Passionately Curious: Jon Dreyer,
Math Tutor and Computer Science Tutor
He described the sessions as ‘actually enjoyable’ when I asked him about doing two next week.—a parent
I am a mathematics tutor and computer science tutor based in Lexington, Massachusetts. 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. Working this way, 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 facts and techniques. I do all of this with a sense of humor, building genuine relationships with my students.
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.
For more information about me and my practice, please see the
about page or explore the other links at the top of this page.
Summer is a great time to catch up on some math you may have missed during the year, to get a head start on next year, to prepare for SAT and ACT, or just to dig into topics you find interesting without the pressure of school.
The sooner you reserve a time slot, the better your choice of time slots! I usually fill up before the fall is over.
LHS students can take Lexpress with no parent involvement right after school for a 3:00 session, and LHS students with open campus and a free block at the end of the day can make 2:00 with Lexpress. Or try virtual tutoring sessions anywhere in the world!
I always have plenty of time for homeschool math and computer science students and others who can meet before the end of the traditional school day.
Do you find that you can no longer help your child with math homework? 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.
This is the way the modern world works, apparently. So I'd appreciate it if students and parents would visit my social networking page and do the social networking thing with the networks you use, hopefully positively. That page makes it very easy. 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