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John S.

Shirley, MA

$36/hr

EZ Math: Mathematics made easy

Background check passed as of 9/29/12
Usually responds in about 5 hours

EZ Math: Mathematics made easy

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I have 9 years of experience teaching all levels of high school mathematics in the public schools. I also have more than 6 years of experience tutoring mathematics to students ranging from 7 years old through adult learners.

I have taught and/or tutored mathematics from basic addition and subtraction through calculus. I have also helped students prepare for the GED, SAT and MCAS tests in mathematics.

All this experience has taught me that all students can learn math and that I have (and continue to develop) excellent skills in convincing students of their abilities and helping students succeed and even excel in mathematics (even if they have had difficulties in the past).

Testimonials

"Well prepared and a great math SAT tutor"

- Sandy, Dunstable, MA on 10/7/12

"Great tutor with excellent communication"

- Julie, Rutland, MA on 5/16/14

"Wonderful"

- Caroline, Lancaster, MA on 4/10/14

"Very patient and thorough"

- Andrea, Pepperell, MA on 8/24/13

"Encouraging "

- Lisa, Westford, MA on 10/26/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Computer:
C,
Java
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

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I have taken many courses to learn various programming languages. I have many years of professional experience as a programmer using many of these languages. And I also have had many years in teaching/tutoring others in how to program with these languages. These languages include, but are not limited to: C, Java, Pascal/Modula-2, Fortran, REXX and assembly language.

SAT Math

In addition to the strengthening and improvement of existing Math skills, my Math SAT preparation also includes:

-- "SAT Math". Many problems on the SAT are unlike any that students may have experienced in their Math classes at school. I help my students with "SAT Math" by a) expanding and deepening their understanding of the ideas behind Mathematics; b) showing them how to think on their feet and apply basic Mathematical concepts in novel situations; and c) pointing out a number of helpful "Have you ever noticed how..." facts that school teachers rarely have the time or mandate to teach.

-- Test-taking skills. The SAT is graded in a manner different from the way tests are graded at school. I help my students understand this and help them learn how to use this understanding to develop a test-taking strategy that will help them maximize their scores.

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Well prepared and a great math SAT tutor — John was a great tutor for my daughter and helped her prepare for the math SAT test. He accommodated her busy schedule and was flexible with her tutoring times. He was always prompt, polite, and easy to get in touch with. After having her take a diagnostic test before their first session, he quickly identified what she needed the most help with and focused the sessions on those areas. He was w ...

— Sandy, Dunstable, MA on 10/7/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $36.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

- Discounts are available for multiple hour and/or multiple student lessons. - The rate may seem high but there is no charge for the time and expenses of preparation and travel.

Travel policy

John will travel within 25 miles of Shirley, MA 01464.


About John

I have 9 years of experience teaching all levels of high school mathematics in the public schools. I also have more than 6 years of experience tutoring mathematics to students ranging from 7 years old through adult learners.

I have taught and/or tutored mathematics from basic addition and subtraction through calculus. I have also helped students prepare for the GED, SAT and MCAS tests in mathematics.

All this experience has taught me that all students can learn math and that I have (and continue to develop) excellent skills in convincing students of their abilities and helping students succeed and even excel in mathematics (even if they have had difficulties in the past).

Testimonials

"Well prepared and a great math SAT tutor"

- Sandy, Dunstable, MA on 10/7/12

"Great tutor with excellent communication"

- Julie, Rutland, MA on 5/16/14

"Wonderful"

- Caroline, Lancaster, MA on 4/10/14

"Very patient and thorough"

- Andrea, Pepperell, MA on 8/24/13

"Encouraging "

- Lisa, Westford, MA on 10/26/12
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Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

- Discounts are available for multiple hour and/or multiple student lessons. - The rate may seem high but there is no charge for the time and expenses of preparation and travel.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Shirley, MA 01464

John’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Computer:
C,
Java
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Java

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.


Background Check Status for John S.

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