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John L.

Pittsburgh, PA

$50/hour

John, Math, Physics, Chinese

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Tsinghua University
Mechanical Eng
Tsinghua University
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Tsinghua University (Mechanical Eng)

Tsinghua University (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

About John

I have totally more than four year college teaching experience including one year teaching experience at University of Pittsburgh (Nonlinear Mechanics for graduate students and Linear Dynamics for undergraduate students), four year teaching assistant at university of Pittsburgh (for undergraduate students) and as a software trainer for five years (for industrial engineers), my most recent working experience are related to industry and university research. Starting from my middle school year, my math and Physics knowledge and problem solving skills are heavily trained and practiced through my entire life.

The fundamental goal of my teaching is to foster student learning abilities and know how to solve problems. I think that Knowledge is like food and learning likes gun to a hunter. If the hunter do not know how to use gun to capture prey (quarry), he does not survive in the woods after consuming all carried food. There are multiple learning styles: some learn best in lecture atmospheres, some are motivated by discussion, and others absorb best when they read and reflect on what they have read. The core of learning is thinking. Teacher emphasis on guiding student to think or analysis through teaching knowledge.

Except my middle and high school years, I spent two and half years on my advanced math study (Calculus, differential equation, etc.) in my undergraduate study. In my engineering study of my undergraduate and graduate, I use math as a basic tool for studying Mechanics and other engineering courses. During my work and research, my math skill honed over the past 30 years.

I specialize in tutoring math, physics and Chinese on high school study, SAT preparation and undergraduate study. I believe the fundamental goal of teaching is to foster learning abilities and know how to solve problems. Knowledge is like food and learning likes gun to a hunter. If the hunter do not know how to use gun to capture prey (quarry), he does not survive in the woods after consuming all carried food. The core of learning is thinking. Teacher emphasis on guiding student to think or analysis through teaching knowledge. I will let my students to learn knowledge quickly to resolve current study difficulties and know "how to hunt in the woods" by themselves .

I have totally more than four year college teaching experience including one year teaching experience at University of Pittsburgh (Nonlinear Mechanics for graduate students and Linear Dynamics for undergraduate students), four year teaching assistant at university of Pittsburgh (for undergraduate students) and as a software trainer for five years Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15241
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

I was born in Beijing, China and grew up in China. I have lived in China for 32 yeas before I came to USA. Chinese is considered as my native language.

I have three years teaching experience in a Chinese university and two years experience as a teaching assistant in a Chinese university.

I have studied Chinese in Chinese school (elementary and middle schools) for 11 years.

Tsinghua University
Mechanical Eng
Tsinghua University
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Tsinghua University (Mechanical Eng)

Tsinghua University (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15241.