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Purdue University, West Lafayette
I have 9 years of experience teaching all levels of high school mathematics in the public schools. I also have more than 8 years of experience tutoring mathematics to students ranging from 7 years old through adult learners.
I have taught and/or tutored mathematics from basic addition and subtraction through calculus. I have also helped students prepare for the SAT (Aptitude and Subject), ACT, GED, MCAS and SCAT tests in mathematics.
All this experience has taught me that all students can learn math and that I have (and continue to develop) excellent skills in convincing students of their abilities and helping students succeed and even excel in mathematics (even if they have had difficulties in the past). I have 9 years of experience teaching all levels of high school mathematics in the public schools. I also have more than 8 years of experience tutoring mathematics to students ranging from 7 years old through adult learners.
I have taught and/or tutored mathematics from
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John has been working with my daughter on and off for approximately 6 months. He has always bent over backwards to find time to accommodate my daughter's schedule, which varies from week to week. John is very reliable and always comes to a session well prepared, with all necessary materials and ready to jump right in. His subject knowledge is comprehensive and his teaching style is engaging. I would highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for a math tutor, for a student of any age.
John is a patient tutor who helps explain in detail the concepts being taught. He also comes well prepared for lessons.
My son was glowing after his first tutoring session because he was so happy! It was nice to see his self esteem at it's best. He said, "Now I finally get it!" He was singing a monomial rap and I even caught him in the act of working on his math independently later in the day…a rare sight!
John was wonderful and we are looking forward to having him back next week!
John did a great job of preparing my son for his AP exam and final exam in Calculus. The focus of each tutoring session was left to the student, however John was great about back tracking so fundamental calculus concepts were understood before moving onto the next topic. He always provided an excellent summary of what topics were covered during each session and which topics required further exploration. I would highly recommend John as a tutor for AP calculus: I only wish we had found him sooner in the school year.
We've had a number of tutors work with my son but John is one of the best. He is calm, thorough and works very well with my son. I would recommend him to any one.
My daughter's math confidence has grown tremendously in just a couple of sessions with John. John's encouragement and knowledge have been just what she needed. Thank you!!
John was a great tutor for my daughter and helped her prepare for the math SAT test. He accommodated her busy schedule and was flexible with her tutoring times. He was always prompt, polite, and easy to get in touch with. After having her take a diagnostic test before their first session, he quickly identified what she needed the most help with and focused the sessions on those areas. He was well prepared for the sessions and, in addition to working with her in person, he provided her with several handouts on time management, test taking skills, practice problems etc. My daughter and I highly recommend John as a tutor!
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I have taken many courses to learn various programming languages. I have many years of professional experience as a programmer using many of these languages. And I also have had many years in teaching/tutoring others in how to program with these languages. These languages include, but are not limited to: C, Java, Pascal/Modula-2, Fortran, REXX and assembly language.
In addition to the strengthening and improvement of existing Math skills, my Math SAT preparation also includes:
-- "SAT Math". Many problems on the SAT are unlike any that students may have experienced in their Math classes at school. I help my students with "SAT Math" by a) expanding and deepening their understanding of the ideas behind Mathematics; b) showing them how to think on their feet and apply basic Mathematical concepts in novel situations; and c) pointing out a number of helpful "Have you ever noticed how..." facts that school teachers rarely have the time or mandate to teach.
-- Test-taking skills. The SAT is graded in a manner different from the way tests are graded at school. I help my students understand this and help them learn how to use this understanding to develop a test-taking strategy that will help them maximize their scores.
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