STUDENT REVIEWS (ADDITIONAL REVIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
SAT/ACT (from a student in China)
I think your class really helped me through the time when I stuck and stopped improving. Your class provided me another way of thinking, which brought some room for improvement. Your skills were not like those on other books, which would be impractical. Your skills were applicable and useful.
SAT/ACT (from US students)
06/26/13 LATEST UPDATE. ACT SCORE JUST CAME BACK. WITH DAN'S HELP MY SON GOT A COMPOSITE SCORE OF 32 ON THE ACT. ON THE SCIENCE PORTION HE GOT A PERFECT SCORE OF 36. THANK YOU AGAIN DAN!!
5/23/13. I WANTED TO UPDATE THE BELOW REVIEW BECAUSE MY SON RECEIVED HIS SAT SCORES THIS MORNING. UNDER DAN'S GUIDANCE AND HELP MY SON RAISED HIS SAT SCORES BY 200 POINTS. HE IS NOW IN THE 97% NATIONAL PERCENTILE FOR READING, 92% FOR MATH, AND 96% FOR WRITING. WE ARE ECSTATIC!!
PARENTS, LOOK NO FURTHER IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE ABLE TO SCORE AMONGST THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY. DAN IS THE PERSON TO GET THEM THERE. WE CANNOT THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR TAKING MY SON TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN HIM.
THANK YOU DAN!!!!
DANIEL IS THE AP PHYSICS TUTOR FOR MY DAUGHTER WHICH IS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE WAS GOING TO DROP THE CLASS AS MANY OF HER HONOR STUDENTS CLASS MATES DID, BUT AFTER STARTING TUTORING WITH DANIEL SHE IS GETTING TOP GRADES. DANIEL IS AN OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC IN THIS FIELD, BUT WHAT SETS HIM APART FROM THE REST OF TUTORS IS HIS TEACHING METHODOLOGY: -DAN MAKES SURE THAT THE STUDENT MASTERS THE BASIC KEY CONCEPTS OF THE SUBJECT, WHICH BUILDS A STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF THE MATERIAL. -HE TEACHES HER HOW TO APPROACH STUDYING AND PROBLEM SOLVING, WHICH ENABLES HER NOT ONLY IN AP PHYSICS BUT ALL SUBJECTS AREAS AS WELL. -DANIEL IS AVAILABLE WITH ONLINE CONSULTS, FOR ANY LAST MINUTE BEFORE TEST QUESTIONS AND FOLLOWS UP WITH IN PERSON SESSIONS, WITH GREAT FLEXIBILITY. -HE PERSONALLY FOLLOWS UP ALMOST ON DAILY BASIS ABOUT THE STUDENT'S PROGRESS AND GRADES, BY KEEPING A CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION WITH THE PARENTS. I CAN'T WISH FOR A BETTER TUTOR AND HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
WE ARE SO PLEASED ABOUT DAN'S METHOD OF INTEGRATED TUTORING ON AP CHEM & PHYSICS. THIS HELPED MY DAUGHTER TO KEEP AN A IN THESE TWO SUBJECTS. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND DAN FOR TUTORING THESE SUBJECTS. DAN PERSONALLY MONITORS THE PROGRESS AND FOLLOW-UP DEVELOPMENT OF HIS STUDENTS. HE IS ALSO VERY FLEXIBLE IN TIMINGS.
DAN PROVIDED TUTORING TO MY SON ZACHARY IN AP BIO. HE HELPED ZACHARY SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE HIS GRADE. DAN HELPED HIM THINK THROUGH THE COMPLEX SUBJECT MATTER IN A EASY TO UNDERSTAND WAY. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND DAN FOR ASSISTANCE IN AP BIO.
DAN IS A THOROUGH, PATIENT AND WELL PREPARED TUTOR. HE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN CALCULUS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH HIM. HE ASKS STRATEGIC QUESTIONS TO ENSURE HIS STUDENTS TRULY UNDERSTANDS. HE IS A VERY RELIABLE AND ORGANIZED TUTOR. MY KIDS LOOK FORWARD TO MORE SESSIONS WITH HIM.
