Over 800 tutoring hours

Daniel L.

Downingtown, PA

$50/hour

Energetic, Flexible Tutor for Math, English & More!

Background check passed as of 8/11/13
4.9 average from 250 ratings
Thorough and patient and raised my son's scores dramatically!!!
— Kathy, West Chester, PA on 10/1/13

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Wheaton College, IL
Interdisciplinary
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Master's
Boston University
Master's

Education

Wheaton College, IL (Interdisciplinary)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Master's)

Boston University (Master's)

About Daniel

Hi! I am a patient, flexible, and encouraging tutor, and I'd love to help you or your child gain confidence and succeed academically.

I adapt my teaching style to students' needs and learning styles, explaining difficult concepts step by step and using questions to draw out students' understanding so that they learn valuable problem-solving skills along the way. I have taught students from kindergarten to college age, as well as adult students, and I build positive tutoring relationships with students of all ability and motivation levels. All of my students have seen grade improvement within their first two weeks of tutoring, and all of my students have reviewed me positively.

As a tutor for WyzAnt since 2010, I have tutored math subjects from prealgebra to calculus; I have also tutored English writing, reading, and grammar. Occasionally I tutor in other subjects as well, including general study skills and school preparation. I designed and taught a full-semester creative writing course at Boston University in the fall of 2014, and I have previously worked as a part-time private school teacher, a college teaching assistant, and a research assistant.

I consider my specialty to be taking the fear and loathing out of standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE. I have spent many hundreds of one-on-one hours explaining the tricks these tests use and how students can learn to think like the test-makers in order to greatly improve their scores. I love watching the lightbulb go on when something "clicks" with a student. In high school, I received a 2360 on the SAT (perfect 800 math and writing, 760 reading). On the GRE, I have earned perfect scores in each of the three sections; in my most recent sitting, I earned perfect scores of 170 in math and reading and 5.5/6.0 (98th percentile) in writing. I have also taken the GRE Subject exam in Literature and earned an 88th-percentile score.

I have Master's degrees from Boston University (in Creative Writing—graduated summa cum laude, 2016) and from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium (in Philosophy—graduated magna cum laude, 2012). I earned my BA at Wheaton College in Illinois with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Music, English, and Philosophy). I have earned various awards and honors for writing, and I have done presentations and publication of academic work.

Thanks for your interest in my services as a tutor. I can't wait to meet you!
Hi! I am a patient, flexible, and encouraging tutor, and I'd love to help you or your child gain confidence and succeed academically.

I adapt my teaching style to students' needs and learning styles, explaining difficult concepts step by step and using questions to draw out students' understanding so that they learn valuable
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Downingtown, PA 19335
Background Check: Passed

"Thorough and patient and raised my son's scores dramatically!!!"

- Kathy, West Chester, PA on 10/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Lynne, Downingtown, PA on 8/26/14

"Great Teaching Style"

- Donna, Chester Springs, PA on 6/12/14

"Wonderful Experience!"

- Susan, Downingtown, PA on 5/14/14

"Making a Difference"

- Kyle, Exton, PA on 3/18/14

"Great SSAT Tutor"

- Stephen, Honey Brook, PA on 3/10/14

"Very Pleased With Results!"

- Susan, Chester Springs, PA on 3/4/14

"Great tutor!"

- Karen, Malvern, PA on 2/12/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Tara, Downingtown, PA on 2/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Monty, Downingtown, PA on 11/7/13

"Very adept"

- Piper, Exton, PA on 11/1/13

"Very Good Tutor"

- Gloria Burgos, Spring City, PA on 10/2/13

"He knows everything!"

- Madison, Glenmoore, PA on 10/1/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Zsuzsanna, Downingtown, PA on 5/23/13

"Excellent tutur"

- Jessica, Aurora, IL on 8/14/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Physics
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training, General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano, Sight Singing, Songwriting
Art:
Composition (Music)
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, ISEE,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Spanish
History:
Music History, Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ISEE

I have logged over 10 hours tutoring specifically for the ISEE, and I have often taught related math, reading/verbal, and writing material for the ACT, SAT, and GRE.

Wheaton College, IL
Interdisciplinary
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Master's
Boston University
Master's

Education

Wheaton College, IL (Interdisciplinary)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Master's)

Boston University (Master's)

Thorough and patient and raised my son's scores dramatically!!! — Daniel is an incredibly talented tutor. My son did poorly in his first SAT test and after several intense tutor sessions with Daniel, he raised his score by 410 points. I consider that quite an achievement on both tutor and student. Daniel was very patient and worked steadily with my son during each session. He focused on testing strategies enabling my son to improve in every section on the SAT ...

— Kathy, West Chester, PA on 10/1/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 20 miles of Downingtown, PA 19335.