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Jacob L.

San Diego, CA

$25/hr

Coffee and Math

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Coffee and Math

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Hi. I'm Jake. I'm currently finishing my university transfer requirements for Civil/Structural Engineering at San Diego City College this spring semester. I am also currently employed by San Diego Community College District at City College as a Senior Tutor for the Math Center of City College. This semester will be the 4th semester being employed.

I work as a supplemental resource for the hundreds of students of the self-paced electronic algebra curriculum through which the Math Center operates. On a biweekly basis I'm responsible for leading workshops and delivering presentations including chapter reviews, group study-sessions, final exam reviews, and various problems of suggestion by students. I specialize in Pre-Algebra and Algebra. I am able to tutor Calculus levels, and some Differential Equations, and Physics Mechanics.

Working as a tutor at City College has been an invaluable experience. Beyond simply understanding the subject matter, it requires respect, patience, attentiveness, an an ability to communicate between many walks of life. But, a characteristic I believe sets me apart from others is that: "I've been there". The key to my success as a tutor is that aside from knowing the correct way of performing a math problem, I am able to address specific confusions a person has. I am able to do this because I struggled with math too. I had those same questions!, and now that I can be the person with answers, the satisfaction I get is inexplicable.

People prefer different learning styles such as visual, verbal, sequential, kinesthetic, global, etc. I will explore and experiment with presenting material as it is preferred by the student.

When it comes down to it, I take math seriously. If the student's interest in the subject tends to stretch beyond required work I am more than willing to provide additional relevant practice. If I feel that the student is not putting forth effort, I will address this.

Testimonials

"Excellent Teacher"

- Elizabeth, Imperial Beach, CA on 4/28/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Deborah, San Diego, CA on 4/10/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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San Diego City College
Structural Engineer

Education

San Diego City College (Structural Engineer)

Excellent Teacher — So much more than a tutor, Jacob is teaching my son calculus. To make sure my son is learning the concepts, Jacob goes above and beyond, doing this like: - meeting with my son's school teacher - doing research on problems to help my son learn in new ways - meeting us at a convenient time and location so my son can still participate in sports and be home at a decent hour on school nights. He rel ...

— Elizabeth, Imperial Beach, CA on 4/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 30 miles of San Diego, CA 92116.


About Jacob

Hi. I'm Jake. I'm currently finishing my university transfer requirements for Civil/Structural Engineering at San Diego City College this spring semester. I am also currently employed by San Diego Community College District at City College as a Senior Tutor for the Math Center of City College. This semester will be the 4th semester being employed.

I work as a supplemental resource for the hundreds of students of the self-paced electronic algebra curriculum through which the Math Center operates. On a biweekly basis I'm responsible for leading workshops and delivering presentations including chapter reviews, group study-sessions, final exam reviews, and various problems of suggestion by students. I specialize in Pre-Algebra and Algebra. I am able to tutor Calculus levels, and some Differential Equations, and Physics Mechanics.

Working as a tutor at City College has been an invaluable experience. Beyond simply understanding the subject matter, it requires respect, patience, attentiveness, an an ability to communicate between many walks of life. But, a characteristic I believe sets me apart from others is that: "I've been there". The key to my success as a tutor is that aside from knowing the correct way of performing a math problem, I am able to address specific confusions a person has. I am able to do this because I struggled with math too. I had those same questions!, and now that I can be the person with answers, the satisfaction I get is inexplicable.

People prefer different learning styles such as visual, verbal, sequential, kinesthetic, global, etc. I will explore and experiment with presenting material as it is preferred by the student.

When it comes down to it, I take math seriously. If the student's interest in the subject tends to stretch beyond required work I am more than willing to provide additional relevant practice. If I feel that the student is not putting forth effort, I will address this.

Testimonials

"Excellent Teacher"

- Elizabeth, Imperial Beach, CA on 4/28/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Deborah, San Diego, CA on 4/10/14
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Education

San Diego City College
Structural Engineer

Education

San Diego City College (Structural Engineer)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Diego, CA 92116

Jacob’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Jacob’s Resources

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