John D.

Redding, CT


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University College Galway


University College Galway (English)

About John

I am an established, experienced English and Math and Test Prep tutor. I cover elementary school through high school level English and math, including homeschooling assistance. I tutor the math and English portions of the SAT, ACT, ISEE and SSAT.

My goal is to connect with the student. We start by going over the fundamentals of the subject, the basics of problem solving and work from there to foster independent thinking. I am friendly, patient and very persistent. I can assist with classwork and homework. I will assign supplemental work to advance in the subject area as needed or desired. My goal - to ultimately work myself out of a job!

For standardized test preparation - we review the most frequently tested concepts, go over proven test-taking tips and strategies, and practice exams. Together we develop a strategy that best fits your strengths to the test and minimizes any weakness or anxiety. By building skills, we build confidence and maximize your score.

I am committed to helping my students attain their academic goals; their progress is my most important benchmark. I believe in developing individualized curriculum tailored to the unique learning styles and academic needs of each of my students. I create a positive learning environment where all my students can succeed. I work to inspire a lifelong love of learning by encouraging all students to fulfill their potential. I strive to create lasting relationships with my students and their families. I am patient, I work with rather than against the student's natural pace.

Flexibility and Willingness to Learn

Some students learn by rote memorization, while others need pictures, diagrams, and color-coded note cards. I am always prepared and I know the material and I'm patient. Flexibility not only accommodates doing what the student wants and at the natural pace of the student, but also necessitates a willingness to find ways to show the concepts in more than the way the book or teacher does. Many times, this has to be done spontaneously upon questioning by the student, so impromptu examples can draw on what the student likes or knows more about (movies, music, current news all are good ways to provide flexibility in comparison to examples from an outdated textbook).

Humor and Friendliness

An important attribute that I have is a sense of humor and I am genuine. This is especially true when working with young children, and students with special needs and/or low self-esteem. These traits help raise the student's beliefs in one's self and minimize the stigma of tutoring and reluctance to speak up when in doubt. For effective tutoring sessions, I believe in an open dialogue, and a calming, respectful environment.
I have been a tutor for the last 8 years. I have worked for such tutoring companies as Tutoring Club, Jefferson Prep, Greenwich Prep, Fairfield Tutors, My Tutor & Me and Hoffman Tutoring. I have prepared students for the CMT, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT and the GMAT. Also, I have tutored students in math, study skills, critical reading skills and writing.
I am an established, experienced English and Math and Test Prep tutor. I cover elementary school through high school level English and math, including homeschooling assistance. I tutor the math and English portions of the Read more

2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Redding, CT 06896
ACT Math, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science
Microsoft PowerPoint
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Career Development, GMAT, Microsoft PowerPoint
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB, Bar Exam, Career Development, CBEST, CFA, CLAST, College Counseling, COOP/HSPT, GED, GMAT, ISEE,
LSAT, MCAT, MCSA, Praxis, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7, SOL, SSAT, TAKS, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

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I have been tutoring students in all subjects of the ISEE for 7 years.

SAT Reading

My tutoring approach is based on tailoring instruction to the individual learning styles of my students. I am experienced in creating and implementing curriculum in a variety of educational settings and to a broad range of ages and abilities

Study Skills

I taught a study skills workshop during the summer of 2007 and 2008 at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT. I am very familiar with the Readak program. I have been tutoring students in study skills for the past 6 years.

University College Galway


University College Galway (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 25 miles of Redding, CT 06896.

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