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John D.

Fairfax, CA

$120/hour

MATH from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus BC

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/19/14
5.0 average from 55 ratings
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— Patricia, Mill Valley, CA on 2/12/16

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Boise State University
Mathematics
Golden Gate theological Seminary
Master's

Education

Boise State University (Mathematics)

Golden Gate theological Seminary (Master's)

About John

After living and teaching in India at an international school for 5 years, my wife and I moved to Mill Valley to continue our higher education (Master of Arts in Educational Leadership) at Golden Gate Seminary.

I have tutored students from 4th grade through college level math, and have taught the following subjects: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus. (All students who have taken the AP Exam under my instruction have earned college credit.)

I love sports, and taught high school PE. I was also the DEAN for grades 6-12 at a Christian international school.

If math doesn't make sense and isn't useful, then it's pointless. I enjoy providing students with practical application to the rigor of math.

The two tutoring locations I recommend are:
1) Starbucks in Strawberry- an energetic atmosphere, great for those who need stimulation
2) Golden Gate Seminary Library- a quiet atmosphere, free from distractions
After living and teaching in India at an international school for 5 years, my wife and I moved to Mill Valley to continue our higher education (Master of Arts in Educational Leadership) at Golden Gate Seminary.

I have tutored students from 4th grade through college level
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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fairfax, CA 94930
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable"

- Patricia, Mill Valley, CA on 2/12/16

"John is great!"

- Lisa, Novato, CA on 10/10/15

"Knowledgable"

- Kevin, San Luis Obispo, CA on 7/15/15

"Great tutor for our son"

- Melissa, Mill Valley, CA on 12/10/14

"Goes Deeper than the Average Tutor"

- Flora, Corte Madera, CA on 10/17/14
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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Algebra 1

I have taught multiple math courses for 5 years in an internationally accredited middle and high school. Algebra 1 will always be one of my favorites to teach because of the potential applications that stem from much of the rigor behind the materials covered in this course.

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra 2 a number of years at an international school. This is one of my favorite subjects to teach because it tends to be a "make or break" class for students to either love or hate math. I love applying reality to the mere methods of mathematics.

Calculus

One of my favorite classes! Calculus is very applied...if done right. The course opens the students' minds to new ideas and concepts of math manipulations and even into the process of how these operations came to be. I have successfully taught both AP Calculus AB as well as AP Calculus BC.

Geometry

I have personally taught this class a number of times. It is a wonderful introduction to proofs as well as foundational trigonometry that will set the stage for calculus and other deeper applied mathematics.

Prealgebra

While teaching at an international school in India I had the privilege of teaching Pre-Algebra for a number of years. This class is a wonderful foundation to the building blocks of mathematics.

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus is a wonderful bridge between Algebraic concepts and Calculus applications. Much of this course requires the use of a calculator with trigonometric functions. This course also continues where Geometry left off by providing a new twist on proofs.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a beautiful way to see patterns within Geometry using the mechanics of Algebra. By using only a handful of formulae, students can prove and transform a multitude of expressions to simplified, useful ideas. This is one of the most applied AND theoretical classes in high school. So fun!

Boise State University
Mathematics
Golden Gate theological Seminary
Master's

Education

Boise State University (Mathematics)

Golden Gate theological Seminary (Master's)

Knowledgeable — My daughter just started tutoring with John, but she has already learned new skills and is looking forward to their next session. ...

— Patricia, Mill Valley, CA on 2/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 10 miles of Fairfax, CA 94930.