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John B.

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Great Explainer

$40/hour

  • 1,313 hours tutoring

  • Montgomery, AL 36117

"More of a Teacher than a Tutor"

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Bio

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...

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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Education

Princeton University
Comparative History
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Montgomery, AL 36117
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/6/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Econometrics,

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.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

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.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

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.
Finance, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

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.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

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.
Finance, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Statistics

History

European History, World History

Homeschool

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

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.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

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.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

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.
Finance

Science

Econometrics

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.

Summer

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

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.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, GMAT, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (544 ratings)
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable and easy to understand

John was an amazing mentor. He explained firm evaluation to me in a way I understood right away and made it really easy to understand. He understood the problems I was having with the course and why, and was able to help me navigate and ask the right questions.

Valerie, 1 lesson with John

Great Help

This man knows the Finance material, keeps on task, and communicates at a great pace! Perfect for my first tutoring experience.

Reed, 2 lessons with John

Very Knowledgeable

I had specific questions about a few problems I just couldn't figure out on my own. He explained them and helped me understand where I was going wrong. I'm confident I will be able to do these successfully now.

Michelle, 1 lesson with John

Very knowledgeable, I would definitely work with him again

John was very knowledgeable, considerate and very helpful. I would definitely work with him again. Thank you so much for taking the time to help.

Justin, 1 lesson with John

Tutor with John!!!

After working with John on Finance, I understand my problem areas much, much better. He is able to relate the problem to you in a way that just makes you see it fall into place. I already scheduled another session so that I can cover the last of those areas before my big exam.

Ashley , 2 lessons with John

VERY patient! and Very Thorough

John was very patient with me and described every detail of my lesson to me to make sure I understood from step 1! Look forward to working with him more in the future!

Alyssa, 2 lessons with John

Excellent tutoring session

We went over several Finance Ratio topics and end of chapter quiz questions and he was able to explain the concepts I was struggling with in a way I could understand and follow the logic.

Susan, 2 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and confident

John covered several areas of finance, and confidently answered my questions. He worked around problems I was having with my computer connectivity, making it possible for me to get tutoring.

Pamela, 2 lessons with John

Knowledgeable in why

John knows finance, he explains problems in a real world way. He also seems to really understand what I am learning and he references the right material. Great tutor.

Lori, 5 lessons with John

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John B.

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