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Jonathan L.

Birmingham, AL

$60/hour

Teacher, Doctor, Engineer, Dad

Background check passed as of 8/24/16
4.9 average from 78 ratings
GREAT teacher, very patient and determined
— Megan, Birmingham, AL on 9/12/16

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Electrical Eng.
University of Alabama School of Medicine
MD

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Electrical Eng.)

University of Alabama School of Medicine (MD)

About Jonathan

I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical Engineering, and then went on to matriculate with the Class of 2014 at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. As a proud new father, I have currently taken a temporary leave from my last year of medical studies to tend to my new responsibilities. However, I am keen on using this time to simultaneously teach and thus help others pursue their own dreams.

I spent three years in undergrad serving as a Teaching Assistant in Physics II, a notorious weed-out class--there I developed skills breaking down difficult concepts and helping students understand and master the material. The past two years of my life have been very patient-oriented and thus centered on adopting empathy, patience, and active listening. Additionally, I am accustomed to working in a multicultural environment that emphasizes inclusion. I hope to translate these skills to my role as a tutor. I am an accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that will capture any student’s imagination and breed success. Moreover, my most recent experiences as a father create the promise for a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners. I will work to create a learning atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of all types of learners.
I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical Engineering, and then went on to matriculate with the Class of 2014 at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. As a proud new father, I have currently taken a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am happy to travel to students. However, in lessons for which I have to drive over 40 minutes in total (from western Homewood), I will have to bill for my time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Birmingham, AL 35226
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"GREAT teacher, very patient and determined"

- Megan, Birmingham, AL on 9/12/16

"Great Quantitative Analysis Tutor"

- Amanda, Birmingham, AL on 11/6/16

"Great tutor, easy to work with!"

- KaiLian, Bessemer, AL on 9/21/16

"Patient, Very Helpful, and Determined"

- Princess, Birmingham, AL on 5/22/16

"Highly recommended!"

- Rebecca, Birmingham, AL on 5/9/16

"Jonathan is helping my daughter prepare for the ACT."

- Jennifer, Birmingham, AL on 4/1/16

"Tutor for High School Chemistry student"

- Cary, Birmingham, AL on 3/8/16

"Wonderful teacher!"

- Jen, Leeds, AL on 2/23/16

"great tutor, personal, a lot of knowledge"

- Ammar, Birmingham, AL on 12/3/15

"Great Tutor"

- Mike, Birmingham, AL on 4/13/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Actuarial Science, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Econometrics, Elementary Math,
Finite Math, Geometry,
Logic,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry,
Electrical Engineering,
Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology, Psychology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GED, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Computer:
AutoCAD,
C++,
Computer Programming,
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I received a score of 35 on the ACT overall, including a 35 on the English section, and have experience teaching at a collegiate level. I have experience professionally and personally preparing students for standardized tests. Though the ACT Plus Writing was not offered back then, I did score 760 (max 800) on the SAT II - Writing, which is similar; finally, I have a passion for writing in my personal life.

ACT Math

I received a 35 overall (max 36) on the ACT, including a 36 on the Mathematics portion, as well as an 800 (max 800) on the SAT II - Mathematics. In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student. Finally, I have experience professionally and personally preparing students for standardized tests.

ACT Reading

I received a score of 35 on the ACT overall, including a 35 on the Reading section, and have experience teaching at a collegiate level. Though the ACT Plus Writing was not offered back then, I did score 760 (max 800) on the SAT II - Writing, which is similar; finally, I have a passion for writing in my personal life.

ACT Science

I received a 35 overall (36 maximum) on the ACT, including a 35 on the ACT - Science. I have experience professionally and personally preparing students for standardized tests, taught collegiate physics at Georgia Tech for three years, and have tutored clients and colleagues in chemistry and biology. I practiced as an electrical engineer prior to beginning med school, and currently have several Science clients, making the material and thought processes fresh on my mind.

Algebra 1

In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

Algebra 2

In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

AutoCAD

While practicing as an engineer, I utilized AutoCAD to draft numerous circuit diagrams, wiring diagrams, P&IDs, etc. While I am no subject matter expert on isometric drafting techniques or the 3D application, I do have some experience with those. I also actively use it to guide the design phase of my woodworking projects, and have instructed several clients and associates in its use.

C++

I have a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and practiced as an engineer, designing and programming control systems, prior to entering medical school. Throughout my training and practice, and through personal hobbies, I have made extensive use of C++ in order to accomplish myriad programming tasks. I take a logical and broad-based perspective on programming, to allow students to fully grasp the modular nature of such object-oriented languages as C++.

Chemistry

I have an extensive Chemistry background, from AP Chemistry in high school through General, Inorganic and Organic, and Biochem in undergrad and as a post baccalaureate, and the advanced Biochem of medical school at UAB. I tutor clients ranging from high school up through MCAT preparation, and have years of experience instructing students in varied levels of education. I have an effective and flexible teaching style, which allows me to adapt to the myriad learning styles of a diverse range of learners. Finally, I have a side business manufacturing bath products, which requires me to maintain a facility with practical chemistry and laboratory work.

