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Daniel G.

Brooklyn, NY

$70/hour

Programmer / Wesleyan Grad for Programming and Math Tutoring

Background check passed as of 10/10/14
5.0 average from 96 ratings
Reads my mind and knows what what to explain
— Gunhee, Miami, FL on 2/24/13

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Wesleyan University

Education

Wesleyan University

About Daniel

Hi! I am a Full-Stack Developer with years of experience teaching and tutoring. I have a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Mathematics and Philosophy and a completed the Web Development Immersive course at General Assembly, where I am currently a TA.

For over a decade, I've been teaching in many different contexts; I've conducted one-on-one sessions, worked at a learning center, taught in-classroom, taught online courses, etc, etc. It's something I've always loved doing, and I'm willing to humbly aver that I've gotten pretty good at it. I am a highly focused, hard working, analytical thinker. I love the challenge of articulating difficult concepts in clear, concise language and of pinpointing and untangling other's conceptual misunderstandings. These qualities make me both highly effective as a tutor and probably kind of insufferable at parties.

Here are some of my specialties:

Computer Programming:
Ultimately, programming is a lot of fun; it's about solving puzzles and building cool things. I try to get my students to see this, while giving them the foundational conceptual knowledge they need to move forward. I've taught students in college level Computer Science courses, programming Bootcamps, and students learning independently. I've taught JavaScript, Python, and Ruby, as well as related Web-Development technologies like Ruby on Rails, Node-Express, HTML/CSS, Sinatra, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and more.

Mathematics:
Once a Math geek, always a Math geek. I tend to focus on College/ Late High School level subjects, like Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Set Theory, though I also tutor younger students in more fundamental subjects, like Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, or just about anything else you can mention.

Test Prep:
I've worked for several test-prep companies and have ample experience prepping students for various exams, particularly the SAT.

Writing:
Did I mention I also write? Well I do, and I've been published in several literary magazines. I've taught creative writing, literature, and standard expository essay writing.

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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11213
Background Check: Passed

"Reads my mind and knows what what to explain"

- Gunhee, Miami, FL on 2/24/13

"Excellent teacher"

- Mercedes, Miami, FL on 6/5/13

"Good start"

- Janet, Miami, FL on 10/4/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Philosophy, Physics
Music:
Guitar, Music Theory
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Computer Programming, JavaScript,
JQuery,
Python,
SQL
History:
Classics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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JavaScript

I've been an independent contractor where I've worked with JavaScript and in node.js. I graduated from the General Assembly bootcamp which focused on JavaScript. I also worked as a TA for that course.

JQuery

As a professional programmer, JavaScript (with jQuery) is my primary language. I graduated from the General Assembly bootcamp which focused on JavaScript/jQuery. I have build many unique applications that use jQuery in creative ways, which can be seen on my portfolio.

Literature

As a Philosophy major at Wesleyan University, I was required to develop a solid foundation in literature, as well as in reading/writing skills in general. I am a published writer of book reviews for several literary magazines. I have taught literature and related subjects (including SAT writing and Creative writing) as a private tutor.

Python

I graduated from General Assembly Web Development Immersive, where we covered several languages included Python. I have used Python in the industry in various contract-work jobs. I have also tutored the subject with several students so I have a good handle on best teaching practices.

SAT Math

I have extensive experience tutoring the SAT math. I worked for Revolution Prep were I was a tutor, primarily in the Math section of the SAT. I taught the subject both one on one and in-classroom. I have also taught it privately to ample students. I myself scored exceptionally well on the SAT.

Wesleyan University

Education

Wesleyan University

Reads my mind and knows what what to explain — Daniel always know what to explain and when to explain as you go about your lesson with him. And even if you do something stupid he copes with it and explains it very patiently in a way you would understand. ...

— Gunhee, Miami, FL on 2/24/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 4 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11213.