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Dan J.

Comprehensive Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Tutor, K12-College

Comprehensive Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Tutor, K12-College

$25/hour

  • 488 hours tutoring

  • Belding, MI 48809


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About Dan


Bio

I tutored all the way up to a senior level linear algebra course at the Michigan State University Math Learning Center for two years. I then applied for and was accepted as an undergraduate trigonometry teaching assistant leading recitation, office hours, and extensive grading with advanced student feedback.

In graduate school, I instructed a senior level lab in analog integrated circuits. My passion is to learn how you learn and show you how enjoyable it really is. Math and science as...

I tutored all the way up to a senior level linear algebra course at the Michigan State University Math Learning Center for two years. I then applied for and was accepted as an undergraduate trigonometry teaching assistant leading recitation, office hours, and extensive grading with advanced student feedback.

In graduate school, I instructed a senior level lab in analog integrated circuits. My passion is to learn how you learn and show you how enjoyable it really is. Math and science as languages often require translation to enhance student comprehension. I look forward to meeting your needs.

I am personable and open to fundamental questions. I let the student know that in a tutoring session, there will be no belittling of an individual's current level of understanding. I guarantee FERPA student privacy.

Send me a message. I'll assess for 15 minutes for free where you're at and ask how far you want to go. Online tutoring is available. I do ask that for face to face tutoring, you make arrangements to get to Belding. The Belding Library is currently the best location.


Education

(Graduated) Michigan State University
Elec. Engr. and Math
(Attended) Michigan State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $25
  • Rate details: There is a free 15-20 minute online assessment to acclimate to the online interface. Please contact me within three days of cancelling any lesson, I will work with you.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Belding, MI 48809
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/25/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I type 100wpm. I've assembled, repaired, and serviced many Windows computers and local home networks. I am proficient with Microsoft Office.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have performed various control systems and electromagnetics calculations, including an electromagnetic impedance matching .m file for my Michigan State University undergraduate EE curriculum. I have used Simulink proficiently for Digital Nonlinear Control in a laboratory setting for inverted pendulum control, and z transform calculations. MATLAB has been particularly useful in my private research into nonlinear induction motor control research.
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

I have been servicing and updating Microsoft Windows computers since a very young age, going all the way back to Windows 3.1 on the family computer. Often, command line based corrections were necessary to test the ping of a network connection for the legacy systems. I serviced my own Windows 2000 Professional, I've updated my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 without much difficulty. I have proficient in tracking down drivers, changing registry key values when absolutely necessary, defragmentation diagnostics, recovery, and especially recovery of OEM Microsoft Windows installations on family PCs.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I type 100wpm. I've assembled, repaired, and serviced many Windows computers and local home networks. I am proficient with Microsoft Office.
Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have studied the philosophy of mathematics extensively. This goes all the way back to Plato's Theory of Forms, which connects theory of knowledge, mind, truth, reality, and even aesthetics.
Religion,

Religion

I continuously study the world's surviving and historical religions in research. My particular interest is the history of religion as it pertains to imperial ambitions. For instance, the Holy Roman Empire for one thousand years makes it very plain that state religion makes imperial ambition realizable. The Caliphate of the Middle Ages centered in Baghdad illustrated this as well. Beyond the historical aspects, I study the theological aspects, such the Abrahamic concepts of what is logically consistent for a creator to perform. The aspects of supernatural believe versus belief through reason alone as the Deists practiced (such as Thomas Jefferson). The shifting linguistics of the abode of the dead, be they righteous or criminal, is ongoing research. My specialty is leaning toward the history of religion, particularly Greco-Roman traditions before Christ, Norse and Anglo-Saxon traditions before Christ, and a recent foray into Celtic druidism before Christ. Chinese folk tradition and Japanese Shinto as they intersect Buddhism and ultimately pre-existing Hinduism is a topic of interest. The shift to monotheism under Persian Empire's Zoroastrianism is also a topic I've explored.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

