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Jonathan R.

Littleton, CO

$100/hour

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

1500+ Hours
4.9 average from 431 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

My ACT/SAT students have earned over $500,000 in scholarships and they consistently score 26-36 (ACT), 1200+ (SAT) & improve 2 letter grades in class. My 2016-2017 students earned ACT scores from 24 to 34 (these students earned a 34, 33, 33, 33, 30, 29, 29, 28, 27, 26, 26, 26, and 24 respectively; a range of 74th to 99th percentile) and SAT scores of 1150, 1290, 1400, 1580, and 1580. While I always recommend at least 10 lessons, I've had dozens of students make huge gains (3 to 6 ACT points and 100+ SAT points) in 1 to 3 tutoring sessions. My composite ACT score this year is a 35.

Nearly every one of my students earn A's in their Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) and Math (Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Calculus) courses or improves by 1-3 letter grades mid-semester. I also offer help with graduate exams including the GRE 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, have a positive impact in their lives, and share what makes me enjoy them so much.

Thank you for your time and good luck on your journey to success!
My ACT/SAT students have earned over $500,000 in scholarships and they consistently score 26-36 (ACT), 1200+ (SAT) & improve 2 letter grades in class. My 2016-2017 students earned ACT scores from 24 to 34 (these students earned a 34, 33, 33, 33, 30, 29, 29, 28, 27, 26, 26, 26, and 24 respectively; a range of 74th to 99th percentile) and SAT scores Read more

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Cancellation Policy: 0-24 hours notice = 50% charge.

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Travels within 40 miles of Littleton, CO 80126
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"Excellent support!"

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

"Statistics Genius!"

- Amber, Shawnee, CO on 6/6/17

"Amazing Tutor!"

- Aaron, Atlanta, GA on 4/22/17

"Looking for a great ACT Tutor? Look no further!"

- Mom, West Chester, PA on 3/29/17

"Good tutor for those with difficulty in Algebra"

- James, Littleton, CO on 12/20/16

"Knowledgeable and encouraging"

- Brian, Naples, FL on 11/15/16

"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,
Financial Accounting, GED, Geometry,
GRE,
Managerial Accounting, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Anatomy, Biology,
Chemistry,
Elementary Science, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physics,
Physiology, PSAT,
Psychology
Music:
Guitar
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB, GED, GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Financial Accounting, GRE,
Managerial Accounting

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.

ACT English

My students have earned over $700,000 in scholarships with their hard work and preparing for the ACT/SAT with me. I've tutored dozens of students to ACT scores over 30, and many more who have increased their scores 3-8 points to scores of 26+. ACT English tends to be the easiest section to improve scores on, so I always look forward to working with students who need help on it because I can generally boost scores 5 or more points in a matter of weeks.

ACT Math

My students have earned over $700,000 in scholarships with their hard work and preparing for the ACT/SAT with me. I've tutored dozens of students to ACT scores over 30, and many more who have increased their scores 3-8 points to scores of 26+. Math is my strongest tutoring area, but I also know and can teach all of the content and strategies for the English, Reading, and Science sections.

ACT Reading

My students have earned over $700,000 in scholarships with their hard work and preparing for the ACT/SAT with me. I've tutored dozens of students to ACT scores over 30, and many more who have increased their scores 3-8 points to scores of 26+. I offer students personalized strategies for ACT Reading because there is no one-size-fits-all strategy. Once we identify the right strategy for them, my students generally boost their test scores 5 points after a few weeks of practice and tutoring.

ACT Science

My students have earned over $700,000 in scholarships with their hard work and preparing for the ACT/SAT with me. I've tutored dozens of students to ACT scores over 30, and many more who have increased their scores 3-8 points to scores of 26+. The ACT Science section can be approached in a less intimidating way for students who are uncomfortable with science. I emphasize this approach in the Science strategy that I teach to students. The best improvement I've seen with this approach is 5 points in a single tutoring session. Aside from that, most students improve 3 to 8 points in a few weeks to a few months of tutoring.

