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Hi! My name is Jonathan C.

I am a Denver, CO area full time tutor who has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics and a thesis based Masters of Science in Engineering, both from the Colorado School of Mines. I am well-qualified to teach all high school level math and science courses and many at the college level.

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it has been a while since I have been out of high school and jonathan is teaching me how to break down math problems so that I am able to solve them.

My tutoring with Jon went very well! He was knowledgeable and after working with him I felt much more prepared for the test. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in this subject area!

We just completed our first 2 hour session with Jon. He was very knowledgeable and had a very collaborative, insightful tutoring approach. We will definitely be using him again.

Jonathon has helped my son learn differential equations - not only for specific assignments or tests - but the foundation of the course and how it applies to Geophysics. My son respects and has great faith in what Jonathon teaches him. He raised is grade from a 53 on the first test to a 86 on the second due to Jonathon's help. I recommend him highly. Colorado school of Mines is a tough school and he has given my son the confidence he needed to do well.

Jonathan did a great job with the lesson. My son walked away feeling more confident. He plans to work with Jonathan again.

We really appreciate that Jon takes the art of tutoring to heart and makes it his focus, along with expertise in the material, of course.

Jonathan taught my daughter, 12th grader, Chemistry Honors, Molar Mass conversions. She grasped the conception shortly after John showed her separate parts of the process and how things connect together at the end. Jonathan made sure she verbally recite back to him the process of equations they were doing at the lessons and actually gave her a chance to figure out her own mistakes and correct them on the spot, this is the best way to teach the subject. Very comprehensive, patient and straight to the point. Would ask him to teach again.

Jon does an excellent job of explaining math concepts. My daughter was struggling with AP statistics and it was great that he had her work problems while he was there, rather than explaining the mechanics and leaving her to try using the concepts later. I highly recommend Jon if you are looking for a math tutor.

Jon is one of the best tutors I've ever had if not the best, he is helping me with two subjects at time, Physics, and calculus. He is really wonderful and patient. Thank you so much Mr. Jon.

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Having taught SAT English through the use of English grammar, I am able to bring good test taking techniques to bear on the topic.

I not only bring a solid knowledge base to this subject, but I also bring standardized test taking strategies to bear in the instruction of my students. Above all I am personally invested in seeing them achieve their academic goals so that they may achieve their longer term life goals.

Having been a test prep instructor for a national company, I gained an inside track on effective pedagogy in teaching this subject. Through the use of the concept of the passage's main idea, one can grasp the core of the passage and accurately answer many questions.

Science is a subject that I remember loving as an elementary school kid. The arc of my life has continued the love of this subject through formal education, professional development, and also personal interest. Since I was also the Denver area instructor of a national standardized test preparation company, I will also bring to bear test-taking strategies.

Algebra 1: the student's first introduction to higher math. I remember being a freshman in high school and seeing the beauty in math and its application to science. This is a person's foundation to a STEM career. As with any structure if the foundation is corrupt it will negatively impact everything else.

I was introduced to Algebra in high school and have built on this foundation in my pursuit of higher math and its application in the sciences and engineering.

I am a standardized test instructor and tutor with skill in teaching all ASVAB topics and test taking strategies.

I have read and studied the Bible consistently over the past 12 years. I also was a youth group leader for a year from 2007-2008. I have preached at two nursing homes over the course of the past year.

I have formally studied Calculus and more advanced math subjects for physics and engineering purposes. I enjoy the topic and love teaching it.

I took my first chemistry class as a sophomore in high school. I loved that general chemistry class! It was my first introduction to quantitative reasoning in the sciences. It was a revelation to me that one could use simple arithmetic ratios to make predictions about the quantity of products from chemical reactions. Before choosing physics as my undergraduate major, I had considered chemistry. The class that caused me to go with Physics was Organic Chemistry I. I got a B in the course, but found out that I didn't have a natural knack to "see" the reactions and what the products would be.

