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Dane O.

Mentor, Math Tutor, and Test Prep Whiz

Mentor, Math Tutor, and Test Prep Whiz

$90/hour

  • 157 hours tutoring

  • Douglassville, PA 19518

About Dane


Bio

I am a former actuary currently getting teacher certified in PA so that I can become a HS math teacher. I graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.S. in Actuarial Science and minors in both English and Computer Science. Additionally, I was a National Merit Scholarship winner after scoring 1560 on my SAT (800 math, 760 verbal).

I have several years of experience tutoring HS math and helping kids prepare for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and LSAT)...

I am a former actuary currently getting teacher certified in PA so that I can become a HS math teacher. I graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.S. in Actuarial Science and minors in both English and Computer Science. Additionally, I was a National Merit Scholarship winner after scoring 1560 on my SAT (800 math, 760 verbal).

I have several years of experience tutoring HS math and helping kids prepare for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and LSAT) with excellent results. I am very good at establishing a rapport with kids and creating an environment in which they are comfortable asking questions and being honest with me when they are confused --- which is CRUCIAL to the success of any tutor. I also have multiple ways to present all mathematical topics, so I can nearly always find an approach that makes sense to students that have struggled with the "standard" mathematics presentation.

In addition to providing excellent academic content, I am also able to teach students quick methods to evaluate the reasonableness of their answers and various methods to help them catch their arithmetic mistakes. Much of my success is due to the fact that I focus on making sure that my students have a conceptual understanding of whatever topic I'm presenting rather than simply teaching a process to solve a certain type of math question. Process-based instruction has its place and can be valuable in some cases, but that type of preparation generally does not enable students to handle many different varieties/types of questions. I do my best to prepare my students to apply their knowledge to types of questions that they may not have been exposed to yet.

Finally, I am a Director of the Daniel Boone Area School District School District and the Chair of the DBASD Curriculum & Instruction Committee, so I am confident that I am keeping up with the trends/challenges facing today's high school students. I had a successful professional/corporate career, but it is now time for me to give back to the community in the best way I know how : improving the achievement and self-confidence of PA students, our future leaders.

I can comfortably handle the material in any HS mathematics course, from pre-algebra through Calculus B/C. I can also handle a wide variety of undergraduate math courses, where I've had particular success teaching probability and statistics to students struggling with that material.

If your student requires support to handle any of the aforementioned topics, please contact me to discuss how I might help provide the assistance that your student needs. I respond to nearly all inquiries in three hours or less and my schedule is currently quite flexible, so please reach out to me to discuss how I might be able to help your student.

Thanks very much for your time and consideration, and I sincerely hope that you find a tutor that provides the support that your student needs --- whether that tutor is me or someone else. Be well.


Education

SUNY Albany
Actuarial Science

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Rate details: My standard rates are $75 per hour for academic tutoring and $90 per hour for test prep services.
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Douglassville, PA 19518
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/1/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Statistics

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 36 on the ACT in 1986, and I have four years of experience teaching ACT prep class for Kaplan, including the English section. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them useful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I scored a 36 on the ACT in 1986, and I have four years of experience teaching ACT prep class for Kaplan, including the Reading section. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them useful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a 36 on the ACT in 1986, and I have four years of experience teaching ACT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them useful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
Probability,

Probability

My B.S. in actuarial science is, effectively, the combination of a B.S. in Math and a B.S. in Business, and I graduated with highest honors (magna cum laude). I also scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT and a 36 on the ACT, proving that I mastered all of the math topics covered in high school.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 36 on the ACT in 1986, and I have four years of experience teaching ACT prep class for Kaplan, including the English section. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them useful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a 36 on the ACT in 1986, and I have four years of experience teaching ACT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them useful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I scored a 36 on the ACT in 1986, and I have four years of experience teaching ACT prep class for Kaplan, including the Reading section. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them useful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I scored 1560 on the SAT in 1986 (800 math, 760 verbal) and I have four years of experience teaching SAT prep class for Kaplan. Not only can I help students master the exam content and teach them helpful test-taking strategies, I can also make them much more comfortable with the entire standardized exam process.
GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT

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He is good!

Dane is thorough in explaining concepts. He helps me when I don't understand something. He is kind and easy to talk to. I am feeling more confident with my Math skills after a couple sessions with Dane.

Ila, 6 lessons with Dane

Great tutor

If your looking for a great tutor look no further. My son has had many tutors but Dane has a way of keeping my son engrossed during lessons. Dane is also very accomidating with scheduling.

Lauren, 11 lessons with Dane

Funny and engaging tutor!

Dane is easy to work with and a great communicator. He is engaging and makes learning fun. He has made not only has he improved my sons Algebra 2 grades, but he's made a life long friend with him. I highly recommend Dane to anyone who is nervous about their child succeeding. He makes it seem possible. He is reasonable, and is flexible with time and learning approaches. We have a crazy schedule and he is always very accommodating. Thank you Dane, it's a pleasure to write this review!

Kimberly, 10 lessons with Dane

Knowledgeable and patient!

Dane is an excellent tutor because he is taking the time to understand how my son approaches English and Math. After the first lesson, my son felt confident and I know this will help him take his ACTs. I have already suggested Dane to one of my neighbors!

Margaret, 11 lessons with Dane
Tutor responded:

Thanks very much for the great feedback, Margaret. I am pleased to hear that your son found the first session valuable and I look forward to helping him exceed his ACT goals and get into his preferred colleges and universities.

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Response time: 59 minutes

$90/hour

Dane O.

$90/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 59 minutes