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Jacob B.

UCLA Expert Tutor for Math, Science, and English

UCLA Expert Tutor for Math, Science, and English

$65/hour

About Jacob


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The most satisfying aspect of tutoring is knowing that I play a large part in helping students succeed and better understand their focus of study. So many students today focus on specific details and miss the broader, overarching concepts that unify subject material-- and that's the difference between a 'C' student and an 'A' student. As a result, I strive to accomplish two things when working with students: understanding and application.

On top of encouraging well-rounded,...

The most satisfying aspect of tutoring is knowing that I play a large part in helping students succeed and better understand their focus of study. So many students today focus on specific details and miss the broader, overarching concepts that unify subject material-- and that's the difference between a 'C' student and an 'A' student. As a result, I strive to accomplish two things when working with students: understanding and application.

On top of encouraging well-rounded, inquisition-based understanding, I stress the application of knowledge. Too many students become uninterested in academics because they do not see the immediate application of what they are learning.

I studied Biochemistry at UCLA, and I bring with me years of experience teaching the natural sciences in addition to biochemistry lab experience, which have provided me with a wide array of application situations that allow students to instantaneously understand the importance (and awesomeness!) of their studies. Not just a science and math guy, I also literally wrote the book on SAT reading (check out The SAT Reading Epidemic)!

I am available for last-minute reviews, study sessions, or long-term test prep.

I'm here to help you! If it's midnight before a big test, and you've got nowhere else to turn, I'm your guy. If you need help brushing up before your APs or SATs, I can help with that too. Whether you are struggling with math, science, reading, or writing, I've got you covered. For the past seven years, I have worked with hundreds of students in southern California across the gamut of high school subjects and standardized tests (primarily ACT, SAT, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus AB/BC). I provide practice material in addition to discussion-based and traditional lectures and encourage students to come to me with lots of questions!

Send me a message and let's get you where you need to be! I'm confident that I bring the experience and knowledge that you need to succeed.


Education

Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) B.S.
Biochemistry

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  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: Total charge per hour is $70.85, as Wyzant assesses a 9% fee.
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  • Background check passed on 9/7/2019

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the English section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the Reading section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
Writing

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I've taught biology at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Biology and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've taught AP Calculus AB and BC as well as honors calculus for the past 6 years, often seeing students through their math education from Algebra I all the way through Calculus BC. I make frequent connections to students' previous math courses and make calculus clear, understandable, and accessible to my students. There's a big difference between doing problems and applying concepts; my students master both.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught chemistry at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Chemistry and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
Algebra 2, Precalculus, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the Math section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've taught AP Calculus AB and BC as well as honors calculus for the past 6 years, often seeing students through their math education from Algebra I all the way through Calculus BC. I make frequent connections to students' previous math courses and make calculus clear, understandable, and accessible to my students. There's a big difference between doing problems and applying concepts; my students master both.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
Algebra 2, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I've taught biology at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Biology and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've taught AP Calculus AB and BC as well as honors calculus for the past 6 years, often seeing students through their math education from Algebra I all the way through Calculus BC. I make frequent connections to students' previous math courses and make calculus clear, understandable, and accessible to my students. There's a big difference between doing problems and applying concepts; my students master both.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught chemistry at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Chemistry and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
Algebra 2, Precalculus, Writing

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the Science section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
Biology,

Biology

I've taught biology at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Biology and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've taught chemistry at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Chemistry and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I've taught biology at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Biology and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've taught AP Calculus AB and BC as well as honors calculus for the past 6 years, often seeing students through their math education from Algebra I all the way through Calculus BC. I make frequent connections to students' previous math courses and make calculus clear, understandable, and accessible to my students. There's a big difference between doing problems and applying concepts; my students master both.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught chemistry at the college-prep, honors, AP, IB-SL, IB-HL, SAT Subject, and college levels for the past 8 years. I write curriculum, worksheets, and essay responses for AP Chemistry and am a top online hit for FRQ answers each year.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
Algebra 2, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the English section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the Math section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the Reading section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have taught all subjects of the ACT exam for over six years, including the Science section. I've had twelve students achieve a perfect 36 on the ACT, and my students average an increase of 5 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam. Having guided hundreds of students through the ACT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught all subjects of the SAT exam for over seven years. I've had thirty-four students score above 1530, two of whom have gotten perfect scores. My students average an increase of 130 points! I know the exam inside and out: students often laugh at how well I know which questions are on which released exam, and I've published my own SAT Reading guide (with Math and English guides forthcoming). Having guided hundreds of students through the SAT, I know exactly where students struggle and how to quickly correct their mistakes and build their confidence.
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Jacob has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jacob helped me very much with my AP chemistry. He always explains concepts easy to understand and in depth. He helps me understand things, more than just memorization.

Juyun, 1 lesson with Jacob
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$65/hour

Jacob B.

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