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Daniel

As a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine with honors and a B.S. in Biology, I have relished the opportunity to teach and advise my fellow peers to help them achieve their maximum potential. At the moment, while I pursue my dream of attending medical school, I am looking to stay sharp by tutoring and teaching, something I definitely miss about being in school! I believe strongly in the value of education and truly feel that with adequate assistance and encouragement, all students can achieve what they want to achieve academically. My passion for teaching has carried through both high school and college, and I have personally tutored extensively in writing, political science, biology, math, chemistry, and physics to a wide variety of students from middle school to college students. To me, teaching and tutoring not only help students but help teachers grow both academically and personally. I am always looking to help out others in every way possible and believe that teaching is the best way to help out a student in need.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of California, Irvine - B.S., Biological Sciences

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College Biology

College English

Comparative Literature

High School Biology

High School English

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy focuses on understanding all of the core concepts that underlie a particular problem, and then applying those fundamentals to future problems. I really focus on distilling these larger concepts into actually understandable chunks, then putting them together to form the big picture, and not the other way around, which is unfortunately taught by many today. For example, knowing why every step of a math problem is required and what its purpose is can then be used to apply to different problems, without having to resort to rote memorization of the questions themselves and trying to apply those solutions to a new question.