Math Ninja

Math Ninja

5.0 (2)
5 hires on
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

I bring an encyclopedic knowledge of my subject and a vast array of techniques--some of which are definitely "outside the box"--to every tutoring session. All through my tutoring sessions I have my eyes and ears open to where a student shines and where a student is shaky.  

In my 14 years of math teaching, I have made it my aim to find that magic key that unlocks a student's understanding and brings about that "A-ha!" moment.

What I love the most about tutoring is that I can focus on one person and discover the specific skill set that he/she has, and not only supply what is lacking, but bring about that "light-bulb" moment.  I have learned to see this and to love it. I am addicted to seeing that light go on in my students, when they suddenly see that this is doable, that it makes sense, and that it's a really cool thing to know.

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Dayton, TN 37321
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2 Reviews


  • David Walker

    John is awesome. I would work with him more if I had unlimited money.

  • Hal Dolin

    Was struggling in this class and ended up with an A by end of class. College Statistics. Worth every penny..Highly recommend John. This guy is a Pro..

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My process varies depending on the student's aims.  If the student has specific assignments that they need help understanding, then that will be what I use both to clarify their understanding and to diagnose any gaps in their learning.

If it is to pass a professional examination like the Praxis or an actuarial exam, then I use the syllabus and practice problems from the makers of the exam when such material is available, or practice problems from reputable sources that I have good reason to believe are representative of the questions the student is likely to encounter.

Many times a student will engage me as a tutor on an ongoing basis throughout a particular course, such as calculus or statistics.  Sometimes a student may request me as a tutor again in their next math course.

All the while, I am drawing on my own resources to give the student sound, easy-to-understand methods, and my goal at all times is to help them make that all-important logical connection with the material.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a bachelor's degree in math and secondary certification in high school math. When I re-took my Praxis in 2019, I scored 197 out of 200.

Additionally, in 2018 and 2019, I self-studied the material for actuary exams P (probability) and FM (financial math) and passed both.  These are exams with a pass rate of around 45%.

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