Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, ASVAB), and Writing Tutor
Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, ASVAB), and Writing 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, 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...
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 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 third graders to adults in their 40's, from elementary math to college-level calculus.
In addition to tutoring in the mathematical disciplines, I also specialize in test preparation. Children and adults alike with test anxiety, but again, it doesn't need to be that way! Preparing for a test means more than just being familiar with the subject material: improving one's score also requires the right test-taking skills, such as pacing, eliminating incorrect responses, strategic guessing, and alternative strategies (such as backsolving and plugging-in-numbers). Although I am a certified teacher 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 200 students prepare for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and GRE.
Another area in which I can be of assistance is writing, as 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 care to educate myself on the rules of grammar, punctuation, and format, and I'm familiar with the different schools of style, such as MLA and APA. In addition, 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. I can provide guidance on selection of a prompt, construction of a response, and final editing.
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. Without a large block of my time devoted to a routine work schedule, I can also 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, meeting students' needs for online courses, test preparation, or simply brushing up on skills. Summer is the perfect time to prep for the SAT/ACT and work on college application essays: with no schoolwork to be done, 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.
Jonathan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
An Excellent Calculus Tutor!
At the beginning of the summer, I was searching for a Calculus tutor to assist me with my online collegiate Calculus course since math does not come naturally to me. Wyzant led me to Jonathan, and he has been a phenomenal match! During my eight week course, Jonathan came to my home two to three times and week to assist me with learning the concepts of each chapter as well as working through homework problems. He was consistently very patient and willing to walk me through any areas I was struggling with or explained concepts in a new way. Overall, Jonathan was a major factor in my success in Calculus due to his unmatched ability to simplify and explain even the most challenging concepts!Charlotte, 18 lessons with Jonathan
Jonathan is tutoring my daughter for the SATs. He is all around great. Very attune to her ways of learning. Nice person and easy going. She is getting a lot from her sessions with him. I would highly recommend him.Adam, 28 lessons with Jonathan
Patient and understanding
Jon was a very helpful tutor. He did very well explaining thing and always made me feel good about anything I needed help on or I did. He was very patient with me when there was things I didn’t get right away. Jon help me with math and grammar mostly and did a fantastic job breaking things down for a better understanding for me. I’ll definitely recommend him down the road and take his sessions again.Ammy , 4 lessons with Jonathan
Johnathan helped me study mathematics and Arithmetic reasoning for the ASVAB. With only four sessions with him, he gave me the skills to increase my scores from a 50 and below to a 75 in both Mathematic sections. Thanks to his help, I now qualify for the careers I’m interested in pursuing with the military. Id highly recommend Johnathan to anyone struggling with mathematics. wether it’s calculus or algebra, he knows how to break it down into simple terms and can make even the hardest subjects digestible.Jasper , 14 lessons with Jonathan
Jonathan is excellent!!!
Jonathan worked with our daughter and by the end of the first session, she felt much more confident. He is excellent at assessing a student’s prior knowledge, areas of need, and figuring out a student’s individual learning style. Highly recommended!James, 36 lessons with Jonathan
A Tutor Who Makes Math Understandable
Jonathan has been tutoring my home schooled students for four years. He has come alongside me to cover material that my students aren't understanding. For one child, we've found that having him introduce new topics before I begin those lessons, helps her to have less anxiety and misunderstandings of the concepts. Jonathan knows how to take confusing and complicated concepts and make them understandable to the average person. We have fewer frustrations over math since starting tutoring. Knowing that Jonathan is available to review difficult math lessons with my children has helped to make our homeschooling days go more smoothly and helped my children to grown in their confidence with math.Kim, 156 lessons with Jonathan
Working with Jonathan has been a great success
We engaged Jonathan last November to help our son prepare for the SATs and ACTs. Our son is a smart guy, but gets nervous testing. We feared we had a late start, but Jonathan quickly assessed Cole's strengths/weaknesses and went to work. Cole had a strong showing for his first ACT after working with Jonathan for only a few weeks, and his SAT score jumped 110 points. Jonathan's relaxed yet focused style has inspired Cole to keep working on his skills to take another round of ACT/SATs. Jonathan has given him the confidence to not dread these exams. Thank you Jonathan for taking the stress out of testing!Kathleen, 37 lessons with Jonathan
Clear and Concise Tutor
Tutoring me in college level statistics. Explained lessons and subjects in a knowledgeable manor without losing the audience. I would highly recommend Jonathan to any statistics student.Valarie, 5 lessons with Jonathan
Patient, knowledgeable, practical
Jonathan listens to students and leads to it. Jonathan make complex math practical and painless. He is encouraging and motivating, which builds confidence not discouragement.Sara, 8 lessons with Jonathan
Knowledgeable and friendly!
Jonathan took the time my daughter needed to help her complete the review packet and prepare for her Trigonometry final. She felt much more confident after the session!Michele, 2 lessons with Jonathan
Response time: 40 minutes