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I am currently an undergraduate student at University of California, San Diego pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Environmental Systems. While studying, I have been tutoring private in home sessions for students ranging from elementary school to community college students, as well as fellow classmates. Additionally, I am a certified outdoor guide and have experience with teaching outdoor leadership and skills in a formal, yet non-academic, setting which has given me a unique perspective for tutoring academic subjects. In the past I have volunteered with cerebral palsy students, helped ESL students improve their English, and tutored in a public high school setting. I consider myself an adept tutor in a wide range of subjects due to my International Baccalaureate Diploma experience and my cross-disciplinary studies in university. My strongest areas for teaching are Mathematics, ranging from Algebra to Calculus and Linear Algebra, a wide range of Sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science, and English and Writing. I've also spent hundreds of hours helping students and younger siblings prepare for SAT tests, IB tests, and AP tests. I believe that education greatly improves the richness with which we live our lives, and consider it to be the most important factor in making meaningful analysis and decisions affecting day to day life. I do me best to help my students appreciate the value of the material I am teaching and am a firm believer in understanding material as opposed to simply memorizing it. I spend most of my spare time in the outdoors; I like to go swimming, kayaking, running, biking, and backpacking. I spend most of my weekends in the back-country, and spend most of my vacations travelling to foreign places to expand my horizons.

John’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Environmental Science

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2080

SAT Math: 790

SAT Writing: 650

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 750

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 770

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 710

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 700


Biking, running, swimming, hiking, backpacking, climbing

Tutoring Subjects


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science A




College Algebra

College Chemistry

College Computer Science

College English

College Essays

College Physics

Competition Math

Computer Science

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


Environmental Science

Essay Editing



High School Chemistry

High School Computer Science

High School English

High School Physics

IB BIology

IB Biology HL

IB Biology SL

IB Chemistry

IB Chemistry SL

IB Computer Science

IB Computer Science HL

IB Computer Science SL

IB Extended Essay

IB History

IB History HL

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematical Studies SL

IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics HL

IB Mathematics SL

IB Physics

IB Physics HL

Inorganic Chemistry



Middle School Math





SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep


Social studies


Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep