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I completed a degree in Physics from Yale University, and offer a number of years of experience as a teacher and tutor. I am also a freelance writer, and in general am as passionate about the humanities as I am about math and science. I feel my key strengths as a tutor are my ability to clarify difficult concepts in an articulate manner, my ability to engage and motivate students, and my ability to instill confidence by developing academic and test strategies that are optimum for an individual student.
In terms of my approach to tutoring, for test preparation, content knowledge and test strategy should be considered equally important. For purely academic tutoring, establishing a dialogue with a student, along with careful listening, are the keys to identifying, and removing, potential stumbling blocks.
Another way I work with students is as a ski coach. What I love about tutoring is similar to what I love about coaching--helping students improve their performance.
I have taught chemistry to a number of students in the past few years. I've found that students often have many of the skills needed to apply general chemical principles to problems and exams, but just need help in seeing how the principles apply in different situations.
I work in management consulting and have taken a number of post-graduate economics courses. I have also trained new associates in basic economics.
In addition to completing the literature requirements at college, I've taken a number of post-graduate courses at The Harvard Extension School. I've gained tutoring experience by helping a number of students with high school and college level literature courses (which included assistance with essay writing).
I received a BA degree in physics from Yale University and tutored other students in the subject throughout college. I've continued tutoring, in both physics and math, in volunteer settings since then. Students I've worked with have ranged from those taking introductory courses to those preparing for the AP Physics C tests.
I've taught a summer AP class in statistics. I feel particularly adept at teaching this subject because it straddles quantitative and qualitative approaches. This seems to throw off many student, but I find that once they get the hang of "telling a story with numbers" they flourish.
Yale University (Physics)
Excellent Writing Tutor — My son has been working with Jonathan to improve his high school writing skills. Jonathan is very patient and professional. He makes appointments to meet with my son and then writes a summary of the goals and objectives of the meeting so we can see as parents what they worked on during the session. We receive the summary immediately after the session. Jonathan is flexible. We initially went to Jon ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Generally meet for a minimum of 90 minutes.
Jonathan will travel within 16 miles of Sudbury, MA 01776.
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