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Northern Illinois University
I moved to Surprise five years ago from the Los Angeles area after teaching for almost 30 years, the last 23 being in the Los Angeles Unified School District. My specialties are Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry and Trigonometry.
I have an outstanding track record of student success dating back over 25 years. After one tutoring session, I know you will be delighted with the results.
I have also written two books and numerous supplemental materials for Houghton Mifflin, Prentice Hall and others.
I do all my tutoring at the library in Surprise on Bullard, across the street from the baseball stadium.
Below you will find a summation of my teaching experiences:
2011 - Present Wyzant Tutoring
1983 – 2005 Northridge Middle School, Northridge, CA
1983 – 2001 Mathamazement, Tarzana, CA (Tutoring firm owner and operator)
1980 - 1981 Valley Professional School, Van Nuys, CA
1978 - 1980 California Preparatory School, Encino, CA
1977 - 1978 Page School, Beverly Hills, CA I moved to Surprise five years ago from the Los Angeles area after teaching for almost 30 years, the last 23 being in the Los Angeles Unified School District. My specialties are Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Read more
Ronn was a great tutor. Always there to help. He was patient and made sure my daughter knew what she was doing and didnt move onto the next problem until he was sure. My daughter went from an F in math to an A with Ronn's help. I will surely call him again if she needs help in the future!
Ronn is a great tutor. My grandson looks forward to the tutoring sessions, and his grade has improved by 16% in four weeks. He is much more confident.
After years of frustration and second guessing himself, my son finally is starting to feel confident and comfortable. Ronn is so patient and having that one-to-one opportunity from someone who has become a learned friend in a safe environment gives me such relief. I can't recommend Ronn enough. I can't wait to see how our AIMS scores are this year!
My daughter seemed to be lost in Pre-Calc and Trig. She needed to get a 3.0 or higher in order to still be accepted to ASU. She said "I wish he were my teacher at school. He makes it so much easier to understand." Would highly recommend Ronn.
The first semester of this school year was very difficult for my son, they had a very young math teacher that was having a difficult time keeping up with the class and as a result, the entire class was failing and not learning anything. That teacher left the school in December and the school struggled with substitute teachers the remainder of the year.
That is when we found Ronn. I knew the school was not going to prepare my 8th grader for High School and I needed someone that knew what my son needed to learn so he wasn’t behind the other kids in math. Ronn’s extensive math knowledge and understanding of the school curriculum makes him an excellent math tutor. With Ronn’s guidance, not only did my son’s math grade go from an F to a B, but he also made math so relaxing, understandable and enjoyable that my son doesn’t feel like he “just isn’t good at math” and no longer hates going to math class.
At this point, I am very confident that my son now has all the required math skills necessary to succeed in High School. We will absolutely use Ronn again in the future and I highly recommend him to anyone requiring a patient, knowledgeable and fun math tutor.
Ronn is very knowledgeable and has a great understanding of the subjects he tutors. He is very patient and kind! Our son's SAT math scores have had a significant improvement. He has helped us tremendously, by keeping our son up to date and current on his class work and assignments. We are very pleased with Ronn's service. We will continue to use him in the future, and would highly recommend him to others in need of a great tutor.
Moving to AZ almost 6 weeks into the school year my daughter was completely lost in Geometry. She had struggled in Algebra at her previous school but somehow managed to pass. Her previous experience with tutoring had been staying after school with the teacher, who one day told her he didn't understand why she didn't understand which was completely defeating for her.
She was very skeptical about going to Ronn but agreed to it after failing 2 tests. Ronn has been the difference for her. He figures out how to teach her so she understands. He can tell when she's not getting it but has not yet said she's "lost". He has the ability to not only show her how to do the problem but to teach her how to do the problem.
My daughter has said Ronn doesn't make her feel "dumb" which has always been her reasoning for not understanding math. I've always told her that we need to find someone that not only knows how to do math but knows how to show HER how to do math. Ronn has been that person for her.
Ronn has been a good help to my son, he's really taking the time to make sure my son understands the materials. He is highly recommended.
I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to Ronn for his assistance in getting me prepared for the GED Algebra exam. I am a middle aged man who has been out of high school over 20 years, leaving my freshman year, which left me in a tough position to pass anything related to Algebra, much less the Math GED exam. My employer eventually learned I was without my GED, and insisted that I take the exam. I made tireless effort to learn Algebra myself only to fall short of comprehending this foreign language called Algebra. I found Ronn through Wyzant, and can honestly say Ronn is truly gifted mentor whose passion of Math is clear from the very first lesson. Ronn was able to explain Algebra in a way I understood, and apply to the GED math exam which I passed thanks to Ronn. If Ronn can teach someone like me who has not seen an Algebra problem in 20 years to pass the GED math exam, Ronn can teach anyone the art of math. Truly a gifted teacher.
Ronn is the very best when it comes to math tutoring. His expertise and knowledge of the material is quite evident. Ronn relates so easily to his students. My high schooler who had failed algebra 1A twice stated that he enjoys working with Ronn because he makes math easy to understand, and fun. He never complains when he goes to tutoring with Ronn and I have seen a definite improvement in his grades and his confidence level. I would highly recommend Ronn to anyone who is seeking out a math tutor for their child.
As of this past week my son scored a 96% on a test he did not study for because he had been ill. After the test, he said that it was easy, all stuff he had covered with Ronn, and he got it. Thanks again Ronn for your hard work. My son is so confident and positive now.
Ronn has been a great help to us. He is patient and friendly. He knows math very well. He is always there on time ready to work. My daughter would not be doing as well as she is in math without his help. Thank you.
Ronn has helped my son greatly in Geometry. He is extremely patient and provides step-by-step instruction that makes the material easier to understand. My son has said to me on numerous occasions that he wishes Ronn were his classroom instructor and so do I! I guarantee you and your child will be glad you chose Ronn to further your child's education.
I was experiencing anxiety and struggling with a lack of confidence in my ability to learn new math. Within just a few sessions I was clearly experiencing success. I have become a motivated student. I wholeheartedly recommend Ronn to any student who is looking for a competent, enthusiastic, compassionate and creative tutor for their learning needs.
Ronn is very dependable, polite and well organized. He was very knowledgeable and patient in helping my son pass his geometry class needed for graduation. If anyone I know ever needs a tutor, he will be the first person I recommend. His rates were also very reasonable.
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