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Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, ASVAB), and Writing Tutor

Jonathan R.
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## Exceptional SAT/ACT Tutor

Parce, 25 lessons with JonathanHaving had one previously good experience on Wyzant with a Latin tutor, my husband and I turned to Wyzant again after seeing our daughter’s PSAT scores. With her grades and hard work, we knew she could do better, but we needed outside help. Our daughter chose Jonathan and it was one of the best decisions she made. Not only does Jonathan have good rapport with students, he also takes a holistic approach to SAT/ACT tutoring: *He looked at the test scores and was able to effectively...

Mathematics is often so confusing and so boring, but it doesn't have to be that way! Math is not some mysterious subject that only a few can comprehend, but just another element of knowledge in general. As with any discipline, practice leads to proficiency, and that practice needs to be guided by an expert. No one gains mastery in any subject without guidance. The problem for many people is that they were only told what to do, but never told why to do it. For others, they were never presented...

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GRE
#### GRE

Taking the GRE can be intimidating, particularly if it's been a few years since you were in undergraduate school. That's why I focus precisely on what each individual student needs to do in order to navigate the test, from prep materials to a study plan to practice tests. Of the more than 30 students I have worked with, all of them needed help with the Quantitative Reasoning section, so I seek to teach the fundamentals and the test-taking skills necessary to get the score you're looking for.

Grammar,
#### Grammar

Grammar, punctuation, and word use are areas that have always interested me. After math and history, grammar is my most favorite topic to study. As an adult, I continue to learn about proper grammar, even reading books such as "The Grouchy Grammarian," which details the 47 mistakes most commonly made by professional writers. I know my grammar, and I know how to explain its rules to others.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

Statistics have always fascinated me, and I find them to be one of the necessary foundational pieces of knowledge people need to navigate the world. As a certified teacher, I have taught the concepts of statistics at many levels of math.

Proofreading
Elementary Math,
#### Elementary Math

I'm a certified math teacher, and over the years I've seen a lot of students fall behind in math during their middle school years because they didn't have the necessary foundational skills that should have been taught in elementary school. The basics are essential: arithmetic, organization, and following procedure; these are what I focus on when I tutor elementary students.

Grammar,
#### Grammar

Grammar, punctuation, and word use are areas that have always interested me. After math and history, grammar is my most favorite topic to study. As an adult, I continue to learn about proper grammar, even reading books such as "The Grouchy Grammarian," which details the 47 mistakes most commonly made by professional writers. I know my grammar, and I know how to explain its rules to others.

Homeschool
#### Homeschool

Since becoming a full-time professional tutor, I have worked with more than 10 homeschool students from several families in diverse situations. I have tutored students exclusively online, including two from Taiwan, and I have worked with an entire family (four children) for more than two years now. In addition, I have served as the math teacher for two homeschool students over the course of an entire school year, and as both the math and social studies for one student over her entire time in high school. My experience ranges from elementary math with a 10-year old to ACT prep with a senior.

ACT English,
#### ACT English

Since 2014, I have helped more than 50 students prepare for the ACT English Test. Many students have the necessary knowledge to answer the questions in this section, but the pace of 75 questions in only 45 minutes is difficult to master. My tutoring process includes a review of grammar rules and writing techniques, as well working with students to efficiently navigate the section in the allotted time.

ACT Reading,
#### ACT Reading

The ACT Reading section is similar to that of the SAT, but moves at a faster pace. Part of my comprehensive ACT prep process is guiding students to adapt to the pacing required in the test. Quick decision-making is essential to performing well on the ACT Reading section, and I work to teach students that skill.

English,
#### English

The English language has always fascinated me. It's the richest language on earth, but also the one with the most idiosyncrasies. I appreciate those quirks, however, and I actually enjoy grammar and editing. When it comes to helping students with writing assignments, my approach is to make sure that assignment is as technically sound as possible.

Grammar,
#### Grammar

Grammar, punctuation, and word use are areas that have always interested me. After math and history, grammar is my most favorite topic to study. As an adult, I continue to learn about proper grammar, even reading books such as "The Grouchy Grammarian," which details the 47 mistakes most commonly made by professional writers. I know my grammar, and I know how to explain its rules to others.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

Over the past five years, I have worked with more than 20 students on SAT preparation. This preparation is comprehensive, covering all four sections of the SAT, including the Reading section.

