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John L.

Patient, effective tutor for your most difficult subject

Patient, effective tutor for your most difficult subject

$75/hour

  • 9,947 hours tutoring

  • Pasadena Pasadena, CA 91107

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Bio

I cherish every student, but I don’t necessarily want to build a long-term relationship with them. At the cost of tutoring, that is not a good deal for everyone. I will quickly fill in the gaps, get you caught up, and teach you how to deal with new concepts on your own. Later, if your subject presents a new challenge, we can handle that with an occasional tutoring session. I'm more expensive than many other tutors. Am I worth it? My students think so; click on the “Student Feedback” t...

I cherish every student, but I don’t necessarily want to build a long-term relationship with them. At the cost of tutoring, that is not a good deal for everyone. I will quickly fill in the gaps, get you caught up, and teach you how to deal with new concepts on your own. Later, if your subject presents a new challenge, we can handle that with an occasional tutoring session.

I'm more expensive than many other tutors. Am I worth it? My students think so; click on the “Student Feedback” tab to see what they have said about my tutoring.

I will not judge you, I will just help you. I will meet you at your level of understanding, wherever that is, and we will build from there. Many students were never taught the basic concepts behind their courses. Because of that, the entire course can be a struggle for them. If you were never taught the basic concepts, we will clear that up first, so you can really understand your subject.

I have a degree from Stanford and an advanced degree from USC, but that is not really important. The most important question is whether I can help you with your most difficult subject.


Education

Stanford University
Psychology
USC School of Law
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Tutoring two students at the same time has worked out very well, as they always seem to get a little competitive and bring out the best in one another.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/4/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice,

Criminal Justice

I practiced law for 32 years, and handled more than 250 criminal cases, many of which were in federal court. I conducted many trials, and quite a few appeals.
GMAT,

GMAT

I am certified in GMAT prep, as well as GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. Standardized tests do not measure education or knowledge. They measure your ability to find the correct answer quickly, again and again. I can teach you to do that.
GRE,

GRE

I am certified in GRE prep, as well as GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Law,

Law

As a lawyer, I made my living writing and arguing legal situations, as well as analyzing the writing of others for 30 years. Since retiring, I have been tutoring students in many subjects, some of them in law. I do not give legal advice, but I can give research and writing advice to law students and law clerks.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has grown from a simple word processing program to a complicated and powerful tool for all sorts of authoring and publishing needs. I used Word in my law practice for 20 years, during which time I taught many secretaries and law clerks how to use it effectively, and I continue to use it in my tutoring. I can teach you how to use it, and can also teach you the best tricks and techniques to make it work for your needs.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

During the 32 years I practiced law, I spoke hundreds of times in court, and in meetings large and small. I also taught other attorneys and my clients how to speak in public and before groups and coached and critiqued them on their efforts. Since I began teaching and tutoring, I have tutored many students in the art of speaking before groups.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

Computers do not have to be scary or difficult. It's easy to make a computer do what you want, if you know just a few basics. I have helped many people to get control of their computers, and I can quickly help you. I speak regular English, not "geek-speak".
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has grown from a simple word processing program to a complicated and powerful tool for all sorts of authoring and publishing needs. I used Word in my law practice for 20 years, during which time I taught many secretaries and law clerks how to use it effectively, and I continue to use it in my tutoring. I can teach you how to use it, and can also teach you the best tricks and techniques to make it work for your needs.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
General Computer,

General Computer

Computers do not have to be scary or difficult. It's easy to make a computer do what you want, if you know just a few basics. I have helped many people to get control of their computers, and I can quickly help you. I speak regular English, not "geek-speak".
GMAT,

GMAT

I am certified in GMAT prep, as well as GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. Standardized tests do not measure education or knowledge. They measure your ability to find the correct answer quickly, again and again. I can teach you to do that.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an attorney, I wrote and spoke for a living. I know grammar, and I can teach you how to use it. I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve your critical writing and speaking skills.
Law,

