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John T.

Ellicott City, MD

$60/hour

Doctoral-level tutoring for Maths, Stats, Sciences, SAT/ACT, and GRE

Background check passed as of 3/30/16
4.9 average from 598 ratings
Great tutor!
— Julie, Columbia, MD on 6/19/15

$60/Hour


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University of Kansas
Organismal Biology
University of Kansas
PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Kansas (Organismal Biology)

University of Kansas (PhD)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

About John

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NOTE: I currently have the following time slots available:

College/adults: I have every morning open until around 2:30
or 3 pm (Tuesdays before noon)

Mondays before 4 pm and after 6:30 pm
Tuesdays before 12 pm and after 7:30 pm
Wednesdays before 3 pm
Thursdays before 2:30 pm
Fridays before 3:30 pm, from 5 to 7 pm, and after 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 7:30 am to 10 am and after 7 pm

Bookings for slots in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends
are running about 3-4 weeks in advance (i.e. schedule now
in order to start with me in about a month from now).
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John has a passion for working with people who endeavor to learn and develop their intellects and is listed among the Wyzant Top 100 Tutors for 2015.

Background: John grew up in Northeast Kansas working on farms since the age of 11. He graduated from a small rural high school and earned his BS and PhD degrees in biological sciences from the University of Kansas. An award-winning instructor, John taught extensively on the undergraduate and graduate level during his PhD program. While a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the National Cancer Institute, John earned his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. As a Fellow, John completed four years of mentored research in the NCI's Laboratory of Metabolism where he applied mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to radiation biomarker development. He then joined the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology at the Georgetown University. During these years, John was recognized multiple times for the quality of his research. His seminal publications in radiation metabolomics research have been cited over 400 times in the peer-reviewed literature.

Currently: John works as a public health research consultant and also tutors extensively. Since his start in November 2013, he logged nearly 500 hours of one-on-one tutoring with StudyPoint Inc. Before leaving the company to work independently, John was promoted to the distinguished level of Tutor Premiere. John is now writing advanced study guides for the ACT, SAT, and GRE, based on his more than 1,000 hours of one-on-one test prep tutoring experience. He currently teaches SAT and ACT classes at a test prep academy in Ellicott City.

John's philosophy is based on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle of learning. "How we spend our time determines what we are good at. If we spend our time on entertainment, then we will be great at being entertained. But if we spend our time solving problems, then we will become extraordinary problem-solvers." John takes a holistic approach to tutoring by addressing habits and lifestyle as well as academic performance. John always begins a tutoring relationship by learning about his students' habits and lifestyles and offering recommendations for changes. Establishing an optimal lifestyle of learning is foundational to achieving academic excellence.

In his "copious" free time, John enjoys being with his two children (above all else), studying theology and philosophy, volunteering to help the poor, and riding his bicycles and motorcycles. His ultimate mission is to leave a strong legacy of contribution for not only his own kids but all children and adults engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
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NOTE: I currently have the following time slots available:

College/adults: I have every morning open until around 2:30
or 3 pm (Tuesdays before noon)

Mondays before 4 pm and after 6:30 pm
Tuesdays before 12 pm and after 7:30 pm
Wednesdays before 3 pm
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Minimum 60 min session to ensure I can defray travel costs. Discount for online sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Ellicott City, MD 21043
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Julie, Columbia, MD on 6/19/15
John replied on 7/8/2015

Thank you, Julie. It was a pleasure to work with your daughter on her precalculus coursework.

Please contact me if I can be of service in the future!

"Thank you John!"

- Amy, Pikesville, MD on 11/23/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Issah, Golden, CO on 11/22/16

"Awesome GRE prep"

- Morgan, Fulton, MD on 11/6/16

"Superb math tutor"

- Mary, Ellicott City, MD on 10/16/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Mike, Sykesville, MD on 9/25/16

"Great tutor!"

- Kelly, Baltimore, MD on 8/24/16

"10/10 would recommend him as your tutor"

- Rachel, Ellicott City, MD on 8/24/16

"Excellent understanding, and a great teacher!"

- James, Albany, OR on 8/4/16

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Ye, Ellicott City, MD on 8/3/16

"John is an awesome instructor!"

