Terrific Math & Science Tutoring and More!
Terrific Math & Science Tutoring and More!
My greatest strength as a tutor (beyond really knowing the subjects I tutor) is my ability to adapt to and match the way you learn. A close second is my ability to take abstract concepts and make them much more understandable. I don’t do “tricks” since it takes as much effort to memorize tons of tricks as it does to actually learn the stuff (though I do have plenty of ideas on how to do things more easily). What I do do is teach solid theory, techniques, and study skills as simply and...
My greatest strength as a tutor (beyond really knowing the subjects I tutor) is my ability to adapt to and match the way you learn. A close second is my ability to take abstract concepts and make them much more understandable. I don’t do “tricks” since it takes as much effort to memorize tons of tricks as it does to actually learn the stuff (though I do have plenty of ideas on how to do things more easily). What I do do is teach solid theory, techniques, and study skills as simply and directly as I can.
How I Work:
Instead of just repeating what your teacher’s already gone over in class, I’m provide another way of looking at the things that are giving you trouble. Having actually taught in classrooms for over twelve years, I can help you understand why your teacher’s teaching a given topic, how it fits into the “big picture”, and what to watch out for in the future.
I’m excellent at what I do and I adapt to meet your needs. I draw upon the recent advances in brain research to help you perceive and retain what you're learning more effectively. I usually don't administer diagnostic tests because students typically already have a good idea of what their problem is, at least on the surface. Instead, as we start working together, I’ll ask you to show me how to do a problem you’re working on or to explain a term or two. This gives me the information I need to assess your situation. I’m pretty good at sensing where students’ problems are. At the end of the session and periodically thereafter, I’ll give you (and your parents if appropriate) an idea of how things stand and where to go next. If you want me to administer a diagnostic test, I have them available as well.
While I live in Redondo Beach, I travel throughout the South Bay and the Westside. I’m happy to meet at a place that is most convenient for you and me.
I am trustworthy and devoted to my students. I work mornings, afternoons, and evenings, even to midnight if things are that serious. And while most of my students attend traditional public and private sch
John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 21 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Great, very patient, tutor!
John literally saved my precalculus grade (and my entire winter semester)! I decided to get a tutor close to my midterms because I was not grasping the content. He was very knowledgeable and explained the concepts simply and in a very straightforward manner. I wish all teachers taught that way! The concepts, which seemed very convoluted when discussed in class, made sense when John explained it during our sessions. I had many MANY questions, which he patiently answered. He made sure I truly understood and could apply the math concepts to test questions. He also responded quickly to text messages, and even when I asked for last minute tutoring sessions, he always made time! He genuinely cares for his students and wants them to succeed. Thank you so much for everything that you do, John!Marie, 4 lessons with John
Fantastic AFOQT Tutor
John is a superb tutor, providing multiple angles of approach to solve time-constrained mathematics questions. He is available when needed, and patient with learning abilities. He is skilled at teaching math concepts that stick and work when the test comes and you must recall methods to expeditiously solve factorials divided by factorials for example. As a retired USAF Officer, and AF Academy teacher, he is well suited to teach math, and why it is used as a measure of predictability for commissioning in the USAF. Every lesson is thorough, and I recommend meeting at least twice a week with John, once in the mid-point and once on the weekend, so your brain has time to learn, absorb, and apply each new technique.JONATHAN, 14 lessons with John
John has helped me refresh my math skills for an upcoming exam. Over the years I have lost some of my math and with the help of John, I have been able to math head on!isidro, 8 lessons with John
John is an excellent tutor with a firm grasp on how to reach each student! My son’s comprehension of the materials has sky rocketed.James, 21 lessons with John
John is a very skilled, knowledgeable, patient and dedicated tutor. He truly cares about his students. My son enjoyed his session and gained a better understanding of the material. We were so pleased with the final outcome. Thank you so much for your help!Shazia, 3 lessons with John
Excellent with Special Needs
Knowledgeable not only with subject matter, but with behavioral support and confidence building. I love that John explains why it’s important to learn the material—this is very motivating to my son.Griffin, 18 lessons with John
I highly recommend John. My Asperger teen transferred high schools and struggled in his honors precalculus class. In fact, this straight-A student was failing. He couldn't grasp the trigonometry component of precalculus, and he couldn't grasp the teaching methods at his new school. We tried an expensive tutoring shop in town, but my teen's test scores continued to slide and hit as low as the 40s in percentages. With six weeks left in the semester, we were desperate. We found John on Wyzant and he turned things around immediately. My teen scored a 75% on a test just after two sessions with John, and all tests thereafter were in the B+ to A+ range. My teen not only passed the class at semester's end (which was in real doubt), but earned a B. John told us he couldn't work miracles, but he did. My teen reports that John was clear, concise, and provided alternate ways to look at and tackle math problems. My teen also says John taught him study methods that make much more sense to him than the methods taught at his new school. As a parent, I found John to be professional, courteous, and punctual. He quickly responded to messages and was flexible with scheduling. He also seemed to have a knack with understanding and working with my teen's unique Aspie needs. John set him up for success, and my teen feels confident with his new math tools going forward. Should my teen ever need tutoring again, he says without a doubt he's returning to John.Tanya, 18 lessons with John
Making sense of Geometry
Only one session in, but John started with the most essential questions: Why is geometry important? And how is it different? Our son couldn’t answer that for himself, therefore, he didn’t see a need to learn it. Hopefully we will get on track now.Jennifer, 9 lessons with John
Great tutor, great Guy!
If you’re looking for help and you want a caring and kind person to do it, John is the person for you. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I am prepping for the CBEST and he was so helpful.Chad, 1 lesson with John
Makes math concepts less scary!!!
I’m reviewing for the GMAT exam with John and I had my first lesson yesterday - I already feel like a cloud is lifted! I’m understanding concepts a lot better! He’s great - I highly recommend.Surbhi, 15 lessons with John
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