John H.

Madison, WI


English language help focusing on foreign and student learning.

In-person lessons


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UW Madison
MATC Madison Truax


UW Madison

MATC Madison Truax (Other)

About John

I am an English teacher available for helping business people, students, international speakers. Spanish and some Mandarin exposure. Writing and editing assignments completed.

With confidence tomorrow I can teach English language and writing. I am an English major with business, government, information systems work experience. My areas of interest are: world economy, markets, international cultures and ideas,meeting diverse people, and contributing my life skills.

Besides business and finance I'm involved with music improvisation, trading markets, information systems security and business network administration. Longtime resident of Madison, I've enjoyed meeting visitors, students and local artists.

You bring needs for English practice and refinement for schoolwork or life in general. You present challenges to understanding English or this way of life. You show a willingness to work and be rewarded.

Skills we can exchange encompass business administration, technical analysis, jazz music on piano or guitar, small business LAN administration and security, personal computer technology and software applications or golfing.
I am an English teacher available for helping business people, students, international speakers. Spanish and some Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Madison, WI 53714
In-person lessons
Logic, Statistics
General Music, Music Theory, Piano,
Saxophone, Songwriting
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer Programming, Computer Science,
General Computer, Linux, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), QuickBooks
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Economics, Finance, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Computer Science

My computer science education primarily consisted of two technical programs: data processing and computer information systems for business computer programming in 1980's and networking and security computer information systems completed in 2001. Both were two-year associate degree technical programs. I also took a few University level programming courses.

Most recently I was a systems and network administrator at a software development company. This Microsoft shop relied heavily on SQL database development and I was responsible for maintaining those and well as most things IT including security, availability and integrity of networks.

Current activities involve tutoring MBA students with English, technical analysis collaboration for trading markets and marketing using SEO and social media groups.


I have a BA Degree in English and have tutored business graduate students.


I have experience tutoring several MBA students covering marketing research, marketing strategy and consumer behavior. Topics incorporating supply chain and logistics range from airline pricing/amenities to foreign automobile manufacturing in states with government subsidies. Besides educational experience which include a strong writing background I have work experience marketing transportation services in a worker-owned business.

Marketing is a vast subject and I feel it's important to broaden the students' life view including practical elements, whether it's pricing bus seating or using social media to promote restaurant coupons.


I began piano lessons in fourth grade and finished formal study with Don Jonson who himself was taught by Russian masters of technique and old school dexterity exercises.

I have been playing piano more than 35 years along with many other instruments. My interested has been jazz and improvisation where I devote time to learning to play with equal facility in all keys.

This year I have completed coursework online dealing with classical music composition, jazz improvisation and songwriting through Coursera. All three made heavy use of piano. Last week I helped friends evaluate and select a used piano for purchase. I'm familiar with mechanical and physical characteristics from teaching myself tuning and rudimentary regulation of pianos.

UW Madison
MATC Madison Truax


UW Madison

MATC Madison Truax (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 25 miles of Madison, WI 53714.