My method is to first assess the needs of my student(s). What is it you need to learn? Once I understand that I plan a way to get you expeditiously from where you are now to where you want to be.
I am an English teacher who can help with literature, essays, grammar, and creative writing. I have taught high school English for 30 years and have also served as a private tutor. I have taught thousands of students, many who have gone on to succeed in all kinds of professions.
My rates are constant unless additional preparation is required during my free time. If that is necessary, I may ask to re-negotiate the rate. Students may cancel at any time with no penalty. However, precedence will be given to students who attend scheduled classes.
My goal is to help people improve their written and oral communication skills to help them to succeed in school. I have had many jobs in this field. However, I have worked in the same school district now for 28 years. I was recognized by an environmental organization for teaching Ibsen's Enemy of the People and using it to help frame student research into contemporary environmental topics. I was also featured in a local newspaper for incorporating raps I write, record, and perform into my teaching.
Perfect! Mr.Dan has been tutoring my son with English language lessons. He is a very patient, fun and knowledgeable teacher. We initially had Mr.Dan help improve our son’s essay writing skills specifically for ISEE. After a few sessions, it was clear that Mr.Dan was gifted with language skills beyond just essay writing. So he started helping with sentence diagramming for grammar and some reading comprehension skills, as needed. My son never feels rushed at the end of the session and I get a comprehensive email on what was discussed in class. Every few sessions, Mr.Dan fills me in on my son’s progress. Our son now feels more confident approaching any writing assignment because of the structure and strategies that Mr.Dan helped him with. I highly recommend Mr.Dan for improving your child’s writing skills and honestly any other English language skills.
Vic is an excellent student who picks up on new concepts very quickly.
Perfect! We are lucky to have found Dan. He is not only knowledgeable but he knows how to teach. He gets down to the student’s level to gauge what level of instructions will help. He is extremely patient, encouraging, and offer sound advise and feedback. He is generous with sharing tips and tricks that not only helps to learn but also helps to earn better grades. My son loves him and enjoys his lessons. We know Dan has busy schedule and we appreciate that he accommodates us and truly helps with my son’s learning. I recommend Dan very strongly and sincerely.
Sohan definitely is able to recall key passages from the novel and converse about these passages, explaining their relevance. Initially, I think either Sohan misunderstood the concept of "insider versus outsider" or didn't apply the concept rigorously enough when choosing passages for this assignment.
Mr. Herman is a kind and loving teacher who makes learning fun! It was a pleasure to have him for two years in high school, where his techniques invited creativity and fostered intellectual growth.
Daniel taught both of our sons how to play chess. He is a fabulous teacher! Daniel came to our home every week for the lessons. He was always prompt and we trusted him very much. Daniel is very skilled, knowledgeable and experienced! He is also very enthusiastic and loves to teach his students! We are very grateful for all that Daniel has taught to our sons and would highly recommend him to anyone in our community! 5 stars!!
Mr.Herman is the best; he has such an unique ability to weave in fun into superb education! I was never bored learning from Mr.Herman, and I learned a lot!
My son took a chess class with Dan and he loved it. Dan was able to keep the class fun and my son learned so much. Dan was very patient with the kids in the class and he kept their interest very well. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that is thinking about taking a class with Dan.
I would HIGHLY recommend Daniel! I signed my daughter up for chess classes with Daniel in the spring during virtual instruction. She was brand new to the game and very reluctant. However, after just the very first round, Daniel made her feel comfortable and she became hooked immediately. He has a wonderful handle on virtual learning, was able to give plenty of one to one assistance, and even stayed in close contact with parents. My daughter looked forward to chess days each week! This was possibly the brightest, happiest part of all virtual learning. I was so grateful that Daniel was there!
Mr. Herman was a great teacher. He was very considerate of his students and thoughtful about his lesson plans. I always felt super engaged in Mr. Herman’s class and always had a good laugh. I would highly recommend taking a class with him if you can.
Many years ago when I had Mr. Herman as a teacher, I'd fallen behind in the reading of an assigned novel, Billy Budd. He took several hours of his time at the end of a school day to help me understand the novel, and how to read it the way Melville intended it to be read. Needless to say from that day forward I was at the top of the class with the book and he changed the way I read books, and became a friend post graduation. It's been over 20 years and we are still in contact
Dan is a very talented English teacher. He knows perfectly how to connect with teenagers and how to transmit to them his knowledge and his passion for learning. He managed all the activities and lessons incredibly well, facing challenges and overcoming them easily. He is very easygoing and it is really easy to work with him.
One of my fondest childhood memories is learning chess from Dan! From his after school sessions, to his Saturday tournaments, to his summer camps, chess was always a fun activity that brought new groups of people together, many of whom became my closest friends. Anything he organized was always really well run and I really couldn't imagine my childhood without chess, or Dan! I am truly indebted to Dan for introducing and teaching chess to me all those years. Through playing chess, I gained an excellent intuition for strategizing and thinking ahead which continues to benefit me even after my years at Dan's sessions.
Mr. Herman will always have a fond place in my heart. I was on the Chess team in high school, where he was my coach for three years. During some trying years of my adolescence, he was a teacher, coach, mentor, and when needed a friend.
As my coach, he significantly improved my chess skills from novice to a competitive player. More importantly, he instilled in me a love for the game. A love that has carried through to this day. Through chess, Mr. Herman taught me to work hard, face adversity without getting frustrated, and learn from my failures. Those lessons have paid many dividends in the years since.
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