## Jonathan

Certified Tutor

Jonathan’s Qualifications

### Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelor in Arts, Math

### Test Scores

ACT English: 33

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 35

SAT Math: 740

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 780

### Hobbies

Is very interested in law and will be starting law school in fall. Enjoys watching TV and and sports, but doesn't like watching baseball. Enjoys logic puzzles, Sudoku, board games.

### Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

GRE Subject Tests

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Other

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

Summer

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I try to teach by example and by concept. I think formula memorizing is useful in some cases but often it takes understanding the concepts underpinning the formulas to truly understand them.

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

First, I will explore what they are struggling with and then try to tackle it, going through the conceptual basis until they understand. This raises their confidence so, when I make a plan on how to attack the rest of what they struggle with, they know they will eventually get it.