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John F.

Business, standardized testing (SAT, GMAT) & statistics tutor

Business, standardized testing (SAT, GMAT) & statistics tutor

$60/hour

  • 1,351 hours tutoring

  • Haverford, PA 19041


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I have always succeeded by relying on a highly analytic mindset combined with a deep love and firm grasp of the English language. These traits have served me well in my career and in standardized testing. I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on SATs, GREs and GMATs. I excel in both the mathematics and verbal sides of these exams, as well as the logical thinking necessary to perform well. I have graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology, a Master's degree in...

I have always succeeded by relying on a highly analytic mindset combined with a deep love and firm grasp of the English language. These traits have served me well in my career and in standardized testing. I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on SATs, GREs and GMATs. I excel in both the mathematics and verbal sides of these exams, as well as the logical thinking necessary to perform well. I have graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology, a Master's degree in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in England, and both an MBA and Master's in Finance from Penn State University. I have years of experience with statistics using Excel and other data management software packages, and have delivered hundreds of presentations in business settings using PowerPoint.

I would love to share my experience and knowledge of these skills and abilities with a new generation of young minds. As with so many things, success in standardizing testing and an understanding of statistics, finance and software packages require a lot of hard work, but also can be made so much easier through the development of a critical thinking frame of mind and a few tricks. I am prepared to widen your horizons while making the process as enjoyable and fun as possible (though for some subjects that's a tall order).

While new to tutoring, I also have over a decade of experience in training college graduates in the diverse field of management consulting. This entails development of not only analytic skills and the use of statistical software packages, but also public speaking, presentation and report writing, and people skills. I focus on developing logical thinking as the core, and find that most of the other elements then fall into place.

I believe I have a lot to offer to improve your performance and better your chances for success in a wide range of areas. I am ready and able to tutor in any of the following areas:

- exam preparation (SAT, GMAT, GRE - both verbal and math portions)
- software tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- business courses (finance, economics, accounting, managerial accounting)
- analytics (statistics, econometrics, graphic presentation of data)
- personal development (professional writing style, presentation, public speaking)

Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to a rewarding experience.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Biology
University of Cambridge
Masters
Penn State University
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Haverford, PA 19041
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/19/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have an MBA and a master's of finance degree, over 15 years of experience in management consulting, and 18 months as the CFO of a biotech start-up. My consulting experience included extensive involvement in training junior staff in business analytics and marketing analysis.
Finance,

Finance

I have both an MBA and a Masters degree in Finance from Penn State's Smeal School of Business. This included 12 graduate level courses in finance ranging from portfolio theory to fixed income investments and derivatives. In addition, I have years of experience in statistical analysis and am highly proficient in Excel functions and add-ins specific to financial analysis, as well as modeling and simulation software.
Financial Accounting,

Financial Accounting

I have an MBA and MFin from Penn State with additional accounting coursework completed. I'm currently the CFO of a biotech start-up.
GMAT,

GMAT

Due to my pursuit of 3 master's degrees over a 15 year period I have had to take the GMAT exam 3 times. I have never scored below 720, being consistently in the 95th percentile or better in the quantitative sections, and 99th percentile in the verbal and writing sections. I have never spent a dime or one minute studying or preparing for any standardized test in my life. I do not know of, nor do I use or teach, "tricks" to taking these tests. I know these tests can be mastered through the development of critical thinking and a solid grounding in the basics of the subjects involved.
GRE,

GRE

I have always excelled on standardized tests, placing in the 99th percentile on SATs, GREs and GMATs, often repeatedly. I have never spent a dime or one minute studying or preparing for any standardized test in my life. I do not know of, nor do I use or teach, "tricks" to taking these tests. I know these tests can be mastered through the development of critical thinking skills and a solid grounding in the basics of the subjects involved. I focus on logic and reminding students of the basics of the math sections, and developing simple grammar rules and expanding the vocabulary. For writing sections I focus on pre-writing, planning out the essay, setting up the thesis and evidence, and plotting the paragraphs.
Managerial Accounting,

Managerial Accounting

I have an MBA and MFin from Penn State with additional accounting coursework completed. I'm currently the CFO of a biotech start-up.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have spent 15 years consulting to the pharmaceutical industry on market research and marketing strategy. This includes work on the marketing platforms for household-name drugs and medical devices. As a consulting team leader, a significant part of my role has involved training new consultants on marketing strategy, analytics and econometrics as well as on report writing and presentation and client management skills. I also have an MBA and a master's of finance degree.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have extensive experience with excel in a variety of fields of statistical analysis from scientific data to finance. I spent 15 years training consultants with Excel, and have tutored for over 2 years mainly for people looking to expand their skills in Excel, from manufacturing and sales roles to banking. I also am versatile with add-ins including various data analysis and statistics packages, solver, monte carlo simulations, etc.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have spent over 15 years training consultants to present their reports and analyses to clients using PowerPoint. This training included presentation design, notes, and talk construction, as well as actual presentation delivery.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, which includes delivering several hundred presentations to groups ranging in size from 3 to 40. In addition I have delivered presentations at industry conferences in front of audiences numbering in the hundreds. A significant portion of my role involves training junior consultants in these skills as well.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

