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Jacob L.

San Diego, CA

$15/hr

Coffee and Math

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19 Ratings
 
 
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Patient, organized and helpful
— Tyler, San Diego, CA on 7/15/15

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San Diego City College
Structural Engineer

Education

San Diego City College (Structural Engineer)

About Jacob

ATTN STUDENTS!: DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY!! I am offering a discount if you can meet me in the afternoon/evenings during any day Monday through Thursday in any of the following areas/places:

1. Normal Heights (for example Lestat's Coffee House or Starbucks anywhere along Park Blvd and Adams ave)

2. San Diego City College Cafeteria (or anywhere near SDCC)

3. The new Central Library in Downtown

My discount will come out to $15 dollars/hour if you can meet me for sessions in the aforementioned locations or areas. Thanks! I look forward to helping you succeed (and EXCELL) in your math classes. The following is my introduction:

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 tutoring 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. At first I struggled in math. So I've had the same questions as the students I help! I still encounter 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. I can now be the person with answers that I'd wished for during my courses. I find great satisfaction in this.

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.

Thank you for reading, and I hope to work with you and help you find freedom from struggle.
ATTN STUDENTS!: DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY!! I am offering a discount if you can meet me in the afternoon/evenings during any day Monday through Thursday in any of the following areas/places:

1. Normal Heights (for example Lestat's Coffee House or Starbucks anywhere along Park Blvd and Adams ave)

2. San Diego City College Cafeteria
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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 first meeting.

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

"Patient, organized and helpful"

- Tyler, San Diego, CA on 7/15/15

"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)

Patient, organized and helpful — Jacob helped me understand complicated topics in calc 2, series, sequence, diff eq, and different tests for convergence. I recommend Jacob to anyone studying math! ...

— Tyler, San Diego, CA on 7/15/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $15.00

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 first meeting.

Travel policy

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

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