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John

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I recently graduated from Boston College with a music major and a chemistry minor. Here, I was a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Throughout my life, I have possessed a deep affinity for academics, and I love to learn and teach. That is a big reason as to why I am here as a tutor.

I have ample experience as a tutor. I discovered my great love for tutoring my senior year of high school, when I tutored several of my peers in Calculus. I tutored throughout my undergraduate years, earning great praise as a chemistry tutor.

My main approach as a tutor is to slowly ween my students off of my help. I usually begin the session with an example of myself performing a problem, and then I walk my students through the problem. Towards the end of the session, I challenge my students to act as if I'm the student and have them lead me through a problem.

John’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Boston College - Bachelors, Pre-medical, Chemistry, Music (Triple Major)

Hobbies

Classical music, exercise

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACT Math

ACT Writing

Algebra

AP Chemistry

AP Music Theory

AP Physics 2

Biology

Biostatistics

Calculus

Chemistry

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Math

Organic Chemistry

Other

Physics

Science

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is one in which the student understands the material to the point that he/she can teach the material. I often start a tutoring session by completing a homework problem with them, and I narrate my thought process as I go through the problem. Towards the end of the session, once the student gains confidence, I challenge him/her to act as if I'm the student, and narrate their thought process as they tackle a problem. This is the truest way to assess if they understand the material.