I cannot recommend Dan enough. He is passionate, dedicated, and able to find ways to make any concept, no matter its difficulty, simple to comprehend and understand. He prepared me for the AP US Government exam -- for which he serves as a free response scorer -- and also has taught the course at the college level, and I absolutely dominated it.
I know there are many positive comments posted here. Honestly, however, all true. Dan not only worked with me for several months in the LSAT, taking me from a 145 before we met to six months later a 165; he also worked relentlessly with me to craft my entire law school admissions application -- resume, ways to craftily maneuver around a few things that weren't so great, and my god -- the personal statement -- he doesn't just read and suggest; he jumps in there with you. The process, in fairness as warned me if I wished to write truly exceptional personal statement -- wou;d take time and make want to pull my hair out. And it did! But, what we produced in the end, was the absolute best think I've ever written in that forum. In my acceptance to Duke, I even received a follow up email from the director of admissions, directly to me, writing about MY ESSAY and how impressive it was and how not many capture the essence of it the way I did. Dan. Dan. And Dan. Casual, funny, self-deprecating humor, easy so easy to get along with. But don't mistake that as if it's Chuck Cheese, He will push you, motivate you, make concepts so clear verbally, by written example, and more. You do not meet tutors/people like this often in life. If you follow his guide, and invest the effort he asks of you, he will go to the Earth's end to make you -- specifically you and what you need -- the priority. On a final note, his rates are beyond fair for all he does for you. And, if you did have to pay 15-$20 as a rate compared to another tutor, it's worth the investment. And, he will work with and be very reasonable. Still keep in touch! I call him with law school questions! But he doesn't charge for em that b/c he's basically a friend at this point.
Dan was exceptional. He can tutor anyone anything. My son was struggling with middle school math. We ended up going with Dan to help him, and Dan took my son's grade of a C- from the beginning of the school year all the way to a straight A for the final quarter of the year and a 96 on the final exam. Dan connects well with students of all ages but especially middle school students. He found the perfect mix: use of the materials my son was using in school combined with many supplements he created for lar clarification and practice. I highly recommend him.
Three months with Dan. LSAT before: 154. LSAT after: 173. Dan knows the exam inside-out. He combined resources effectively, and he also designed his own LSAT exercises specifically for me to really push up against any of my weaknesses. In all, he's funny, keeps the mood light and inofmral, but, at the same time, the most effective comminocator, always engaging and finding ways to work toward your learning style. Best tutor -- no -- best educator I've ever had the privilege of learning from. You won't find anyone better or anyone who cares more about you, your progress, and empowering you to reach beyond the goals you had initially even set.
I first take a few minutes to chat with the student to get to know him or her. I then ask what material he or she feels most comfortable with and where he or she is struggling. I then use that as a starting point to begin to develop my lesson plans. I sometimes also do a short diagnostic check as well. I then immediately begin to put an individualized study plan together for the student, combining the vast number of resources I possess and also creating new materials if my own, on-the-fly, to really hone in on where and how I can best help the student.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., magna cum laude, New York University (NYU) History (departmental honors) and Political Science.
Minors: Philosophy, English, and Spanish Language & Literature
M.S., Columbia University, Mathematics
--Former high school teacher for Teach for America: Humanities and Math.
--Assistant Director of K-12 Math, Reading, and Writing learning center for four years.
--Freelance contributor to standardized exam development, specifically SAT and ACT (all sections of each exam).
--Over 10 years of private tutoring: Writing, Math (elementary through high school), Middle and High School English, SAT, ACT, GED, Praxis Core, LSAT, TOEFL, preparation, Public Speaking, Spanish, ESOL, and more.
--With SAT/ACT preparation, I develop each course of study to the student's specific needs, and I possess content knowledge of each section of both exams. In addition, as a former exam designer, I know the patterns designed to deceive students. Therefore, I combine content mastery with skilled technique in test-taking.
I adapt immediately if we encounter struggle, provide clear and concise explanations and examples, both in topic-guide form and in explanation, and I offer countless exercises patterned exactly on exam format.
As my reviews on this site demonstrate, my work with students has propelled them to scores they initially believed unachievable.
I initially began teaching by tutoring other students in my high school for honor society. From there, I continued to tutor other students, and I began a small business, which I took with me to college and beyond. I served as the director of operations for a K-12 Math, Reading, and Writing program, and taught high school Humanities and Math. Currently, I serve as an adjunct professor in Political Science, Criminal Justice, and History while pursuing independent legal projects and tutoring students of all needs.
I have worked with students of all skill-levels, disabilities, backgrounds, and more. You name any type of student, and I have almost certainly worked with him or her as a tutor or teacher.
A student whom I assisted in drafting a graduate school admission essay recently wrote me a genuinely heartfelt thank you note, expressing his gratitude for how hard I worked with him and saying how proud he was of the essay.
Think about if you want to be in a comfortable, yet interactive learning environment. The more you think, the more we work together to write essays, solve math problems, prepare for the SAT, ACT, and other standardized exams, build confidence in your public speaking skills, and so much more. If you want someone with you every step of the way -- to keep you on track, alleviate your struggles, and build off your successes, then I believe I'm the right fit for that student.
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