Passionately Curious: Jon Dreyer,
Math Tutor and Computer Science Tutor
Jon - amazing but apparently true - he has been working on the material in his study and in class and is now caught up with his assignments. We are very, very grateful for your helping him - he was pretty discouraged and we don't think there is any way this would have happened without your help. He literally could not have done it without you.—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.
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Summer and fall
I have cleaned up the end of the school year on my calendar. Please check and make sure it's what you would like. If you would like to work with me over the summer or in the fall, and I hope you do, please contact me. Signing up now for fall gets you the best choice of time slots.
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