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Jesse D.

Pompano Beach, FL

$28/hour

Math, Science, English, and Test Prep done right!

Background check passed as of 2/29/16
4.9 average from 46 ratings
Very patient
— Arndrea, Lake Worth, FL on 1/29/14

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Duke University
Engineering

Education

Duke University (Engineering)

About Jesse

Hello! My name is Jesse, and I'm proud to call myself a star student. I graduated from Pembroke Pines Charter High with a 3.6 unweighted GPA, and I have completed some coursework at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. In addition, I have scored 2120 on the SAT, 770 on SAT II Math 2, 720 on SAT II Physics, and 35 composite on the ACT, and I am an AP Scholar with Distinction due to my high performance on the English Language, English Literature, Calculus, Statistics, Physics, US History, and World History AP exams.

I have informally tutored and mentored my classmates for the past 6 years. My approach to tutoring is simple, direct, and effective. First, I identify the key areas where a student has the most trouble and where the student's strengths lie. Next, I focus mainly on those problem areas, occasionally touching upon the areas where the student has had more success in order to build confidence. My teaching style is very detailed and thorough, and I have been complimented by students on my patience, adaptability, and variety of subjects in which I am knowledgeable.

I take great pleasure in helping students grow and mature into intelligent critical thinkers and problem solvers. If you're interested in having me there to support you in your academic endeavors, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm more than willing to assist you in becoming the next big success story, so let's make this happen!
Hello! My name is Jesse, and I'm proud to call myself a star student. I graduated from Pembroke Pines Charter High with a 3.6 unweighted GPA, and I have completed some coursework at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. In addition, I have scored 2120 on the SAT, 770 on SAT II Math 2, 720 on SAT II Physics, and 35 composite on the ACT, Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33063
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient"

- Arndrea, Lake Worth, FL on 1/29/14

"Great first Algebra 2 session!"

- Adeline, Lake Worth, FL on 2/15/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
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

I scored a 35 on the English section of the ACT. I have helped several of my friends with English work, and they have also sought my assistance with college essay applications. My main focus when preparing a student for the ACT English test is proper grammar, usage, and mechanics. I also work closely with students who have trouble writing, editing, and proofreading timed essays such as the one given on the ACT.

ACT Math

I scored a 36 on the Math section of the ACT. I have helped several friends with ACT Math preparation, and their scores improved as a result. When I teach this subject, I supplement the student's problem-solving abilities with instruction on the specific types of questions that are asked on the ACT Math test.

ACT Reading

I scored a 33 on the Reading section of the ACT. I have assisted many fellow students in preparing for this section of the test, and they have done quite well using the test-taking strategies that I've helped them develop. When I teach this subject, I focus on research and comprehension skills in a timed setting to simulate the testing environment as closely as possible.

ACT Science

I scored a 36 on the Science section of the ACT. This was without having done any ACT-specific science preparation and without knowing the format of the test beforehand. When I teach this subject, I emphasize the student's analytical skills and help quicken the synthesis of information provided in scientific texts.

Algebra 1

I completed Algebra I in the 7th grade and received straight A's in the class. My goal in teaching this subject is to provide a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills that will aid students in their more advanced math classes down the road. I do this by covering a wide variety of topics with emphasis on techniques for manipulating mathematical expressions and equations.

Algebra 2

I completed Algebra II in 9th grade and received straight A's in the class. At the same time, I assisted several of my friends in passing the class as well. By building on concepts introduced in Algebra I, it is easy for me to tie the new material into what the student recalls and demonstrates proficiency with. Problem-solving and critical thinking are the main focus.

American History

I completed AP American History in the 11th grade, maintained a B average in the class, and scored a 4 on the AP exam. My style of teaching this subject, which focuses mostly on overarching concepts and themes rather than minute details about dates and places, has helped my fellow students gain a broader understanding of the subject. In particular, I place special emphasis on 18th and 19th century history in my teachings.

Calculus

I completed AP Calculus AB in 11th grade, maintained an A average in the class, and scored a 5 on the AP exam. I also completed Calculus 2 and 3 at Duke University as part of my engineering coursework. My fellow students have told me how much they admire my passion for the subject, which allows me to teach it so well. When I teach this subject, I dive right into the most important concepts and help students develop the skills to solve even the trickiest of problems.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with elementary school students via programs set up by my high school. Additionally, I have volunteered my time at an elementary after-school camp and helped students there with their homework. My patience and ability to keep students focused and on task allow me to work well with younger children.

Geometry

I completed Geometry in the 8th grade and received straight A's in the class. When I teach this subject, I focus on the application of geometric theorems rather than rote memorization, and I sharpen the student's spatial sense by working in two and three dimensions. I also like to supplement my teachings with basic trigonometry as it pertains to geometric figures.

Prealgebra

I completed Prealgebra in 6th grade and received straight A's in the class. By building a strong foundation in the subject for myself, I was able to go on to higher level math classes and excel in them as well. Helping other students do the same allowed them to succeed in their future math classes alongside me. I like to build this same foundation for my students by emphasizing the core concepts and fundamental skills for manipulating mathematical expressions and equations.

Precalculus

I completed Precalculus in 10th grade and received straight A's in the class. The work I did with several of my fellow students helped prepare them for calculus the following year. When I teach this subject, I cover a wide range of concepts and thoroughly explain the key mathematical principles that will be brought up again in calculus.

SAT Math

I scored a 740 on SAT Math and 770 on the SAT II Math level 2 subject test. I have helped several students prepare for these tests, and they all achieved higher scores as a result. When I do test preparation for this subject, I develop the student's ability to quickly analyze a problem and determine the best strategy for solving it. In particular, I emphasize familiarity with the types of questions that are on the SAT Math test.

Duke University
Engineering

Education

Duke University (Engineering)

Very patient

My daughter felt very confident once the session was over. Jesse is very patient and helps the student to use their brain to think about the process of setting the problems up and gave great pointers. My daughter feels she will do well on the test.

— Arndrea, Lake Worth, FL on 1/29/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $28.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jesse will travel within 12 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33063.