"Much Appreciated & Will Call Upon Again - Thank You!"
- Michele, Wappingers Falls, NY on 9/6/14
John provided excellent tutoring help and training via Skype. He reviewed my worksheets and explained/simplified concepts I was having difficulty in understanding. John is very accommodating with scheduling tutoring sessions. I am very pleased with what I learned in the tutoring session from John, and I will schedule additional tutoring sessions with John on upcoming chapters and worksheets.
- Bill, Franklin, TN on 1/7/15
We took our son to John M. for one hour a week of 6th grade math tutoring. Our son is quite bright and did not have to work hard at math before now, so he has not learned how to learn math, it just came easily to him until now. He has not been receptive to instruction from other sources and his grades have nosedived. He has been receptive to the patient instruction provided by John M.
After a while being tutored by John M. our son was back on track from Cs and Ds in classwork to an A in his end of semester test.
"Knowledgeable and highly professional tutor"
- Martha, Sammamish, WA on 11/13/14
John provided excellent tutoring to my high school son who attends a prestigious high school. John interviewed my son and guided him to prepare a detailed resume for his Business Marketing class.
John is very accommodating with scheduling the tutoring sessions.
It is great and helpful that John can tutor several subjects. I am very pleased with the tutoring that John provided, and I will schedule additional tutoring sessions with John to tutor my son on Geometry, English, and other subjects.
"Ideal tutoring experience with John M."
- Ben, Seattle, WA on 8/8/14
I am an assistant football coach with a championship contending junior football team in Seattle, WA. I felt like I needed a little bit of a refresher and some new coaching drills for this upcoming season. John provided excellent tutoring and coaching help and training on the various topics for Football Pre-Season Preparation including the following:
1. Football Drills Guidebook (50 Drills)
2. Formation Overviews and Plays (4 sets)
3. Formation Descriptions (4 sets)
4. Formation Diagrams (4 Sets)
5. Player Stances Skills, Alignments, and Techniques.
6. Techniques for Catching and Tucking, Ball Handling, Ball Security.
7. Position Mechanics and Best Practices for Receivers and Running Backs.
John is very accommodating with scheduling tutoring sessions. I felt way more prepared after what I learned in the tutoring session from John, and I will schedule additional tutoring sessions with John as needed for other football coaching and player skills topics. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn more about football coaching.
"Great tutor "
- Shea, Renton, WA on 7/14/14
I am a university graduate student preparing to enter Dental School. I wrote a Personal Statement for dental school application but I wasn't sure if it meets all the requirements of a good personal statement, so I contacted John to review my personal statement.
John provided tutoring help for reviewing, enhancing, and improving my Personal Statement for Dental School. To prepare for the tutoring session, John completed the following:
1. Reviewed my first draft document.
2. Discussed and summarized the requirements and the Good and Best Practices for Personal Statements with 3 professional dentists that have their own private dental practices.
3. Researched and compiled the content Good and Best Practices for Personal Statements from 5 different leading Dental School websites.
4. Prepared notes, ideas, and concepts for improvements to review with me during the tutoring session.
John is very accommodating with scheduling tutoring sessions. I am very pleased with what I learned in the tutoring session from John, and I definitely recommend him for help with college essays and personal statements.
"Saved us in a pinch!"
- Nikki, Carlsbad, CA on 6/20/14
John was available last minute to help my son with his Algebra 1 tests. He was very professional and extremely thorough, helping my son not only solve the problems before him, but also develop a strategy to identify reiterations of these problems. His post-lesson reports were very well documented. Very helpful!
"A Great Help in Honors Chemistry!"
- Lisa, Brentwood, TN on 4/8/14
My daughter attends a very competitive high school. She received help from John in Honors Chemistry. She provided him with a ranking of the concepts she needed to work on. He used the time very wisely and was able to cover all of the material she requested in the time we had available! My daughter earned a 94 on the Final Exam and a 96 for the semester! We may have him provide tutoring on ACT Preparation. It was a very positive experience!
"Very pleased with Pre-algebra and Algebra 1 tutoring lessons."
- Kellly, Murfreesboro, TN on 3/1/14
John did a great job tutoring my middle school son in Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. He was very patient and encouraging with my son as they worked together through the concepts and homework problems. My son gained confidence and understanding of Math that has carried over into his classroom work as well. John was great with quick response and flexibility when scheduling lessons. It's the first time I have ever seen my son smile when doing Math problems!
- Deante, Lebanon, TN on 2/6/14
John is a great tutor and we planned our curriculum for my upcoming Praxis exam. John is dedicated and open to all ideas to assist me with passing my exams. He communicates well with me and goes the extra mile to find outside resources for our sessions. I appreciate this guy!
"Very helpful and accommodating."