Law

As a lawyer, I made my living writing and arguing legal situations, as well as analyzing the writing of others for 30 years. Since retiring, I have been tutoring students in many subjects, some of them in law. I do not give legal advice, but I can give research and writing advice to law students and law clerks.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has grown from a simple word processing program to a complicated and powerful tool for all sorts of authoring and publishing needs. I used Word in my law practice for 20 years, during which time I taught many secretaries and law clerks how to use it effectively, and I continue to use it in my tutoring. I can teach you how to use it, and can also teach you the best tricks and techniques to make it work for your needs.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During the 30 years I practiced law, I proofread many thousands of documents to the most exacting standards. Sometimes, there were millions of dollars at stake, and these documents had to be not only perfect. but persuasive as well. I can help you make your document perfect and persuasive, whether it is an essay, a research paper, a poem, a thesis, or a dissertation.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

During the 32 years I practiced law, I spoke hundreds of times in court, and in meetings large and small. I also taught other attorneys and my clients how to speak in public and before groups and coached and critiqued them on their efforts. Since I began teaching and tutoring, I have tutored many students in the art of speaking before groups.
Statistics

Statistics

Statistics is a complicated subject, and it is confusing even for the best students. If you get behind, it can be extremely difficult to catch up. I have helped many students get caught up in their statistics courses, and I can help you, unless you're studying SPSS.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

Common Core has been the bane of many a student's existence. If it is torturing you, I can help you rise above it and excel in your math class. I am a retired teacher, and I have spent the last ten years making math understandable for students of all ages. You can actually learn to be confident in math, and it will make your life much easier.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have helped many junior high and high school students understand math and science, and I can help students in earlier grades as well. I am patient but firm, and I try to make the lessons interesting for my students.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have helped many junior high and high school students understand math and science, and I can help students in earlier grades as well. I am patient but firm, and I try to make the lessons interesting for my students.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an attorney, I wrote and spoke for a living. I know grammar, and I can teach you how to use it. I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve your critical writing and speaking skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, and have helped many people of all ages to improve their reading skills with lessons that are interesting and enjoyable.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Do you live for the adrenaline rush of last-minute cramming for the test, for the excitement of not knowing whether you passed until you get your grade? Are you happiest staying up all night finishing that paper, turning it in at the last minute, knowing that you could have done a better job if you just had a little more time? If those things make you happy, then don’t call me, because I will burst your bubble. I will show you that it's actually easier to practice good study skills than to try to do your work without them. I will show you how to get your work done faster, learn more, and turn in better work with less total effort. It's your choice: scatter your efforts and get poor-to-average results, or work smarter and get better results.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

English is a fascinating language. The meaning and sources of English words have always fascinated me, and I enjoy teaching these things to others. English teachers often love complicated or unusual words, and they frequently demand that such words be used and spelled correctly. Additionally, the SAT and ACT test students on obscure and unusual vocabulary words in order to increase the variability of their scores, and students who understand these words can score significantly higher than those who do not. I can teach you how to spot clues in the questions - clues that will guide you to correct answers.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
English,

English

I am a retired attorney. I have been studying English and using it in my business for many years. I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve your critical reading and writing skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an attorney, I wrote and spoke for a living. I know grammar, and I can teach you how to use it. I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve your critical writing and speaking skills.
IELTS,

IELTS

I have tutored several students for the IELTS, which is now accepted as proof of English language proficiency in many colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries. I am familiar with the four sections of the IELTS, and I can help you improve your score on any or all of them. I work with many international students, tutoring them in subjects ranging from English literature to writing to history, science and math. I also help many international students with their college and graduate school applications, Personal Statements, and other written submissions.
Literature,

Literature

As a lawyer, I made my living writing and analyzing the writing of others for 30 years. Since retiring, I have used my love of literature to tutor many students in high school and college English and literature courses. I can help you improve your critical reading and writing skills.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During the 30 years I practiced law, I proofread many thousands of documents to the most exacting standards. Sometimes, there were millions of dollars at stake, and these documents had to be not only perfect. but persuasive as well. I can help you make your document perfect and persuasive, whether it is an essay, a research paper, a poem, a thesis, or a dissertation.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

During the 32 years I practiced law, I spoke hundreds of times in court, and in meetings large and small. I also taught other attorneys and my clients how to speak in public and before groups and coached and critiqued them on their efforts. Since I began teaching and tutoring, I have tutored many students in the art of speaking before groups.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, and have helped many people of all ages to improve their reading skills with lessons that are interesting and enjoyable.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve the critical reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills you need to pass the TOEFL.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

English is a fascinating language. The meaning and sources of English words have always fascinated me, and I enjoy teaching these things to others. English teachers often love complicated or unusual words, and they frequently demand that such words be used and spelled correctly. Additionally, the SAT and ACT test students on obscure and unusual vocabulary words in order to increase the variability of their scores, and students who understand these words can score significantly higher than those who do not. I can teach you how to spot clues in the questions - clues that will guide you to correct answers.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I have helped college and grad students improve their essays, reports, thesis and dissertation proposals, and personal statements. I can quickly help you write and revise your essay, proposal or personal statement.

