Testimonials

I feel a little hubristic putting these up, but I think these quotes give a sense of my work that you can't quite get from my own words.

  • You're really gifted with the kids! —a parent
  • You must be working some kind of magic, because his grades are up across the board. It seems he is learning not only that he has to study now, but also how to study. Yay! —a parent
  • I think you do a great job responding to his outgoing nature and his sense of independence/initiative. We appreciate it! —a parent
  • How could my teacher and two of my friends not have told me that? —a student
  • Many thanks as always for all your work — She is enjoying her sessions and isn’t advocating that they end…high praise from a second semester senior like her:) Thanks for being there! —a parent
  • Many, many thanks for your work with our daughter. I cannot believe I didn’t sign her up with you last year….she just had too much on her plate for me to even think about tutoring. Ironically, math was her lowest grade last year even though she has such tremendous aptitude. She is suddenly seeing herself as mathematically talented — which my husband and I have known for a long time. She’s already into the college of her choice, so it’s not about the grade, but we want her to feel confident pursuing quantitative courses. She took a calc “quiz” today (which are actually tests) and she was the first one finished and had that “Ah-ha - I aced that!” feeling for the first time since 10th grade in her opinion. We’ll see what the grade actually says but it doesn’t matter. The joy of mathematical understanding is what counts right now! Thanks for being there :) —a parent
  • She is enjoying her sessions with you — she says you’re helping her see the big picture. —a parent
  • Hi Jon. I wanted to let you know that he absolutely loved his session with you this evening. He raved to me about what a great tutor you are and how you worked with him to make sure he truly understood the concepts. —a parent
  • That was eye-opening! —a student
  • He is very excited about working with you. It's the most positive he has been about math in quite some time! —his parent
  • He is taking advanced calc in college after scoring a 5 on [Calculus BC] AP. I am glad to see the confidence. —a parent
  • Thanks, look forward to another great year! I got a B+ on my math final last year! —a student
  • Thank you so much for the help this year...You actually brought me up from at B- to an A! —a student, who actually did it herself, with a little help
  • You are a mentor in my life. —a student
  • I just got an A+ on my test! That's when you know the tutoring is working! —a student, who had failed his midterm three months ago before starting to work with me
  • You've already blown my mind twice today, and now it's like, please stop! —a student
  • He is loving his classes with you. Thank you so much. He sometimes goes into the session wiped out from school or in a low mood, and never, never fails to come out with his gears spinning full of new ideas— So happy and refreshed! Better than prozac!!!! —a parent
  • She is doing much better in math this term, so thanks for everything you do to help her out! —a parent
  • I did really well on the calculus midyear exam! —a student
  • That was the most educational two hours of my life! —a student
  • He has really enjoyed working with you – thank you for helping him out during a very tricky time. —a parent
  • Thank you very much for all you've done! —a parent
  • Thanks for all the extra you put in with both girls. We are very much indebted to you for making math more of a joy and less of a struggle. Thanks so much! —a parent
  • After your help [she] is much more confident and sure of herself in the class. Thank you so much for working with her this year, it has benefited her tremendously. —a parent
  • I had this moment where I thought my expectations were too high, that it couldn't possibly be as good as I expected, but then it happened and it was the best thing ever! —a student, in reference to my Bullwinkle impression
  • He received his Math 1&2 SAT scores this morning and they were exceptional. —a parent
  • Jon Dreyer is one of the key UN-tanglers of the web in this town -- with his calmness and the contagious calmness and confidence he creates in the students he tutors (my son, for one, but I speak for many). —a parent
  • Look no further than Jon Dreyer. He is great with kids, knows his stuff, is on time, and made a world of difference for my kid. —a parent
  • I just wanted to say thank you for all of your time last year! It really helped me connect deeply with the material and succeed in the class. I feel very lucky to have found a tutor I really connected with. Your teaching style not only helped me understand what was being taught, but also how best to study in general. —a student
  • Thanks for your feedback, encouragement and forward-looking advice. Before he started tutoring with you, his confidence had been "battered" by two years of marginal teaching and low expectations. He needed skills and encouragement to move ahead. You have given him both. Thank you! —a parent
  • I write to thank you for the great work you have done. His understanding of, and confidence and performance in math have increased dramatically. Feel free to identify our family as very happy with your services. —a parent
  • She brought home straight A’s in June! We were all thrilled! Thanks so much for your caring support and guidance of her. She is so much more confident and independent in all her schoolwork. She seems more able to laugh about silly mistakes and is definitely more attentive to details and accuracy in her work. You are a miracle worker in our eyes...Thank you for everything you do! —a parent
  • He described the sessions as ‘actually enjoyable’ when I asked him about doing two next week. —a parent
  • You have helped turn around his math grades as well as his feeling of math competence and self-esteem. Thank you! —a parent
  • Thank you so much for helping me in math. Somehow, now I can say that I have started seeing!!! You're a great teacher! —a student
  • Above and beyond. —a parent
  • The Pythagorean theorem literally gives you everything you've ever wished! —a student, only slightly hyperbolically
  • She got another A- in math this term!! Not to mention A grades in her other subjects with the exception of a B+ in science!! Overall an amazing report card for her! Needless to say, we are thrilled! Thank you so much for your help in building her skills and study habits. It is obviously making a huge difference for her. —a parent
  • He looked SO happy when he left today! He loves your tutoring. —a parent
  • His math teacher said he's doing much better. —a parent
  • This makes so much sense now! Gaaaaaaah! — a student
  • Thank you, thank you!!!! This is wonderful. Jon, you are an excellent teacher. My son learned so much, and also says 'thank you.' —a parent
