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.