What Makes My Tutoring Unique

I've read more than 50 books and incorporated the results of 27 of them into my instruction during the 10 years I've spent as a full time tutor offering at-home tutorials in Westchester and Greenwich. I've developed a unique and valuable tutoring approach that helps both students and parents. 


In Person, At Home Tutoring

An in-person tutorial demands an attention that cannot be replicated online, though remote tutorials are also available.


I am Easy to Work With

I am dependable and I am prompt. I send thorough emails and accept all major forms of payment including credit card with no 3% fee.


Personalized Student Attention

Student complete Character Sheets to organize their lives and design a system for achieving their big goal while keeping track of progress.

What Have Others Said About Starling Tutoring?

Do you prefer to hear what other parents and students have said about Daniel Starling’s tutoring? Explore stories on the reviews page.

Parents' Three Roles

While most of the books I've implemented help students, the book that has resulted in the largest improvement in student achievement must be implemented by parents. Parents agree to grant autonomy and control to the student over school work then play three essential roles for their student.



Consultants only provide advice when they've been asked to do so. Instead of offering an unsolicited opinion, settle for asking "Do you want another angle on that?" You can even create your own office hours.



Your student should know that you have faith and confidence in their natural abilities as well as the skills they've worked hard to acquire. Tell your student "You have a brain in your head, and you want your life to work."


Safe Home Base

So long as students prioritize what's important and try their best, they should always be able to return to a safe place at home where they can recover and prepare for the next day.

Personality Tests

Learn about Gretchen Rubin's The Four Tendencies Test and what you should do about your student's results using the timestamp below in the video above.


Obligers (2:33)

Obligers readily meet external expectations but find it difficult to meet internal expectations when they lack a system of external accountability. They can be prone to burn out in the form of obliger rebellion, which is a phenomenon worth avoiding.


Questioners (4:08)

Questioners will only agree to perform a task if they feel satisfied with the reasons for doing so. They frequently ask why and their least favorite answer is "This is the way we've always done it." Ironically, questioners hate being questioned.


Rebels (4:53)

Rebels value freedom and choice and they like to do things their way. They rarely agree to go along with the group, instead preferring to find a unique solution. They are the group most likely to agree with the statement "May the bridges I burn light the way."


Upholders (6:12)

Upholders respond both to external and internal expectations. They tend to believe rules are there for a reason and value fairness. Upholders do not like to stray from the plan they've made even when they'd like to be more flexible.


My Mission


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Three roles to play for your student


Expectations and the student character sheet


Details of service and this year's rate

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