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After my son's first session with Daniel, he immediately felt more confident about his ability to do well in Physics. Daniel gives great feedback and is extremely responsive and accommodating. I highly recommend him.

I am thrilled that your son felt such an immediate relief after our first tutorial. Thank you so much for your vote of confidence and your acclaim!

Daniel has been tutoring my daughter in pre calculus and has helped her to greatly increase her understanding and grade in the class. He arrives on time, prepared and ready to get the job done all with a smile on his face.

Thank you for the lovely feedback! It's a pleasure working with you both and your daughter has already improved substantially. See you soon!

Daniel knows how to differentiate instruction for all kind of learners, make difficult material understandable and produce amazing results! My son was enrolled in a challenging, intensive summer college calculus class, with no pre-calc background. His first test grade was below the class average. After one tutoring session, he prepared my son so well that he received the highest grade in his class. Daniel is not only brilliant, he's also energetic, relatable and great at inspiring a student to do his/her best! He is a true find!

Oh my goodness, Thank you for the amazing feedback! Your son is a very gifted student and picked up material quickly and effectively to have succeeded so thoroughly, congratulations!

Daniel is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of math and science. He is also very personable and relates very well to his students. We highly recommend him!

Thank you very much for your appreciable review! It's a pleasure working with your student.

My daughter was struggling with physics, she took AP physics without taking any physics classes before, she had been always an A student, but not in physics, I thought there was no help for her, she was failing all her exams, after trying a few physics tutors, with no improvements in her grades, I decided to call Daniel B. from WyzAnt. and I was so amazed to see how her grades improved with not only a passing grade , but scores higher than those at the top of her class, just with a few classes with Daniel. I think he is a superb tutor and Danielle would have never been able to do it without his help. Thank you so much for what you have achieved with Danielle.

I am VERY impressed with Danielle's improvement in her AP Physics class. I am so grateful to you for your review of our tutorials together. It's in moments like this that I feel fulfilled. Thank you for allowing me to help Danielle with this opportunity.

Daniel is a great tutor. First of all, he really knows his math! Second, he is enthusiastic about teaching. Third, he is a lot of fun. My son really enjoyed being with Daniel. Daniel is very responsible and polite, and my son's math score on the ACT went way up. Thanks Daniel. I will recommend you to all my friends.

Thank you so much for your review! Your son worked diligently and I'm very proud of him for improving his score so drastically. Thank you in advance for your recommendations!

My grandson has been working with Daniel for about 2 months now and has learned so much! Daniel has a wealth of knowledge about the subject and an incredible gift for explaining the material clearly and concisely. My grandson's school situation is rather unique, and Daniel has enthusiastically and patiently helped him become a confident and capable learner in a rather challenging chemistry course. Daniel is always willing to work his schedule to find a time that works for us, and is always willing to text about 'last minute questions' whenever he is not with another student. You couldn't ask for a better tutor!

Thank you for your feedback! I truly enjoy working with your grandson, and he IS a capable learner. You just made my day.

In my son's own words, Daniel was "highly effective." My son needed help with Algebra 2/trigonometry. He was doing poorly and in danger of failing. Daniel started working with him about two months before the Regents. Daniel was very patient and explicit with his explanations. He was also punctual and used time constructively during all sessions. Thanks to his help my son did well on the regents (guidance counselor said he scored one of the highest grades in the cohort). He passed his class and got credit towards an advanced regents diploma. I was very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to hire Daniel again to help my children.

I'm elated that your son scored one of the highest grades in his cohort! He is a dedicated and caring student. Thank you very much for your review; I'm very grateful for it.

Daniel has worked with my daughter on Math and Chemistry for about four months. He is focused and organized and the lessons are well planned and adapted to the needs of the student. The results have been outstanding, allowing my daughter to raise her grades by about 15 points and, more importantly, helping her develop a confidence in her skills that she didn't have before. Mainly because of that, she decided to sign up for AP Chem and stay with Math Honors next year. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

I am thrilled with your daughter's performance and dedication. I am proud that your daughter is committed to continue her excellent work in math and science. It is a pleasure working with her. Thank you for your compliment, it makes me feel fantastic.

