Daniela Manopla

Tutor

Subjects

  • Academic Support
  • Math

Tests

  • ACT
  • AP Exams
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • Subject Tests

Locations

  • Bethesda, MD
  • Remote (Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, etc.)

Bio

Daniela has been teaching since as long as she can remember. From volunteering as a 2nd grade teaching assistant in middle school to tutoring calculus in high school and college, she has always loved helping students learn and succeed. A native South Floridian, she braved the snow (which she had never seen prior and still dreads to this day) to attend college in Pennsylvania and later the rain (which she is infinitely more accustomed to) to complete graduate school in London.

Daniela has had the wonderful experience of tutoring the SAT and ACT extensively both in the US and across the pond. In so doing, she hopes to continue applying the causal analysis of her comparative politics studies towards the phenomenon of standardized testing. What lurking variables exist that may affect test performance? How can these insights be used to influence future outcomes? With a combination of strategy, practice, and encouragement, an improved critical reading, writing, and math score is always within reach.

Philosophy

A standardized test is just as much about identifying a wrong answer choice than it is about picking the right one. Through practice, staying in the present, and learning the “rules” behind tackling different types of questions, a student will begin to notice that each section’s answer choices correspond to certain unchanging patterns. Once he or she knows what to expect, it will be that much more possible to spot a wrong answer choice immediately and avoid “selection bias”.