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John K.

Bethel, CT

$70/hr

Experienced Math Tutor: Simple step-by-step solutions!

Background check passed as of 8/16/12
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Experienced Math Tutor: Simple step-by-step solutions!

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I am an experienced math tutor who is proficient in all levels of math, from middle school to high school and into college. I am certified in CT to teach math in grades 7 to 12. Specific subjects I tutor include Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Probability, and Statistics. I have consistently proved myself as an effective instructor, sensitive to the background knowledge, interests, and learning styles of the students. I am very patient and break down solution methods into simply steps. When starting a tutoring session, I always make sure the student understands the concept of the lesson before trying any problems. I connect topics with real world examples to maintain relevancy for the student. When students get stuck, I do not just give them the answer, but I use lead-in questions to steer them in the right direction. I genuinely love to teach math and truly care about my students.

Also, I am strong in standardized test preparation. I tutor for the complete ACT and SAT tests as well as math prep for GRE, GMAT, ISEE SSAT, and ASVAB. My results have been very good in improving test scores.

In addition, I have three children presently in various levels of college. My interests include coaching youth sports, home remodeling and repair, and fishing.

Be sure to enter your payment information if you want e-mail me with your phone number for me to call you. If you do not, the phone number will be removed from the e-mail.

Testimonials

"Helped me pull through!"

- Sarah, Sandy Hook, CT on 6/23/14

"Very Helpful and Detailed"

- Gregory, Ridgefield, CT on 11/2/14

"Great Tutor"

- Alex, Weston, CT on 8/24/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Mike, Sandy Hook, CT on 4/18/14

"Excellent"

- Andrew, Barre, VT on 9/29/13

"My son appreciated working with him."

- Louise, Weston, CT on 7/25/13

"Great Tutor"

- Patti, Virginia Beach, VA on 1/12/13

"Easy to understand."

- Scott, Brookfield, CT on 12/28/12

"Patient, makes you learn it!"

- Christina, Weston, CT on 12/20/12
Science:
ACT Science,
Physics
Business:
GMAT,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel

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.

ACT English

In addition to math tutoring, I have over five years of experience in tutoring the ACT English test. The review includes grammar, punctuation, and essay writing. I have developed a list of specific areas that are covered on the test as well as an outline of specific test strategies for ACT English.

ACT Math

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for ACT Math. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

ACT Reading

In addition to math tutoring, I have over five years of experience in tutoring the ACT Reading test. The review includes grammar and punctuation. I have developed a list of specific areas that are covered on the test as well as an outline of specific test strategies for ACT Reading.

ACT Science

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for ACT Science. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

Algebra 1

Over five years of experience in tutoring algebra and have tutored students for entire school year. Also I have taught Algebra 1 in middle school.

Algebra 2

I have over five years of experience in tutoring algebra 2, and have tutored students for entire school years in the subject. I have students work out solutions by hand, as well as graphically using a graphing calculator for a complete understanding.

ASVAB

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for standardized tests. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

Calculus

I have over five years of experience in tutoring calculus at both the high school and college levels. I have tutored students for entire semesters at NVCC, Western CT, Quinnipiac, and Fordham.

Topics included limits, continuity, derivatives and rate of change, definition of a derivative, derivative rules for constants, powers, products and quotients, chain rule, implicit differentiation, linear approximations, mean value theorem, l'Hospitals rule, Newton's method, antiderivatives, area under curves, definite integral, fundamental theorem of calculus, indefinite integral, integration by substitution, area between curves, volumes of solids formed by rotating areas, integration by parts.

GED

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for standardized tests. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

General Computer

I have over 15 years experience in computer support for both Macs and PCs. I have experience with hardware upgrades, installing software, setup of networks and printers/scanners, and software instruction.

Geometry

I have over five years of experience in tutoring geometry, and have tutored students for entire school years on the subject.

GMAT

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for standardized tests. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

GRE

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for standardized tests. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

ISEE

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for the ISEE. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

Microsoft Excel

I have more than twenty years of experience in using Excel for business, academic, and personal spreadsheet applications. Topics include formatting cells, inserting functions, using relative and global addresses, inserting graphs, conditional formatting, sorting rows and columns, and linking cells.

Physics

I have over five years of experience working as a tutor in math and science. I am very strong in the principles of physics from my first career as mechanical engineer. I also have home-schooled a student in physics. Physics actually can be a lot of fun.

Praxis

As a certified teacher, I recently passed the following Praxis II tests: Middle School Math (0069), Middle School Science (0439), Tech Ed (0050), and Math: Content Knowledge (0061). My score on the Math: Content Knowledge received an ETS Recognition of Excellence.

