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Dan

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I graduated cum laude from NYU with a major in Character, focusing on characters in Literature, Theatre, and Film, and how character relates to Philosophy and Psychology. When I'm not tutoring, I work in theatre and film (everything ranging from The Muppets and musical comedy to more serious stories grounded in history), and have been involved with productions on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and at additional venues throughout the country. I love to travel, and feel fortunate to have worked on projects that have taken me to Africa and England. I recently returned to New York (where I was born and raised), and am excited to "pay it forward" to the next generation, helping students reach their full potential.

I'm a strong advocate for creating individualized educational plans that are suited to best meet each student's needs. As a child, I struggled with getting ideas from my head to the page, overcame that challenge, and was named "most improved" by my high school's English department. Thanks to the development of those skills, I earned a perfect 12 on the ACT's Writing section, and was named a National Merit Commended Scholar following my performance on the PSAT. After experiencing such dramatic improvements firsthand, I'm proud to tutor in English, Reading, and Writing techniques at all age levels, and to apply those skills toward the ACT, SAT, and AP exams. In my opinion, positivity, creativity, and patience are crucial skills in effective education, and I strive to utilize them in all of my sessions. Additionally, I teach Arts courses at the Museum of the Moving Image, and have found that asking guided questions is a far more powerful method of learning and retention than is typically true of material taught through lecturing. I love humor and try to use it as a motivation technique, relating coursework to each student's specific interests. My hope is to help students achieve a greater mastery of concepts (beyond individual assignments or problem sets), and I look forward to having the chance to work with you!

Dan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor in Arts, Character

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 31

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 30

AP English Language: 4

AP Psychology: 5

Hobbies

Travel, Theater, Film, Music, Reading

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

English

Essay Editing

Ethics

Gifted

High School English

High School Writing

Honors

Literature

Other

Personal Finance

Persuasive Writing

Philosophy

Psychology

Public Speaking

Reading

REGENTS Prep

Shakespeare

Social Networking

Social Sciences

Spelling Bee

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Voice

Writing