I wanted to bring to young people the joy of mathematics, and help them see how it leads to the flourishing of human beings.”

John’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Mathematics

“I was good at math in school but wasn’t particularly interested beyond school math. In college, I was taken by curiosity in my mathematics courses. I kept being exposed to fascinating things and my interest kept growing. I originally intended to pursue math research, but realized in graduate school that I enjoyed math more as a learner and teacher than a professional researcher.”

Professional Experience

From 2015–2018, John worked as a data scientist for Deloitte Consulting. In this role, he developed cognitive technologies for clients in healthcare and manufacturing, and consulted on internal projects.

John also worked as an adjunct community college instructor for one year and spent one semester teaching high school math part-time. He tutors high school, college, and graduate students in advanced math and test preparation, which he has been doing for over 10 years. Also, John has worked with Math Circles of Chicago as an instructor for four years and serves on the program committee.

John will begin his second year of teaching at Lake View High School during the 2020–2021 school year. 

Volunteer Experience

John volunteers as a member of the program committee for Math Circles of Chicago, and as an organizer of the local Math Jam. He also sings bass with the choir of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church. 


John enjoys making music, rowing and reading.

Academic Background

  • Relay Graduate School of Education (Master of Arts in Teaching)
  • University of Cambridge (Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics)
  • Indiana University (Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in English)