SAT Writing,
#### SAT Writing

With the changes to the SAT, the Writing section is now the Writing and Language section. Grammar is one of my specialties, so I have been able to help a number of students improve their scores in this section of the test. In addition, my logical approach has helped when instructing students on how to write the SAT essay.

Writing,
#### Writing

Using my talent for explaining the fine points of grammar, diction, and argument, I have assisted many people with the planning, composing, and editing of their essays and papers. In particular, I have helped a number of students with the efficient construction of their college application essays. Additionally, I have provided expert copyediting for final drafts of formal papers.

Proofreading
American History,
#### American History

History is one of my passions, and something that I enjoy studying and learning about. My undergraduate minor was history, and as a graduate student, I became certified as a middle school social studies teacher. American history is so often misrepresented in today's curricula, so working with a tutor can help a student get a grasp of the full scope of that history.

Bible Studies,
#### Bible Studies

Over the past 10 years, I have been taking the Leadership Courses offered by BILD International's Antioch School. My church offers these courses, which are part of a training curriculum for pastors and missionaries. To date, I have excelled in courses covering Acts, the Pauline Epistles, the Essentials of Sound Doctrine, Elders and Leaders in the Early Church, Shepherding and Counseling, Evangelism, and the Character of a Leader.

Geography,
#### Geography

As a certified social studies teacher, I have taught geography in classroom situations. Geography is one of my fascinations--a hobby of sorts. I thoroughly enjoy studying maps and investigating the links between geography and history.

Government & Politics,
#### Government & Politics

No subject in recent years has intrigued me more than government and politics. I have studied the Constitution and the history of the court cases dealing with it, and I feel that I am an "expert layman" in that department. My approach to politics is not rooted in any particular political philosophy, but rather centers on historical record, pertinent law, and founding documents.

Religion,
#### Religion

My specialty is the Judeo-Christian religious denominations. I am a member of local Christian church, and I have also attended Bob Jones University and Liberty University. I have taken multiple courses on the Judeo-Christian religion, and continue to do so today. Currently, I am working through the BILD (Biblical Institute of Leadership Development) curriculum. Over the course of the last 20 years, I have taught Bible courses at the church level to the following age groups: elementary, middle school, high school, and adult.

Social Studies
#### Social Studies

I am a certified social studies teacher (in addition to being a certified math teacher). As an undergraduate student in college, my minor was History; as a graduate student, I took multiple classes on teaching the social sciences. I truly love history, and continue to read about it and learn more about it.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at both the middle school and high school levels. Algebra is a course that many of my clients have needed assistance with, and I have been able to direct people--from a wide age range--to be more confident in their math abilities.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite math subjects, and as a certified math teacher, I've had the opportunity to teach it three times. This subject is one with students who range from ninth graders to college students; that means it requires a variety of approaches, which I provide.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

Calculus is my favorite discipline in mathematics, so I really enjoy teaching it. At the same time, I understand that plenty of students have difficulty understanding calculus. If you're taking Calculus 1 or 2 (including H.S. Advanced Placement courses), then I can certainly help you. Over the last decade I have worked with more than 40 calculus students, and all of them have both increased their levels of comprehension and improved their grades.

English,
#### English

The English language has always fascinated me. It's the richest language on earth, but also the one with the most idiosyncrasies. I appreciate those quirks, however, and I actually enjoy grammar and editing. When it comes to helping students with writing assignments, my approach is to make sure that assignment is as technically sound as possible.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects to teach because of its implications. It's a very logical subject, and mastering geometry can help a student think in a more structured manner, and be able to present argument more effectively. I am a certified math teacher, and have had the opportunity to work with several students in geometry; in each case, the student's performance improved.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

As a certified math teacher, I have taught this subject more than any other--even at the high school level. A strong foundation in algebra is critical for any student to be able to succeed in high school mathematics. I have worked with many students in one-on-one situations, and their confidence in their prealgebra skills has increased through those sessions.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Since calculus is my favorite area of mathematics, I feel it's essential for a student to have the necessary fundamental tools when that course begins. Precalculus has so many skills that must be solid for a student to enter calculus. As a certified math teacher, I have taught both precalculus and calculus. More importantly, I've worked with a great many students in the area of precalculus, at both high school and college levels.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

As a certified math teacher, I have taught all the mathematics topics covered on the SAT. As a tutor, I have worked with more than 100 students to prepare them for the SAT. The comprehensive preparation I provide covers all four sections of the SAT, including both math sections. Test preparation is more than just knowing the subject matter: test-taking skills are also essential, so I aim to instill those skills in all my students.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

Over the past five years, I have worked with more than 20 students on SAT preparation. This preparation is comprehensive, covering all four sections of the SAT, including the Reading section.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

Statistics have always fascinated me, and I find them to be one of the necessary foundational pieces of knowledge people need to navigate the world. As a certified teacher, I have taught the concepts of statistics at many levels of math.

