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Jon P.

Goal oriented, experienced test prep tutor specializing in SAT, ACT

Goal oriented, experienced test prep tutor specializing in SAT, ACT

$50/hour

  • 3,146 hours tutoring

  • Hull, MA 02045

About Jon


Bio

My degrees are in math and science, and I've been a writer for 40 years. I specialize in test prep, particularly for SAT and ACT. I cover all the bases: math, English, writing, reading, science, and strategy.

My teaching style is to be patient and supportive but persistent, always keeping the goal in mind. I design a schedule for each student depending on his/her abilities. With thousands of hours of SAT and ACT tutoring behind me, I know all the tricks to getting to the answer faster...

My degrees are in math and science, and I've been a writer for 40 years. I specialize in test prep, particularly for SAT and ACT. I cover all the bases: math, English, writing, reading, science, and strategy.

My teaching style is to be patient and supportive but persistent, always keeping the goal in mind. I design a schedule for each student depending on his/her abilities. With thousands of hours of SAT and ACT tutoring behind me, I know all the tricks to getting to the answer faster and all the traps the test designers set.


Education

Cornell University
math
M.I.T.
Masters

Policies

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  • Rate details: Travel charges may apply beyond ten miles.
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  • Background check passed on 10/16/2015

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Every time I teach a student, I emphasize using time and effort to the fullest extent possible. I, myself, have changed careers 4 times and each time had to learn entirely new facts and procedures. There is no specific formula for "study skills." Each student learns in a unique way, and it is up to the tutor to find the way that is best. My students believe I succeed in doing this. I have tutored over 110 hours in the last 8 months, and 32 out of 36 student ratings have been five stars.
Grammar

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been a writer and editor for 40 years. My articles appeared frequently in print and now online. I have studied the English portion of the ACT during my 15 years of tutoring and know all the tricks to getting the correct answers.
English,

English

I am a writer and I tutor English. I teach all aspects of English, with emphasis on proper grammar, use of idiom, and correct sentence structure. For more advanced students, I teach organization of longer essays, the precise use of vocabulary, and writing powerful and persuasive prose.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I've been a writer for 40 years. My articles still appear regularly online. For the last five years I've tutored SAT and I've studied the writing part of the test extensively.
ACT Reading, Grammar, SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. My score on the math SAT was 796 out of 800. I have tutored a great many children in math, and I believe in looking for the best way to explain a concept to each individual student. This is particularly important in algebra, which can be confusing to a lot of students.
English,

English

I am a writer and I tutor English. I teach all aspects of English, with emphasis on proper grammar, use of idiom, and correct sentence structure. For more advanced students, I teach organization of longer essays, the precise use of vocabulary, and writing powerful and persuasive prose.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. I've tutored many geometry students in the past year and they have all rated me highly. I scored 796 out of 800 on the math SAT, and I try to find the right method to communicate difficult concepts to each student, depending on his/her particular ability.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a math major in college (Cornell). I have helped students who have gotten behind to catch up and those who are doing all right to excel. Algebra -- even prealgebra -- can be intimidating at first, but it is really not that hard. I use different approaches; sometimes an alternate explanation is effective. I have a relaxed style that puts students at ease in confronting what might look daunting. I am patient and supportive, but persistent.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was a a math major at Cornell and I scored 796 on the math SAT. I approach SAT as the game that it is -- a contest between the test-maker and the test-taker. Multiple-choice questions are very different from open-ended ones, and require a different approach. I've helped many students achieve high scores. I concentrate on the material that most often appears on the test. I teach strategy, from the right way to structure the essay to the best way to approach multiple-choice questions, and all the little tricks in between.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Every time I teach a student, I emphasize using time and effort to the fullest extent possible. I, myself, have changed careers 4 times and each time had to learn entirely new facts and procedures. There is no specific formula for "study skills." Each student learns in a unique way, and it is up to the tutor to find the way that is best. My students believe I succeed in doing this. I have tutored over 110 hours in the last 8 months, and 32 out of 36 student ratings have been five stars.
Algebra 2, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was a math major at Cornell, and my experience as a consultant to a game company added to my expertise in taking tests like ACT, which is essentially a game. I can pass on the techniques of answering multiple-choice questions to students who often neglect this factor. Of course, there's nothing that beats knowing the material, and that is the primary focus, but the actual test is a unique experience which the student needs to prepare for in its entirety.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. My score on the math SAT was 796 out of 800. I have tutored a great many children in math, and I believe in looking for the best way to explain a concept to each individual student. This is particularly important in algebra, which can be confusing to a lot of students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. I've tutored many geometry students in the past year and they have all rated me highly. I scored 796 out of 800 on the math SAT, and I try to find the right method to communicate difficult concepts to each student, depending on his/her particular ability.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a math major in college (Cornell). I have helped students who have gotten behind to catch up and those who are doing all right to excel. Algebra -- even prealgebra -- can be intimidating at first, but it is really not that hard. I use different approaches; sometimes an alternate explanation is effective. I have a relaxed style that puts students at ease in confronting what might look daunting. I am patient and supportive, but persistent.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was a a math major at Cornell and I scored 796 on the math SAT. I approach SAT as the game that it is -- a contest between the test-maker and the test-taker. Multiple-choice questions are very different from open-ended ones, and require a different approach. I've helped many students achieve high scores. I concentrate on the material that most often appears on the test. I teach strategy, from the right way to structure the essay to the best way to approach multiple-choice questions, and all the little tricks in between.
Algebra 2

