- 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.
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.
Tutored 1-4 students weekly, primarily in math, but ranging from English to science.
Oversaw educational programs, supervising staff and guests. Revised and oversaw overnight program.
Tutored up to 9 students weekly, ages 7-16, primarily in math.
Led school groups on outdoor science hikes, teaching ecology, conservation, geology and biodiversity.
Facilitated multiple interactive interpretive historical workshops with school groups, primarily 5th grade.
Led school tours on educational field trips, teaching tree science, farm facts, and animal husbandry.
Taught school groups and the public in multiple educational capacities, primarily with live animals, but ranging from museum exhibits to outreach programs.
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
As a parent, I could not be happier with Jon who tutor both of my boys. I would highly recommend him.
Jon is very knowledgeable and professional. He is great with kids of all ages. I highly recommend him.
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!+ Read More