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John L.

Certified biology teacher specializing in bio and SAT/GRE prep

Certified biology teacher specializing in bio and SAT/GRE prep

$60/hour

  • 228 hours tutoring

  • Middletown, MD 21769

About John


Bio

Hi! I am a certified biology teacher and have taught all levels of high school biology, as well as marine science, and have done SAT and GRE test prep for Kaplan. I have years of experience working with students in a variety of subjects and I love to help students improve. I have done graduate-level research in Boston and in Auckland, New Zealand, and am always trying to improve my own content knowledge. I can personalize your education plan to make sure it is effective for you and help...

Hi! I am a certified biology teacher and have taught all levels of high school biology, as well as marine science, and have done SAT and GRE test prep for Kaplan. I have years of experience working with students in a variety of subjects and I love to help students improve. I have done graduate-level research in Boston and in Auckland, New Zealand, and am always trying to improve my own content knowledge. I can personalize your education plan to make sure it is effective for you and help you reach your academic goals.

I am familiar with using educational technology and can incorporate it into lessons to make learning easier and more permanent. Subject or test prep shouldn't be about memorizing terms without context or finding shortcuts, but about real improvement and a passion for the subject. I will challenge you and do everything I can to make tutoring an experience that is both enjoyable and rewarding.

I will help you improve your SAT score, no matter where you start out. Using some of the techniques that helped me score highly on the SAT and receive a perfect 800 score on the math section of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination- like the SAT but for college students pursuing graduate school), students will learn to improve their number skills and spatial reasoning. I previously tutored students in preparation for the SAT and GRE for Kaplan, and am familiar with the layout and question types found on both tests. I can help you master the abilities and techniques needed to succeed.

I have taught five years at the high school level and in that time, I have taught grade-level, honors, and AP biology, as well as a class in marine science. Additionally, I have done graduate-level cognitive research on pigeons and New Caledonian crows, giving me a solid background in research techniques and the abilities required to succeed in high level science. If you are looking to score well on the AP biology test, I have experience teaching the course itself (most tutors do not) and had many students score a 4 or higher on the test.

Please feel free to get in touch with me. I generally meet students at libraries or other public places, but if you have specific location requests, I can often accommodate them. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your academic goals!


Education

University of South Carolina
Biology
University of South Carolina
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Middletown, MD 21769
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/4/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I previously tutored for Kaplan in GRE preparation and scored a 1500 on the test itself (700 verbal, 800 quantitative). I have helped multiple students improve their GRE scores and can give students the tools they need to succeed on the test.

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I am a high school science teacher with seven years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I am certified high school biology teacher with seven years teaching experience. I have instructed students in grade-level, honors, and AP biology, and seen them succeed in all three levels. My undergraduate degree is in biology and I have a Master's of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in biology. Using a breadth of content knowledge, I can provide examples of many biological concepts to relate these ideas to students more concretely.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Math

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I am certified high school biology teacher with seven years teaching experience. I have instructed students in grade-level, honors, and AP biology, and seen them succeed in all three levels. My undergraduate degree is in biology and I have a Master's of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in biology. Using a breadth of content knowledge, I can provide examples of many biological concepts to relate these ideas to students more concretely.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Science

Biology,

Biology

I am certified high school biology teacher with seven years teaching experience. I have instructed students in grade-level, honors, and AP biology, and seen them succeed in all three levels. My undergraduate degree is in biology and I have a Master's of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in biology. Using a breadth of content knowledge, I can provide examples of many biological concepts to relate these ideas to students more concretely.
Ecology

Sports/Recreation

Basketball

Basketball

I have coached youth basketball (boys: ages 9-12) and been an assistant coach for older girls' teams. I can develop your player's skills and confidence, and make basketball a fun endeavor for them. I use a variety of drills to develop the fundamentals and can teach your child the proper form for shooting, playing defense, etc. I have seen players vastly improve by following these methods.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I am certified high school biology teacher with seven years teaching experience. I have instructed students in grade-level, honors, and AP biology, and seen them succeed in all three levels. My undergraduate degree is in biology and I have a Master's of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in biology. Using a breadth of content knowledge, I can provide examples of many biological concepts to relate these ideas to students more concretely.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I previously tutored for Kaplan in GRE preparation and scored a 1500 on the test itself (700 verbal, 800 quantitative). I have helped multiple students improve their GRE scores and can give students the tools they need to succeed on the test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a high school science teacher with six years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I am a high school science teacher with seven years experience working in schools. During graduate school, I worked for Kaplan as an SAT/GRE tutor and I have helped many students improve their scores over the years. I can show you the best ways to tackle the SAT and the strategies you need to succeed on the test.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (103 ratings)
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Reviews


Great GRE Tutor!!

John was the best GRE tutor I could have been paired with! He helped me prepare for every category of the exam while emphasizing the areas I needed extra help in. John maintained a professional and personalized tutoring style that proved to be very motivating and effective. John was flexible about scheduling, went above average to bring me plenty of study materials, and gave me weekly guidance to keep me on track! My scores reflect measurable improvement from tutoring with John and I highly recommend using him as a GRE tutor!

Elli, 13 lessons with John

A wealth of knowledge.

Working with John helped me increase my GRE score 11 points. He truly is a master of GRE prep, and his tips and techniques allowed me to approach problems more effectively than I could have without his guidance. His ability to work through complicated math problems in such short time is quite astonishing. He is always prepared, organized, and ready for each session. John is a great guy and a true professional.

Matthew, 9 lessons with John

Fantastic Tutor in multiple subjects

Four words... John is the best!!! I hired John to help increase my daughter's SAT scores in both math and English in a very short time. He did just that and my daughter got in to her dream school!! John is patient, knowledgeable, and great with tips and tricks for the SAT. I would recommend him highly.

Bonnie, 8 lessons with John

John is a go-to guy

John is a fantastic resource and educator. Highly recommended. Very flexible, accommodating, patient, and not judgmental whatsoever, i.e. A wonderful combination of characteristics needed in an effective tutor.

John, 7 lessons with John

Matches your speed

John is tack sharp. He moves quick but is capable of teaching at any speed. Ask him to slow down and he will. Has great insight into how the GRE works and how to practically approach it based on the score you are shooting for. John even catches mistakes in the GRE study books!

Bryan , 6 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and excellent Tutor

John is a very professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiast tutor. My daughter who just took her first AP Biology class with John had only good things to say about him after their session! Just a perfect fit, as I believe John would very well and patiently adapt to the unique needs of any students. He definitely loves teaching!

Dominique, 9 lessons with John

Knowledgable and Patient Tutor

John helped me establish a solid mathematical base for the GRE. He tactfully broke down concepts and principles and explained how to apply them to wide variety of problems.

Jake, 5 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and patient

Knowledgeable, patient and very professional. He listened to what our concerns were and came prepared. This is my son's first tutoring session and went great.

Rana, 34 lessons with John

$60/hour

John L.

$60/hour

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