Tutor--all subjects, all grade levels
Tutor--all subjects, all grade levels
I have honed my skills to the point of expertise as a teacher/tutor over the course of many years in classroom and 1:1 settings with students at schools like Miami Country Day School (Miami Shores), St. Stephen's (Coconut Grove), St. Agnes (Key Biscayne), and Ransom Everglades (Coconut Grove). I have extensive experience with students across the childhood spectrum from PK3 to high school. I bring my subject area knowledge, patience, and creativity to bear in all of my lessons; I will work...
I have honed my skills to the point of expertise as a teacher/tutor over the course of many years in classroom and 1:1 settings with students at schools like Miami Country Day School (Miami Shores), St. Stephen's (Coconut Grove), St. Agnes (Key Biscayne), and Ransom Everglades (Coconut Grove). I have extensive experience with students across the childhood spectrum from PK3 to high school. I bring my subject area knowledge, patience, and creativity to bear in all of my lessons; I will work tirelessly to help your child understand the work s/he is being asked to do in school, whether reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, science, social studies or math---preferably math, my favorite, but I've taught/tutored it all for over 20 years---or test prep (SSAT, ISEE, SAT, ACT).
School is hard for A LOT of kids, for any of a number of reasons: the material is just plain old difficult or confusing; the foundation has never been laid for this year's expectations; the student learns differently than this year's teacher teaches. . . to name a few. For a student to learn, besides having a skilled teacher, s/he must develop the proper habits of mind, attention, and perseverance. If your child is struggling at all in school, I'm someone who can "unlock the box of learning" as one parent of a student of mine once told me.
On the other hand, you might have a child who is "doing well" in school, at least as far as her/his grades are concerned, but seems to be missing something (enthusiasm for learning you might call it). If so, I am available to offer a customized enrichment program that will ignite your child's imagination, and give her/him the chance to: learn something new, out of the box, geared to her/his interests, and definitely "unschool-like;" use a new tool; make something with her/his own hands; experience the sort of "failure, engineering style" that teaches children to come back to a problem over and over again with renewed interest and resolve. In short, I will show your child how to love learning, doing, and mak
John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 20 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Patient, direct, and productive tutor
John was patient and direct with my 6th grader who was not feeling the love for having a tutor. It did not take long for him to cut through a bit of attitude, and they ended up working through a few math concept and math lessons in the hour he was here.Sara, 1 lesson with John
He helped my daughter for her SSAT
He was excellent and patient, my daughter felt so confident to present her exam. She liked the classes so much and he was always on time. His tips where very useful for the exam.Claudia, 2 lessons with John
Amazing and knowledgeable tutor
John tutors my son for the SSAT and he has provided him with incredibly valuable advice that helped my son get a great score on his first try at the exam after only four lessons. It is clear that John is seasoned and over the years has been able to customize his tutoring sessions to the individual needs of the child. He quickly identifies your child'S weak areas and focuses on strengthening them in an efficient manner, resulting in quick results and higher scores. I highly recommend John as a tutor.Rochelle, 7 lessons with John
John is awesome!
I was immediately impressed with John’s ability to clearly explain principles and concepts with enthusiasm and patience. John reaches a child on their individual level enabling the child to trust and embrace the skills John teaches them. John's focus is not solely on increasing grade point average but strives for the child’s broadened success in all aspects of their lives. Perseverance, hard work, dedication and seeking assistance when necessary are life lessons which once learned and applied result in personal growth and success across the board!Michelle, 15 lessons with John
Great tutor! Very friendly!
John has been helping my son since August 2012. He always comes well prepared to do something new with vocabulary, reading, and science. Brings his own books and materials, suggests strategies and proposals. My son is excited and as parents we see progress and motivation. John esta ayudando a mi hijo desde Agosto 2012. El siempre viene bien preparado para hacer cosa nuevas como vocabulario, reading, y ciencias. Trae sus propios libros y materiales, sugiere estrategias y propuestas. Mi hijo esta entusiasmado y como padres vemos progreso y motivacion.Damian, 33 lessons with John
John tutored my son for his ISEE test. He was incredibly patient with him, who tends to space off and was able to get him to concentrate on the material that was being explained. John was also very fair when it came to scheduling tutoring sessions. He was very truthful in the amount of hours that my child needed and did not try to "sell" me more hours. I would definitely seek John's services, should the need arise! Thank you, John. You were great!!! John ayudo a mi hijo a prepararse par el examen de ISEE. Fue increiblemente paciente con el, siendo mi hijo uno de esos ninos que se desconcentra muy rápido y logro ensenarle todas las materias necesarias. También me gusto mucho el hecho que no trato de venderme mas horas de las que mi hijo necesitaba. Si necesitásemos mas ayuda tutorial, definitivamente contactaría a John de nuevo. Mil gracias, John!FADIA, 6 lessons with John
I hired John to tutor my 10 year old son for his upcoming standardized tests. From the first meeting, he was able to connect with my son and help him grasp concepts he didn't understand before. He does it in a manner that's relaxed but focused. After each session, my son feels he "learned a lot", comes out feeling upbeat and looks forward to the next session with him. I think we've found the right tutor. UPDATE: My son took his standardized test and did significantly better than in his practice tests in most areas. John was not just instrumental in getting him ready for it, but he went above and beyond by offering to write a letter of recommendation for one of the schools we are applying to, where he is an instructor. He also offered to introduce him to other kids that play chess at the school, this being one of my son’s interests. In addition, he was flexible in arranging times to meet with us and was a pleasure to work with. John really cares about his students. He will do whatever is in his power to make sure kids learn and succeed. He is a true teacher and I recommend him without reservation.Maria, 6 lessons with John
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