When my son met Daniel, he was considering dropping his math honors class since he had been struggling with some of the work, but shortly after Daniel started the sessions ( maybe 4 or 5) my son regained his confidence and continued in his honors Algebra 2 & Trig. class achieving an A average!! My son is totally convinced that Daniel has made all the difference. Also, I'm very impressed with the way Daniel was able to recognize my son's weaknesses and help him overcome them. He is passionate about teaching and truly cares about his students. I am very pleased with his commitment and professionalism.

Thank you Daniel for all your amazing help!!

Thank you so much Emily for your fantastic review. I'm very glad your son has achieved so much. It is a pleasure working with him.

Daniel has been wonderfully helpful to my daughter with AP Physics. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, takes control, and inspires confidence. My daughter is extremely fortunate and pleased to have him as a tutor.

I'm so glad you and your daughter are pleased with our tutorials. Thank you for your honest feedback, it makes me feel wonderful.

Daniel tutored my daughter in college freshman level physics (probably similar to AP Physics), and was tremendously helpful. She had an elderly teacher at school who assumed that the students understood principles that they hadn't even yet been exposed to. Daniel helped my daughter make sense of it all, and she's feeling more confident about her second semester physics class now. But, if she needs help, we plan on calling on Daniel's expertise again. Thanks, Daniel!!

Thank you very much for the excellent review! I'm so glad that your daughter felt that our tutorials were helpful. I'm looking forward to working with her again.

Daniel has worked with my daughter for 5 sessions, and the improvement in her Honors Physics class is remarkable. She was struggling first semester, and ended with a B- grade, only to be followed up by a 65 average, mid-way through her second semester. With Daniel's help, she has improved to a 90 average (!) after 2 months, and she is on target for an "A" by the end of this semester. Kudos to Daniel and my daughter for working well together. His approachable manner towards tutoring, and effective explanations has certainly helped turn this course around. In fact, my daughter is now planning to enroll in AP Physics senior year.

Thank you for the glowing review. I'm thrilled with your daughter's progress and I'm very proud of her. It is a pleasure working with her.

Daniel helped my daughter prepare for the SAT Physics Subject Test. In the short amount of time that she had, he assisted her in reviewing the areas that she was weaker in and provided her with additional practice problems, helping her work through them. Daniel did a great job of explaining concepts to her rather than just giving her answers to questions she did not understand. He was very patient and was truly willing to help.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful, candid feedback. I am truly pleased that you felt we were a good match. It was a pleasure working with you and your daughter. Thanks again.

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ACT Math,
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The ACT English section is arguably the section able to be improved the most on the ACT. Its questions are comprised of basic usage including comma usage, compound sentence punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and possession rules as well as stylistic rules such as the rhetorical purpose of a passage, paragraph, sentence, or transition word.

I teach your student the critical rules of usage necessary for the ACT and specific strategies for tacking rhetorical questions raised by the exam. Once a student has mastered these topics, there is very little keeping them from scoring very well on this first of the "big four" sections of the ACT.

Each student is given a binder which will archive all of the exams taken and catalog the errors they've made with specific notes about the topic like "comma usage" or "rhetoric of a transition word" instead of broad generalizations made by many other tutoring companies. Lessons are given on the topics with which they struggle most and additional assignments are provided to ensure they retain and can use the information they've been given. Their progress can be tracked over time, and their score progression can be a very rewarding sign of their progress!

The ACT math section is a broad-ranging examination and includes topics from Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and a small bit of Pre-Calculus. Though answering sixty questions in sixty minutes sounds like a daunting task, time can be managed more effectively on the ACT because of the test's ability to be manipulated, or "hacked."

All diagrams on the ACT are drawn to scale, a calculator is allowed throughout the entire section, and all questions are multiple choice. For many of the questions it is possible (and even more efficient) to get the question correct using a particular technique rather than doing the problem in a pure mathematical way. I have extensive experience in teaching both the strategy of this section and the pure math for those students who are looking to score exceptionally.

