Jon Dreyer

81 Baker Ave, Lexington MA 02421-6228
781-696-2614 (c)
jon at passionatelycurious dot com


Mathematics tutor and computer science tutor with urban and suburban teaching experience in high school and middle school, Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.S. in computer science, B.A. in mathematics. Massachusetts licenses. Musician (bass, cello, jazz, classical). Formerly a computer software engineer with about twenty five years of professional experience.


Harvard University

Ed.M., Teacher Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, June 2008.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S., Computer Sciences, May 1978.

Carleton College

B.A., Mathematics, magna cum laude with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon, June 1976.

Massachusetts Licensure

Massachusetts Initial License #422028 issued June 2008. Originally certified September 2007.

Teaching Experience, Lexington MA

Math tutor, computer science tutor and sole proprietor. Private tutoring in mathematics and computer science. Topics range from elementary school math through AP calculus and AP computer science as well SAT, ACT, GMAT, GED and MTEL test preparation. July 2009 - present.

Lexington High School, Lexington MA

Math teacher, teaching Algebra 1B, Algebra 2, and Geometry. August 2008 - June 2009.

Clarence R. Edwards Middle School, Charlestown MA

Urban public school internship teaching seventh grade mathematics. Full teaching responsibility for two classes, including lesson plans, grading, attendance, classroom management, parent contact. September 2007 - May 2008.

Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy, Cambridge MA

Urban public school internship teaching mathematics at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School site to rising ninth graders. June 2007 - August 2007.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lecturer with full teaching responsibility for one graduate/undergraduate-level and one undergraduate-level computer science course. Also served as teaching assistant for three other courses. September 1976 - August 1978.

Music teaching

Taught cello and bass to private students.

Computer Software Engineering Experience

Concept Shopping (acquired by DS-IQ)

Founding member of the company's computer software engineering team. Co-designed software suite. Led design and implementation of SQL database. Designed and implemented graphical user interface with Java Swing. Enhanced Java Servlet-based Web server software. Administered secure Linux/Windows LAN. September 1998 - August 2005.

Genome Therapeutics

DNA sequencing workflow software, May 1998 - September 1998.

American Internet (acquired by Cisco)

Dynamic DNS and DHCP server software, March 1997 - March 1998.

Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle)

Designed and implemented network filesystem and related software (NFS, SNMP, DHCP, MS-DOS TSR, Windows VxD, Windows NT IFS). Member, IETF working groups on NFS, DHCP. Invited speaker at Xhibition and Comdex. Granted, with two others, U.S. Patent 5,732,282. July 1988 - March 1997.

Lotus Development (acquired by IBM)

Email software development for Lotus Notes and Lotus Express, April 1987 - July 1988.

Bolt Beranek and Newman (acquired by Raytheon)

Design and development of Internet router software as team leader and individual contributor, October 1982 - April 1987 and September 1978 - June 1979.

ConTel Information Systems (acquired by GTE/Verizon)

Computer networking software, July 1979 - September 1982.

Freelance Musician

Jazz bassist and classical 'cellist. Frequent collaborator with the legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond and pianist/saxophonist/composer/bandleader James Merenda. Member of James Merenda's band TickleJuice. Former member of Boston Philharmonic, Fairfax Symphony, About Time, Washington Jazz Battalion, American Federation of Musicians, Boston Philharmonic board of directors. Recordings include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Stravinsky Rite of Spring with the Boston Philharmonic and Sacred Space: Melodies to Welcome Shabbat.