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I have a B.A. from Elmira College where I double majored in economics and mathematics w/ a concentration in mathematical sciences. My intentions are to pursue a masters in either applied economics or applied mathematics. I taught transitional high school courses at Notre Dame High School, San Jose, and I tutored calculus, trig, algebra, econometrics, macroeconomics, and managerial economics in college. I was a teacher's aid at Jose Valdes Math Institute where tutored math and economics courses. My favorite is econometrics. I hope to help students understand underlying concepts and ideas. My interests include lacrosse, distance running, weight lifting, skiing, cooking, and biking. I am always willing to go the extra mile to ensure my clients are prepared.

John’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Elmira College - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics and Economics


lacrosse, running, biking, weight lifting, cooking, skiing, and hiking

Tutoring Subjects


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4


Business Statistics


Calculus 2

College Algebra

College Business

College Economics



High School Business

High School Economics




Middle School Math





Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I look to help students understand underlying concepts and ideas. That is, I want to prepare you to apply the knowledge from our tutoring session towards future work.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Once I get a feel for your learning style, I choose to dive into the material. I want all of my students to leave each session feeling they progressed.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I try to give students as many resources as possible. Tutors are great for a second set of eyes, but stimulating self discovery is key to academic success.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I recommend setting short-term goals. An improvement in scores from exam to exam is a better indication of learning than looking at yearly grade point averages.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I find similar skills and concepts that I feel relate to the subject matter. If you perceive a subject as being relevant to previously gained knowledge, then it's less foreign.