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MY TEACHING METHOD: I provide online tutoring where I share my iPad screen or laptop screen over Zoom while I walk students through a fun, stress-free 1-hour lesson, including ACT/SAT test prep.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SET UP A ZOOM MEETING ONLINE FOR A LEARNING DEMONSTRATION AND TO TALK ABOUT OVERALL EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES.

CONTACT INFO: Call or text (310)-622-5214 to discuss your child’s specific needs.

I will help your child succeed academically and become more confident in school and in life!

My mother was principal of Urbana Middle School & my father is a retired professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois. I am proud to carry on their legacies as an educator.

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QUOTE FROM A PROUD HIGH-SCHOOL PARENT FROM URBANA, IL: “Our daughter scored a 25 on the ACT twice before working with Dr. Krier. After two months working with Dan, she took the ACT again and scored a 30! We are now looking at scholarships since so many schools are available as options.” -MICHELLE B.

QUOTE FROM A HAPPY 4th-Grade PARENT FROM SAVOY, IL: “Our son adores working with Mr. Dan and looks forward to their lesson each week. They laugh while having fun learning, and their conversations have taught our boy to speak clearly and confidently. His grades have gone up and his shyness has gone down. Big recommendation!” -ELIZABETH T.

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DIPLOMAS FROM MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (PhD) & NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (B.A.)

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Beginning Sept. 2020: Online Tutoring and Screen Learning Instruction

“HELPING STUDENTS BECOME AS GREAT AS THEY CAN BE!

This is my teaching motto. It motivates me to prepare individually crafted lessons that challenge your child to meet their exact learning needs.

I have been working as an online tutor since March of 2020 when the quarantine began. Over Zoom meetings, I share my iPad Pro screen in order to walk students through lessons of all subjects and difficulty levels. Writing, English, math, science, history, verbal communication, logic & philosophy… all topics can be explored in depth.

My background as a lifelong learner has enabled me to fully comprehend the complex connections in the world around us. It has given me the ability to answer the “WHY?” questions that students so often ask. It enables me to tell students exactly why it is they are learning what they have been tasked to learn.

I am able to help tutor students in one-on-one 1-hour sessions, providing individual lessons that meet the specific needs of any student, at any level of education. Additionally, I am always happy to assist with school lessons and homework.

When we work together, I will instruct your child on the process of HOW one acquires information to learn. They see on the screen how I shift from our notebook workspace to Google Maps, Google Searches, Wikipedia, Newspapers, and other educational learning websites. This keeps it fresh and makes it fun, because ultimately, your child is choosing what they want to learn, and I will help them learn that. Period.

As a Ph.D. in communications and behavioral science, I understand the intricacies of connecting with the people I instruct. I NEVER put undue pressure on my students. I want them to have fun and to become inspired by the wonder of discovering new things in the world.

I am here to help connect the dots in life. I use an integrated, holistic approach to education that gives students the clarity to see that knowledge is a universe of interconnected ideas. For instance, gaining an understanding of science & math helps boost one’s knowledge of language, vocabulary, & writing. And vice versa.

The greatest joy of my professional life is to help people learn so that they can grow to be successful adults. I want everyone to be kind, have empathy, and to be considerate. If I can help even one person in life each day, I have fulfilled my duty on this planet.

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL AT dankrier@yahoo.com.

Published Article in Dec. 2017 Newspaper Research Journal (NRJ)

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African American weeklies see paid circulation decline
by Stephen Lacy, Ph.D., Sandra L. Combs, Ph.D., & Daniel Herman Krier, Ph.D.

Newspaper Research Journal – Vol. 38(4), pp. 406-416

Abstract

This study examines business trends for African American newspapers from 1993 to 2013, the period in which digital distribution emerged and the Great Recession occurred. By 2013, roughly 151 weeklies existed, a net loss of 30 weeklies over two decades. During this time, paid circulation declined, free circulation increased, open line advertising rates increased, and the percentage of weeklies owned by groups increased slightly. African American newspapers were more aggressive than general circulation weeklies in adding websites.

December 4, 2017

Daniel Herman Krier, PhD – MSU Dissertation on Sports Media Consumption

Completed & Defended May 2017

Title:

Sports Media Involvement via Team Identity & Antecedent Motivations for the Prediction of Total Daily Sports Media Consumption

 

Daniel Herman Krier, PhD

Michigan State University

Information and Media PhD Program

Abstract

The present study investigates whether increases in sports team identity and sports media involvement correlate with increased amounts of daily sports media consumption. In addition, antecedents to involvement are incorporated into the research model to determine which discrete motivations show significant relationships with changes in involvement and time spent consuming.

