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Jacob S.

Providence, RI

$50/hr

Effective Tutor Specializing in Test Prep and Writing

Background check passed as of 10/13/11
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Effective Tutor Specializing in Test Prep and Writing

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I have now successfully taught and tutored for 15 years, from kindergartners to graduate students, from domestic students to those from overseas. For standardized test preparation, I employ myriad strategies tailored to the individual learning styles of the particular student, in addition to those honed for the particular test. In regards to schoolwork, I endeavor to provide a confidence-building yet challenging environment whereby each student enjoyably learns to the best of her or his abilities.

I hold a BA in English, cum laude, from Colgate University and an MEd in teaching from Lesley University.

English is my specialty, though I have found that my skills and background have helped pupils in all content areas, including Science and Math, through at least middle school.

I teach and tutor because I enjoy working with children. There is nothing more rewarding than having a former student, a Yale graduate who now reports for the Huffington Post, contact me to thank him for being the teacher who truly taught him how to write back in middle school; or another, now an Army Ranger, track me down just to thank me for helping him in general.

Through those efforts, I have been fortunate to receive accolades from administrators, colleagues, parents, students, and Fulbright-Hays and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships during two recent summers, to Morocco and South Africa, respectively.

References are available upon request and feel free to send along any questions.

I look forward to working with you,

Jacob

Testimonials

"Very Professional"

- Kathy, Barrington, RI on 11/6/14

"Great tutor!"

- Fean, Seekonk, MA on 10/25/13

"THE BEST!"

- Magda, Barrington, RI on 10/5/13

"1st meeting"

- Katie, Lexington, MA on 10/20/11
Math:
Linear Algebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Fitness, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school English full for 15 years, which has included time in a 6th grade classroom, classified as Elementary (K-6th) by WyzAnt. Additionally, I have had success tutoring students as young as kindergarten. From my years as Assistant Director at an overnight summer camp for campers as young as 7, I certainly had had much enjoyable experience with elementary school personalities.

English

English is my greatest strength, especially in regards to writing for all purposes, reading comprehension, and instilling sophisticated vocabulary. With over 15 years of experience in teaching English, I have worked successfully with over a thousand students and enjoy their indiviudality. I possess a full grasp of the academic material and, unlike what I see from some other tutors, the experience and ability to transfer that knowledge to students of diverse learning styles by accessing myriad teaching strategies.

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.

Reading

Reading is one of my greatest strengths. I use a myriad of teaching strategies, such as learning vocabulary in context and analyzing via literary terms. Instilling confidence is a great key: I recently worked with a kindergartener who was below grade level, yet tested above grade level after just one hour-long session.

SAT Reading

On the SAT, my goal is to incorporate some specific SAT test-taking techniques in addition to a greater understanding of the subject matter which can enhance reading and writing achievement in the classroom.

Writing

Writing is perhaps my greatest strength. In one national Library of Congress writing contest, my students, at odds of 250:1, won honors in eight of nine years.

Colgate University
Lesley University
MEd

Education

Colgate University

Lesley University (MEd)

Very Professional — Jacob and I get so much work accomplished in one hour. We produce so much work that it seems like two hours. He is patient and kind, and I feel comfortable with him. When I cannot find the words to write, he asks me questions that make me think about the material and then I am able to get my thoughts on to paper. ...

— Kathy, Barrington, RI on 11/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

For groups of 2-3, it would be $35 per hour per pupil.

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 18 miles of Providence, RI 02906.


About Jacob

I have now successfully taught and tutored for 15 years, from kindergartners to graduate students, from domestic students to those from overseas. For standardized test preparation, I employ myriad strategies tailored to the individual learning styles of the particular student, in addition to those honed for the particular test. In regards to schoolwork, I endeavor to provide a confidence-building yet challenging environment whereby each student enjoyably learns to the best of her or his abilities.

I hold a BA in English, cum laude, from Colgate University and an MEd in teaching from Lesley University.

English is my specialty, though I have found that my skills and background have helped pupils in all content areas, including Science and Math, through at least middle school.

I teach and tutor because I enjoy working with children. There is nothing more rewarding than having a former student, a Yale graduate who now reports for the Huffington Post, contact me to thank him for being the teacher who truly taught him how to write back in middle school; or another, now an Army Ranger, track me down just to thank me for helping him in general.

Through those efforts, I have been fortunate to receive accolades from administrators, colleagues, parents, students, and Fulbright-Hays and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships during two recent summers, to Morocco and South Africa, respectively.

References are available upon request and feel free to send along any questions.

I look forward to working with you,

Jacob

Testimonials

"Very Professional"

- Kathy, Barrington, RI on 11/6/14

"Great tutor!"

- Fean, Seekonk, MA on 10/25/13

"THE BEST!"

- Magda, Barrington, RI on 10/5/13

"1st meeting"

- Katie, Lexington, MA on 10/20/11

Education

Colgate University
Lesley University
MEd

Education

Colgate University

Lesley University (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

For groups of 2-3, it would be $35 per hour per pupil.

Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Providence, RI 02906

Jacob’s Subjects

Math:
Linear Algebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Fitness, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Background Check Status for Jacob S.

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