Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB), and Homeschool Tutor
Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB), and Homeschool Tutor
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; rather, it's just another element of knowledge in general. As with any discipline, practice leads to proficiency, but 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. For others, they were never presented...
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; rather, it's just another element of knowledge in general. As with any discipline, practice leads to proficiency, but 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. For others, they were never presented with an easy-to-follow step-by-step process for solving problems. I can help you unlock the mystery of mathematics and get you on the road to comprehension. In my time as a tutor and a teacher, I have instructed students at all stages of life and mathematical development—from 3rd graders to adults in their 40's, from elementary math to college-level calculus.
In addition to tutoring for mathematical disciplines, I also specialize in test preparation. Many people—children and adults alike—deal with test anxiety. Again, it doesn't need to be that way! Preparing for a test means more than just being familiar with the subject material; pacing, eliminating incorrect responses, strategic guessing, and alternative strategies (such as backsolving and plugging-in-numbers) are important test-taking techniques that can improve a person's score. Although I am a certified teacher in mathematics and social studies with a Master's degree in Secondary Education, I feel my biggest assets are my tutoring experience and my ability to connect with students. In my time as a professional tutor, I have helped more than 100 students prepare for many tests, including the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and GRE.
Another area in which I can be of assistance is writing. I am skilled in technical writing and have a strong understanding of the process of writing research papers, from brainstorming to constructing a thesis to finding and citing references to editing. I've taken special care to educate myself on the rules of grammar and punctuation, as well as obtaining references in the different style formats. In addition to assisting with writing papers, I have also worked with students on their college essays. I'm familiar with all the prompts and have read up on what college admission officers want to see in a college essay.
Because tutoring is my full-time occupation, I can be particularly flexible with my time. Since I don't "go to work" for a predetermined time each day, I can meet students based upon their schedules. This allows me to work with homeschooled students, take on more online students, and help people out with significant writing assignments. And without a large block of my time devoted to a routine work schedule, I can be quicker in my responses to students and be more accommodating to those who might need "emergency" tutoring.
When the school year is over, I continue to work through the summer—be it for online courses, brushing up on skills, or test preparation. Summer is the perfect time to prep for the SAT/ACT and work on college application essays: with no schoolwork to be done during summertime, students can receive more comprehensive tutoring to prepare. It's also a great time to get some extra help for the next school year; whether your child is a little behind, or maybe you want him or her to get ahead, the summer is the time to get the necessary instruction.
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Jonathan has been working with my son for SAT/ACT prep. He has been fabulous in creating and implementing a plan for standardized college testing. My son's scores have improved tremendously. Jonathan is highly knowledgeable about both tests and helps students maximize their performance. I couldn't say better things about his abilities.Dorothy, 71 lessons with Jonathan
We had to rearrange our tutoring schedule because of sports and Jonathan accommodated our haphazard schedule superbly! We appreciate his flexibility. We’ve had Jonathan tutor our son for years and appreciate all he does.Jonathan, 129 lessons with Jonathan
My sophomore has struggled with geometry all year until he started working with Jonathan. Jonathan has helped him improve his grade in that class by over 10 points and he is so patient. My son really likes how the concepts are broken down into pieces he can understand. Thanks, Jonathan!!!Stacy, 7 lessons with Jonathan
Gets good results.......
My daughter did very well on the math portion of the SAT after tutoring with Jonathan. Now moving onto the reading. It is nice to be able to use one tutor for both subjects.......Susan, 21 lessons with Jonathan
After a successful season of SAT math tutoring, Jonathan is now working with my son on AP Calc. He is very accommodating and has been a great asset. He has a good mastery of advanced math concepts.Susan, 19 lessons with Jonathan
Great long term commitment
Jonathan has been my daughters tutor for a while. They have built a great rapport and I’m very pleased with his commitmentMelanie, 43 lessons with Jonathan
Patient and Encouraging
Jonathan is helping me prepare for the GREs. We have only had one lesson together, and I have not taken any math in about 20 years, but I already feel like hiring him as my tutor is a step in the right direction!Katie, 25 lessons with Jonathan
Helpful ACT Prep
I really appreciate Jonathan's help these past few weeks. I have a better understanding of Algebra and feel much more prepared to take the ACT. I would definitely work with Jonathan again!Cheryl, 5 lessons with Jonathan
Confident & Convenient
Jonathan has been working with my child throughout high school, specifically with math but has also crossed over into some science areas where math and equations are a large focus. Jonathan is both confident and patient. These attributes seamlessly transfer to the student with positive results. In a short period of time, Jonathan was able to steer my child into the direction of " I can do this" when previously, my child was resigned to the fact that math just wasn't for him. The idea of having an in home tutor is great. Jonathan is flexible with scheduling which makes it super convenient in many ways. Jonathan makes himself available at a time when there are fewer activities vying for a students attention...the lesson is so much more impactful. Jonathan has a great perspective and approach which has made the experience positive. If you have a student who is struggling with math or avoiding it, Jonathan can certainly be an asset to you as well.Julie, 75 lessons with Jonathan
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Jonathan was very patient and thorough in his tutoring. He prepared my daughter for the SATs. They reviewed and worked on her specific weaknesses and discussed strategies for the test.Kristi, 10 lessons with Jonathan
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