Experienced Math/Physics/Chem/Stat Tutor
Experienced Math/Physics/Chem/Stat Tutor
As a tutor my goal has always been to have a positive impact on the lives of the students with whom I work. No magic wand will put the power of learning solely in my hands, but students that come to me prepared to work will find me a valuable resource and an enthusiastic ally. I have been working in the Austin area as a tutor for over 20 years, and working with Wyzant since 2008. I majored in math at UT-Austin, taking over 50 credit hours in math alone, as well as 50+ combined credit hours in...
As a tutor my goal has always been to have a positive impact on the lives of the students with whom I work. No magic wand will put the power of learning solely in my hands, but students that come to me prepared to work will find me a valuable resource and an enthusiastic ally. I have been working in the Austin area as a tutor for over 20 years, and working with Wyzant since 2008. I majored in math at UT-Austin, taking over 50 credit hours in math alone, as well as 50+ combined credit hours in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and statistics. I began tutoring at Austin Community College while still in school in 1992, and also worked in the math department at UT as a grader, as part of my work-study program. Even as a grader I was never content to just leave a paper with checks and exes on it. I always tried to determine, and highlight, where students' work got off track, as well as acknowledge exemplary work.
My general hours of availability are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. M, W, and Th and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat and Sun. For in-person tutoring, I work strictly out of my home in Cedar Park, using a dedicated room as a one-student classroom. However, I am also available for online tutoring. My home room is set up with a whiteboard, a large desk for students, and other teaching aids for myself, as well as online wi-fi access for students who may need it for their assignments. Students must bring their own laptop, tablet, or smart phone, however.
Philosophy-wise, 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 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 some doors only academia can open. The positive impact I hope to have with students includes helping them actualize their potential that they may fully enjoy the opportunities that come from investing one's energies into activities that enrich the mind.
I also believe there is no learning without effort, and to that end I strive to get my students increasingly involved in the solution process as we work through similar types of problems. Students will get more out of our time together if they attempt problems independently 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. :-)
24-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY: A cancellation fee of $30 per hour reserved will be charged on all same-day cancellations and no-shows. Longer term students with a proven record of reliability are often given an opportunity to have this fee converted to credit.
Looking forward to meeting you, and to being a part of your academic success!
Very knowledgeable and patient!
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!Sandra, 40 lessons with John
Our daughter is struggling with HS chem. After the first session with John she got in the car and said “well I’m finally beginning to understand chemistry”, She just finished her second session and is feeling so much better about her upcoming midterm. We will continue to have our daughter work with John.Angela , 3 lessons with John
He explains so well with my son about AP Chemistry. He was not doing well at the beginning once John guides him along the way and he feels more confidence with a smile before test/ quiz/ homework. Also, he communicates with parents what he teaches during tutoring session. We never see a tutor liked him. Bravo!Wendy, 10 lessons with John
Patient and knows his stuff
My son had his first high school tutoring session on AP Pre-Calculus and Physics, and was impressed enough to request regular sessions. John was responsive, flexible, patient and has already made a difference in my son’s confidence. Thank you, John!Marissa, 4 lessons with John
Very thorough in explaining of concepts and helping wade through what the questions were actually looking for. Will probably use again, only problem is that he's pretty far away from where I live. Otherwise, I would probably meet weekly. He's that good.Thomas, 1 lesson with John
Knows advanced math
Helped with SAT 2 Math level 2. Will use again. Very helpful. John is able to teach advanced math and even emailed some extra sheets with review problems. He went above and beyond and explained the problems clearly.Romney, 10 lessons with John
Great first session!
My daughter is getting caught up quickly thanks to John! He’s been really great to work with. Looking forward to more sessions.Jennifer, 5 lessons with John
John has tutored both of my children In Calculus AB . Both of them tell me how well John explains the concepts to themAngela, 90 lessons with John
Knowledgeable and Prepared.
We went to John before school even started to help my son get a leg up on his coming year. John was already ready with a jump start lesson and resources. My son really liked his teaching style.Elizabeth, 31 lessons with John
John has been tutoring my son on a weekly basis for the past 4 months now. He is very patient and doesn't try to rush the student. He asks the right leading questions to help my son arrive at an answer or better grasp of the subject. John is also very good with explaining concepts at the right level of detail for grade level but introducing slightly more advanced topics as a foundation for higher grades. It's led to more confidence in my son, who now enjoys Math and wants to accelerate learning over summer. We appreciate John's help and hopefully my son can continue to learn with him through high school.Madhavi, 61 lessons with John
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