Jasper S.

Old Lyme, CT


I care about your opportunity to learn, not just to boost your points.

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Background check passed as of 6/28/14
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Very helpful!
— Peter, Waterford, CT on 7/4/14

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Framingham State University
University of New Haven


Framingham State University

University of New Haven (Master's)

About Jasper

I'm a Master's student currently wrapping up his thesis about jellyfish in harbors and am willing to give help in most life sciences. I have approximately 1-2 years of professional microbiology work, a degree in biology, finishing up another Master's degree in environmental sciences with a specialty in environmental ecology.

I have worked with students who were either afraid of science, didn't care about science, couldn't understand it or a combination of all three. So far, I've had fairly good success in teaching and explaining ideas to the students. I find that in trying to teach someone, you have to inspire a small amount of passion in the subject at hand and more specifically, try and connect to the student. A tutor isn't for generic teaching, it's to get that type of one-on-one connection that can be tailored to the person needing a hand in the subject. This is what I try to bring to the table every time.

I intend to care as much as you do.
I'm a Master's student currently wrapping up his thesis about jellyfish in harbors and am willing to give help in most life sciences. I have approximately 1-2 years of professional microbiology work, a degree in biology, Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Old Lyme, CT 06371
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very helpful!"

- Peter, Waterford, CT on 7/4/14
Elementary Math,
Geometry, SAT Math
ESL/ESOL, Literature, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Botany, Ecology,
Physical Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Public Speaking
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Test Preparation:
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking

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I have a B.S. in biology. I have experience in both microbiology and ecology.


My background and my master's degree is in ecology. I've always been very passionate about this subject and have always been eager to teach it.

Elementary Math

I've always done very well in elementary mathematics and have a strong enough base to try and teach these to your children.

Elementary Science

Science has always been the core of my studies and to deny the basics of what we learn of science when we're younger is a terrible thing.

I have had experience teaching adults who are more stubborn and set in their ways when it comes to learning about basic science when compared to children.

I guarantee to help and teach your child to do better in the sciences.


Depending on the subject matter within English, it has always been a joy to learn, understand, and create as well as I could.


I scored a 1320 on my math and verbal/vocab with a 5 on my writing portion. I understand how to work with the GRE system to try and gain more points. You would be surprised how many points are missed up just do to test taking methodology.


I've had 1-2 years of professional experience working in a microbiology lab. Part of my past educational focus has been in microbiology and am qualified to work in microbiology.

On top of my capacity to teach and educate, I will always try my hardest to successfully train you or whoever you need.

Public Speaking

Public speaking is one of my greatest strength and assets. Not only is it one of my major goals in science, but it is also something that I have been training in for a very long time. I have supplemented my experience with outside activities and curriculum.

From 2002 to 2008, I have been training in giving professional presentations on a scholastic level, ranging from various topics of ecology to microbiology.

From 2010 to 2012, I began teaching and giving daily presentations in a self run lab class consisting of 20 people at a time. I had to write, review, and improve my presentations on a frequent basis, driving me to becoming a better speaker while retaining a friendly and casual style. This enables me to interact with people without driving them away due to boredom or just sheer proselytizing behavior.

From 2012 to current, I have been involved in town committees that require a lot of discussion and debate, requiring me to be able to sway people's opinions to my view. I also have been substituting from pre-K to 12, requiring knowledge of different formats of communication. I have been asked to come back repeatedly to different classes and "tough" classrooms due to my success in drawing in attention and keeping people focused. This is not an easy thing to do for a substitute on a sunny Friday in an inner city.

Public speaking is my strongest asset. I am constantly refining and analyzing my ability to do so. I love to pass this knowledge on as I believe better communication leads to better pathways for everyone involved.

I can help someone speak more confidently, understand finer points, reducing flaws, and letting a person actually enjoy public speaking. There are no secrets to it, just a better understanding.


Ever since my youth I have been passionate about reading. It took me a couple of years in my youth to steer it toward a productive manner. I intend to take what I learned and teach it to whoever may need it.

SAT Math

Prior to the change in the system, I had scored a 720 out of 800 on my math SATs and have a solid understanding of the inherent system.

SAT Reading

Back in the old SAT system, I had scored 680 on my reading. Even if the system has changed, the basics on the test taking methodology and the basics behind reading comprehension have not changed.

I can help you or whoever needs it to raise their points.

Framingham State University
University of New Haven


Framingham State University

University of New Haven (Master's)

Very helpful! — Jasper was punctual, conscientious, and very helpful. He clearly had a great grasp of the information and not only helped me understand the material, but aided me with a great plan to move forward. I highly recommend him! ...

— Peter, Waterford, CT on 7/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jasper will travel within 30 miles of Old Lyme, CT 06371.

Background Check Status for Jasper S.

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