Daniel E.

Columbia, MO


Patient, Encouraging, and Driven Mathematics and ESL Tutor

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Truman State University


Truman State University (Russian)

About Daniel

Starting in my senior year of high school, I've accumulated over three years of tutoring in algebra, calculus, linguistics, and English as a second language. In addition, I've worked as a preceptor (think "camp counselor" for a university program) for two sessions of Taiwan at Truman, a month-long English language and American culture immersion program at Truman State University.

Most of the students I've worked with have been in high school and university, but during my semester in Moscow, Russia I privately tutored a middle school student in English as a second language. As a result of working in a range of subjects with a wide range of students, I've learned to place value on being patient with students and understanding how they learn in order to provide the best education possible.

For me, the best part about tutoring is when a student fully understands a topic that they've been struggling with. Sometimes it just takes the right explanation or the right approach, and finding that right approach is a very rewarding challenge for educators and students alike. I've found that relating topics to something they already know or are personally interested in makes education much more engaging and effective.

Talking with students and looking at their work lets you see how they think about mathematical concepts. It's very important that I figure out how students think about mathematical concepts so any explanation I give is actually understood the way I intend it to be - I avoid the brute-force method of simply drilling problems in the hopes that a concept makes sense eventually.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! I have a passion for helping others through education, and I can't wait to get started.
Starting in my senior year of high school, I've accumulated over three years of tutoring in algebra, calculus, linguistics, and English as a second Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbia, MO 65203
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
ESL/ESOL, Russian

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Algebra 2

In my senior year of high school I participated in the A+ schools program, where I tutored both algebra I for one year and algebra II for half a year. The concepts typically taught in these classes require a bit of patience both to teach and to understand, as algebra is usually the first exposure to more abstract mathematical concepts.


My sophomore year of university, I worked as a Teacher's Assistant in a calculus I course, primarily grading papers. I provided individualized comments for each student's work, identifying and helping with specific issues in their work. I also lead tutoring sessions before exams.

In my experience, using visual aids in calculus proves to be very effective in teaching what might otherwise be entirely abstract concepts (limits, derivatives, and integrals), and I strive to find ways to seamlessly integrate visual aids to have the best impact.


I have one semester of experience tutoring trigonometry in university. Perhaps more divisively so than other fields of mathematics, there are multiple ways that students can approach the subject. I make it a point to approach teaching a subject in multiple ways to understand how best a student learns, integrating visual aids to reinforce concepts.

Truman State University


Truman State University (Russian)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 20 miles of Columbia, MO 65203.