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. My score on the math SAT was 796 out of 800. I have tutored a great many children in math, and I believe in looking for the best way to explain a concept to each individual student. This is particularly important in algebra, which can be confusing to a lot of students.
English,

English

I am a writer and I tutor English. I teach all aspects of English, with emphasis on proper grammar, use of idiom, and correct sentence structure. For more advanced students, I teach organization of longer essays, the precise use of vocabulary, and writing powerful and persuasive prose.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. I've tutored many geometry students in the past year and they have all rated me highly. I scored 796 out of 800 on the math SAT, and I try to find the right method to communicate difficult concepts to each student, depending on his/her particular ability.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a math major in college (Cornell). I have helped students who have gotten behind to catch up and those who are doing all right to excel. Algebra -- even prealgebra -- can be intimidating at first, but it is really not that hard. I use different approaches; sometimes an alternate explanation is effective. I have a relaxed style that puts students at ease in confronting what might look daunting. I am patient and supportive, but persistent.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Every time I teach a student, I emphasize using time and effort to the fullest extent possible. I, myself, have changed careers 4 times and each time had to learn entirely new facts and procedures. There is no specific formula for "study skills." Each student learns in a unique way, and it is up to the tutor to find the way that is best. My students believe I succeed in doing this. I have tutored over 110 hours in the last 8 months, and 32 out of 36 student ratings have been five stars.
Algebra 2

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Every time I teach a student, I emphasize using time and effort to the fullest extent possible. I, myself, have changed careers 4 times and each time had to learn entirely new facts and procedures. There is no specific formula for "study skills." Each student learns in a unique way, and it is up to the tutor to find the way that is best. My students believe I succeed in doing this. I have tutored over 110 hours in the last 8 months, and 32 out of 36 student ratings have been five stars.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I've tutored ACT for 10 years. The science part of the test is improved by practice and correct strategy. I made games for ten years and understand the strategy as well as the material.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Every time I teach a student, I emphasize using time and effort to the fullest extent possible. I, myself, have changed careers 4 times and each time had to learn entirely new facts and procedures. There is no specific formula for "study skills." Each student learns in a unique way, and it is up to the tutor to find the way that is best. My students believe I succeed in doing this. I have tutored over 110 hours in the last 8 months, and 32 out of 36 student ratings have been five stars.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. My score on the math SAT was 796 out of 800. I have tutored a great many children in math, and I believe in looking for the best way to explain a concept to each individual student. This is particularly important in algebra, which can be confusing to a lot of students.
GED,

GED

I've specialized in tutoring students in how to pass standardized, mainly multiple-choice, tests. To a considerable extent, passing the GED involves using proper strategy. My background includes math major at Cornell, master's degree in meteorology from MIT, and 30 years experience as a writer. I also worked for a game-making company for several years, and approaching this test as a contest between test-makers and test-takers is helpful. All of my GED students have given me WyzAnt's highest rating of 5 stars.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree from MIT. I've tutored many geometry students in the past year and they have all rated me highly. I scored 796 out of 800 on the math SAT, and I try to find the right method to communicate difficult concepts to each student, depending on his/her particular ability.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was a a math major at Cornell and I scored 796 on the math SAT. I approach SAT as the game that it is -- a contest between the test-maker and the test-taker. Multiple-choice questions are very different from open-ended ones, and require a different approach. I've helped many students achieve high scores. I concentrate on the material that most often appears on the test. I teach strategy, from the right way to structure the essay to the best way to approach multiple-choice questions, and all the little tricks in between.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Every time I teach a student, I emphasize using time and effort to the fullest extent possible. I, myself, have changed careers 4 times and each time had to learn entirely new facts and procedures. There is no specific formula for "study skills." Each student learns in a unique way, and it is up to the tutor to find the way that is best. My students believe I succeed in doing this. I have tutored over 110 hours in the last 8 months, and 32 out of 36 student ratings have been five stars.
Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been a writer and editor for 40 years. My articles appeared frequently in print and now online. I have studied the English portion of the ACT during my 15 years of tutoring and know all the tricks to getting the correct answers.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was a math major at Cornell, and my experience as a consultant to a game company added to my expertise in taking tests like ACT, which is essentially a game. I can pass on the techniques of answering multiple-choice questions to students who often neglect this factor. Of course, there's nothing that beats knowing the material, and that is the primary focus, but the actual test is a unique experience which the student needs to prepare for in its entirety.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I've tutored ACT for 10 years. The science part of the test is improved by practice and correct strategy. I made games for ten years and understand the strategy as well as the material.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I was a math major at Cornell; I have a master's degree in meteorology from MIT; I have been a writer for 30 years. I have tutored students in all the standardized tests including GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, SSAT, GMAT, and FCAT. I teach both material, and the proper strategy in approaching multiple-choice questions.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

