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John S.

Shirley, MA

$42/hour

EZ Math: Mathematics made easy

In-person lessons
2000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/18/15
4.8 average from 523 ratings
Really patient and explains throughly
— Kasturi, Bedford, MA on 7/23/17

$42/Hour


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Purdue University, West Lafayette

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette

About John

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 basic addition and subtraction through calculus. I have also helped
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

- Discounts are available for multiple hour and/or multiple student lessons. - The rate may seem high but there is no charge for the time and expenses of preparation and travel.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Shirley, MA 01464
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Really patient and explains throughly"

- Kasturi, Bedford, MA on 7/23/17

"Methodical and patient"

- Paul, Huntington Beach, CA on 12/6/17

"Very patient and understanding"

- Angie, Dracut, MA on 10/16/17

"Great Algebra II & Trig Tutor"

- Sharry, Fitchburg, MA on 5/21/17

"Excellent tutor!"

- Magdalena, Concord, MA on 1/24/17

"Knowledgeable and patient teacher"

- Sunita, Acton, MA on 12/23/16

"Knowledgeable and Nice"

- Christine, Carlisle, MA on 10/13/16

"Responsive to requests"

- Paulette, Tyngsboro, MA on 8/23/16

"Very knowledgable!"

- Shannon, Leominster, MA on 5/10/16

"Knowledgeable"

- Denice, Lancaster, MA on 2/24/16

"Prompt, prepared and professional."

- David, Groton, MA on 2/17/16

"Extremely knowledgeable and flexible tutor."

- Michael, Bolton, MA on 11/11/15

"Patient and Knowledgeable tutor"

- Carol, Westford, MA on 7/14/15

"Very knowledgeable and kind. Really knows how to reach students."

- Becky, Lunenburg, MA on 7/10/15

"Great tutor with excellent communication"

- Julie, Rutland, MA on 5/16/14

"Wonderful"

- Caroline, Lancaster, MA on 4/10/14

"Very patient and thorough"

- Andrea, Pepperell, MA on 8/24/13

"Encouraging"

- Lisa, Westford, MA on 10/26/12

"Well prepared and a great math SAT tutor"

- Sandy, Dunstable, MA on 10/7/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
C,
Java, Pascal

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C

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.

Pascal

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 (and Modula-2), Fortran, REXX and assembly language.

SAT Math

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. I help my students learn strategies for answering individual questions and for the test as a whole (time-management, in particular).

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Really patient and explains throughly

Honestly John explained the concepts better than my math teacher did in school. He doesn't speak about math like you're some expert or an idiot, he doesn't talk over your head using jargon. He tells you what things mean and how they work in simple, everyday terms. He connects the dots between math concepts and shows you how they relate. John really knows what he's doing, he doesn't push people to

— Kasturi, Bedford, MA on 7/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

- Discounts are available for multiple hour and/or multiple student lessons. - The rate may seem high but there is no charge for the time and expenses of preparation and travel.

Travel policy

John will travel within 25 miles of Shirley, MA 01464.