Daniel is a committed innovator, leader, and educator committed to helping students, faculty and institutions succeed through a variety of strategic initiatives. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies higher education policy, online education innovation, and the globalization of higher education. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary where he studied finance, music, and marketing, and was critical in the success of a variety of research and policy initiatives at the College. He has been tutoring for a long time, but is new to the Varsity Tutors platform and is excited to join the team and working with thoughtful and motivated students!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: College of William and Mary - Bachelors, Finance
Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Masters, Higher Education
Long distance running, playing instruments, and talking a walk through a new city!
AP Music Theory
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
High School Business
High School Economics
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am committed to helping students achieve their full potential to reach their academic goals. With persistence, thoughtfulness, and a little bit of fun, it's amazing what you can accomplish!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, it is important to establish two things: 1) a baseline of the student's academic performance and critical areas of need, and 2) a rapport with the tutor. The first session will involve getting to know the student, and some inquiry into where the student is at and what their needs are.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Every student needs to be equipped with a toolkit of study habits and plans that will motivate them for success. For many, this means making a detailed schedule of their time, and for others, it is merely establishing set goals that they can achieve for their academics. It's different depending on the learner!