Computer Programming

I have a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and practiced as an engineer, designing and programming control systems, prior to entering medical school. Throughout my training, and through personal hobbies, I developed proficiency and gained experience with myriad programming languages and environments, including, but not limited to: C, C++, Java, Javascript, Basic, Visual Basic, HTML, MySQL, ASP, VRML, MATLAB, SPICE, various assembly languages, hex editors, and numerous operating systems, including Red Hat Linux, Windows, MS-DOS, OSX, and proprietary command line-based systems. I take a logical and broad-based perspective on programming, to allow students to fully grasp the modular and total construction and function of the creation.

Differential Equations

I had completed Differential Equations before finishing high school; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech. As an electrical engineering student, I frequently would need to apply Diff eq in order to solve real-world problems. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

Electrical Engineering

I have a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I practiced as an engineer, designing control systems for Southern Company, the largest energy conglomerate in the Southeast, prior to matriculation to medical school. I continue to keep my skills sharp with personal design projects and hobbies that optimize my circuit design, specs-based optimization, and programming skills.

Elementary Math

I have served as a de facto tutor for my young nephews, now aged twelve and nine, throughout their lives, the eldest of whom suffers from both Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

Geometry

In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

Logic

I have extensive experience in computer programming through my time as an electrical and computer engineer and personal interests; I would argue that nothing teaches one to think logically better than having to explain things to a computer. My skill with logic placed me consistently at the top of my class in Discrete Math and OOP, exposures which further developed my abilities. Finally, I have years of experience teaching difficult subject matter with an interactive and Socratic method, which is effective under any circumstances, but essential for teaching something like logic, which demands a whole new way of thinking from the student.

Physics

I taught Physics II at Georgia Tech for three years, during which time my students consistently scored among the highest in the class. I received a score of 5 myself on the AP Physics exam in high school, and currently tutor several clients in the subject, in classes ranging from high school through collegiate levels, with and without calculus. I have a Socratic and flexible teaching method that allows students to achieve a true mastery of the material, and a solid track record for improving and maintaining both ability and performance.

Prealgebra

I have served as a de facto tutor for my young nephews, now aged twelve and nine, throughout their lives, the eldest of whom suffers from both Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

Precalculus

In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

SAT Math

I received a 1540 overall (max 1600) on the SAT, including a 790 on the Mathematics portion, as well as an 800 (max 800) on the SAT II - Mathematics. In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student. Finally, I have experience professionally and personally preparing students for standardized tests.

SAT Reading

I received a score of 1540 on the SAT overall (max 1600), including a 750 on the Verbal section (max 800), and scored 760 (max 800) on the SAT II - Writing, an essay-based exam. I have taught at a collegiate level for years. I have experience professionally and personally preparing students for standardized tests. Finally, I have a passion for writing in my personal life, which comes through in my work as I endeavor to make the subject interesting and accessible to students of all learning styles.

SAT Writing

I received a score of 1540 on the SAT overall (max 1600), including a 750 on the Verbal section (max 800), and scored 760 (max 800) on the SAT II - Writing, an essay-based exam. I have taught at a collegiate level for years. I have experience professionally and personally preparing students for standardized tests. Finally, I have a passion for writing in my personal life, which comes through in my work as I endeavor to make the subject interesting and accessible to students of all learning styles.

Spanish

I have a passion for linguistics and years of experience with Spanish in particular, including conversational, literary, and medical Spanish. I worked at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital as a medical interpreter and translator for over a year, and as a medical student I interact with Spanish-speaking patients on a daily basis. I have taught myriad subjects to students with varied learning styles, so whether you want to learn for a class, a job, or just your own personal growth, I can formulate a plan to help you accomplish your goal.

Trigonometry

In high school, I placed first in a number of Math Team competitions and completed Calculus III, Statistics, and Differential Equations; I then expanded upon my mathematical knowledge at Georgia Tech with myriad math-based engineering courses, Linear Algebra, and Random Signals. I practiced professionally as an electrical engineer prior to medical school, and currently teach math ranging from Elementary Math through Differential Equations and Discrete Math. I work to formulate an engaging lesson plan for any learning style, and endeavor to make a frequently under-appreciated subject accessible and interesting to any student.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Electrical Eng.
University of Alabama School of Medicine
MD

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Electrical Eng.)

University of Alabama School of Medicine (MD)

GREAT teacher, very patient and determined — I genuinely loved having Jonathan as my ACT tutor. My test taking skills, confidence, and definitely my algebra skills improved dramatically in just a month. He is also very relatable and clearly cares about the success of his students. Highly recommend. ...

— Megan, Birmingham, AL on 9/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am happy to travel to students. However, in lessons for which I have to drive over 40 minutes in total (from western Homewood), I will have to bill for my time.

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 40 miles of Birmingham, AL 35226.