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Jake S.

Iowa City, IA

$35/hour

Experienced High School Math/Science Tutor

5.0 average from 1 ratings
Knowledgeable of subjects and relates well to student
— Renetta, Iowa City, IA on 9/29/17

$35/Hour


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B.S. Northwestern University
Chemical Engineering

Education

B.S. Northwestern University (Chemical Engineering)

About Jake

I'm an Iowa native and a graduate of Northwestern University. There I studied chemical engineering and was a member of the baseball team. Having graduated as the valedictorian of my high school class, and then succeeded in both my rigorous coursework and NCAA Division 1 athletics, I understand the value of hard work and intrinsic motivation. That is one of the lessons I hope to communicate to my students through tutoring.

As the son of two teachers, I have had an appreciation for learning from a young age. And I enjoy sharing that with my students. I have been tutoring since high school, and have experience with a range of subjects and various learning styles. Each student is unique, and my teaching approach can vary to fit their styles. Through this method, I hope to help each student build a confidence in their ability. Seeing a student shine with confidence is the most rewarding experience, as I can empathize with the satisfaction of that sometimes fleeting feeling.

I have a strong background in math, having worked with it frequently in my engineering curriculum. I also have recent experience with high school math tutoring. As with math, science was a foundation of my college studies. As a chemical engineering student, I used chemistry and physics quite often, and I have recently tutored high school students in these subjects.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, especially regarding my ability to tutor a subject.
I'm an Iowa native and a graduate of Northwestern University. There I studied chemical engineering and was a member of the baseball team. Having graduated as the valedictorian of my high school class, and then succeeded in both my rigorous coursework and NCAA Division 1 athletics, I understand the value of hard work and intrinsic motivation. That Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Iowa City, IA 52242

"Knowledgeable of subjects and relates well to student"

- Renetta, Iowa City, IA on 9/29/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

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.

Baseball

In addition to playing varsity baseball at Northwestern University, I played for the Windy City Thunderbolts, an independent minor league team. I have given baseball lessons for several years. And while I was a left-handed pitcher and specialize in pitching lessons, I also have some hitting experience and am comfortable giving hitting lessons to younger players.

B.S. Northwestern University
Chemical Engineering

Education

B.S. Northwestern University (Chemical Engineering)

Knowledgeable of subjects and relates well to student

Jake was prompt, courteous and conveyed his knowledge of Chemistry and Algebra to my son in a very helpful manner. All questions were answered and explained with additional problems he created for practice.

— Renetta, Iowa City, IA on 9/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jake will travel within 10 miles of Iowa City, IA 52242.