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ExcellentJun 13, 2018Verified
very patient and explains thoroughly. Math has never been a strong point and after working with Russel Tutoring I feel confident and actually look forward to doing more Algebra.Mar 13, 2018Verified
Met John on short notice. He was very professional and patient. Prepared and provided different resources for me to review prior to the assessment test. Very satisfiedFeb 2, 2018Verified
So far so good.Apr 5, 2018Verified
John is an outstanding tutor ! He has made a huge difference for my children. My daughter has gone from being frustrated and failing to getting an A in math. I am so grateful for him ! He is patient and really great with kids ! I feel lucky to have found him .Mar 18, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My standard rate is $45.00 per hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to have a phone conversation with parents to hear their concerns and identify what they see as problem areas and what might be causing the problems. I ask for report cards and teacher comments along with any school work or tests a parent can share. At my first session I review the student's recent school work and ask them where they think they could use the most help. What are their strengths and what are their weaknesses? What frustrates them and what parts of math do they find easy. I like to begin working with students on current class work or homework assignments to immediately help them build confidence. In subsequent sessions I focus on showing a student the skills he or she needs to master in order to be proficient and show them how to figure out problems on their own. I believe confidence sparks a student's willingness to put forth the effort to master the skills needed to figure out the problems. Finding the correct answer and getting good grades are the ultimate rewards.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated at the top of my class from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received the class award for achieving the highest GPA among students with a double major. I taught science for 5 years at elementary schools throughout Los Angeles as an instructor for the Mad Science afterschool enrichment program. I have tutored elementary and grade school students in Los Angeles for the past 2 years as a tutor with Club Z tutoring. When my son was in elementary school, I volunteered as art instructor for a few years and taught computer keyboarding to his 2nd grade class. During my full-time career as a publicist, I have been involved with many children's television shows, books and products.