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Daniel

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As an aspiring engineer I find great joy in quantitatively explaining the world and I take pleasure in sharing my passion with others. Math, physics, and chemistry are essential tools for understanding how the tangible universe behaves and they allow us to bring some of our wildest dreams into reality. As a tutor for the National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi, I find that students learn best when material is presented alongside its real world application because motivation is the driving force behind acquiring any new skill. Engineering teaches us to pair math and science with practicality and it is a privilege to show young minds how this marriage brings us everything from household appliances to particle accelerators. Nurturing understanding of difficult STEM subjects requires positive reinforcement because negativity most commonly leads to discouragement. Good teachers instead must ask guiding questions to help students realize misconceptions in order for lasting understanding to be built.

Daniel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Current Undergrad, Mechanical Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1950

SAT Math: 720

Hobbies

Guitar, cooking, backpacking, math and physics


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is accomplished primarily through the discovery of a student. A teacher serves as a tool to a student, making their learning process easier and more engaging by distilling important material, providing immediate feedback, and posing thought-provoking questions and ideas.