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John M.

Analytical assistance -- Writing, Math, and more

Analytical assistance -- Writing, Math, and more

$45/hour

  • 1,096 hours tutoring

  • Madison, WI 53711

About John


Bio

Middle School, High School and College Students:

Need help figuring out what teachers, instructors, or test-makers want from you?

***OVERALL APPROACH***

As a tutor, I focus on helping you identify what your instructor is looking for in a good answer, and help you understand (1) how to spot the issues your instructor is raising, (2) how to find answers to those issues, and (3) how to present those answers in an effective way. This kind of analysis is what I love to do, and will help you...

Middle School, High School and College Students:

Need help figuring out what teachers, instructors, or test-makers want from you?

***OVERALL APPROACH***

As a tutor, I focus on helping you identify what your instructor is looking for in a good answer, and help you understand (1) how to spot the issues your instructor is raising, (2) how to find answers to those issues, and (3) how to present those answers in an effective way. This kind of analysis is what I love to do, and will help you obtain academic success regardless of the field or career you are interested in. My goal is to help you learn and not just feed you answers.

***Subjects***

MATH: I can help you with Story problems, Geometry, Algebra (Pre, I, or II), Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics (including MS Excel and SPSS). I also have experience helping students with integrated math programs.

SCIENCES: General, Anatomy, Astronomy, Chemistry, Genetics, and Physics (Classical, Mechanics, Statics, and Electromagnetism).

SOCIAL STUDIES: Philosophy, Economics, History, Government & Politics, and Psychology.

ENGLISH & WRITING: Papers, Essays, Presentations, Public Speaking, Debate, Research, Organization, Proofreading, Vocabulary, MS Word, MS Presentations.

PROBLEM SOLVING & ANALYSIS: Test taking (ACT, SAT, PSAT, GMAT, etc.), Logic, and Study skills.

***Process***

I provide a free 30 minute telephone or personal meeting (your choice) to let you learn about me and my approach and for me to learn about you, your needs, and your assignments, and setup a schedule of sessions. This gives me an opportunity to obtain and prepare for any texts, schedule sessions, and discuss a general plan for our sessions to meet your needs. For the first meeting, I would appreciate you bring the textbook or provide the ISBN numbers of any textbooks, a copy of any syllabus or assignment lists, or assignments, that you want assistance with.

Don't worry if you forget any of this. Part of my process is to send you email or text reminders about what to bring to our sessions, when they are and where we will meet. My hours are very flexible, and I can accommodate your schedule: afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends that work for you.

I also will provide negotiated discounts for sessions/time spent over the phone/internet. This can be particularly productive for writing, math or science assignments to be reviewed ahead of time, or proofread, so that any face-to-face time can be spent on helping you understand how and why the changes are needed.

I am willing to discuss discounted group rates (including for group research projects or presentations).

I require 24-hour notice if you want to cancel a face-to-face session without paying the scheduled fee. As a professional, I believe such fees are part of obtaining professional services and to respect the value of my time. At the same time, I recognize that unexpected things can arise without warning. Accordingly, I am willing to apply up to half this payment as a credit for a replacement session provided I receive at least 4 hours advance notice.

Generally, I include travel costs in my base rate. But for clients involving round-trip travel of more than 20 minutes, we will arrange a reasonable travel adjustment, usually through adding some of the travel time to the length of the lesson.

***About Me***

I am a law school graduate currently pursuing academic studies in psychology (with an emphasis in measurement, analysis, and statistics). My undergraduate foundations (from the University of Wisconsin at Madison) for these fields include extensive work in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics (including math for the physical sciences, e.g. Physics). My current studies require me to stay current with the latest methods of research (in the humanities, social sciences and the sciences), presentations, and public speaking (both for style and substance).


Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison
undergrad
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D.
University of the Rockies
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Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $45 for online
  • Rate details: Generally, my first 30 minutes with a student are free. But Instant Book Students receive 30 free minutes on a second lesson. I am willing to negotiate adjusted rates longer term assistance.
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Madison, WI 53711
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Finance, Financial Accounting, GRE, Law, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS

Corporate Training

Finance, Grammar, Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, SPSS, Statistics

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Writing

History

Government & Politics, Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Writing

Other

Finance, Government & Politics, Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (261 ratings)
5 star
(225)
4 star
(27)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(3)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and solid tutor overall

John came prepared to the session, which made everything run smoothly. He knew what to do immediately and is a nice person. Overall, amazing help.

Azhar, 1 lesson with John

Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable!

John M. is an expert at not only running SPSS data but analyzing it in a format that is understandable. I walk away from every session with a better understanding of how to analyze data when conducting research. Excellent opportunity to learn and grow in the area of stats and research! Thank you!

Brandon, 10 lessons with John

wonderful teacher and patient!!

John really helped me understand some difficult concepts in statistics. I look forward to our future sessions!! I will definitely utilize his services, it was so convenient!

Laura, 3 lessons with John

Effective Tutor.

My son is working at a credit union while finishing his undergraduate degree so he can start law school in the fall. I was hoping I could find a tutor who could make my son's study time more efficient and productive and John did not disappoint! Thank you, John!!

Mason, 8 lessons with John

So patient!

At the last minute, John was able to help me tremendously. He was incredibly patient and helped work through tough problems. He also stayed on the call a little longer.

Melanie, 3 lessons with John

Clear and Concise

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor. He explains things very clearly and can work as quickly or slowly as needed. He is super efficient and a great help! He was able to review the accounting material and immediately identify my mistakes and help me to correct them. He had clarity in his explanations and really helped me to understand the material better. I would definitely use him again!

Erika , 5 lessons with John

My daughter was pleased with the lesson

John was very knowledgeable in assisting with a trigonometry homework session. He responded quickly. Connected well and my daughter will schedule again for ACT prep and review.

Shannon , 1 lesson with John

Very knowledgeable in SPSS statistics

John is helping me understand the meaning behind all the data in SPSS statistics. He is very patient with me and gives great life examples that help me understand.

Katie, 7 lessons with John

John is a great statistics tutor.

John helped me with confidence intervals. I understand the mean and standard deviation data. He is very patient and a good teacher. He is flexible and works around your schedule.

Alexandria, 5 lessons with John
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$45/hour

John M.

$45/hour

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Response time: 1 hour