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Jordan has been fantastic at helping me understand calculus. Before working with him I felt like there was no chance I was going to be able to understand calculus. Jordan has been extremely patient with me and continues to teach me how to work through the problems not just explaining how to do them but the reasons behind why it works the way it does. He is a fantastic tutor and I recommend him to anyone looking for help in math.

Conversion factors, drip (flow) rates, calculations of children's doses, concentration and dilution, percentages & strength of medication. With the help of Jordan's tutoring skills I feel more confident when reading mathematical word problems and I am now able to solve for the answer.

Jordan helped me raise my physics grade over four percent in less than half a semester! Jordan explains both concepts and equations in a helpful and patient manner. I highly recommend him!

Jordan is a very reliable and great tutor! He helped my son a lot with his Algebra 1 stuff and is patient, always friendly and knowledgeable.

Thanks, Jordan and all the best.

My daughter seems confident and relieved...she gives off a very different vibe from what she seemed to feel about math even a month ago.

I think the intensive tutoring that Jordan's provided over the last three days has been very beneficial after having had weekly sessions over the last few months. It's great to see her seeming optimistic. We appreciate Jordan's flexibility and diligence!

Jordan's tutoring is very effective. He is quite knowledgeable, patient, and focuses on the material at hand for the student: i.e. he focuses on my needs.

Basically my mind works like the movie Memento when it comes to math. We went over the same thing for ages and I would forget it. I never felt for a minute like Jordan was bored or disgruntled.

In addition to helping my son understand his homework for AP physics C and AP calculus BC, Jordan manages to present alternate ways to understand how formulas can be applied to problems outside of those assigned. He's very thorough and patient and has done a great way of connecting with my son.

Jordan is very easy to get a hold of by phone text or email, and he was very understanding the few times that I was running late. He is extremely patient and explains things in a way that makes them incredibly easy to understand. He is able to make you understand the complexities of what is going on in a problem, and (if that's not what you're into) to show you the rules/tricks to solve them without thinking about those complexities. He understands that some concepts are very difficult, and he teaches from the perspective that the subject matter is hard, unlike some professors/tutors that love to say "It's that easy." after breezing through a problem that many students might not understand and then are unwilling to ask questions about.

Jordan is a very smart, organized, and patient tutor, which are all the traits you need in a tutor when struggling in a subject. He knew how to break down Calculus in a way where it didn't look like a foreign language to me anymore. Before I reached out to him I went through a few tutors to no avail. In our sessions with such little time, he was able to get me to understand very complex concepts that took me forever to learn from other tutors and even from my own professor. I would highly recommend anyone who is struggling in Calculus and struggling to find the right tutor to teach them to give Jordan a chance.

Jordan is positive and patient and encouraging; he's also amazingly available outside of tutoring for a quick followup or clarification. He'll go over over things to make sure they're right. His commitment makes it worth it. If he's late, he makes up the time. He's also very flexible with his own time. Oh and by the way, he knows his subjects and knows more than one way to teach them.

Very professional to deal with (quick answers, follow ups, etc.) and great in explaining very complicated subject in simple way. My two teenagers progressed very well and very quickly with Jordan (Advanced Algebra and BC Calculus). I highly recommend him.

Jordan did a great job reviewing calculus with my daughter. It was a last minute call, the night before an exam. He was able to come on a short notice and help my daughter who benefited a lot from the time spent with him. I wish I had found him before. My daughter's grade was the highest she ever had in Calculus after that session.

Jordan has been an all round excellent tutor- cleverly drawing on real life examples when explaining a problem. His vast experience as a tutor has taught him to be very good at designing extra questions for me to solve so I can better understand the material. To this end, he also devotes as much time as necessary - outside of tutoring hours - to help whenever I have a question. I couldn't have done so well in my physics class without him.

He also draws pretty pictures to accompany his examples!

Very good with people. Knows the concepts very well. Lets you decide exactly what you want to work on and doesn't waste time. Sort of expensive is the only downside.

Jordan knows his subjects well and has a patient, encouraging, and persistent way to make sure his students do too.

Jordan was incredibly awesome, helpful and patient with me. I am sure that I was not easy to tutor as I have a very hard time with math and get frustrated easily, but Jordan was always able to find a way to help explain the math in different ways to I understood it. He was very reliable and willing to accommodate his schedule. Highly recommended tutor, he invests a lot of himself in his students.

Me and my friend are studying Architecture. We needed help in structural engineering physics and Jordan has helped us to understand the subject. He also explained the Thermal heat transfer types as we needed to understand that for another class. It took us a while to coordinate the differences between the terms/abbreviations of regular physics and architectural structure. Other than that, Jordan was great. He tried his best to deliver the information and explain it clearly. He was very friendly, came on time, and gave us extra free hours. Also, he is very accessible and came to help us in such a short notice! Thanks Jordan.

