State budget cuts mean less money for schools.

Less money for schools means fewer teachers.

Fewer teachers mean bigger classrooms.

Bigger classrooms mean less attention per student.

We all need encouragement to do well.

Few of us are self-motivated to stand out in a crowd.

I'd like to help.

My name is Jonathan and I'm a tutor.

I can tutor most subjects through High School and some college courses.

I have a Bachelor's degree in English from Cal Poly.

I focused in creative writing.

I've worked

- as a Substitute Teacher (under an Emergency Credential) in the Chico and Durham School districts for Elementary through High School.

- at a day care.

- at Clorox Labs in the R&D department.

- as a tutor in public elementary schools until California cut their education budget.

I currently

- work for Children's Ministry at Calvary Chapel Chico.

- teach Elementary kids 3-6 times a week.

- run a Bible Study for High School kids.

- run a Bible Study for College-aged kids.

Even though I have a degree in English, I have found that most students require help in geometry and algebra. Typically, the students I tutor are able to improve by one to two letter grades by the end of a semester.

My time is limited, but my schedule is flexible.