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Johnathan F.

Dallas, TX

$69/hr

Ivy League Math Tutor with focus in Calculus and Statistics

Background check passed as of 12/15/13
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Ivy League Math Tutor with focus in Calculus and Statistics

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Intro:
I recently graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research Engineering; I moved to Plano for full-time employment.

Teaching Experience:
I've tutored more than 60 students for more than 600 hours of total instruction in the DFW area in high school and collegiate subjects and standardized tests. I excelled in statistics in college and as a result was asked to teach for Cornell’s Learning Strategies Center (where I taught for 2 years). In Dallas, my emphasis has been on trigonometry, calculus and statistics.

Teaching Philosophy:
In high school, students are often taught ‘how’ to attack a problem (memorization), but rarely do teachers shed light on the ‘why’ students are doing what they are doing. I believe that if students understand the ‘why,’ good grades and great test scores will follow suit. All students can learn math ‘tricks,’ but those who understand the ‘why’ can invent them. To this end I teach math.

Test and Coursework Credentials:
I scored 35/36 on ACT Math, 780/800 on SAT Math and 790/800 on GRE Quantitative. I have taken all math courses up to Calculus BC in high school and up to Stochastic Calculus in college.

Why do I tutor?
It's challenging and it's fun. I've found that as satisfying as it is to learn a difficult subject, and it is far more fulfilling to be able to give that knowledge to someone else. It's amazing how many students don't realize how intelligent they are until they've been taught in a way that accommodates their learning style. As I teach students new ways to learn, they teach me new ways to teach.

I can provide references, my resume, detailed coursework and/or a phone-in person screening if requested.

Testimonials

"Great teaching style! Highly recommended!"

- Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 4/2/13

"Great tutor, flexible and committed to the kid's success"

- Miya, Dallas, TX on 11/11/13

"Awesome Pre Calculus Tutor"

- Cooper, Plano, TX on 12/3/12

"Finally understand"

- David, Plano, TX on 11/18/12

"Good tutor "

- Sonya, Plano, TX on 11/17/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Econometrics, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Spanish
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

Cumulatively, I have more than 40 hours of tutoring experience in ACT/SAT math and GRE/GMAT math.

Calculus

I have more than 60 hours of tutoring experience in Calculus.

Precalculus

I have more than 40 hours of tutoring experience in each of the following subjects: Trig, Pre-calculus, Calculus and Statistics.

Statistics

I have more than 40 hours of tutoring experience in each of the following subjects: Trig, Pre-calculus, Calculus and Statistics.

Trigonometry

I have more than 40 hours of tutoring experience in each of the following subjects: Trig, Pre-calculus, Calculus and Statistics.

Cornell University
Engineering

Education

Cornell University (Engineering)

Great teaching style! Highly recommended! — My daughter just had her initial calculus session with Johnathan, and it was a very positive learning experience. Johnathan's teaching style is not just of a good tutor, but of a perceptive teacher who knows where the student needs to go. He first asks the student questions to see where the weak areas are in the understanding, while at the same time teaching the missing concepts by leading the st ...

— Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 4/2/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $69.00

Generally non-negotiable, but if it's a subject I really like, and you really want to learn it, I would be more than happy to drop the going-rate.

Travel policy

Johnathan will travel within 12 miles of Dallas, TX 75225.


About Johnathan

Intro:
I recently graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research Engineering; I moved to Plano for full-time employment.

Teaching Experience:
I've tutored more than 60 students for more than 600 hours of total instruction in the DFW area in high school and collegiate subjects and standardized tests. I excelled in statistics in college and as a result was asked to teach for Cornell’s Learning Strategies Center (where I taught for 2 years). In Dallas, my emphasis has been on trigonometry, calculus and statistics.

Teaching Philosophy:
In high school, students are often taught ‘how’ to attack a problem (memorization), but rarely do teachers shed light on the ‘why’ students are doing what they are doing. I believe that if students understand the ‘why,’ good grades and great test scores will follow suit. All students can learn math ‘tricks,’ but those who understand the ‘why’ can invent them. To this end I teach math.

Test and Coursework Credentials:
I scored 35/36 on ACT Math, 780/800 on SAT Math and 790/800 on GRE Quantitative. I have taken all math courses up to Calculus BC in high school and up to Stochastic Calculus in college.

Why do I tutor?
It's challenging and it's fun. I've found that as satisfying as it is to learn a difficult subject, and it is far more fulfilling to be able to give that knowledge to someone else. It's amazing how many students don't realize how intelligent they are until they've been taught in a way that accommodates their learning style. As I teach students new ways to learn, they teach me new ways to teach.

I can provide references, my resume, detailed coursework and/or a phone-in person screening if requested.

Testimonials

"Great teaching style! Highly recommended!"

- Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 4/2/13

"Great tutor, flexible and committed to the kid's success"

- Miya, Dallas, TX on 11/11/13

"Awesome Pre Calculus Tutor"

- Cooper, Plano, TX on 12/3/12

"Finally understand"

- David, Plano, TX on 11/18/12

"Good tutor "

- Sonya, Plano, TX on 11/17/12

Education

Cornell University
Engineering

Education

Cornell University (Engineering)


Tutor Policies

Generally non-negotiable, but if it's a subject I really like, and you really want to learn it, I would be more than happy to drop the going-rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Dallas, TX 75225

Johnathan’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Econometrics, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Spanish
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Johnathan F.

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