History

American History,

American History

The history of the United States is fascinating, and I love to teach it. I have tutored several students in American History, with excellent results. If you are having difficulty with American History, I can help.
Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have studied the Bible for many years, and have taught and tutored many people in Bible studies. I continue to study the Bible. I will never stop studying it, and I love to teach others about it.
European History,

European History

I have traveled, lived and worked in Europe, and I am fascinated with European History. I have tutored many students in AP Euro with excellent results, and I can help you get up to speed in your course and ace the AP exam.
Religion,

Religion

I have successfully tutored many students in Religion. I have a thorough knowledge of the Bible, and of the similarities and differences between Roman Catholicism and the major Protestant Christian faiths. I also have a good knowledge of the important details of Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism.
Geography, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Biology,

Biology

I am tutoring several students in high school and college biology. Biology can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am tutoring several students in high school and college chemistry. Chemistry can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
English,

English

I am a retired attorney. I have been studying English and using it in my business for many years. I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve your critical reading and writing skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Physics,

Physics

I am tutoring several students in high school and college physics. Physics can be difficult to understand, and it is easy for a student to fall behind. Once a student falls behind, it can be virtually impossible to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra introduces students to many new concepts, and it can get confusing at times. If a student gets behind, it can be very difficult to catch up. I have helped many students catch up in prealgebra, and also to get ahead, so that their classes can be like review sessions instead of "mystery hours".
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, and have helped many people of all ages to improve their reading skills with lessons that are interesting and enjoyable.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a complicated subject, and it is confusing even for the best students. If you get behind, it can be extremely difficult to catch up. I have helped many students get caught up in their statistics courses, and I can help you, unless you're studying SPSS.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Do you live for the adrenaline rush of last-minute cramming for the test, for the excitement of not knowing whether you passed until you get your grade? Are you happiest staying up all night finishing that paper, turning it in at the last minute, knowing that you could have done a better job if you just had a little more time? If those things make you happy, then don’t call me, because I will burst your bubble. I will show you that it's actually easier to practice good study skills than to try to do your work without them. I will show you how to get your work done faster, learn more, and turn in better work with less total effort. It's your choice: scatter your efforts and get poor-to-average results, or work smarter and get better results.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I have helped college and grad students improve their essays, reports, thesis and dissertation proposals, and personal statements. I can quickly help you write and revise your essay, proposal or personal statement.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
IELTS,

IELTS

I have tutored several students for the IELTS, which is now accepted as proof of English language proficiency in many colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries. I am familiar with the four sections of the IELTS, and I can help you improve your score on any or all of them. I work with many international students, tutoring them in subjects ranging from English literature to writing to history, science and math. I also help many international students with their college and graduate school applications, Personal Statements, and other written submissions.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve the critical reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills you need to pass the TOEFL.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Physics,

Physics

I am tutoring several students in high school and college physics. Physics can be difficult to understand, and it is easy for a student to fall behind. Once a student falls behind, it can be virtually impossible to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra introduces students to many new concepts, and it can get confusing at times. If a student gets behind, it can be very difficult to catch up. I have helped many students catch up in prealgebra, and also to get ahead, so that their classes can be like review sessions instead of "mystery hours".
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Probability,

Probability

Most concepts in probability are covered in Statistics courses. Some probability concepts are covered in Algebra 2, college algebra, and Math Analysis courses. Probability concepts include Combinatorics, Combinations and Permutations, Dependent and Independent Events, Probability Distributions, I am familiar with all these concepts, and with the techniques for analyzing and solving probability problems and I can quickly get you up to speed or back on track in your course.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a complicated subject, and it is confusing even for the best students. If you get behind, it can be extremely difficult to catch up. I have helped many students get caught up in their statistics courses, and I can help you, unless you're studying SPSS.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Biology,

Biology

I am tutoring several students in high school and college biology. Biology can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am tutoring several students in high school and college chemistry. Chemistry can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
English,