Writing
#### Writing

Using my talent for explaining the fine points of grammar, diction, and argument, I have assisted many people with the planning, composing, and editing of their essays and papers. In particular, I have helped a number of students with the efficient construction of their college application essays. Additionally, I have provided expert copyediting for final drafts of formal papers.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

In addition to being a certified mathematics teacher and having taught all the topics covered in the ACT Math Test, I have helped more than 100 students prepare for the test. Because the ACT math section consists entirely of multiple choice questions and permits the use of a calculator throughout, it requires a particular approach when it comes to test-taking strategy. After working with me and learning that strategy, most of my students have seen marked improvement, with some increasing their ACT Math scores by five or more points.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at both the middle school and high school levels. Algebra is a course that many of my clients have needed assistance with, and I have been able to direct people--from a wide age range--to be more confident in their math abilities.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite math subjects, and as a certified math teacher, I've had the opportunity to teach it three times. This subject is one with students who range from ninth graders to college students; that means it requires a variety of approaches, which I provide.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

Calculus is my favorite discipline in mathematics, so I really enjoy teaching it. At the same time, I understand that plenty of students have difficulty understanding calculus. If you're taking Calculus 1 or 2 (including H.S. Advanced Placement courses), then I can certainly help you. Over the last decade I have worked with more than 40 calculus students, and all of them have both increased their levels of comprehension and improved their grades.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects to teach because of its implications. It's a very logical subject, and mastering geometry can help a student think in a more structured manner, and be able to present argument more effectively. I am a certified math teacher, and have had the opportunity to work with several students in geometry; in each case, the student's performance improved.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

As a certified math teacher, I have taught this subject more than any other--even at the high school level. A strong foundation in algebra is critical for any student to be able to succeed in high school mathematics. I have worked with many students in one-on-one situations, and their confidence in their prealgebra skills has increased through those sessions.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Since calculus is my favorite area of mathematics, I feel it's essential for a student to have the necessary fundamental tools when that course begins. Precalculus has so many skills that must be solid for a student to enter calculus. As a certified math teacher, I have taught both precalculus and calculus. More importantly, I've worked with a great many students in the area of precalculus, at both high school and college levels.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

As a certified math teacher, I have taught all the mathematics topics covered on the SAT. As a tutor, I have worked with more than 100 students to prepare them for the SAT. The comprehensive preparation I provide covers all four sections of the SAT, including both math sections. Test preparation is more than just knowing the subject matter: test-taking skills are also essential, so I aim to instill those skills in all my students.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

Statistics have always fascinated me, and I find them to be one of the necessary foundational pieces of knowledge people need to navigate the world. As a certified teacher, I have taught the concepts of statistics at many levels of math.

Trigonometry
#### Trigonometry

I am a certified math teacher, so I have had the opportunity to teach precalculus and calculus, meaning that I have worked extensively with trigonometry. Trigonometry often requires one-on-one help, especially when it comes to graphing. As a tutor, I've been able to help a number of students comprehend the material and improve their performances.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at both the middle school and high school levels. Algebra is a course that many of my clients have needed assistance with, and I have been able to direct people--from a wide age range--to be more confident in their math abilities.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite math subjects, and as a certified math teacher, I've had the opportunity to teach it three times. This subject is one with students who range from ninth graders to college students; that means it requires a variety of approaches, which I provide.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

Calculus is my favorite discipline in mathematics, so I really enjoy teaching it. At the same time, I understand that plenty of students have difficulty understanding calculus. If you're taking Calculus 1 or 2 (including H.S. Advanced Placement courses), then I can certainly help you. Over the last decade I have worked with more than 40 calculus students, and all of them have both increased their levels of comprehension and improved their grades.

