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John H.

Wellsburg, WV

$45/hr

Educated, Experienced, Enthusiastic

Background check passed as of 2/18/11
Usually responds in about 13 hours

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I hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree. I have experience tutoring Junior High and High School English Language Arts, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry and preparing students for taking the New York State Regents Exams in these subjects. I taught Theology, Religion and Philosophy at two small liberal arts colleges and have tutored undergraduates in Philosophy and graduate students in Theology. I have also helped young adults prepare to take the GED. I am a National Outdoor Leadership School Certified Outdoor Leader (NOLS Outdoor Educators Course) and a Leave No Trace Master Educator (LNT Master Educators Course).

Testimonials

"Great and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Diana, Yonkers, NY on 6/11/11

"Great Tutor"

- Desi, Ridgewood, NY on 1/6/13

"Awesome tutor"

- Daniela, Middle Village, NY on 6/14/12

"Awesome tutor! Highly recommended ...."

- Christine, Ridgewood, NY on 4/5/12

"O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G tutor!"

- Miryam, New York, NY on 8/31/11

"Knowledgeable tutor!"

- Lauren, Brooklyn, NY on 7/13/11

"Great tutor"

- Peter, Ridgewood, NY on 4/17/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Computer:
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Religion
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, Regents,
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Bible Studies

With a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, including exegesis courses using Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek, and twenty-five years of Pastoral experience in a main-line protestant denomination, I am well poised to tutor and offer guidance in the area of Biblical Studies. Adopting Anselm's "Faith Seeking Understanding" I stand with one foot within the Church and the other foot within the Academy, straddling the historical-critical method of Biblical Studies, and am as far from a fundamentalist conservative as one may possibly be.

I have taught theology and ministry courses at a small Benedictine Liberal Arts College and Philosophy and Religion courses at a small Church Related Liberal Arts College. My favorite Gospel is John, followed by Mark. In seminary I translated and exegeted Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. I taught an undergraduate course on Pauline Literature.

Chess

I am not a Grand Master but I love chess and bring enthusiasm to the game with enough knowledge and experience to teach the beginner or intermediate but not so much knowledge or hubris to intimidate. I started playing chess soon after Bobby Fisher beat Boris Spassky to win the World Chess Championship in 1972. I am a member of the United States Chess Federation and regularly play on the World Chess Live internet chess site, preferring rated five and fifteen minute rated games against random opponents. My rating currently fluctuates between 1250 and 1400.

Public Speaking

I earned an “A” in an undergraduate “Public Speaking” class and a “B” in a graduate level “Sound and Sense in Speech” practicum. I regularly prepare and deliver a 15-20 minute “Sermon” for public worship and have done so before more than a hundred people. I also taught and lectured undergraduate Theology, Religion and Philosophy to classes as large as thirty or students.

Successful Public Speaking demands that you have something to say, that you organize your thoughts, employ tools of logic and rhetoric, appeal to the heart as well as to the head, write well (writing for public speaking, not reading), and speak (enunciate, projection, phrasing) well. Proper stance, breathing from the diaphragm and overcoming or minimizing distracting personal habits are also essential.

Regents

I have tutored New York City High School Students in preparation for taking the English Language Arts Regents Exam as well as the Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry Regents Exams. I am thoroughly familiar with these exams and by using recent Regents Exams can help students prepare for them by reviewing the appropriate material, brushing up on weak areas, reducing test-taking anxiety, and becoming more familiar with the layout, scoring, and content.

Religion

While my undergraduate degree was in “Social Service”, it included numerous courses in Religion. I hold a M. Div. (Master of Divinity) from Princeton Theological Seminary and a D. Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Pittsburg Theological Seminary. I have also engaged in study at the Institute for Reformed Theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. I studied Latin in High School, Biblical Greek in College and Graduate School, and Biblical Hebrew in Graduate School. While I do not claim fluency in any of those languages, I am certainly familiar with them, especially Biblical Greek.

I taught Theology at a Benedictine small liberal arts college Religion and Philosophy at a Presbyterian small liberal arts college. I am an Ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). I am an open minded and progressive person of faith and think that the questions we ask and explore are far more telling and important than any answers or knowledge we might gain. I subscribe to Anselm’s “Faith Seeking Understanding” as well as to Augustine’s "I believe that I might understand, and understand that I might believe". I believe, as Carl Jung did, that “Bidden or not bidden, God is Present.”

