Dennis DiNoia has been immersed in education for over 25 years. He holds an M.A. in Education from the University of South Florida and has been a Florida State Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher since 1988.
Now, Mr. D teaches students from around the world a variety of topics, including math, life skills, test prep, and more! He has a deep passion for helping connect educational concepts to everyday life and exposing students to endless possibilities and potential for their futures! Through his classes, curriculum, speaking engagements, Mr. D Live team, and resources, Mr. D strives to provide families with empowering solutions and rich understanding for life!
10 years ago, Mr. D left the public school system to develop an online curriculum for all levels of high-school math, from pre-algebra to pre-calculus. His unique and effective approach teaches students to understand math as a language, and he infuses problem-solving skills that transfer to everyday life.
Mr. D has had great success in assisting students to raise their test scores on SAT/ACT/FCAT and other standardized tests. Due to the need for assistance in this area, he created specialized test preparation seminars and online videos based on his years of experience in the school system and private tutoring industry.
From 2012–2014, Mr. D served as the Standardized Testing Consultant for Kamaile Academy PCS, a K-12 charter school program located in Waianae, Hawaii. He was given the task of transforming the pupils’ standardized test results because this school was in the bottom 5% of the state with regard to test score results. Using his proven test-taking strategies, Mr. D redesigned the school’s test preparation, administration, and implementation for the 2012-13 school year. The school has now seen the most dramatic test score improvement in its 30-year history and was awarded the “Most Improved Charter School” in all the Hawaiian Islands. Waianae has a higher population of native Hawaiians than any of the Hawaiian Islands. In an area where only 6% of the population attends college, the paradigm has shifted. High school students are now taking college courses while still in high school.
Mr. D Live classes, curriculum, and co-ops are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Most programs give you a workbook and leave you to figure it out on your own. Not us! Students (and parents) have a built-in teaching partner through our unique set up and hands-on interaction. We provide support for all your needs and are always accessible to answer any questions along the way. Using simple technology, we provide an online video format that allows students and parents to review lessons at home as well as in the classroom but will continue to use examples and solutions that are handwritten, and the students watch the teacher’s hand doing the writing! Research shows that this increases comprehension and retention. The program caters to multiple “learning styles” to communicate effectively with tactile, imaginative, and logical learners so that no one is lost or left behind. We provide a comprehensive solution manual that shows each and every answer worked out step by step and students score their own coursework and exams, to further deepen the learning process.
That last point is especially important. Have you ever noticed that when you give a student back a test or assignment, they will first look at their grade, then see which ones were wrong, then put it away? What tends to not happen is a student going back to see how to correct a mistake that or what step was left out or missed. In this program, as students complete assigned lessons or tests for the week, they will check their own work with the solution manual. They also have access to the Mr. D Math teaching staff via help sessions and email if questions rack their brains.