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Jared E.

Walnut Creek, CA

$60/hour

Fun, experienced classroom teacher for all subjects

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 40 ratings
Intelligent and Great Communication Skills!
— Alisa, Sarasota, FL on 8/11/11

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Vassar College
Economics

Education

Vassar College (Economics)

About Jared

As a teacher, I have been shaped by my diverse experiences and students. I began my teaching career at a pair of charter schools, one in Boston, MA, and the other in Newark, NJ. At these schools, I learned how to confidently command a classroom and how to keep a tutorial group on track.

A year later, I enrolled in the Curry School of Education at UVA, whose curriculum design program helped me become an experienced lesson planner, as well as a classroom leader.

After graduating and earning both a Virginia and California teaching credential, I began work at a private school in El Cerrito. There, I had the freedom to design my own curriculum and activities designed to simultaneously engage, excite and educate.

Each summer, I return to Camp Galileo Walnut Creek to fill the role of Lead Science Instructor. In that position, I guide campers through self-driven projects such as a wooden sail car and a pneumatically-powered judo robot.

No matter who my students are, my teaching is consistent in several ways. First, I have extremely good rapport with students. The key is having a genuine interest in their lives, and opening up so they see you as a person as well. Second, I use the Socratic method, in which the teacher guides the student through a carefully-structured sequence of questions. Finally, I am humorous. Students tend to find my Seinfeldian ways rather amusing, which of course helps students feel like they're hardly working at all.
As a teacher, I have been shaped by my diverse experiences and students. I began my teaching career at a pair of charter schools, one in Boston, MA, and the other in Newark, NJ. At these schools, I learned how to confidently command a classroom and how to keep a tutorial group on track.

A year later, I enrolled in the Curry School of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Background Check: Passed

"Intelligent and Great Communication Skills!"

- Alisa, Sarasota, FL on 8/11/11

"Great tutor"

- Ali, Allston, MA on 8/10/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry,
Psychology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE,
Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History,
Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Soccer, Track & Field

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.

ACT English

I have tutored all sections of the ACT before. My versatility makes me unique--I am an excellent writer, but because of my economics degree and love of science, I am highly qualified to tutor those sections as well.

Algebra 1

I taught a year of Algebra I in Newark, NJ for a year and since then have tutored algebra to a number of students. I pride myself on my ability to explain problems clearly and to break them down into their components to clearly identify and then strengthen students' weak areas.

American History

As of May 20, I earned my master's degree in social studies education from the Curry School of Education at UVA. I am a history fanatic and am excellent at helping with all aspects of the course--I am a fantastic editor for both style and substance and also know how to make study guides and schedules to help prepare for exams.

Chemistry

I took two years of chemistry in high school, including AP Chemistry, on which test I earned a 5 (the highest possible score). I have kept up with chemistry as a hobby since then and am therefore still perfectly qualified to help tutor high school chemistry.

Economics

I majored in economics at Vassar College, where I focused on microeconomics and economic history. My major GPA was a 3.58.

GRE

I have taken the GRE, earning stellar scores, and tutored it twice. The GRE is like most standardized tests--you can be taught to do well on it. With dedicated, experienced tutoring, I can show you where and how you need to focus your studying and then pinpoint your biggest challenges to help you earn the best grade possible.

My scores:
Verbal Reasoning: 168/170, 98%
Quantitative Reasoning: 166/170, 94%
Analytical Writing: 5.5/6, 96%

Writing

I love writing. I edit friends' theses for fun, write essays, poetry, short stories, scripts, and am even finishing up writing the game manual to a board game I'm publishing. At Vassar, I interacted daily with brilliant professors whose first job was to turn us into thinkers, and whose second job was to give us the writing skills needed to express our thoughts on paper. I therefore spent 2006-2010 getting one of the best writing educations money can buy, and I'm always eager to use my skills to help others' writing.

This, I believe, is one of the reasons I am such a great editor: I enjoy taking a piece of writing and making it as concise and clear as possible. Finally, I have the experience editing to support my passion: I edited my high school newspaper, copy edited for an economics magazine, and have been a writing tutor for nearly a decade.

Vassar College
Economics

Education

Vassar College (Economics)

Intelligent and Great Communication Skills!

I hired Jared to prep my daughter for the SAT's this summer. Jared is a highly intelligent young man with great communication skills. Not only was he patient he created an environment that was motivating and fun. Jared was reliable and prompt for every session. I can recommend this tutor without reservation and wish him the best of luck in his next endeavors.

— Alisa, Sarasota, FL on 8/11/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jared will travel within 5 miles of Walnut Creek, CA 94596.