Each student is given a binder which will archive all of the exams taken and catalog the errors they've made with specific notes about the topic like "direct variation" or "circle geometry" instead of broad generalizations made by many other tutoring companies. Lessons are given on the topics with which they struggle most and additional assignments are provided to ensure they retain and can use the information they've been given. Their progress can be tracked over time, and their score progression can be a very rewarding sign of their progress!

The ACT Reading section consists of four passages, three of which can be effectively skimmed for content. I teach your student how to ask "SO WHAT?" while reading which will allow them to quickly and reliably determine the author's message. I also show them how to abuse the author's punctuation to get a faster sense of the purpose of a paragraph. When they read in this manner, they are more prepared to answer the questions and spend less time searching for the necessary information.

Each student is given a binder which will archive all of the exams taken and catalog the errors they've made with specific notes about the topic like "primary purpose" or "rhetorical goal of a paragraph" instead of broad generalizations made by many other tutoring companies. Lessons are given on the topics with which they struggle most and additional assignments are provided to ensure they retain and can use the information they've been given. Their progress can be tracked over time, and their score progression can be a very rewarding sign of their progress!

The ACT Science section can seem very scary to those unfamiliar with the ACT because a the highly recognizable name brand SAT contains no science section. Though the science section on the ACT contains higher level science than what is classically taught in high school, this section turns out to be very manageable.

I encourage students to keep six things in mind while they read one of the seven passages in the science section:

What are the independent variables?

What are the dependent variables?

What are the controlled variables?

Is there a control group?

Were any assumptions made during the design of the experiment?

What do the different experiments have to do with one another?

By attempting to answer these questions during the student's reading time, they come to understand the experiment in greater detail and are well prepared for the questions at the end of each group of six questions or so.

Each student is given a binder which will archive all of the exams taken and catalog the errors they've made with specific notes about the topic like "table reading - read between the lines" or "identify the assumption" instead of broad generalizations made by many other tutoring companies. Lessons are given on the topics with which they struggle most and additional assignments are provided to ensure they retain and can use the information they've been given. Their progress can be tracked over time, and their score progression can be a very rewarding sign of their progress!

Algebra I is a very important subject to learn well, as future success in Math hinges upon it. Many students become disinterested in math as a subject due to Algebra I, second only to Algebra II. It is critical to have a solid understanding of Algebra I if any type of math is in your future.

Algebra II is a critical junction in high school that unfortunately many students struggle with. It is the number one math class that gets students off of the math train. I've scored a 780 on the Math portion of the SATs, which is very heavy on Algebra II and Trigonometry.

My degree is in Applied Mathematics and Physics and I've taken courses in Calculus I, II, Multivariable Calc and Advanced Calc. I've tutored calculus for collegiate students and for the US Navy. Please consider me as a very serious candidate for this opportunity.

Chemistry is the first mathematics based science students are exposed to and can either make a student passionate about math and science or extinguish their flame for it. I had two wonderful Chemistry teachers in high school and I can convey that same enthusiasm to you.

Politics aside, Common Core is now the accepted curriculum in the State of New York. The transition has involved significant changes to high school Algebra I, Algebra II & Trigonometry, and Geometry courses.

Algebra I students are expected to be able to explain facets of their equations like the slope and y-intercept of a line in the context of a problem.

Algebra II / Trigonometry students face major changes including a more rigorous introduction to statistics including discussions about sample means, which many students find especially confusing.

Geometry students face more elaborate word questions and vocabulary.

I have experience teaching many students over several years in both the previous New York Regents curriculum and the new Common Core standards and I can help explain topics that are not always well understood (be it by the teacher or the student).

I took Differential Equations I in college, as well as partial differential equations, and how to model differential equations in C.

Differential equations aren't so much unlike normal calculus problems in which one solves for an unknown, except that the unknowns in this case are other functions entirely. Instead of having just the variable in the equation, you have the function and derivatives of that function.

Although it is sometimes found in Calculus, a large topic in DiffEq is to standardize whatever function you are solving for with initial conditions, or constraints.

There are several different methods one can use in order to find the function in question, the most common of which is to guess and check. However, there is a more sophisticated way to guess and check by applying coefficients to each guess to determine if it fits into your equation.

Unlike most other math disciplines, DiffEq can have more than one answer. This it a really profound conclusion, as it finally provides a "gray area" of math. It is a worthy subject indeed.

