My name is Daniel Hale and I am full time professional math tutor. I have been married for eight years. I enjoy both playing and watching sports. My favorite sports are soccer and basketball but I will watch almost any sport that is on! In my spare time I like doing any type of puzzle that makes me think. This includes sudoku, logic problems, and brain teasers. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
- Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics
- Montclair State University , Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics
- State of NJ Certification - Teacher
I have been teaching and tutoring all levels of mathematics for the past 15 years. I started out tutoring high school and middle school students in a 3 to 1 setting at a learning center in Edison. After that I spent a couple of years tutoring and mentoring students at Rutgers University in Precalculus and Calculus. I then earned my Masters Degree in Teaching and taught in Newark for 5 years and Piscataway for 2 years. During this time I tutored students both privately and at a learning center in North Brunswick. I then started YFMT in November of 2017 as an in home tutoring business. I am now the lead tutor at our brand new Learning Center. Through these years of experience I have learned that each student has his or her own unique personality with his or her own specific needs. I like to get to know my students on a personal level and believe that this gives me an avenue to relate to them and use this to teach them mathematics.
My approach to teaching is that the most important aspect is trust. The student must trust that the teacher has not only the content knowledge but that they have his or her best interest at heart. The students must feel safe in the environment before they are able to learn. I believe that the only way to earn this trust is to focus on building a positive relationship as much as possible from the start. I like to take a little bit of time in the beginning to get to know my students and this pays huge dividends in the long run. This relationship also allows me to individualize my instruction to meet the specific needs of each student.
I have had the great fortune of being a classroom teacher for 31 years in South Brunswick. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education/Psychology from The College of New Jersey. I earned my Master's Degree in Early Literacy and Writing from Walden University.
I believe in teaching students that Practice makes Progress and giving the gift of time. Students learn early on that mistakes are expected, respected, and corrected. It is my goal to teach students a variety of strategies to solve problems and understand concepts. I love to teach students that you can always use the strategy that your brain likes best. I care a great deal about celebrating successes and building student confidence and esteem.
I love to create a safe and caring environment that gives students the freedom to take risks and ask questions.