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Jack F.

Simi Valley, CA

$45/hour

Patient and experienced tutor in multiple subjects

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Background check passed as of 10/21/15
4.8 average from 56 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Jason, Simi Valley, CA on 3/16/14

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Univ of Illinois - Chicago
English

Education

Univ of Illinois - Chicago (English)

About Jack

People have told me for years that I'm a born teacher. I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and have a wide variety of educational and work experience that helps make me a terrific tutor. I like to make learning fun!

I've tutored middle school math, helped people polish their movie scripts, and taught adult literacy. I have a wide range of interests and many areas of knowledge, including popular culture and all the arts, literature, genealogy, languages and collectibles. I was even a two-time winner on Jeopardy!

You'll find me easy to work with, patient, amusing and a good listener.
People have told me for years that I'm a born teacher. I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and have a wide variety of educational and work experience that helps make me a terrific tutor. I like to make learning fun!

I've tutored middle school math, helped people
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93065
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jason, Simi Valley, CA on 3/16/14
Jack replied on 3/17/2014

Thanks, Jason:

Your enthusiasm to learn really helps!

I appreciate the kind words.

"Very Committed"

- Chris, Moorpark, CA on 1/31/14
Jack replied on 2/3/2014

Thank you, Chris. I appreciate your faith in me and am working hard to live up to your expectations.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Psychology
Art:
Art History, Film,
Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, CBEST,
GRE, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Music History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Poker

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

CBEST

I received my B.A. degree many years ago. Recently, thinking I might apply to be a substitute teacher, I took the CBEST exam. Many of the people taking the test that day were experienced teachers who had failed the test previously, some more than once. I took it and got a very high score the first time! I never did apply to be a substitute teacher, but I am certain I can help any current or prospective teacher prepare for this test.

Clarinet

I played clarinet in school, from grades 3 to 12, playing in both concert band and marching band as well as in pit orchestras for school musicals. For most of that time I was the first chair clarinet in the concert band, and performed in both solos and ensembles at regional and state band competitions in Illinois. I play now for my own enjoyment.

English

I have familiarity with all major works of American and English literature, including poetry and drama.

Film

I have been a student of film for over thirty years. Although I have some experience in film production, my expertise is in film history. I was active in my university film society when we brought numerous world-famous film directors to speak and visit with students. I worked for fifteen years at a major Hollywood film studio and would consider myself highly qualified to tutor any student of film history, theory and/or appreciation.

Literature

Literature specialties:

Shakespeare, Romantic Poetry, Victorian Novel,
American Realism/Naturalism

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook in my work on a daily basis for over ten years. I am very familiar with how to best utilize this valuable communications tool. As a patient tutor, I can help you overcome any difficulties in learning this important job qualification.

Music History

I have been a student of music since childhood. I have played both piano and clarinet, and am well versed in music history from classical to jazz. I have a wide range of musical interests and would be fully qualified to tutor music history or appreciation.

Poker

I have been playing poker for over thirty years, including in a regular "home game" that has been in existence for five decades. I have won tournaments in Las Vegas and am very familar with the theory and practice of all popular poker games, including Texas Hold 'Em. I also have a collection of poker books.

Theatre

I have been a lifelong student of the theatre, from the time as a child that I was taken to see productions in Chicago. I acted in high school and college, and have never outgrown my early love of seeing live performance. In college I studied English, and have read most of the dramatic literature of the English, American and French theatre. There is no way to learn about theatre better than reading plays aloud, so I would definitely incorporate that technique into my tutoring.

Univ of Illinois - Chicago
English

Education

Univ of Illinois - Chicago (English)

Excellent Tutor — I would highly recommend Jack to anyone looking for a tutor. He is patient and enjoyable to work with. The hour flies by very quickly with him because he is so engaging! ...

— Jason, Simi Valley, CA on 3/16/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jack will travel within 40 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93065.