- Sam, Dallas, TX on 1/12/14
My son is a college student and we contacted John to help him prepare for his precalculus final. John was very accommodating when scheduling tutoring time. My son found him to be very easy to understand. His guidance through the additional tutoring sessions were very helpful in obtaining the necessary results for doing well on the final exam. John prepared him in the following steps, Precalculus concepts, textbook sections, example problems, extra problems, questions; Precalculus review using the Precalculus Final Review document. We were so grateful that John could tutor him on such short notice. My son will definitely use John again in the future.
"Very positive experience!!!"
- Donna, Nashville, TN on 12/12/13
My daughter, a junior at a prestigious high school, had a very positive experience with John as her tutor. He is tutoring on Algebra 1, and 2, Chemistry homework, problems, questions, review packets to prepare for her upcoming quizzes and tests; reviewed concepts, equations, rules, definitions, process steps; helped solve homework problems, conversions, dimensional analysis, and answered questions; completed specific review for quizzes and tests; reviewed and improved problem solving skills; helped build rapport, confidence, and knowledge; provided Good and Best Practices, Solutions, Strategies; provided guidance and recommendations on how to improve grades and study for exams. My daughter was very pleased with what she learned in the tutoring session and also how patient he was and also how well he explained everything to her. He was very accommodating with her schedule. We have set up additional weekly sessions for help with upcoming quizzes and homework.
- Ryan, Bowie, MD on 12/3/13
My son has been struggling in algebra 2. He attends a prestigious Christian school and his classes are challenging. While on a family vacation out of the country, he found himself struggling while doing an assignment. Luckily, I found John through Wyzant and he immediately responded. We worked out a Skype session and it was great! My son was able to complete the assignment but also prepare for an upcoming quiz. John was extremely knowledgeable on processes, equations, and problem solving. My son said he explained each process very easily so he could understand. His confidence soared! I'm so grateful and look forward to more sessions!
- Katy, Franklin, TN on 12/2/13
Our daughter, a junior in high school, is taking Honors Chemistry and has struggled with some of the concepts. John was really great at getting her to understand the areas in which she was having difficulty. John's knowledge was very impressive, but even more impressive was his ability to teach our daughter to understand the subject. John is very pleasant and accommodating and our daughter responded well to his teaching style. We will not hesitate to have John return to teach our daughter when the need arises, and we whole-heartedly would endorse and recommend John to anyone who needs a tutor.
"Very Responsive and an Excellent Tutor"
- Scott, Brentwood, TN on 12/2/13
John recently tutored my 10th grade daughter who is attending a prestigious high school in our area. We were needing some quick help for an upcoming quiz and mid-term exam and John worked us into his schedule the day after I contacted him through WyzAnt. He was extremely accommodating with the little time we had in her schedule and our impromptu request. Over a couple hours, John tutored my daughter for Chemistry reviewing concepts, equations, rules, theorems, postulates, dimensional analysis, and processes. He also helped explain and solve homework problems, chemical equations, relations, and functions. John took the time to answer her questions and assisted in a specific chapter review for each subject and helped build her confidence and knowledge.
My daughter and I were pleased with what she learned in the initial tutoring session and the resulting performance on her quiz and exam. We will be continuing the sessions into the spring semester.
"Very Accommodating! Good teaching style."
- Stacey, Franklin, TN on 11/30/13
My sophomore son who attends a private school was having a little trouble in his honors algebra 2 class. John worked with him in and really helped him learn how to identify the smaller problems within the larger equation. My son approved of the lesson and felt it was very helpful. In fact, he will be working with John on a weekly basis to help get him ready for the cumulative exam. I would recommend John for any student who needs someone to walk them through the processes patiently and at their own level until they gain a strong understanding of the problem solving skills they need to succeed in algebra 2.
- Susan, Franklin, TN on 11/26/13
We could not ask for a better tutor. He prepares for the tutoring session by reviewing my son's tests before hand, so they can make the most of the time together. My son's grades have improved, along with his self-confidence.
"Builds great rapport, is very knowledgeable and adds confidence!"
- Scott, Brentwood, TN on 11/23/13
We value John M.'s expertise in chemistry and his ability to build rapport. We also notice the change in our daughter's attitude toward chemistry and her confidence in learning new material!
"Very Personable "
- Kim, Brentwood, TN on 11/21/13
John is an extremely intelligent and personable guy. Our daughter was very receptive to his teaching style. Great find!
