Search 73,940 tutors

Jacob J.

Ivy League Tutor in Language Arts, Literature, and German

Brooklyn, NY (11206)

Travel radius
7 miles
Hourly fee
Email Jacob J.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Jacob J.

Jacob J. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Jacob, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

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.

Email Jacob

Jacob’s subjects

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


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.


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.

Read all subject qualifications ยป

Email Jacob

back to top


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.

Email Jacob

Usually responds after +3 days

Send Jacob a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Jacob or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.