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Dana R.

English/Math SAT PrepTutor with PhD

English/Math SAT PrepTutor with PhD

$60/hour

  • 272 hours tutoring

  • Lynbrook, NY 11563

About Dana


Bio

I displayed a high degree of analytical and writing skill to complete my dissertation for
the PhD in music thery and composition I acquired from NYU. During the following 4 years, I taught
at various univerasities and colleges including NYU, SUNY at Fredonia, and Kingsborough Community College.
I received good reviews from my students and they sometimes remarked on the breadth of my knowledge ("He knows more than the book"), They gave me plenty of experience in correcting the style and...

I displayed a high degree of analytical and writing skill to complete my dissertation for
the PhD in music thery and composition I acquired from NYU. During the following 4 years, I taught
at various univerasities and colleges including NYU, SUNY at Fredonia, and Kingsborough Community College.
I received good reviews from my students and they sometimes remarked on the breadth of my knowledge ("He knows more than the book"), They gave me plenty of experience in correcting the style and organization of their essays.

Following my teaching career, I spent 2 years on Wall Street producing stock reports, testing my ability to write focused analyses quickly. (I had to research and write a four-page report just about every day.) The spreadsheet estimates exercized my mathematical faculties. I have always had an aptitude in these areas, scoring 770 Verbal, 750 Math and 730 Analytical on the GRE.

I use a positive approach in tutoring which I learned from the way my mother approached my education: praise any advancement and encouragea the student after a setback. The tutor should be an exemplar of the joy of learning because ultimately the student should find learning enjoyable, something to look forward to for the rest of his/her life.

In addition to English and math, I feel comfortable teaching music theory and composition, general history, and literature.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Psychology
SUNY at Stony Brook
Masters
New York University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Lynbrook, NY 11563
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from NYU (2001). I am a practicing composer with performances in high profile venues such Merkin Hall, Barge Music and Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City as well as in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Japan and Canada. I have published theoretical articles in scholarly journals and taught for 7 years as a teaching assistant, adjunct professor, and visiting professor.

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

Modern Greek I grew up in a Greek speaking household. (My mother was Greek). As a boy I attended the Greek school at the church. From 1992-1995 I lived in Greece where I taught music theory in Greek. I continue to correspond in Greek with my Greek friends. In January while on vacation in Athens I lectured in Greek at the Musical High School.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers.I personally scored a 770 on the SAT Verbal and have had success tutoring SAT Reading for the last 5 years.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
ACT English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Music History,

Music History

I taught Music Appreciation for 3 years at Kingsborough Community College as an Adjunct Professor. As a Visiting Professor at SUNY at Fredonia I taught a 2 semester course in Music History for music majors as well as a semester of World Music. I also taught an Intro to Music History at Cooper Union. As a graduate student at NYU I took intensive courses in Medieval and Classical Music. I also assisted in teaching courses in Renaissance and Romantic Music. My doctoral dissertation was a formal analysis of the twentieth century Italian Composer, Luigi Dallapiccola.
American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
Piano,

Piano

I have a PhD. from NYU in Music Theory and Composition. I have written many solo piano pieces some of which have been performed at high profile venues such as Merkin Hall (Manhattan) in NYC. For those performances I have coached the performers in the correct interpretation of my work. I have also taught piano performance in conservatory in Athens, Greece and am presently teaching it here.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced teacher having taught at NYU and SUNY at Fredonia. I have tutored SAT Math and Algebra 2 and have gotten very good results. When I was High school student I scored a 96 on the Algebra Regents and 100 on the Geometry regents. I scored a 750 in math portion of the GRE (the grad school version of the SAT).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers.I personally scored a 770 on the SAT Verbal and have had success tutoring SAT Reading for the last 5 years.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spelling

Language

Greek,

Greek

Modern Greek I grew up in a Greek speaking household. (My mother was Greek). As a boy I attended the Greek school at the church. From 1992-1995 I lived in Greece where I taught music theory in Greek. I continue to correspond in Greek with my Greek friends. In January while on vacation in Athens I lectured in Greek at the Musical High School.
TOEFL

Math

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced teacher having taught at NYU and SUNY at Fredonia. I have tutored SAT Math and Algebra 2 and have gotten very good results. When I was High school student I scored a 96 on the Algebra Regents and 100 on the Geometry regents. I scored a 750 in math portion of the GRE (the grad school version of the SAT).
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
Piano,

