Meet The Teacher- John Zimmerman

john_zimmerman1-128x150As a credentialed and experienced math teacher/tutor I have dedicated years to helping students of all ages succeed in mathematics.  I have extensive experience in analyzing student problems and developing effective individualized learning plans.  Life has taught me that anyone can succeed with the right plan and encouragement. What makes me a highly effective teacher is my ability to engage students and teach them in a language they understand- my students really do enjoy working with me.  Moreover when I commit to a helping a student I commit 110% because I truly care.  In addition to my coaching program I have also developed a powerful online math learning system, www.TabletClass.com– my onlines courses are used and loved by many all over the world!

Formal Experience/Education:

* BA Mathematics
* Masters Degree in Educational Technology
* Middle and High School Math Teacher Experience
* Experience with Special Needs Students
* Business, Corporate and Management Experience
* US Navy Officer/Leadership and Development Skills
* US Marine Corps/Leadership and Development Skills
* Business Owner

 

My Teaching Style

When I work with a student I want to impact more than just their math skills. My goal is to develop students into powerful, energetic math problem solvers. Years of experience have taught me that students learn best when they feel great about themselves; so I use a lot of positive reinforcement to build up my students confidence and motivation.  The result is a powerful positive feedback loop that looks like this:

1. This person says I can do it
2. Oh yes, maybe I can do a little- I just got this problem right
3. I feel better- a little less anxious
4. Math is not so bad; let’s do some more
5. Ok I’m kind of getting it- I guess I’m better than I thought
6. Hey, I’m actually not that bad at math (maybe I’m pretty good)
7. Teach me more
8. Nice!  I can handle learning math at this level and future levels…

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