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Jesse S.

Affordable, Expert SAT, ACT, and PSAT Summer Test Preparation

Affordable, Expert SAT, ACT, and PSAT Summer Test Preparation

$50/hour

  • 185 hours tutoring

  • Clairemont San Diego, CA 92111

About Jesse


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Hello, my name is Jesse! While it is possible to prepare your student for upcoming exams through the conventional tutoring centers you find online or hear of on the radio, you might be paying top-dollar for a less than ideal experience. More than likely, you will pay a premium for a test prep program where your child will find him/herself lost in a classroom setting with a lopsided student to teacher ratio (25:1) and very little individual attention.

How do I know? Because I have...

Hello, my name is Jesse! While it is possible to prepare your student for upcoming exams through the conventional tutoring centers you find online or hear of on the radio, you might be paying top-dollar for a less than ideal experience. More than likely, you will pay a premium for a test prep program where your child will find him/herself lost in a classroom setting with a lopsided student to teacher ratio (25:1) and very little individual attention.

How do I know? Because I have worked in the test prep world for many years. After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego, which included time spent abroad studying in Oxford, England, I worked as a writer (both technical and freelance). I also have spent 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 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) where I focus on a blend of skill and strategy-based instruction. 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 students and teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative). 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.

Yes, some students gain a great deal from these programs, but these programs are not ideal for most. If you are currently in the process of setting up summer test preparation for your student, please consider selecting me as your child’s instructor. I am confident that with my summer test preparation program, you and your child will get not only the absolute best bang for your hard-earned buck, but your child will also receive the critical individualized attention that he or she deserves.

I offer standard 1-on-1 tutoring as well as tutoring in small, manageable groups (no more than a 4:1 student to teacher ratio), which allows me to both know each student’s strengths and weaknesses and to also offer much deeper discounts to parents. These smaller groups allow siblings, friends, classmates, and teammates access to reasonably priced test preparation. Based on your preference, I conduct tutoring sessions either in the quiet of your home or in the comfort of your local library.

The way it works:

My Summer Test Preparation Program gets students ready to tackle the SAT, ACT, and PSAT Exams over the course of eight weeks.

The Program begins the week of June 18th and ends on August 10th.

Students take an entire, assigned exam on their own every Monday. They then grade the multiple choice portions of the exam, while I grade the essay portions (as applicable). This feature of my program saves a lot of money. Instead of paying for your child to sit for four hours every week and take an exam without any instruction at the conventional tutoring centers, my students take their exams in the comfort of their own homes/libraries at no cost. Thus, you are only paying for instruction in my program, not for exam proctoring.

Then, from Tuesday through Saturday, students who are enrolled in my program, spend:

- One 2 Hour Session Working on Reading Multiple Choice
- One 2 Hour Session Working on Writing Multiple Choice and Essay
- One 2 Hour Session Working on Math (and Science ACT ONLY)

reviewing and analyzing the exam that was taken the previous Monday.

Payment Breakdown:

- 1-on-1 $50 PER HOUR
- 2-on-1 $80 PER HOUR ($40 PER HOUR PER STUDENT – 20% Discount)
- 3-on-1 $96 PER HOUR ($32 PER HOUR PER STUDENT – Additional 20% Discount)
- 4-on-1 $100 PER HOUR ($25 PER HOUR PER STUDENT – Additional 20% Discount)

Students are also required to purchase and bring their own supplies to sessions. This includes the following texts:

- SAT Text – The Official SAT Study Guide 2018 (College Board) – Approximately $15
- ACT Text – The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 (ACT) – Approximately $18
- PSAT Text – Cracking the PSAT 2018 (Princeton Review) – Approximately $10

Please contact me directly to take advantage of this awesome offer and sign up now! I have just a few time slots remaining for this coming summer. I thank you in advance for your consideration and look forward to making your acquaintance soon :)

Sincerely,

Jesse S.


Education

University of San Diego
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: $50 per hour for 1-to-1 tutoring. Discounted pricing for group tutoring (maximum of 4-to-1) also available.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 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

I am a knowledgeable writing instructor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative). 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club. Additionally, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author.
English,

English

I am a knowledgeable English instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I tutor English and AP English students and teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative.)
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a knowledgeable English instructor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
Writing

Writing

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.) Additionally, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author.

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a knowledgeable English instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I tutor English and AP English students and teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative.)
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a knowledgeable English instructor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
Writing

Writing

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.) Additionally, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a knowledgeable English instructor. I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. I tutor English and AP English students and teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative.)
Writing

Writing

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.) Additionally, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author.

Summer

GED,

GED

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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
Writing

Writing

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.) Additionally, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a knowledgeable writing instructor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I teach basic writing instruction (both academic and creative). 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club. Additionally, I work professionally as a freelance writer/author.
GED,

GED

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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
PSAT,

PSAT

I tutor English and AP English students. And 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a knowledgeable English instructor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have a great deal of experience in the both the classroom and as a tutor. 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 have taught Test Preparation privately and for reputable tutoring companies like Hamilton College Consulting and Tutoring Club.

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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, 20 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, 45 lessons with Jesse
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Jesse S.

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