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Daniel B.

Knowledgable and Compassionate Math Tutoring for all Student Needs

Knowledgable and Compassionate Math Tutoring for all Student Needs

$75/hour

  • 487 hours tutoring

About Daniel


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Differentiated math instruction through upper-level calculus (including vector calculus; differential equations) and linear algebra.

I teach at an independent school for students who learn differently (including students ADHD, dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties, and challenges in comprehension, processing, and working memory). I also have experience in teaching and coaching gifted students as well as twice-exceptional students. Read further for more of my background and approach....

Differentiated math instruction through upper-level calculus (including vector calculus; differential equations) and linear algebra.

I teach at an independent school for students who learn differently (including students ADHD, dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties, and challenges in comprehension, processing, and working memory). I also have experience in teaching and coaching gifted students as well as twice-exceptional students. Read further for more of my background and approach.

I have an extensive background not only in math itself but also in the philosophy and history of mathematics, which have helped me gain insights into the depth and nuance of foundational ideas. I am especially experienced in proofs and proof-based learning, and particularly enthusiastic about geometry and the geometrical aspects of calculus. I work with students to develop strong conceptual understanding in addition to confidence in solving problems.

I received my BA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, where you learn by reading and discussing classic works in all disciplines. While there I worked as a lab assistant for a senior-level Laboratory Science class which included classroom leadership and private assistance on math and physics material. My background from this classroom environment emphasizes collaborative learning and helping others to appreciate math and science. I've worked as a researcher in a Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and have done further private tutoring in various subjects of mathematics, before my current position as an upper school math teacher.

I look forward to meeting students at all levels of interest or motivation. A great way to start the dialogue is a conversation about strengths, challenges, and goals.


Education

St. John's College
Liberal Arts

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Subjects

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

Taking the "Great Books" program at St. John's, I've studied all the classics from the Plato and Aristotle, to Kant, Neitzche, and Heidegger. I can help you gain strategies to read complicated arguments as well as finding an approach to writing about them. Reading tough books is always better when you have someone to discuss them with; you are both challenged and encouraged, and you begin to realize that reading philosophy is like having a conversation with the author. Philosophy is my greatest passion and there's nowhere I'm more confident in sharing my enthusiasm with peers and students.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor college students in Calculus I & II, and Multivariable Calculus, as well as students in high school AB & BC Calculus, and I have taught Calculus at the High School level. I have a background in the history and philosophy of math from the Great Books program at St. John's College, and courses at the University of Pennsylvania up though level 4 calculus and partial differential equations. I like to show students the theory and beauty of calculus while teaching strategies for effective problem solving from a strong conceptual foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

Proofs and theorems can be tough to learn when you've never dealt with them before. One of my strengths is guiding students to learn how logic is related to geometrical figures gain confidence in approaching proofs. I also like to help those who are interested appreciate the beauty of geometry and show how all math has its origins in Euclid.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Whether you're preparing for future calculus courses or just trying to fill a requirement, I will show how combining algebra, geometry, and trig, as you do in precalculus, can be accessible and interesting. Precalculus is also combining elements from math you know to study important functions and learn ways to solve new types of problems. I try to balance the big picture with maintaining a focus on the technical skills to help students lead themselves in achieving their specific goals in taking such a class.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having experienced and overcome many personal challenges in test-taking and exams, I can relate to students who struggle with the formalities of standardized testing. If you're struggling with the math itself, I will show how to connect a basic understanding of the material to developing strong instincts for solving SAT problems carefully and efficiently.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor college students in Calculus I & II, and Multivariable Calculus, as well as students in high school AB & BC Calculus, and I have taught Calculus at the High School level. I have a background in the history and philosophy of math from the Great Books program at St. John's College, and courses at the University of Pennsylvania up though level 4 calculus and partial differential equations. I like to show students the theory and beauty of calculus while teaching strategies for effective problem solving from a strong conceptual foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

Proofs and theorems can be tough to learn when you've never dealt with them before. One of my strengths is guiding students to learn how logic is related to geometrical figures gain confidence in approaching proofs. I also like to help those who are interested appreciate the beauty of geometry and show how all math has its origins in Euclid.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Studying linear algebra is much like learning a new language, or a new logical system where you have to think about proofs and axioms more so than in previous semesters of calculus. From my background in philosophy I offer helpful ways to think about vector spaces and axiomatic systems, which is typically what students struggle with in linear algebra. Having scored near the top of my linear algebra class at Penn I will also help build confidence in solving linear equations, though most students find the computational aspect of the mathematics less difficult than the theory.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Whether you're preparing for future calculus courses or just trying to fill a requirement, I will show how combining algebra, geometry, and trig, as you do in precalculus, can be accessible and interesting. Precalculus is also combining elements from math you know to study important functions and learn ways to solve new types of problems. I try to balance the big picture with maintaining a focus on the technical skills to help students lead themselves in achieving their specific goals in taking such a class.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having experienced and overcome many personal challenges in test-taking and exams, I can relate to students who struggle with the formalities of standardized testing. If you're struggling with the math itself, I will show how to connect a basic understanding of the material to developing strong instincts for solving SAT problems carefully and efficiently.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometric functions are crucial in all levels of Calculus, and very important in physics. In tutoring trigonometry I emphasize those ideas which will give both strong foundation and comprehensive preparation for using it in higher-level math and science.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor college students in Calculus I & II, and Multivariable Calculus, as well as students in high school AB & BC Calculus, and I have taught Calculus at the High School level. I have a background in the history and philosophy of math from the Great Books program at St. John's College, and courses at the University of Pennsylvania up though level 4 calculus and partial differential equations. I like to show students the theory and beauty of calculus while teaching strategies for effective problem solving from a strong conceptual foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

