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Daniel

Hi there! I am a passionate teacher of STEM subjects and test preparation. I believe everybody can learn material, they just need to find the correct way to approach it! My job as your tutor is to find which way works best for you. My experience is as a teacher, as a part of Teach For America. I taught 8th grade math in Denver before I moved to Santa Barbara, where I currently am located. I studied Environmental Science at the University of Denver. That program gave me a broad and deep understanding of a range of topics, including: Mathematics (Calculus and statistics), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, and Geography. I would love to help you improve your grades, your test scores, and your understanding in any of these content areas!

Undergraduate Degree:

University of Denver - Bachelors, Environmental Science

SAT Math: 770

SAT Verbal: 750

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 790

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What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe all students can access content but simply need the correct approach. My job as a teacher is to find the approach that works best for each student to help them best understand the content.

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

I like to get to know the student's interests and their strengths first, and then spend a good amount of time getting context of how I can help them and the knowledge they already possess.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help students become more independent by giving them the critical thinking skills and tools they need to succeed on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I think students become unmotivated when they are overwhelmed by the content. So it is much easier to stay motivated when learning and progress comes in quick and small chunks.