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John B.

Montgomery, AL

$40/hour

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900+ Hours
4.9 average from 384 ratings
More of a Teacher than a Tutor
— Bryan, Philadelphia, PA on 3/6/17

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Princeton University
Comparative History
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Master's

Education

Princeton University (Comparative History)

Johns Hopkins SAIS (Master's)

About John

I have a solid background in statistics, economics, finance and mathematics through differential calculus. I am also very conversant with American and European history. I'm good at explaining difficult concepts from a number of angles and always love to see a mind "get it." You're never too young or too old to learn!

I was raised in Montgomery, AL and attended the Montgomery Academy where I was the class valedictorian. I obtained an honors degree in Comparative Military and Diplomatic History from Princeton University in 1988, and a Master's in International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies - in 1996. I've lived overseas both in Europe and Asia while serving as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force where my background in European and military history was directly relevant. My civilian career has been centered in finance with several Fortune 500 companies (Siemens, Ernst & Young, General Electric). In these positions I have utilized my mathematical and economic training extensively in real-world business applications such as budgeting, forecasting, product development, and scenario analysis. I have often found that imparting such concepts to students becomes much more meaningful and effective when they can see actual applications. My experiences have led me to conclude that a broad education in various disciplines is the surest means to economic success and personal fulfillment.

Every child deserves the opportunities the world affords, but maximizing those opportunities requires basic skills and knowledge, whether it be mathematics or historical awareness. I bring to my tutoring sessions a host of practical applications for which mastery of the subject discipline is necessary in the real world; and, I hope, a true joy for learning for learning's sake. I've often found that having that real world example often ignites the student's interest in what would otherwise be just another dull exercise with little relation to the student's particular interests. Once the fire is lit, there are no boundaries the mind won't cross.

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I have a solid background in statistics, economics, finance and mathematics through differential calculus. I am also very conversant with American and European history. I'm good at explaining difficult concepts from a number of angles and always love to see a mind "get it." You're never too young or too old to learn!

I was raised in
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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Montgomery, AL 36117
Background Check: Passed

"More of a Teacher than a Tutor"

- Bryan, Philadelphia, PA on 3/6/17

"Kind, efficient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Melody, Charlotte, NC on 4/3/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Alex, Columbus, OH on 3/3/17

"Knows his stuff and explains clearly"

- Carlos, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/26/16

"He puts it where you can reach it!! Great teacher!"

- Junell, Montgomery, AL on 9/2/16

"Extremely knowledgeable and able to explain in layman's terms!"

- Laura, Pike Road, AL on 8/18/16

"Great tutor. Very flexible and patient"

- Kirsten, Stamford, CT on 7/7/16

"Great Explainer, Provides Visuals, Very Patient"

- Octavia, Montgomery, AL on 6/11/16

"Prepared, courteous, friendly, and patient"

- Jenny, Tiffin, OH on 11/4/15

"Very patient!"

- Juanita, Montgomery, AL on 10/20/15

"Patient for sure!"

- Jenny, New York, NY on 9/29/15

"John put up with all my questions and really knew his stuff!"

- David, Conroe, TX on 8/23/15

"John was very knowledgeable of the subject matter and was very kind and patient."

- Tracey, Montgomery, AL on 7/18/15

"Very knowledgable and comprehensive tutor"

- Stinson, Washington, DC on 6/28/15

"Flexible Tutor"

- Sandra, Montgomery, AL on 12/11/14

"Very Patient!"

- Deloris, Montgomery, AL on 7/16/14

"Great Tutor"

- Robert, Montgomery, AL on 7/15/14

"Excellent Instruction"

- Kevin, Montgomery, AL on 7/15/14

"Great Tutor"

- Tryon, Montgomery, AL on 6/5/14

"Great Tutor!"

- David, Montgomery, AL on 2/18/14

"Knows his Stats"

- Brian, Prattville, AL on 10/3/13

"Great Tutor"

- Lucille, Montgomery, AL on 6/20/13

"Lifesaver!!"

- Angela, Montgomery, AL on 5/16/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Susie, Montgomery, AL on 12/6/12

"Excellent tutor!"

- Loretta, Montgomery, AL on 12/6/12

"Good tutor"

- Eman, Montgomery, AL on 10/22/12

"Gifted Stats Professor/Academician and Professional"

- Angela, Montgomery, AL on 9/3/12

"Very interested in my success"

- John, Montgomery, AL on 5/4/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Econometrics,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, CFA, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
American History, European History, World History
Business:
Economics,
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

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Econometrics

I have both academic and extensive practical experience with econometric analysis. Past professional positions have required the use of generalized multiple linear regression modeling, hedonic regressions, and the analysis of time-series data with lagged variable effects and auto-correlation analysis. Specific modeling areas included investment portfolio analysis, product sales forecasting, loan and deposit modeling, project finance modeling, and country-level macroeconomic modeling.

Economics

I have an extensive background in economics, both formal training and real real world application during my career as a business analyst. I currently teach the Principles courses for Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and International Economics (Trade and Monetary Theory) at Troy University in Montgomery.

Princeton University
Comparative History
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Master's

Education

Princeton University (Comparative History)

Johns Hopkins SAIS (Master's)

More of a Teacher than a Tutor

I have tried working with a dozen tutors from Wyzant. John is by far the most knowledgeable and helpful instructor I have met on this site. A lot of tutors are intelligent, but don’t know how to explain the subject. John stands out as someone capable of breaking down the concepts in a way that is translatable for people, (like myself) who are uncomfortable with quantitative topics. With John’s as

— Bryan, Philadelphia, PA on 3/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 15 miles of Montgomery, AL 36117.