I graduated with a Master's of Science degree with a specialty in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in spring of 2012. I also successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam for Civils.

I have taken two math classes specific to differential equations: Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations. I have also taken one undergraduate level and one graduate level Engineering Math courses that touched on Differential Equations.

Through my physics and engineering coursework I have used these mathematical techniques to analyze differential equations. These include topics as diverse as thermal physics, mechanics of materials, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.

I have also taken two graduate level courses that deal with numerical techniques applied to Differential Equations: the Finite Element Method and a Numerical Methods course that presented numerous algorithms implemented in FORTRAN to solve commonly encountered engineering problems.

I used FORTRAN 95 extensively during my thesis work. My advisor's geotechnical excavation program was written in this. I modified this preexisting program for the purposes of my research.

I studied high school geometry and enjoyed this subject's introduction to proofs and the logical structure of math. Geometry's results are also critical to other technical fields that involve space in their calculations. I have a good handle on geometry logical structure, results, and applications and would love to help you or your child understand these.

I was the Denver, CO GRE instructor for a nationwide test preparation company for two years. I am competent to teach both general multiple choice test-taking techniques and the specific subject content on the GRE. I also take a holistic view of the test and how it fits into the larger picture of the life-goals of the student.

I have taken an undergraduate linear algebra course. Upon this foundation I have added much physical application: eigenvalue problems in mechanical stability problems, multi-modal vibratory theory, the use of linear algebra constructs in the Finite Element Method, the construction of stiffness matrices in non-isotropic materials, and the application of linear algebra to describe the mechanical behavior of the very small in quantum mechanics.

Through the course of my graduate studies, I coded over 5000 lines in MATLAB. The bulk of this programming was in the context of two graduate level courses: Soil Dynamics and Advanced Engineering Analysis, where I coded mathematical frameworks and homework, respectively. I also wrote a simple 1-Dimensional Discrete Element Method (DEM) code in MATLAB for a graduate level DEM class. Finally, I wrote scripts to generate input data for the Finite Element Method program at the center of my thesis work in MATLAB.

My undergraduate degree was physics. I pursued physics for two reasons:

1. I found it interesting and challenging, and

2. I have a desire to understand how things work from a basic level.

I still have a love for physics and this enthusiasm spills over when helping somebody with understanding it.

I have experience in tutoring more advanced topics in math, but a good grasp of the preliminaries is essential for later success.

I have a solid understanding of the subject matter, particularly in Algebra and Trigonometry.

Since my junior year of undergraduate studies, I have been fascinated by random processes. My first real introduction to physical applications of probability theory came in this year when I learned how to apply different probabilistic models to describe how air moves in the atmosphere (i.e. Boltzmann statistics in Statistical Thermodynamics). I have since applied probabilistic models to describe earth movement for foundations in Master's research. I want to share my enthusiasm with you or your child.

I am an experienced test preparation teacher since I spent two years as the Denver, CO instructor for a national test preparation company. My technical background has provided me with solid knowledge base to teach SAT Math. I also bring an enthusiastic love for teaching and the subject matter to my tutoring.

Implemented in code form quite a few probabilistic and statistical concepts in my thesis work. This included the modification of an existing code of an implementation of the Random Finite Element Method.

I worked for H&R Block as a first year tax preparer for the Spring 2010 (Tax Year 2009) season. I passed the required H&R Block multi-week tax course and was hired on.

I was quite successful in this position in that I was well-liked by my colleagues and had a 100% customer satisfaction marks.

I went to graduate school in Fall 2010 and graduated in May 2012. Due to the exigencies of school and family life, I was not able to work the last two tax seasons.

Trigonometry is the precise definition of ratios that exist between sides of a right triangle and the algebraic consequences of these ratios. A good understanding of this topic is critical to establishing a good foundation for further study in high math and the quantitative sciences. I can help you or your child ensure this foundation is on a good footing.

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Math/Science Tutor with Master's of Science in Engineering