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Jon

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I am a recent Master's Grad in Chemistry from Princeton University. My main teaching experience comes from lots of tutoring in high-school and working as a TA at Princeton this past year (my kids even won me a teaching award for their good reviews!). Before that I got my B.A. in Chemistry from Northwestern University. I'm originally from the Jersey Shore area and went to a special math and science high-school for Ocean County students (also I was Math League captain and have been 2x Ocean County Math League champ). My specialties are in Chemistry and standardized test Math prep. I make sure to have a good time with all of my students and like to joke around while making sure we stay on track. Feel free to reach out with any questions about me you may have. Have a nice day!

Jon’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Chemistry

Graduate Degree: Princeton University - Masters, Chemistry

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 30

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 35

ACT Science: 34

SAT Composite: 2090

SAT Math: 790

GRE Quantitative: 168

Hobbies

Loves sports - fantasy sports, everything on ESPN, Northwestern's football and basketball, and video games


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

For science and math problems, I like to break each down into its simplest parts. The key to fully understanding how to do a question is to be confident in each individual step.

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

I would want to know their goals for why they are learning the material and why they are seeking help. I also feel strongly that people have different learning styles. So, I will ask which style works best for them and use that to help as much as I can.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

It is important to identify what caused a student to begin struggling in the first place. This will allow students to prevent falling into that trap again.