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John R.

Berkeley, CA

$60/hour

Patient and professional tutor with 10+ years of experience

4.8 average from 5 ratings
Very prepared!
— David, Davis, CA on 5/30/16

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Ecole Centrale (France)
Engineering
UC Berkeley
Master's

Education

Ecole Centrale (France) (Engineering)

UC Berkeley (Master's)

About John

I started tutoring Math & Physics when I was 17 and my first (free) students were my classmates. I have continued tutoring ever since because I kept getting students referring me and because I truly enjoy teaching. I have tutored full-time and part-time through the different stages of my career, depending on my amount of free time. In addition to tutoring, I have also been fortunate to teach Physics at UC Berkeley (TA) and UCB Extension (Instructor) as well as be the Dean and a Mathematics Professor of a school in Paris, France.

My favorite part of tutoring is helping students achieve their highest potential and become good at test-taking while also understanding the material.

My experience of learning and teaching in two different countries and cultures has provided me with a very rigorous background but also the ability to explain math with a very hands-on approach which is less theoretical and frightening.

I love how applied Physics is and how one can be good at it without ever using a single equation if the concepts make sense. Of course, I also stress the importance of understanding the theoretical equations and how to apply them consistently to answer problems that a student might have never seen before.

If you are willing to learn and work hard at math or physics but need some extra help (even a lot), we should talk. I devote a lot of time to my students provided they meet this pre-requisite of caring about their studies and want to succeed. I am very patient and will find a way for you to understand the material, I promise.

However, if you just want to turn in homework or your parents are forcing you into this, we will both be bored and waste our time so I would recommend finding another tutor.
I started tutoring Math & Physics when I was 17 and my first (free) students were my classmates. I have continued tutoring ever since because I kept getting students referring me and because I truly enjoy teaching. I have tutored full-time Read more

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2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Berkeley, CA 94703

"Very prepared!"

- David, Davis, CA on 5/30/16
John replied on 6/1/2016

Thank you, David! It was fun reviewing Physics with you.

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Physics

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Algebra 1

Algebra is central to any math education and it is important to have a good understanding of it. I have tutored algebra A LOT therefore and enjoy helping students understand it and get ahead.

Algebra 2

The amount of Algebra 2 I have done is ridiculous and I love it. I have tutored it a lot as well!

Calculus

Former Math Professor in Paris, France (5 years, college level).
Over 10 years of tutoring experience.

Physics

Teaching Assistant at UC Berkeley in Physics 8A/8B (Pre-Med) for 3 years.
Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension in Physics X3A (Pre-Med) for a semester.
Over 10 years of tutoring experience in Physics.

Probability

Probability is the most important and applied part of mathematics but unfortunately the most underrated and poorly taught. Probability is at best counter-intuitive and it is important to be rigorously introduced to it in order to know how to apply it to real-life situation and different exam problems.

Ecole Centrale (France)
Engineering
UC Berkeley
Master's

Education

Ecole Centrale (France) (Engineering)

UC Berkeley (Master's)

Very prepared!

I only worked on physics with John, so I do not know what differences, if any, there are in teaching style when John teaches math. However, at least when it comes to physics, John is an excellent tutor who truly understands the material, knows how to convey the information, and has all the resources to help you attain mastery of the subject. All I had to do was tell him the topics I wanted to work

— David, Davis, CA on 5/30/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 2 miles of Berkeley, CA 94703.