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John B.

Expert Math tutor

Expert Math tutor

$68/hour

  • 1,167 hours tutoring

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I am a full time public school math teacher, but my "first love" is tutoring. I find one-on-one instruction to be the ideal situation for genuine learning to happen. When I'm tutoring, I can really get to the heart of where the real struggles are, and I can be your cheerleader, advocate, and general encourager. We also usually have a lot of fun along the way, with (often dry) wit and good humor offered at no extra charge.

I specialize primarily in math. My specialties are on the upper...

I am a full time public school math teacher, but my "first love" is tutoring. I find one-on-one instruction to be the ideal situation for genuine learning to happen. When I'm tutoring, I can really get to the heart of where the real struggles are, and I can be your cheerleader, advocate, and general encourager. We also usually have a lot of fun along the way, with (often dry) wit and good humor offered at no extra charge.

I specialize primarily in math. My specialties are on the upper end of high school math, as well as College Algebra and early calculus. I have a real knack for explaining math concepts in ways that are easy to understand and breaking complicated skills into manageable steps. I also consider no small part of my job to be a confidence builder because that's often the biggest problem. Usually students understand much more than they realize, so there are many things to feel good about. For example, if you're looking at this profile, that is evidence that you care about your learning enough to consider tutoring. That is an early and necessary step in your way to success!

Wherever I teach, I eventually develop a reputation for being extremely knowledgeable in my subject, and other teachers often come to me when they have questions. I recently retook my Praxis Math Content and made nearly a perfect score (197 out of 200). I have also passed actuarial exams P (probability) and FM (financial math).

In the year 2020, I was rated a top 10% tutor, with 75 different students and a top subject of Actuarial Science (Exams P and FM only).

I also have about 18 college hours of English and a graduate degree in philosophy. I have experience in English tutoring and some science. I am proficient in grammar, comprehension, and other English-related subtopics.


Education

Bryan College Dayton, Tennessee
Math
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Masters

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Business

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I passed Exam P in July 2018 with a score of 8 and Exam FM in April 2019 with a score of 7. I did this without the benefit of in-person course work while working full time and being a father of two school-aged children. The difficulty of this subject raises the rate to $50 per hour.
GRE,

GRE

I took a mock GRE about 2 years ago and got a 167 on Quantitative and 163 on Verbal. These are both above the 90th percentile.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored students in statistics at the college level and helped students understand the very counterintuitive concepts that are difficult to grasp just from a textbook. I have had great success in helping students who were very shaky on the concepts to deepen their understanding and get excellent grades in the class. I have also passed actuarial exam P (probability), the which covers many of the same topics in depth without the benefit of graphing calculators or software. In order to pass it, I had to teach myself, to do the hard work of pulling these concepts from a textbook with very little guidance.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in summer classes and have taught Algebra II or higher for all of my 13 years as a certified math teacher. My experience teaching the classes beyond Algebra I is invaluable for helping students to develop deeper understanding of the concepts and procedures, and for preparing them for their next steps as math students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II or higher for 10 full school years and 6 summer sessions. I can answer any question at an Algebra II level from multiple approaches, depending on the needs of the student.
Calculus,

Calculus

My current Job is at Murrah High School, from August 2011-present. I am a Teacher of Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Algebra II. Preiously I worked at Jim Hill High School, from August 2006-October 2010 as a Teacher of Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught Geometry for 5 years during a regular school year, and 4 summer sessions.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have 7 years experience teaching precalculus and 3 years experience teaching calculus. This enables me to focus on the rationale for the precalculus topics and how they prepare students for the next steps in calculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored students in statistics at the college level and helped students understand the very counterintuitive concepts that are difficult to grasp just from a textbook. I have had great success in helping students who were very shaky on the concepts to deepen their understanding and get excellent grades in the class. I have also passed actuarial exam P (probability), the which covers many of the same topics in depth without the benefit of graphing calculators or software. In order to pass it, I had to teach myself, to do the hard work of pulling these concepts from a textbook with very little guidance.
English, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taken a mock GRE, which is harder than the ACT within the last 3 years and scored in the 93rd percentile in Math. I have also made a near-perfect score (197 out of 200) on the Math Content Knowledge Praxis (5161), which is considerably more difficult than the ACT. I have also taught ACT Prep for the last 3 years.
Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I passed Exam P in July 2018 with a score of 8 and Exam FM in April 2019 with a score of 7. I did this without the benefit of in-person course work while working full time and being a father of two school-aged children. The difficulty of this subject raises the rate to $50 per hour.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in summer classes and have taught Algebra II or higher for all of my 13 years as a certified math teacher. My experience teaching the classes beyond Algebra I is invaluable for helping students to develop deeper understanding of the concepts and procedures, and for preparing them for their next steps as math students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II or higher for 10 full school years and 6 summer sessions. I can answer any question at an Algebra II level from multiple approaches, depending on the needs of the student.
Calculus,

Calculus

My current Job is at Murrah High School, from August 2011-present. I am a Teacher of Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Algebra II. Preiously I worked at Jim Hill High School, from August 2006-October 2010 as a Teacher of Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught Geometry for 5 years during a regular school year, and 4 summer sessions.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have 7 years experience teaching precalculus and 3 years experience teaching calculus. This enables me to focus on the rationale for the precalculus topics and how they prepare students for the next steps in calculus.
Probability,

