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Jesse S.

Novato, CA

$40/hour

Tutor for Basic Math, Science, and Music

$40/Hour


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Chapman University, Orange, California
Biology

Education

Chapman University, Orange, California (Biology)

About Jesse

I have been tutoring students since I was in Jr. High School.

Though, since having received a double Bachelors in General Biology, and in Music Performance; I feel that I have a much larger group of tutoring subjects I can offer. Since graduating, I have maintained a teaching position in the Sacramento School District as an Classical Music After school program instructor to elementary students. I have a lot of experience with elementary aged students. I have tutored them, served as a camp counselor, and I've been teaching them within the school system for around 6 years now.

I approach all of the subjects that I teach with the same methodology: focus on the core principles that students are expected to know based on the goals that they or their guardians set (standardized tests, college acceptance, etc). Many of the resources (textbooks, learning websites, etc) that I use are those that I myself learned by, thus I know that their approach to learning works. I expect students to practice and do diligent study in between tutoring sessions, as much as I diligently work to create a working tutoring curriculum that students can learn from.

I have been tutoring students since I was in Jr. High School.

Though, since having received a double Bachelors in General Biology, and in Music Performance; I feel that I have a much larger group of tutoring subjects I can
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For my martial arts tutoring, the rates are slightly higher due to the need for specialized equipment such as safety gear, gi's, matts, boards to break, etc.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Novato, CA 94945
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology
Music:
Ear Training, General Music,
Music History,
Music Theory
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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 Math

I have two Bachelors Degrees, one in Biological Sciences, and the other in Music. I have also been teaching elementary school students in the Sacramento area for the better part of the past year, so I am very familiar with their energy, curiosity, and great potential. Nothing makes me happier than seeing children apply a new concept, or make that "Ohhhhhh" face, when they finally learn a new lesson.

More details regarding my qualifications are available upon request. Thank you for your consideration.

General Music

I have completed a Bachelor's in Music (Emphasis Conducting), at Chapman University as of May 2014. I have also tutored music since the age of 17, and have been working as an elementary school teacher in an after-school classical music program for the past 8 months now. You can check these qualifications upon request.

Martial Arts

Since I was 5 years old, I have taken: Eagle's Claw Kung Fu (2 years study), attained my Black Belt in Tae kwon do at Rodnesses' Martial Arts in Davis, CA (5 years of study), studied Aikido at the UC Davis school (1 year of study), and attained my first degree low black in Kenpo Karate at Tracy's school previously in Davis, CA (5 years of study). In addition, during my duration at Chapman Martial Arts club, I was both an assistant instructor, and eventually leading instructor of the Chapman Martial Arts Club. Through said club, I have 4 years of tutoring/teaching experience. Dependent on the style, there are some martial arts I am not qualified to tutor, though, there are a few martial arts that I can definitely tutor and teach. I cannot, however, tutor as a standalone teacher. I would require the students' regular attendance at Martial Arts classes with certified teachers to have me tutor in this subject.

Music History

During the Course of my undergraduate studies, I took four separate courses in Western Music History. In all of these courses, I received no less than a 3.0 grade.

Reading

For most of my primary and secondary school education, I had a reading and writing level considered 2 grades above the average. On my most recent standardized test scores, the GRE, I received the scores 165/170 on Reading and Comprehension, and 5.0/6 on English Writing.

Study Skills

Over the course of my education, I have taken a variety of classes in a range of subjects. In school I have studied 3 languages, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, history, music, and others. I have never failed a class, and only twice in this time period have I gotten grades lower than a C. This is due to the study skills that I have learned of, developed, and refined through decades of diligent study. My qualifications are the double Bachelors I have received that are a testament to my personal study methods. But realizing that everyone is different, not everyone studies the same, so my other qualifications are experience I received working the various study groups that I have been a part of, both on the helping end or the receiving end.

Chapman University, Orange, California
Biology

Education

Chapman University, Orange, California (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For my martial arts tutoring, the rates are slightly higher due to the need for specialized equipment such as safety gear, gi's, matts, boards to break, etc.

Travel policy

Jesse will travel within 15 miles of Novato, CA 94945.