English,
#### English

The English language has always fascinated me. It's the richest language on earth, but also the one with the most idiosyncrasies. I appreciate those quirks, however, and I actually enjoy grammar and editing. When it comes to helping students with writing assignments, my approach is to make sure that assignment is as technically sound as possible.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects to teach because of its implications. It's a very logical subject, and mastering geometry can help a student think in a more structured manner, and be able to present argument more effectively. I am a certified math teacher, and have had the opportunity to work with several students in geometry; in each case, the student's performance improved.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

As a certified math teacher, I have taught this subject more than any other--even at the high school level. A strong foundation in algebra is critical for any student to be able to succeed in high school mathematics. I have worked with many students in one-on-one situations, and their confidence in their prealgebra skills has increased through those sessions.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Since calculus is my favorite area of mathematics, I feel it's essential for a student to have the necessary fundamental tools when that course begins. Precalculus has so many skills that must be solid for a student to enter calculus. As a certified math teacher, I have taught both precalculus and calculus. More importantly, I've worked with a great many students in the area of precalculus, at both high school and college levels.

Writing
#### Writing

Using my talent for explaining the fine points of grammar, diction, and argument, I have assisted many people with the planning, composing, and editing of their essays and papers. In particular, I have helped a number of students with the efficient construction of their college application essays. Additionally, I have provided expert copyediting for final drafts of formal papers.

Bible Studies,
#### Bible Studies

Over the past 10 years, I have been taking the Leadership Courses offered by BILD International's Antioch School. My church offers these courses, which are part of a training curriculum for pastors and missionaries. To date, I have excelled in courses covering Acts, the Pauline Epistles, the Essentials of Sound Doctrine, Elders and Leaders in the Early Church, Shepherding and Counseling, Evangelism, and the Character of a Leader.

Geography,
#### Geography

As a certified social studies teacher, I have taught geography in classroom situations. Geography is one of my fascinations--a hobby of sorts. I thoroughly enjoy studying maps and investigating the links between geography and history.

Government & Politics,
#### Government & Politics

No subject in recent years has intrigued me more than government and politics. I have studied the Constitution and the history of the court cases dealing with it, and I feel that I am an "expert layman" in that department. My approach to politics is not rooted in any particular political philosophy, but rather centers on historical record, pertinent law, and founding documents.

Religion
#### Religion

My specialty is the Judeo-Christian religious denominations. I am a member of local Christian church, and I have also attended Bob Jones University and Liberty University. I have taken multiple courses on the Judeo-Christian religion, and continue to do so today. Currently, I am working through the BILD (Biblical Institute of Leadership Development) curriculum. Over the course of the last 20 years, I have taught Bible courses at the church level to the following age groups: elementary, middle school, high school, and adult.

ACT Science
#### ACT Science

Of all the ACT sections, the Science section is the most demanding from a timing perspective. The average student can understand, process, and answer the questions, but it takes practice to do that in the time allotted. It's 40 questions in only 35 minutes, and some of the text is dense. As an experienced ACT tutor, I work to teach the strategies necessary to navigate this section successfully.

GED,
#### GED

The GED Mathematical Reasoning Test is far and away the section most students need help with, but I provide expert help prepping for all four GED tests. From advice on what prep materials they should use to how to master the official GED calculator (TI-30XS MultiView), I guide students through the entire prep process. Since GED students are adult learners, I treat them as such, working with them to find the most efficient path for completing the goal of getting their high-school equivalency.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

As a certified math teacher, I have taught all the mathematics topics covered on the SAT. As a tutor, I have worked with more than 100 students to prepare them for the SAT. The comprehensive preparation I provide covers all four sections of the SAT, including both math sections. Test preparation is more than just knowing the subject matter: test-taking skills are also essential, so I aim to instill those skills in all my students.

Writing
#### Writing

Using my talent for explaining the fine points of grammar, diction, and argument, I have assisted many people with the planning, composing, and editing of their essays and papers. In particular, I have helped a number of students with the efficient construction of their college application essays. Additionally, I have provided expert copyediting for final drafts of formal papers.

ACT English,
#### ACT English

Since 2014, I have helped more than 50 students prepare for the ACT English Test. Many students have the necessary knowledge to answer the questions in this section, but the pace of 75 questions in only 45 minutes is difficult to master. My tutoring process includes a review of grammar rules and writing techniques, as well working with students to efficiently navigate the section in the allotted time.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

In addition to being a certified mathematics teacher and having taught all the topics covered in the ACT Math Test, I have helped more than 100 students prepare for the test. Because the ACT math section consists entirely of multiple choice questions and permits the use of a calculator throughout, it requires a particular approach when it comes to test-taking strategy. After working with me and learning that strategy, most of my students have seen marked improvement, with some increasing their ACT Math scores by five or more points.

