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I tutor because I care how students do in their academic work. I was taught to be an academic sort from a very early age, and I love all forms of learning. All that is really needed is desire and a firm foundation of success to build upon. To reiterate - I teach because I love academics and I care about them!
As for me personally, I attended Michigan State University on a National Merit Scholarship, where I studied Astronomy and Geology. After MSU, I joined the Air Force, where I served as a Fighter Pilot in the infamous F-4 Phantom. I traveled a lot, having visited all 50 states and several countries in Europe. I also completed my Master's Degree in Geochemistry, from MSU.
When I left the Air Force, I went to Boston College Law School, graduating magna cum laude. I spent most of my law time as a chemical and biochemical patent attorney, and I learned a lot in that capacity.
Practicing law was OK, but I yearned to get into teaching, so I entered a Geochemistry PhD program at The University of Chicago. I passed my oral and written exams, and selected a thesis project of measuring oxygen isotope ratios in organic compounds in meteorites (to determine if these compounds came from interstellar space or were synthesized "locally.") Late in life, however, I was blessed with the birth of twins, James and Margaret, and I decided to leave the University to raise my children.
In sum, I would say that I love to teach people what I know, and I do so after having synthesized my knowledge and associated it with other things I have learned.
I look forward to helping you succeed, as other teachers have helped me.

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John’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University - Bachelor of Science, Planetary Astronomy and Science

Graduate Degree: Michigan State University - Master of Science, Geochemistry

Test Scores

SAT Math: 729

SAT Verbal: 747

Tutoring Subjects

Administrative Law

Analytical Chemistry

AP English Language and Composition




Civil Procedure

College Application Essays

College English

Comparative Literature

Constitutional Law

Contract Law


High School Chemistry

Intellectual Property Law


Marine Biology





PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Mathematics

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language


Social Studies

Test Prep


Tort Law

US Constitutional History


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