Certified biology teacher specializing in bio and SAT/GRE prep
Certified biology teacher specializing in bio and SAT/GRE prep
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 seven years at the high school level and in that time, I have taught grade-level, honors, and AP biology, as well as other science classes like marine science and matter & energy. 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!
John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Enthusiastic and clearly experienced tutor
Mr. John has met with my daughter twice. Both times he was able to provide her with clear explanations which enabled her to better understand the SAT math material. He draws upon his vast knowledge and expertise in math along with his professional and personal experience in understanding the complicated SAT wording and makes the information accessible to her. She is quickly building confidence as a result of his teaching capability and his assurance that he can help her improve her understanding and ultimately, her score. is patient and relates well to teens.Janean, 17 lessons with John
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
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