Social Studies, or social sciences are of particular interest to me. Geography (measurement of Mother Earth in Greek) as it leads into the study of society was an auto-didactic study of mine from a very early age. I performed in the Geography Bee state finals in 8th grade after taking a simplistic test. I only failed to answer two questions incorrectly on very complex geographic topics intersection with social studies. In high school, I excelled at World History through the ages from ancient Greece to the Roman Empire, Mesoamerican empires, Mongolian intrusions into the Middle East and Russia, modern history of war, etc. I am in the process of sharpening my understanding of psychology as a social science through gender theory on a more rigorous basis. I have a deep interest in economics as an applied social science for the stabilization of economies through currency alterations. The intersecting psychology, geography, politics, etc. of the economics social science (a social study) is continuing private research. For Middle School social studies, I can tell you I performed independent research on the rules of order (parliamentary procedure) in 5th grade and studied the history of war extensively. Civil War historical projects on Abraham Lincoln were quite intriguing. I have had numerous study sessions and interactions with classmates for instructive purposes in AP U.S. History, whereupon I achieved a 5/5 score, the only one in the course to do so. I excelled in sifting useful information from extraneous information, and am fully capable of setting up similar exercises for students.
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I led a discussion classroom for Algebra 2 and Trigonometry (a branch of geometry) at Michigan State as an undergraduate. I held office hours to tutor students one on one.
Calculus,

Calculus

I successfully raised a high school senior's calculus exam scores from a C range to B+ with one two hour tutoring session. She now has the tools needed to succeed independently.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have used and applied algebraic geometry, trigonometry, classical physics, and I now study rigorous techniques of proof writing in an Archimedes compilation of classical Euclidean geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I took 3 physics courses in algebra based physics in high school. Then I had honors physics mechanics and electromagnetics in college. Tutoring is my passion.
Algebra 1, Biology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spelling, Statistics, Writing

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I led a discussion classroom for Algebra 2 and Trigonometry (a branch of geometry) at Michigan State as an undergraduate. I held office hours to tutor students one on one.
Calculus,

Calculus

I successfully raised a high school senior's calculus exam scores from a C range to B+ with one two hour tutoring session. She now has the tools needed to succeed independently.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I took Honors Ordinary Differential Equations, achieving a 4.0 at Michigan State University. I also took Partial Differential Equations, achieving a 4.0. In my undergraduate honors level graduate course Linear Systems Theory, a highly theoretical applicable course in ODE systems, I achieved a 3.5
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I graduated with a 3.7769/4.0 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Michigan State University in 2008. I was accepted as a research assistant at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory where I performed theoretical control and stability analysis. My particular expertise is in control systems, especially Linear System Theory.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite mathematics is defined is everything before calculus. You cannot do calculus without the preliminaries. I have passed the calculus exam easily, ergo I am fully qualified to tutor the finite mathematics, especially since I tutored and lectured pre-calculus and trigonometry at Michigan State University as an undergraduate teaching assistant.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have used and applied algebraic geometry, trigonometry, classical physics, and I now study rigorous techniques of proof writing in an Archimedes compilation of classical Euclidean geometry.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I tutored Linear Algebra proof writing techniques at the MSU Math Learning Center for one year. I was a highly sought after tutor for my ability to translate abstractions into a student's language. I achieved a 4.0 in both introductory Linear Algebra and a senior level course in highly theoretical finite dimensional vector spaces using the seminal text "Linear Algebra Done Right".
Logic,