English

I am a retired attorney. I have been studying English and using it in my business for many years. I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve your critical reading and writing skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Physics,

Physics

I am tutoring several students in high school and college physics. Physics can be difficult to understand, and it is easy for a student to fall behind. Once a student falls behind, it can be virtually impossible to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra introduces students to many new concepts, and it can get confusing at times. If a student gets behind, it can be very difficult to catch up. I have helped many students catch up in prealgebra, and also to get ahead, so that their classes can be like review sessions instead of "mystery hours".
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, and have helped many people of all ages to improve their reading skills with lessons that are interesting and enjoyable.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a complicated subject, and it is confusing even for the best students. If you get behind, it can be extremely difficult to catch up. I have helped many students get caught up in their statistics courses, and I can help you, unless you're studying SPSS.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Do you live for the adrenaline rush of last-minute cramming for the test, for the excitement of not knowing whether you passed until you get your grade? Are you happiest staying up all night finishing that paper, turning it in at the last minute, knowing that you could have done a better job if you just had a little more time? If those things make you happy, then don’t call me, because I will burst your bubble. I will show you that it's actually easier to practice good study skills than to try to do your work without them. I will show you how to get your work done faster, learn more, and turn in better work with less total effort. It's your choice: scatter your efforts and get poor-to-average results, or work smarter and get better results.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I have helped college and grad students improve their essays, reports, thesis and dissertation proposals, and personal statements. I can quickly help you write and revise your essay, proposal or personal statement.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have studied the Bible for many years, and have taught and tutored many people in Bible studies. I continue to study the Bible. I will never stop studying it, and I love to teach others about it.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked with many students who were applying to college and graduate schools, helping them to complete their applications. In particular, I have helped them polish their essays and personal statements and (for graduates) their thesis applications and dissertation statements.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
Law,

Law

As a lawyer, I made my living writing and arguing legal situations, as well as analyzing the writing of others for 30 years. Since retiring, I have been tutoring students in many subjects, some of them in law. I do not give legal advice, but I can give research and writing advice to law students and law clerks.
Religion,

Religion

I have successfully tutored many students in Religion. I have a thorough knowledge of the Bible, and of the similarities and differences between Roman Catholicism and the major Protestant Christian faiths. I also have a good knowledge of the important details of Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Do you live for the adrenaline rush of last-minute cramming for the test, for the excitement of not knowing whether you passed until you get your grade? Are you happiest staying up all night finishing that paper, turning it in at the last minute, knowing that you could have done a better job if you just had a little more time? If those things make you happy, then don’t call me, because I will burst your bubble. I will show you that it's actually easier to practice good study skills than to try to do your work without them. I will show you how to get your work done faster, learn more, and turn in better work with less total effort. It's your choice: scatter your efforts and get poor-to-average results, or work smarter and get better results.
Geography, Philosophy

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Biology,

Biology

I am tutoring several students in high school and college biology. Biology can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am tutoring several students in high school and college chemistry. Chemistry can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Ecology,

Ecology

I have always been interested in ecology. In college, I minored in biology. As an attorney, I handled cases involving ecological and environmental issues, and dealt with experts in ecology and environmental science. Since retiring from law practice, I have continued to study and teach these fascinating subjects.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

Some schools use the term "Physical Science" to mean physics. Others use it to include concepts from physics, chemistry, geology, and even astronomy. I have helped students in both types of courses, and I can quickly help you get caught up and then get ahead, so that your classes will be like review sessions instead of "mystery hours."
Physics,

Physics

I am tutoring several students in high school and college physics. Physics can be difficult to understand, and it is easy for a student to fall behind. Once a student falls behind, it can be virtually impossible to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have been fascinated with psychology all my life. My undergraduate degree is in psychology, and I continue to study and read about subjects related to psychology. I can help you understand your psychology course. and can show you how to analyze issues related to psychology.
Anatomy, Astronomy, Geology, Philosophy, Physiology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

