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Jacob W.

Orlando, FL

$40/hour

Math Tutor at All Levels - Ready for your next step toward success!

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/27/17
4.9 average from 102 ratings
Great tutor
— Jill, Winter Springs, FL on 11/6/15

$40/Hour


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Valencia College
Computer Science

Education

Valencia College (Computer Science)

About Jacob

Mathematics was not always my strong suit and often brought difficult challenges with success feeling impossible. Now having faced these hurdles and coming to enjoy math, what stands out as the most helpful was the professors and classmates who taught clearly, step-by-step, and had fun with the topics. Because I didn't start out just getting math, I am all to aware of the head pounding frustration that it creates. Yet, I have also learned a thing or two about how to get past those tough moments and move forward confidently.

My experience as a tutor started with family and friends, covering multiple subjects and preparing me to be quick on my feet and prepared for any topic. To get exposure in a more professional environment, I worked at Valencia College as a student leader, guiding study groups in and out of the classroom on algebra topics, study skills and test preparation. On the recommendation of a coworker, I began tutoring individually and refining my skills to provide students with clear guidance, encouragement to build study habits that work, and prepare for even the most feared of tests. The greatest value of the tutoring process is having fun while exploring math's ins and outs.

I enjoy being a tutor due to the personal relationships that learning creates. My understanding is that by offering my tutoring services, I am making a commitment to bring the same passion you have to reach your goals and achieve success. If you think we make a good fit and need one-on-one help that meets your level, contact me today.
Mathematics was not always my strong suit and often brought difficult challenges with success feeling impossible. Now having faced these hurdles and coming to enjoy math, what stands out as the most helpful was the professors and classmates who taught clearly, step-by-step, and had fun with the topics. Because I didn't start out just getting math, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Orlando, FL 32807
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Jill, Winter Springs, FL on 11/6/15

"Great Tutor"

- Kimberly, New Smyrna Beach, FL on 4/25/17

"Outstanding, patient tutor"

- Angela, Oviedo, FL on 4/13/17

"Smart"

- Chris, Oviedo, FL on 3/27/17

"Patient Tutor who explains Algebra so it is easy to understand."

- Elizabeth, Orlando, FL on 3/21/17

"One of a kind math lesson"

- Reem, Winter Springs, FL on 2/28/17

"Helpful Algebra 2 Tutor"

- Alyssa, Lake Mary, FL on 12/9/16

"Great tutor"

- Natasha, Debary, FL on 9/27/16

"Attentive and patient"

- PAUL, Sanford, FL on 9/9/16

"Great teacher"

- Jillianne, Lake Mary, FL on 4/21/16

"Already seeing improvement"

- Arman, Orlando, FL on 3/7/16

"Pleased"

- Tuwana, Winter Park, FL on 3/3/16

"Easy to communicate with"

- McKinley, Oviedo, FL on 12/11/15

"Great job!"

- Donna, Winter Park, FL on 11/11/15

"Very patient"

- Cindy, Lake Mary, FL on 10/18/15
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Started at Valencia College for over three years working in classes and helping students in outside sessions. From there, began tutoring individuals for the past two years. My favorite topics in this subject are polynomials, quadratic functions, and exponents.

Algebra 2

Began at Valencia College for over three years working in classes and helping students in outside sessions. From there, started tutoring individuals for the past two years. My favorite topics in this subject are logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and radical functions.

Calculus

My experience starts with taking Calculus I & II as a student, organizing study groups to help and guide each other with difficult problems. I have used this method of working together in tutoring sessions for the past two years. My favorite topics in calculus are taking derivatives, the chain rule, and Riemann sums.

CSS

I started learning CSS along with HTML in a local library class and loved the combination of creativity and technical problem solving. I have now built professional websites and applied my know-how to tutor students for over two years. My favorite uses of CSS are styling classes and shaping div's to the needs of the website.

Geometry

My first tutoring students were in high school in need of help with Geometry. Studying and reviewing the material I had learned in high school, this is now one of the subjects I have enjoyed tutoring the most over the past two years. My favorite parts of this course are right triangles, transformations, surface area and volume.

HTML

Started learning HTML in a local library class and loved the combination of creativity and technical problem solving. I have now built professional websites and applied my know-how to tutor students for over two years. My favorite uses of HTML are creating forms, navigation menus, and inputting images.

Microsoft Excel

Learned this application early on in my education, creating spreadsheets in high school and in freelance jobs to keep records or calculate complex quantities. For over two years I have applied my knowledge to tutoring students. My favorite uses of Excel are tables and equations.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Learned this application early on in my education, creating and delivering presentations in high school on to national conferences at the college level. For over two years I have applied my knowledge to tutoring students. My favorite uses of PowerPoint are animations, embedding videos and websites, and slide timing.

Microsoft Word

One of the first computer applications I learned in my education, creating essays, tables, and other tools. From my knowledge, I have successfully tutored students for over two years on multiple topics. My favorite uses of Word are tracking changes, applying headers and footers, and commenting for collaboration.

Prealgebra

When I first began tutoring, many students were in high school and middle school in need of help with Prealgebra. The topics of this course often need review for students at any level. In over two years of tutoring, I enjoy making sense of these topics for students who felt unsure for a long time. My favorite topics in this subject are slope-intercept form, transformations, and Pythagorean Theorem.

Precalculus

This subject shares a lot with Algebra and is often mixed in with high school courses. I have tutored in this course for over two years as well as some work during my time at Valencia College. My favorite topics are polar coordinates and limits.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is my favorite subject in high school and college level mathematics. Many of the students I have tutored over the past two years, dislike the subject. What I enjoy most is simplifying the concepts for students and showing them the many capabilities. My favorite topics are trigonometric identities and vectors.

Valencia College
Computer Science

Education

Valencia College (Computer Science)

Great tutor

Jacob has tutored my son 5 times and what a difference it has made. He went from a D to a B 1 month. Great at explaining equations and how to work on all the steps.

— Jill, Winter Springs, FL on 11/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 15 miles of Orlando, FL 32807.