Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB), and Writing Tutor
Math, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, GED, 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.
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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, 73 lessons with Jonathan
Very knowledgeable tutor
Jonathan was very patient and explained each step carefully. He made sure I understood what was being done by doing some example problems. I understood completely after doing some more practice with him. Thanks, Jonathan! :)Ryan, 1 lesson with Jonathan
Jonathan help me out to understand better statistics with problem solving practice. And also the concepts he was very patient and thoughtful in teaching explaining very clear all related to the topics I was doing.Alejandro, 8 lessons with Jonathan
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Focusing on SAT reading and writing prep, Jonathan has been outstanding! Would highly recommend him for students looking to improve in this area. This has been money well invested in the college process!Jason, 5 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, 147 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, 18 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, 40 lessons with Jonathan
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