Geometry is best explained using LARGE pictures. Small pictures can lead to a lack of available work space and ultimately to confusion. It is very important to explain math simply and consistently.

I have already tutored students in the ISEE for the lower level, middle level and the upper level exams. This test has five sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement and the un-scored Essay portion.

The verbal reasoning section is almost entirely a vocabulary based section. Depending on the level, about half of the questions are synonyms, and the other half are sentence completion. It is important in the sentence completion portion to find the important word in the sentence. For example: "ALTHOUGH Daniel is an excellent math student, his recent test scores in Calculus were ________." with Although being the important word instructing the student to choose an adjective which describe not being an excellent math student.

The reading comprehension section is difficult to tutor for, and it is really helpful for students to read the newspaper in order to get used to reading about topics that they do not know well. This will help them practice their ability to analyze the information given in the article. It is also very helpful to look at the specific words that are used in the passage when asked a question about it. The question may ask for what word best describes a sentence from the selection. Commonly, the previous sentence introducing the sentence in question will include a word that is a synonym for the correct answer.

Both of the Mathematics sections are similar, with one section containing a comparison portion in which the student has to choose which column is bigger, or if they are equal, or if you can't tell either way. Although this seems like a very different question type, it is still testing the same subjects. Common math subjects (again, depending on the level of the test) are: fraction simplification, calculating percentages, converting percentages to decimals, probability, converting ratios, laws about exponents and negative exponents, factoring, inequalities, summation of the sides of a triangle leading to information about the length of the third side, areas, circumferences, volumes, and even a bit about imaginary numbers and roots of an equation. Each topic can be prepared for if it is identified which area the student needs most help with and then sufficient enough time is given in order to learn the topics.

Please consider me as a very qualified applicant for this exam.

Physics is my favorite subject because I love teaching HOW things work. I have a degree from RPI in Physics and Applied Mathematics and I've tutored privately at RPI for fellow Physics majors as well as the US Navy. Tutoring Physics is what I'm best suited to do.

The SAT is said to be the most important pre-collegiate test. A ten point difference can mean acceptance or rejection by any institution, not to mention the sizable difference in financial aid packages. I scored a 780 on my Math portion of the SATs, and I can help maximize your score.

Fortunately, the Math sections of the SAT include question topics which can be learned and practiced. Unlike the verbal portions for which one is expected to learn a large quantity of vocabulary words, techniques can be learned for each type of question in the mathematics sections, improving the score by a larger degree than in the verbal sections.

The TAKS exam is very similar to the upper level ISEE exam. It too consists of verbal and mathematical sections. The math sections also include information about learning sequences.

The verbal reasoning section is about half straight definitions, and the other half are sentence completion. It is important in the sentence completion portion to find the important word in the sentence. For example: "ALTHOUGH Daniel is an excellent math student, his recent test scores in Calculus were ________." with Although being the important word instructing the student to choose an adjective which describe not being an excellent math student.

The reading comprehension section is difficult to tutor for, and it is really helpful for students to read the newspaper in order to get used to reading about topics that they do not know well. This will help them practice their ability to analyze the information given in the article. It is also very helpful to look at the specific words that are used in the passage when asked a question about it. The question may ask for what word best describes a sentence from the selection. Commonly, the previous sentence introducing the sentence in question will include a word that is a synonym for the correct answer.

The Mathematics section contain common math subjects: fraction simplification, calculating percentages, converting percentages to decimals, probability, converting ratios, laws about exponents and negative exponents, factoring, inequalities, summation of the sides of a triangle leading to information about the length of the third side, areas, circumferences, volumes, and even a bit about imaginary numbers and roots of an equation. Each topic can be prepared for if it is identified which area the student needs most help with and then sufficient enough time is given in order to learn the topics.

Trigonometry is the mathematical study of the relations of angles to side lengths. Trigonometry commonly is taught with Algebra II, which is a subject many high school students find difficult already. It also arises on the New York Regents Exams. I've been teaching Trigonometry privately since 2005 and I find it easiest to comprehend when it is broken down into a few different sections. Please consider me as a strong candidate for tutoring this subject.

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