Daniel Pa


Dan has spent his life cutting out an independent path. He self-studied all of the advanced math classes that were available at his high school and left after his sophomore year to start college two years early. There, Dan fell in love with advanced mathematics and started tutoring other students professionally. After presenting a high honors thesis with original research in combinatorial number theory, Dan graduated from Bard College Summa Cum Laude with a BA in mathematics and a minor in physics. True to form, Dan did not immediately move on to graduate school and found his own way. To widen his perspective and learn Spanish, he worked on an organic farm in Ecuador instead. Now back in the United States, Daniel is pursuing his PhD in mathematics at the Ohio State University, where his research interests are convex optimization, and applied category theory.

Dan has tutored everything from algebra 1 to abstract algebra, from trigonometry to calculus-based statistics for students in high school and college. He has helped save many a failing grade while getting his students excited about the subject. A skilled SAT (2340) and GRE (170V, 166Q) prep tutor, Dan works to build students’ confidence in the testing room and make the material valuable outside of it.

In his spare time, Dan can be found baking, knitting, and playing chess.


Education & Qualifications
  • Bard College, BA in Mathematics
  • Ohio State University, PhD in Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • GRE