ACT Reading,
#### ACT Reading

The ACT Reading section is similar to that of the SAT, but moves at a faster pace. Part of my comprehensive ACT prep process is guiding students to adapt to the pacing required in the test. Quick decision-making is essential to performing well on the ACT Reading section, and I work to teach students that skill.

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

Of all the ACT sections, the Science section is the most demanding from a timing perspective. The average student can understand, process, and answer the questions, but it takes practice to do that in the time allotted. It's 40 questions in only 35 minutes, and some of the text is dense. As an experienced ACT tutor, I work to teach the strategies necessary to navigate this section successfully.

ASVAB,
#### ASVAB

For those prepping for the ASVAB test, there are two stages to the process: (1) achieving the minimum AFQT score, which is based on your math and reading ability; and (2) getting the necessary section scores to qualify for your preferred military job. From the first session, we will determine which sections you need to focus on and what prep materials you should be using. The Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge sections are the ones that give students the most difficulty, so I help them both understand the basics and learn the "tricks" necessary for the no-calculator tests. Out of the 30+ students I have worked with, those who have had at least 10 sessions with me have passed the test and were able to qualify for their desired job in the armed forces.

GED,
#### GED

The GED Mathematical Reasoning Test is far and away the section most students need help with, but I provide expert help prepping for all four GED tests. From advice on what prep materials they should use to how to master the official GED calculator (TI-30XS MultiView), I guide students through the entire prep process. Since GED students are adult learners, I treat them as such, working with them to find the most efficient path for completing the goal of getting their high-school equivalency.

GRE,
#### GRE

Taking the GRE can be intimidating, particularly if it's been a few years since you were in undergraduate school. That's why I focus precisely on what each individual student needs to do in order to navigate the test, from prep materials to a study plan to practice tests. Of the more than 30 students I have worked with, all of them needed help with the Quantitative Reasoning section, so I seek to teach the fundamentals and the test-taking skills necessary to get the score you're looking for.

PSAT,
#### PSAT

In addition to being state certified in both middle school and high school mathematics, I possess a broad knowledge of reading and writing techniques. English is one of my favorite subjects, and I am an aficionado of grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules. In addition, I am an excellent test-taker, and can teach the necessary test-taking skills for navigating the PSAT.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

Over the past five years, I have worked with more than 20 students on SAT preparation. This preparation is comprehensive, covering all four sections of the SAT, including the Reading section.

SAT Writing
#### SAT Writing

With the changes to the SAT, the Writing section is now the Writing and Language section. Grammar is one of my specialties, so I have been able to help a number of students improve their scores in this section of the test. In addition, my logical approach has helped when instructing students on how to write the SAT essay.

Jonathan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **6 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Best tutor

Excellent work! Best tutor who help my son to get ready for his ASVAB test!!! Thank you for your work!

Sophia, 22 lessons with Jonathan

## Best tutor

Excellent work! Best tutor who help my son to get ready for his ASVAB test!!! Thank you for your work!

Sophia, 22 lessons with Jonathan

## Best tutor

Excellent work! Best tutor who help my son to get ready for his ASVAB test!!! Thank you for your work!

Sophia, 22 lessons with Jonathan

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jonathan helped with how to read the questions and sift through the answers. He helped with test taking strategies and identifying areas that need to be improved and how to improve them.

Lisa, 8 lessons with Jonathan

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My child has seen Jonathan once a week for advanced math & AP Calc AB. She liked his teaching from the first lesson, and has trusted his guidance ever since. On top of his knowledge on topic and tutoring technique, his personality shines. He seems really care about his student and it’s shown in top-notch communication. Now my child likes studying Math. I’ll update again when her grades go up.

Kaori, 46 lessons with Jonathan

## Understanding, helpful

We were able to work through the first third of the ACT Math section, and although I didn’t know a few of the topics to begin with, I think I got a better handle on them today.

Kevin, 2 lessons with Jonathan

## Truly Exceptional Tutor

Jonathan is fanatstic. He met with my child, who is writing college application essays for a summer program -- it's a first for our family, and we were not sure where to begin. Jonathan expertly guided my teen through the process, made helpful suggestions for formulating their essays. His energy made them feel inspired and excited about a process that commonly feels daunting. I cannot recommend Jonathan highly enough.

Kris, 2 lessons with Jonathan

## Best tutor

## Great tutor

Jonathan jumped right in within a limited window and gave my daughter the review/boost/confidence to improve on her SAT. His approach was just what she was looking for, and after she took the test she is confident that she will see an increase in her score.

Linda, 4 lessons with Jonathan