Daniel DiRocco
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Daniel DiRocco

Daniel D.

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Middle School, High School, College
I have tutored writing in every form -- persuasive writing, research writing, creative writing -- for many years. And I absolutely love it! If a student is struggling with any type of writing, I have the experience to remedy.

About Daniel D.

Hi! My name is Dan, and I can't wait to meet you!

I've been teaching private lessons to students from pre-K through college for over 15 years. I have loved seeing my students excel in all levels of math, reading comprehension, writing, and a variety of other subjects. Equally important has been watching my students' confidence levels soar.

Many of my students whom I tutored for years have attended Ivy League Schools, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, and I still keep in touch with some of them to this day.

When you work with me, you'll see that I truly care about your success and that I will invest all my effort to ensure that you are comfortable with whatever material we are covering. I try to make learning fun and engaging, and I have an enthusiastic personality.

I earned my B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University (NYU). There, I double majored in History (with high honors) and Political Science, and I double minored in Philosophy and Spanish Language. I then attended Georgetown University Law School, where I earned my JD.

In the last two years, I have served as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and William Paterson University, where I have taught law-related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

I look forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve your goals.

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Rebecca
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Dan is an exceptional tutor. He tutored my son in 10th grade American Literature English. Dan actually went out and bought the books my son was assigned and read along with him to prepare for their lessons. He also edited all my son's essays, taught him some writing tricks, and dramatically improved his writing. I can't recommend enough.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Leona
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Daniel is a fantastic teacher. He is patient, explains the information really well, and makes sure to tailor each lesson to my strengths and weaknesses. He is also really good at explaining complex concepts in super easy-to-understand terms. If you are looking for an amazing tutor who will help you understand and learn quickly, while boosting confidence, then Daniel’s the best tutor out there.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Kim
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Dan is an exceptional tutor. My daughter is studying to become a teacher, and she struggled with the math section of the Praxis exam, which tests an overview of high school math. Dan worked extraordinarily hard, tutoring her twice per week. He rented practice books from the library, developed his own materials, and broke everything down for my daughter in simple terms so that she could understand. He was very patient and he worked through every problem she encountered. I can't thank him enough. Because of Dan, my daughter passed the exam, and she is on her way to becoming a teacher.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Maggie
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You won't find anyone better. Work with him if you get the chance.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Millie
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Dan worked at my K-12 learning center for several years. He is by far, the best employee I have EVER had. He worked diligently with students of all ages in math and reading, ranging from basic math to calculus and phonics to literary interpretation and writing skills. He has a special knack for breaking complicated material down, making it accessible to any student. This is a testament to his ability to read a student's capability quickly and zone in on and remedy where a student is struggling. Moreover, he is able to relate to students of any age and make them feel comfortable. Finally, he is extremely intelligent and can tutor students effectively in just about any possible subject. If you get the chance, I can't recommend enough that you work with him. He will not let you down.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Diana
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Dan is a wonderful human being and a stellar educator. My daughter was struggling with her adjustment to college, particularly in writing academic essays. Dan tutored her through her first and second years, editing her essays, explaining how to structure essays, maintain focus, and be succinct. He also managed, through discussion, to prompt my daughter to think and develop her own ideas about where to take her essays. He was available whenever my daughter needed him. I can't say enough positive things about him. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a tutor or teacher.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Patti
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Dan is the best tutor/teacher I have ever seen. Midway through my son’s 8th grade year, he was on the verge of failing Algebra I. I found Dan to tutor him. Dan was patient, attentive, knowledgeable, and found a multitude of ways to break down the material. He brought my son’s grade from a D to an A for the last two quarters of the school year. He’s the absolute best. And he genuinely cares.

Posted Mar 16, 2020

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Experience

Adjunct Professor
Aug 2018 - Present

Multiple Universities

After graduating law school in 2018, I have taken a detour into academia before sitting for the Bar exam. I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses across three universities: Montclair State University; Fairleigh Dickinson University; and William Paterson University. Amongst the courses I have taught have been: Contemporary Constitutional Law; Constitutional Law I, Civil Liberties and Rights, Legal Research and Writing, Law in Everyday Life, Introduction to Modern Political Theory, American Court System, and more.

Assistant Director
Sep 2003 - Present

Kumon Learning Center

I have worked, and I continue to work, at two Kumon Learning Center locations in New Jersey. There, I encounter students of all ages, from pre-K through 12th grade. I have tutored students in phonics and basic addition and subtraction, elementary reading comprehension and intense arithmetic (multiplication, long division, fractions), advanced reading comprehension (including high school literature), writing skills, and Algebra I to Calculus.

Private Tutor
Oct 2003 - May 2019

Self-Employed

I worked as a self-employed private tutor, teaching students elementary and advanced math, writing, literary analysis, AP US History, ESL, SAT preparation, LSAT preparation, and a variety of other subjects to suit students's needs.

Creator and Instructor
Jul 2005 - Aug 2015

Summer Writing Program

I developed multiple writing curricula, with integration of literature, for a summer writing program where I was the instructor for 10 years. Each summer, I held classes twice per week, with three class sections per day: elementary school section, middle school section, and high school section. Specifically for the high school section, we worked on writing academic essays, informal personal essays and other types of creative writing, research papers, and practice college application essays. We also conducted lessons on resume development for college applications. For younger students, the focus was more on vocabulary, sentence, and paragraph development.

ESL Instructor
Jan 2008 - May 2014

Columbia University's Community Impact ESL Program

In the classroom setting, I taught adult ESL students for six years. During this time, I taught all levels from beginner to advanced, and I focused on grammar, writing, and pronunciation skills.

Education

JD -- Law
Aug 2015 - May 2018

Georgetown University Law Center

BA, magna cum laude, History and Political Science
Aug 2005 - May 2009

New York University (NYU)

Awards

Distinguished Teacher Award
May 2013

Columbia University's Community Impact ESL Program

History Thesis -- High Honors
May 2009

New York University (NYU) History Department

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