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 50 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 is one of the most patient, thoughtful people I have ever been taught by. He never thought I was asking stupid questions, and if I didn't understand something he was always happy to explain it differently until I did. I love his interactive teaching methods with lots of images and diagrams and discussion. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Nikita, StudentVIP member
since April, 2021
Jon helped me so much to understand quantitative methods for my Psyc class, without him I don’t think I would have passed. He does such a great job at breaking things down for you, and steps you through it in a way that easier to follow than what you get from the lectures. I had tried other tutors but Jon was easily the best as he’s actually putting in the effort to help you understand not just reading through slides with you, which makes all the difference. If you can, I highly recommend getting his help, he gave me a lot more confidence going into exams and in general. Thanks Jon!
Nardia, StudentVIP member
since February, 2020
Jon tutored me for STAT1520. He was by far the best tutor I have had for any of my units. He was so incredibly helpful and patient in helping my understand all of the challenging concepts. He is so attentive during the session and explained answers in many ways if that’s what it took for me to completely understand. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone who is interested in gaining a better understanding in STATS.
Melissa, StudentVIP member
since June, 2017
Jon tutored me for stat 1520 and helped me understand the concepts when I had previously been struggling. Breaking down concepts and rewording them in a way that made sense and reinforced the core concepts. Definitely recommend him!
Ebony, StudentVIP member
since March, 2021
Jon tutored me in the infamous STAT1520. From the get go, Jon explained all concepts and topics clearly and went through the easiest method to obtain the correct answer. Jon is patient and willing to try his hardest in assisting one to fully grasp any concept. I would recommend Jon to anyone who has difficulty with mathematics or statistics. It becomes evident that Jon is very passionate about tutoring and that he is determined to help each and every one of his students achieve the best possible result. Never in a million did I think it would be possible to finish STAT1520 on a distinction!
Joseph, StudentVIP member
since February, 2014
Jon helped me in Biostatistics and epidemiology unit and I scored 85%. I highly recommend Jon as he able to teach everything in a very simplistic way. He is also very very patient and has excellent knowledge of biostat and epidemiology.
Arya, StudentVIP member
since January, 2019
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
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 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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