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John B.

Huntington Beach, CA

$40/hr

Tutor in All Levels of Mathematics & Chemistry & Statistics

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Tutor in All Levels of Mathematics & Chemistry & Statistics

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I am currently available for online tutoring through WyzAnt's innovative teaching platform. I have an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

Since retiring from Rohm & Haas as a chemist and statistician, I have been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union High School District and tutored middle school, high school and college students.

Tutoring to Middle School and High School students includes Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, AP Statistics and Chemistry.

Tutoring to College Students includes Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Statistics, and using Group Theory of Character Tables to construct molecular orbitals.

My approach to teaching is to (i) emphasize the fundamentals, (ii) develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, (iii) train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge, and (iv) offer students my advice from years of experience.

Testimonials:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher."
-- G.R. Huntington Beach

Testimonials

"Great tutor!!"

- Lauren, Irvine, CA on 2/17/13
John replied on 2/18/2013

Hi Lauren,
Thank you for the recommendation!
My cell phone has been out of service since last Friday. So, until it is replaced, I can only be reached through the WyzAnt email.
Thanks again,
John B

"Excellent Tutor! "

- Adina, Huntington Beach, CA on 2/15/14

"Great tutor."

- Ivette, Santa Ana, CA on 7/17/13

"Very Satisfied with Result"

- Dennis, Chesterfield, MO on 7/1/13

"A great Precalculus and Chemistry tutor"

- Antonino, Cerritos, CA on 3/22/13

"Excellent support for my son's Algebra 2 honor class"

- Juan, Foothill Ranch, CA on 3/13/13

"Very thorough"

- Barbara, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 3/12/13

"Very Thorough"

- RODNEY, Buena Park, CA on 2/26/13
John replied on 2/26/2013

Thank you so much for your kind response. I also enjoy working with your son, and together, I have no doubt we will create an improvement in his math grades.

"Thanks John"

- Ronda, Tustin, CA on 12/5/12

"Great tutor, well-organized, and knowledgeable"

- Valentin, Long Beach, CA on 12/4/12
John replied on 12/8/2012

Thank you for your kind review!

"Very detailed"

- Charles, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/19/12

"Patient and efficient"

- Kari, Dana Point, CA on 11/17/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Alison, Anaheim, CA on 10/22/12
Science:
Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Mathematica, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
CBEST,
GED,
GRE, Praxis,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

I have an M.S. in mathematics. I have tutored students taking the ACT.

Testimonials:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher."-- G.R. Huntington Beach

Algebra 1

I am a retired Mathematician and Chemist. I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District

My approach to teaching is to (i) emphasize the fundamentals, (ii) develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, (iii) train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge, and (iv) offer students my advice from years of experience.

Testimonials:
- Golan R. Huntington Beach, CA
I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher.

- Adam E. Tustin, CA
John was very patient with my son and gave him the attention needed. My son's first Algebra II test was today, since seeing John, and his comment was, "that was easier than I thought it would be and I had 20 minutes left." He usually runs out of time during his exams!

- Sten K. Laguna Beach, CA
John is very responsible and efficient. He was very helpful to my son to catch him up with his algebra. My son said he was patient and supportive.

Algebra 2

I am a retired Mathematician. I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored middle school, high school and college students.

I emphasize the fundamentals, develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, and train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge.

Testimonials:
- Golan R. Huntington Beach, CA
I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher.

- Adam E. Tustin, CA
John was very patient with my son and gave him the attention needed. My son's first Algebra II test was today, since seeing John, and his comment was, "that was easier than I thought it would be and I had 20 minutes left." He usually runs out of time during his exams!

- Sten K. Laguna Beach, CA
John is very responsible and efficient. He was very helpful to my son to catch him up with his algebra. My son said he was patient and supportive.

Biostatistics

My qualifications for tutoring in Biostatistics are as follows: PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry an a MS in Mathematics with a specialty in Statistics. I have given classes in Statistics to Engineers at Rohm & Haas.

Calculus

I am a retired Mathematician. I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored high school students in Algebra, Calculus, Trig and Geometry, and college students in Linear Algebra and Advanced Calculus.

Testimonials:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher."-- G.R. Huntington Beach

CBEST

I have passed the CBEST exam. I have been a substitute teacher in mathematics in the Huntington Beach High School District. And I have taken all the preparatory coursework to getting my teaching certificate.

Chemistry

I am a retired Chemist. I have also been a substitute teacher in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored high school and college students in all areas of chemistry.

Testimonials:
- Golan R. Huntington Beach, CA
I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher.

- Lauren L. Irvine, CA
John has helped me a lot with the basics of College Chem I. I feel assured that I have learned a lot from him. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and timely with arrival. I definitely recommend his services!

Differential Equations

I have a MS in Mathematics (U of Michigan), including specific courses in solving differential equations. I have considerable experience in tutoring differential equations to college level students.

GED

I can offer very effective tutoring in the GED exam: all areas of science and mathematics, including algebra, geometry and graphs; and all areas of English, including grammar and sentence correction.

Testimonials:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher."-- G.R. Huntington Beach

Geometry

I am a retired Mathematician. I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored middle school and high school students in Geometry, Algebra and Calculus.

I emphasize the fundamentals, develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, and train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge.

