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Jeff P.

San Diego, CA

$50/hr

Results-Driven Reading and Math Teacher

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Background check passed as of 7/14/14

Results-Driven Reading and Math Teacher

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Teaching and learning new ideas and skills is my greatest passion. Having graduated from college, I know that an excellent education is the surest way to a better life. As a former 5th grade teacher, I have helped many students make huge gains in their reading comprehension and conceptual understanding of math. I take pride in helping kids achieve their goals and improve their confidence.

I specialize in tutoring math and reading for success in the classroom and on standardized exams (e.g. SAT, ACT, ISEE, Smarter Balanced, etc.). Whether we are working on SAT reading or ACT math, I aim for kids to be challenged, but also comfortable during the lesson. We take diagnostics and set goals at the beginning of our first session, and I provide regular progress reports to monitor growth.

To ensure students have a quiet place to study and work, I hold most sessions at local libraries. However, I’m happy to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student or parent.

I’m looking forward to helping your child reach their potential!

"Great Tutor"

- Madeline, San Diego, CA on 12/3/14

"Great tutor"

- Nicole, San Diego, CA on 8/14/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Computer Programming,
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ISEE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Computer Programming

While teaching 5th grade, I taught students the fundamentals of programming with the popular JavaScript language and ProcessingJS library. Students would write their own programs and share them, explore programs made by others, and learn from each other's programs. Using the kid-friendly platform on Khan Academy (a website with an interactive platform to practice the basics of coding) my student's developed a familiarity with coding and had fun in the process.

Criminal Justice

I have a BS in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University.

Elementary (K-6th)

From 2012-2014, I taught 5th grade at J.E. Manch Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV. I created and executed curriculum in all content areas. As a Teach For America corp member and graduate student at UNLV, I received extensive training in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and ESL/ELL instructional methods. Further, at my school site I completed professional development in the following areas: Intervention for Struggling Readers, Reading Academy, and Kagan Classroom strategies. Through my experiences, I believe in mastery-based, self-paced instruction that challenges students to think critically and creatively on their work.

Phonics

While a teaching at J.E. Manch Elementary school, I completed professional development in the "Intervention for Struggling Readers" program. The course focused on assessment, intervention, and instruction using Core Phonics. As many of my students were ELL (80%), I have extensive experience and success teaching kids how to read using phonemic strategies.

San Diego State University
Criminal Justice
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Master's

Education

San Diego State University (Criminal Justice)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (Master's)

Great Tutor — Jeff has been working with my 10 year old son for a few months now. He is very engaging and patient with my son. He has gotten to know my son personally and has made learning new strategies fun and exciting. More importantly, Jeff has helped my son feel more confident in his ability to solve problems. He is very responsive to emails and texts and has provided me with excellent, personalized feedba ...

— Madeline, San Diego, CA on 12/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 12 miles of San Diego, CA 92117.


About Jeff

Teaching and learning new ideas and skills is my greatest passion. Having graduated from college, I know that an excellent education is the surest way to a better life. As a former 5th grade teacher, I have helped many students make huge gains in their reading comprehension and conceptual understanding of math. I take pride in helping kids achieve their goals and improve their confidence.

I specialize in tutoring math and reading for success in the classroom and on standardized exams (e.g. SAT, ACT, ISEE, Smarter Balanced, etc.). Whether we are working on SAT reading or ACT math, I aim for kids to be challenged, but also comfortable during the lesson. We take diagnostics and set goals at the beginning of our first session, and I provide regular progress reports to monitor growth.

To ensure students have a quiet place to study and work, I hold most sessions at local libraries. However, I’m happy to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student or parent.

I’m looking forward to helping your child reach their potential!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Madeline, San Diego, CA on 12/3/14

"Great tutor"

- Nicole, San Diego, CA on 8/14/14

Education

San Diego State University
Criminal Justice
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Master's

Education

San Diego State University (Criminal Justice)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of San Diego, CA 92117

Jeff’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Computer Programming,
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ISEE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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