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John B.

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Great Explainer

$40/hour

  • 1,413 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 (600 ratings)
5 star
(555)
4 star
(40)
3 star
(3)
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(1)
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(1)

Reviews


One session so far and several scheduled!

John is helping me learn the concepts and the financial calculator. I'm a student at WGU and unfortunately the course material is not that great. John is bringing it together for me.

Susan, 3 lessons with John

Patient and answered my questions well

Helped me accomplish a better understanding of basic Microeconomics. Showed me all kinds of different scenarios using various graphs to do so, not leaving anything important out.

Gonzalo, 2 lessons with John

FANTASTIC

John is very helpful in explaining the information where I can grasp it. If you are looking for someone that can explain it in everyday language (or as I say dumb it down for me) then he is the one to get the help from.

Rose, 7 lessons with John

This guy SHOULD BE an instructor for WGU

John is amazing. He really makes real world application of everything and can explain it down to a 3rd grader if he had to. Truly amazing!!! I look forward to our next session!

Joey, 3 lessons with John

John has a VAST knowledge in many financial topics

John knew the intimate details and the ins and outs of each financial subject we covered and was patient with me while I worked to grasp the topics. There was many times I had to stop, and start in the middle of the problems and he was able to pick things up right in the middle and help me understand the steps necessary to reach the correct answer.

Ryan, 1 lesson with John

Great tutor

I had him tutor me in three different section of my finance course. He was wonderful at helping me understand all the financial concepts that were stumping me. Thank you, John.

Whitney, 3 lessons with John

Very patient tutor

I asked him multiple times about how the information was interpreted. John didn't just tell me how to plug in the numbers, but he explained WHY they gave particular answers. I'm really excited to set up another appointment with him.

Rachel, 1 lesson with John

Knowledgeable and fun

John helped me review Principle of Finance. He was thorough and has an easy to understand communication style. He was able to make a dry subject fun. John also was very understanding of the material and the challenges presented by it.

James, 1 lesson with John

Great Tutor!

John keeps you right on the subject and keeps it simple. He is very knowledgeable understands finance thoroughly. I appreciated his ability with finance calculators. Particularly the BA 2 Plus.

Alan , 7 lessons with John
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