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Boise State University (Mathematics)
Golden Gate theological Seminary (Master's)
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 … Read more
My daughter just started tutoring with John, but she has already learned new skills and is looking forward to their next session.
My daughter says that John is knowledgeable and clear in his explanations, much better than her teacher. He makes math easy and fun. John is amazing and you would be lucky to get him as a tutor.
Extremely helpful, I learned more in 1 hour than I have in a semester. It is clear he was once a teacher, his notes and explanations were more than helpful. I highly recommend John.
We have had a few sessions with John now. Our son has really warmed up to him. He actually looks forward to his math tutoring, which is very reassuring. John is patient and makes learning fun, and now our son is eager to learn algebra. It's something new that John introduced to him, and he is enjoying this complex subject. This will be very beneficial for him in middle school. Overall we have had a great experience with John as a tutor. Our son is more confident with his homework and not as frustrated as he used to get. He has a type A personality, and so his confidence in math helps a lot. We plan on having John as our son's tutor in the future for sure.
John has been providing exactly the kind of guidance and help our daughter needs that goes beyond just knowing how to do the math.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!