Services

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This is an overview of Creatr’s services including tutoring, classes, and test prep.


Tutoring


Math and physics tutoring for every student. Over a decade of experience teaching and tutoring. At this time, all lessons will be virtual.

I offer private lessons for math and physics. I tend to focus on the fundamental concepts at work underlying the problem areas. Learning math or science is like learning any other skill, you must learn to walk before you can run. When we go back to the basics, when we address the fundamental underlying concepts, the hard stuff gets much easier. Learn more about my methods here.

Each student will receive regular progress updates and skills insights directly from the teacher.

Subjects Offered

Physics: AP and On-Level
Algebra I & II
Geometry
Accounting and Finance
Trigonometry and PreCalculus
Statistics: AP and On-Level
Calculus: AP and On-Level, College Calculus I, II, and III
Test Prep: SAT, ACT and GRE
College Coaching/Readiness
I do not refund or reschedule no-show lessons or classes. If you’re on my schedule and you do not show up, you will be charged. If you will miss a class or lesson: to ensure you can get a refund or reschedule your session, please let me know at least 48 hours in advance.

To schedule a session or a package, contact Daniel at whiteside.danielj@gmail.com



Past Classes and Workshops


Number Sense for Advanced Math Students –

Saturday August 21st – 12:00-1:30pm

School is starting up again – are you ready? A recent study in the AERA (American Educational Research Association) Journal indicated that more than half of students lost 39% of their previous school year’s learning over the summer break. One strategy that can really help is to review old material and jog your memory, before you need to use it! That’s exactly what we’ll be doing this Saturday in “Number Sense for Advanced Math Students.”

This lesson is for students taking an advanced math course this year like PreCalculus, Calculus, Physics, Algebra 2 or College Algebra, Geometry, and so on. You should not take this course if you haven’t yet completed Algebra 1, as this may be paced too quickly for you.

You’ll cover some of the most powerful strategies that can make or break your year in a difficult math class. These are skills that I wish someone had taught me before I took upper level math classes. This includes:

  • Powerful Mental Math – multiplying and dividing larger numbers mentally, and quickly!
  • Intuition about fractions, percents, and decimals.
  • Easy units and unit conversions.
  • Factoring things in our heads.
  • Advanced strategies for solving equations (without following every step).

This class will help anyone taking an upper level math or physics course, and I’ve designed it to cover some things that are often overlooked in a typical math course at school. We’ll cover some basic concepts but in a more effective way than most of you have seen before. I’ll also discuss the mindset and attitude it takes to take your math game to the next level (hint: flexibility/adaptability is one of the keys).

A live online event – Since everyone is being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing to the extent possible, this will a great opportunity to interact with other students in a safe and remote way.

Who Can Register – This courses is designed for high school and college students who are currently registered for an advanced mathematics course. You shouldn’t take this workshop if you haven’t yet completed Algebra 1. If you have any questions about whether your student should register, please email creatrclasses@gmail.com.

Cost – Free

Past Classes and Workshops


Intro to Software Development –

Saturday June 12th – 1:00-2:30pm

Tune in tomorrow for a free coaching session, and a talk with Brian Wijayawardana and Nick Goodman about what it’s like to be a software engineer. Brian, a close friend of mine for many years, graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked in DevOps for about five years. He has graciously offered to offer this free class with the help of his colleague, Nick, to help prospective engineering students understand what it takes and what it’s like to be an engineer.

Join us next Saturday on Zoom as Brian and Nick give a presentation to students about the life of an engineer. I’ll be talking a bit too – about the mindset and attitude it takes to make it, and how to best empower yourself to succeed as a professional engineer.

Have you wondered what it’s like being an engineer? Are you considering a career in the engineering field? We will answer these questions and more, giving you real insight into what it takes to become an engineer and what’s it’s like working as an engineer at a high-tech company.

A live online event – Since everyone is being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing to the extent possible, this will a great opportunity to interact with other students in a safe and remote way.

Who Can Register – This courses is designed for students who are currently enrolled in Calculus AB, Calculus 1, or similar course. If you have any questions about whether your student should register, please email creatrclasses@gmail.com.

Cost – Free

Past Classes and Workshops


Calculus AB Skills Workshop –

April 26th – 12:00-1:45pm

Calculus AB Skills Workshop – Join Daniel on Sunday, April 26th for an afternoon Calculus workshop. In this online workshop, Daniel will cover the most critical understandings and insights into the end-of-year calculus tests offered by high schools and the College Board AP Exam.

This workshop covers Calculus AB. Studying for an AP or EOC exam for Calculus AB? If you’re just starting to prepare or have been preparing for months, this will be a great opportunity to sharpen your skills, get practice with actual AP test materials, ask questions about difficult topics, and get valuable feedback from an experienced instructor. Topics will include:

  • Limits and Continuity
  • Formal Definition of Derivative
  • Derivatives and Integration
  • Implicit Functions and Their Derivatives
  • Differential Equations and Slope Fields
  • Area, Surface Area, and Volume Integrals
  • Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

A live online event – Since everyone is being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing to the extent possible, this will a great opportunity to interact with other students in a safe and remote way. Daniel has been tutoring and teaching Calculus for over a decade – with years of experience working with students of all skill levels, Daniel has successfully helped many, many students prepare for the Calculus AB exam.

Ask questions in advance – Email Daniel in advance to ask specific questions. All questions should be emailed to creatrclasses@gmail.com with the subject line “April 26 Calculus-AB Exam Skills Workshop.” If you do not send it this way, I might not see the email before the workshop begins.

Who Can Register – This courses is designed for students who are currently enrolled in Calculus AB, Calculus 1, or similar course. If you have any questions about whether your student should register, please email creatrclasses@gmail.com.

Cost – $45

Upcoming Class


Geometry Skills Workshop –

April 26th 2:00-3:45pm

Geometry Skills Workshop – Join Daniel on Sunday, April 26th for an afternoon Geometry workshop. In this online workshop, Daniel will cover the most critical understandings and insights of Geometry. Solidify your understanding of fundamental geometric concepts to pave the way to Algebra II, PreCalculus and beyond.

This workshop covers Geometry. Geometry is one of the foundational mathematical skills which begins to open doors to advanced mathematics, physics, engineering, and many other STEM fields. This workshop is designed for students currently taking Geometry to take their skills to the next level – there will be some review of every topic covered, but we will spend some time stretching our understanding and learning new applications. This will be a great opportunity to sharpen your skills, get practice targeted for your strengths and weaknesses, ask questions about difficult topics, and get valuable feedback from an experienced instructor. Topics will include:

  • Lines, Angles, and Shapes
  • Distance, Surface Area, and Volume
  • Geometric Proofs and Logic
  • Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
  • Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Law of Sines and Cosines and Trigonometry

A live online event – Since everyone is being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing to the extent possible, this will a great opportunity to interact with other students in a safe and remote way. Daniel has been tutoring and teaching Geometry for over a decade – with years of experience working with students of all skill levels, Daniel has successfully helped many, many students succeed in Geometry and beyond.

Ask questions in advance – Email Daniel in advance to ask specific questions. All questions should be emailed to creatrclasses@gmail.com with the subject line “April 26 Geometry Skills Workshop.” If you do not send it this way, I might not see the email before the workshop begins.

Who Can Register – This course is designed for students currently enrolled in a typical Geometry course. Most of the students in this course will be in 8th or 9th grade. If you have questions about whether or not your student is a good fit, email creatrclasses@gmail.com.

Cost – $45