Probability

In July 2018, I passed actuarial exam P (probability) with a score of 8 out of 10. The lowest passing score is 6.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored students in statistics at the college level and helped students understand the very counterintuitive concepts that are difficult to grasp just from a textbook. I have had great success in helping students who were very shaky on the concepts to deepen their understanding and get excellent grades in the class. I have also passed actuarial exam P (probability), the which covers many of the same topics in depth without the benefit of graphing calculators or software. In order to pass it, I had to teach myself, to do the hard work of pulling these concepts from a textbook with very little guidance.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I taught trigonometry for 8 years, 3 of which I accomplished without a textbook. It was entirely driven by notes and a worksheet-generating software. My approach involved many examples, as well as deriving nearly all of the formulas and procedures (sometimes several ways). In addition, if I had to choose one favorite to teach, trigonometry would probably be it.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in summer classes and have taught Algebra II or higher for all of my 13 years as a certified math teacher. My experience teaching the classes beyond Algebra I is invaluable for helping students to develop deeper understanding of the concepts and procedures, and for preparing them for their next steps as math students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II or higher for 10 full school years and 6 summer sessions. I can answer any question at an Algebra II level from multiple approaches, depending on the needs of the student.
Calculus,

Calculus

My current Job is at Murrah High School, from August 2011-present. I am a Teacher of Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Algebra II. Preiously I worked at Jim Hill High School, from August 2006-October 2010 as a Teacher of Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught Geometry for 5 years during a regular school year, and 4 summer sessions.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have 7 years experience teaching precalculus and 3 years experience teaching calculus. This enables me to focus on the rationale for the precalculus topics and how they prepare students for the next steps in calculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored students in statistics at the college level and helped students understand the very counterintuitive concepts that are difficult to grasp just from a textbook. I have had great success in helping students who were very shaky on the concepts to deepen their understanding and get excellent grades in the class. I have also passed actuarial exam P (probability), the which covers many of the same topics in depth without the benefit of graphing calculators or software. In order to pass it, I had to teach myself, to do the hard work of pulling these concepts from a textbook with very little guidance.
English, Prealgebra

Other

Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in summer classes and have taught Algebra II or higher for all of my 13 years as a certified math teacher. My experience teaching the classes beyond Algebra I is invaluable for helping students to develop deeper understanding of the concepts and procedures, and for preparing them for their next steps as math students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II or higher for 10 full school years and 6 summer sessions. I can answer any question at an Algebra II level from multiple approaches, depending on the needs of the student.
Calculus,

Calculus

My current Job is at Murrah High School, from August 2011-present. I am a Teacher of Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Algebra II. Preiously I worked at Jim Hill High School, from August 2006-October 2010 as a Teacher of Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've taught Geometry for 5 years during a regular school year, and 4 summer sessions.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored students in statistics at the college level and helped students understand the very counterintuitive concepts that are difficult to grasp just from a textbook. I have had great success in helping students who were very shaky on the concepts to deepen their understanding and get excellent grades in the class. I have also passed actuarial exam P (probability), the which covers many of the same topics in depth without the benefit of graphing calculators or software. In order to pass it, I had to teach myself, to do the hard work of pulling these concepts from a textbook with very little guidance.
GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taken a mock GRE, which is harder than the ACT within the last 3 years and scored in the 93rd percentile in Math. I have also made a near-perfect score (197 out of 200) on the Math Content Knowledge Praxis (5161), which is considerably more difficult than the ACT. I have also taught ACT Prep for the last 3 years.
GRE,

GRE

I took a mock GRE about 2 years ago and got a 167 on Quantitative and 163 on Verbal. These are both above the 90th percentile.
Praxis,

Praxis

I retook the Praxis Math Content Knowledge (5161) on August 29 and scored 197 out of 200. I have also taught general test prep skills and had the opportunity to put them to good use within the last year and a half, not only with the Praxis, but also with actuarial exams P and FM.
GED, PSAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 144 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Very patient and thorough tutor!

I found John on Wyzant as he was listed as a statistics tutor. As I have been struggling with statistics for quite some time, John explained everything I was confused about in an hours time! He taught me step by step how to solve problems and explained the reason for each answer. I highly recommend him especially if you are skeptical about online vs. in-person tutoring as I was at first. 10/10!

Catherine, 1 lesson with John

Great tutor

He really helped me understand concepts. I feel prepared my next exam because of the knowledge I received from Mr.B. Highly recommend. For my homework my professor saw a difference in my work and participation during class.

Maria, 8 lessons with John

Passed Exam FM

John taught me all of the theoretical information and concepts behind Exam FM. He knows everything about this exam. If you have any questions on financial mathematics, you should definitely ask him. 100% recommend! Now, I am starting to take Exam P and he again understands all the content.

Sam, 45 lessons with John

Great tutor

He really helped me understand concepts. I feel prepared my next exam because of the knowledge I received from Mr.B. Highly recommend. For my homework my professor saw a difference in my work and participation during class.

Maria, 8 lessons with John

Clear and Helpful

John helped to explain a wide array of questions that I had for my Praxis exam. I enjoyed how he would also point out interesting, more in-depth concepts that questions could point to, as well as providing a larger framework that I could use to solve similar problems. With his help, I passed my exam! Thanks John!

Samir, 4 lessons with John

Very Knowledgeable and patient tutor

John reviewed the Honors Algebra 2 lesson with my daughter and gave her the confidence she needed. We would absolutely reach out to John in the future for more sessions when needed.

Gina, 1 lesson with John

Great tutor

He really helped me understand concepts. I feel prepared my next exam because of the knowledge I received from Mr.B. Highly recommend. For my homework my professor saw a difference in my work and participation during class.

Maria, 8 lessons with John

good tutor

Walked through problems and broke it down to an understandable level. I would recommend anyone who needs any help to use him.

Matthew, 15 lessons with John

Teaches clearly

He helped my son prep for a test. My son was unclear on some of his algebra II concepts. John did great. He was very patient and knows how to work with kids. Son got a good grade!

Alexander, 1 lesson with John
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$68/hour

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