We engaged Dan's services for our 18 year old college-attending daughter, who had always struggled with math, to help her with an intensive on-line math course. Not only did he help her to improve her understanding of the formulas necessary to calculate the answers to the math problems; his encouragement was gentle, yet firm. He also helped her to organize her study habits and believe in herself that she was capable of answering difficult math questions. I would give Dan Molloy's tutoring skills 3 thumbs up, if I were able to do so.
- Julie, very pleased mom
Ahead of starting a pre-medical program, I was looking to fill in some significant gaps in my mathematics repertoire, in particular Algebra.
I had been out of school for more than a decade, so I essentially needed to start from the beginning. Dan and I worked out a plan to progress from Algebra I to Algebra II and beyond.
I have never thought of myself as mathematically inclined, but from the beginning Dan worked to break that mindset through a focused approach to key Algebraic concepts. During our 90 minute sessions, we would review homework assignments and attack new material. His approach was at once disciplined and creative-- as opposed to one size fits all. When I found a topic difficult or confusing, he made it accessible-- whether by connecting the concept to the “real world” or uncovering the relationship to previous material.
Dan is extremely patient. He’s able to work with students to get through a challenging problem--and find several ways of explaining a concept to ensure you fully understand it.
I’ve been extremely happy with my progress during our time working together. Not only have I gotten better at math, but his encouragement and support have made the idea of doing math a much less scary proposition.
An ideal tutor is someone who can relate to you, understanding your goals and learning style. You want someone who both knows their subject, in this case math, and can communicate effectively. Too many tutors know their subject but struggle to relate concepts in a way students can understand. Dan not only knows his subjects, but also engages and motivates students to master the material.
Another key: realistic goals. You should be able to lay out what you want to achieve. In turn, your tutor should be able to devise a structured plan to work toward achieving that goal.
The best tutor will do more than teach you. He or she will motivate you to want to learn more and improve. Dan achieves that with ease.
Dan stands out as a tutor for his focus, diligence and communication skills. He works hard to make sure you succeed--and expects the same from you.
He has a very open teaching style--and can convey materials in multiple ways that help to reinforce key concepts.
Dan is smart, articulate and outgoing--I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to get ahead.
- Ashe, pre-med student
When I began experiencing problems with Physics, I decided that I needed a tutor. A classmate of mine recommended Dan, saying that he was an excellent tutor for physics, as well as math. Once I started meeting with Dan, I noticed a significant improvement in my Physics understanding and in my grades for the class, all thanks to Dan. When working with Dan, he explains everything in such a way that allows me to comprehend things, whether physics or math, that I did not understand at all previously. Dan is very knowledgeable and helpful, and I am grateful that my classmate recommended him to me. Dan is a very patient and thorough tutor, always making sure that I fully understand the material I am having trouble with. If any student or parent were in the process of selecting a tutor, I would strongly recommend Dan!
- Dina, high school junior
As a high school student, Dan would have a group of students after school, going over Geometry, Algebra, or Trigonometry. That was where the real learning happened.
- Chris, classmate
Dan helped me through Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry. His natural approach to explaining science using everyday examples from the physical world made concepts dramatically clearer to me.
- Steve, student
I was seeking tutoring for my daughter who was struggling in mathematics and physics. A friend of my daughter's mentioned that she has a very good tutor. I wanted my daughter to improve her grades as she was failing and the results from her tutoring sessions were remarkable. Not only was she passing but she became and A student. The results of having Dan as her tutor far exceeded my expectations.
Dan is a fantastic tutor and I am so happy we found him. His patience and teaching skills are incredible as he not only helps with problems but instills skills that the student can take with them for a lifetime. After my daughter has a session with Dan her confidence is incredibly apparent as she has a deep understanding of the subject matter.
- Joseph, father of high school sophomore
Our goal for seeking Dan Molloy's NYC tutoring and prep services was to provide a more solid foundation in math and science for our daughter. Her grades were inconsistent and we believed one on one tutoring would provide the academic support she needed to consistently grasp all mathematical and scientific concepts necessary to excel. We have seen her grades soar in Pre-calculus-(interim grade A) and Physics (interim grade B+), over a 2 month period. She now has a strong confidence in these subjects and we believe it has also strengthened her computer science grades too.
We would inform a student or parent who is in the process of seeking a tutor, that they look for particular qualities (which we believe will lead to a student's educational goals for success). The tutor should possess teaching qualities that nurtures confidence, engages and supports the student, but also challenges the student in an adventurous and fun way. Dan Molloy's NYC tutoring and prep services has seamlessly mastered these qualities. My daughter no longer views these subjects as work; she has developed a renewed enjoyment in understanding how these subjects are significant and relatable to every day life.
We appreciate Dan Molloy's weekly updates and progress reports. These communication tools are meaningful and allows us to understand what is being reviewed, what are the strengths and weaknesses and also informs us of the plan of action for the next session. We are extremely happy with the results our daughter has achieved and plan to utilize Dan Molloy's services for standardized college Test Prep in addition to our weekly tutoring sessions.
- Jewel, mother of high school junior
We were looking to enhance our son's math skills, in order to be better prepared for high school entrance exams. We were interested in Dan's services due to his engineering degree. Dan has a deep understanding of math and is experienced in science as well. Our son was able to score higher on math tests and competitions.
- Alla, mom
I found Dan after having tried several other tutors, with very limited success. I knew Dan would work out well for my daughter immediately because he is a natural teacher. He took the time to understand my daughter’s learning style, strengths and weaknesses. He laid out expectations and goals and encouraged success in a positive and supportive way. We have used Dan for math, physics and SAT prep with demonstrated success and have already recommended him to others. It’s too bad Dan doesn’t tutor other subject areas – our other tutors don’t compare. He is a hard act to follow.
- Alyse, mom
We needed to find a math tutor who could work with our daughter to bring her up to speed with her math skills this year. She needed lots of improvement at test taking. We found Dan through a friend. We met with him and knew immediately that he would be the one to help our daughter. She was reluctant to get help from her parents, and math was not her favorite subject. After working with Dan for months, she has improved tremendously with her problem solving skills. Dan has even made math more enjoyable for her. I would highly recommend Dan as a tutor. He is professional, efficient, and knowledgeable at what he does. He will make a difference in your child's future.
- Kim and Ron, parents
Dan is a self-improvement guru with a vast enthusiasm for helping his clients achieve their potential. As my personal coach, Dan helped me organize my finances and start an athletic training regimen, two tasks that had seemed unmanageable until I began working with Dan. I have no doubt that his lucky students will benefit from not only his intellect, but also his patience and ability to motivate.
- Kelly, coaching client