This project measured both team identity and sports media involvement on multidimensional levels to determine if influences by the constructs’ first-order facets would provide a richer source of explaining variance. These multidimensional predictor variables (six 3-item scales for team identity and three 3-items scales for sports media involvement) were tested in the model, as were similar unidimensional scales of team identity (4-items) and sports media involvement (5-items). It was discovered that the more parsimonious unidimensional scales explained more variance in the model predicting time spent consuming sports media, thus exposing the multidimensional scales as superfluous for a model such as the one tested here.

From the perspective of fandom and fan identification, this study examined the attitudes and behaviors of adults who regularly watch or follow sports media in order to determine the strongest drivers of time spent consuming. Forms of media consumption included watching or following sports on television, the radio and podcasts, social networks and the Internet, and newspapers and magazines. These separate types of consumption were summed to produce the outcome variable of total time spent consuming sports media per day.

The results of this project showed significant correlations between team identity, three antecedent motivations (vicarious achievement, escape from problems, and social media interaction), sports media involvement, and sports media consumption, while revealing partial and complete mediation. Additionally, gender differences regarding the motivational drivers of sports media involvement and time spent consuming were revealed by the predictive structural model. These findings illustrate the different ways in which male and female sports media consumers engage with sports media, thus providing a deeper understanding of what components drive sports consumption in conjunction with increased levels of sports team identity.

The present study employed partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) to test a path model consisting of a team identity instrument based on Social Identity Theory, antecedent motivations of involvement, sports media involvement, and finally, the effects of the preceding constructs on total time spent consuming sports media per day.

The findings of this study are potentially helpful from both a communication and sports management perspective, as this project reveals the psychological drivers of today’s multimedia sports fans. Beyond the practical implications, this project builds on existing literature by combining related theories in a model that displays significant correlations and explains a large amount of variance of sports media involvement. The new 5-item unidimensional scale of sports media involvement discovered by this project can provide a useful tool for future research. It was found to be statistically reliable while illustrating convergent and discriminant validity, and most importantly was shown to be a significant behavioral predictor of sports media consumption.

Copyright by
DANIEL HERMAN KRIER
2017

Daniel H. Krier: AEJMC 1st Place Student Paper Award Winner

Daniel H. Krier - AEJMC Award - Aug 2016

In August 2016, the Sports Communication Research Group at the 2016 AEJMC Conference in Minneapolis, MN presented me with the 1st Place Student Paper Winner Award for the research project: “Sports Team Identity & Sports Media Consumption Motivations as Predictors of Total Sports Media Consumption.”

Paper Abstract:

This study investigates whether an increase in social identity with sports teams is related to increased motivations and consumption of sports media. Additionally, the study examines what types of motivations to consume sports media relate to time spent consuming. Lastly, an investigation into significant gender differences in motivations to consume as predictors of consumption per day is carried out. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) analysis was employed to analyze changes in levels of total sports media consumption.

Results indicated that team identity level was a significant predictor of increased time spent consuming sports media, and that four motivational factors (Bonding with Friends, Athletes as Role Models, Social Media Interaction, and Escape from Problems) contributed significantly to changes in media consumption.

Structural Equation Model (PLS-SEM):

Dan Krier - prelim AEJMC SEM

 

Accepted for publication in NRJ: “Changes in the African American Press from 1993 to 2013”

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Last month, the research paper, “Changes in the African American Press from 1993 to 2013” was accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Newspaper Research Journal (NRJ).

The authors of the paper are:

  • Dr. Stephen Lacy (Michigan State University)
  • Dr. Sandra L. Combs (Arkansas State University)
  • Daniel H. Krier (Michigan State University)

Paper Abstract:

This study examines business trends for African American newspapers from 1993 to 2013, the period in which digital distribution emerged and the Great Recession occurred. By 2013, roughly 151 weeklies existed, a net loss of 30 weeklies over two decades. During this time, paid circulation declined, free circulation increased, open line advertising rates increased, and the percentage of weeklies owned by groups increased slightly.  African American newspapers were more aggressive than general circulation weeklies in adding websites.

 

Dan Krier on “The Drive with Jack” 92.1 FM – March 2015

Dan Krier appearing with Jack Ebling on 92.1 FM – The Ticket (Lansing, Michigan)

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