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Ezra D.

Washington, DC

$45/hour

Experienced and Patient Tutor For SAT/ACT, Math and Japanese

Background check passed as of 11/29/14
5.0 average from 75 ratings
Very Helpful Tutor!
— Lisa, Bethesda, MD on 11/17/14

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Tufts University
Japanese and Pol Sci

Education

Tufts University (Japanese and Pol Sci)

About Ezra

Hi, everyone!

I am a Tufts University graduate with a wealth of experience preparing students for success on the SAT and ACT, for boosting their math scores and for teaching and tutoring Japanese.

As a veteran WyzAnt tutor, I have a wealth of experience with schools in the DC Metro Area and will tailor my sessions to whatever the student needs.

I have studied Japanese for over 10 years and have lived in Japan for six months. I am happy to teach basic and intermediate levels of Japanese, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Whether you are just starting out, or would like to become more confident in your Japanese knowledge, I am here to help.

If you are interested in building your or your child's confidence for college prep exams, math, Japanese or any other subject, I am the best value for a tutor.

I am always flexible to your schedule, so feel free to offer times that work for you!

As always, references from former students, parents, and teachers are available upon request.

Thank you!

Ezra
Hi, everyone!

I am a Tufts University graduate with a wealth of experience preparing students for success on the SAT and ACT, for boosting their math scores and for teaching and
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

All rates are negotiable, and per-hour discounts apply for multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20003
Background Check: Passed

"Very Helpful Tutor!"

- Lisa, Bethesda, MD on 11/17/14

"Great Test Prep Tutor"

- Linda, Alexandria, VA on 8/6/14

"Very Patient and Solid Math Tutor"

- Jill, Alexandria, VA on 6/5/14

"Great Tutor Very Efficient Way Of Learning"

- Max, Mc Lean, VA on 10/2/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, STATA
Language:
Japanese
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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

Personal ACT Scores:

Composite: 33
English: 34
Math: 33
Reading: 32
Science: 32

ACT Math

My personal ACT scores are:

Composite: 33
English: 34
Math: 33
Reading: 32
Science: 32

Additionally, I maintained strong math abilities throughout college, especially in graphical analysis, which has a large presence on the ACT.

ACT Reading

Personal ACT Scores: 33 Composite, 32 Reading

My BA in Political Science and Japanese from Tufts University gives me an exceptional ability to analyze complex pieces of writing, which is well-suited for the ACT.

ACT Science

ACT Scores: 33 Composite, 32 Science

As the ACT science section relies heavily on analysis comprehension of data in tabular and graphic form, I have a wealth of experience in analyzing complex data.

Algebra 1

Math can give many students trouble, and I have developed numerous strategies for limiting the stress that comes with difficulties in math class.

I bolster these approaches with my own high academic record in math. I earned high scores in math classes throughout high school, on standardized tests, and in college courses.

I have tips and tricks to make learning math simple and fun, and my hope is that the student comes to look forward to his or her tutoring sessions.

Algebra 2

I have had quite a few prior students in Algebra 2, with one currently, and have helped build their confidence with an integral math class for high school students. I have helped explain the importance of the math they learn in the classroom for their future and its usefulness in the "real world."

College Counseling

I virtually counseled myself through my own college process, with little to no input from friends and family, and successfully graduated a top-tier liberal arts university. Additionally, I have over 3 years of experience working in a college admissions office as a customer service associate, tour guide, and senior interviewer. In short, I know what colleges look for during the application process, and strongly feel I can help current high school students get into college.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience working with elementary school students. I coordinated a literacy-based drama club during college, whereby third, fourth, and fifth-grade students took their favorite stories, wrote scripts, and produced three plays. I also tutored an elementary school student during her 4th and 5th-grade years in English, math, and science.

Elementary Math

I tutored an elementary school student during her 4th and 5th-grade years in English, math, and science for over 1.5 years. In that time, her test scores and overall confidence saw a dramatic increase. I have developed specific tips, tricks, and strategies to best guide elementary school students through any difficulty they might have with math.

English

I have a BA in Political Science and Japanese. I have extensive experience tutoring students in English to help them understand books and passages, enhance their writing ability, and build overall confidence.

General Computer

I have taught students and professors how to get the most out of WordPress blogs. I have also had an iPhone for over 4 years, and can expertly manage it's content.

Years of Experience:
iTunes: 5
WordPress: 2
iPhones: 4
Kindles: 1

Government & Politics

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Japanese from Tufts University, and have a wealth of experience with analytical writing for the social sciences.

Japanese

Years of study: 8
Time spent in Japan: 5 months

I have served as a personal translator for visiting Japanese groups to the United States, including interpreting a conversation between educational professionals in the U.S. and Japan.

Microsoft Outlook

I have quite a lot of experience utilizing Microsoft Outlook. For one summer, I interned in an office that required nearly constant use of Microsoft Outlook to coordinate projects, manage schedules, and keep track of task progress. These days, I have a full-time job where I send upwards of 75-100 emails per day using Microsoft Outlook. I also manage the calendars for three very busy attorneys.

Prealgebra

I have extensive experience working with elementary and middle school students. I coordinated a literacy-based drama club during college, whereby third, fourth, and fifth-grade students took their favorite stories, wrote scripts, and produced three plays. I also tutored an elementary school student during her 4th and 5th-grade years in English, math, and science.

I have tips and tricks to make learning math simple and fun, and my hope is that the student comes to look forward to his or her tutoring sessions.

Proofreading

Proofreading Qualifications:

I have a BA in Political Science and Japanese from Tufts University. I have served as a copy editor for daily publications. My current job requires me to proof documents everyday. Fellow classmates always called upon me to proof and edit their work on papers, essays, or articles. I have a love and passion for the English language, and love making other work better.

SAT Math

As a recent college graduate, I am still well-aware of the stress of college-preparatory tests, and am here to build confidence for my students. I have helped numerous students raise their ACT and SAT scores in just a few lessons, with a teaching approach that combines test-taking strategies with solid review of subject-specific material.

Social Studies

With a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Japanese, I feel I have a solid grasp of social studies, both from a social science perspective, but also a comparative cultural focus. I firmly understand the importance of studying history and how people interact to change the world in which they live. In my opinion, without positive social studies knowledge, students will have a more difficult time thriving in today's society.

Study Skills

Since I commonly tutor high school students, I often observe situations where a simple organizational structure would help build success and make studying less stressful. Similarly, I frequently find myself helping students understand how to answer a particular question, be it multiple choice or free response, and help them become better test takers. Finally, my job requires that I maintain meticulous organization habits, so I encounter these kinds of problems on a daily basis.

World History

I am very well-versed in World History after receiving a BA in Political Science and Japanese from Tufts University. If you are looking to do well in high school-level World History, I have extensive experience with that as well, having received a 5 on the AP World History exam.

Tufts University
Japanese and Pol Sci

Education

Tufts University (Japanese and Pol Sci)

Very Helpful Tutor! — Ezra helped my son who is a sophomore in H.S. He was great - my son needed help in multiple subjects and Ezra accommodated to his needs. Ezra is very easy to get a hold of and is great about responding to you quickly. He followed up to see how my son did on an assignment/test after they would meet. He was great and will use him again when mid year exams come! ...

— Lisa, Bethesda, MD on 11/17/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

All rates are negotiable, and per-hour discounts apply for multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

Ezra will travel within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20003.