"Great tutor! "
- Catherine, Nashville, TN on 11/13/13
My 17 year old son, attending his first year of college, was struggling in algebra. I was blessed to find the WyzAnt website and subsequently, John. I contacted 7 tutors and John was first to reply and his reply was speedy! We were really needing help right away and John's schedule was very accommodating. We were able to meet within days and at our home. My son felt very comfortable with John right away and was already grasping concepts and most importantly feeling more confident for his next Algebra class after John reviewed equations, rules, theorems, postulates and processes. He had a test scheduled for the next week and quiz review packet to complete and John really went out of his way to make sure he had two more sessions before the test. So my son could feel at ease. He is still seeing John and they continue to review each chapter, work on solving homework problems, proofs and answers questions. I highly recommend choosing John as your tutor. We are all very pleased with his tutoring and accessibility and dedication.
"Very helpful with immediate results."
- Chad, Brentwood, TN on 11/10/13
John recently helped our 9th grade son with his Honors Geometry, where he had gotten off to a rocky start. After Spending time with John, he scored a 98 on his Honors Geometry test, and pulled his class average up 10 points. John reviewed concepts, equations, rules and processes; helped solve problems and answer questions on homework assignments; completed specific preparation for all of the topics for each Chapter; reviewed and improved test taking skills; and helped build confidence and knowledge. I should also mention that John was very flexible with his schedule, emailing us his available days and times. We will continue to schedule additional tutoring times for not only our 9th grade son, but our junior as well.
Update. We continue to find value in our son being tutored by John. I wanted others who read this review realize john's dedication. Last week, John was unfortunately unable to drive to meet us. He offered us the ability to Skype or come to his home for tutoring. I brought our son to his home where John spent an hour with him. John could have easily asked to reschedule our appointment but instead, he offered ways to make it work.
"Most prepared tutor, very accommodating, down to business the minute he walks in the door"
- Dante (mom- Lory), Nashville, TN on 10/21/13
Mr. John is a fantastic tutor! He is very prepared to tutor a student on the requested subject and explains thoroughly. Highly recommend Mr. John.
- William, Franklin, TN on 10/14/13
John served as a tutor to my daughter who is a senior honor student at a private school and wanted to raise her ACT in order to secure a scholarship. We had tried another tutor but were unsatisfied until we found John. He tutored her on ACT math, science, and reading...reviewing concepts, equations, rules and processes, including being equipped with practice tests. She raised her math score by 3 points and her science by 2 giving her a composite of 32 and a scholarship to an SEC school. Additionally, John was accommodating with regard to schedule. I can highly recommend him.
- DJ, Smyrna, TN on 10/13/13
John is very professional in his approach with all subjects. He made my son feel comfortable and confident as the sessions began. John was flexible with dates and times that allowed us to complete our daily routine as a family. Our son took the exam with more confidence because of the knowledge gain from John. His systematic approach provide that extra spark that was needed for my son to achieve that elusive score he had been in search of. I would highly recommend John for any level student and family.
A 5 star tutor hands down!!
- Marjorie, Franklin, TN on 9/30/13
John has been tutoring my 9th grade son who is in a prestigious High School in Williamson County. He has helped my son tremendously with Algebra, English and Physical Science. He even helped him organize his folders and notebooks. John has helped boost my son's confidence and his knowledge.
Thank you John for all your great help!
"Very patient tutor!"
- Tina, La Vergne, TN on 8/8/13
He is very kind and patient tutor! He explains everything very well to my understanding. Thank you for always helping me!
"Highly skilled, excellent, Tutor"
- Melissa, Nashville, TN on 8/8/13
My rising 8th grade daughter is being tutored by John on the following: ISEE Subjects, Pre-Algebra; reviewing concepts, equations, rules and processes; problem solving and answering questions in ISEE Practice Tests, concepts, and practice problems; test preparation and test review; helping build confidence and knowledge; ISEE Test Good and Best Practices, Recommendations, Strategies.
John brings ISEE Practice tests to the tutoring sessions, has boosted my daughter’s confidence, and is very accommodating with scheduling tutoring sessions.
Additionally, John not only shows her how to solve a problem or arrive at the correct answer, but fully explains the concept behind it. He is patient, knowledgeable, and adjusts his teaching style to my daughter's learning style (ADHD). I fully and enthusiastically recommend John!
- Jaewon, Brentwood, TN on 7/25/13
Mr. M. is a great tutor. We went over following subjects: ACT English, ACT Science, ACT Reading; reviewed concepts, rules and processes; helped solve problems and answer questions in ACT Practice Tests, concepts, and practice problems; completed test preparation and test review; helped build confidence and knowledge; provided ACT Test Good and Best Practices, Recommendations, Strategies.
- Angie, Nashville, TN on 7/8/13
Imagine your 17 year old coming home and telling you how much he learned in 2 hours when he is in an advanced learning program at school. I guess the way I view it, his advanced classes provide the batter but John is providing the cake and icing. Thank you!
"Dedicated and flexible tutor. Encouraging and patient."