Logic

Digital logic and microcontrollers are the gold standard of applications of formal logic as I have performed both in academia and in private industry. Boolean Algebra is the expression of an abstract field of characteristic two, and I have applied this concept repeatedly as an electrical engineering and mathematics student and graduate. I have used Consensus Theorem, Karnaugh map optimization and minimization, and have taken the abstract algebra course necessary to understand not only the binary logic as it exists today, but what ternary logic would look like in the future. I often use the formal logic concepts of contraposititives, indirect proofs, sufficiency and necessity in logical implications, and the logical effects of altering the truth values of hypotheses and/or conclusions. I have tutored digital logic concepts to students in the laboratory and lecture requirements of applied formal logic of digital systems.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have performed various control systems and electromagnetics calculations, including an electromagnetic impedance matching .m file for my Michigan State University undergraduate EE curriculum. I have used Simulink proficiently for Digital Nonlinear Control in a laboratory setting for inverted pendulum control, and z transform calculations. MATLAB has been particularly useful in my private research into nonlinear induction motor control research.
Physics,

Physics

I took 3 physics courses in algebra based physics in high school. Then I had honors physics mechanics and electromagnetics in college. Tutoring is my passion.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I led undergraduate classroom discussion and office hours for MTH 116, Trigonometry and Pre-calculus at Michigan State Fall 2006. I excelled at and improved one on one student interactions.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I led a discussion classroom for Algebra 2 and Trigonometry (a branch of geometry) at Michigan State as an undergraduate. I held office hours to tutor students one on one.
Calculus,

Calculus

I successfully raised a high school senior's calculus exam scores from a C range to B+ with one two hour tutoring session. She now has the tools needed to succeed independently.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have used and applied algebraic geometry, trigonometry, classical physics, and I now study rigorous techniques of proof writing in an Archimedes compilation of classical Euclidean geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I took 3 physics courses in algebra based physics in high school. Then I had honors physics mechanics and electromagnetics in college. Tutoring is my passion.
Algebra 1, Biology, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Writing

Music

Saxophone

Saxophone

I performed in various field shows for Belding High School as an Eb Alto Saxophonist. I learned most scales, including a chromatic scale and the circle of fifths for transposition. I performed a duet with a rival in fact as we competed for first chair, we modified the field show smartly. I was typically first or second chair throughout high school for my class level. I have instructed my nephew, a new alto saxophonist, in some of the tricks of the trade of playing sax.

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have studied the philosophy of mathematics extensively. This goes all the way back to Plato's Theory of Forms, which connects theory of knowledge, mind, truth, reality, and even aesthetics.
Religion,

Religion

I continuously study the world's surviving and historical religions in research. My particular interest is the history of religion as it pertains to imperial ambitions. For instance, the Holy Roman Empire for one thousand years makes it very plain that state religion makes imperial ambition realizable. The Caliphate of the Middle Ages centered in Baghdad illustrated this as well. Beyond the historical aspects, I study the theological aspects, such the Abrahamic concepts of what is logically consistent for a creator to perform. The aspects of supernatural believe versus belief through reason alone as the Deists practiced (such as Thomas Jefferson). The shifting linguistics of the abode of the dead, be they righteous or criminal, is ongoing research. My specialty is leaning toward the history of religion, particularly Greco-Roman traditions before Christ, Norse and Anglo-Saxon traditions before Christ, and a recent foray into Celtic druidism before Christ. Chinese folk tradition and Japanese Shinto as they intersect Buddhism and ultimately pre-existing Hinduism is a topic of interest. The shift to monotheism under Persian Empire's Zoroastrianism is also a topic I've explored.
Geography, Government & Politics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I graduated with a 3.7769/4.0 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Michigan State University in 2008. I was accepted as a research assistant at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory where I performed theoretical control and stability analysis. My particular expertise is in control systems, especially Linear System Theory.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have studied the philosophy of mathematics extensively. This goes all the way back to Plato's Theory of Forms, which connects theory of knowledge, mind, truth, reality, and even aesthetics.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

My middle school physical science was sharpened by a Science Olympiad lab, so I do understand 7th grade education and how to prepare for it. I took physics in 10th grade and often helped the seniors. I took honors calculus physics at MSU and did collaborative projects. I can explain any degree of physical science ideas in language you can both understand.
Physics,

