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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

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

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Travel charges may apply beyond ten miles.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/16/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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.
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, 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.
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 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, 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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was 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.
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.
Algebra 2

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.

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.
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 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

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was 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

Examples of Expertise


Jon has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (819 ratings)
5 star
(744)
4 star
(64)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(3)
1 star
(5)

Reviews


Looks like a good fit

My son enjoyed his first math SAT tutoring session with Jon. He said he “definitely knows his stuff” and my son is confident he will really help him raise his score.

Laura, 6 lessons with Jon

Knowledgeable and Patient

ACT test prep. My son enjoyed his first lesson with Jon and will be working with him soon. I highly recommend Jon for test prep. Knowledgeable and patient. My son was able to apply the information Jon provided to his practice test.

Michelle, 2 lessons with Jon

Great SAT Tutor

Search no further for a brilliant, gifted, passionate, and inspiring tutor! I looked forward to sessions with Coach P. to help prepare for SAT and ACT tests. Coach Jon is extremely knowledgeable about all topics relating to English and mathematics. He is on another level of any tutor you will find and does it for the joy of it. I consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have met him.

Vic, 19 lessons with Jon

Thank you!

My daughter worked with Jon for a month and a half, through 2 SAT tests. The first test she took after 5 sessions with Jon. Her score increased 90 points. She just returned home from the 2nd test and feels even more confident that she aced it. She was so prepared for each section. She couldn’t have done it without his help. My daughter said he gets 5 stars for each lesson he taught!! Thank you Jon! I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Dianne, 15 lessons with Jon

Knowledgable and patient

Jon has helped me regain my confidence after 20 years put of school. I have learned more in 2 tutor sessions with Jon then I have in months. Job's calm and supportive approach to teaching is spot on. His explanations are precise and make sense.

Kelly, 11 lessons with Jon

Coach gets it!

My daughter actually had fun with Coach for her 1st lesson last night. She was amazed that Coach gets her humor when most people take time to think and react. He is very knowledgeable and explain answers to her in simple ways that she always have this ohh moments! Will definitely have more sessions with him and will be recommending to friends 👍

Sean Avryl, 1 lesson with Jon

He was quite helpful

Did the non calculator math section. I think it helped. He suggested we start with one hr. I am thinking of signing up for more hours with Jon in the next week or so.

Shivakumar, 8 lessons with Jon

Great tutoring

Brayden took his SAT test today and remarked on how he could hear your voice in certain parts of the test telling him what to do. Hoping for a great score! Thanks for your help!

Brayden, 15 lessons with Jon

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, 16 lessons with Jon
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$50/hour

Jon P.

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