Dennis DiNoia has been immersed in education for over 25 years. He holds a M.A. in Education from the University of South Florida and has been a Florida State Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher since 1988. He is affectionately known to all of his students as Mr. D.
Mr. D had also provided his skills for many years to homeschool families as a private tutor. Four years ago a mom stated: “Mr. D, my son finally understands Algebra. Would you please just write your own book?” For the past four years, Mr. D did just that. The curriculum has been designed for students taking pre-algebra to pre-calculus. This math program infuses problem solving and treating math as a language as the basis for its delivery and offers the equivalent of a personal teacher in one’s home or co-op.
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 SAT/ACT preparation seminars and online videos based upon his years of experience in the school system and private tutoring industry.
Mr. D also served as the Standardized Testing Consultant for Kamaile Academy PCS, a K-12 charter school program located in Waianae, HI from 2012-14. In this position 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 plus year history and was awarded the “Most Improved Charter School” in all the Hawaiian Islands. Waianae has the highest 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.