- Becky, Spring Hill, TN on 6/20/13
My son is headed into his senior year at a very challenging private school and needed some tutoring for the ACT. John has been very flexible and accommodating and has worked on the areas where my son has had the greatest challenges. He has been very encouraging and has taken the time to write very thorough and exact reviews of each session. I wouldn't hesitate to contact John again for ACT prep or for regular coursework.
"Fantastic tutor! "
- Celeste, Antioch, TN on 5/31/13
John has just begun tutoring my son, a rising 8th grade student, who received a failing grade in math this past school year. My son has difficulty with reading comprehension, math concepts including problem solving, and has a slight inattention disorder. When I contacted John he was very timely in his response and communication concerning his availability and how he could best help my son.
John is a sharp individual and well versed in many subjects. Additionally he is professional, patient, and has a unique ability to establish rapport with my son. The capability he possesses in this area has been invaluable in helping to ease my son's anxieties toward learning. I have noticed that my son feels comfortable during tutoring sessions; John does a great job of increasing his confidence level. I appreciate that John arrives to our meeting location on time, is well organized, comes prepared with the daily lesson, and takes the time to give me an overview of each day's exercise when complete. John also keeps great documentation and compiles a detailed report after each session. By the end of the first session John had assessed my son's strengths and weaknesses and was able to ascertain contributing factors to my son's academic struggles. John immediately put a plan of action in place with a goal of closing learning gaps. We have had many tutors in the past, but John is by far the best that we have had. He is a God-send. I highly recommend him without any reservations.
- Tony, Spring Hill, TN on 5/29/13
My son hit a rough spot in Algebra. His confidence level fell. John spent the needed time explaining the concepts and encouraged his efforts to complete the problems. My son went into his End of Course test with much more confidence and did well. Thank you John!
"Wonderful tutor! Great communicator! Very effective!"
- Anita, Antioch, TN on 5/14/13
My son is an 11th grader at an academic magnet school who was very challenged by the Honors Chemistry class. We saw an immediate increase in his understanding of the subject and his class grade after Mr. M.'s tutoring sessions. Mr. M. helped to review class notes and presentations, reviewed concepts from chapters, helped with homework equations, concepts, and practice problems, test preparation, test/quiz review, corrected problems on graded quizzes and tests. More importantly, Mr. M. enhanced my son's confidence and knowledge in the subject. Mr. M. was referred to me by another satisfied parent and I will gladly do the same!
- Emilie, Nashville, TN on 5/1/13
John is really a great tutor. He is patient, encouraging, polite, always positive, and wants the best for his students. I like that he boosts my self confidence and is fun and nice about it. Test anxiety + preparation + practice + tutoring = test swagger! Every little bit helps. And he does a lot for his students. He is always on time or warns if he is running late due to a previous session or bad traffic. He is amazingly well organized. I was very impressed and pleased that he researched the material I would need to go over with him before his first session with me, and he continued to for each session after. He comes prepared, but is happy to work on whatever his student prefers. The reason I was so impressed in his research is because I am studying for a teacher program entry level test that is in the United Kingdom. Most people would expect me to have all the information, or just come with other materials they though might fit the same concepts that are on the test, but he researched everything and brought all the right prep work/materials. He found VERY important information for me that I had not yet come across and I am very thankful for that! He even printed out practice tests for me. He really is great. He comes overly prepared and either makes a plan for you, lets you decide, or creates a hybrid. Overall, I'd say picking John is a win win for all.
"Very encouraging and accommodating tutor."
- Felicia, Nashville, TN on 4/30/13
John was very nice and professional. I went to the wrong library initially and John was very understanding and agreed to meet me at a library half way between us. We reviewed the concepts I was learning in statistics and John was able to explain to me in simple and understandable terms the concepts I was having trouble understanding. He was very encouraging and helped to reassure me that I was doing very well in my class so far. I appreciate his teaching approach and would recommend him to anyone needing help in math and specifically statistics.
- Heather, Nashville, TN on 4/30/13
John has been great helping our daughter through a rough academic year. He is very accommodating to our needs and schedule. One of the many good things about John is his broad knowledge of different courses including Spanish. Not easy to find someone who can do it all!
"Excellent tutor, worthy of 10 stars."
- Nasif, Antioch, TN on 4/26/13
The tutoring John M provided our 10th grade daughter was excellent. My daughter is a transfer student and had not received her Chemistry textbook yet, but John brought a Chemistry Textbook and used his vast knowledge to use to help my daughter catch up and understand the concepts. During his initial session, his patience, friendly manner, and thorough approach helped my daughter feel relaxed and enabled her to learn and master the concepts she did not understand. John helped her complete several Chemistry worksheets and review packets. John provided excellent tutoring on these subjects and topics: Chemistry, Balancing Chemical Equations, Moles, Molar Mass; he provided a Chemistry textbook; reviewed concepts, equations, and conversion factors; helped with homework equations, concepts, and problems; provided excellent test preparation, test/quiz review; and helped build confidence and knowledge. My daughter is very excited to have John tutor her for future tutoring sessions. She said that John’s tutoring increased her knowledge and understanding, was very valuable, and helped her to get an A on her Chemistry Test.
