and that what an outstanding teacher does! He was always on time, very organized and very creative in delivering the information. My boys love him and we are so happy to have Daniel in our lives as a caring, responsible teacher!!Hasna , 44 lessons with Daniel
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