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Jon O.

Jon the Math and English Guy

Jon the Math and English Guy

$35/hour

  • Milwaukee, WI 53213

About Jon


Bio

As a writer, reporter, and newsroom "math expert," I have much to offer students striving to succeed in the classroom or on a college entrance exam, including the ACT, the SAT and the GRE.

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from St. Olaf College with a degree in mathematics, and attended Boston University's graduate writing program. I have worked as a copy editor and reporter for more 25 years, including 18 years for The Milwaukee Journal and its successor, the Milwaukee Journal...

As a writer, reporter, and newsroom "math expert," I have much to offer students striving to succeed in the classroom or on a college entrance exam, including the ACT, the SAT and the GRE.

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from St. Olaf College with a degree in mathematics, and attended Boston University's graduate writing program. I have worked as a copy editor and reporter for more 25 years, including 18 years for The Milwaukee Journal and its successor, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

My approach to editing a writer -- helping someone express themselves -- is to stress clarity, correct word usage and grammatical correctness, while not sacrificing a personal style. In an approach to test-taking, those same skills pertain. In math, it often helps to think of things in different ways -- draw pictures if you have to -- to find a path to understanding that fits the student.

Beyond working with writers in a newsroom, I have helped colleagues prepare for standardized tests as they change careers, helped a college student master the math he needed to get into medical school, and mentored middle-school students in a Y program, as they struggled with their academic skills.

I am happy to meet at your home or in a public place -- a library or a Starbucks, anywhere we can think and talk.

I have a 24-cancellation policy, but would much rather arrange a make-up class to keep the momentum going.


Education

St. Olaf College
Math
Boston University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Milwaukee, WI 53213
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$35/hour

Jon O.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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