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Jack F.

Patient and experienced tutor in multiple subjects

Patient and experienced tutor in multiple subjects

$45/hour

  • 89 hours tutoring

  • Simi Valley, CA 93065

About Jack


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Univ of Illinois - Chicago
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Jack hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Film,

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.
Theater,

Theater

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.
Art History

Business

GRE

Computer

Microsoft Outlook

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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

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

Literature

Literature specialties: Shakespeare, Romantic Poetry, Victorian Novel, American Realism/Naturalism
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History,

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.
American History, Art History, European History, Geography, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have familiarity with all major works of American and English literature, including poetry and drama.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

English,

English

I have familiarity with all major works of American and English literature, including poetry and drama.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Clarinet,

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.
Music History

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.

Other

ESL/ESOL, Geography, Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Philosophy, Psychology

Sports/Recreation

Poker

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.

Summer

Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

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.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (56 ratings)
5 star
(46)
4 star
(9)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews


Very Committed

We are expecting a lot of Jack in terms of him accepting responsibility for our boys grades, period. To date he has met this tough expectation re: his commitment level, and in addition to the instructional requirements is coaching our boys on big-picture skills and the 'why' behind it all. My 13 year-old can be withholding, but he seems to be candid with Jack. Jack has exceeded our expectations on availability and flexibility as well, and always responds to calls and emails very timely.

Chris, 44 lessons with Jack
Tutor responded:

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

$45/hour

Jack F.

$45/hour

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