I have over five years experience in tutoring for standardized tests such as the Praxis. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies. My main concentration on the Praxis I test is the math skills.

Prealgebra

I have over five years of experience in tutoring pre-algebra, and have tutored students for entire school years on the subject.

Precalculus

I have over five years of experience in tutoring pre-calculus, and have tutored students for entire school years on the subject. Also, I have home-schooled a student in pre-calculus.

Probability

I have over five years of experience in tutoring probability, and have tutored students for entire school years on the subject.

SAT Math

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for SAT Math. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

SAT Reading

In addition to math tutoring, I have over five years of experience in tutoring the SAT Reading test. The review includes grammar and punctuation. I have developed a list of specific areas that are covered on the test as well as an outline of specific test strategies for SAT Reading.

SAT Writing

In addition to math tutoring, I have over five years of experience in tutoring the SAT Writing test. The review includes grammar, punctuation, and essay writing. I have developed a list of specific areas that are covered on the test as well as an outline of specific test strategies for SAT Writing.

SSAT

I have over five years of experience in tutoring for the SSAT. I have developed my own content summaries and an outline of test strategies.

Statistics

I have over five years of experience in tutoring statistics at both the high school and college levels. I have tutored students for entire semesters at NVCC, Univ. of Maryland, and Cornell.

Topics include mean, variance, standard deviation, probability, normal distribution and probability, binomial distribution and probability, permutations and combinations, counting probabilities, simple linear regression, multiple regression, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means and proportions, difference of means and proportions, and paired data, and chi-square tests.

Also, cover use of technology for computations using graphing calculator, Excel, and statistical programs.

Trigonometry

I have over five years of experience in tutoring trigonometry, and have tutored students for entire semester on the subject. I have students always refer to the unit circle for reference.

Tufts University
Mechanical Eng.
University of Bridgeport, CT
MEd

Education

Tufts University (Mechanical Eng.)

University of Bridgeport, CT (MEd)

Helped me pull through! — I was completely lost in Algebra II and failing. John helped me to understand the essentials I needed to know in a way that matched my learning abilities for Math. If it was not for John I would have failed my final math exam and the class. Because he was willing to work with me - even on a Sunday - on Father's Day no less, I passed my exam and the class. I should note that we only called John ...

— Sarah, Sandy Hook, CT on 6/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Minimum lesson time is 60 minutes. I may request a higher hourly rate for certain advanced subjects as well as for travel beyond 15 miles.

Travel policy

John will travel within 15 miles of Bethel, CT 06801.


About John

I am an experienced math tutor who is proficient in all levels of math, from middle school to high school and into college. I am certified in CT to teach math in grades 7 to 12. Specific subjects I tutor include Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Probability, and Statistics. I have consistently proved myself as an effective instructor, sensitive to the background knowledge, interests, and learning styles of the students. I am very patient and break down solution methods into simply steps. When starting a tutoring session, I always make sure the student understands the concept of the lesson before trying any problems. I connect topics with real world examples to maintain relevancy for the student. When students get stuck, I do not just give them the answer, but I use lead-in questions to steer them in the right direction. I genuinely love to teach math and truly care about my students.

Also, I am strong in standardized test preparation. I tutor for the complete ACT and SAT tests as well as math prep for GRE, GMAT, ISEE SSAT, and ASVAB. My results have been very good in improving test scores.

In addition, I have three children presently in various levels of college. My interests include coaching youth sports, home remodeling and repair, and fishing.

Be sure to enter your payment information if you want e-mail me with your phone number for me to call you. If you do not, the phone number will be removed from the e-mail.

Testimonials

"Helped me pull through!"

- Sarah, Sandy Hook, CT on 6/23/14

"Very Helpful and Detailed"

- Gregory, Ridgefield, CT on 11/2/14

"Great Tutor"

- Alex, Weston, CT on 8/24/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Mike, Sandy Hook, CT on 4/18/14

"Excellent"

- Andrew, Barre, VT on 9/29/13

"My son appreciated working with him."

- Louise, Weston, CT on 7/25/13

"Great Tutor"

- Patti, Virginia Beach, VA on 1/12/13

"Easy to understand."

- Scott, Brookfield, CT on 12/28/12

"Patient, makes you learn it!"

- Christina, Weston, CT on 12/20/12
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Education

Tufts University
Mechanical Eng.
University of Bridgeport, CT
MEd

Education

Tufts University (Mechanical Eng.)

University of Bridgeport, CT (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Minimum lesson time is 60 minutes. I may request a higher hourly rate for certain advanced subjects as well as for travel beyond 15 miles.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bethel, CT 06801

John’s Subjects

Science:
ACT Science,
Physics
Business:
GMAT,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel

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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