Dan E.

South Jordan, UT


I love the moment when students begin to enjoy math

400+ Hours
4.9 average from 112 ratings
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University of Utah


University of Utah (Mathematics)

About Dan

I studied Mathematics at the University of Utah (as well as Business Finance and Russian Linguistics). I offer a unique approach to mathematics that is relatable and easy to understand. I believe many professors forget how simple math can be and can easily leave students feeling lost. This usually happens when they use what I call Nerd Speak.

I focus a lot on methodology. My general belief is that when you understand what a problem means, the "how-to" part is actually quite simple. I use real world examples to help relate math concepts to stuff that you will likely use in your life, and in many cases you already are.

Many people are good with math. Many are good with people. Few are good with both. I have more than 10 years experience tutoring high school and college level math classes, including many upper-division college courses. I also have experience helping students prepare for college entrance exams as well as graduate school quantitative test sections. I also work in sales related fields, and have owned several businesses. I get how people work and can make math not only interesting, but fun.

I travel around the country, so ALL MY TUTORING IS ONLINE. It sounds less effective at first, but it actually works really well, plus, you don't have to get out of your pajamas or find parking. Shoot me an email and let's set up a session.
I studied Mathematics at the University of Utah (as well as Business Finance and Russian Linguistics). I offer a unique approach to mathematics that is relatable and easy to understand. I believe many professors forget how simple math can be and can easily leave students feeling lost. This usually happens when they use what I call Nerd Speak. Read more

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Discounts for regular sessions

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of South Jordan, UT 84095

"Passionate and fun tutor"

- Natasha, Englewood, CO on 1/5/17

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- Ashworth, Portland, OR on 12/6/16

"Efficient and thorough tutor"

- Pamela, Boone, NC on 11/18/16

"Best Tutor I've had"

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- Sherise, Saint George, UT on 4/6/16

"Knowledgeable and flexible tutor"

- Leigh, Chandler, AZ on 3/19/16

"Beyond words."

- Bailie, Tower City, PA on 12/15/15

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Jasmine, Lakewood, CA on 11/25/15

"Excellent. Definitely worth the money."

- Mckay, Salt Lake City, UT on 11/20/15

"Good first session"

- April, Salida, CA on 11/19/15

"Well prepared, knowledgeable and great teaching skills"

- Sanjeev, League City, TX on 11/17/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Leeyanna, Monterey, CA on 11/4/15

"Very smart and helpful!"

- Ali, Overland Park, KS on 11/1/15

"Great tutor."

- Logan, Ogden, UT on 10/26/15

"Dan was patient, informative and extremely pleasant"

- Chanse, Salt Lake City, UT on 10/21/15

"Math Tutoring"

- Tami, Salt Lake City, UT on 9/23/15

"Intelligent and thorough"

- Sara, West Jordan, UT on 9/9/15

"Dan is amazing at helping me understand math!"

- Joshua, Springville, UT on 8/24/15
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

I love teaching students to prepare for exams. The ACT is as much about test-taking skills as it is knowledge. I have helped many students increase their score dramatically.

My methods focus more on understanding the material than memorizing a few abstract steps to get to the desired end, what I call Monkey Math.

I can create the lessons entirely, or help answer questions from your study booklet.

Algebra 1

I have 11+ years of teaching all types of math courses. As a math major, I understand the material much better than most college graduates.

I pride myself on methodologies that help students excel in tests, and general problem solving. I teach strategies that give confidence to work through any math problem, and to understand the material.

Algebra 2

Algebra explains the general rules of mathematics. We are able to use variables to understand different possible values for functions.

I enjoy teaching the material in this course, but also filling in the gaps that may have been missing or forgotten from previous classes.


Calculus is my favorite subject. This is the capstone of basic math principles. With this class you are able to run calculations in just about any mathematical realm.

I have taught this class for over 10 years. I'm not sure why, but it seems that math teachers are set on confusing students by teaching them so much extra information that isn't needed in this class.