In addition to my MBA and MFin degrees. I have taken four graduate level courses in accounting, including the use of QuickBooks. I daily use Quickbooks to manage the accounts for the biotech start-up I work for. As the sole accounting person in the company, I very quickly had to get up to speed with the software package and am familiar with all the wrinkles that could come up. I prepare all the entries and manage the accounts prior to sending the files to our corporate accounting firm.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have extensive experience with excel in a variety of fields of statistical analysis from scientific data to finance. I spent 15 years training consultants with Excel, and have tutored for over 2 years mainly for people looking to expand their skills in Excel, from manufacturing and sales roles to banking. I also am versatile with add-ins including various data analysis and statistics packages, solver, monte carlo simulations, etc.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have spent over 15 years training consultants to present their reports and analyses to clients using PowerPoint. This training included presentation design, notes, and talk construction, as well as actual presentation delivery.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

In addition to my MBA and MFin degrees. I have taken four graduate level courses in accounting, including the use of QuickBooks. I daily use Quickbooks to manage the accounts for the biotech start-up I work for. As the sole accounting person in the company, I very quickly had to get up to speed with the software package and am familiar with all the wrinkles that could come up. I prepare all the entries and manage the accounts prior to sending the files to our corporate accounting firm.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have an MBA and a master's of finance degree, over 15 years of experience in management consulting, and 18 months as the CFO of a biotech start-up. My consulting experience included extensive involvement in training junior staff in business analytics and marketing analysis.
Finance,

Finance

I have both an MBA and a Masters degree in Finance from Penn State's Smeal School of Business. This included 12 graduate level courses in finance ranging from portfolio theory to fixed income investments and derivatives. In addition, I have years of experience in statistical analysis and am highly proficient in Excel functions and add-ins specific to financial analysis, as well as modeling and simulation software.
GMAT,

GMAT

Due to my pursuit of 3 master's degrees over a 15 year period I have had to take the GMAT exam 3 times. I have never scored below 720, being consistently in the 95th percentile or better in the quantitative sections, and 99th percentile in the verbal and writing sections. I have never spent a dime or one minute studying or preparing for any standardized test in my life. I do not know of, nor do I use or teach, "tricks" to taking these tests. I know these tests can be mastered through the development of critical thinking and a solid grounding in the basics of the subjects involved.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have extensive experience with excel in a variety of fields of statistical analysis from scientific data to finance. I spent 15 years training consultants with Excel, and have tutored for over 2 years mainly for people looking to expand their skills in Excel, from manufacturing and sales roles to banking. I also am versatile with add-ins including various data analysis and statistics packages, solver, monte carlo simulations, etc.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have spent over 15 years training consultants to present their reports and analyses to clients using PowerPoint. This training included presentation design, notes, and talk construction, as well as actual presentation delivery.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, which includes delivering several hundred presentations to groups ranging in size from 3 to 40. In addition I have delivered presentations at industry conferences in front of audiences numbering in the hundreds. A significant portion of my role involves training junior consultants in these skills as well.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have almost 20 years' experience in statistical analysis and data collection across the fields of marketing, finance and scientific research. In addition, I have nearly 10 years of experience training consultants on statistical analyses and software packages.
Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have developed a vast knowledge of etymology, and can teach you to figure out what words mean by understanding where they come from. I'm also rely heavily on connotation, knowing exactly which synonym is right for a specific meaning. I have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings. I also managed a team of consultants for 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing, so while I am new to tutoring, I do have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others. I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. I am an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, and have a genuine love for the diversity of the English language and its vocabulary.
Grammar

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, which includes delivering several hundred presentations to groups ranging in size from 3 to 40. In addition I have delivered presentations at industry conferences in front of audiences numbering in the hundreds. A significant portion of my role involves training junior consultants in these skills as well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking and grammar rules and vocabulary. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings. I also managed a team of consultants for 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing, so while I am new to tutoring, I do have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others. I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the writing sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on the basics to ensure a top level result: the structure of the piece and proper grammar. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to lay out what you want to say before you start writing. After that, it really is easy.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have developed a vast knowledge of etymology, and can teach you to figure out what words mean by understanding where they come from. I'm also rely heavily on connotation, knowing exactly which synonym is right for a specific meaning. I have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings. I also managed a team of consultants for 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing, so while I am new to tutoring, I do have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others. I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. I am an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, and have a genuine love for the diversity of the English language and its vocabulary.
Writing,

