UWA Science Tutor Jon
Hi, I'm Jon! VERY RESPONSIVE
I'm a UWA student studying Science.
Maths and Stats aren’t the easiest subjects to get through, and if you’re coming into a compulsory maths/stats unit without much of a maths background it could very well look like you’re trying to learn a foreign language. The fact that it all builds on earlier topics covered means by a couple of weeks in, you could be feeling left quite behind very quickly.
The good news is that by working through it step by step and building on the fundamentals, what was once very intimidating now doesn’t seem that difficult at all!
As a tutor, I help busy students study more effectively and get on top of their unit material quicker. For the past 4 years I’ve been tutoring a very wide range of students and professionals in mathematics and statistics. A recent focus of my tutoring has been on helping undergraduate and postgrad students in biostatistics, mostly for public health units. In addition to that and the standard undergrad maths/stats subjects (psych stats, calculus, linear algebra etc.) I’ve also tutored a number of people looking to sit the GMAT exam to get into business school and students sitting the defence force entrance exam.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree with an extended major in mathematics from the University of Queensland (with two semesters undertaken cross institutionally at UWA). During my time studying some difficult units, I found summarising my notes with flow charts and breaking problems down into small steps helped greatly and I’ve found that helping students with this technique really translates well with tutoring. It helps students greatly in understanding the fundamentals of the material and accelerates the progress, cutting back on the frustrating hours being spent trying to learn it solo.
My main strength as a tutor lies in the fact that I’m very patient with students and I can explain the concepts from different angles until it sinks in. I’m a problem solver that likes to break down a concept and explain it as simply as possible.
If you need help or have any questions, feel free to contact me. I usually tutor at UWA / Curtin / Murdoch or somewhere nearby and charge 45 an hour for uni level material. I’m pretty flexible with places/times and I have also provided feedback/proofread work for those studying overseas or interstate so am able to do some basic online tutoring too! I look forward to helping you in maths/stats! With a unique and individual plan for learning, working on the things you need to cover most, you can best prepare for exams and get through assignments as stress free as possible!
Jon tutored me for ECOM2001. I had very little prior knowledge on calculus and stats, which are the fundamentals for the unit, and Jon was able to thoroughly explain the concepts to me, making the unit materials more easily understandable. I’ve never had a tutor before so I don’t know the standards, but I definitely felt that Jon was one of the best I could’ve had. He was always very informative and knowledge throughout the sessions, there were never any questions I had left unanswered and he always ensured I understood everything before moving on. He definitely played a crucial role in excelling my grades for this unit!
Not only that, but he is very patient and just overall a super chill person which made the experience even better :) I highly recommend him to those looking for a tutor for this unit!!
Sophie, StudentVIP member
since January, 2018
Jon took me from not understanding the content in ECOM2001 to getting 100% in the assignment in 1 session. He made sure I understood each concept, cleared up all confusion I had and simplified things I couldn't wrap my head around in lectures. I struggled with not knowing what I was being asked to do, and Jon was the only person that could really explain to me what was being asked and how to go about answering it. In 5 years of university this is the only time I've reached out for help and really regret not doing it before. I'd recommend Jon to anyone doing ECOM2001 or any other maths/stats units.
Brad, StudentVIP member
since March, 2016
Jon tutored me in ECOM2001. He was very helpful and patient. He helped me with my assignment and gave good examples and worked through it. He definitely took his time to explain everything to me and checked if I did everything right. I would highly recommend him to other students if they needed help with this subject. I would use him to help me study for the final exam.
Tarik, StudentVIP member
since April, 2019
Jon is amazingly approachable, knowledgable, and calm. His explanations are easy to follow and it was such a relief to be able to understand difficult content with such patient and enduring guidance. Thanks to him, my unit load became clear and manageable - I would very much recommend Jon to anyone in need of help.
Carrie, StudentVIP member
since January, 2017
If you are struggling - get Jon! Highly responsive, I sent Jon a message through StudentVIP and we met at Curtin Library 3hrs later. Jon has explained more to me in 3 sessions, then I have learned in 6weeks of tutes and lectures. Stand up guy - highly recommended!
