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Jim L.

Dr. Jim - Harvard graduate tutor - perfect SAT score!

Estero, FL (33928)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$80.00
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"Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations."
-Maya Angelou

Dear interested student or parent!

I have helped many students from all walks of life achieve their goals through test preparation and subject mastery. My teaching has been sought out internationally, and I break the test and subject down into smaller components to help students become experts and score higher. I teach skills and strategy for standardized testing, which will be featured in an upcoming publication that I have authored coming out in 2014. I graduated with honors from Harvard University with a bachelors in economics, and also hold a degree in medicine. I scored a perfect on the SATs in one sitting, and have scored in the very top percentiles on SAT IIs, PSAT, and MCATs. In addition, I am a professional member of the National Tutoring Association and guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University for the health sciences discipline. In essence, I believe anyone can do it too with the right guidance and approach!

I was born in Kentucky and grew up in a small town, and am no stranger to the challenges of building a strong foundation in order to perform at the next level. Through diligence, I believe that anyone can maximize their score and testing with study and strategy. As I believe, while there are no short-cuts to success, there are however prescribed formulas and real skills that are effective.

I encourage a low stress environment in helping students understand concepts first, then helping them apply these concepts on testing and subject exams. In my experience, pinpointing weaknesses is the first step in unlocking potential. I usually diagnose the barrier that prevents scoring well usually in the first lesson. We have a fun and fast paced session that improves skill and confidence. I believe the path to success should be as enjoyable as the end goal with their testing and educational needs.

I specialize in tutoring one-on-one and have utilized cutting edge technology to assist in the learning process. Distance is not a problem, as I have many students using Skype and virtual whiteboard with excellent results. I believe this method is superior to traditional pencil and paper, while enabling more time spent with students.

Please feel free to send me an email, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,
Dr. Jim

Academic Achievements and Awards
Awards
-Gained early admission to Harvard University
-Harvard College Scholarship, graduated with honors
-National Merit Scholar
-White House Presidential Scholar Finalist
-USA All Academic 2nd Team
-Selected by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youths to teach
-Tylenol Scholar
-Research Science Institute Alumni - Selected as top international 70 science students to attend summer internship at MIT
-Citigroup Shining Star Award (2004, 2005)
-Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor society in Medicine (2009)
-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Hematology Scholarship (2012)

Activities
-Professional member of the National Tutoring Association
-Guest Lecturer at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program
-Prior Harvard University student tutor
-Preceptor for UPMC Shadyside premed and Pitt medical students
-Junior Achievement teacher
-Researched at Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government for Center for International Development
-Dedication to community service, worked in homeless shelter, hospital, Meals on Wheels deliverer

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Jim’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Archaeology, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Business, Economics, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, NCLEX, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Business, College Counseling, Economics, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, NCLEX, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SPSS, Statistics

Business

Worked in Citibank finance for 5 years managing profit and loss, marketing expenses.

College Counseling

I provide guidance and advice for the college application process. I help to review resumes and strategies for applications.

I have been involved in the admissions process by having interviewed candidates for medical school, and have have personal experience with interview responses and preparing for the interview day.

I have helped students edit and recommend further changes to their essays, while retaining the essence of their prose.

Furthermore, I have helped students locate appropriate colleges that fit with their career interests as well as previous academic backgrounds.

MCAT

MCAT test - passed in 2006. MD degree in 2010.

Microsoft Windows

Consultant for medical practice computer and networking for over 10 years. 25 years of fixing computers. Help desk computer support at Harvard University for 3 years.

SAT Math

SAT Math is a skill I have developed over the repeated test taking with SSAT, SAT, PSAT, and the Math achievement test, proven with top percentile scores. I scored a full 800/800 on the math SAT, as well as on the Math IIC. I also scored a 5 on the calculus AP.

I teach skill and strategy which are both important in scoring. We then practice until the student is proficient. I have worked with students where math was not their forte, but soon they developed confidence! With enough effort, anyone can utilize these to maximize their potential.

SAT Reading

SAT reading is a skill I have developed over the repeated test taking with SSAT, SAT, PSAT, and the MCAT, proven with top percentile scores. I scored a full 800/800 on the verbal SAT and double digit score on the MCAT. I started cultivating my vocabulary starting in grade school and have amassed thousands of vocabulary in preparation. I teach skill and strategy which are both important in scoring. With enough effort, anyone can utilize these to maximize their potential.

SAT Writing

SAT writing is a skill I have developed over the repeated test taking with SSAT, SAT, PSAT, proven with top percentile scores. I scored a full 800/800 on the verbal SAT and double digit verbal score on the MCAT. I started cultivating my vocabulary starting in grade school and have amassed thousands of vocabulary in preparation.

Grammar, diction, and writing are elements that I teach in a structured manner.

I teach skill and strategy which are both important in scoring. With enough effort, anyone can utilize these to maximize their potential.

SSAT

SAT reading is a skill I have developed over the repeated test taking with SSAT, SAT, PSAT, and the MCAT, proven with top percentile scores. I scored a full 800/800 on the verbal SAT and double digit verbal score on the MCAT. I scored 800/800 on mathematics. I scored 99% on the SSATs.


I started cultivating my vocabulary starting in grade school and have amassed thousands of vocabulary in preparation. I teach skill and strategy which are both important in scoring. With enough effort, anyone can utilize these to maximize their potential.

Vocabulary

I started cultivating my vocabulary starting in grade school and have amassed thousands of vocabulary in preparation for standardized testing.

I have taken classes in etymologies, the study of word roots, to further my vocabulary.

I teach skill and strategy which are both important in scoring. With enough effort, anyone can utilize these to maximize their potential.

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Education

Harvard University (Economics)

University of Pittsburgh (MD)

Jim's passion for science is evident in his teaching! I'm beginning a rigorous academic program and worried that my knowledge and understanding of some foundations are weak and that new information is difficult to master. I reviewed these subjects on my own, but didn't feel I was truly understanding or retaining the information. After one session with Jim I'm confident I can not only grasp the material, but I will retain it. Jim breaks down complic ...

— Patricia from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/7/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Standardized testing (SAT, ACT) $80/hr, MCAT $100/hr, Subject College and Graduate level $75/hr, Subject high school level $65/hr. Travelling fees are additional.

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 40 miles of Estero, FL 33928.

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