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Jonathan N.

Philadelphia, PA

$65/hr

Jonathan N. Compassionate and attentive tutor

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I have a somewhat unique background which includes both science and religion with proficiency in math, chemistry, Biblical studies and theology. Having received a BS in Chemistry from Drexel Univerity, I had worked as a research chemist in the industry for many years. In the past decade, I renewed my interest in religious studies and attained two MA degrees, one in Theology and the other in Spirituality. My strengths include an intense interest in subject matter, especially Biblical themes as related to contemporary topics, knowledge of early church history as well foundational theology. I have a strong desire to teach and mentor in the development of the student’s grasp of our Christian and Jewish roots in spirituality.

In my faith community, I currently lead the adult education forum and committee at St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill, which includes Bible study, worship, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and Listening Hearts Ministry. I co-mentor and instruct the Education for Ministry (EfM) seminar, a four year program for the laity that includes an in-depth critical examination of both the Hebrew and Christian Testaments coupled with Theology, Church History and Spirituality. Our exploration includes a careful study of the Documentary Hypothesis in its application to the Old Testament as well as an introduction and application to the Historical Critical Method. This careful study of scripture examines both the exegetical as well as spiritual approach to the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomic history, Wisdom Literature, Prophets, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine corpus, Pauline literature, Catholic letters and Revelation. A brief overview of several non-canonical texts such as the apocryphal gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene are also included. In addition, once a month I also lead a group spiritual direction session as well as co-facilitate a spiritual director’s peer group.

Located in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia, we can have the session at my office or at your residence. I look forward to working with you in your endeavors. As a lifelong avocation, I also teach classical guitar as an extra bonus.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2
English:
Bible Studies,
English
Science:
Chemistry
History:
Geography, Religion
Music:
Guitar
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, English

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have taught various courses and workshops at St. Paul's Church in Chestnut Hill. In addition, I hold two Masters Degrees, one in Holistic Spirituality/Spiritual Direction from Chestnut Hill College, and also an MA from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Theology.

Religion

I have two graduate degrees in spirituality and religious studies. I have an MA in Holistic Spirituality Spiritual Direction from Chestnut Hill College and an MA in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. I currently teach a group for Education for Ministry (EfM) at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill.

Drexel University
Chestnut Hill College
Master's
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Master's

Education

Drexel University

Chestnut Hill College (Master's)

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19118.


About Jonathan

I have a somewhat unique background which includes both science and religion with proficiency in math, chemistry, Biblical studies and theology. Having received a BS in Chemistry from Drexel Univerity, I had worked as a research chemist in the industry for many years. In the past decade, I renewed my interest in religious studies and attained two MA degrees, one in Theology and the other in Spirituality. My strengths include an intense interest in subject matter, especially Biblical themes as related to contemporary topics, knowledge of early church history as well foundational theology. I have a strong desire to teach and mentor in the development of the student’s grasp of our Christian and Jewish roots in spirituality.

In my faith community, I currently lead the adult education forum and committee at St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill, which includes Bible study, worship, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and Listening Hearts Ministry. I co-mentor and instruct the Education for Ministry (EfM) seminar, a four year program for the laity that includes an in-depth critical examination of both the Hebrew and Christian Testaments coupled with Theology, Church History and Spirituality. Our exploration includes a careful study of the Documentary Hypothesis in its application to the Old Testament as well as an introduction and application to the Historical Critical Method. This careful study of scripture examines both the exegetical as well as spiritual approach to the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomic history, Wisdom Literature, Prophets, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine corpus, Pauline literature, Catholic letters and Revelation. A brief overview of several non-canonical texts such as the apocryphal gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene are also included. In addition, once a month I also lead a group spiritual direction session as well as co-facilitate a spiritual director’s peer group.

Located in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia, we can have the session at my office or at your residence. I look forward to working with you in your endeavors. As a lifelong avocation, I also teach classical guitar as an extra bonus.

Education

Drexel University
Chestnut Hill College
Master's
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Master's

Education

Drexel University

Chestnut Hill College (Master's)

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19118

Jonathan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2
English:
Bible Studies,
English
Science:
Chemistry
History:
Geography, Religion
Music:
Guitar
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, English

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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