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Harvard University (Applied Math, Econ)
I love teaching and I'd love to help you in any subject, though in particular Math or Science. I've tutored before for the SAT, taught 5th/6th graders during my summers in college, and was a Teaching Assistant in college-level Math at Harvard and in Macroeconomics at Wharton.
My credential are:
Perfect SAT score in Math, near-perfect SAT score in Verbal, perfect SAT score in Writing. Perfect SAT subject scores in Math 2, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, US History, Spanish. Scored a 5 in AP Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C: E/M, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish, English Language, US History. First place in Math in California's Academic Decathlon. Graduated with High Honors from Harvard in Applied Math and Economics, where I achieved an 'A' grade both semesters of Math 25 (one of the hardest freshman math classes in the country- Honors Linear Algebra and Real Analysis), and took seven Graduate-Level classes between Computer Science and Economics. 99th percentile on the GMAT, and a 6.0/6.0 on the Analytical Writing Assessment.
Most importantly though, I'm an excellent teacher who is down to earth, patient, and very engaging. I'm a business school student here in San Francisco, and I just plain love to teach. I love teaching and I'd love to help you in any subject, though in particular Math or Science. I've tutored before for the SAT, taught 5th/6th graders during my summers in college, and was
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Jonathan is awesome. I am 100% recommending Jonathan as a tutor for anyone at any level of knowledge. He never made me feel less than I am and was also very encouraging throughout the session. These are always my biggest fears in meeting with a new tutor. Will they get frustrated with me? Will they think I am dumb? Will they move too quickly? Jonathan made me feel secure in our session and that translated quickly to the material. At our first session, he was very patient with me right off the bat. He was able to quickly assess where I am in understanding the material in the first minutes of our session.
I signed up to WyzAnt because I was having a hard time not only understanding the concepts of finance but also having a hard time understanding the methods my professor is using to teach us finance. Jon made both of these obstacles seem insignificant with regards to my overall success in learning the material. He is extremely competent and astute. He was able to look at my notes and class syllabus and understand how my professor is attempting to teach us and was quickly able to assess where I was in understanding the material.
In broader terms, I believe Jon would be a fantastic tutor for a student at any level of knowledge. He can quickly assess where you are and where you want to be. He makes sure you clearly understand each topic before moving on, and he makes the session enjoyable. I don’t think I have ever had a tutor who helped me this much in one session.
Jonathan worked with my 5th grade daughter. He was engaging and thoughtful in his approach. She loved his examples and the way he explained concepts. We are looking forward to our next session.
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GMAT Score: 770.
Score of 5 in Advanced Placement BC Calculus Exam.
I have a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math.