Daniel Whiteside

STEM tutor - math, physics, test prep


Welcome to my website! Here you can find information about Private Lessons, Groups and Classes, SAT Prep, as well as resources for study tips and test preparation advice.

My name is Daniel Whiteside, I have over 10 years of experience instructing students of all skill levels in math, physics, test preparation, and computer skills. I have worked with students of all ages, Kindergarden through older adults. I really love math, physics, and programming, but also have a passion for psychology, music, and art. I continue to add videos and written tips to this site regularly, so check back again for more great content!

Spring 2020, SAT Classes New

Need to prepare for your upcoming SAT? Join us this spring and get a leg up on your upcoming test. We will meet weekly 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.

Private Lessons and Group Classes

Private lessons and groups 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 group lessons!

Guiding 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.

Recent Videos!

November 22nd, 2019 - SAT, ACT, GRE Study Tips

Check out this video for three great study tips you can use to help you prepare for your upcoming SAT, ACT, or GRE!

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.