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Experienced Math Tutor
John D.

1,012 hours tutoring

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Experienced Math Tutor
Experienced Math Tutor
John D.

1,012 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,012 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About John


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I have always liked the simplicity and logical nature of Math and try to transmit that feeling to Math learners so they may gain confidence. Without confidence, learning any subject is much more difficult. I enjoy helping students explore their way to the solution with the Socratic method which is me asking questions and the student answering in a way that gets them closer and closer to the answer.

I have taught Mathematics at the grade school, high school and college level. I have taught...

I have always liked the simplicity and logical nature of Math and try to transmit that feeling to Math learners so they may gain confidence. Without confidence, learning any subject is much more difficult. I enjoy helping students explore their way to the solution with the Socratic method which is me asking questions and the student answering in a way that gets them closer and closer to the answer.

I have taught Mathematics at the grade school, high school and college level. I have taught Mathematics in other languages such as in Portuguese in Brazil. I am not satisfied until a student has a good understanding of how to reason to the answer and not just "getting the right answer". This helps students in other ways with the issues they will encounter later in life. They need to think calmly and quietly about the various options that might lead to a solution, which applies to all problems we face in our lives.

I make the student think deeply about the problem which over time makes them a mature thinker. This will help them in their later Math courses.

You may contact me with any questions that have been bothering you about Math problems you always wanted to understand but never got a good answer from any teacher.


Education

Fordham University
Mathematics
University of Rochester
PhD

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Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I have taught Statistics for many years.

Elementary Education

Common Core

Common Core

I have taught and tutored Mathematics at all levels for many years, including Fairfield University, the University of Bridgeport, Harding High School in Bridgeport plus tutored grade school students. My students tend to do very well on their Math tests after being tutored by me. I've had D students begin to get A's on their tests. How is this possible? Math is not really as imperturbable or difficult as people generally make it out to be. If I can change your attitude about Math and build up your confidence in doing it, you will start to find Math enjoyable and very doable. That is my goal: to make you more confident about Math. There is a story of a Math tutor (not me) who tutored a student only by telling him that he could do each problem without telling him anything more. Each time the tutor said "you can do this", the student was able to do the problem. The issue here was the student had a complete lack of confidence that prevented him from thinking clearly when confronted with a Math problem. There is another story of a student who liked money and was told to think of every problem as a money problem. This enabled that student to begin ace-ing his Math tests. It's all about confidence not brains! You already have the brains. What you need is confidence. There is no reason what you can't be one of the "smart" Math students once you become confident!

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Calculus for many years at Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry in HS in Bridgeport.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Statistics for many years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Calculus for many years at Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I took Finite Math while doing my undergraduate work at Fordham University. I specialized in Algebraic studies after I received my PhD from the University of Rochester. Finite Math is just basically a mixture of Algebra and Statistics, both of which I have taught for many years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry in HS in Bridgeport.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Statistics for many years.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Calculus for many years at Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry in HS in Bridgeport.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Statistics for many years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Calculus for many years at Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry in HS in Bridgeport.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Statistics for many years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I have taught and tutored Mathematics at all levels for many years, including Fairfield University, the University of Bridgeport, Harding High School in Bridgeport plus tutored grade school students. My students tend to do very well on their Math tests after being tutored by me. I've had D students begin to get A's on their tests. How is this possible? Math is not really as imperturbable or difficult as people generally make it out to be. If I can change your attitude about Math and build up your confidence in doing it, you will start to find Math enjoyable and very doable. That is my goal: to make you more confident about Math. There is a story of a Math tutor (not me) who tutored a student only by telling him that he could do each problem without telling him anything more. Each time the tutor said "you can do this", the student was able to do the problem. The issue here was the student had a complete lack of confidence that prevented him from thinking clearly when confronted with a Math problem. There is another story of a student who liked money and was told to think of every problem as a money problem. This enabled that student to begin ace-ing his Math tests. It's all about confidence not brains! You already have the brains. What you need is confidence. There is no reason what you can't be one of the "smart" Math students once you become confident!
ACT Math, SAT Math

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John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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John is Knowledgeable and provides easy to understand explanations on the problems. His instructions were easy to follow. All questions were answered with a rationale that helps to hardwire the necessary foundations of statistics. I like that he uses the whiteboard to show how to solve the problem step by step in real time. Its like having a fact to face tutor in the same room.

Dee, 2 lessons with John

A tutor who is totally capable and very willing to help!

Dr. John helped me prepare for my College Finite Math final. I was really struggling with the content. I had one long session with him and it made a huge difference. I appreciate his calm and thorough explanation of the content.

Stacie, 1 lesson with John

Great

He did his best. Got the results I hope to get. He is a patient person too. He was very helpful throughout and put the one hour I had with him into a good use . He is a good teacher, he knows how to explain things. Was not in a hurry, he works very well with me through out the one hour

Joys, 1 lesson with John

Just what we needed!

John was kind, flexible, and did a fantastic job helping my son feel more confident and prepared as he entered his finite math exam. I highly recommend John for your challenging college math needs!

Katy, 2 lessons with John

Great

He's very patient and knowledgeable. Make the problems easier to understand. One of the best tutors that I ever had. I would definitely recommend him. He makes learning math more easy and fun.

Briana, 8 lessons with John

Doing Great

John is working with my daughter, she's in college and so far she really likes working with him. My daughter is looking forward to their next session. And she told me she is already understanding John

Darla, 6 lessons with John

Knowledgeable

We did translations and rotations of 90 degrees. We saw how to calculate the coordinates of a point in the Cartesian Plane and how to translate and rotate that point 90 degrees.

Marcela, 9 lessons with John

John showed me different ways to approach the problem.

John is a great communicator, He was on time and patient and he quickly understood what I needed and we tackled it. This is a great platform to connect to tutors like John.

Valerie, 1 lesson with John

Knowledge and easy to understand

The session was productive and easy to understand. I learned PEMDAS calculations, distances between points, graphing using the x- and y - intercepts, circles and evaluation of equations. We also did the mid-point of a line segment.

Viviane, 19 lessons with John
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