Jordan has really made himself available to me since beginning our sessions. I am deeply appreciative of this as it helped me prepare and review concepts I didn't grasp for a mid term. Not only did I pass the mid term, but I'm beginning to feel more confident in the class overall because he is good at breaking down problems and communicating in my learning style.

The semester has now ended and I'm delighted to say that I passed this Math class!! I did work hard however, Jordan helped me stay focused, calm and positive which had every thing to do with me passing. His ability to explain concepts, patience when I'd forgotten something and reliable nature made this tutoring experience a winning combination. I am so very glad I selected him for tutoring this semester.

Jordan has been a wonderful tutor for my son in the understanding and mastery of Algebra Honors (high school) class material. He is kind, extremely patient, arrives on time, and is inventive in developing ways to teach the subject. The feedback that he provides after each lesson is comprehensive and helpful.

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I have had at least 4 years of experience tutoring prealgebra, beginning, and intermediate algebra as a university employee while studying graduate physics at San Diego State University.

Our program consisted of a "Math Lab" where beginning college students taking these classes could come in and work on their homework with free resources, including on-duty math tutors. As one of these tutors it was my responsibility to assist students with questions and to periodically check in on students who were studying in the lab.

Algebra 1 (or Elementary Algebra) introduces the use of variables in equations and usually concludes with the basic concept of functions.

The subject generally covers these topics:

*Substitution (replacing expressions with values)

*Simplifying Algebraic Expressions (cancelling comon factors, etc.)

*Writing Expressions and Equations (translating a paragraph into math)

*Solving Linear Equations (finding intersection points)

*Multiplying Binomials (F.O.I.L.)

*Inequalities (greater than or less than)

During my time as a graduate student at San Diego State University, I spent at least four years tutoring prealgebra, beginning, and intermediate algebra as a university employee.

Our program was based in a small room on campus, called the 'Math Lab' where young college students taking algebra classes were welcome to come in and work on their homework with free resources, including on-duty math tutors. As one of these tutors it was my responsibility to assist students with questions and to periodically check in on students using the lab.

Algebra 2 (or Intermediate Algebra) revolves mainly around the introduction, classification, and manipulation of functions of an indeterminate variable (i.e. equations symbolized by 'f(x)'). Successful completion of the course serves as an essential foundation for the future calculus student.

Algebra 2 generally covers these topics:

*Solving and Factoring Quadratic Equations (polynomials of degree 2)

*Solving Systems of Equations (finding the values of "x" and "y")

*Relationships between the Sides of an Equation (direct and inverse variations)

*Functions (mathematical relation between a dependent and independent variable)

*Matrices (used to solve systems of linear equations)

*Logarithms (inverse functions of exponential functions)

For over three years the University of Michigan employed me as a peer tutor for calculus students. This tutoring experience may well be my most significant qualification as a calculus tutor.

When you major in physics, you must be fluent in calculus and differential equations because physics cannot survive without advanced mathematics.

However, neither the time I spent earning my bachelors in Engineering Physics at U of M nor my time studying graduate physics at San Diego State University would help me efficiently share the methods of calculus. It was personal interaction with fellow students that gave me an edge.

Years of tutoring calculus sharpened my sense for how people learn math and science. I discovered the ability to connect any type of inquiring mind with abstract concepts by using concrete examples.

Consider the operation d/dx( f(x) ). It is difficult to know what these symbols are implying unless you might see that d/dx( x^2) = 2x, d/dx( x^3) = 3x^2, d/dx( x^4) = 4x^3, d/dx( x^5) = 5x^4. Eventually you might catch that the power of x in the parentheses drops down and becomes a coefficient in each equation. This is just one pattern you are guaranteed to learn with plenty of repetition.

For over three years the University of Michigan employed me as a peer tutor for physics students. This tutoring experience may be my most significant qualification as a physics tutor.

Neither the time I spent earning my bachelors in Engineering Physics at U of M nor my time studying graduate physics at San Diego State University could prepare me for efficiently sharing the knowledge of physics. That is, my studies did not prepare me nearly as well as did actively and personally working with fellow students.

Years of tutoring physics sharpened my sense for how people learn science. I discovered the ability to connect all types of inquiring minds with abstract concepts by using concrete examples.

Consider the formula d=vt. It is difficult to process the practical use of these symbols unless you might multiply 60mph by 2hrs to get 120 miles. Seeing this, it takes just a hint to realize this product tells us that driving 60mph for 2 hours straight can get us 120 miles down the road.

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