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Jonathan S.

Certified, Experienced Tutor and Teacher – Physics, Math, SATs

Certified, Experienced Tutor and Teacher – Physics, Math, SATs

$90/hour

  • 357 hours tutoring

  • Lloyd District Portland, OR 97212

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About Jonathan


Bio

I am a dedicated professional educator, whose experience includes over seven years of tutoring and three years of teaching high school physics across all levels. Currently pursuing a master's degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, I am committed to becoming the best educator I can be. A Magna Cum Laude BS/BA graduate in Physics and Music, I bring a history of hard-work, creativity, and subject knowledge, and I offer my students a promise that I will do all that I can to help them ac...

I am a dedicated professional educator, whose experience includes over seven years of tutoring and three years of teaching high school physics across all levels. Currently pursuing a master's degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, I am committed to becoming the best educator I can be. A Magna Cum Laude BS/BA graduate in Physics and Music, I bring a history of hard-work, creativity, and subject knowledge, and I offer my students a promise that I will do all that I can to help them achieve their goals.

I believe that everyone can learn, and we all do it in different ways. I want to do more than help my students improve their grades – I strive to help my students build their self-confidence and to really love learning.

I specialize in tutoring science and math, but I love tutoring no matter what the subject. I value my clients' feedback, and promise fast and frequent communication about lessons, homework plans, and progress reports. I'm eager to hear from you, and look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Having worked in a public school, I understand the everyday challenges that high-schoolers face, from balancing extra-curricular activities to navigating the college admissions process. And having worked at a national SAT prep center, I'm trained in the best test-taking strategies for standardized tests. Over the years, I have helped countless students grow their test scores and get accepted into better colleges than they thought possible.

I earned my B.S. in Physics, and my teaching certification is in Physics as well. I have taught high school courses from Physical Science through AP Physics. I have also written updated curriculum for the new AP Physics exams, and have trained with those on the cutting-edge of physics education, studying how to maximize interaction and cooperation in the classroom in order to help connect with more students.

Having taken a mathematics minor in college, I am well-versed in topics including College Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. My background in physics has taught me how make abstract math concepts more tangible and meaningful.


Education

Susquehanna University
B.S. in Physics, B.A. in Music
Columbia University - Teachers College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97212
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/9/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

English has always been a favorite subject of mine. Indeed, language is equal parts structure and creativity, and mastery of English requires keenly understanding both of these elements. Like mathematics, the rules of grammar form the foundation of reading and writing, but only by building a rich vocabulary and acute sense of form, style, and purpose can one achieve excellence. I have tutored English at the elementary level through SAT prep courses, and, more recently, have gained experience working with students who are learning English as a second language.
Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
English,

English

English has always been a favorite subject of mine. Indeed, language is equal parts structure and creativity, and mastery of English requires keenly understanding both of these elements. Like mathematics, the rules of grammar form the foundation of reading and writing, but only by building a rich vocabulary and acute sense of form, style, and purpose can one achieve excellence. I have tutored English at the elementary level through SAT prep courses, and, more recently, have gained experience working with students who are learning English as a second language.
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics; NJ Certified Teacher of Physics I have been a teacher of high school physics for three years. My classes include Physical Science (Integrated Science), Principles of Chemistry and Physics, Physics Academic, Honors Physics, and AP Physics B.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored SAT Math since 2010, and took a mathematics minor in college.
Geometry, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics; NJ Certified Teacher of Physics I have been a teacher of high school physics for three years. My classes include Physical Science (Integrated Science), Principles of Chemistry and Physics, Physics Academic, Honors Physics, and AP Physics B.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored SAT Math since 2010, and took a mathematics minor in college.
Geometry, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
English,

English

English has always been a favorite subject of mine. Indeed, language is equal parts structure and creativity, and mastery of English requires keenly understanding both of these elements. Like mathematics, the rules of grammar form the foundation of reading and writing, but only by building a rich vocabulary and acute sense of form, style, and purpose can one achieve excellence. I have tutored English at the elementary level through SAT prep courses, and, more recently, have gained experience working with students who are learning English as a second language.
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics; NJ Certified Teacher of Physics I have been a teacher of high school physics for three years. My classes include Physical Science (Integrated Science), Principles of Chemistry and Physics, Physics Academic, Honors Physics, and AP Physics B.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Geometry

Music

Music Theory

Music Theory

A practicing musician from the age of 12, I had studied advanced music theory in music camp before entering high school. After progressing through all of the music theory classes my school offered, I continued my music education with a Bachelors of Arts in Music degree program, and a minor in Music Technology. My college coursework included music theory of all major eras in the Western music tradition, from the Baroque period through the 20th Century, including serialism and modern jazz.

Science

Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics; NJ Certified Teacher of Physics I have been a teacher of high school physics for three years. My classes include Physical Science (Integrated Science), Principles of Chemistry and Physics, Physics Academic, Honors Physics, and AP Physics B.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a minor in mathematics, and my work in physics instruction leans heavily on a wide range of math skills, including algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics; NJ Certified Teacher of Physics I have been a teacher of high school physics for three years. My classes include Physical Science (Integrated Science), Principles of Chemistry and Physics, Physics Academic, Honors Physics, and AP Physics B.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored SAT Math since 2010, and took a mathematics minor in college.
Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored SAT Math since 2010, and took a mathematics minor in college.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (97 ratings)
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Reviews


Made my son feel very comfortable

He was very kind and patient besides being extremely proficient in being able to bring the lesson to a place where my son could grasp and retain the lesson. I highly recommend Johnathan to any parent who is concerned about making the right choice when picking a tutor.

Eddie, 4 lessons with Jonathan

Great tutor and very patient

It's been a pleasure working with Jonathan. He was always on time, frequent communication, polite and a charming person. Always makes sure there is homework with follow ups and is very methodical. Highly recommend and a multi versatile teacher, a rare combination.

Premnath, 11 lessons with Jonathan
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Prem, for the glowing review! It was a joy working with you and helping your children learn!

Very patient , Loved the step by step process

Jonathan's procedure of saving time was awesome. I had a vague idea of physics and that too at the last min..with such less time I had learnt a lot. Amazing!!

FAIZ, 1 lesson with Jonathan

Awesome Tutor

Jonathan was a pleasure to work with. My son made great strides in a short time in the science ACT prep test.

Brian, 9 lessons with Jonathan

Life saver!

Jonathan is fantastic! He teaching style is very organized and logical. In only four hours of tutoring with Jonathan, my daughter so much more confident and knowledgeable in physics.

Lauren, 12 lessons with Jonathan

Great tutor!!!

Jonathan is a great tutor who is extremely knowledgable. He helped me to prep for my sat physics subject test and did a great job in helping me visualize new concepts. He really takes the time and effort to make you understand and his approach to teaching really makes learning easy.

Brenda, 4 lessons with Jonathan

Knowledgeable and patient

He helps explain physics problems and gives examples as well. Shows each step on how to find the solution and willing to answer any physics question.

ASHFORD, 17 lessons with Jonathan

Johnathan helped me a lot

Johnathan helped me a lot to understand many concepts in science. We reviewed the Praxis questions and he explained in details each answer.

Samira, 2 lessons with Jonathan

$90/hour

Jonathan S.

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