"Boosted my son's confidence and grades! "
- Kate, Brentwood, TN on 4/25/13
John has been tutoring my 10th grade son in private school on a variety of subjects (English, Chemistry, Algebra II, Spanish and study skills). He helps him with whatever he needs at that time like studying for a test or writing a paper. We see a difference in my son's confidence with his school work and his grades have improved. Two thumbs, way, way up for John!
"Awesome Tutor - Catered to My daughter's Needs"
- Joy, Barrington, IL on 4/23/13
I had a last minute request to find my daughter a tutor in less then 4 days for an upcoming Finance test. I checked all the reviews on WyzAnt.com and John stood out as our best option. My daughter has learning disabilities and I wanted someone who had the experience and patience to work with her. Although John was only available for just a few hours due to prior travel plans he more then catered to her needs. He was outstanding and my daughter felt very comfortable working with him. She said that he helped her a lot. Not many people would take the personal interest that he took to meet her needs and keep me up to date with her progress. I would highly recommend John due to his experience and his compassion when it comes to tutoring students who really need help.
"A great start!!"
- Michael, Nashville, TN on 4/6/13
John will be helping my child with standardized testing and he made the whole process less daunting from the outset. This tutor seems like a very good fit for the task at hand and we have high expectations of success.
"10 Stars for a gifted educator who raises confidence and grades."
- Chuck, Franklin, TN on 4/4/13
The tutoring John M provided our sophomore daughter was outstanding. During his initial session at 9:00 AM, his patience and thorough manner helped her better understand and complete her Honors Geometry Exam Review Packet. He even came back that evening to continue helping her prepare for a very tough Honors Geometry exam. She came away from the sessions with renewed confidence and said John's help is worthy of 10 stars! She did well on the exam and is excited about working with him in the future for Geometry and other subjects.
"Excellent and very efficient tutor."
- Simona, Franklin, TN on 3/10/13
Mr. M. was very efficient in helping my 10th grade daughter in Algebra 2 Honors. During the session he was able to cover three chapters, explaining and concentrating on the parts that were more difficult for her. I was very impressed by his direct style, getting straight to the point, his kindness, and of course, his knowledge. He is a great asset for my daughter, and I'm extremely happy to have found the right tutor for her. We are looking forward to seeing him again.
"Covers current material and identifies what he will see on ACT exam"
- Richard, Franklin, TN on 3/8/13
Great tutor, my son not only is learning what is pertinent to his honors geometry class but learning tips that will help him to be efficient on ACT exam. John will let him know that he will see a similar problem on ACT. Shows him best way to approach problem and be efficient with his time.
- Shywanda, Nashville, TN on 3/7/13
John M is a very patient tutor! I'm older and well into my career. He guided me to self discover my business skills.
- Mike, Nolensville, TN on 3/1/13
John has been a god send for my stepdaughter. She has a learning disability in which math is a challenge and with John's teaching methods, she has been able to breeze through what used to be difficult equations for her.
"5 stars isn't enough!! "
- Jene-Marie, Spring Hill, TN on 2/28/13
I contacted Mr. M. to help my younger sister in Algebra II; math has never been a strong point, most of the teachers just passed my sister in order to not have to burdern themselves with holding her back or providing tutoring outstide their own personal schedules. But this method was insufficient in aiding my sister's understanding and comprehension, and so we found her not doing well in this subject quarter after quarter. Our family decided to find a tutor for her, a tutor with compassion, understanding, patience, the ability to adapt to certain learning styles, and a tutor who could boost a struggling student's confidence. We found all this and more with Mr. M. My sister couldn't be happier, and neither could our family! We are slowly seeing an increase in her grades, her morale, and her own willingness to undertake math problems without prodding. She is coming along just beautifully, and we owe that all to Mr. M!!! He definitely receives 5 stars, and we would give more if possible! We cannot thank him enough!
- Courtney, Brentwood, TN on 2/16/13
My 11th grade daughter attends a magnet school in Nashville. Since the beginning of the year she has been struggling in her Honors Physics class. John was able to explain the material to her until she finally understood it and he also helped her prepare for her tests by working out problems step by step with her. He is very patient and genuinely cares for his students; he always puts his student's needs first. I'm so thankful we found him!
