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Jesse S.

Experienced and Engaging Educator--SAT, ACT, AP English, College Essay

Experienced and Engaging Educator--SAT, ACT, AP English, College Essay

$75/hour

  • 548 hours tutoring

  • San Diego, CA 92111

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Take your SAT and ACT scores into the 99th percentile!
Achieve a score of 5 on your AP English (Lang or Lit) Exam!
Write an impactful College Application Essay and get into the university of your dreams!

Hello, my name is Jesse! I am a graduate of the University of San Diego where I received my B.A. in English. As an undergrad, I had the good fortune to study abroad in Oxford, England. It was there that I had one of my most significant educational experiences while studying poetry with...

Take your SAT and ACT scores into the 99th percentile!
Achieve a score of 5 on your AP English (Lang or Lit) Exam!
Write an impactful College Application Essay and get into the university of your dreams!

Hello, my name is Jesse! I am a graduate of the University of San Diego where I received my B.A. in English. As an undergrad, I had the good fortune to study abroad in Oxford, England. It was there that I had one of my most significant educational experiences while studying poetry with Dr. Robert Osborn. It became clear to me that education was not only important in my life, but it was truly enjoyable, it was magical. Dr. Osborn inspired me to do what he did--to broaden the minds of young people and to influence them in a meaningful way. And even today, I still reflect on my time in the classroom with Dr. Osborn as I tutor my own students. I do everything in my power to make our sessions both educational and entertaining. I firmly believe that this combination is the key to successful scholastic interaction.

I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I am also a knowledgeable English instructor. I tutor English and AP English (Lang and Lit) as well as basic writing instruction (both academic and creative). Additionally, I specialize in aiding students in the creation of unique and effective College Application Essays. I find that when my students, their parents, their classroom teachers (when applicable), and I have established clear communication and expectations, there is no limit as to what my students can achieve.

After completing my undergraduate studies, I worked as a writer (both technical and freelance). I also have over a decade working with students of all ages. I have worked as an English and GED Instructor with the SDUHSD, as a Self-Employed Private Tutor (English, Test Preparation, and College Application Essay Creation), as a Director of the Tutoring Club, LLC in Encinitas, CA, and as a SAT/ACT Reading/Writing Instructor and College Essay Editing Partner at Hamilton College Consulting in San Diego, CA. I currently reside in Clairemont with my wife Rose and our puppy Rudy. I am so blessed to do the things I am most passionate about professionally--guiding young folks as a private tutor and working as a freelance writer/author.

I work with your student in your home or at a local library or online via Wyzant's user-friendly online platform. I also offer group tutoring (maximum of 3-to-1) at discounted pricing. This is ideal for siblings, friends, classmates, and teammates. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation. I look forward to assisting your student on his or her academic journey and sharing my love of learning!


Education

University of San Diego
English

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $75 for in-person / $75 for online
  • Rate details: $75 per hour for 1-to-1 tutoring. Discounted pricing for group tutoring (maximum of 3-to-1) also available.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92111
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/18/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Take your ACT English score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Take your ACT Reading score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
English,

English

Achieve a score of 5 on your AP English Exam (Lang or Lit)! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in readying my students to score well on both the MC and essay portions of the exam. I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Take your SAT Reading score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Take your SAT Writing score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
Writing

Writing

Take your writing skills to the next level! Working with me, you will achieve marked progress and enjoy the process along the way. I am a knowledgeable writing instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I teach writing instruction (both academic and creative.) In addition, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Homeschool

English,

English

Achieve a score of 5 on your AP English Exam (Lang or Lit)! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in readying my students to score well on both the MC and essay portions of the exam. I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Take your SAT Reading score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
Writing

Writing

Take your writing skills to the next level! Working with me, you will achieve marked progress and enjoy the process along the way. I am a knowledgeable writing instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I teach writing instruction (both academic and creative.) In addition, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Most Popular

English,

English

Achieve a score of 5 on your AP English Exam (Lang or Lit)! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in readying my students to score well on both the MC and essay portions of the exam. I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
Writing

Writing

Take your writing skills to the next level! Working with me, you will achieve marked progress and enjoy the process along the way. I am a knowledgeable writing instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I teach writing instruction (both academic and creative.) In addition, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Summer