- Sherri, Havertown, PA on 7/30/16

"Highly Recommend"

- Mike, Woodstock, MD on 7/28/16

"Outstanding, reliable tutor"

- Tyler, Columbia, MD on 7/23/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Alex, Laurel, MD on 7/18/16

"knowledgable and patient"

- Karen, Ellicott City, MD on 7/5/16

"Knowledgeable"

- Ji, Columbia, MD on 7/5/16

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Patrice, Laurel, MD on 7/2/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Suzanne, Annapolis, MD on 7/2/16

"Patient Tutor and Flexible"

- Nancy, Elkridge, MD on 6/6/16

"Very knowledgeable, professional, and patient. Great instructor!!!!"

- Shelby, Millersville, MD on 5/18/16

"Very Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Melissa, Glenwood, MD on 5/15/16

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Mazen, Columbia, MD on 5/10/16

"Thank you John!"

- Nancy, Westminster, MD on 3/22/16

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Beth, Mount Airy, MD on 2/10/16

"Very Helpful"

- Erica, Bowie, MD on 2/7/16

"Life Saver"

- Philip, Ellicott City, MD on 12/15/15

"Finds the best method of teaching to reach the student."

- Marta, Laurel, MD on 11/10/15

"Great GREAT tutor!"

- Jennifer, Elkridge, MD on 10/17/15

"Fantastic ACT tutor"

- Erin, Glenwood, MD on 10/15/15

"Great tutor - can break down complex topics"

- Donald, Columbia, MD on 10/4/15

"John is as advertised!"

- VerShaun, Severn, MD on 9/22/15

"Great tutor"

- Anna, Columbia, MD on 9/17/15

"John is fantastic!!"

- Sofia, Glenwood, MD on 9/15/15

"ACT Review"

- Walter, Laurel, MD on 9/8/15

"Thorough, down-to-earth and focused on results!"

- Kris, Ellicott City, MD on 9/7/15

"He makes concepts easy."

- Duaine, Owings Mills, MD on 8/31/15

"Very knowledgeable and flexible with his time."

- Susan, Dayton, MD on 8/18/15

"Very Knowledgeable and Helpful"

- Jemima, Ellicott City, MD on 8/18/15

"A Great tutor."

- Tara, Bowie, MD on 8/15/15

"Easy to work with, knows his stuff."

- Ian, Brookeville, MD on 8/11/15

"John explains things really well taking it right from the basic level."

- Shivangi, Baltimore, MD on 7/13/15
John replied on 7/14/2015

Thank you, Shivangi. It was a pleasure meeting you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions while you practice these tests!

"Good tutor"

- Joe, Ellicott City, MD on 7/12/15
John replied on 7/13/2015

Thank you, Joe. It was great working with you!

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- PS, Ellicott City, MD on 6/9/15
John replied on 7/13/2015

Thank you, PS. It was great working with your daughter. She has a great work ethic and lots of talent!

"Great Session"

- Dee, Beltsville, MD on 4/27/15

"Very patient!"

- Dorothy, Columbia, MD on 2/16/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Zoology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development,
GRE, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, STATA
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biostatistics

I hold a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2005). During my studies, I completed four quarters of 4-credit biostatistics courses. These courses were not their calculus-based courses but were designed for epidemiologists who use biostatistics in their research. In addition, I took four quarters of epidemiology coursework.

Career Development

I have a PhD and MPH, and I have completed postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health. I am currently assistant branch director at South Baylo University in Virginia with a move to full branch director pending. As someone in academic administration who has mentored several high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, I am confident in my career counseling ability.

ISEE

I am approved to tutor for the SSAT. The ISEE covers the same levels of math and verbal knowledge in similar assessment styles. I am familiar with the style and format of the both the SSAT and the ISEE. In addition, I have almost 300 hours of experience in private, one-on-one tutoring for other, more advanced standardized tests.

STATA

I learned how to use STATA during my MPH program at Johns Hopkins University. I completed 4 quarters of biostatistics and epidemiology and used STATA extensively. I have also continued to use STATA in my biomedical research for routine statistical analyses and in offering consultation services.

University of Kansas
Organismal Biology
University of Kansas
PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Kansas (Organismal Biology)

University of Kansas (PhD)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Great tutor!

John did a great job helping our daughter with pre-calculus. He was flexible with our meeting times and locations, and he stayed later when he felt she needed more support.

— Julie, Columbia, MD on 6/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Minimum 60 min session to ensure I can defray travel costs. Discount for online sessions.

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Ellicott City, MD 21043.