Piano

I have a PhD. from NYU in Music Theory and Composition. I have written many solo piano pieces some of which have been performed at high profile venues such as Merkin Hall (Manhattan) in NYC. For those performances I have coached the performers in the correct interpretation of my work. I have also taught piano performance in conservatory in Athens, Greece and am presently teaching it here.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from NYU (2001). I am a practicing composer with performances in high profile venues such Merkin Hall, Barge Music and Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City as well as in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Japan and Canada. I have published theoretical articles in scholarly journals and taught for 7 years as a teaching assistant, adjunct professor, and visiting professor.
Music History,

Music History

I taught Music Appreciation for 3 years at Kingsborough Community College as an Adjunct Professor. As a Visiting Professor at SUNY at Fredonia I taught a 2 semester course in Music History for music majors as well as a semester of World Music. I also taught an Intro to Music History at Cooper Union. As a graduate student at NYU I took intensive courses in Medieval and Classical Music. I also assisted in teaching courses in Renaissance and Romantic Music. My doctoral dissertation was a formal analysis of the twentieth century Italian Composer, Luigi Dallapiccola.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from NYU. I have taught aspects of music theory as an adjunct professor at NYU, Nassau Community College, and as a visiting professor at SUNY at Fredonia. I am also a practicing composer who has published articles on his own system of contemporary harmony- syntonality.
Piano

Piano

I have a PhD. from NYU in Music Theory and Composition. I have written many solo piano pieces some of which have been performed at high profile venues such as Merkin Hall (Manhattan) in NYC. For those performances I have coached the performers in the correct interpretation of my work. I have also taught piano performance in conservatory in Athens, Greece and am presently teaching it here.

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I have a PhD. from NYU in Music Theory and Composition. I have written many solo piano pieces some of which have been performed at high profile venues such as Merkin Hall (Manhattan) in NYC. For those performances I have coached the performers in the correct interpretation of my work. I have also taught piano performance in conservatory in Athens, Greece and am presently teaching it here.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced teacher having taught at NYU and SUNY at Fredonia. I have tutored SAT Math and Algebra 2 and have gotten very good results. When I was High school student I scored a 96 on the Algebra Regents and 100 on the Geometry regents. I scored a 750 in math portion of the GRE (the grad school version of the SAT).
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers. I also spent 2 years as a securities analyst at a Wall Street research firm writing stock reports. At present I am working on a novel. i have 5 years tutoring experience.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

MCAT,

MCAT

Passing levels 1-3 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination, the gold standard for financial analysis, qualifies me to teach the quantitative sections of the MCAT. In addition, I spent 2 years on Wall Street at Argus Research actually applying quantitative techniques in the preparation of stock reports. I have had an extensive teaching career during which I was required to mark student papers for form, cogency of argument, and grammar. This has prepared me to teach the Verbal sections of the MCAT. NYU and SUNY at Fredonia are some of the institutions at which I have taught.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an experienced teacher having taught at NYU and SUNY at Fredonia. I have tutored SAT Math and Algebra 2 and have gotten very good results. When I was High school student I scored a 96 on the Algebra Regents and 100 on the Geometry regents. I scored a 750 in math portion of the GRE (the grad school version of the SAT).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a PhD in Music from NYU for which I wrote a dissertation and numerous papers. In the course of my 7 years teaching as an adjunct professor I corrected many student papers.I personally scored a 770 on the SAT Verbal and have had success tutoring SAT Reading for the last 5 years.
ACT English, ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (93 ratings)
5 star
(79)
4 star
(10)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(2)

Reviews

Likable and knowledgeable

My son really related to him and was able to get helpful insight for his SAT and college searches. He has done a couple of lessons with our son so far and hope to get at least one more in before the test.

Milton, 3 lessons with Dana

Great Tutor

Dana has been tutoring my son for the SAT and SAT II in math for the last month or so. He is a great, caring, and knowledgeable tutor. My son does not click with many teachers but Dana has established a great relationship with him. I highly recommend Dana.

Joseph, 17 lessons with Dana

Helpful

We had 7 lessons and Dana helped me to improve my writing, gain more confidence tackling the reading comprehension and solve some of the math more quickly. He went over the answers one by one, gave me extra material to review the math I couldn't remember, and taught me to edit the writing for the analytical section. I passed the GRE with scores I needed for graduate school and working with Dana helped me to do so.

Yael, 7 lessons with Dana

Extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient tutor.

Dr. Richardson is helping me gain a firm understanding in multiple areas of music theory, while connecting them to real world examples. He pushes you to become a better musician and all-around scholar. I really enjoy working with him!

Sophia, 11 lessons with Dana

Skilled, patient tutor.

Excellent with my 6 year old girl! She can already read music and is playing several songs well. Thanks to Dana's tutoring and patience.

Jason , 49 lessons with Dana
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$60/hour

Dana R.

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