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John R.

Cedar Park, TX


Experienced Math/Physics/Chem/Stat Tutor

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849 Ratings
2hrs Response Time
A world of difference!!!!!
— Lisa, Round Rock, TX on 5/27/13

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University of Texas, Austin


University of Texas, Austin (Mathematics)

About John

As a tutor my goal has always been, and always will be, to have a positive impact on the lives of the students I work with. I know there is no magic wand that will put that power solely in my hands, but I am confident those students that come to me prepared to work will find me a valuable resource and enthusiastic ally.

I don't think the importance of a good education can be overemphasized. Not everything a student learns in school will be something they use on a daily basis, but I am a firm believer that the more one knows, the more opportunities for success one possesses. Academia is not the end-all to knowledge. Ethics and experience rank as highly, but let's face it, there are some doors only academia can open. That positive impact I hope to have with my students includes helping students realize their potential and to enjoy all the opportunities that come from investing one's energies into activities that enrich the mind.

I have been working in the Austin area as a tutor for over 20 years. I majored in math, and took over 40 college credit hours in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and statistics, and regularly tutor those subjects as well. I take my work seriously, and want my students to take theirs seriously, too. For those prepared to work, I have experienced a lot of success over the years, as my ratings and testimonials attest, and I rejoice in those successes.

I work strictly out of my home in Cedar Park, using a dedicated room as a one-student classroom. It has a large whiteboard, a large desk for students, and other teaching aides for myself, as well as online access for students who may need it for their assignments. Students must bring their own laptop, tablet, or smart phone, however. My general hours of availability are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. M-Th and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat and Sun.

Philosophy-wise, I think there is no learning without effort, and to that end I will strive to get my students more involved in the solution process as we work through similar types of problems. They will also get the most out of our time together if they attempt problems on their own before and after our sessions. However, we all need some guidance through the challenging world of academia at times, and I discourage students from working themselves to the point of frustration before seeking help. Do what you can, and let's get through the rest together. :-)

PLEASE NOTE: 24-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. I will enforce the following cancellation policy on all same day cancellations: 1/2 hour the first time, 3/4 hour the second time, and 1 hour thereafter. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Looking forward to meeting you, and to being a part of your academic success!

John R.
As a tutor my goal has always been, and always will be, to have a positive impact on the lives of the students I work with. I know there is no magic wand that will put that power solely in my hands, but I am confident those students that come to me prepared to work will find me a valuable resource and enthusiastic ally.

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24 hours notice required

Group rates available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Cedar Park, TX 78613
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A world of difference!!!!!"

- Lisa, Round Rock, TX on 5/27/13

"Knowledgeable and flexible!"

- Donna, Cedar Park, TX on 6/18/15

"Willing to schedule at a moment's notice"

- Dave, Cedar Park, TX on 3/6/15

"Very helpful and willing to work with us"

- Michael, Cedar Park, TX on 3/5/15

"Daughter enjoys her sessions and tutor feedback is great for parents!"

- MARLA, Leander, TX on 2/12/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient! "

- Sandra, Leander, TX on 2/7/15

"Simply great"

- Robert, Austin, TX on 12/5/14

"Great First Impression"

- Sandi, Leander, TX on 11/16/14

"Plain and simple, John is the man!! "

- Colin, Cedar Park, TX on 9/26/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Michelle, Leander, TX on 6/4/13

"Best Physics Teacher Ever!"

- Dee Dee, Cedar Park, TX on 5/18/13

"Great tutor to my son!"

- Beatriz, Pflugerville, TX on 4/26/13

"Excellent, dedicated, result-oriented tutor."

- Simona, Austin, TX on 2/21/13

"Kind and Knowledgeable"

- Rona, Cedar Park, TX on 2/17/13

"Has made a huge impact!"

- Yvonne, Round Rock, TX on 12/19/12

"Great Tutor"

- Christine, Cedar Park, TX on 12/11/12

"Solid Teacher"

- Peter, Cedar Park, TX on 11/15/12

"Goes the extra mile!"

- Kathryn, Austin, TX on 5/19/12

"Great Tutor Who Understands How Young Minds Work!"

- Vanessa, Cedar Park, TX on 3/16/12

"Excellent Tutor. Knows his clients."

- Robbin, Leander, TX on 2/23/12

"Patient and Easy to Understand- Amazing!"

- Melissa, Cedar Park, TX on 10/11/11
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Chemistry, Physics
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
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Differential Equations

Differential Equations is truly one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Although I enjoy tutoring a wide range of math classes, I was never really excited about math until I enrolled in this class. While at UT-Austin, I made A's in Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Real Analysis, and Vector and Tensor Analysis. I also made A's in the physics classes that required the techniques taught within them: Wave Motion and Optics, Classical Dynamics, Classical Electrodynamics, and Kinematic Astronomy. One caveat: many DE classes now include MatLab exercises. I am not familiar with MatLab.

Discrete Math

As an introduction to counting methods (combinatorics) and proofs, Discrete Math is one of the first proofs courses I took at UT-Austin. I made an A in the class as well as in many other related upper division math classes, including Linear Algebra, Probability, Real Analysis and Topology. Although I have seen variability in the difficulty of this class, based on the aims of the different teachers teaching them, I have yet to need to turn anyone away and feel very comfortable with the material.


I studied probability as part of my degree in math and made an A in the class. I also use it in statistics.

University of Texas, Austin


University of Texas, Austin (Mathematics)

A world of difference!!!!! — John has done an outstanding job with our son and our son enjoys his sessions and always comes out understanding AP Calc so much clearer. With John's weekly sessions our son was able to make it through AP Calculus. As most teenagers he was not thrilled about starting tutoring but after his first session he felt John was perfect in helping him learn and stay on track with his calculus. We are fore ...

— Lisa, Round Rock, TX on 5/27/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates available.

Travel policy

John will travel within 1 miles of Cedar Park, TX 78613.

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