- Beth, Franklin, TN on 2/12/13
John has been working with my 11th grade daughter. He has done a great job so far. He seems really patient with her. They have worked on reviewing strategies and concepts for all subjects in preparation for the ACT test. John is working on building her confidence for taking exams in school as well. He has tutored her in English, Reading, Math and Spanish. She enjoys the time that they spend working together and feels like he helps her.
"Excellent, professional, thorough, patient, exceptional tutor!"
- Jamie, Franklin, TN on 2/11/13
After exploring multiple ACT tutoring options and then reading John's profile and reviews, I decided that he would be a great tutor for my 17 year old daughter. Thinking we'd give the ACT a test run before tutoring, my daughter's anxiety over her readiness for the ACT made me reconsider and engage John within the two weeks prior to the exam. Despite his bookings and schedule demands, he made room for us and graciously provided 2 tutoring sessions. John was very professional and yet personable - and blended a no-nonsense, get down to work with a friendly and encouraging approach. My daughter's confidence rose markedly and John's teaching along with his patience, helped her immensely, especially in the math area. She is actually looking forward to the April test date and feels with John's help and guidance she will perform even higher. She attributes her proficiency in Math to John and the guidance he gave her in test strategy was invaluable! I have no doubt that her ACT scores, and thus her options of colleges, will greatly benefit from having John as a tutor. As a college professor and mom, I highly recommend him!
- Lillie, Antioch, TN on 1/28/13
I am just so impressed that one person can acquire so much knowledge! I initially informed Mr. M. that I wish we could do osmosis with his intellect because I know I would ace the Praxis Exam. But, since that isn't possible, I know that if I study under his direction my chances of passing will be great because he is very knowledgeable and great at helping me understand the concepts and shortcuts in math concepts.
- Andrew, Franklin, TN on 1/21/13
My son attends a private school in the area with courses that require a lot of studying time. He is a 10th grade basketball player who has a lot of passion for sports and not enough passion for school. John was a miracle worker by keeping my son focused and able to help him with Chemistry and Algebra II. John not only provided him a stronger knowledge base, he more importantly was able to provide my son with the confidence he needed to tackle the daunting task of preparing for some pretty hard tests in a short period of time.
- Sandy, Nashville, TN on 12/19/12
After searching for tutors for quite some time, for our 11th grade daughter, we've had several bad experiences. We've had tutors who were very impatient and we've even had tutors google how to do math problems. Because our daughter attends a very prestigious private school, it has been hard to find a tutor that teaches on her academic level; however, John is very knowledgeable. He is also very patient, considerate, and makes sure she understands each concept before moving on to the next. I also really like the way he used not only my daughters text book but the ACT Review guide to give her examples. Good tutors are very hard to come by, but John is a breath of fresh air.
"John is as good a tutor that you will ever find."
- Charles, Antioch, TN on 12/17/12
Everything he did was on time and on point. He responded quick and kept me up to speed on everything my son was doing. The time spent with John was invaluable.
- Lisa, Franklin, TN on 11/30/12
John M is a very conscientious and knowledgeable tutor. He has helped my daughter understand the concepts in Algebra II and has helped her improve her grade. We are very pleased with John M!
"Delivered just what was needed"
- Karen, Nashville, TN on 11/16/12
My tenth-grade daughter understood more than she realized, and neither my husband or I had been successful in helping her tap into that understanding. John gave her exactly what she needed: not just clear explanations, but the confidence to solve Advanced Algebra II/Trig problems.
John is responsive to emails and phone calls and was able to meet within the tight schedule we presented him.
We will continue to use John's services on a regular basis.
- Carol, Smyrna, TN on 11/2/12
It was a pleasure having John as a tutor for our granddaughter, he was very good explaining everything, went right to work, and our granddaughter said he is very good. 5 stars all the way, we look forward to having him back again next week. John thank you so much for a job well done!
"Great Career Coach!"
- Brian, Spring Hill, TN on 10/2/12
I have really enjoyed meeting with John and he has been a great help to me in preparing to return to the workforce and regain my confidence. John is helping me with response strategies for difficult interview questions. For example he helped me respond to questions about why I left my last job, that I was unsure about how to respond. He also taught me how to market myself and describe who I am and what I am looking for in a job. We are continuing to work on interviewing skills and review, and adjust my answers together for the best response. John provided initial information on job search strategies and I can’t wait to continue our lessons on this topic in the coming weeks.
"Patient and flexible"
- Tasha, Nashville, TN on 10/1/12
We really appreciate the help John has given our seventh grade son with organization, study skills, and math. My son has responded very well to all of his feedback and advice.
"If I could give 10 stars I would"
- Tina, Chattanooga, TN on 9/13/12
John is great! He is very thorough and completely in tune with what is needed for success! He came right in sat down and started the lesson. My nephews grades increased dramatically. He is well versed in a number of subjects and that in itself is money well spent. An excellent tutor by far.
