Born in Houston, Texas, John graduated from the St. John’s School in 2002. After graduating from Stanford University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematical and Computational Science, he spent three stressful years trading stock options on Wall Street during the “Great Recession.” John then attended the University of Oxford, earning a masters in financial economics within their business school.
John’s 14 years of experience as a tutor and mentor began at the age of 16, when he taught math to the younger siblings of his close friends. After returning home from graduate school in England, John started and ran his own tutoring service in Houston for four years. He moved back to the Bay Area in 2014.
Alongside teaching, mindfulness is one of John’s core passions. He has received practitioner certifications in yoga, medical qigong, hypnotherapy, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). John has been helping students reduce their test anxiety with mindfulness since 2011. At ESM, John specializes in tutoring the GMAT, ACT, SAT, Math 2 Subject Test, SSAT, and all levels of math and English classes.
John also loves playing competitive volleyball and practicing public speaking, having served a term as president of his Toastmasters speaking club for a full year.