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I believe the most important thing a tutor can do is help students understand the value in what he or she is learning. Forcing students to study works to a point, but they will not reach their full potential until they want to learn. And they will not want to learn until they realize that the things they are studying are truly amazing.
The subjects studied in school are not boring nor tedious. These subjects are often collections of concepts that took centuries to develop, and that we are lucky to study. Did you know that it took humans more than 3000 years to developed Algebra? Did you know that more than 4000 years had passed before humans could measure something as common as temperature reliably? These are not facts to be remembered - these are revelatory ideas that were celebrated as the peak of human achievement at the time of their discovery. Moreover, many of these concepts are extremely relevant today. Did you know that modern game design (an industry worth more than the movie and music industries combined) would be impossible without Trigonometry? Did you know that modern American democracy would have been impossible without democratic institutions brought to the United States by the Puritans, a religious group persecuted in their native England?
By helping us understand the world around us, learning the concepts studied in school can help us navigate our world more successfully. My hope is that, by helping your child experience the wonder of learning, and by forcing them to think with discipline, we can improve their performance, and have an excellent time doing it.

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John’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: College of the Holy Cross - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy

Graduate Degree: Berklee College of Music - Diploma, Music

Hobbies

Game audio! I recently started a business that does scoring and sound effects for video games. Check out our latest game here! http://www.funktroniclabs.com/presskit/sheet.php?p=starbear-taxi

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

American Literature

Audio Engineering

Basic Computer Literacy

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

Languages

Logic Pro Software

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 2

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Music Recording

Phonics

Public Speaking

Spelling Bee

Technology and Computer Science

Writing


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