Jason K.

San Francisco, CA

$50/hour

History and German Tutor with Ample Teaching Experience

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Northwestern University
History, German
University of Virginia
Master's

Education

Northwestern University (History, German)

University of Virginia (Master's)

About Jason

Hello!

My name is Jason K., and the reason I signed up to be a tutor on WyzAnt is that I love to teach, but unfortunately do not get the opportunity to do so in my current profession. I thought this would be a fun way to interact with people who are eager to learn and keep my teaching skills sharp. Education is my career and I enjoy it greatly.

I currently teach history to grades 6-8 at the Academy School in Berkeley. I quite enjoy that look in a student's eye when he or she finally understands something for the first time. I love that gasp when they learn something that contradicts their previously-held assumptions.

My last job was that of a Content Developer in the discipline of history for an educational publisher. I design curricula and build online homework assignments for college history classes that are used by hundreds of university teachers across the United States and Canada.

I have several years of teaching experience, at several different levels before my current job at the Academy. Most of my previous teaching experience has come at the college level. I was a Teaching Assistant for two years at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville while I earned my MA in History. My research concentrated mostly on Modern Europe (1789-present) and my secondary field was late Ottoman history. Following that, I taught my own classes on Western Civilization at Piedmont Virginia Community College, also in Charlottesville. There, in addition to college-age learners, I had the opportunity to teach adult students, which I found to be richly rewarding. There's nothing like a in-class discussion of the Cold War when some of the participants are old enough to remember ducking and covering!

I have experience teaching at other levels as well. Firstly, I substitute taught at Charlottesville High School in 2009. I additionally spent two years during my graduate studies in a pre-k setting as a volunteer for Jumpstart!, an Americorps program aimed at helping at-risk children develop confidence and a passion for learning.

I am also capable of teaching German language. A native of Linz, Austria, my mother (and her parents) taught me the language as a small child. I continued to study it through high school and college, and relied upon my knowledge of German while doing my scholarly research during my graduate studies. I've spent some time abroad in German-speaking countries and speak perfect High German with a slight Swabian accent. I've successfully tutored English-speakers in German and German-speakers in English. One of my private students approached me several years removed from basic high school German. After one year, she was nearly fluent and felt confident enough to move to Berlin for several months.

To conclude, I am an experienced, passionate educator. I'm in this mostly for the fun of it. If you or someone you know needs a history tutor or wants to learn German, I very much hope you contact me.
Hello!

My name is Jason K., and the reason I signed up to be a tutor on WyzAnt is that I love to teach, but unfortunately do not get the opportunity to do so in my current profession. I thought this would be a fun way to interact with people who are eager to learn and keep my teaching skills sharp. Education is my career and I enjoy it
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94115
In-person lessons
English:
Writing
Language:
German

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American History

I have been learning about history since I was a small boy. I studied history at Northwestern University, where I earned a BA. I have an MA in European History from the University of Virginia and have taught the subject at the college level.

European History

I have been learning about history since I was a small boy. I studied history at Northwestern University, where I earned a BA. I have an MA in European History from the University of Virginia and have taught the subject at the college level.

Geography

Geography is an integral part of history, in which I have an MA and have taught at the college level. I know my maps. I design map questions for online homework assignments at work every day.

German

I am a native speaker of the German language, and have used it professionally for many years. My mother is from Austria and her family taught me as a boy. I've tutored German speakers in English and English speakers in German with great success already.

Social Studies

I have been learning about history since I was a small boy. I studied history at Northwestern University, where I earned a BA. I have an MA in European History from the University of Virginia and have taught the subject at the college level.

World History

I have been learning about history since I was a small boy. I studied history at Northwestern University, where I earned a BA. I have an MA in European History from the University of Virginia and have taught the subject at the college level.

Writing

I have been learning about history since I was a small boy. I studied history at Northwestern University, where I earned a BA. I have an MA in European History from the University of Virginia and have taught the subject at the college level. This involved grading many essays, and helping students better their writing. A few times when it became apparent that none of my students planned to be history majors, I focused those classes on writing papers about history rather than on history itself.

Northwestern University
History, German
University of Virginia
Master's

Education

Northwestern University (History, German)

University of Virginia (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94115.