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Mr. Dan K.

specializes in AoPS Math and Physics Instructor / Improv Comedian · male

"Hey there! My name's Dan, and my passion is helping people develop a deeper, more intuitive understanding of math, physics, and language.

When I was in college, there were many times where one of my classmates would ask the professor a question, the professor would give an unhelpful reply, and I would sit there frustrated that they had completely misunderstood the heart of my classmate's question. I more...

"Hey there! My name's Dan, and my passion is helping people develop a deeper, more intuitive understanding of math, physics, and language.

When I was in college, there were many times where one of my classmates would ask the professor a question, the professor would give an unhelpful reply, and I would sit there frustrated that they had completely misunderstood the heart of my classmate's question. I realized that I had a knack for understanding the specific obstacle a person was encountering with understanding a concept, which put me in a great position to help them overcome that obstacle. As a result, I started teaching and tutoring math as a college junior in 2015, and I've been loving it ever since.

One obvious fact that has thoroughly informed my tutoring style is that the people I teach are not purely math students or physics students; they are fully three-dimensional human beings. This means that, while my *focus* in each session is of course to help them understand concepts they're struggling with, I always leave room for humour and tangential conversation. My goal is not just that students learn a lot from their sessions with me, but that they also enjoy the time they've spent in those sessions.

When I'm not tutoring, I'm often teaching in some capacity for Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), where I've taught contest math and Beast Academy classes on their Virtual Campus and worked as a teaching assistant for several classes on AoPS Online. When I'm not teaching at *all*, I can often be found reading, writing, travelling, attending concerts, taking lessons, and joining Meetup groups.

Even though Spanish is the main language course I've taken and can tutor, I consider math to be my true second language. I don't just tell students the steps for solving a particular type of math problem, I help them develop a stronger *feel* for mathematics that will help them solve all sorts of problems in the future. I know the ins and outs of my main subjects (trigonometry, calculus, statistics) like the back of my" less...

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fee: $96 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Dan K. is a certified tutor

Northwestern University, Physics, Appl. Math

Durham University, Masters

University of Cambridge, Masters

Denver, CO 80233

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Calculus - Physics - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Spanish - Trigonometry