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Jonathan B.

Roseville, CA

$33/hour

Respectful and Honest Tutor

In-person lessons

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Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Political Science

Education

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (Political Science)

About Jonathan

I am a respectful and honest individual who cares deeply about the field of education. As a tutor, I work hard to make sure my students learn how to think, not just how to test well. I do that by asking questions that force the student to do more than simply memorize material. I also make sure each student understands that "I don't know" is always an acceptable answer so long as it is said earnestly and not as a way to dodge critical thinking. With that in mind, I also attempt to create a comfortable environment where students feel okay to express sometimes vulnerable opinions or ideas.

I began finding an interest in tutoring when I found myself explaining concepts during and outside of class at Loyola Marymount University, but only when I volunteered for the Denver Writes program as a Tutor did I start to see how rewarding it can be. There's an intangible joy to helping another grasp a concept or problem in a way they previously could not.

Subjects:

Philosophy:
Questions are at the heart of philosophy and a good tutor will know how to use them to engage critical thinking. Philosophy is not necessarily at uncovering a verifiable truth, but a way of engaging at the edges of thought in order to push our mental landscape to its boundaries.

English/Writing:
In my junior year of High School, I discovered a love for writing I hadn't previously realized existed, but it was only after I became a Section Editor my senior year that I realized I also had a passion for editing. Since then, I have worked as an Journalism tutor and freelance editor for the better part of 2 years.

Political Science:
I majored in Political Science for my Bachelor's Degree, graduated with honors, and completed an Honors Thesis. I focused on Criminal Justice as well as Human Rights and Education through my tenure.


Songwriting:
I learned how to sing and play the guitar through the creation of my own music and, after working with a number of producers, have been able to polish my craft to where I am comfortable guiding students who wish to improve their songwriting ability.


Feel free to contact me for more information about my academic background or to get to know me better.

Thank you for your consideration!
I am a respectful and honest individual who cares deeply about the field of education. As a tutor, I work hard to make sure my students learn how to think, not just how to test well. I do that by asking questions that force the student to do more than simply memorize material. I also make sure each student understands that "I don't know" is always Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Roseville, CA 95661
In-person lessons
Science:
Philosophy
Music:
Songwriting
English:
English, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Political Science

I have a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and graduated with Honors. I also completed an Honors Thesis during my tenure. I currently tutor a student in Political Science as well.

Songwriting

I have been writing music for the past 15 years. I have generally written for my own projects -- Smelling Colors, Tree Monks, Polar Rex, Westbound 50, and my own singer-songwriter project under my name. However, I have also worked with singer-songwriters, electronic artists, and psychedelic rock groups as a producer, editor of song structure, and/or song consultant.

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Political Science

Education

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (Political Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $33.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 20 miles of Roseville, CA 95661.