ADD (and ADHD) is not a disease or a defect, and people with ADD are not disabled. They are often frustrated, sometimes embarrassed, and they can become depressed because they are labeled as lazy or irresponsible and their best efforts are judged "not good enough." They live in a world which expects them to act in ways which are difficult for them to manage. Coping with ADD (or ADHD) is a matter of learning habits that most people don’t have to learn, of thinking about and doing things which most people don’t have to think about or do. It's not easy, but nothing worthwhile is easy. The secret is that learning and doing those things will not stop you from being the special person you have always been. As a person "gifted" with ADD myself, I can relate to some of the challenges students face in their efforts to perform. I will not judge a student; I will meet them at their level of understanding and take them from there. I can teach them the coping techniques and skills they need. I am patient and kind, but firm when I need to be firm.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Do you live for the adrenaline rush of last-minute cramming for the test, for the excitement of not knowing whether you passed until you get your grade? Are you happiest staying up all night finishing that paper, turning it in at the last minute, knowing that you could have done a better job if you just had a little more time? If those things make you happy, then don’t call me, because I will burst your bubble. I will show you that it's actually easier to practice good study skills than to try to do your work without them. I will show you how to get your work done faster, learn more, and turn in better work with less total effort. It's your choice: scatter your efforts and get poor-to-average results, or work smarter and get better results.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Biology,

Biology

I am tutoring several students in high school and college biology. Biology can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am tutoring several students in high school and college chemistry. Chemistry can be difficult to understand; it is easy to fall behind, and it can be extremely difficult to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a retired attorney, teacher, and businessman, and I have made a career of helping people to improve their English. I am tutoring several individuals in ESL/ESOL to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. I am familiar with the correct English terminology in many fields, and I can help you become more fluent, and more comfortable in business and social situations.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have helped students understand every math subject from prealgebra through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of “mystery hours”.
Physics,

Physics

I am tutoring several students in high school and college physics. Physics can be difficult to understand, and it is easy for a student to fall behind. Once a student falls behind, it can be virtually impossible to catch up without help. If you are falling behind, I can help you catch up and learn what you need to know to pass; if you are willing to do some work, I can help you excel.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, and have helped many people of all ages to improve their reading skills with lessons that are interesting and enjoyable.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is a complicated subject, and it is confusing even for the best students. If you get behind, it can be extremely difficult to catch up. I have helped many students get caught up in their statistics courses, and I can help you, unless you're studying SPSS.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Do you live for the adrenaline rush of last-minute cramming for the test, for the excitement of not knowing whether you passed until you get your grade? Are you happiest staying up all night finishing that paper, turning it in at the last minute, knowing that you could have done a better job if you just had a little more time? If those things make you happy, then don’t call me, because I will burst your bubble. I will show you that it's actually easier to practice good study skills than to try to do your work without them. I will show you how to get your work done faster, learn more, and turn in better work with less total effort. It's your choice: scatter your efforts and get poor-to-average results, or work smarter and get better results.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I have helped college and grad students improve their essays, reports, thesis and dissertation proposals, and personal statements. I can quickly help you write and revise your essay, proposal or personal statement.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am certified in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science as well as in SAT reading, writing and math. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

The United States Air Force is the greatest air force in the world, and it needs officers of the highest quality. As a former military officer, I am familiar with military rules and protocol. I have tutored many people for the ASVAB with excellent results. I have studied the AFOQT and I am intimately familiar with all the various sections of it. I can teach prospective Air Force Officer candidates how to earn a high score on this test, so that they can go on to serve our country with distinction.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math, as well as LSAT, MCAT, GRE and GMAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more importantly, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on the ASVAB, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
Bar Exam,

Bar Exam

I passed the California Bar Exam the first time I took it. Of course, I took a course including lectures and practice exams. I think it would be foolish for anyone to take the Bar Exam without doing that. But if your course is not giving you all the help you need - if you feel you could benefit from more individualized help, I would be happy to give it to you.
CBEST,

CBEST

I took and passed the CBEST a couple of years ago. It was much like the other standardized tests I have taken, and I have scored above the 95th percentile on every one of those tests I have taken, including the SAT and LSAT. I know the subject matter, but more importantly, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked with many students who were applying to college and graduate schools, helping them to complete their applications. In particular, I have helped them polish their essays and personal statements and (for graduates) their thesis applications and dissertation statements.
Common Core,

Common Core

Common Core has been the bane of many a student's existence. If it is torturing you, I can help you rise above it and excel in your math class. I am a retired teacher, and I have spent the last ten years making math understandable for students of all ages. You can actually learn to be confident in math, and it will make your life much easier.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have tutored several students for the HSPT and COOP with excellent results. The subject matter of these two tests is similar to that of the ISEE and SSAT, although there are subtle differences in the material, and some definite differences in the question types. The skills I teach will serve students well in any or all of these tests, and in the SAT and/or ACT they will take later. I teach several techniques for getting the correct answer quickly in the math sections - techniques that students will not learn from math teachers. I also help students become expert on the question types they will find in the verbal sections of these tests.
GMAT,