John’s Resources

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I recently passed the milestone of having had tutored twenty hours or more through WyzAnt. Not only do I now earn an additional 5% from tutoring fees and have a green 20+ hours medallion next to my name on my profile, I have gained the satisfaction of knowing that I have helped students improve their grades and prepare for standardized tests. I passed the twenty hours of tutoring milestone... read more

I only recently learned about WyzAnt and my account went active less than a month and a half ago. Since then I have secured two students. I have tutored three times for a total of five and a quarter hours and earned $126 in extra income. More importantly, I have already made a difference in the lives and academic success of my students. Although I am certified in twenty subjects, I am currently... read more

Rocky (not his real name), a freshman in a New York City public High School, received a score of 58 on his last Geometry test before I started tutoring him. On his next test, the first after I tutored him in Geometry for one and three quarter hours, his score was 83, a 25 point increase! The improvement was so significant that Rocky’s teacher wrote an encouraging comment of recognition on the... read more

Davis and Elkins College
Social Service
Princeton Theological Seminary
Master's
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Other

Education

Davis and Elkins College (Social Service)

Princeton Theological Seminary (Master's)

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Other)

"Great and Knowledgeable Tutor" — John is a great tutor. He is very patient and an expert on the subject. He helped me with my theology paper and his comments were very helpful, sincere and to the point. John is the type of professor that takes you beyond your limits. He loves his profession and is very responsible and dedicated. I strongly recommend his service as a tutor. ...

— Diana, Yonkers, NY on 6/11/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer a $5 per hour discount for all tutoring sessions in the 11385 zip code that last a minimum of one hour.

Travel policy

John will travel within 10 miles of Wellsburg, WV 26070.


About John

I hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree. I have experience tutoring Junior High and High School English Language Arts, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry and preparing students for taking the New York State Regents Exams in these subjects. I taught Theology, Religion and Philosophy at two small liberal arts colleges and have tutored undergraduates in Philosophy and graduate students in Theology. I have also helped young adults prepare to take the GED. I am a National Outdoor Leadership School Certified Outdoor Leader (NOLS Outdoor Educators Course) and a Leave No Trace Master Educator (LNT Master Educators Course).

Testimonials

"Great and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Diana, Yonkers, NY on 6/11/11

"Great Tutor"

- Desi, Ridgewood, NY on 1/6/13

"Awesome tutor"

- Daniela, Middle Village, NY on 6/14/12

"Awesome tutor! Highly recommended ...."

- Christine, Ridgewood, NY on 4/5/12

"O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G tutor!"

- Miryam, New York, NY on 8/31/11

"Knowledgeable tutor!"

- Lauren, Brooklyn, NY on 7/13/11

"Great tutor"

- Peter, Ridgewood, NY on 4/17/11
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Education

Davis and Elkins College
Social Service
Princeton Theological Seminary
Master's
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Other

Education

Davis and Elkins College (Social Service)

Princeton Theological Seminary (Master's)

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer a $5 per hour discount for all tutoring sessions in the 11385 zip code that last a minimum of one hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Wellsburg, WV 26070

John’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Computer:
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Religion
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, Regents,
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.


John’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by John. View all of John’s resources

I recently passed the milestone of having had tutored twenty hours or more through WyzAnt. Not only do I now earn an additional 5% from tutoring fees and have a green 20+ hours medallion next to my name on my profile, I have gained the satisfaction of knowing that I have helped students improve their grades and prepare for standardized tests. I passed the twenty hours of tutoring milestone... read more

I only recently learned about WyzAnt and my account went active less than a month and a half ago. Since then I have secured two students. I have tutored three times for a total of five and a quarter hours and earned $126 in extra income. More importantly, I have already made a difference in the lives and academic success of my students. Although I am certified in twenty subjects, I am currently... read more

Rocky (not his real name), a freshman in a New York City public High School, received a score of 58 on his last Geometry test before I started tutoring him. On his next test, the first after I tutored him in Geometry for one and three quarter hours, his score was 83, a 25 point increase! The improvement was so significant that Rocky’s teacher wrote an encouraging comment of recognition on the... read more


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