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I like teaching Math to students who have a tough time in Math. While at the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School in Philadelphia, I found many students who struggled. But I'm very good at breaking math down into small understandable chunks. I show how math is used in everyday life. For example, when students that have trouble with decimals, we use money. Fractions seem to give everybody a hard time, until I teach them fractions.
While at the Multicultural Academy Charter School, I used Smart Boards and worked on a project to enhance learning of distant students. The project was years before its time. I liked the idea and the concept: through chat, e-books, video conferencing and the newer "learning platforms", students don't have to be in the same room as the teacher. Or be in the same time zone, same continent, or on the same day.
Teaching at the private school New Hope Academy gave me an opportunity to find what students are good at so we don't have to repeat lessons. I can quickly find what you need practice in and provide just enough so that you're proficient. I find what you need to progress in Mathematics and we work together to an understanding and proficiency. Math is a team effort.
As a tutor at NHA, I have spent hundreds of hours teaching students the way to get good scores in the SAT, ACT and the GRE (logic) tests. There are lots of tricks and traps in these tests and we work together to find them so when the real test comes, you're no longer surprised or confused by the questions. Success in math is like music and sports: practice, practice, practice.
I'm qualified to tutor in computer programming because I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Computer Science. I spent 12 years programming in C, C++, COBOL and other languages before leaving to become a math teacher. I am currently studying Java to take the Java Certification exam later this year. While teaching mathematics at New Hope Academy, I also taught Alice - a visual programming platform built for teaching children.
I really like teaching programming. To watch the eyes of students light up when they realized that what they wrote cause the computer to do things for them is wonderful.
Temple University (Computer Science)
Holy Family University (Master's)
My wife, my daughter, and I felt comfortable with John. — 10/12/14 According to my daughter, she felt that John helped her in clarifying the process of reaching scientific notation. However, the process needs to be pounded in (ie. Placement of decimals, commas, adding, subtracting, etc.) 10/22/14 I didn't not make the last session because I was working, but my daughter liked the session and felt it was helpful to her. Her grade in math is at or around ...
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John will travel within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067.
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