Writing

I managed a team of consultants for over 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing. I have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others, and have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings.
Grammar, Proofreading

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. MPhil in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge (UK). 6 years of bench experience in the departments of biophysics and pharmacology at UPenn. 15 years' experience consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. 1.5 years as the COO of a local biotech start-up.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have always done well in geometry and find it my favorite section of any standardized test from the SAT to GMAT. I have always scored in the 95th percentile or higher in the math sections of these tests. I focus my tutoring on the fundamentals and critical thinking, and always try to relate the concepts to everyday examples so the student can better relate to the material on an intuitive level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have repeatedly scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the math sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking, logical reasoning and the basics of each math section. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking and grammar rules and vocabulary. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have almost 20 years' experience in statistical analysis and data collection across the fields of marketing, finance and scientific research. In addition, I have nearly 10 years of experience training consultants on statistical analyses and software packages.
Writing,

Writing

I managed a team of consultants for over 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing. I have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others, and have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Math

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I am well versed in statistical analyses with over 15 years of analytic work as a consultant to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. For the last year I have worked as the Director of Analytic Technology for a biotech start-up, devising all data analytic programs, and conducting analyses, as well as designing experimental programs. I am proficient with a wide range of statistical packages.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have always done well in geometry and find it my favorite section of any standardized test from the SAT to GMAT. I have always scored in the 95th percentile or higher in the math sections of these tests. I focus my tutoring on the fundamentals and critical thinking, and always try to relate the concepts to everyday examples so the student can better relate to the material on an intuitive level.
Probability,

Probability

I have worked for over 15 years in market research and forecasting which involves rigorous probabilistic calculations. In addition, I have studied probability and its applications in depth as part of my Masters degree in Finance. Probability is one of the most important facets for all of our lives, yet consistently one of the least understood. The secret is in being able to see it intuitively, and I'm prepared to teach you the critical thinking skills you need to master this topic.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have repeatedly scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the math sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking, logical reasoning and the basics of each math section. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
Statistics

Statistics

I have almost 20 years' experience in statistical analysis and data collection across the fields of marketing, finance and scientific research. In addition, I have nearly 10 years of experience training consultants on statistical analyses and software packages.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. MPhil in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge (UK). 6 years of bench experience in the departments of biophysics and pharmacology at UPenn. 15 years' experience consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. 1.5 years as the COO of a local biotech start-up.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have always done well in geometry and find it my favorite section of any standardized test from the SAT to GMAT. I have always scored in the 95th percentile or higher in the math sections of these tests. I focus my tutoring on the fundamentals and critical thinking, and always try to relate the concepts to everyday examples so the student can better relate to the material on an intuitive level.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have almost 20 years' experience in statistical analysis and data collection across the fields of marketing, finance and scientific research. In addition, I have nearly 10 years of experience training consultants on statistical analyses and software packages.
Writing

Writing

I managed a team of consultants for over 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing. I have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others, and have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings.

Other

Finance,

Finance

I have both an MBA and a Masters degree in Finance from Penn State's Smeal School of Business. This included 12 graduate level courses in finance ranging from portfolio theory to fixed income investments and derivatives. In addition, I have years of experience in statistical analysis and am highly proficient in Excel functions and add-ins specific to financial analysis, as well as modeling and simulation software.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have spent 15 years consulting to the pharmaceutical industry on market research and marketing strategy. This includes work on the marketing platforms for household-name drugs and medical devices. As a consulting team leader, a significant part of my role has involved training new consultants on marketing strategy, analytics and econometrics as well as on report writing and presentation and client management skills. I also have an MBA and a master's of finance degree.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

Biology,

Biology

BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. MPhil in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge (UK). 6 years of bench experience in the departments of biophysics and pharmacology at UPenn. 15 years' experience consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. 1.5 years as the COO of a local biotech start-up.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I am well versed in statistical analyses with over 15 years of analytic work as a consultant to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. For the last year I have worked as the Director of Analytic Technology for a biotech start-up, devising all data analytic programs, and conducting analyses, as well as designing experimental programs. I am proficient with a wide range of statistical packages.
Genetics,

Genetics

I have a BA in Biology from The University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil in pharmacology from Cambridge University in England. Both programs involved extensive use of genetics. I currently am working as the Director of Analytic Technology at a biotech start-up focused on the genetics of cancer and viral diseases. Part of this job includes training scientists as they are hired.
Pharmacology