  • I've learned more in these few days with you than I have all semester in class! —a student
  • Mr. Dreyer, I want to thank you. I should make you some fudge or something. Before I saw you I had no idea what was going on and I just took my quiz and I think I got them all right! —a student
  • Jon - amazing but apparently true - he has been working on the material in his study and in class and is now caught up with his assignments. We are very, very grateful for your helping him - he was pretty discouraged and we don't think there is any way this would have happened without your help. He literally could not have done it without you. —a parent
  • I just wanted to let you know that I got a 97 on my re-take of the transformations/translations quiz! Thanks for all your help! —a student
  • Thanks again, Jon. He's coming back to believing that he can do math...and maybe even liking it again. —a parent
  • Your love of math was infectious and it helped to keep him interested and feeling good about a frustrating class. At school he felt misunderstood and discouraged. I did not want him to loss his love of the subject and you gave that to him so thank you. —a parent
  • Thank you so much for ... sharing your enthusiasm for math with her. It's really helping, not only in terms of her scores - her attitude and interest level have improved as well. —a parent, after the second session
  • Your tutoring is very helpful and she is really enjoying working with you. —a parent
  • I took the Calc final...I got an 86!!!!! My final grade also ended up as a B+!! Thank you so much for your help! I'm really happy with how I did for a class that moved so quickly and was so hard! I couldn't have done it without you! —a student
  • I just found out I got 100 on my math final! —a student
  • It really was a watershed summer for him when he went to see you...To carry this one step further, we just heard that he was accepted at Stanford, his first choice. I gotta say Jon, that I think it's fair that you take some of the credit for it. —a parent
  • Although we did the summer tutoring to cover new material, it also had the unexpected but happy effect of giving him a real boost in confidence at the beginning of the school year, because all the material was fresh in his mind, and it set up a productive year. He had a very good experience with the math department at LHS, is a college senior, and is currently planning on majoring in math in college. —a parent
  • I've been so much more involved in the conversation in math class! —a student
  • I already see the beauty in this! —a student
  • I was getting Cs; now I'm getting As. — the same student, not coincidentally
  • I SO appreciate the work you're doing with him... . I can see/hear his thinking changing during that one hour with you... . Thank you so much for meeting him exactly where he is with math and letting him keep all he has while adding new tricks, too, that will help him for a lifetime. —a parent
  • I couldn't read my book because what you were saying was so interesting. —a parent
  • She has found her confidence in her abilities again. —a parent
  • Jon, I scored an A for my course with being one of four people to score the highest on the final test. Thank you for all your help. —a student who came to me concerned about passing
  • You're a wicked sick tutor. —a student
  • I'm very, very excited for him, and you're a big part of his being where he is. I can't thank you enough. —a parent
  • He was showing his younger sister how to write out a problem solution to help avoid mistakes. Something must have sunk in! —a parent
  • Jon, you have been doing so well with my son that now my daughter has become jealous. —a parent, whose daughter is now also my student
  • She has gained a lot of confidence in Math. Her grades also show that she is performing well on the school tests. What is most important to me, she has stopped saying, "I don't understand," or "math is not fun." Thank you for being her math tutor. —a parent
  • Report card today ... Math ... A+! —a parent, whose child was getting Ds and Fs in math last year
  • You have been a wonderful influence for both of my kids...placed into high math for next year. —a parent
  • Thank you for all your help on my math skills. I can't tell you how far I'll go! —a student
  • She received an 'A' and was more than prepared! We have a second one coming up in the ranks. He may need some support next year...you are our first choice! —a parent
  • She got a B first quarter—a grade both she and her teacher feel she can bring up to an A...She feels very well prepared because of her work with you. She says that she really "gets" everything because she started out with such a good foundation. So many thanks for all your help and patient work. It is clearly paying off. —a parent
  • He came out cheerful, confident and said he "had fun." Wow! - I would have settled for just one of any of those three. Thanks for your wonderful way with math and kids! —a parent
  • He really enjoyed himself and said his brain had "come alive." —a parent
  • He likes math! It's a miracle! —a parent
  • You are a healer. —a student
  • This is magical! —a student
  • Math works! Who knew? —a student
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME CONQUER ALGEBRA II THIS YEAR! I couldn't have done it without you! —a student
  • I just wanted to thank you for your help before my math final - I completely shocked myself and got an A! —a student, who did not shock me
  • We were lucky to find you. —a parent
  • I can't thank you enough for your great work this year. She has thrived in math with your great help. —a parent
  • In class, I'm falling asleep and not getting anything, but here I'm like, Yes! —a student
  • I learned more in those two hours than I learned in three months at school. —a student
  • This makes so much sense now...This makes so much sense now...This makes so much sense now! —a student
  • ...made honor roll!!!!!!...Thank you!!!!! —a parent
  • In just a few sessions, his test scores have improved a lot, he's participating more in class and his confidence has gone way up. You and he also seem to have a great relationship. —a family friend
  • She is learning a lot and I am very pleased with her progress. Thank you! — a parent
  • She said that you were her kind of teacher. You had explained her homework so well. I would really like you to coach her as many days as possible. —a parent
  • It's obvious that the girls learned a great deal from you last week, as their test scores reflect!! —a teacher
  • You get him so well! —a parent
  • Thanks again for the great tutoring...It's amazing how much they've benefited from your help. —a parent
  • Your support prevented me from failing. Thank you for being there, pushing, and making me laugh. —a student, who actually aced the course.

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