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Jason M.

Incredibly Expert Tutor with Twelve Years of Full-Time Experience

Incredibly Expert Tutor with Twelve Years of Full-Time Experience

$70/hour

  • 1,708 hours tutoring

  • Uptown Chicago, IL 60640

About Jason


Bio

I've worked as a full-time, professional tutor for the last twelve years.

In the wide field of test prep, my areas of specialty include GRE, GMAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (literature and U.S. history), the CARS section of the MCAT, AP tests (literature, language, all histories, human geography, and government), and TOEFL. I have helped between two to three thousand students improve their scores on all of these tests.

Though I have an extensive liberal arts background, please note that...

I've worked as a full-time, professional tutor for the last twelve years.

In the wide field of test prep, my areas of specialty include GRE, GMAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (literature and U.S. history), the CARS section of the MCAT, AP tests (literature, language, all histories, human geography, and government), and TOEFL. I have helped between two to three thousand students improve their scores on all of these tests.

Though I have an extensive liberal arts background, please note that I am equally adept at tutoring algebra, algebra II, geometry, and advanced forms of arithmetic. In fact, for the last seven years, a significant portion of my tutoring business has consisted of adults who need to relearn complicated math to apply to graduate programs.

Furthermore, I regularly help international executives with their adjustment to American life, providing a strong emphasis on grammar, idioms, and business English. I've also worked as an ESL instructor.

As a writer, I've published sixteen books, one of which recently reached #1 in the Amazon Kindle store for a day and a half. To other writers, I provide various services, ranging from light proofreading to heavy developmental editing to full-on ghostwriting. Recently, the Princeton Review hired me to co-write and co-edit their AP European History, AP World History, and AP Human Geography books. During the autumn, I also help anywhere from twenty to thirty high school students with college application essays.

My personal philosophy on tutors: We must tread the fine line between friend and authority. While many may find this murkiness uncomfortable, it's the perfect place for my particular skills: equal parts personality and intellect. Though it's a cliche, I really do make learning fun.

Before entering the world of education, I worked in the film industry as a professional script reader, in high-tech as a sales writer, and in journalism at The Washington Post.

I was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to The Catholic University of America, where, in a little over four years, I earned both an M.A. in rhetoric and composition and a B.A. in literature. I graduated magna cum laude and was designated a University Scholar for my excellence in the honors program.

I also spent a year studying history and literature at the unbelievably dreamy Oxford University, England. Since all of my "classes" were private tutorials with professors, I can honestly say that I've spent time on both sides of the tutoring fence.


Education

The Catholic University of America
Literature
The Catholic University of America
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Rate details: I'm happy to extend a $10/hr discount to any students willing to travel to my neighborhood. I also charge the same rate for small groups (maximum of 3) as I do for individuals.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/10/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Resources

Jason has shared 1 article on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (438 ratings)
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Reviews


Confidence Builder

Jason knows his subject very well, and makes it easy to understand. We felt much was covered in the time period that was spent. Just like having your own teacher!!!

Victor, 3 lessons with Jason

Great introductory session!

Jason was extremely kind and welcoming. He was able to simplify various math problems, for me. We have a common understanding with respect to our goals. I'm very glad to be working with him!

Ali, 60 lessons with Jason

Another productive tutoring session- extremely helpful

Jason reviewed ACT practice test, corrected incorrect answers, and assessed weak areas - English, particularly grammar. Focused remainder of tutoring session addressing grammar tips to improve performance on English section of ACT.

Nicola, 5 lessons with Jason

Great tutor!

He taught me how to tackle the ACT/SAT English and reading portions of the test using specialized information to suit my weaknesses.

Lisa, 8 lessons with Jason

Highly Effective Teacher

My son asked me to write this review. He said Jason is the best teacher he's had in AP Euro. Jason's mastery of the subject is evident in how well he teaches it. My son only had a few sessions with him and yet he was very sad when he learned Jason's leaving. He refused to work with anyone else. It's very hard to find a tutor who knows his subject inside and out and teaches it so well. His photo & profile matches the man in person. What a relief that was!

Mary, 6 lessons with Jason

Great Tutor!

My son really enjoyed his session with Jason. Jason taught my son special tips and rules to improve his writing. Thank you so much. We look forward to our next session with you.

Robin, 1 lesson with Jason

Great tutor

Jason was very helpful with our son's SAT prep in both math, reading, writing, and overall strategies. We would definitely recommend him again. Thank you Jason!

Tony, 32 lessons with Jason

Good rapport with my high school senior

Jason is helping my son improve his scores on the SAT. Has worked with him for 3 sessions, and he seems to work very well with students. My son is gaining confidence and motivation in working with Jason.

Ken, 6 lessons with Jason

Excellent Tutor

Jason is helping me with my travel book project for over six months. He is patient, fast, efficient, and correct all the time. Since writing a book is a big project, there are many things need to edit before it publish. I am glad I have the help form Jason, who helps me make my writing better. I sincerely recommend him to people who need help with writing. Saying it from heart, he is the right person that will help you the most with your need.

Steven, 12 lessons with Jason
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Jason M.

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