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Dan W.

Arlington, VA

$55/hour

Skilled, patient and experienced tutor

Background check passed as of 8/28/15
5.0 average from 216 ratings
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— Anja, Arlington, VA on 12/19/14

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University of North Carolina
Environmental Studies
George Mason University- Master of Public Administration
Master's
George Mason University- PhD- Research interest in ADHD
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Carolina (Environmental Studies)

George Mason University- Master of Public Administration (Master's)

George Mason University- PhD- Research interest in ADHD (Graduate Coursework)

About Dan

My name is Dan and I am a tutor that may help you!

My educational background includes a BA in Environmental Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I hold a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University. I have doctoral coursework from George Mason University in Education with a research interest in ADHD.

I have experience teaching part-time for over 9 years and have taught and tutored students from nursery school to adults.

I am currently pursuing becoming a teacher full-time for middle school students.

I have passed the VCLA, Praxis II- Middle School Math, Praxis II- Health/PE, Praxis II- Technology Education, and Praxis II- Middle School Science.
My name is Dan and I am a tutor that may help you!

My educational background includes a BA in Environmental Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I hold a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University. I have doctoral coursework from George Mason University in Education with a research
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Rates are flexible and vary by subject matter. I also provide extra time as an incentive for selecting me as a tutor.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Arlington, VA 22201
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"Great Tutor"

- Anja, Arlington, VA on 12/19/14

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Anjali, Chevy Chase, MD on 8/21/16

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Marci, Ashburn, VA on 4/19/16

"A promising start!"

- Ann, Arlington, VA on 2/2/16

"Patient with a boisterous daughter"

- Rebecca, Washington, DC on 1/31/16

"Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Paul, Mc Lean, VA on 1/21/16

"Great tutor!"

- Ghazia, Washington, DC on 12/20/15

"Great"

- Lissa, Arlington, VA on 11/16/15

"Invested In Delivering Results"

- Kim, Mc Lean, VA on 1/6/15

"Outstanding Bar Mitzvah Tutor!"

- Moises, Lorton, VA on 9/14/14
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology,
Biology, Ecology,
Geology, Physical Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
Career Development,
GED,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
Anthropology,
Geography
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness,
Soccer, Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

You can become more confident for the ACT! I can help a student with the English language.

ACT Math

I can help a student particularly with algebra.

ADD/ADHD

I have extensive training in ADHD coaching and life coaching from the ADD Coaching Academy. I also have many years working with students with ADHD and am able to help them utilize their strengths to pursue their goals and dreams.

Algebra 1

I have experience tutoring in Algebra and consider it to be one of my specialties. I help make Algebra fun and also help students find patterns in types of problems they are solving.

Algebra 2

I am able to help you with taking your algebra skills to the next level. I am able to help a student with questions that may be on standardized tests, as well. I can help a student to better understand difficult concepts. I can also help with understanding of trigonometry.

Anthropology

I have taken multiple courses in anthropology. I was an anthropology minor. I also have experience doing anthropological research.

ASVAB

I can help you with the ASVAB! I am familiar with the test and the AFQT. I can especially help you with the mathematics (AR &MK), science (GS), electronics (EI), and verbal related sections (WK &PC).

Bible Studies

I have experience teaching religious school for over 8 years. I have taken college level coursework entitled Introduction to Hebrew Bible. I was also was raised in a religious household where I learned quite a bit about Jewish topics. I also have experience tutoring students for their Bar/Bat mitzvah. I also have experience teaching bible stories and about the TaNaK (Hebrew Bible).

Career Development

I have been a co-instructor of a career development class for college students called "College to the Workplace". The class included resumes, interviews, portfolios, and general professionalism.

Ecology

I am a Certified Environmental Educator and have several years experience working with environmental and sustainability related topics. I also majored in Environmental Studies in college. I have experience with Science Fair, research competitions, and Science Olympiad.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over eight years of experience teaching elementary aged students. I have also worked as a teacher assistant for Kindergarten. I have experience working with all ages of students from K to 6.

Elementary Math

I can help your student to learn multiplication, shapes, angles, division, comparing numbers, and other mathematical topics. I try to use visuals and real life examples to have the examples become more tangible for the student.

Elementary Science

I have experience teaching science concepts to elementary students. I also have experience teaching Kindergarten science. I'm also a certified environmental educator.

