Jon Dreyer, Math Tutor/Computer Science Tutor
As my last child leaves for college in a few days, I would like to thank you for tutoring all three of my girls. They all thrived in math thanks to you. Fingers crossed [daughter 3] will remember what she learned, as she is embarking on her college career in engineering. Good luck with the school year. I refer you left and right to all my friends whose kids need some math guidance. Thank you again for all your help!—a parent
I am a mathematics tutor and computer science tutor serving students remotely, all over the world. Patient, positive, and focusing more on students' strengths than weaknesses, I enjoy finding ways to help students to gain facility, depth of understanding, appreciation of mathematical thinking, and reawakened curiosity. I help students to discover connections between new topics and things they already know. My students gain fluency and confidence as they see math more as a coherent body of knowledge and as a powerful way of thinking, and less as a series of disconnected rules and techniques. I do all of this with a sense of humor, building genuine relationships with my students.
I am passionate about the subject and I can bring that passionate curiosity to my students, which helps them teach themselves. I have degrees in education, mathematics and computer science from Harvard, Carleton and the University of Wisconsin, respectively. I have taught high school and middle school math in the classroom. I am also a jazz musician, which helps me to respond eloquently to the moment.
Socrates knew that one-on-one dialog was the best way to learn and teach and that remains true today. The best music students usually take private lessons; it can be the same way with students of any subject. Private tutoring can surely help the struggling student, but it can also help deepen and enliven the education of even the most advanced. I have helped students to go from failing to As, and have also have helped already-thriving students in AP Calculus BC, and and all sorts of students in between.
For more information about me and my practice, please see the
about page or explore the other links at the top of this page.
If you're interested in setting up a free trial session, or if you're a returning student, please visit my new students page, then visit my calendar, find a time you like, and get in touch. (Please be specific about a start date.)
Homeschool/unschool/pod math tutoring
The world of education has profoundly changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, parents and educators alike are all finding their way, and many need more help than usual.
Parents can learn math too!
Do you find that you can no longer help your child with math homework, especially now that your child is probably doing more at home? Ask about how, while helping you to help your child, I can also help you to reduce your own math anxiety and to find it all fascinating.
Word of mouth
I get almost all of my business via word of mouth. I always appreciate referrals, and please remember that thanks to remote tutoring, I can work with people all over the world. I'd also appreciate it if you would visit my social networking page and do the social networking thing with the networks you use. That page makes it very easy; just follow the links. Thank you!
Passionate curiosity is indispensable, no matter what the job is. You want somebody who is just alert and very awake and engaged with the world and wanting to know more.—Nell Minow, as quoted in defense of Adam Bryant's claim thatpassionate curiosityis one of five indispensable traits of great leaders in The Corner Office
Good education is not what fills your head with facts, but what stimulates curiosity. You then learn for the rest of your life.—Neil deGrasse Tyson