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Jan G.

Experienced math tutor - Georgia Tech engineer, Michigan MBA

Experienced math tutor - Georgia Tech engineer, Michigan MBA

$35/hour

About Jan


Bio

My name is Jan ("Yahn"). I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Michigan. I have worked in engineering, management, and business development roles in industries such as automotive, engineering services, consumer electronics, and IT.

I took a break from tutoring for a while, but now I’m back and looking forward to helping students improve their math skills.

My goal is to help my tutoring students develop a deeper understanding of the math...

My name is Jan ("Yahn"). I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Michigan. I have worked in engineering, management, and business development roles in industries such as automotive, engineering services, consumer electronics, and IT.

I took a break from tutoring for a while, but now I’m back and looking forward to helping students improve their math skills.

My goal is to help my tutoring students develop a deeper understanding of the math concepts and become more proficient in solving problems. It's about insight, problem-solving skills, test-taking confidence, and, in the end, better grades.

My teaching style focuses on improving students’ critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. I guide them through the process of learning the concepts and applying the principles to solving problems. The key is to develop understanding and insight, not rote memorization.

Math is not a spectator sport. You can only learn math by doing it, studying the theory, and working on lots of problems. I expect students to be active participants in the learning process, be persistent, and ask questions.

Most of the time, I tutor at a public place, such as a public library or coffee shop, but I can come to your home, if necessary. I’m available every day of the week, except Sundays.

Contact me if you have any questions or, if you’re interested, let’s schedule an intro tutoring session to see if I'm the right tutor for you.

I'm looking forward to helping you with math.


Education

University of Twente
Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institue of Technology
PhD
University of Michigan School of Business
MBA

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: For in-person sessions requiring over 10 miles of travel (one-way) the minimum charge is 1.5 hours.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of West Bloomfield, MI 48323
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/22/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

My advanced engineering education gives me the knowledge and skills to tutor geometry: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a PhD Mechanical Engineering and 3+ years of tutoring experience, including Precalculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

My qualifications for tutoring SAT Math include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Inst. of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Prealgebra

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To help my students prepare for the math portion of the ACT I focus on improving their understanding of the key math principles, formulas, and solution methods. In addition, we look at test taking strategies that can increase the test score. And of course, lots and lots of practice problems.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

My advanced engineering education gives me the knowledge and skills to tutor geometry: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a PhD Mechanical Engineering and 3+ years of tutoring experience, including Precalculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

My qualifications for tutoring SAT Math include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Inst. of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

My advanced engineering education gives me the knowledge and skills to tutor geometry: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a PhD Mechanical Engineering and 3+ years of tutoring experience, including Precalculus.
Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Mastering Algebra is critically important if you want to take more advanced math classes, such as Calculus. Math is cumulative. You won't do well in Calculus if you're still struggling with Algebra. Make sure you have a rock-solid foundation in Algebra. I can help you develop a better understanding of the theories and principles as well as improve your problem solving skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

My advanced engineering education gives me the knowledge and skills to tutor geometry: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands
SAT Math

SAT Math

My qualifications for tutoring SAT Math include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Inst. of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To help my students prepare for the math portion of the ACT I focus on improving their understanding of the key math principles, formulas, and solution methods. In addition, we look at test taking strategies that can increase the test score. And of course, lots and lots of practice problems.
SAT Math

SAT Math

My qualifications for tutoring SAT Math include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Inst. of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Examples of Expertise


Jan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (114 ratings)
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Reviews


Very patient and understanding

Jan was great. He took his time explaining to my daughter what she did wrong in her Algebra/Geometry test. He is very patient and understanding which can be a challenge with my teenage daughter.

Oscar, 2 lessons with Jan
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Oscar. I'm looking forward to continuing the tutoring sessions with your daughter and helping her improve her math skills.

Great tutor, very accessible and accommodating, and challenging!

My son was struggling with Algebra 2. We were not not able to teach him the fundamentals, and quite honestly his teacher at school was very poor. We reached out to Jan and what a difference. He explained concepts in a simple matter, challenged and held my son accountable for improvement. Jan was very accommodating on all levels and clearly made a difference. My son struggled with Algebra and even some fundamentals but with Jan's manner and expertise he made tremendous improvements. Quotes from a 14 year old: "I improved greatly, was able to understand, I was challenged and most important, I would like to work with Jan again. I wish he could be my regular teacher." As a parent, this was the best decision we made for our son this year and my son will no doubt look to use him again next year. Highest level of recommendation!

William, 16 lessons with Jan
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for the great feedback. I enjoyed working with your son and watching him gain a better understanding of the basics and improve his math skills. Looking forward to tutoring him again next school year.

Great tutor

Jan is an excellent tutor. He is very knowledgeable about the subjects tutored, is able to convey the subject matter in a manner is that is easily understood, is well prepared for the lessons, and very reliable. We highly recommend him.

Denise, 43 lessons with Jan

Excellent tutor

I highly recommend Jan G. for tutoring mathematics! My daughter worked with him for an entire semester and we plan to work with him again in the upcoming fall semester. He was always easy to reach by cell, text, or email. We were able to work in regular weekly sessions without any problems. My daughter was able to master the course content with his help and dedication. Thank you Jan!

Maureen, 86 lessons with Jan

Helped my daughter greatly!

When we first met with Jan, my daughter had already failed the first semester of Algebra and was on course to fail the second semester as well. After meeting with him each week, my daughter was able to bring her grade up to a B. At first my daughter did not want to go (it was tutoring after all), but as the weeks went by she found that Jan explained things better than her teacher did in class. She discovered that this was partly why she struggled so much; the teacher would not take the time to explain things and Jan was able to go back over her homework and answer the specific questions she had with the assignments. Thank you!

Chris, 10 lessons with Jan
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$35/hour

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