Physics

I took 3 physics courses in algebra based physics in high school. Then I had honors physics mechanics and electromagnetics in college. Tutoring is my passion.
Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I play chess extensively online. I have invented a new 3D version of chess using the same chess board. The sixty-four squares form a square grid of 8x8, but they also form 4 grids of 4x4, adding up to 64 virtual cubes. In traditional chess, I know the mechanics of setting traps, openings, the primacy of castling, the instances of when it is appropriate to sacrifice the queen or other critical piece for the purpose of setting a trap with a pretended blunder. I have innovative solutions to prevent chess from becoming a programmed computer to retain human ingenuity for the next generation of chess masters.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I led a discussion classroom for Algebra 2 and Trigonometry (a branch of geometry) at Michigan State as an undergraduate. I held office hours to tutor students one on one.
Calculus,

Calculus

I successfully raised a high school senior's calculus exam scores from a C range to B+ with one two hour tutoring session. She now has the tools needed to succeed independently.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have used and applied algebraic geometry, trigonometry, classical physics, and I now study rigorous techniques of proof writing in an Archimedes compilation of classical Euclidean geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I took 3 physics courses in algebra based physics in high school. Then I had honors physics mechanics and electromagnetics in college. Tutoring is my passion.
Algebra 1, Biology, GED, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I received a 99/99 on ASVAB in high school. High Officer Aptitude Rating test for a potential Officers Candidate School commission. I don't coach to tests, but I know the general know how needed for success.
ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (317 ratings)
5 star
(308)
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(8)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
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Reviews

Dan is the man.

The man helped me understand stuff I didn't understand in Arduino programming, such as binary and hex conversions and port manipulation. Much appreciated help.

Roberto, 1 lesson with Dan

Dan is the Man

DAN give such a thorough and dummy proof explaination of the subject matter, a student would be hard pressed to not have a good understanding of the material after spend an hour with Dan

Charles, 3 lessons with Dan

Helpful and knowledgeable

So far, he is one of the better tutors we have worked with on Wyzant for Algebra 1. Dan is patient and knowledgable. Most importantly, he makes my son feel comfortable. Dan listened to my son's needs and worked with him to provide a better understanding. I will use him again.

Candy, 3 lessons with Dan

Excellent tutoring!

Great at breaking down and explaining the concepts. Easy to schedule with. Dan was prompt and very efficient. We will definitely use him again.

Scott, 10 lessons with Dan

Knowledgeable & Accepting of all Skill Level

We worked through the easy to complex question. Anytime along the way I felt as if I could ask any question if I didn’t understand the why or how in any step of the question.

Christina, 7 lessons with Dan

Better than expected!

This was my son's first algebra lesson, but he was very enthusiastic afterwards and eager to start his homework. So far, I'm very happy with Dan!

Eve, 8 lessons with Dan

Very knowledgeable Tutor and willing to break it to bits for your understanding

KVL, KCL, DC circuits, and much more. Not only did he teach me that, I just somehow gained confidence for a quiz coming up tomorrow. Now, with review I'll walk into my quiz confident on everything Dan taught me.Thanks Dan.

Adebola, 1 lesson with Dan

Great tutor

Dan has been helping me with College Algebra. He explains the concepts so I can easily understand. He is much better than my college professor. I would recommend him to anyone.

Nicholas, 8 lessons with Dan

Excellent

Dan really helped me a lot with making sure that all of my math skills are in great shape. He goes over he material and teaches new ways to check your work. This is great when I take tests because it makes me feel more comfortable when I check my work on tests.

JEEYOUNG, 19 lessons with Dan

Excellent Tutor

Dan has been tutoring my son for the past couple of months. He shows a tremendous amount of understanding of the subject, and most importantly he is a very dedicated tutor. Dan has been extremely helpful and my son learned so much. I can't recommend him enough!

Aissam, 29 lessons with Dan

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Dan J.

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