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Hi, I am a rising sophomore at Cornell University in the College of Engineering. I finished up my freshman year with a 3.7 GPA. I have a passion for math and physics and have been very knowledgable about these subjects since a young age. I am dedicated to making sure people learn the math/physics concepts rather than just memorizing formulas.

I have been tutoring students since my junior year of high school. During my senior year of high school, I tutored kids in math and physics almost every day of the week. I love sharing my knowledge of these topics with others and watching them improve. I work hard to make sure the students I work with fully understand the concept at hand. I believe I have a unique way of teaching that really helps students to understand the topic. If the student is not satisfied and still does not understand the material, I will not charge.

I am familiar with all math subjects except for linear algebra. I've also gotten a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam and the AP statistics exam.

I've gotten 5's on all AP physics exams (Physics C Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, Physics B). I am taking courses in physics at Cornell University.


Extra qualifications:
Algebra 1
I got a 97 on my Algebra 2 and Trigonometry NYS Regents. I also received 800s on the SAT Math section and the SAT Math level 2 subject test. I have gained a very strong understanding of the concepts in algebra as I've been using it as a tool to solve problems throughout my high school and college career.

Algebra 2
I got a 97 on my Algebra 2 and Trigonometry NYS Regents when I was in 8th grade. I'm now a rising sophomore in college, and have been continuing to learn more and more math over the past 5 years.

Calculus
I received a 5 on the AP calculus BC exam, and I got an A in multivariable calculus at Cornell University.

Differential Equations
I've always been fascinated with differential equations, so during my spring semester at Cornell I took the course. I learned a lot of methods for solving differential equations, as well as the reasons why they're important. I ended up with an A+ in the course, so I believe I'm qualified to tutor in differential equations.

Elementary Math
After taking years of advanced math courses, I've developed a much deeper understanding of all the fundamentals, and I would love to share my understanding with those who are just learning.

Geometry
I got a 100 on the NYS geometry regents. I continue using geometry as a tool to solve problems.

Physics
I got an 800 on the Math SAT 2 and a 790 on the Physics SAT 2. I also got 5s on the AP Calculus BC exam and the AP physics exams (including the physics C mechanics exam, electricity and magnetism exam, and the physics B exam). I try to teach the student to understand the concepts and to avoid memorization in order to better retain the material.

Precalculus
I received a 98 on my precalculus final in my junior year of high school, and I got a 5 on the AP calculus BC exam my senior year of high school. At Cornell University, I received an A in multivariable calculus.

SAT Math
I received an 800 on the SAT math section and an 800 on the math SAT 2. I took an SAT math course, in which I learned tips and tricks that can help you do better.

Trigonometry
I got a 97 on my algebra 2 and trig NYS regents. I know many tips that can help students succeed in trigonometry. I have had much experience teaching students these tips, watching their grades rise, and seeing their understanding of the concepts increase.

Daniel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Cornell - Current Undergrad Student, Engineering Physics

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2220

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 690

Hobbies

Math, physics, and skateboarding


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

A student who understands the material successfully will have a much easier time retaining the material. Therefore, I make sure students have a deep understanding of all material before moving on.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Define our goals and begin to go over general concepts. After this introduction, we'll dive into the specific concepts and answer relevant questions. I guide the students through tasks in order to help them master the material.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

You must allow them to try to answer questions on their own in order for them to think for themselves. If they're struggling, you can ask questions that'll guide them through the problem. The important part is that your questions are getting them to figure out the problem step by step.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would praise students for their efforts, and I'd maintain my own excitement for the material in order to spread my enthusiasm and love for the subject to the student.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would continue going over that topic until it clicks for them. In order to do this, I'd attempt different methods to try to help them understand the material.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I'd develop their ability to understand the big picture of what they're reading so they don't lose understanding. Also, looking for the important information is helpful as well.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I've found going over the concepts and then jumping into practice questions works very well.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I'd try to relate the subject to things they enjoy, while also highlighting ideas within the subject that are just objectively awesome. Another tactic is to explain the applications of the subject so the student doesn't think it's pointless information.