Passionately Curious: Jon Dreyer,
Math Tutor and Computer Science Tutor
I just wanted to say thank you for all of your time last year! It really helped me connect deeply with the material and succeed in the class. I feel very lucky to have found a tutor I really connected with. Your teaching style not only helped me understand what was being taught, but also how best to study in general.—a student
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 and fall
Summer is a great time to figure out some things that flew by too fast during the year, or to get a head start on next year, or just dig into any math or computer science topics you find interesting. We can do just a few sessions, weekly sessions, or something more intensive.
Meanwhile, it's not too early to plan for fall. The best time slots go quickly so grab them as soon as you know your schedule.
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.)
During the school year, LHS students can take Lexpress with no parent involvement right after school for a 2:45 session (I make an exception to on-the-hour scheduling for that time), and LHS students with open campus and a free block at the end of the day can make 1:45 with Lexpress. Or try virtual tutoring sessions anywhere in the world!
Homeschool math tutoring
I always have plenty of time for homeschool math and computer science students and others (like European, African and Asian virtual students) who can meet before the end of the traditional U.S. school day.
What about the parents?
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.
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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