Being raised outside of Philadelphia somehow led me to UNC Chapel Hill and I never thought I would be here to this date. But I love it as here is where I found my passion in both Music and Teaching. My main instrument is guitar and main subject is any math from K-college. I play piano, bass, percussion, and sing as well. When I was at PACE Academy for 5 years, I taught Algebra I, Geometry, Technical Math I and II, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Algebra II, and Music.
Along with mathematics and music, I also have a background in video/audio engineering which helps me keep the student interested. I'm an effective communicator and a creative problem-solver with strong leadership, collaboration and management skills that deliver success to challenging subjects and hurdles for students.
Here are some testimonials to give you an idea:
Sharon S., Assistant Dean/Director of Teacher Education, North Carolina Central University (colleague)
“Jon is a great person with which to work . He is a dedicated teacher of mathematics and music. He has worked with both of my children as high schoolers in mathematics and one in music as well. He used to teach at the school where one of my children attended and where I was on the Board of Directors. He has a gentle, supportive nature in working with others. He is strong in content knowledge and in musical ability.” April 19, 2012
Catharine Z. (client)
Catharine hired you as a tutor, musician, mathmatician in 2010 and hired you more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity
“Jon is a fantastic teacher and multi-talented musician. Jon instructed my teenage son in both math SAT preparation and keyboard and other instrument instruction. He has a remarkable ability to transform a sullen, "bored" teenager into a motivated, creative, excited learner. I highly recommend Jon for any position that interests him.” August 23, 2011
If you're more interested in what I offer or anything else, feel free to contact me.
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