I am the Lecturer of Physics at John Jay College, the City University of New York. After twenty years of teaching physics, math, astronomy and philosophy to every age level from kindergarten through undergraduate, I feel quite fortunate to have settled back here in the City. While managing and teaching the physics program of the John Jay Forensic Science Department, I am writing a PhD dissertation in Science Education at Columbia University Teachers College. My Master's Degree is in Physics; I hold Bachelor's Degrees in both Physics and Philosophy (magna cum laude). There are few things I enjoy more than sharing the discovery of concept that is simpler or more fruitful than it might first appear. Hundreds of the students with whom I have worked continue to confirm that our sessions are clarifying, inspiring and conducive to measurable success. Some of their comments are posted on the RateMyProfessors.com and RateMyTeacher.com sites. I invariably have a curriculum, but I rarely have an agenda.
Daniel Y. was, bar none, the best teacher I had, from middle-school through the end of college. He has a deep knowledge of and love for physics and mathematics. He also has a strong natural curiosity and loves learning in general. Accordingly, he has a strong knowledge of the liberal arts, and draws out the parallels between physics and the humanities, to the enrichment of both.
Dan is a delightful person to learn from. He is full of knowledge and enthusiasm, but he is also a listener of rare
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I had the great opportunity to be taught by Daniel Yaverbaum my junior year. Science has never been my favorite subject nor did I ever excel, but Mr. Yaverbaum made learning physics so enjoyable and understandable that I had a great time learning. He would always make time to see me when I needed help, and was always very understanding when the material was difficult for me. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor because he makes learning fun while making the learning environment seem like
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More than three years ago, I didn't know that this super-fast-speaking person sitting in front of me was going to lead me into a totally different world which I had been longing for, yet never would dare to explore by myself. I have met quite a lot of science teachers/ professors so far in my life, but Mr. Yaverbaum is unique and precious. Interesting enough, we did not ever have any argument on the accuracy of any calculation when I was his student a
Daniel Yaverbaum was the best teacher I ever had - engaged, brilliant, one of those teachers that made you want to learn more, could take the most complex things imaginable and explain them ina way that made sense.
When he started with me, I was a spaz, but am now an attorney in New York City. I wish I could take his classes again - his students are very lucky!
Daniel was great. He was informed, enthusiastic, and most importantly, he made learning Physics fun. Any questions I had he answered in a clear and thorough manner. Physics has now become one of my strongest and most enjoyable subjects all thanks to Daniel Y!
I would absolutely recommend Daniel for anyone in search of a tutor
He was great!