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Personal Statement

Dennis has been teaching and tutoring math for over forty years. He has worked in elementary, middle school, high school and junior colleges in Northern CA, at all levels of math through precalculus. Along with classroom teaching, he has also been a private math tutor for all those years. Dennis can adjust his style to the needs of the individual student. One of his gifts is his ability to explain any material simply, in a way the student can understand. His teaching style is positive, energetic, enthusiastic and fun! About thirty years ago Dennis made test preparation a focus of his work with students. He received a perfect score on the SAT; he understands the test very well and he can provide the simplest solutions to the math questions. He has also helped students on ACT, GRE, GMAT, and many other tests - as long as there’s a math section! Many of Dennis’ students have been accepted to top Universities- the Ivies, MIT, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins and others. Two areas of concentration in Dennis’ math teaching have been mental math and problem solving. Through mental math training, he has helped many students develop number sense and gain confidence, enjoyment of math and success in class. He has presented mental math workshops to elementary and middle school teachers at math conferences in Asilomar and Palm Springs, CA. Dennis is also a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and passed the bar exam in CA.


  • B.A. SUNY at Buffalo - 1973

  • J.D. Northeastern School of Law - 1976


SSAT Reading
SAT Writing and Language
SAT Math
ISEE Reading
AP Calculus AB
Algebra 2
Algebra 1
ACT Science
ACT Reading
ACT Math
ACT English

Awards and Recognitions

  • Mental Math Conference Presenter-


  • “My son went up 140 points after taking your course. The techniques he learned for the verbal questions really helped. Thank you!” C.R., Sacramento

  • “My daughter’s scores went up 210 points after working with Dennis. Her attitude going into the test was much better and she had some excellent tools.” B.R., Sacramento

  • “After twice falling short, my son achieved the score necessary to gain admission to the Air Force Academy after working with Dennis.” R.L., Rocklin

  • "My daughter worked with Dennis for the SAT and ACT last year and ended up doing very well on both tests. She said the sessions really helped a lot. She was accepted into all the UC schools she applied to and has decided to attend UC Berkeley. Thank you!" C.F. Sacramento

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