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Jon A.

Durham, NC

$45/hour

Expert Tutoring in Math, Science, and Test Preparation

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/17/12
4.9 average from 59 ratings
Outstanding AP Chemistry Tutor
— Amanda, Lewisville, NC on 4/10/13

$45/Hour


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Queens College, CUNY, New York
Psychology
Queens College, CUNY, New York
Master's

Education

Queens College, CUNY, New York (Psychology)

Queens College, CUNY, New York (Master's)

About Jon

I have over a decade's experience in providing effective individualized tutoring in Math and Chemistry and in offering Test Preparation for exams, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE. I firmly believe that anyone can achieve academic success, regardless of where he or she might be at present. As a caring and effective tutor, I will help you or your child build the confidence necessary to tackle any of these subject areas, no matter how daunting it might seem to be at first.

Over the years, I have tutored math (from pre-algebra to calculus), chemistry (to first year college), and other subjects with amazing success. Further, I have developed techniques that produce, in reasonable time, significant improvement in score on both the math and verbal sections of standardized tests, such as the PSAT, SAT and GRE. I also speak several languages and have tutored French, Spanish and Portuguese in recent years.

With an advanced degree in psychology and a background both in academia and in marketing, I have come to appreciate the fact that individuals learn at different pace and exhibit different levels of motivation; this understanding has helped me tailor my presentations accordingly. Moreover, I recognise that it is the responsibility of the tutor to ensure that the student develop the metacognitive awareness and acquire the basic skills necessary for success. While working as an academic advisor, I devised a number of academic success workshops on Effective Study Skills, Time Management and Test Anxiety--topics that are supremely important if a student is to achieve true academic success. I seek to incorporate ideas presented in those seminars in my tutoring sessions always.

Be assured that I am a most patient and caring tutor and am totally committed to the success of my students. And yes, I am very effective at what I do.

I thank you for your interest and look forward to working with you.
I have over a decade's experience in providing effective individualized tutoring in Math and Chemistry and in offering Test Preparation for exams, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE. I firmly believe that anyone can achieve academic success, regardless of where he or she might be at present. As a caring and effective tutor, I will help you or Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Please contact me for detailed information on rate and policies.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Durham, NC 27707
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding AP Chemistry Tutor"

- Amanda, Lewisville, NC on 4/10/13

"Patient and knows his stuff"

- Michael, Greensboro, NC on 10/4/15

"Experienced tutor and very knowledgeable!"

- Harrison, Greensboro, NC on 7/10/15

"Helped my son finish strong!"

- Gail, Greensboro, NC on 5/26/14

"Great tutor!"

- FLORENCIA, Durham, NC on 1/3/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Praxis, PSAT, Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE,
ISEE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TAKS, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, GRE,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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GRE

I have been preparing students for the GRE for close to a decade and am great at what I do. You will improve your score with my assistance.

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT and similar aptitude tests for close to a decade, and I am great at what I do.

Queens College, CUNY, New York
Psychology
Queens College, CUNY, New York
Master's

Education

Queens College, CUNY, New York (Psychology)

Queens College, CUNY, New York (Master's)

Outstanding AP Chemistry Tutor

Jon is phenomenal. He knows his stuff. He is organized and comes to each session with a plan. He's not there to do your homework for you. Jon will make sure you understand the material. After the first session, my son had a grasp of several concepts which had been elusive. After the second session, he was feeling confident about his knowledge. By the third session, he actually described the

— Amanda, Lewisville, NC on 4/10/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Please contact me for detailed information on rate and policies.

Travel policy

Jon will travel within 30 miles of Durham, NC 27707.