Experienced and Engaging Educator - Test Prep, College Essay, English
Experienced and Engaging Educator - Test Prep, College Essay, English
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...
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 also specialize in aiding students in the creation of unique and effective College Application Essays. In addition, I am a knowledgeable English instructor. I tutor English and AP English (Lang and Lit) students and teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative). 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--to work as a freelance writer/author and to guide young folks as a private tutor.
I offer free consultations in person in your home or at a local library or online via webcam to confirm that I am a good fit for your student. 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 child on his or her academic journey and sharing my love of learning!
One of the best tutors
Jesse is one of the best tutors I’ve come across on Wyzant. He helped me understand the ins and outs of the SAT reading/writing and essay portions from the get-go and was very patient with me. The way he explains concepts is very intuitive and easy-to-understand. Because of the sessions, I feel like I could teach someone else about this part of the SAT. There was obvious improvement for me week after week which was very gratifying to experience. He gives really good strategies on how to tackle the passages and interpret them in a way that makes it easy. His insights on the test were genuinely helpful and in the end, I raised my score to a 750 which I am very happy about. I would recommend Jesse to anyone who would like to improve their SAT score.Hannah, 9 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
Great teacher for SAT English, improving writing skills
Jesse is helping my daughter who is in 10th grade to prepare for SAT English. He assesses the students strength and weakness and coaches them accordingly. He manages the time and uses it effectively when he meets with the student. He makes them work on SAT prep test prior to the meeting and he focuses on the areas of improvement alone instead of going through all the questions in the test when he meets with the student. His input and guidance helped my daughter to improve her essay immensely for COSMOS summer program in which she got admitted this year. He is friendly, understanding and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.Uma, 24 lessons with Jesse
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Jesse comes on time and with a great positive attitude. He truly cares about not only your writing but your story behind the writing. He also taught me life lessons and I am so glad I chose Jesse to be my tutor; he made the essay portion of college applications much less stressful.Ashley, 4 lessons with Jesse
Really wish he'd move in....
Jesse is The Best! My son loves him and works with him in a way I've never been able to get him to. We look forward to every session, and he's getting better at writing and more independent each time.Jennifer, 52 lessons with Jesse
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