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Jon B.

HS/University Tutor Specializing in English and Social Sciences

HS/University Tutor Specializing in English and Social Sciences

$30/hour

  • Coopersville, MI 49404

About Jon


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I'm Jon and I graduated with a Bachelor's in International Relations with a specialization in Post Soviet/Sino Politics. I started out as a physics major and following a difficult first year I switched into International Relations. My favorite subjects to delve into are Philosophy (ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and contemporary/modern political thought), Politics (Post-Soviet, Modern Sino, civil conflicts, international relations, and global institutions), and History (American, medieval...

I'm Jon and I graduated with a Bachelor's in International Relations with a specialization in Post Soviet/Sino Politics. I started out as a physics major and following a difficult first year I switched into International Relations. My favorite subjects to delve into are Philosophy (ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and contemporary/modern political thought), Politics (Post-Soviet, Modern Sino, civil conflicts, international relations, and global institutions), and History (American, medieval and 20th century European, Chinese, and the history of foreign relations). Writing is a passion of mine and I love writing satire and research papers.

During my first year of university I was struggling with the physics curriculum and reached out for help from the tutoring department. With their help, I was able to develop the skills that I needed to be successful in this new environment. Those tutors helped me by being patient, entertaining, enthusiastic, and supportive; always going above and beyond to make sure that my needs were met. I strive to do the same thing for those that want to improve their grades and succeed. The impact of those tutors led me to start tutoring my classmates at the beginning of my second year. I started first by tutoring in Russian Language, Philosophy, History, Politics, and International Relations.

During that time I discovered my passion for teaching people new things and helping them achieve their goals and continued tutoring until I graduated. I absolutely love the sense of fulfillment I get from helping students in the art of crafting the perfect research paper, navigating the intricacies of citation styles, improving the use of research methods, developing study and note-keeping habits, and utilizing cross-disciplinary thinking. It’s amazing to see a student change and become more confident as they further develop their skills with me. I remember my first tutee was embarrassed to have to ask for help. They struggled with expressing themselves through writing papers, understanding complex concepts, and had anxiety over test-taking. By the end of the semester, their grades were about one and a half levels higher and they actually began to love writing papers and were no longer afraid of tests.

In my opinion, writing is one of the most important skills to master when in school because it affects the rest of our lives. I specialize in formatting, proofreading, literature, and vocabulary. I have written many extensive research and policy papers, have acted as a writing and research consultant, and continue to work on honing my skills to provide the best service possible.

I discovered that learning doesn’t have to be boring, painful, or stressful and hope to show students how fun and exciting the process can be. Every student is unique so I would love to get to know your interests and what issues you are currently struggling with. From there we can work on solving the root causes and build the foundation for a better academic future. If you would like assistance in a way that is personally structured around you, feel free to contact m and we can set up a chat to begin our journey.


Education

Grand Valley State University
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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy, Political Science, World History

Homeschool

English, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Reading, Writing

Examples of Expertise


Jon has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Response time: 12 hours

$30/hour

Jon B.

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Response time: 12 hours