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I have been working in the Austin area as a tutor for over 20 years. Though I majored in math, I took over 40 college credit hours in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and statistics, and regularly tutor those subjects as well. I take my work seriously, and expect my students to take theirs seriously as well. But for those prepared to work, I have experienced a lot of success over the years, as my ratings and testimonials attest, and I rejoice in those successes. If I didn't enjoy seeing students succeed in areas they once thought too difficult, or in which they once felt lost, I would not tutor for a living.
I work strictly out of my home in Cedar Park, using a dedicated room as a one-student classroom. It has a large whiteboard, a large desk for students, and other teaching aides for myself, as well as online access for students who may need it for their assignments. You must bring your own laptop, tablet, or smart phone, however. My general hours of availability are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. M-Th and 11 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. Sat and Sun.
Philosophy-wise, I think there is no learning without effort, and to that end I will work to get my students more involved in the solution process as we work through similar types of problems. They will also get the most out of our time together if they attempt problems on their own before and after our sessions. However, we all need some guidance through the challenging world of academia at times, and I don't encourage students to work themselves to the point of frustration before seeking help. Do what you can, and let's get through the rest together. :-)
Because I value my time, and those of all my clients, I will enforce the following cancellation policy on all same day cancellations.
PLEASE NOTE: 24-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. A cancellation fee will be charged on all same-day cancellations: 1/2 hour the first time, 3/4 hour the second time, and 1 hour thereafter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Look forward to meeting you, and to being a part of your academic success!
Differential Equations is truly one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Although I enjoy tutoring a wide range of math classes, I was never really excited about math until I enrolled in this class. While at UT-Austin, I made A's in Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Real Analysis, and Vector and Tensor Analysis. I also made A's in the physics classes that required the techniques taught within them: Wave Motion and Optics, Classical Dynamics, Classical Electrodynamics, and Kinematic Astronomy. One caveat: many DE classes now include MatLab exercises. I am not familiar with MatLab.
As an introduction to counting methods (combinatorics) and proofs, Discrete Math is one of the first proofs courses I took at UT-Austin. I made an A in the class as well as in many other related upper division math classes, including Linear Algebra, Probability, Real Analysis and Topology. Although I have seen variability in the difficulty of this class, based on the aims of the different teachers teaching them, I have yet to need to turn anyone away and feel very comfortable with the material.
University of Texas, Austin (Mathematics)
A world of difference!!!!! — John has done an outstanding job with our son and our son enjoys his sessions and always comes out understanding AP Calc so much clearer. With John's weekly sessions our son was able to make it through AP Calculus. As most teenagers he was not thrilled about starting tutoring but after his first session he felt John was perfect in helping him learn and stay on track with his calculus. We are fore ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Group rates available.
John will travel within 0 miles of Cedar Park, TX 78613.
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