Hi there! My name is Jonathan, but you can call me Jon. Long story short I love math, science, philosophy, psychology and computer technology and I'm fluent in French. I have 20+ hours of experience tutoring science, math, and English conversation.
If you are interested in the long story, was born in Boulder, Colorado and I've lived in several places in the US but I've lived the longest in Chicago and it's really the only place I can call home.
I attended Walter Payton College Prep, a selective enrollment high school located in downtown Chicago. There I was on the math team for 3 years and took all of the advanced math classes that the school had to offer (AP calculus, AP statistics, an advanced geometry class and a math class based on an intro math course at the University of Chicago). I also took AP comparative government AP physics C (both mechanics and electromagnetism) and passed the test for AP psychology. During my summers, I attended the Young Scholars program at the University of Chicago which is program that focused on cool math (yes, there's such a thing as cool math) that isn't typically taught in high school.
After graduating high school, I decided to take a gap year before starting my college education and to spend that gap year in Paris, France. My mother and my mothers side of the family are French and if I wanted to communicate with them at any length and really get to know them, I would have to be able to speak the language. It was an amazing opportunity and when I came back in April, I was fully fluent.
While in Paris, I decided pick up a job tutoring French kids in English conversation just for some extra pocket money. What I didn't expect to find out was that it was really fun! I loved engaging my students and developing a relationship with them and watching them make progress was immensely satisfying.
This fall I'll be attending McGill University in Montreal. It's known as the Harvard of Canada. While it is really nothing like Harvard, it is the best university in Canada and one of the top research universities in the world.
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