“Wherever you go, there you are” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Daniel’s passion for teaching began when he was a summer camp counselor, teaching a diverse range of topics including ecology, rock climbing, archery, acting, and horseback riding. He also taught campers how to make a loud whistle by tightly holding a blade of grass between their first metacarpals and their first distal phalanges, which he later thoroughly regretted. Daniel enjoyed the diversity of students, topics, and experiences that this job afforded him. What once started as a particular knack for teaching campers has since blossomed into a passion for teaching academically. As a Chemistry tutor, Daniel emphasized exploring the class material with a focus on understanding particulars within the big picture and enjoying the challenge of solving the puzzles of equations and skeletal formulas. As a USMLE Step 1 tutor, Daniel additionally focuses on the comparisons and connections between diverse and superficially distinct topics in order to integrate into the whole of the scientific body of knowledge. Daniel also emphasizes the importance of visual and experiential learning and will be sure to bring many interesting images and examples into tutoring sessions!
Students can expect to develop their study and test-taking techniques and strategies, subdue test-taking anxiety, improve healthy habit formation, practice wellbeing, mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise, and, of course, explore the wonderful world of medicine! He is personally invested in a tutee’s success academically, which needs to be built on a strong foundation. He hopes that you both can be accountable to each other in describing and then achieving our academic goals.