"Works hard for your success"
- Garrett, Nashville, TN on 6/5/12
I am a professional who's recently returned to school for an additional technical degree requiring an absolute grasp of mathematical principles and fundamental knowledge, something I once knew, but had let fade. I was taking accelerated courses that moved fast; John was able to quickly jump to and from different topics in engineering while allowing me to comprehend and retain the information. If I was stuck on a concept or problem due to my lack of up to date mathematical skills, John identified the missing element and worked hard to make certain that I fully understood the material enabling me to move forward to more complicated work. He was exactly what I was looking for to help me succeed. Just a few additional points: he's punctual, polite, knowledgeable, friendly, and patient.
"Great tutor and coach!"
- Farah, Franklin, TN on 5/21/12
I have enjoyed having John as my son's tutor. My son is in 7th grade and has struggled in math to the point of feeling discouraged and "dumb". John not only worked with my son in regards to the math concepts, but he also made the effort to reach him on an emotional level and offer encouragement and positive reinforcement. He was instrumental in boosting my son's confidence, while improving his grade. His gentle and calm demeanor lessened the stress and created a enjoyable learning experience. I was so pleased with how well my son responded to the tutoring from John.
"Wonderful tutor! Great with students and parents!"
- David, Franklin, TN on 5/18/12
My seventh grader was struggling with Pre-algebra and John really helped turn him around. He was failing the class and now has a high "B". John is punctual, professional, and very accessible. He responds to emails immediately and has always been flexible when we need to re-schedule. Lastly, and most importantly, he has really helped my son learn and comprehend Algebra. I highly recommend John for anyone who wants their student to excel in school.
- Kelli, Franklin, TN on 5/9/12
John M. has been an awesome tutor for my son in pre-algebra (8th grade math). My son's grade went from failing to a B average in a very short period of time! John is very personable. He was able to quickly make a connection with my son and jump right into solving the problems. John M's tutoring has improved my son's test taking skills and increased his confidence. After the first tutoring session my son remarked that John M. actually made math fun. I highly recommend him.
"Project Management Quality and Expertise"
- Cindy, Franklin, TN on 3/12/12
Excellent instructor offers quality and expertise in Project Management. Instructor uses and teaches from the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), the Project Management principles, the 3 different formats for a Work Breakdown Structure, creating the Project Plan in MS Project, and coaching on decomposition to make a 4-tier Work Breakdown Structure. John offers significant insight and knowledge with 27 years of Project Management experience. John's style of teaching is consistent with a great deal of patience. Highly recommend!
- Debbie, Brentwood, TN on 2/13/12
Thank you very much for the expert assistance you provided my son with his algebra honors portfolio. Not only did you help him complete the project, but more importantly, you helped him understand the underlying principles. I also appreciated your kindness and patience. Thanks!
- Patrick, Franklin, TN on 2/9/12
John has helped me a great deal in creating a professional Value Proposition, tutoring on the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), the Project Management principles, creating a 30-60-90 Day Plan, tutoring on MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and providing Career Coaching. I would recommend John to anyone who wishes to spend some extra time developing their professional skills.
- Jeffrey, Franklin, TN on 12/8/11
John was punctual, professional and conducted a thorough session with my son. I plan on using John in the future and would recommend him to others.
"Solid Tutor And Incredibly Sweet And Accommodating "
- Andrea, Nashville, TN on 12/7/11
John tutored me an upper-level geography/computer-mapping course while I attended Vanderbilt. Within the first few minutes of meeting him at Starbucks I immediately felt at ease. His warm and calming tutoring style really helped to balance out some of the nervous energy I was feeling from being so behind in my course.
We worked together to figure out where I was in the course and what had been creating such a problem for me. He welcomed taking home the class material and some of my work in order to better understand how to best assist me. Finally, it was just refreshing to meet someone that enjoyed tutoring so much, and truly understood and did not penalize for the idiosyncrasies of 'college student schedule'.
- Cory, Brentwood, TN on 12/3/11
John is a great tutor. He is very very knowledgeable in Chemistry and very patient to make sure you understand completely. I would highly recommend him.
"Perfect tutor for my son"
- Judith, Brentwood, TN on 11/4/11
John was the perfect fit for my son. In the first meeting, he was able to connect with my son and thereby help him with his study and organization skills. My son doesn't dread the tutoring sessions. 5 Stars!!!
- Reshay, Brentwood, TN on 10/26/11
Our daughter was a little reluctant to consider tutoring. She's always done well in Math but fell short of an A. Thanks to John, her Math average went from 87 to 98! We are proud of her and couldn't be more pleased with the results. One day she said, "sometimes he gives me information that will be helpful in High School." She will certainly be ready for High School next year. Thanks John!