Mitchell, StudentVIP member
since February, 2018
Jon is a fantastic Tutor! I was struggling with my Maths course but was able to ace it thanks to Jon's simple and clear teaching of the content. Definitely worth the money in the scheme of my degree. Thanks Jon!
Rachael, StudentVIP member
since February, 2014
Jon was a great tutor for STAT1520! Very organised, prepared and explained things in an easy way; and EXTREMELY PATIENT with my difficulty in understanding some concepts that required constant repetition.
While doing test prep, I found his methods of solving the problems were easier to understand than the solutions as explained by the lecturer or past exam answers provided.
I got the mark I wanted for the class and couldn’t recommend him more!!
Andrea, StudentVIP member
since December, 2017
Jon tutored me for psych and business stats. He was extremely helpful and explained/ clarified anything I had difficulties with. He was also very helpful with assignments. I would highly recommend him if you need any extra help or need topics to be clarified.
Indra, StudentVIP member
since February, 2016
Coming from someone who has never done calculus or statistics before to doing a quantitative unit, Jon really helped me gain confidence with the concepts quickly, always repeated them until I understood them full and was always replying to my quires in a fast fashion. I would highly recommend him for your tutoring needs and I’ll be sure to get help from again if needed.
Chris, StudentVIP member
since February, 2017
Jon was by far one of the best Tutors I've had in my time at Uni. He explains concepts in a really digestible way and helps you with any queries you may have with the subject - no matter how silly they may be. 10/10 would recommend Jon to all my mates.
Liz, StudentVIP member
since August, 2015
Jon is my tutor for STAT1520 at UWA. My first two sessions with Jon saw a dramatic increase in my results (and understanding) from Test 1 to the mid sem. I was preparing myself to fail the unit but now I have hope thanks to Jon!
I have used several tutors over my time at uni and have been particularly impressed with Jon. Firstly he is incredibly easy to deal with - reliable, prompt with responses and always prepared and on time. I have found his tutoring style excellent - he is patient, non judgemental and has an approachable, kind manner. Lastly he is highly knowledge in the subject and helps makes sense of it all (even though I am a non-maths minded person).
I would highly recommend Jon as a tutor, if you are struggling do not hesitate - contact Jon!
Betsy, StudentVIP member
since March, 2018
Jon tutored me for the STAT1520 unit. Jon made complete sense of anything I asked him. Jon made complicated questions relatively simple. Jon is very patient, understanding and relaxed so working with him is a breeze. If I could recommend a tutor for any of the units that Jon specialises in, I wouldn’t think twice before contacting him. Cheers Jon!
Renaud, StudentVIP member
since March, 2016
Jon is a tutor with the three 'p's' of patience, persona and preparation. He builds a rapport in a manner that is natural and approachable. He invests in working out what works best for you and delivers this with lateral thinking, clear communication, and admirably calm patience! He will ask what you are focusing on prior to starting your sessions, and will attend with specific information/study aids tailored to assist you. As a current mature age uni student grappling with statistics (having been a professional peripatetic music tutor within Perth schools for over 20 years), I'm pleased to say - Jon is very good!! I highly recommend him.
Kristen, StudentVIP member
since February, 2018
Jon helped get me through stat1520 at short notice. Super knowledgable dude. Good intuitive way of breaking down information to help you remember it. Recommended.
Rory, StudentVIP member
since November, 2017
Jon tutored me in stats for a semester, I've had tutors before and I've found Jon to be by far the best tutor I've had. I would say the best quality is Jon prepares notes on each weeks material and walks you through the processes involved. This helps give better understanding of the fundamentals of the material. The other thing that makes Jon a great tutor is he doesn't look at his phone while you work through a question. He watches you process and gives advice after completion. I've had tutors that look at their phones while working a problem and there is a disconnect, obviously.
I highflying recommend Jon for your tutoring needs.
Peter, StudentVIP member
since February, 2016
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