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John F.

Lancaster, PA

$35/hour

Math made understandable

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Discrete Math
— Kyle, Lititz, PA on 1/16/17

$35/Hour


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Franklin and Marshall College
Physics

Education

Franklin and Marshall College (Physics)

About John

I can help you overcome any difficulties you are having with math up to and including trigonometry. With over 15 years of tutoring experience, I have successfully tutored many students with various aptitudes and personalities. These students have ranged from elementary grades through high school. I have even helped a college student pass her Praxis test for teacher certification after having failed it 10 times and another individual make it into the military. One of my students was so excited by what we worked on together (cross multiplication) that she had her mother stop the car alongside of the road on the way home so that she could show her mom what she had learned. I have a passion for helping students achieve their full potential. Having a student change from dreading math to really enjoying it brings me great satisfaction.

An essential element to my tutoring approach is to break a problem down into its basic elements. Many times understanding can be most easily reached by doing a problem with simpler numbers. And, it is always essential to find out where your mastery of concepts stops and build from there to the concept under consideration. My outstanding mastery of math will be used to help you reach a fundamental understanding of the concepts. For example, a per cent is just a number multiplied by a 100 to make it easier to think and talk about numbers that are usually less than 1. I will teach you how to "frame" up a problem so that you will start with the form that the solution(s) will take,

In high school, I was an Explorer Scout, a member of the National Honor Society, and was valedictorian of my graduating class. In college, I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College with a degree in Physics and a minor in Chemistry. I have worked as a research scientist during a nearly 46 year career during which I received over 15 patents. I know how math is used to solve real world problems. I can talk about the usefulness of math. I thoroughly enjoy mathematics and the logical thinking that it requires.

I do regular biking and have completed a 190 mile two day bike hike. I like to play a variety of recreational sports such as softball, tennis, and table tennis. I have coached youth baseball and my favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees. I read whenever I get the time. Scientific American is a favorite magazine and I like books about people. I am a semi-Civil War buff.

There will be no question that you will ask that I cannot answer. Practice problems will be used until there is complete mastery of a concept. I would love to help you become very good at math. Contact me to discuss how we can get this going.
I can help you overcome any difficulties you are having with math up to and including trigonometry. With over 15 years of tutoring experience, I have successfully tutored many students with various aptitudes and personalities. These students have ranged from elementary grades through high school. I have even helped a college student pass her Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Lancaster, PA 17603

"Discrete Math"

- Kyle, Lititz, PA on 1/16/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, Praxis,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Discrete Math

I have gotten all A's in college math courses through three years of Calculus, linear Algebra, and differential equations. I teach discrete mathematics at a local high school. This includes chapters on sequences and series and probability and statistics. I have taught an entire year on just probability theory and related problems. I have textbooks that can give a student a different look at the presentation of the fundamental concepts. I can identify what is causing a particular student's difficulty and get it resolved.

Linear Algebra

I scored 720 on the math section of the SAT test.

I graduated magna cum laude from F & M with a degree in Physics and a minor in chemistry. I completed three courses in calculus, a differential equation course, and a Fourier transform course.

OI have over 15 years of math tutoring experience primarily focused on upper level high school math up to pre-calculus.

Praxis

My general math knowledge is confirmed by a 720 SAT score and graduating magna cum laude from college where I took three semesters of Calculus, a differential equation course, and a Fourier transform course. I graduated with a BA in physics and a minor in chemistry.

I have tutored math for over 15 years.

I have specific experience with tutoring for the Praxis math test. I make sure that the fundamental math concepts are understood so that any question related to a particular concept can be answered. One student that I worked with had failed 10 attempts to pass the Praxis math test. If she didn't pass on the next try, she was planning to give up. After my tutoring input, she took the test and passed. This allowed her to achieve her life's goal.

Franklin and Marshall College
Physics

Education

Franklin and Marshall College (Physics)

Discrete Math

John helped me understand Truth Tables and the rules with AND, OR, and NOT gates as well as IF conditional statements when determining if a statement is true or false. He also assisted with boolean statements and circuits and assembling truth tables from those statements.

— Kyle, Lititz, PA on 1/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 30 miles of Lancaster, PA 17603.