DAN TUTORED ME SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MCAT PHYSICAL SCIENCES SECTION, AND IS INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE WITH BOTH THE PHYSICS AND GENERAL CHEMISTRY CONTENT OF THE EXAM. I USUALLY HAD TO LET HIM KNOW ONLY 2-3 DAYS IN ADVANCE THAT I WANTED TO MEET, AND HE MADE SURE THAT WE COULD MEET WHEN IT WAS CONVENIENT FOR BOTH OF US. DAN COMPLETELY TAUGHT ME PHYSICS IN A WAY THAT I COULD UNDERSTAND AND MAKE SENSE OF, ESPECIALLY FOR THE DIFFICULT MCAT EXAM. I BECAME ABLE TO DO THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS ON MY OWN, AND EVEN WHEN I WAS BACK AT COLLEGE IN MASSACHUSETTS, I WAS ABLE TO E-MAIL HIM WITH QUESTIONS AND RELY ON HIM FOR ANSWERS. DAN HELPED ME IMPROVE A GREAT AMOUNT IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES SECTION OF THE MCAT, AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM AS A TUTOR IN THE SCIENCES, AS WELL AS A TUTOR FOR THE SAT EXAM.
DANIEL PROVES TO BE A VERY ORGANIZED AND EFFICIENT TUTOR. HIS GENUINE PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE IS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH HIS PATIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY. I AM CONVINCED THAT THIS MAN IS A CHEMISTRY GENIUS. WITH HIS HELP, I EARNED AN A IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY AT RUTGERS.
THANK YOU DAN!
DANIEL IS A VERY THOUGHTFUL AND PATIENT TUTOR. HE USES A METHODOLOGY THAT ENABLES STUDENTS TO EXERCISE BETWEEN LESSONS AND FOCUS ON THE TOPICS POSING THE MOST CHALLENGE. THIS METHODOLOGY HELPS STUDENTS TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE PROBLEMS AND IMPROVE IN THOSE AREAS. DURING THE LESSONS DANIEL WORKS WITH THE STUDENT ON THE APPROACHES FOR ADDRESSING UNRESOLVED OR INCORRECTLY RESOLVED PROBLEMS. HE AVOIDS SHOWING THE STUDENT THE WAY TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM BUT RATHER TEACHES HER HOW TO APPROACH SUCH PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE. DANIEL CAN PROVIDE TRAINING IN MANY DISCIPLINES AND IS AN EXCELLENT TUTOR FOR SAT PREPARATION. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM AND WOULD USE HIS SERVICES MYSELF IN THE FUTURE IF I WOULD BE IN NEED OF SUCH SERVICES. WE JUST FINISHED OUR FIRST ROUND OF EXAMS AND I SCORED EXTREMELY WELL ON EACH EXAM. I JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO DAN BECAUSE HE HAS HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY! I WOULDN'T BE IN THE POSITION I AM IN NOW WITHOUT HIS GUIDANCE. FOR 15 YEARS, I TRIED TO FIND A STUDY METHOD THAT WORKED FOR ME, BUT EACH NEW METHOD FAILURE UNTIL I MET HIM. HE TAUGHT ME THE CORRECT WAY TO STUDY AND IT HAS BEEN SUCCESS EVERY SINCE!
DANIEL WAS MY DAUGHTER'S TUTOR FOR HER AP PHYSICS CLASS FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT DANIEL.
HE IS UNDENIABLY EXTREMELY PREPARED ACADEMICALLY;
HIS TEACHING METHOD MADE THE SUBJECT MATERIAL EASIER TO UNDERSTAND FOR MY DAUGHTER.
HE TAUGHT HER NOT ONLY PHYSICS BUT WHAT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, THE METHODOLOGY OF HOW TO HANDLE STUDYING THE DIFFICULT MATERIAL OF THAT CLASS.
