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John S.

Lauderdale, MS

$40/hour

Low stress, adaptive lessons for any age or subject.

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10+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
great teacher
— Benny, Pensacola, FL on 4/13/16

$40/Hour


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US Naval Academy
Operations Research
George Mason University
Master's

Education

US Naval Academy (Operations Research)

George Mason University (Master's)

About John

After a long time as a student and some experience working in academia, I took a different career track but retained my love of teaching. I have experience teaching large groups, individual students, and even working as a coach in athletics. My youngest student was ten, although I most frequently teach in the 15-22 age bracket.

My teaching philosophy centers around association and relation of ideas: students will relate new ideas to old ones, or to patterns with which they are already familiar. Any branch of mathematics is the shortest expression possible of some of the ideas which we use and acknowledge every day. Whether for an SAT test, prealgebra class, or stochastic modeling undergraduate course, the goal is the same: find the commonalities of the life around us. This is the form of thinking not frequently taught until advanced math classes--it can be difficult to implement in groups--and robs so many students of the 'big picture' of math.


I graduated in the top 5% of my undergraduate class with a 3.92 GPA, and was awarded a scholarship to continue my education at the graduate level. I have completed undergraduate courses in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, network modeling, mathematical proofs, discrete mathematics, statistics, probability, and simulation. I recently completed my M.S. at George Mason with a 3.87 GPA, where I also taught as a TA. There I found a passion for teaching that I still carry.

Please contact me at the listed email for any specific questions about curriculum or availability.
After a long time as a student and some experience working in academia, I took a different career track but retained my love of teaching. I have experience teaching large groups, individual students, and even working as a coach in athletics. My youngest student was ten, although I most frequently teach in the 15-22 age bracket.

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lauderdale, MS 39335
In-person lessons

"great teacher"

- Benny, Pensacola, FL on 4/13/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Discrete Math

I completed and received an A in Discrete Mathematics--covering combinatorics, and the very, very basics of topology-- while an undergraduate at USNA. I went on to take (and receive A's in) courses in graph theory, logic and set theory, and probability. For my undergraduate capstone, I wrote a MATLAB code which identifies critical highways for evacuation in the San Francisco bay area via combinatoric pairings of adjacent communities on a G(N,A) representation of the area. My graduate studies included classes on coding network algorithms in more common languages, additional studies in probability, and continual use of combinatorics. Admittedly, my work in number theory is purely recreational, but I am more than familiar with graph theory and its sub-components.

US Naval Academy
Operations Research
George Mason University
Master's

Education

US Naval Academy (Operations Research)

George Mason University (Master's)

great teacher

Very helpful , I kept making a mistake and he help me find it and fixed it. Great in overall

— Benny, Pensacola, FL on 4/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 40 miles of Lauderdale, MS 39335.