A great, personable, dedicated tutor
I highly recommend Daniel Starling as a tutor. My daughter was in a tough spot when she first starting to work with Daniel. She was midway through her Junior year in Hastings High school, and she was beginning her college search in earnest. While she felt able to distinguish herself for leadership positions at the school and athletically, all while taking several AP classes, her grades were average for Hastings and she had done poorly on the SAT and ACTs, despite having taken a prep course. In addition, she struggled to keep up with Pre-Calculus. She wanted to go to a school with an athletic driven campus life, but these were exactly the schools that other students were applying to to be their safeties, and her odds of getting in to any of them didn’t seem very promising given her grades and standardized test scores. Since then, Mr. Starling and my daughter have been working together for an hour each week. He has done a great job in that limited time to help my daughter not just stay on top of her Pre-Calculus course, but also dramatically increase her ACT scores in all five sections of the test. Daniel quickly established a good rapport with my daughter and I’ve seen him use humor to keep her engaged, patience and other approaches to solving a problem to make sure a lesson is understood. He has helped her prioritize her schoolwork, improve her study habits and be more strategic about how she takes standardized tests. Mr. Starling has always been reliable, upbeat and conscientious. After working together for several months, my daughter did well retaking the ACT, and while she’s still waiting to hear from several schools, she has already been accepted to 5 of the 7 school that we’ve heard from including one of her safeties, one of her targets and one of her reach schools. My daughter and I are enormously grateful for Daniel's help in helping her achieve those goals. He has been invaluable.