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Qualifications & Experience

An experienced, knowledgeable, creative tutor can guide students to new levels of accomplishment. I can help you improve scores, raise grades, and expand options. I'm bright, funny, friendly, and firm.

I have degrees in English, Sociology, and Anthropology. I was also in the software business for years.

I tutor college and high school students, and some adult and professional students in -

* Academic skills ("Don't just work hard; work SMART!")
* English Writing, Organization. Literature, Mechanics, Grammar (essays, exams, papers, presentations)
* Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
* History, Philosophy, Communications
* Standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, GRE, and others)
* College applications (graduate and professional school applications too)
* Computer applications
beginner through advanced
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project), and many others.

I do this work because there is nothing quite as satisfying to me as facilitating someone's growth and success. I look forward to learning about what will help YOU.



University of California - Los Angeles



William Paterson University of New Jersey

Sociology, English


Columbia University in the City of New York


Awards & Honors


Distinguished Teaching Prize


Outstanding Senior


magna cum laude


Research Fellowship


Test Preparation

ACT Writing ACT Reading CBEST College Counseling GED GRE ISEE PSAT SAT Reading SAT Writing SSAT


ACT Writing ACT Reading


SAT Reading SAT Writing


English (K-8) High School Level English College Level English ESL/ESOL Essay Writing Grammar Literature Reading & Comprehension Proofreading Study Skills Vocabulary


ESL/ESOL Public Speaking Reading


Anthropology Archaeology Psychology Sociology

Social Studies

Anthropology Archaeology Psychology U.S. History Classics European History Government & Politics Music History Philosophy Religion


Public Speaking Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word Career Development Project Management


Music History General Music


HTML / CSS Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Project Microsoft Word Visual Basic JavaScript


Homeschool Life Coach Social Coach



Daniel ’s Rating



Jenny K.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I was dreading my English class in Elizabethan Literature, but Dan brought Shakespeare to life for me. Dan gave me a completely new understanding of the characters and plot, but best of all, he helped me finally get Shakespeare's language. For my final, Dan helped me learn a sonnet by heart. I practiced with my family and it made my Mom cry. Thanks Dan!

a year ago

Mike A.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I had a major paper to write on medieval Armenian political history and I had no idea where to begin. Dan calmed me down and, after we figured out what the assignment was really about, Dan guided me through the process of producing a paper that earned me an "A". Five stars, Mr. K.

a year ago

Pejman M.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I was accepted into an accelerated transfer program, but I had registered for too many classes. The workload was killing me. My grades were starting to slide. Dan, you taught me new ways to study that showed me I could get better grades by working smarter. My whole attitude about studying is different now. Now I'm a junior at a prestige university, and I approach all my classes with more confidence. I know I can do it and I have a method that I can apply to ANY academic situation. THANKS Dan, you ARE the best!

a year ago

Rebecca B.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Everytime I looked at the prompts for my college applications, I freaked out! Dan helped me understand what the application essays were all about. He taught me what I needed to communicate. He interviewed me and helped me calm down enough to write out my thoughts. Then we explored the possibilities together. Our process made a huge difference. I don't know whether I could have done it without his calm and friendly help. Thanks Dan, really.

2 years ago