Experienced, Friendly, Ivy League Tutor
Experienced, Friendly, Ivy League Tutor
I hold a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. I have a lot of teaching experience, from lecturing in 300 student classes to one-on-one tutoring. I've taught children with reading problems in Holt Michigan, and taught English as a second language to children in Hong Kong, where I also worked as a private tutor. I have taught archaeology and anthropology classes at Columbia University in New York City and at Community College in Baltimore. In sum, I have taught a variety of subjects...
I hold a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. I have a lot of teaching experience, from lecturing in 300 student classes to one-on-one tutoring. I've taught children with reading problems in Holt Michigan, and taught English as a second language to children in Hong Kong, where I also worked as a private tutor. I have taught archaeology and anthropology classes at Columbia University in New York City and at Community College in Baltimore. In sum, I have taught a variety of subjects to different age groups and at different educational levels.
Strong test scores contributed to my acceptance to the PhD program at Columbia, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and insights with students who have ambitious goals for their future. Personally, I am a friendly family man with a young son.
I have experience tutoring High School and College-age students. Based largely on my SAT and ACT scores, I was a National Merit Semifinalist in High School, and received a scholarship to Albion College.
I am a published author, with two articles printed in scholarly journals in 2015. I have completed a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University, an Ivy League institution. I scored in the 99th percentile for the Verbal section of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and received the highest possible score on the Analytic writing section. I have extensive experience working with university students.
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Super Knowledgeable, Organized
My son has a packed schedule, with a full load during the day and an extra class online--history. We used him after the first month of school when it was clear he was falling behind and that the material was very challenging. John answered our request for help with prompt understanding of what was needed to catch up, all the while making it meaningful and relative to today's current events. John has gone beyond our expectations by bringing books of his own as resources if the curriculum is lacking adequate explanation. He packs a lot into a lesson, still keeping the content manageable. He is such a wealth of knowledge that as a parent, I'm drawn to his lessons and explanations and finding myself saying, "I never knew that." Organized and punctual are easy descriptors for him. We couldn't have asked for a better history tutor.Lisa, 60 lessons with John
Helpful and accommodating!
Really happy I chose John to help me with my Personal Statement for grad admissions. He was really able to point out the mistakes I have made within my essay and as well help me with the important parts I was missing. He made sure to answer all of my questions and concerns. I submitted my statement without fear of knowing it was not good or felt as if it was missing something. Thank you!!Ivana, 2 lessons with John
An incredible writer and a tutor who really knows how to educate
John walked me through the brainstorming, writing, editing, and finalizing of my anthropology writing sample. He is very knowledgeable, organized, and good at teaching. He knows how to explain an anthropological perspective in a clear yet deep way. He always challenges me to think on a more sophisticated level. More importantly, with his help, I am able to step back, reflect upon my writing, and even become my own editor. Highly recommend to anyone who not only hopes to improve writing skills, but also hopes to enhance the ability of thinking reflexively, critically, and holistically.Zihan, 17 lessons with John
Knows this subject backwards and forwards!
He has really helped me a lot and I highly recommend him. I got behind because I got sick and he has really made a lot of things very clear on assignments I got behind on. Best tutor so have had this far.Angela, 7 lessons with John
He is a Great tutor for political theory and writing Knowledgeable and patient. Highly Recommend if you need professional help on political science or others.Mia, 2 lessons with John
Knowledgeable tutor in history and foreign affairs
John was very patient and understanding as we discussed the areas I needed to develop further to strengthenmy writing assignment I needed to complete for a professional certification course.Andrea, 21 lessons with John
Knowledgeable, efficient, and fun to work with. Highly reccommend!
I met with John for three online sessions, he helped me develop my personal statement for grad school. John is absolutely brilliant in his approach (and I have experience with other tutors): he is encouraging, efficient, eloquent, empathetic, has excellent communication and editing skills, makes difficult topics easy to understand and hard work fun. Great value on Wyzant!Anna, 4 lessons with John
Smart, Experienced and Kind
John gave me invaluable ideas for the Analytic Issue Essay. I already feel better equipped to handle it. I wish I had worked with him sooner before I took my first GRE.Randy, 5 lessons with John
Confidence and Strategy Booster
John M. helped me with each of the four sections on the ACT to make sure I was prepared for the upcoming test. He gave me some useful strategies that helped me increase my accuracy, and also taught me how to time myself. The stress of taking the ACT has been relieved a little bit, and I feel more prepared. He was super nice and helpful, and he made studying for the ACT more approachable.Helena, 3 lessons with John
Had our first lesson. Looking forward to more! Very knowledgeable. Answered our questions about best courses to prep for college and strategies. Gave my son some writing samples to work on. Clearly knows what he is doingDanica, 37 lessons with John
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