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University of Texas, Austin (Mathematics)
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 includes helping students realize their potential and to enjoy all the opportunities that come from investing one's energies into activities that will enrich the mind, body, and soul.
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. But 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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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 forever grateful that we found John on Wyzant!!
John has been very helpful with both of my teens when they've needed to prepare and review for high school math and chemistry tests. He explains the concepts in a way that they understand, and offers suggestions to help in areas that they need more help with.
John is very accommodating with his schedule. As my son has struggled with Statistics in school and needs extra preparation for a quiz or test, John has been very prompt in returning my request for a session with an open time or two within a day's notice. This is helpful to be able to get immediate tutoring and at the time of the quiz for the last bit of practice work.
John has always done a great job!!
I attribute my son getting the ACT scores
he needed directly to John's assistance in math.
Wish we had met John sooner.
My daughter enjoys her sessions and sees improvement in her understanding of the topics. The tutor feedback is helpful for me as a parent to mentor my student in study techniques and habits for these intensive subjects.
Both of my kids have been tutored by John for Alg 2 and look forward to their sessions. He provides positive feedback and gentle reminders. They aren't afraid to ask questions or try to solve a problem even if they aren't sure of themselves. Great teacher!
John is a fantastic tutor who really cares about helping people learn. He has sent me emails outside the tutoring session with help and hints. Without John's help, I don't know who I would have passed statistics. Thanks John!
Our son likes the way John was able to re-explain the geometry material. We look forward to continuing tutor sessions with John. With his help, I am sure my son's confidence level will increase dramatically.
Been working with John for the last couple months, and he is by far the best tutor I've had. Trust me when I say this, I've had a lot of them. His patience with going over the same material in different ways to apply my material has helped me tremendously. I give him a 5 star review. Thanks John.
John did a wonderful job helping my son who was struggling in Algebra II. His method, patience and onsite tutoring office helped to keep my son engaged. He was always available by phone or email if we needed to reach out to him.
John has the perfect set-up in his home to teach physics, complete with a desk for the student, and a dry erase board.
I am extremely math challenged, and it was great to have John there to remind me of long forgotten math rules.
With John's help I was able to navigate through the strange new world of physics without having a meltdown, or giving up.
I would highly recommend John as a tutor. He is very patient, reliable, and kind.
Great tutor to my son! Very nice and understanding tutor and so reliable. We are always able to reach by phone.
John is priceless to any student interested in boosting his/her geometry skills. The methodology he employs yields surprisingly fast results, no matter the difficulty level of the problems discussed.
John is always nice, and has a DENSE knowledge of Calculus I. He seems to know what I'm asking before I even finish explaining the question! He's been a great help to me whenever I need any extra instruction outside of school.
After just a few sessions our daughter's physics grade has sky-rocketed! We had never needed or sought the help of a private tutor and could not be happier with the results. Our daughter is very comfortable and at ease asking questions and working with John due to his laid-back style and patience. We only wish we would have sought help earlier. After struggling she just achieved a 99% on her physics final!
John does a great job of clarifying math and science for my son. He is always on time and easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor.
My daughter has greatly benefited from John's solid understanding of the subject material he tutors her on. He is able to explain things that causes her to leave with greater confidence in the material each time.
My courses are confusing at best! I go to a non-traditional college, and the courses and assignments are confusing. John goes the extra mile to try and understand what I need and explain it to me. He has a no nonsense way of explaining it as well.
It's really great when your 11th grader jumps in the car and says, "ahhh, I understand pre-cal so much better" and she had a smile on her face after her session today!! John has helped our child and us feel so much better about pre-cal and we, and our daughter are breathing a sigh of relief that Monday, when she goes into her math class, she'll understand where she is in her course-work!! Such a gift! Thank you John! (again)!
We have been very pleased with the results from John's geometry tutoring sessions with our grandson. John knows how to reach teenagers.
John has been amazing with my child. He is patient and does a great job of explaining each concept. He is easy to reach and keeps me updated on progress. We couldn't be happier!
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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.
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.
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