Proofs and theorems can be tough to learn when you've never dealt with them before. One of my strengths is guiding students to learn how logic is related to geometrical figures gain confidence in approaching proofs. I also like to help those who are interested appreciate the beauty of geometry and show how all math has its origins in Euclid.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Whether you're preparing for future calculus courses or just trying to fill a requirement, I will show how combining algebra, geometry, and trig, as you do in precalculus, can be accessible and interesting. Precalculus is also combining elements from math you know to study important functions and learn ways to solve new types of problems. I try to balance the big picture with maintaining a focus on the technical skills to help students lead themselves in achieving their specific goals in taking such a class.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

Taking the "Great Books" program at St. John's, I've studied all the classics from the Plato and Aristotle, to Kant, Neitzche, and Heidegger. I can help you gain strategies to read complicated arguments as well as finding an approach to writing about them. Reading tough books is always better when you have someone to discuss them with; you are both challenged and encouraged, and you begin to realize that reading philosophy is like having a conversation with the author. Philosophy is my greatest passion and there's nowhere I'm more confident in sharing my enthusiasm with peers and students.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

Taking the "Great Books" program at St. John's, I've studied all the classics from the Plato and Aristotle, to Kant, Neitzche, and Heidegger. I can help you gain strategies to read complicated arguments as well as finding an approach to writing about them. Reading tough books is always better when you have someone to discuss them with; you are both challenged and encouraged, and you begin to realize that reading philosophy is like having a conversation with the author. Philosophy is my greatest passion and there's nowhere I'm more confident in sharing my enthusiasm with peers and students.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor college students in Calculus I & II, and Multivariable Calculus, as well as students in high school AB & BC Calculus, and I have taught Calculus at the High School level. I have a background in the history and philosophy of math from the Great Books program at St. John's College, and courses at the University of Pennsylvania up though level 4 calculus and partial differential equations. I like to show students the theory and beauty of calculus while teaching strategies for effective problem solving from a strong conceptual foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

Proofs and theorems can be tough to learn when you've never dealt with them before. One of my strengths is guiding students to learn how logic is related to geometrical figures gain confidence in approaching proofs. I also like to help those who are interested appreciate the beauty of geometry and show how all math has its origins in Euclid.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having experienced and overcome many personal challenges in test-taking and exams, I can relate to students who struggle with the formalities of standardized testing. If you're struggling with the math itself, I will show how to connect a basic understanding of the material to developing strong instincts for solving SAT problems carefully and efficiently.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

Having experienced and overcome many personal challenges in test-taking and exams, I can relate to students who struggle with the formalities of standardized testing. If you're struggling with the math itself, I will show how to connect a basic understanding of the material to developing strong instincts for solving SAT problems carefully and efficiently.

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Reviews

Math tutor who knows his stuff

Daniel has been working with my grandson on Algebra II for about a month and his grades have been showing the results. Daniel is a Math teacher and I think that really helps him to share his knowledge as he does this for a living. We are very happy with him, he shows up on time, is very patient and knows what he is doing. We are glad we found him!

Mike , 18 lessons with Daniel

Terrific first session

My daughter needed help with pre-calc concepts before a test. After just one session with Daniel, she felt much more confident going into the test. We look forward to more sessions with Daniel.

Patricia, 2 lessons with Daniel

Caring and knowledgeable

Our first session was great! My son really enjoyed working with Daniel. His approach was tailored to meet my son's needs. He genuinely cares about the progress the student makes and wants to see them succeed!

Andrew, 20 lessons with Daniel

Knowledgeable and able to handle a broad range

My son did well in high school math without even trying, but failed two college math courses. We brought Dan in to help with 2 classes for college summer school. He understood the curriculum, with no review on his part, and was a very effective tutor. My son is now scoring 85% to 90% consistently on summer school assignments. He has his confidence back. Dan did an awesome job. We will continue to ask him to help for, at least, the next year. I highly recommend him.

Pam, 14 lessons with Daniel

Very Helpful

Meeting with Dan was a blessing. He was very helpful and helped me understand the material. One of the best tutors I've ever had and I had a LOT!

Pat, 1 lesson with Daniel

SAT Math tutoring

Daniel provided SAT Math tutoring for my son. Daniel was friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and explained things very well. My son like him immensely and would definitely use him again if needed. Highly recommend.

Tyra , 42 lessons with Daniel

Very knowledgeable and wonderful teacher

Daniel tutored my son in Geometry. My son enjoyed his pleasant demeanor and felt confident with the information Daniel reviewed with him. Daniel was thorough and clearly explained the theorems that were "stumping" my son. Thanks Daniel :)

Randy, 14 lessons with Daniel

Helpful and relatable

My son really enjoyed working with Daniel. He was very knowledgeable and connected well to him. Daniel was able to help him with the practice that he needed to get ready for his upcoming AP exam and final.

Nancy, 2 lessons with Daniel

Great tutor

My son said he's really great at explaining the math problems. He seemed much more pleased with his session,which makes me happy. I'm happy to have Daniel tutor my son.

Brenda, 3 lessons with Daniel

Flexible and patient

Daniel helped my son to better understand key points in preparation for his test. We have a long way to go ,but Daniel's calm manner and knowledge are helping my son to calm down and approach problems from his mental framework. Thanks

Susan, 13 lessons with Daniel
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$75/hour

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$75/hour

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Response time: 12 hours