- Francine, Franklin, TN on 10/13/11
Thanks for making the time for me and everyone else that you tutor. I appreciate your efforts where I am concerned and I can't thank you enough for teaching math. Great tutor!
"Great Tutor Coach "
- Mike, La Vergne, TN on 10/5/11
John M is a great Tutor,
I had my son first tutor session in math with John M last week and it was very successful.
John teaches in a way that is very easy for the student to learn and comprehend the subject.
I look forward to my son next tutor session this week to further his learning progress.
I will definitely recommend John M to all my friends that are looking for a great tutor for their kids.
- Teddi, Franklin, TN on 10/4/11
John is an incredible teacher. The students really like him and he helps them understand what he is teaching. He is very responsive to emails or by phone and works with you to find a suitable time and place to meet. I would recommend him highly!
- Harriet, Antioch, TN on 8/23/11
John has helped me learn all different skills on computers. He showed me how to do networking for jobs on the computer which I think is very exciting to learn. He has been showing me a lot of new ways to enable me to find a job. He is helping me to learn how to handle Interview's in today's tough economy. I have not had to look
for a job in 14 year's it has really been tough to start over.
My computer ability's are not the best he has really helped me in this area a lot. I really do appreciate all his help he has been a life saver for me teaching me all the modern day skill's and teaching me networking to find a job. I think he would be wonderful help to any high school student or college student he is such a great teacher and very kind and understanding person. I feel very fortunate to have found him to be my tutor.
- Yasmin, Brentwood, TN on 7/31/11
Patient, kind, and helpful. Helped my child gain an A average in his maths. I couldn't get to a lesson one day when he was there but we kindly rescheduled for another. Great and recommended to all.
"I couldn't be happier!"
- Dana, Franklin, TN on 4/11/11
As a parent, I couldn't be happier with the tutoring John has given my son. As soon as I read his info I knew he would be a great match and couldn't wait to get started. John is very easy to get along with as far as scheduling sessions, or just needing to get in touch with. He explains whatever subject they are studying at the time in a way that relates to my son so it's easier for him to understand. John takes his time and is patient with him to make sure he is really getting it. My son really enjoys working with him because it's not just about homework. If I don't say anything towards the end of the week, he will always ask if he has tutoring with John, which makes it nice for me because I don't have to drag him out the door to go. It has been a pleasure working with John and will continue to do so. If you need someone to help your child, I highly recommend John, you will not be disappointed!
"Great tutor ! Very insightful !!"
- Mark, Nashville, TN on 4/6/11
Returning to school at 44 seemed like a good idea....until I had to take PHYSICS as one of the pre-requisites for my graduate school program. After weeks of struggling on my own, and falling farther and farther behind, I am so grateful that I found John M. My only regret is not finding him the first day that my class started. John has been willing to adapt the sessions to my learning style and focus on the things that I need work on, gently guiding me in the steps necessary to decipher and break down tough concepts. I would highly recommend John as a tutor for ANY age group. He is a kind and compassionate man, with the desire for seeing his students learn and grasp tough ideas.
"Great academic coach"
- Holly, Brentwood, TN on 4/5/11
My son said John was a good teacher and liked his session; and all day yesterday he seemed to be in a happier mood. Just knowing that he has extra help in Math is giving him peace of mind I think, and me too!
- Roy, Franklin, TN on 12/15/10
John was a great asset to my son's first outside school tutoring. I feel confident that my son will be able to use the training he received and I will try to put my son on a regular tutoring schedule with John, thank you!
- Angie, Brentwood, TN on 12/2/10
We have been very pleased with the results we are seeing as a result of Mr. McKay working with our son. He has a wonderful way of connecting with him. He is great at explaining things in a way my son can not only understand, but can enjoy! My son is looking forward to working with him in the future and I would highly recommend his services.
- Lindy, Franklin, TN on 12/2/10
John has been tutoring my son in Spanish, Science and Math for a couple of months now. I have found John to be very dependable and professional with each lesson, as he always arrives with all of the necessary tools to best help my son with his studies. John is also very prompt in responding with any communication regarding setting future lessons. I would recommend John to anyone that is looking for a reliable tutor with a positive attitude.
- Wael, Brentwood, TN on 11/21/10
John has been a great asset in helping my daughter through her AP Chemistry. She has been having troubles with her school teacher. John has been very helpful in taking her step-by-step through the curriculum. He has given attention to practice and solving problems. My daughter is very pleased with his approach in teaching and his pleasant personality. John is very easy to reach, flexible, and on time. He is also very friendly. We have made the right decision by having him as the tutor for my daughter. I highly recommend him without any hesitation.