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Jonathan R.

Littleton, CO

$100/hour

Raising Grades, Scores, and Confidence in Math, Science, and ACT/SAT

5.0 average from 390 ratings
Excellent support!
— Sarilyn, Parker, CO on 9/4/16

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Biochemistry and Psychology

Education

Metropolitan State University of Denver (Biochemistry and Psychology)

About Jonathan

I'm a full-time tutor whose students consistently improve 2 letter grades in classes & increase test scores a minimum of 3 ACT & 150 SAT points. My 2016 students earned ACT scores from 26 to 33 (these students earned a 33, 33, 33, 30, 29, 29, 28, 26, and 26, respectively; a range of 83rd to 99th percentile) and SAT scores of 1700, 2140, and 2350 (average improvement: 280 points). While I always recommend at least 10 lessons, I've had dozens of students make huge gains (3 to 6 points) in 1 to 3 tutoring sessions. My composite ACT score this year is a 35.

Almost every one of my students earn A's in their Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) and Math (Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Calculus) courses or improves by 2-3 letter grades mid-semester. I also offer help with graduate exams including the GRE, MCAT, and PCAT (my scores are in the 94-99th percentile).

Tutoring Approach:

My tutoring method works by helping students learn content, concepts, problem-solving, and test-taking skills while developing the confidence they need to succeed (confidence is surprisingly important!). I listen carefully to my students and develop strategies that work well for them as individuals. Each student is unique and every session is personalized depending on which area they need help on. My teaching approach is patient, leaving time for learning to unfold. I often use what is called the Socratic Method of teaching, guiding students to the correct answer with a series of questions instead of simply giving them the answer. This method has been extensively researched by learning scientists, many of whom believe it is the best way for students to learn. It leads to higher retention of material and better understanding of concepts. When time is of the essence, I teach students more rapidly by showing how to do the problem or what they did incorrectly, then have them show their understanding by completing another example problem.

I have several reviews from parents and students available in the Testimonials section.

About Me:

I'm a lifelong learner and love to help others not only understand the material they are learning, but enjoy learning about it and applying it to the real world. I have two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in Biochemistry and a second in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I was a Teaching Assistant & Supplemental Instructor for a total of 6 semesters in subjects including Chemistry, Math, and Psychology. I was also a Research Assistant for my Biochemistry and Neuroscience professors. In my time doing research, I had the good fortune to work with a biochemist at my university to help develop a novel toxin sensor and have our work published in a scientific journal. Despite my science background, I still love math just as much (just don't tell my professors). I feel extremely lucky to be able to teach these amazing subjects to my students and share what makes me enjoy them so much.

Thank you for your time and good luck on your journey to success!
I'm a full-time tutor whose students consistently improve 2 letter grades in classes & increase test scores a minimum of 3 ACT & 150 SAT points. My 2016 students earned ACT scores from 26 to 33 (these students earned a 33, 33, 33, 30, 29, 29, 28, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rate: $60/hour per person. Cancellation fee: No fee with 24+ hour notice. $60 fee without 24 hour notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Littleton, CO 80126
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent support!"

- Sarilyn, Parker, CO on 9/4/16

"Very patient and knowing."

- David, Denver, CO on 8/16/16

"Outstanding ACT and SAT test prep tutor that delivers results!"

- Sarah, Castle Rock, CO on 7/20/16

"ACT Prep"

- Kiala, Sugar Land, TX on 6/8/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Anne, Parker, CO on 5/13/16

"Wonderful"

- Jill, Richmond, IL on 3/3/16

"Amazing tutor"

- Gregory, Littleton, CO on 2/24/16

"Highly recommend!"

- Audrey, Castle Rock, CO on 1/30/16

"Great Teacher"

- Niki, Aurora, CO on 1/26/16

"Successful math semester with Jonathan's help!"

- Lisa, Castle Rock, CO on 12/18/15

"Jonathan's the best!"

- Kitty, Parker, CO on 10/22/15

"Great ACT preparation tutor"

- Wendy, Littleton, CO on 10/2/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient. Also flexible about meeting times."

- Nichi, Castle Rock, CO on 9/28/15

"Jonathan is THE BEST!"

- Alexa, Parker, CO on 9/22/15

"Listens to student's needs and adjusts lesson to individualize"

- Mary, Parker, CO on 8/26/15

"communicates strategies clearly"

- Hannah, Parker, CO on 8/1/15

"Determined areas that needed to be addressed and worked on those."

- Vicky, Aurora, CO on 7/8/15

"Great job by Jon"

- Matt, Denver, CO on 6/2/15

"Prompt, reliable, focused, related well with our teenager"

- Robert, Parker, CO on 3/3/15

"Great First Session"

- Andrew, Castle Rock, CO on 2/26/15

"Best math tutor on WyzAnt"

- Nancy, Aurora, CO on 1/28/15

"Great tutor"

- Kurt, Parker, CO on 1/11/15

"Great tutor!"

- Kristen, Larkspur, CO on 1/9/15

"Great Tutor"

- Sonia, Castle Rock, CO on 1/9/15

"Best of the best! Don't pass up the opportunity to work with Jonathan for ACT improvement!"

- Dana, Parker, CO on 9/30/14

"Great tutor!"

- Sheila, Parker, CO on 8/25/14

"You will see results!"

- Melissa, Aurora, CO on 7/25/14

"Approachable and skilled at identifying individual student needs!"

- Carrie, Parker, CO on 11/4/13

"Great tutor, always has a flexible schedule"

- Brandon, Aurora, CO on 9/11/13

"Awesome tutor all around"

- Gina, Denver, CO on 7/29/13

"Very helpful!"

- Sonny, Denver, CO on 7/15/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kay, Parker, CO on 7/11/13

"Great tutor!"

- Lesley, Denver, CO on 7/3/13

"Very patient and helpful."

- Liya, Denver, CO on 7/2/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Music:
Guitar
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I've tutored dozens of students to scores of over 30, and many more who have increased their scores 3-8 points. Once recent example is my student Ben, who started with a 24 composite before studying with me. He earned a 29 composite after 7 sessions with me, and I'm continuing to work with him in his attempt to score 30 or higher to make him eligible for college scholarships.

Algebra 1

I've been teaching Algebra and many other math subjects for my entire tutoring career. It's the first subject I started teaching over 5 years ago and is one of my most popular subjects. I'm confident in all areas of algebra and can help you or your student get the results you're looking for.

Elementary Math

I've been teaching Algebra and many other math subjects for my entire tutoring career. It's the first subject I started teaching over 5 years ago and is one of my most popular subjects. I'm confident in all areas of algebra and can help you or your student get the results you're looking for.

Organic Chemistry

I excelled in my Organic Chemistry courses, and have also successfully synthesized the anti-seizure drug Dilantin in my Organic Chemistry 2 Lab. During college I was a Supplemental Instructor in chemistry at my university for 4 semesters.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Biochemistry and Psychology

Education

Metropolitan State University of Denver (Biochemistry and Psychology)

Excellent support! — Jonathan is smart, professional, patient and very thorough. My Chaparral HS junior earned a 31 on her ACT the first time she took it! He is once again supporting us as she prepares for SAT. As a teacher myself, I highly recommend Jonathan! ...

— Sarilyn, Parker, CO on 9/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rate: $60/hour per person. Cancellation fee: No fee with 24+ hour notice. $60 fee without 24 hour notice.

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 40 miles of Littleton, CO 80126.