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Davis and Elkins College (Social Service)
Princeton Theological Seminary (Master's)
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Other)
I hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree. I have experience tutoring Junior High and High School English Language Arts, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry and preparing students for taking the New York State Regents Exams in these subjects. I taught Theology, Religion and Philosophy at two small liberal arts colleges and have tutored undergraduates in Philosophy and graduate students in Theology. I have also helped young adults prepare to take the GED. I am a National Outdoor Leadership School Certified Outdoor Leader (NOLS Outdoor Educators Course) and a Leave No Trace Master Educator (LNT Master Educators Course). I hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree. I have experience tutoring Junior High and High School English Language Arts, Intermediate Algebra, … Read more
I offer a $5 per hour discount for all tutoring sessions in the 11385 zip code that last a minimum of one hour.
John is a great tutor. He is very patient and an expert on the subject. He helped me with my theology paper and his comments were very helpful, sincere and to the point. John is the type of professor that takes you beyond your limits. He loves his profession and is very responsible and dedicated. I strongly recommend his service as a tutor.
John is a great tutor. In his first meeting with my son, he picked up on his areas of weakness. He and my son spoke for a couple of minutes, and set up a plan to take my son's grades up by 3 letter. I've had tutors before but never had one that got along with my son as quickly as John did. John really knows his stuff. With only two sessions my son feels so much more confident participating in class. So happy to see my son coming out of his shell. Thank you John.
I started geometry tutoring with john just a few moths ago and within the first few weeks my test scores have raised drastically. He really helps me understand every problem and goes through it thoroughly. I am looking forward to continuing tutoring with him for trig!
John is a wonderful tutor that yielded the results needed and surpassed my expectations. He was patient and explained things in a clear and concise manner that my son understood. My teenagers state math test score went from a 3 to a 4. I have recommended John to several friends and will also be hiring him again. He and my son used Chess to break the ice and in between long lessons. The best part, John was such a pleasure that my son never complained about the lessons and gained the confidence and instruction he needed to reach his goal. Thank you John !
I needed of a philosophy tutor and Mr. John H was very patient and very knowledgeable. I had had several tutors (in other subjects) in the past and Mr. H was the only one who carried books with him. In his tutoring he displayed professionalism as well punctuality... no problems. I will take him as a tutor in the future and I highly recommend him as a philosophy tutor.
John was a fantastic tutor. He willing traveled to me, which is not close to his home. I am a college student and struggled with my philosophy course. But, with John's help, I received a perfect score on both 6 page papers, and an A in the class. I highly recommend John.
We are happy with him, because he is very patient and he take time to resolve the problems.
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With a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, including exegesis courses using Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek, and twenty-five years of Pastoral experience in a main-line protestant denomination, I am well poised to tutor and offer guidance in the area of Biblical Studies. Adopting Anselm's "Faith Seeking Understanding" I stand with one foot within the Church and the other foot within the Academy, straddling the historical-critical method of Biblical Studies, and am as far from a fundamentalist conservative as one may possibly be.
I have taught theology and ministry courses at a small Benedictine Liberal Arts College and Philosophy and Religion courses at a small Church Related Liberal Arts College. My favorite Gospel is John, followed by Mark. In seminary I translated and exegeted Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. I taught an undergraduate course on Pauline Literature.
I am not a Grand Master but I love chess and bring enthusiasm to the game with enough knowledge and experience to teach the beginner or intermediate but not so much knowledge or hubris to intimidate. I started playing chess soon after Bobby Fisher beat Boris Spassky to win the World Chess Championship in 1972. I am a member of the United States Chess Federation and regularly play on the World Chess Live internet chess site, preferring rated five and fifteen minute rated games against random opponents. My rating currently fluctuates between 1250 and 1400.
I earned an “A” in an undergraduate “Public Speaking” class and a “B” in a graduate level “Sound and Sense in Speech” practicum. I regularly prepare and deliver a 15-20 minute “Sermon” for public worship and have done so before more than a hundred people. I also taught and lectured undergraduate Theology, Religion and Philosophy to classes as large as thirty or students.
Successful Public Speaking demands that you have something to say, that you organize your thoughts, employ tools of logic and rhetoric, appeal to the heart as well as to the head, write well (writing for public speaking, not reading), and speak (enunciate, projection, phrasing) well. Proper stance, breathing from the diaphragm and overcoming or minimizing distracting personal habits are also essential.
I have tutored New York City High School Students in preparation for taking the English Language Arts Regents Exam as well as the Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry Regents Exams. I am thoroughly familiar with these exams and by using recent Regents Exams can help students prepare for them by reviewing the appropriate material, brushing up on weak areas, reducing test-taking anxiety, and becoming more familiar with the layout, scoring, and content.
While my undergraduate degree was in “Social Service”, it included numerous courses in Religion. I hold a M. Div. (Master of Divinity) from Princeton Theological Seminary and a D. Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Pittsburg Theological Seminary. I have also engaged in study at the Institute for Reformed Theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. I studied Latin in High School, Biblical Greek in College and Graduate School, and Biblical Hebrew in Graduate School. While I do not claim fluency in any of those languages, I am certainly familiar with them, especially Biblical Greek.
I taught Theology at a Benedictine small liberal arts college Religion and Philosophy at a Presbyterian small liberal arts college. I am an Ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). I am an open minded and progressive person of faith and think that the questions we ask and explore are far more telling and important than any answers or knowledge we might gain. I subscribe to Anselm’s “Faith Seeking Understanding” as well as to Augustine’s "I believe that I might understand, and understand that I might believe". I believe, as Carl Jung did, that “Bidden or not bidden, God is Present.”