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John B.

Great Explainer

Great Explainer

$40/hour

  • 1,628 hours tutoring

  • Montgomery, AL 36117

About John


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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 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 (704 ratings)
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Reviews


Very Helpful

John was very helpful in working with me on the concepts to pass the WGU principles of finance course. I would highly recommend him to anyone in this course looking for some help.

Travis, 2 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and easy to understand.

John has been a tremendous help to me. He explains everything completely and does not move on to the next topic until I clearly understand what he is teaching. He is patient and does not get frustrated when I ask the same questions over and over. He is flexible and works with my schedule. Overall, he is a great tutor!

Julia, 3 lessons with John

Knowledgeable, patient and articulate

John has been providing tutoring assistance for me in finance for 3 months now. He is extremely patient and well articulated. I will continue to use his services with no desire to consider other options. Thank you, John!

Eric, 5 lessons with John

The Great Explainer

I learned more from John in 15 mins then I did from another tutor in 2 hours. He helped me in C708 Finance at WGU. There was an explanation for all the solutions we walked through so I didn’t have to memorize formulas. Bravo!!!

Susanne, 2 lessons with John

Very patient and knowledgeable

My first session with John was great! He was very familiar with the WGU material and really helped me with a lot of the concept questions that I have come across on the exam. He also showed me step by step how to solve problems and explained them well. I fully understood. I will be reaching out to him for sure!

Iris, 1 lesson with John

Friendly and Humorous

I enjoyed working with John and plan on working with him again soon! He's nice and he has a sense of humor (which is needed for a topic like Finance). Thank you, John!

Stephanie , 4 lessons with John

Great tutor for Fiinance

I am a student at WGU and struggling with concepts and calculating Debt Value and WACC. John made is very understandable and I am ready to take the final assessment (OA) for Financial Management C214.

Gary, 2 lessons with John

Very helpful!!

Thanks to John I passed my Finance class! Very helpful and makes sure your really understand before moving on to another problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shanna, 2 lessons with John

Great personality, easy to understand

Friendly and knowledgeable. Appreciate his understanding of the Finance coursework and his helpful tips, made me feel better that others were as frustrated with text as I was.

Michelle, 1 lesson with John
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