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Johnathan F.

New York, NY

$59/hour

Ivy League Math Tutor with focus in Calculus, Statistics, and GMAT

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/12/15
4.8 average from 34 ratings
Great teaching style! Highly recommended!
— Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 4/3/13

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Cornell University
Engineering
Columbia Business School
MBA

Education

Cornell University (Engineering)

Columbia Business School (MBA)

About Johnathan

Education & Employment:
I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research Engineering, before working in banking for five years. I now attend Columbia Business School.

Experience & Qualifications:
I’ve tutored more than 60 students, for 600 hours of instruction, in Dallas and New York high school and college curricula. At Cornell, I excelled in math; I was asked to consult for Cornell’s Learning Strategies Center, where I taught Calculus and Statistics for 2 years.

I scored in the 99th percentile on ACT Math, SAT Math and GRE Quantitative sections. I scored “5s” on several AP exams, including Calculus and Statistics.

Teaching Philosophy:
Students are often taught ‘how’ to attack problems with memorization, but rarely the ‘why’ behind the method of attack. All students can learn math ‘tricks,’ those who understand the ‘why’ can invent them. To this end I teach.

Why I tutor:
It's challenging and it's fun! It’s satisfying to learn a difficult subject, but it's even more fulfilling to give that understanding to someone else. Many students don't realize how intelligent they are until they've been taught in a way that accommodates their learning style. As I teach students new ways to learn, they teach me new ways to teach.

Youtube Channel: to get a sense for my teaching feel free to check out a few lessons I uploaded to youtube for my students preparing for the AP Calculus test:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt8tp2I9ss9MM_biJryHLtw
Education & Employment:
I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research Engineering, before working in banking for five years. I now attend Columbia Business School.

Experience &
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Policies

Generally non-negotiable, but if it's a subject I really like, and you really want to learn it, I would be more than happy to drop the going-rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of New York, NY 10044
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great teaching style! Highly recommended!"

- Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 4/3/13

"Great tutor, flexible and committed to the kid's success"

- Miya, Dallas, TX on 11/12/13

"Awesome Pre Calculus Tutor"

- Cooper, Plano, TX on 12/4/12

"Finally understand"

- David, Plano, TX on 11/18/12

"Good tutor"

- Sonya, Plano, TX on 11/18/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Econometrics, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Spanish
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Cumulatively, I have more than 40 hours of tutoring experience in ACT/SAT math and GRE/GMAT math.

Calculus

I have more than 60 hours of tutoring experience in Calculus.

Cornell University
Engineering
Columbia Business School
MBA

Education

Cornell University (Engineering)

Columbia Business School (MBA)

Great teaching style! Highly recommended! — My daughter just had her initial calculus session with Johnathan, and it was a very positive learning experience. Johnathan's teaching style is not just of a good tutor, but of a perceptive teacher who knows where the student needs to go. He first asks the student questions to see where the weak areas are in the understanding, while at the same time teaching the missing concepts by leading the st ...

— Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 4/3/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Generally non-negotiable, but if it's a subject I really like, and you really want to learn it, I would be more than happy to drop the going-rate.

Travel policy

Johnathan will travel within 4 miles of New York, NY 10044.