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Jonathan M.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell
Chemical Engineering

Education

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (Chemical Engineering)

About Jonathan

Hello my name is Jonathan and I am a chemical engineer graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. My objective is to help students understand science and mathematics, which are my two favorite subjects. One of the main reasons why I comprehend science and mathematics well is because of my problem solving techniques. In both subjects but mainly in mathematics, there are approaches to reduce the problem into multiple steps which increases your chance to solve the problem; reducing the problem is one of the main techniques that will make you an efficient problem solver. Once you are able to find the correct approach, you will realize that the other problems are similar. It is important to make sure to breakdown the problem into steps or else you will have a difficult time trying to obtain the solution. After taking a lot of science and mathematics courses during college, I am confident in tutoring students from the elementary to the college level in science and mathematics.

I was a former tutor at Lowell High School during my freshman year of college and currently tutor students around the Malden, MA area. I would like to learn how kids interpret problems so I can be more helpful in developing their problem solving techniques. For tutoring, I like the students to use scrap paper and to approach each problem step by step. When they have difficulty on a certain problem, they can refer back on their scrap paper and use it to solve the problem. Once they feel very comfortable understanding the subject, I will give them a quiz to see how well they can retain the material.
Hello my name is Jonathan and I am a chemical engineer graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. My objective is to help students understand science and mathematics, which are my two favorite subjects. One of the Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02145
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In-person lessons
English:
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics

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ACT Math

I took the ACTs twice and the section I had my best success in was in math. I also took courses like algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry in high school; Developed an understanding of the ACTs material.

Algebra 1

Took Algebra 1 freshman year of high school; one of my favorite courses. In Algebra one, you have solve for the unknown variable in the equation. For example 80= 5x +20, where x would equal 12.

Algebra 2

Took algebra 2 junior year of high school. Algebra 2 is more advanced than algebra 1, but the problems are still similar.

Biology

Taken biology junior year of high school; biology is a science based on memorization. When I took biology, I had to determined a method to memorize the material.

Chemical Engineering

I am a Chemical Engineering graduate. Core courses went in depth with integration and derivation of mathematical equations, understanding the theory and driving force behind the reaction. Main core classes are Material and Energy Balances, Thermodynamics, Separations with Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer, Chemical Reactions, and Process Dynamic & Controls.

Economics

Taken economics my senior year of high school and as a freshman in college. In economics, you learn how the business operates. The main focus were profit and efficiency.

Geometry

Taken geometry in my sophomore year of high school. In geometry, use the given information to solve the unknown variable (area, angle, and length) of given the shape.

Organic Chemistry

I have taken Organic Chemistry in college. You have to determine the reaction of the organic compound by figuring out what type of compound it is. Organic chemistry heavily focuses on the drawing of carbon molecules and bonding energy.

Physical Science

Taken physical science in middle school and a little bit in high school. Physical science has a little of every science combined in one. Also tutor students in similar subjects like physics, chemistry and biology.

Physics

Taken physics in both freshman year of high school and college. Physics is the science that is based on mathematics and a little memorization. Have to know certain laws like Newton's law for example. Determine formula (s) required to solve the problem.

Prealgebra

Took prealgebra in middle. Prealgebra is just learning the proper problem solving technique before getting into algebra 1 & 2. For example, 20= 10-5 + x.

Precalculus

Taken precalculus a little in high school and calculus I freshman year of college. In precalculus, you solve problems by using derivatives. Also determine the domain, range, and asymptotes.

SAT Math

Have taken the SAT twice. Mathematics was the section I scored the highest out of the three. The mathematics section heavily focuses on algebra and geometry. Have to you certain problem solving techniques like process of elimination (since SAT are all multiple choice) to solve the problem.

Trigonometry

Have taken Trigonometry in my senior year of high school. In trigonometry requires you need to know how to interpret graph and finding the limits on the graphs.

Vocabulary

Determine the best way to learn the vocabulary most preferably by flash cards. Quiz yourself until you get a 100 and feel comfortable with the material.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell
Chemical Engineering

Education

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (Chemical Engineering)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02145.