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Jordan J.

Experienced teacher/tutor: geometry, algebra, programming, etc

Experienced teacher/tutor: geometry, algebra, programming, etc

$56/hour

  • 63 hours tutoring

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Bio

Hi, I'm Jordan! I'm a credentialed math teacher with 18+ years’ experience teaching and tutoring, mostly in my own classroom, teaching programming, geometry, algebra, precalculus, and trigonometry. I'm fluent in Spanish and have taught in bilingual settings.

I believe in mutual respect and graceful cooperation in learning: as a student, you get to make your own decisions about where to put your attention and efforts. This requires a clear picture of both the subject matter and your own...

Hi, I'm Jordan! I'm a credentialed math teacher with 18+ years’ experience teaching and tutoring, mostly in my own classroom, teaching programming, geometry, algebra, precalculus, and trigonometry. I'm fluent in Spanish and have taught in bilingual settings.

I believe in mutual respect and graceful cooperation in learning: as a student, you get to make your own decisions about where to put your attention and efforts. This requires a clear picture of both the subject matter and your own understanding, and I can give you that picture. I am good at identifying students’ strengths and uncovering the misunderstandings and confusion that we can learn from. I’ve been a community chorus director for 10+ years, too. From teaching singers and math-phobic students, I’ve learned to be supportive in areas where we may have intense feelings around our personal abilities. I love tutoring and teaching because I get to see familiar subjects through my students’ eyes. Learning can be delightful and empowering, and I feel honored every time I get to share that experience.

From years of studying and writing curriculum, I know multiple ways to explain many K-12 math topics. I use neat and clear diagrams, and can switch between formal math and plain talk. I participate regularly in the Monterey Bay Area Math Project's workshops.

I've taught computer science (CS) and programming for 15+ years. I'm fluent in mainstream languages (Java/C/Python), Web languages (HTML/CSS/JS), and teaching languages (Racket/Scheme/Scratch).

In addition to my California credential, I hold a B.A. (magna cum laude) in CS and Spanish and an M.S. in CS. I’m in Phi Beta Kappa and committed to being well-rounded. I love learning what skills and interests my students bring to their math work, and supporting students in meeting their academic goals.

I'm happy to answer any questions you have, and I look forward to talking with you when you reach out to schedule a lesson!


Education

Indiana University Bloomington
Comp Sci and Spanish
University of California Santa Cruz
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $56
  • Rate details: I also do group sessions for up to four students, at a lower per-student rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Science

Computer Science

For 15+ years I've taught students (middle-school, high-school, and university) how to design programs and solve problems in computer science. I've taught programming at charter and private schools, and been a TA and grader for undergrad and graduate classes in CS. I have also coded many web sites from scratch, and I wrote the hypertext cookies library now distributed with the Racket language and used by other Racket programmers around the world.

Homeschool

Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught geometry for 11+ years, and have designed a lot of curriculum materials for geometry. Of all the high-school math courses, it is my favorite, and I enjoy teaching students about constructions, logic, and proofs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught geometry for 11+ years, and have designed a lot of curriculum materials for geometry. Of all the high-school math courses, it is my favorite, and I enjoy teaching students about constructions, logic, and proofs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Most Popular

Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught geometry for 11+ years, and have designed a lot of curriculum materials for geometry. Of all the high-school math courses, it is my favorite, and I enjoy teaching students about constructions, logic, and proofs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Music

Music Theory,

Music Theory

I got straight As in my college music theory classes, and since then have been a practical user of music theory. For 10+ years I directed a community chorus and taught adults with no formal training to read rhythms and pitches, and to recognize harmonies. Over the years I have arranged 40+ songs for vocal groups, so I have a good feel for how the material is used in practice.
Sight Singing

Sight Singing

I have sung with 10+ barbershop quartets and other a cappella groups, and taught dozens of singers to read music. I also earned As in three semesters of sight singing and ear training classes at a major music school (Indiana University). Sight singing includes reading rhythms, identifying key signatures, and reading pitches; I have reliable, tested techniques for teaching all three of those important musical skills.

Summer

Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught geometry for 11+ years, and have designed a lot of curriculum materials for geometry. Of all the high-school math courses, it is my favorite, and I enjoy teaching students about constructions, logic, and proofs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

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great tutor who saved my grades for the hardest class in my major

Jordan J really makes you think about the problem. I tend to struggle on recursion and he forces you to think about the problem step by step. He focuses less on the actual code and instead guiding you on changing your approach so you can approach other problems. Also, he is extremely patient and really explains things step by step. I highly recommend him for those who need help in Scheme and Dr Racket.

Vijaya, 12 lessons with Jordan
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$56/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Jordan

Response time: 3 hours