GMAT

I am certified in GMAT prep, as well as GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. Standardized tests do not measure education or knowledge. They measure your ability to find the correct answer quickly, again and again. I can teach you to do that.
GRE,

GRE

I am certified in GRE prep, as well as GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
IELTS,

IELTS

I have tutored several students for the IELTS, which is now accepted as proof of English language proficiency in many colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries. I am familiar with the four sections of the IELTS, and I can help you improve your score on any or all of them. I work with many international students, tutoring them in subjects ranging from English literature to writing to history, science and math. I also help many international students with their college and graduate school applications, Personal Statements, and other written submissions.
ISEE,

ISEE

I am certified in SSAT prep, SAT reading, writing and math, LSAT, MCAT, GRE and GMAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken, including the PSAT, SAT, and LSAT. I know the subject matter, but more importantly, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
LSAT,

LSAT

I am certified in LSAT prep, as well as MCAT, GRE, and GMAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. Having practiced law for over 30 years, I know the subject matter. More important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on the LSAT, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
MCAT,

MCAT

I am a teacher and tutor, and I can help you improve your score on the MCAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on all the standardized tests I have taken, and I can teach you the best of what I know about taking this sort of test. In addition to my academic and test-taking expertise, I have considerable real-world experience with all the subjects on the MCAT, having dealt extensively with them. During the 30+ years I spent as a trial lawyer, I defended many product liability and medical malpractice cases. Finally, I can teach you how to write clearly and efficiently: unlike the proverbial lawyer who speaks and writes in "legalese", a trial attorney must quickly make his case understandable and interesting to the judge and the jury.
PSAT,

PSAT

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math, as well as LSAT, MCAT, GRE and GMAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math as well as in ACT English, Math, Reading and Science. I am also certified in GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken. I know the subject matter, but more important, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
SSAT,

SSAT

I am certified in SAT reading, writing and math, as well as LSAT, MCAT, GRE and GMAT. I have scored above the 95th percentile on every standardized test I have taken, including the PSAT, SAT, and LSAT. I know the subject matter, but more importantly, I know what to do to get the highest score possible on these tests, and I can quickly teach these tips and techniques to you.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have tutored many students in high school and college English, and I can help you improve the critical reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills you need to pass the TOEFL.

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Excellent Tutor

John understands how to teach and talk through my math anxiety. He bridges the gap between what I do know and what unusually stumps me. I already feel much more confident!

April, 1 lesson with John

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

John was an excellent tutor. He explained AP Biology in an easy way to comprehend. He is patient and clearly explains concepts that were hard for me to understand. With just one lesson many concepts were clearly to me. Thank you.

Ryan, 5 lessons with John

Great Stats Tutor! Highly Recommended!

John helped me out with my Business Stats class and he was able to explain it in simpler terms that I could understand. I hadn't taken stats in a year and he broke down the basics and was able to answer all my questions.

Jeffrey, 1 lesson with John

Excellent Bar Exam Tutor

Thanks to his help, I could pass the bar. I can boldly say that he is better than the textbook. In my opinion, you will get a variety of benefits in preparation of bar exam while studying with him. Excellent, and very experienced lawyer.

Hogan, 47 lessons with John

Dedicated and focused tutor

John is very dedicated and focused during the lesson. I would recommend him highly. He obviously cares a lot about his job.

Dan, 5 lessons with John

Nice tutor!

Very nice tutor, always respond with in few minutes,, big help for my daughter!we will need for my son too,Thanks again!

Jin, 15 lessons with John

Gained comfort in the GRE quant section

John helped me with certain problem areas that I had lingering in the GRE Quant section, namely in probability/combinatorics and distance problems. By going through problems and providing me with insights into how the questions were designed and the way of think about these problems, I gained a lot of comfort in the section.

Alex, 1 lesson with John

Awesome tutor

Another great lesson! Broke down problems in a simple manner that was easy for me to understand. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Isaiah, 2 lessons with John

Great teacher, very patient.

Took his time explaining the work and also the basics of the subject. He was also very helpful in walking me thru each step of the problem.

Andrew , 4 lessons with John

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