ASVAB is a multiple-choice test. This kind of test requires a special kind of preparation. Proper use of time is crucial, and the approach to a multiple-choice question is much different from a normal test question. I teach the material that most often appears on the test as well as all aspects of strategy. All of my WyzAnt ASVAB students have rated me 5 stars, the highest rating on the WyzAnt scale.
GED,

GED

I've specialized in tutoring students in how to pass standardized, mainly multiple-choice, tests. To a considerable extent, passing the GED involves using proper strategy. My background includes math major at Cornell, master's degree in meteorology from MIT, and 30 years experience as a writer. I also worked for a game-making company for several years, and approaching this test as a contest between test-makers and test-takers is helpful. All of my GED students have given me WyzAnt's highest rating of 5 stars.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was a a math major at Cornell and I scored 796 on the math SAT. I approach SAT as the game that it is -- a contest between the test-maker and the test-taker. Multiple-choice questions are very different from open-ended ones, and require a different approach. I've helped many students achieve high scores. I concentrate on the material that most often appears on the test. I teach strategy, from the right way to structure the essay to the best way to approach multiple-choice questions, and all the little tricks in between.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I've been a writer for 40 years. My articles still appear regularly online. For the last five years I've tutored SAT and I've studied the writing part of the test extensively.
TEAS,

TEAS

I was a math major at Cornell and I have a master's degree in meteorology from MIT. I have written for magazines, newspapers, and online journals. I have tutored math, English and science for more than 3 years. I teach multiple-choice test strategy as well as material, focusing on the best way to approach multiple-choice questions.
ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (694 ratings)
5 star
(625)
4 star
(59)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(5)

Reviews


Knowledegable and Organized

Jon is an excellent tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable and particularly helpful with strategies that prepare students for the SAT/ACT. Jon has a very organized plan for helping his students achieve success!

Trish, 10 lessons with Jon

Great tutor.

My daughter gains confidence after each lesson. He has a plan and teaches my daughter common tricks for the test. Ease of online tutor has been great. SAT test is in a few weeks.

Charles, 11 lessons with Jon

Makes things easy to understand

Jon covered a lot during the lesson and explained things in a way that was easy to understand. My daughter felt she had done well and understood most of what was covered.

Rachel, 7 lessons with Jon

Well versed on subject matter

Able to identify weakness quickly and drill down to relevant concepts. Helped set short and long term goals and tailored coaching to them. Was beneficial in preparing for the test.

Richard, 5 lessons with Jon

Great tutor

Jon helped my daughter with the ACT. He was excellent. He prepared her for all subject areas. She appreciated meeting him in person for the sessions and felt well prepared for the test.

Beth, 4 lessons with Jon

knowledgeable instructor

Jon is a good tutor for the AFOQT. He is very familiar with the exam, and offers tips to help improve your score and time.

Ryan, 2 lessons with Jon

Knowledge and patience

Coach is s very qualified, knowledgeable and excellent tutor goes over everything in detail if not understood by student. I as a parent would highly recommended “Coach”, I give him more than 5 stars- I personally would give Coach 10 stars, he is way above that, very impressed!

Leisha, 5 lessons with Jon

Very knowledgeable and patient teacher.

My son had his first lesson with Jon. He walked out of the room saying Jon is a very good teacher. First my son was hesitant to go for session. He is looking forward for the next session with Jon. --Bikram

Bikramjit, 9 lessons with Jon

Competent, Helpful and Kind Tutor

Mr. P. has been tutoring me for my upcoming ACT and SAT tests for the past six weeks. During that time, my reading scores have improved, and my comprehension of the math and writing sections is significantly improved. Mr. P. has instructed me on how to study as well as what to study. He is an excellent tutor that I recommend to anyone.

Kenyon, 16 lessons with Jon
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