Pharmacology

I have an MPhil (master's degree in science) from the University of Cambridge in pharmacology. My master's thesis was on the actions of nicotinoid agonists on acetylcholine receptors. I also have 4 years of bench experience in the University of Pennsylvania's pharmacology department working on opiate receptors in the lab of Dr. Terry R. I currently am the COO of a biotech start-up.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. MPhil in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge (UK). 6 years of bench experience in the departments of biophysics and pharmacology at UPenn. 15 years' experience consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. 1.5 years as the COO of a local biotech start-up.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have always done well in geometry and find it my favorite section of any standardized test from the SAT to GMAT. I have always scored in the 95th percentile or higher in the math sections of these tests. I focus my tutoring on the fundamentals and critical thinking, and always try to relate the concepts to everyday examples so the student can better relate to the material on an intuitive level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have repeatedly scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the math sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking, logical reasoning and the basics of each math section. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have almost 20 years' experience in statistical analysis and data collection across the fields of marketing, finance and scientific research. In addition, I have nearly 10 years of experience training consultants on statistical analyses and software packages.
Writing,

Writing

I managed a team of consultants for over 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing. I have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others, and have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

Due to my pursuit of 3 master's degrees over a 15 year period I have had to take the GMAT exam 3 times. I have never scored below 720, being consistently in the 95th percentile or better in the quantitative sections, and 99th percentile in the verbal and writing sections. I have never spent a dime or one minute studying or preparing for any standardized test in my life. I do not know of, nor do I use or teach, "tricks" to taking these tests. I know these tests can be mastered through the development of critical thinking and a solid grounding in the basics of the subjects involved.
GRE,

GRE

I have always excelled on standardized tests, placing in the 99th percentile on SATs, GREs and GMATs, often repeatedly. I have never spent a dime or one minute studying or preparing for any standardized test in my life. I do not know of, nor do I use or teach, "tricks" to taking these tests. I know these tests can be mastered through the development of critical thinking skills and a solid grounding in the basics of the subjects involved. I focus on logic and reminding students of the basics of the math sections, and developing simple grammar rules and expanding the vocabulary. For writing sections I focus on pre-writing, planning out the essay, setting up the thesis and evidence, and plotting the paragraphs.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have repeatedly scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the math sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking, logical reasoning and the basics of each math section. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on critical thinking and grammar rules and vocabulary. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to think through the questions. I avoid teaching test-taking tricks.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have over 20 years of professional writing experience in business and scientific settings. I also managed a team of consultants for 15 years which included reviewing and training them on report writing, so while I am new to tutoring, I do have extensive experience in improving the writing skills and styles of others. I have repeatedly scored in the 99th percentile on the writing sections of standardized tests including SATs, GREs and GMATs. My focus is on the basics to ensure a top level result: the structure of the piece and proper grammar. I can help you think in a logical fashion, and teach you to lay out what you want to say before you start writing. After that, it really is easy.
PSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great GMAT tutor

John is a really great tutor. He knows the GMAT fundamentals really well and helps you understand how to think through the problems critically.

Yena, 1 lesson with John

Knowledgeable and Detailed

Knowledgeable in all areas of managerial and financial accounting. Detailed and thorough in process and review of all material.

Colleen, 13 lessons with John

Very excellent

My friends and I have taken with John some classes related to an accounting and a finance. We have found the class very useful and excellent. I recommend him to all my friends.

Abdulrahman, 3 lessons with John

Very great tutor, makes sure you understand all the material well before moving on,

He was patient and understanding. I was comfortable asking him questions about the subject. I'm glad I will be tutoring with him because I feel I can get good grades

Radi, 36 lessons with John

Knowledgeable, Respectful, Relates AP Statistics to Real World Applications

My son has only had one session with John to date, but he expressed renewed hope for tackling his AP statistics class with confidence after meeting with John. I'm really glad that we hired him.

Gina, 3 lessons with John

Great SAT Prep Tutor

We contacted John for some last minute SAT prep just 2 weeks before our son was scheduled for the test. He spent three or four 90 minute sessions with John and it really helped him to navigate and understand the test and question structure. Before each session, our son would do one math section and one reading section of an SAT practice test from the official SAT prep book. John would then help our son with the areas where he was weakest, spending time going over the problems he got wrong and the parts he didn't understand. For the last session, our son also did a practice essay for John to critique. Overall, he showed our son how to focus on what was important in the reading sections, how to approach the unfamiliar math problems, and how to structure the essay portion of the test. Result was our son scored a 2110 up from 1860 last Spring. Thanks, John, for all your great guidance!

Jennifer, 4 lessons with John

Knowledgeable

Taught me how to think critically and eliminate the wrong answers for the GRE. Taught me techniques for the verbal and math sections of the GRE.

Lynda , 2 lessons with John

Very patient and relatable.

We went over sentence correction and data sufficiency. went extremely well and looking forward to next appointment.

Nicholas, 4 lessons with John

John is very good at what he does.

John helped me with corporate finance. we did cash flows, NPV, FV,, return on equity and exchange rates and break even analysis. Since he started helping me my finance lesson has become easier and my grades have improve

George, 10 lessons with John

Excellent

John is very helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to teach in a way that allowed me to learn quickly.

Kevin , 1 lesson with John

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