Daniel Whiteside

STEM tutor - math, physics, computer skills, test prep


Welcome to my website! Here you can find information about Private Lessons, Groups, and Classes.

I have over 10 years of experience instructing students of all skill levels in math, physics, test preparation, and computer skills. I really love math, physics, and programming, but also have a passion for psychology, music, and techniques to motivate students to reach their full potential.

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My Philosophy

One of my core educational principles is that with the proper guidance and inspiration, students should be able to regulate their own learning and pursue the development of skills that are most appropriate to their own situation. As students transition from middle school to high school, college, and beyond, these self-regulatory skills become increasingly important. I have noticed, however, that despite the importance of these skills for higher learning, they are often not taught to young people in traditional educational settings. Therefore, in addition to covering the required coursework in my tutoring sessions and small classes, I also put an emphasis on the acquisition of self-regulatory skills. Self-regulatory skills include: time management, motivation, social/physical environmental structuring, self-evaluation, and metacognition.

NEW: Upcoming SAT Class

Need to prepare for your upcoming SAT? Join us this fall and get a leg up on your upcoming test. We will meet weekly on Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm and Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm to cover the most important content and strategies that you'll need to ace your test in a friendly, small group setting. Lessons will be individualized based on the students needs, skills, and problem areas. For more info about SAT classes, click here.

Private Lessons and Group Classes

Private lessons are offered for the following subjects: Math - all levels, Physics - all levels, SAT and ACT preparation. The rate for private lessons is $75 for 60-minute lessons (or $60 for Skype): a 10% discount is offered if you pay for four or more lessons in advance. I currently do not have any available timeslots for private lessons. Check out the Saturday morning group!

Group lessons are also offered for SAT and ACT prep. Groups are completely customized to the students learning needs, and set up on a per-case basis. I typically look at score reports from past tests and create a learning plan for the group that reflects the skills that need the most improvement. I usually accept no more than five students for a group. The cost for group lessons are normally $225 for four lessons or $300 for six lessons. If you're interested in starting or joining a group for SAT or ACT test prep, contact Daniel directly at his email address or phone number.

Saturday Morning Group: High School Math & Physics, Fall 2019

Meet us on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:45am to study high school math and physics in a small group setting! We will meet at Cuppa Austin every Saturday this semester to practice and improve our math and physics skills. Each student will get weekly personalized progress updates, additional worksheets and quizzes tailored to their coursework, and individualized instruction time with the instructor. The cost of the lessons are $200 for four lessons (or $55 for a drop-in class).

Contact Me

Email Address: whiteside.danielj@gmail.com

Phone Number: (512) 743-2001

Recent Videos!

October 9th, 2019 - Three Pillars of Successful Studying

This video will help you understand the three pillars of succesful studying. The three pillars are: right content, right methodology/meta-skills, and right effort.

October 6th, 2019 - SAT Tip: How Long Should I Spend Studying?

How long should you plan to study for your upcoming SAT test? The experts at CollegeBoard suggest you should plan on 60 minutes of high-quality study time for each 12 point increase you wish to achieve. This video will walk you through the calculation for how long you should plan to study, and provide some helpful pointers to improve your study plan!

October 2nd, 2019 - Self-Regulated Learning

Check out my latest video, on the six dimensions of self-regulated learning. These six dimensions are important skills that any student who wishes to accel in their studies needs to master. These skills can help students improve grades and standardized test scores, as well as reduce anxiety about the future and manage the stress of a heavy courseload.