Fitness

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Youth Fitness Specialist. I also hold a specialty in sports conditioning from ACE. I also hold am a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist through IPTA. I also hold an F license in soccer.

GED

Want to pass the GED? I am available to help you with your GED studying. I can help you develop strategies to help you answer questions, particularly math.

General Music

I have experience in music from playing in band for 7 years in middle school and high school. I also was a part of an orchestra while in college. I have experience teaching basic music skills including how to read music.

Grammar

I am able to help students with grammar skills related to their writing and speaking. I am able to work with students of all ages.

Hebrew

I have 8 years experience teaching Hebrew. I have experience tutoring Hebrew, as well. I have taught modern Hebrew, prayers, Torah and Haftarah portions, letters, vowels, and reading skills. I am available for Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutoring, general reading, prayers, or if you just want to improve your Hebrew skills. I am available to tutor over Skype too.

Microsoft Excel

Using a hands-on approach, I can help you to better understand Excel. I can help you with setting up a spreadsheet and also field questions about how to navigate Excel.

Microsoft Outlook

I have experience using Outlook in the workplace and have tutored on Outlook. I have covered basic email, how to attach files, the calendar, and appointments.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I can help you with setting up a presentation and also field questions. Using a hands-on approach, I can help you to better understand PowerPoint.

Microsoft Windows

I have experience using Microsoft Windows quite a bit on a nearly daily basis for work and personal purposes. I have experience using multiple versions of Windows including Windows 8.1. I know various tips that can help a student who is writing a paper, as well.

Microsoft Word

I can help you with setting up a document, doing mail merges, and formatting. Using a hands-on approach, I can help you to better understand Word.

Music Theory

I have experience teaching general music theory concepts including notes, time signature, and types of notes. I have played oboe for many years and played in multiple ensembles. I am also familiar with different major composers.

Oboe

I have over 8 years of experience with the oboe. I played oboe in middle school and high school. I have performed with a number of ensembles, including All-County, All-District, and All-State Honor Bands.

Other ensembles with which I have performed include: Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association, Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Falls Church Community Band, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, UNC Symphony Orchestra, and UNCW Wind Ensemble.

Piano

I have over 5 years experience playing piano. I am able to teach students basic skills of how to play piano. I am able to teach musical concepts including rhythm, key signature, and types of notes.

Prealgebra

I am familiar with prealgebra concepts and have experience teaching related concepts. I also have experience tutoring Algebra and elementary math.

Reading

I am patient and can help a student to read.

SAT Math

You can become more confident for the SAT! I can especially help you with algebra. I am able to help with strategies for the SAT, as well.

Spanish

I am available to tutor on Spanish 1. I have experience subbing in foreign language enrichment for Spanish. I have studied Spanish in high school and college.

Study Skills

I have experience helping students organize materials in their binders and folders. I have experience helping students with prioritize assignments and manage homework. I have worked with students on time management, as well. I have helped students with hesitation for starting homework and larger projects with strategies to help conquer overwhelm and feeling stuck.

Tennis

I am a USPTA Recreational coach. I have training in coaching youth tennis (10 and under). I also have experience working as an associate tennis pro/fitness specialist. I have experience with feeding and also conducing drills relating to agility, balance, coordination, and speed. I am a member of USTA, as well.

Trigonometry

I can help a student to understand basic concepts including sine, cosine, and tangent. I can help a student better understand the unit circle. I am able to help a student with trigonometry questions.

University of North Carolina
Environmental Studies
George Mason University- Master of Public Administration
Master's
George Mason University- PhD- Research interest in ADHD
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Carolina (Environmental Studies)

George Mason University- Master of Public Administration (Master's)

George Mason University- PhD- Research interest in ADHD (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — We are very happy with Dan’s tutoring services! Our child is a fourth grader with unique challenges in the areas of attention and emotional regulation. Dan has been providing math tutoring services to our child since October, and he has been very beneficial to our child’s progress in the areas covered. Dan brings with him unlimited patience and the ability to maintain a calm learning environment. ...

— Anja, Arlington, VA on 12/19/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Rates are flexible and vary by subject matter. I also provide extra time as an incentive for selecting me as a tutor.

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 25 miles of Arlington, VA 22201.