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Jacob L.

San Diego, CA

$30/hr

Coffee and Math

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14 Ratings
 
 
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Excellent Teacher
— Elizabeth, Imperial Beach, CA on 4/28/14

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San Diego City College
Structural Engineer

Education

San Diego City College (Structural Engineer)

About Jacob

Hi. My name is Jacob.

I've earned my Associate Degree for Transfer in Physics recently in December 2014. I am currently employed by San Diego Community College District as a Senior Tutor and Supplemental Instructor. I work on the campus of San Diego City College as a Senior Tutor and Supplemental Instructor in the City College Math Center and Tutorial Learning Center. My time at work is divided by assisting student learning in a one-on-one setting, group-study settings, and through presenting 1-2 hour workshop presentations of various algebra topics.

I began this job after filling my mathematics requirement as an engineering transfer student in the Spring semester of 2013. Since then, I've enjoyed tutoring so much that it caused me to change my career path to becoming an educator.

As a supplemental resource for learning, I'm responsible for leading workshops and delivering presentations including chapter reviews, group study-sessions, exam reviews, and concept extensions.

Working as a tutor at City College has been an invaluable experience. Beyond simply understanding the subject matter, it requires respect, patience, attentiveness, and strong communication skills. But, a characteristic I believe sets me apart from others is that I've been there. The key to my success as a tutor is being able to address specific gaps in understanding that are required to make math, beginning with algebra, more coherent and easier to manage. Another advantage I have is that I struggled in math also. I've had the same questions! I still find challenges, but I've learned to be a problem-solver. And I can show you some skills and study habits that helped me succeed in math. Now that I can be the person with answers that I'd wished for during my courses, the satisfaction it gives me is inexplicable.

When it comes down to it, I take math seriously. If the student's interest in the subject tends to stretch beyond required work I am more than willing to provide additional relevant practice. If I feel that the student is not putting forth effort, I will address this as well.
Hi. My name is Jacob.

I've earned my Associate Degree for Transfer in Physics recently in December 2014. I am currently employed by San Diego Community College District as a Senior Tutor and Supplemental Instructor. I work on the campus of San Diego City College as a Senior…
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

I typically give a discount rate for first sessions so that you may make a decision for regular sessions based on the session. $20/h

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92116
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Teacher"

- Elizabeth, Imperial Beach, CA on 4/28/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Deborah, San Diego, CA on 4/10/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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San Diego City College
Structural Engineer

Education

San Diego City College (Structural Engineer)

Excellent Teacher — So much more than a tutor, Jacob is teaching my son calculus. To make sure my son is learning the concepts, Jacob goes above and beyond, doing this like: - meeting with my son's school teacher - doing research on problems to help my son learn in new ways - meeting us at a convenient time and location so my son can still participate in sports and be home at a decent hour on school nights. He rel ...

— Elizabeth, Imperial Beach, CA on 4/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

I typically give a discount rate for first sessions so that you may make a decision for regular sessions based on the session. $20/h

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92116.

Background Check Status for Jacob L.

Jacob L. passed a background check on 3/2/14. The check was ordered by Jacob through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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