I also have a unique set of animations to supplement my lessons. It add a visual understanding to the principles of geometry.

Linear Algebra

I have a M.S. in mathematics. My academic training includes coursework in Linear Algebra, and I have tutored college students in Linear Algebra.

Testimonials:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher."-- G.R. Huntington Beach

Praxis

I have passed the Praxis exam. I have been a substitute teacher in mathematics in the Huntington Beach High School District. And I have taken all the preparatory coursework to getting my teaching certificate.

Prealgebra

I am a retired Mathematician and substitute teacher in Mathematics. I have tutored middle school and high school students in Pre-Algebra and Algebra, as well as all other areas of math.

Testimonials:
- Golan R. Huntington Beach, CA
I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher.

- Adam E. Tustin, CA
John was very patient with my son and gave him the attention needed. My son's first Algebra II test was today, since seeing John, and his comment was, "that was easier than I thought it would be and I had 20 minutes left." He usually runs out of time during his exams!

- Sten K. Laguna Beach, CA
John is very responsible and efficient. He was very helpful to my son to catch him up with his algebra. My son said he was patient and supportive.

Precalculus

I have tutored high school students in Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Algebra for a number of years.

My approach to teaching is to (i) emphasize the fundamentals, (ii) develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, (iii) train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge, and (iv) offer students my advice from years of experience.

Probability

I am a retired Statistician and Mathematician. I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored high school and college students.

SAT Math

I have a PhD in Chemistry and Mathematics (U of Michigan). I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored high school students in Chemistry, Algebra, Calculus, Trig and Geometry, and college students in Linear Algebra and Advanced Calculus.

Testimonial:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you. You are a truly great teacher."-- G.R. Huntington Beach

Statistics

I have tutored high school and college students in Statistics.

I have written a study guide in AP Statistics for a textbook company. My approach is to teach the fundamentals before applications.

Trigonometry

One of my specialties is Trigonometry. I have a number of animations that quickly bring new understanding of trig functions to the student.

I emphasize the fundamentals, develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, and train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge.
I am a retired Mathematician. I have also been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union H.S. District. I have tutored high school students in Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Algebra for a number of years.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
Master's
University of Michigan
PhD

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan (Master's)

University of Michigan (PhD)

Great tutor!! — John has helped me a lot with the basics of College Chem I. I feel assured that I have learned a lot from him. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and timely with arrival. I definitely recommend his services! ...

— Lauren, Irvine, CA on 2/17/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

5% discount for 5-9 lessons, 10% discount for 10-24 lessons, 15% discount for 25 or more lessons

Travel policy

John will travel within 0 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92646.


About John

I am currently available for online tutoring through WyzAnt's innovative teaching platform. I have an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

Since retiring from Rohm & Haas as a chemist and statistician, I have been a substitute teacher in Mathematics in the Huntington Beach Union High School District and tutored middle school, high school and college students.

Tutoring to Middle School and High School students includes Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, AP Statistics and Chemistry.

Tutoring to College Students includes Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Statistics, and using Group Theory of Character Tables to construct molecular orbitals.

My approach to teaching is to (i) emphasize the fundamentals, (ii) develop student confidence by reviewing concepts already understood, (iii) train the student to think how to solve new problems based on prior knowledge, and (iv) offer students my advice from years of experience.

Testimonials:
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into teaching me chemistry, physics, and math. I learned a lot this summer thanks to you….You are a truly great teacher."
-- G.R. Huntington Beach

Testimonials

"Great tutor!!"

- Lauren, Irvine, CA on 2/17/13
John replied on 2/18/2013

Hi Lauren,
Thank you for the recommendation!
My cell phone has been out of service since last Friday. So, until it is replaced, I can only be reached through the WyzAnt email.
Thanks again,
John B

"Excellent Tutor! "

- Adina, Huntington Beach, CA on 2/15/14

"Great tutor."

- Ivette, Santa Ana, CA on 7/17/13

"Very Satisfied with Result"

- Dennis, Chesterfield, MO on 7/1/13

"A great Precalculus and Chemistry tutor"

- Antonino, Cerritos, CA on 3/22/13

"Excellent support for my son's Algebra 2 honor class"

- Juan, Foothill Ranch, CA on 3/13/13

"Very thorough"

- Barbara, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 3/12/13

"Very Thorough"

- RODNEY, Buena Park, CA on 2/26/13
John replied on 2/26/2013

Thank you so much for your kind response. I also enjoy working with your son, and together, I have no doubt we will create an improvement in his math grades.

"Thanks John"

- Ronda, Tustin, CA on 12/5/12

"Great tutor, well-organized, and knowledgeable"

- Valentin, Long Beach, CA on 12/4/12
John replied on 12/8/2012

Thank you for your kind review!

"Very detailed"

- Charles, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/19/12

"Patient and efficient"

- Kari, Dana Point, CA on 11/17/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Alison, Anaheim, CA on 10/22/12
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Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
Master's
University of Michigan
PhD

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan (Master's)

University of Michigan (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

5% discount for 5-9 lessons, 10% discount for 10-24 lessons, 15% discount for 25 or more lessons

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92646

John’s Subjects

Science:
Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Mathematica, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
CBEST,
GED,
GRE, Praxis,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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