DANIEL WENT OVER AND BEYOND HIS ROLE AS A TUTOR. HE GENUINELY CARED ABOUT THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HIS STUDENT. HE ALWAYS ASKED MY DAUGHTER TO UPDATE HIM ABOUT HER CLASS WORK AND WAS AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME VIA FACE TIME OR PHONE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT SHE WOULD HAVE REGARDING THE MATERIAL OR FOR EXTRA HELP THE NIGHT BEFORE HER EXAMS. HE ALWAYS FOLLOWED UP WITH US WITH A CALL OR TEXT ABOUT HER TESTS RESULTS, TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE DID WELL.
HE ALSO PROVIDED ANOTHER RESOURCEFUL BOOK, THAT BESIDES HER TEXTBOOK, WAS VERY HELPFUL FOR MY DAUGHTER.
DANIEL WAS VERY FLEXIBLE WITH THE LOCATIONS AND TIMINGS OF THE TUTORING SESSIONS, THAT HELPED TREMENDOUSLY WITH OUR FAMILY'S VERY BUSY SCHEDULE.
ALSO HE WOULD GIVE ME AS A PARENT, A VERY DETAILED FEED BACK VERBALLY AND BY WRITING , EACH TIME AND AS NEEDED AFTER THE TUTORING SESSIONS, ABOUT HIS ASSESSMENTS, CONCERNS, SUGGESTIONS AND WORK THAT HE WAS DOING WITH MY DAUGHTER.
TO SUMMARIZE: DANIEL IS AN EXCELLENT TUTOR AND HUMAN BEING.
ANY STUDENT WOULD BE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE DANIEL HELP THEM SUCCEED.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE.
DANIEL IS AN AMAZING, RESPONSIVE, HANDS-ON TUTOR.
WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF TUTORS BOTH BETWEEN MY 17 YEAR OLD WHO DANIEL IS TUTORING FOR THE SAT'S (MAINLY MATH WHICH IS NOT HER STRONG POINT) AND WITH MY OLDER DAUGHTER. I HAVE TO SAY, AS A MOTHER, THAT DANIEL HAS BEEN AMAZING. HE CONSISTENTLY REACHES OUT BEYOND ACTUAL TUTORING SESSIONS TO MAKE SURE MY DAUGHTER IS ON TRACK. HE LITERALLY WAS ON A BIKING MARATHON AND STOPPED EVERY BREAK TO CHECK IN ON HER DURING A SAMPLE TEST. DANIEL HAS A LIGHT AND AIRY WAY ABOUT HIM THAT RELAXES MY DAUGHTER AND ALLOWS DIFFICULT OBSTACLES TO TRANSFORM TO SIMPLER WAYS OF HER TO VIEW THEM. IN ADDITION, HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/OR ZOOM WHEN EXTRA HELP IS NEEDED. WHILE OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO HELP MY DAUGHTER PREPARE FOR THE SAT'S, DANIEL IS ALSO HELPING HER WITH HER MATH MOVING FORWARD INTO HER SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND DANIEL AS A TUTOR!!
SAT ESSAY WRITING
a review from a student in China:
I still remember the first time I met with Mr. Dan. I just came back from the US from a summer program and I was exhausted. However, my mother asked me to attend a class on preparing SAT and writing essays. At first I was reluctant to go because I could hardly open my eyes. But in the end I went to Dan’s class to have a try. His teaching method really attracted me in the very first class, and I thought I would take more classes with him. Since Dan mainly stays in the US, after the first two classes, I took classes on Skype every week. Because I was weak at the writing part of SAT, Dan mainly taught me the styles and sentence structures that could help me write better essays. The effect of his classes was apparent: I only got 6 on my first SAT essay, but after three months of training, I got an 8. And in this April, I took the ACT with writing and received a 29 for my writing, roughly 10 in old SAT. My improvement in writing was palpable, and I have to pay my full thanks to Dan. He is the one that helped me the most on good writing styles and those styles can still help me in college when I write research papers. Also during our classes, I learned that Dan was a good man and we gradually became friends besides the relationship of teacher and students. Now I can speak without hesitation that Dan is the most helpful writing tutor I have ever met and I believe he will help your students in the same way and degree he once helped me.