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Jonathan A.

Knoxville, TN


Jonathan A.--Math, English, College Essays

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4.9 average from 58 ratings
Punctual, professional statistics tutor
— Rebecca, Knoxville, TN on 5/10/15

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University of Chicago


University of Chicago (Economics)

About Jonathan

Why I tutor

As long as I can remember, I've been helping students in school. I've spent much of my life as an academic coach -- from correcting my younger brother's algebra homework to editing college essays for high school students -- and I'm currently working for a tutoring company in Knoxville while I complete a graduate degree in applied mathematics.

I've been a coach for so long because I enjoy it, but students ask me back because I bring enthusiasm, hard work, and personalized attention to each lesson.

What I teach

I specialize in coaching subjects at the high school and college levels, specifically Math (from Algebra I to Differential Equations) and English (from the basics all the way to AP English coaching/college essay coaching). I personalize each lesson, assign reasonable homework between sessions, and track progress every month.

Math Tutoring

My strongest attribute as a math tutor is that I wasn't always particularly interested or good at math. In fact, what pushed me to pursue math in college and graduate school was having a high school teacher who took time out of her day to discover what I needed to succeed.

Similarly, I find for many of my students their struggle with mathematics isn't their discipline, ability, or desire to learn -- it's how they're being taught. I recognize that every student will have specific needs, that each lesson needs to be slightly altered, and that the approach to mathematical understanding will depend heavily on the student.

Customer Satisfaction

I appreciate the potentially huge impact that an academic coach can have on a student. As such, I value honest feedback and earnest input from my students and their parents. Never hesitate to communicate dissatisfaction or ask for specialized help.

Schedule & Availability

As a graduate student, I am fairly flexible with my schedule but because I do my best to tailor lessons to each student, I prefer at least 12 hours of notice before a cancelled appointment.

In addition, I live fairly close to UT campus and am capable of traveling about 20 miles to accommodate student needs.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Why I tutor

As long as I can remember, I've been helping students in school. I've spent much of my life as an academic coach -- from correcting my younger brother's algebra homework to editing college essays for high
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4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Knoxville, TN 37919
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Punctual, professional statistics tutor"

- Rebecca, Knoxville, TN on 5/10/15

"Great tutor!"

- Spencer, Knoxville, TN on 10/19/16

"Extremely knowledgeable and very helpful"

- Cheryl, Dewitt, MI on 10/17/16

"Patient tutor."

- Wenona, Maryville, TN on 4/27/16

"Very helpful"

- Christy, Knoxville, TN on 1/18/16

"Good tutor!"

- Helen, Knoxville, TN on 12/3/15

"Very Helpful"

- Robert, Knoxville, TN on 11/3/15


- Ana maria, Fitzgerald, GA on 2/20/15
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
ACT Science
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
European History, World History
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Accounting, Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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I've taken 5 courses in at the University of Tennessee in C++: the introduction in COSC 102, Data Structures/Algorithms 1 in COSC 140, Computer Organization in COSC 160, Data Structures/Algorithms 2 in COSC 302, and a class in numerical algorithms in MATH 371. Additionally, my research is in implementing trading algorithms which I do mainly in C++. I am also a tutor at the Min Kao tutoring center for certain computer science classes.

Differential Equations

I'm a mathematics graduate student at UTK, have taken a handful of classes in Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, and am writing my thesis on Stochastic Differential Equations.


More about my PreAlgebra and Algebra 1 qualifications:

I passed the WyzAnt test for both PreAlgebra and Algebra 1, and have taught both subjects with a local Knoxville tutoring service for 40+ hours.


I minored in statistics in college; I've taught probability, stats, and econometrics to more students than I can count; but I'm a heck of a lot more fun than most statisticians!

University of Chicago


University of Chicago (Economics)

Punctual, professional statistics tutor — Jonathan helped me tremendously in my understanding of statistics. He explained things very thoroughly and in easy to grasp explanations. He is courteous, punctual, professional and very knowledgeable. I have recommended him to my friends and will continue to do so. Money well spent!!! ...

— Rebecca, Knoxville, TN on 5/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 20 miles of Knoxville, TN 37919.