Algebra 1

I've been teaching Algebra I and II, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. It's the first subject I started teaching over 7 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. Most of my students earn A's in their algebra classes.

Algebra 2

I've been teaching Algebra I and II, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. It's the first subject I started teaching over 7 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. Most of my students earn A's in their algebra classes.

Biology

I love teaching Biology and helping students navigate this broad topic. I have my Biochemistry B.S. degree and have always found biology fascinating. Most of my students earn A's in their Biology class when they work with me for most of the semester. I've also helped several students in their last couple weeks of class recover to B's and C's from failing grades.

Calculus

Calculus is by far my favorite subject to teach. One of the main reasons is because it has a reputation for being difficult -- but it can be made so simple! I enjoy making Calculus easy for students and am excited at every opportunity I have to tutor Calculus. Most of my students earn A's in their Calculus class when they work with me for most of the semester. I've also helped several students in their last couple weeks of class recover to B's and C's from failing grades.

Chemistry

Chemistry was the first subject I taught professionally as a tutor. I peer-taught students at the university I attended in Chemistry I, II, and Analytical Chemistry for 4 semesters. My students had an average increase of 1.5 letter grades and had a final grade up to 2 letter grades higher than their peers. Most of my students earn A's in their Chemistry classes.

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.

Geometry

I've been teaching Geometry, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. I started teaching math over 7 years ago and it's one of my most popular subjects. I'm confident in all areas of Geometry. Most of my students earn A's in class or recover significantly from low grades.

GRE

I have a huge amount of respect for students who are looking to earn an advanced degree, and I really invest myself into helping them achieve this goal. Getting a great GRE score the first time is important for them to get to the next step as soon as possible, and that's where I come in. Together, we'll focus our test prep on high yield areas to improve scores and work through small details toward the final leg of test prep for an extra score boost.

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.

Physics

I enjoy helping students understand Physics so they can start to see its incredible beauty. I've helped the majority of my students earn A's and several students bring their failing grades up to B's and C's.

Prealgebra

I've been teaching all levels of Algebra, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. It's the first subject I started teaching over 7 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. Most of my students earn A's in class or recover from low grades.

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus is by far my favorite subject to teach. One of the main reasons is because it has a reputation for being difficult -- but it can be made so simple! It's a great feeling to be able to make Pre-Calculus easy for students when they were feeling like it was the most difficult subject they've ever experienced.

Probability

I've been teaching Probability, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. Math is the first subject I started teaching over 7 years ago and is one of my most popular subjects. I'm confident in all areas of Probability and can help you or your student get the results you're looking for. Most of my students earn A's in class.

PSAT

I've tutored dozens of students to PSAT scores over 1400, and many more who have increased their scores 100 - 500 points to scores of 1200+. Most of my students earn 700 or higher on the PSAT Math section.

SAT Math

My students have earned over $700,000 in scholarships with their hard work and preparing for the SAT/ACT with me. I've tutored dozens of students to SAT scores over 1400, and many more who have increased their scores 100 - 500 points to scores of 1200+. Most of my students earn 700 or higher on the SAT Math section. Math is my strongest tutoring area, but I also love to teach all of the content and strategies for the SAT Writing and Reading.

SAT Writing

My students have earned over $700,000 in scholarships with their hard work and preparing for the SAT/ACT with me. I've tutored dozens of students to SAT scores over 1400, and many more who have increased their scores 100 - 500 points to scores of 1200+. Most of my students earn 700 or higher on the SAT Writing and Reading sections. I also love to teach SAT Math content because a well-rounded approach to the test is important for maximizing test scores.

Statistics

I've been teaching Statistics, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. I'm confident in all areas of Statistics and can help you or your student get the results you're looking for. Most of my students earn A's in Statistics or recover from low grades.

Trigonometry

I've been teaching Trigonometry, as well as many other math subjects, for my entire tutoring career. I'm confident in all areas of Trigonometry and can help you or your student get the results you're looking for. Most of my students earn A's in class or recover significantly from low grades.

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

Cancellation Policy: 0-24 hours notice = 50% charge.

Travel policy

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