University of Chicago (Geophysical Sciences)
Johns Hopkins (MEd)
University of Maryland (Other)
Hi, I'm Dan, tutoring for over 15 years in Montgomery County and Fairfax County Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. In terms of my education, I have a BA in Geophysical Sciences with a minor in Math (University of Chicago) and a Master in Education (Johns Hopkins University). I also have a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Maryland (2015). As I have matured in my tutoring style over the years, I learned that guiding the student to the answer rather than lecture is the most useful and effective approach because I am thereby able to keep the student focused. I think learning should be a process of discovery, and when kids make mistakes, they need to discover that themselves, so that when they do work on their own, they can identify mistakes without the aid of a tutor. One of my greatest joys is see how well my students improve their grades and get into their first choice college. I love to see a student discover that he is actually good in math when he didn't previously know it. I am very concerned about students understanding why things are true in math and that rules are not arbitrary. It's important not to memorize solutions, but understand them. I'm great at explaining concepts and helping kids avoid careless errors. I am easy-going, laid back, not intimidating, and patient. I live in Bethesda. Please reach out to me and I'll do my very best to have your child reach his potential.
Hi, I'm Dan, tutoring for over 15 years in Montgomery County and Fairfax County Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. In terms of my education, I have a BA in Geophysical Sciences with a minor in Math (University of Chicago) and a Master in Education (Johns Hopkins University). I also have a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from the
I give a substantial discount for tutoring at my place in northern Bethesda.
Knowledgeable, patient tutor who is very perceptive in figuring out students' learning styles and identifying what exactly is holding a student back. He figured out an underlying deficiency in my daughters math skills that really helped unlock the reason she hadn't been "getting it!"
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I have 13 years of tutoring experience in algebra II. I know the Montgomery County curriculum. I have written a book, Graphs for Algebra I & II, Understanding the "Y." I am the author and editor of five test-prep books, including "SAT Math 800: How to Master the Toughest Problems," and "Math SAT 800: Challenge Yourself to the Perfect Score."