I can clear away all the extra confusion, and help you focus on the 3 basic principles of calculus: limits, derivatives, and integrals.

Differential Equations

Differential Equations is a natural successor to the calculus series. In my university, it is now taught together with linear algebra. I have tutored this course, as well as ODEs alone several times, with all students passing. The wording in DEs can confuse some people. I like to explain it in simpler, made-up, reverse-calculus words. Of course, it's a playful way to explain nerdy, technical concepts.

Discrete Math

Discrete Math was my favorite math course in my entire math degree. I loved how it dealt with the mathematics of integers, the kind of numbers that everyone uses every day. I enjoy teaching this subject. I have tutored this course start to finish several times, with all students passing with grades above their expectations. Of course, some things need to be looked up quickly during a session, but that's true of most upper level math courses.


For most of us geometry is the first time that math takes shape, literally. It can be quite confusing for those who have felt confident previously, and can require a new way of thinking.

I teach a method of thinking that helps students create the information needed, rather than trying to remember several pages of formulas.

I love to use the online drawing programs with this class. They make it so much easier to understand, and manipulate shapes.

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra was a hard class for me at the time. It took more effort than any of my other math classes during my degree (mathematics). I have since wanted to conquer the subject. In reviewing the class several times, and through tutoring it alone and coupled with Differential Equations, I understand how to simply explain the very abstract ideas presented in linear algebra and show how it relates in today's computer and gaming worlds.


Prealgebra is the first real introduction into serious mathematics. We learn concepts of how to manipulate and "move" equations around to understand numbers.

I believe it is very important at this point to learn correct principles, and I love filling in the holes that have accumulated over the years.

I can also explain clearly why each principle is important in your academic future, and in life in general.


I enjoy using analogies and examples to help explain the upcoming principles in Precalculus, which is preparing you to understand infinitely large numbers and also infinitely small numbers.

As we understand these principles, we can do so much in our real world. Students who take Precalculus with me have a giant head-start for Calculus the next semester. You will also be able to understand the reason behind the math.


Probability is a lot of fun. It really helps us form a solid understanding of the world around us, and the likelihood of certain things happening. It is a skill we all try to use in our daily lives, but general "winging it" is often terribly inaccurate. It's fun to be able to understand the details of chance.

I like to take the time to use real examples, and to understand methods of checking your gut to decide if your answer makes sense. Probability is the branch of mathematics that we all can feel, and I like to apply that feeling to solidify the material.

SAT Math

The SAT is such an important test in our lives. Every bit of preparation for this exam can have massive influence on the rest of your life.

I love helping students prepare for exams. My methodologies help you to confidently approach, assess, and work through each problem, even when you don't fully understand the material.

I can help you study your own booklets, filling in gaps that you may have, or create the lessons completely on my own and take you to a point that you need to be to score well on the SAT Math section.


Statistics is a lot more about understanding terminology than difficult or new calculations. It can be quite difficult to keep them all straight.

I like to create a solid, defining list of the statistical terms. Understanding each of them in this specific way makes it easy to think through the questions and understand the seemingly foreign language of stats.

Also, as a math major, I understand the professional uses of statistics, which, if you understand, is almost a guarantee for a high-paying job in any market. Learning to like statistics will come in handy with any business, political, or serious buying decision.


Trigonometry feeds so much into math classes in the future. I like teaching this subject, because it allows us to run calculations about the physical world around us, reducing all directions into 2 dimensions.

There is a lot to learn, but my systems will teach you to generate the information needed, rather than trying to memorize several pages of formulas.

University of Utah


University of Utah (Mathematics)

Passionate and fun tutor

Dan has been a wonderful tutor for my 16 year old son who was struggling and very frustrated in in his pre calculus/trig class. My son was skeptical of getting tutored on line instead of in person, but has found that the online method that Dan uses works exceptionally well and has been very effective and efficient. He enjoys Dan's sense of humor and passion for math, and most importantly, he i

— Natasha, Englewood, CO on 1/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Discounts for regular sessions

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 25 miles of South Jordan, UT 84095.