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Jeffrey L.

Louisville, KY

$60/hr

Insightful, Results-Oriented Harvard Grad Specializing in Test Prep

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Background check passed as of 8/13/13

Insightful, Results-Oriented Harvard Grad Specializing in Test Prep

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I have been tutoring for fifteen years, with particular skillfulness in readying students for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE. I've worked with a wide range of students, from the elementary school level to graduate school level, and am especially proud of having helped many students earn scholarship offers to the high schools and colleges of their choice.

I received my academic training primarily at Harvard University, where I earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Biology, while maintaining a passionate interest in the humanities. My Expository Writing courses, taught by master instructors, prepared me particularly well to assist other students in improving their writing skills, their grades, and their confidence.
I bring this approach to all of my students -- I build them up, rather than knock them down. The grades and the higher test scores tend to follow.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about my approach, or to arrange a schedule. I look forward to hearing from you!

"Absolutely the BEST!"

- Jenny, Louisville, KY on 10/10/14

"More than I could ask for."

- Jennifer, Prospect, KY on 11/18/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 2, Logic, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GED,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Hebrew,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

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.

ACT Math

I've helped many students succeed on the ACT Math section.

At Harvard, I also studied with Howard Gardner and Jon Ratey, two of the world's most renowned investigators of learning disabilities and learning strategies.

ADD/ADHD

My graduate studies have included the study of ADHD. I am particularly well-acquainted with the Spark Program developed by John Ratey, MD and its applications to the school setting. More personally, I have lived with ADHD for many years, and know first-hand just how challenging the condition can be; I also know that it does not ultimately have to get in the way of learning anything one wishes to learn. I have worked with a number of ADHD clients, with great success.

College Counseling

I have been providing College Counseling services to high school juniors and seniors and their families for four years. I adopt a whole-person approach.

I develop, in consultation with families and students, a plan that enables the student to find the college choice that best fits his or her interests, abilities and goals.

Variables we consider include parental resources, student high school records, SAT and ACT scores, extracurricular activities, scholarship and grant opportunities, match between student and university strengths, and the university's record for placing students in employment types in the student's chosen field.

Fitness

I am certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise. I have trained a wide range of clients, from new or returning exercisers to elite athletes. I have special expertise in functional training for injury prevention and in mindfulness-based strength training.

GED

More about my GED expertise

I have been studying standardized tests like the GED since I was in high school. I realized that smart people sometimes failed to do well on the GED or ACT or SAT -- not because they did not know the material -- but because they simply did not know how to prepare for their test.

Ever since then, I have been helping students find their confidence and succeed on the tests like the GED. Helping students learn and make their lives better remains one of my passions.

Hebrew

I began learning Hebrew at Eliahu Academy elementary school and graduated with a good understanding of Biblical Hebrew. I returned to my Hebrew studies two years ago, with a focus on contemporary conversational Hebrew.

I speak Hebrew on a daily basis with friends and keep current with current developments with a program of study including Hebrew webcasts from popular television channels, Israel Broadcasting Authority and Tel Aviv University.

Social Studies

The National Council for Social Studies defines social studies as, "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."

My own background includes numerous courses -- such as Human Infancy and Brain Chemistry and Behavior -- in the social sciences, and many courses -- such as History of Western Music and Youth, Arts and Social Change -- in the humanities.

I have produced approximately forty radio programs for KGNU Radio, Boulder, CO, on various subjects in Religion, Psychology, Government and Law, and continue to be engaged actively in local efforts to expand education in these areas.

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude
Biology
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude (Biology)

Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)

Absolutely the BEST! — I can't say enough good things about Jeff. He has been working with my son over the past few months and truly cares about his success. My son enjoys working with him as he tries to relate the academics to sports, which is my son's obsession. ...

— Jenny, Louisville, KY on 10/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeffrey will travel within 40 miles of Louisville, KY 40205.


About Jeffrey

I have been tutoring for fifteen years, with particular skillfulness in readying students for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE. I've worked with a wide range of students, from the elementary school level to graduate school level, and am especially proud of having helped many students earn scholarship offers to the high schools and colleges of their choice.

I received my academic training primarily at Harvard University, where I earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Biology, while maintaining a passionate interest in the humanities. My Expository Writing courses, taught by master instructors, prepared me particularly well to assist other students in improving their writing skills, their grades, and their confidence.
I bring this approach to all of my students -- I build them up, rather than knock them down. The grades and the higher test scores tend to follow.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about my approach, or to arrange a schedule. I look forward to hearing from you!


Testimonials

"Absolutely the BEST!"

- Jenny, Louisville, KY on 10/10/14

"More than I could ask for."

- Jennifer, Prospect, KY on 11/18/13

Education

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude
Biology
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude (Biology)

Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Louisville, KY 40205

Jeffrey’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 2, Logic, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GED,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Hebrew,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

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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