Jon Harmon

Jon H.

Beaumont, CA
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Jon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
March 1999

My name is Jon, and I have enjoyed tutoring since 2003, beginning in a tutorial center, then independently. From 2nd grade math to college linguistics, I've helped many a stumped student. I have a BA from CSUSB with honors, and have spent 17 years working in education, ranging from museum galleries to outdoor science and history, most recently as a director of programs that reached over 70,000 students annually.

I love teaching myself new things, but find greater joy in empowering others to learn what they never thought possible. I find students do best when a subject is translated into their terms, and therefore strive to learn about my students as I teach, making learning fun as we go!

I love the outdoors, playing with my dog, and indulging my creative side by keeping several freshwater aquariums and tending my humble bonsai collection.

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Experience

Art To Go Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Riverside Art Museum

Director of Living History
Apr 2009 - Dec 2015
Riley's Farm

Directed education department, training and managing seasonal crews of up to 50 personnel. Oversaw operations of all education programs, creating and revising curriculum and policies.

Tutor
Jan 2005 - Jun 2012
Independent

Tutored 1-4 students weekly, primarily in math, but ranging from English to science.

Living History Supervisor
Nov 2005 - Mar 2009
Riley's Farm

Oversaw educational programs, supervising staff and guests. Revised and oversaw overnight program.

Tutor
Nov 2003 - Dec 2005
Mustard Seed Tutorial Center

Tutored up to 9 students weekly, ages 7-16, primarily in math.

Naturalist
Aug 2004 - Oct 2005
The Wildlands Conservancy

Led school groups on outdoor science hikes, teaching ecology, conservation, geology and biodiversity.

Living Historian
Mar 2003 - Jul 2004
Riley's Farm

Facilitated multiple interactive interpretive historical workshops with school groups, primarily 5th grade.

Farm Educator
Aug 2001 - Dec 2002
Live Oak Canyon Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Led school tours on educational field trips, teaching tree science, farm facts, and animal husbandry.

Museum Educator
Mar 1999 - Dec 2000
San Bernardino County Museum

Taught school groups and the public in multiple educational capacities, primarily with live animals, but ranging from museum exhibits to outreach programs.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with Honors
Mar 2003 - Jun 2006
CSU San Bernardino
Diploma
Sep 1986 - Jun 1990
Homestead High School

Languages

Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

First Aid/CPR
Jun 2015
American Red Cross

Awards

Certificate of Appreciation
Mar 2000
Family Story Time KCSB-TV
Outstanding Achievement: Golden State Examination in Geometry
May 1988
Homestead High School
Acacemic Excellence Award - First Year Algebra with Honors
Jun 1987
State of California
Honor Roll
May 1986
Cupertino Junior High School
National Junior Honor Society of Secondary Schools
Feb 1986
Cupertino Junior High School
Honor Roll
Feb 1986
Cupertino Junior High School
Honor Roll
Dec 1985
Cupertino Junior High School
Honor Roll
Apr 1985
Cupertino Junior High School
Honor Roll
Dec 1984
Cupertino Junior High School

9 Reviews

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Janet L. Nov 30, 2016
Math · Online

Margaret Jul 3, 2016
Geometry · In home

My daughter always had a great deal of trouble with math at all levels - arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry. Jon tutored my daughter for several years, in our home, in Arithmetic, Algebra I and II, and Geometry. He definitely shares responsibility for her graduation from Beaumont High School with a class rank of 7th out of about 575 fellow students. Jon is very flexible in his teaching, and excels at figuring out what aspect of math is causing confusion for the student. He is very patient, and is able to rephrase and express concepts in different ways to get the point across. Fantastic tutor!

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Wendy Jun 7, 2016
Geometry · In studio

Jon does a great job of connecting with students of multiple ages and backgrounds. Because of his easygoing, straightforward approach to instruction, Jon's students are entertained and able to find new ways to address learning material. Jon is able to quickly adjust his instructional style to meet the unique needs of his students, allowing for successful interaction with great results.

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Seth Jun 6, 2016
Math · In home

I had the pleasure of being tutored by Jon for many years, and with his help I was able to excel in school. Jon is an excellent tutor who is extremely patient and willing to explain things as many times as it takes to understand the concept. He knows how to make learning fun and teaches concepts using the students interests. I highly recommend Jon to anyone who needs any sort of help in school.

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Debby May 26, 2016
Algebra 1 · In home

I met John about 8 years ago. I decided to home school my son due to the problems his school was having. I had John Harmon tutor my son for about 2 years twice a week in English and Math. He was a excellent teacher for him. He made learning fun and not so boring. My son learned more through him than he did at any school. I would truly recommend him.

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Francis French May 25, 2016
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I worked with Jon Harmon in a museum education department (I am now director of education at a different museum) and I have observed him at other education jobs also. Jon brings a passion and enthusiasm to his work that inspires and encourages students. He brings sometimes dry subject matter to life, with humor and with a deep understanding of the content. I can highly recommend him.

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Christine Henderson May 23, 2016
Math · In home

As a parent, I could not be happier with Jon who tutor both of my boys. I would highly recommend him.

Rebecca P. May 23, 2016
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Jon is very knowledgeable and professional. He is great with kids of all ages. I highly recommend him.

Garrett May 23, 2016
Math · In home

Jon is a fantastic tutor. He helped my brother and I in various subjects while in middle school and high school. His knowledge base is vast, and his personality can be best described as simply awesome. This combination allows Jon to tutor in a manner that conveys all the important principles and concepts of a subject, into an easy to understand curriculum. Jon can and will go above and beyond the definition of a tutor. He was always readily available. As stated initially Jon is a fantastic tutor that would be an invaluable asset to a student struggling in his/her academics, as well as a parent that would like to asit their child in their academic success!

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