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Jacob J.

Ivy League Tutor in Language Arts, Literature, and German

Brooklyn, NY (11206)

Travel radius
7 miles
Hourly fee
$75.00
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I have worked as a tutor with inner-city junior high and high school students through Columbia University's Double Discovery center, and have taught introductory German to undergraduates and graduate students at UC Berkeley. Both involved extensive one-on-one work with students; I was available to answer their questions, engage them in conversation and advise them on how best to improve their study skills. I am also an English literature content writer for an online study guide company that specializes in student-oriented communication. Writing for this company has taught me how to remain relevant and grounded when trying to explain complex material.

With my background as a teacher, tutor, and student, I am well qualified to work with my students on literature and language arts, and to prepare them for the reading and writing portions of the SAT. I am equally qualified to tutor students interested in improving their German and students who are preparing for the German SAT subject test.

The competition involved in getting into a top college or program has reached unprecedented heights. Tutors not only need to improve their students' performance, they also have to have the know-how that comes with navigating the world of higher education. In addition to my experience and academic credentials, it's this know-how that I would bring to my students. I can impart knowledge and skills to my students while also showing them the value of what they're acquiring and the doors it will open for them. I am prepared to motivate my students to learn, and learn better.

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Jacob’s subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Language:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
German, Grammar, Proofreading

German

I am a certified Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in German at UC Berkeley and an experienced German-English translator. I have lived and studied in Berlin, Germany. I am fluent in German and also have extensive knowledge of German literature, culture and history.

Literature

I have a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and an M.A. in German literature from UC Berkeley. I really care about getting my students to value and appreciate literary texts.

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Education

Columbia College, Columbia University (Comparative Literature)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11206.

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