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I have been working in the Austin area as a tutor for over 20 years. I graduated from UT-Austin in 1994 with a BS in Mathematics. I worked in the math department while there, and also began working at ACC as a tutor at that time. While there I tutored math courses from prealgebra to differential equations, including trigonometry, probability, calculus and business calculus, linear algebra, discrete math (set theory and logic), and statistics.
Though I majored in math, I took over 40 hours in physics, chemistry, and astronomy combined, and regularly tutor those subjects as well. I made A's in classes such as Classical Dynamics, Classical Electrodynamics, and Kinematic Astronomy, but generally stick to tutoring general physics and general chemistry; that is, high school and first- and second- year college courses.
I work strictly out of our 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 hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. M-Th and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat and Sun.
I would prefer never needing a cancellation policy, but, for the reasons described within it, I will enforce mine:
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. Given that I have to schedule in advance, with the high demand I have been experiencing, same-day cancellations are lost revenue and time on my end, as well as lost opportunities to work with students that need it, and to procure new clientele. The assessed fees are not meant to devalue my appreciation for my current clients, nor judge the legitimacy of the reason(s) for failure to notify me by the previous day. It is simply a risk passed on to all clients to reserve a session time.
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: $40.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Group rates available.
John will travel within 0 miles of Cedar Park, TX 78613.
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