GED,

GED

Pass your GED Exam with flying colors! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
Writing

Writing

Take your writing skills to the next level! Working with me, you will achieve marked progress and enjoy the process along the way. I am a knowledgeable writing instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I teach writing instruction (both academic and creative.) In addition, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Take your ACT English score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Take your ACT Reading score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
GED,

GED

Pass your GED Exam with flying colors! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
PSAT,

PSAT

Take your PSAT (Verbal) score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Take your SAT Reading score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Take your SAT Writing score into the 99th percentile! Working with me, you will achieve results and enjoy the process along the way. I have significant experience in teaching test preparation (SAT-Verbal MC and Essay, ACT-English and Reading MC and Essay, PSAT-Verbal MC, and GED-All Sections). I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction in this area. I encourage you to take a look at my profile for my full bio as well as my student testimonials. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

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Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Jesse has been helping my daughter and her friend for upcoming ACT test prep and also with APEL class. It has been a lot of help working with him, in terms of identifying certain question types on both reading and writing sections of the ACT and also provided some useful insight and tips to tackle with some tricky questions. Jesse has been very helpful, flexible and dedicated to help out both girls for improving their scores on ACT.

Suchitra, 11 lessons with Jesse

Excellent Tutor

Hired Jesse to help my son with SAT, just few quick lessons his score improved from 710 to 790. We are very pleased with Jesse. Rather than focusing on memorizing new information, he emphasized being aware during the test, and that also helped in other sections.

Surekha, 9 lessons with Jesse

College Essays.

Jesse is an amazing instructor, he helped me a lot in finalizing, editing, and polishing my university essays. I would always recommend him, as I still do recommend him for all of my friends. He also was a great help in making me more confident in tackling the Verbal SAT reasoning.

Abdulaziz, 18 lessons with Jesse

Jesse is the best tutor for my son.

In a short period of time, Jesse helped my son with college essays. For the few sessions they had together, he reviewed my son's essays, and gave good suggestions to improve them. In addition, he responds quickly to my messages and is overall a nice person. I highly recommend him as tutor. Thank you Jesse.

Mikayel, 3 lessons with Jesse

Knowledgeble, fun, positive, patient, amazing

Jesse is an amazing tutor, I am so glad I found him on Wyzant, he is very knowledgeable and a very positive person! I was very insecure about my writing before my lessons and Jesse gave me the confidence and knowledge I need to be a good writer... Every week I look forward to my lesson and I have learned so much already with Jesse!

Ana, 7 lessons with Jesse

Focused

My son enjoys working w Jesse and believes it is study time well spent . Focused on reading comprehension and essay writing strategies. My son looks forward to continue working together.

Tony, 11 lessons with Jesse

Very knowledgeable. Works well with my son.

Jesse helped my son gain an understanding of the importance to stay focused during testing. He helped my son with time management and gave guidance on how to be more effective and efficient with his time. My son enjoyed working with Jesse.

Ted, 8 lessons with Jesse

Absolutely the best teacher ever!

Jesse is one of the best tutors I have hired for my son. He always brings a hearty smile and a cheerful attitude, making the lesson very enjoyable. Jesse goes above and beyond in every lesson; apart from tutoring the subject he also coaches my son on test taking skills and the mindset to bring to the test. After hiring Jesse I have seen my son grow more confident in his writing skills. My son was always a great writer but due to the grades he was getting in his APEL class he was losing confidence in his writing. That's where Jesse came in and gently helped him build his confidence back. Jesse introduced writing techniques that has helped propel my son's writing abilities to unprecedented heights. With Jesse's mentoring, my son was able to get a 5 on his APEL exam. I am truly grateful to Jesse, not just for helping my son achieve a 5, but also for reassuring my son through his gentle guidance and teaching techniques that he just needs to "trust the process" and believe in himself. And sure enough, amazing results have followed. I could not thank Jesse enough for his help.

Nivedita, 31 lessons with Jesse

Supportive and Knowledgeable

My son attended tutoring sessions with Jesse to prepare for his AP English Lang and Lit exams. Jesse is not only gifted in teaching students about the English language, he is able to simultaneously markedly increase test scores. Thanks for all of your support, Jesse! APs are done, so it's time to focus on the SATs now! You were invaluable!

Becky, 22 lessons with Jesse
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Jesse S.

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