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John L.

Arlington, MA

$25/hr

Math Tutor: Dedicated, Engaging, Patient, and Personable

Background check passed as of 8/14/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Math Tutor: Dedicated, Engaging, Patient, and Personable

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A life-long learner with a collaborative approach, I am able to combine subject expertise with good interpersonal and coaching skills. I have always held myself to a high standard in academic subjects, and I will bring this same attitude to my tutoring practice.

I am now retired and would like to provide my tutoring services as a way of giving something back to the community. You will find me highly motivated, creative, and skillful in 1 on 1 problem solving sessions.

I was a straight A student in all my mathematics courses, from Algebra 1 through Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra. I truly love math and am excited by the possibility of tutoring in this subject area.

I earned a B.A. summa cum laude with Honors in Religion from Haverford College and then a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin.

After five years of postdoctoral research in microbial genetics and biochemistry, I decided to switch fields and become a computer programmer, specializing in embedded systems and database technology.

As a programmer, I learned many software languages and honed my skills in computation, problem solving, and algorithm design.

After 20 years as a programmer, I became a software development manager. I had the opportunity to build solid one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and collaboration skills. I found during that 10 year period that I have a natural bent for explaining difficult concepts, working with others, and forming joint learning partnerships.

Given my love for mathematics and my experience in problem solving, coaching, and mentoring, it was a natural move to develop a tutoring practice in mathematics.

To be entirely focused and competitive, I have decided to limit my initial tutoring subjects to Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus.

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Haverford College
Religion
University of Wisconsin
PhD

Education

Haverford College (Religion)

University of Wisconsin (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 10 miles of Arlington, MA 02476.


About John

A life-long learner with a collaborative approach, I am able to combine subject expertise with good interpersonal and coaching skills. I have always held myself to a high standard in academic subjects, and I will bring this same attitude to my tutoring practice.

I am now retired and would like to provide my tutoring services as a way of giving something back to the community. You will find me highly motivated, creative, and skillful in 1 on 1 problem solving sessions.

I was a straight A student in all my mathematics courses, from Algebra 1 through Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra. I truly love math and am excited by the possibility of tutoring in this subject area.

I earned a B.A. summa cum laude with Honors in Religion from Haverford College and then a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin.

After five years of postdoctoral research in microbial genetics and biochemistry, I decided to switch fields and become a computer programmer, specializing in embedded systems and database technology.

As a programmer, I learned many software languages and honed my skills in computation, problem solving, and algorithm design.

After 20 years as a programmer, I became a software development manager. I had the opportunity to build solid one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and collaboration skills. I found during that 10 year period that I have a natural bent for explaining difficult concepts, working with others, and forming joint learning partnerships.

Given my love for mathematics and my experience in problem solving, coaching, and mentoring, it was a natural move to develop a tutoring practice in mathematics.

To be entirely focused and competitive, I have decided to limit my initial tutoring subjects to Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus.

Education

Haverford College
Religion
University of Wisconsin
PhD

Education

Haverford College (Religion)

University of Wisconsin (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Arlington, MA 02476

John’s Subjects

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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