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Jacob S.

Experiened, Math-loving Tutor

Experiened, Math-loving Tutor

$50/hour

  • 54 hours tutoring

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Hi, I'm Jacob, a recent graduate of Grinnell College. Although math wasn't my major, I continued studying it because I genuinely enjoy the process of learning and doing math. This emphasis on the process is the core of my approach to tutoring; I believe that my students will succeed when they learn how to learn math. To help students achieve this, I focus on study skills, problem-solving techniques, and connections between different areas of math. In doing so, I try to cultivate in...

Hi, I'm Jacob, a recent graduate of Grinnell College. Although math wasn't my major, I continued studying it because I genuinely enjoy the process of learning and doing math. This emphasis on the process is the core of my approach to tutoring; I believe that my students will succeed when they learn how to learn math. To help students achieve this, I focus on study skills, problem-solving techniques, and connections between different areas of math. In doing so, I try to cultivate in students an appreciation for math's beauty. Learning these ways of engaging with math will help students excel both in their current studies and in future math classes.
I'm also a believer in the importance of a positive mindset to learning math. I know that for many students, lack of confidence is the biggest challenge to succeeding in math class. As a tutor, I work to build up students' confidence with math. I do this by encouraging growth thinking and giving students concrete strategies to learn from their challenges and strengthen their skills over time.

I have two years of experience professionally tutoring at my college's Math Lab, mostly in calculus, and two summers of experience as a science educator. I was also a volunteer tutor for Algebra 1 and Geometry classes in high school. Besides this formal tutoring experience, I've been informally helping my peers and friends in my math classes for many years. I'm happy to work with students who need extra help with middle school, high school, or college classes; students who are looking to catch up on an area of math they missed; and students who want to get ahead or explore a new area of math on their own.

I'm looking forward to working with you! I'm happy to chat with students and parents about your specific needs and how I can best help you, so please reach out if you're interested. I'm fully vaccinated and available for in-person tutoring as well as online meetings.


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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry

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Excellent tutor for Calculus

My daughter was struggling with calculus and Jacob provided simple explanations to complicated calculus problems. He listened to my daughter when she explained her thought processes so he could understand her challenges. We will keep working with Jacob the rest of the school year. And the best thing? We asked for in-person tutoring and Jacob delivered.

Carolyn, 5 lessons with Jacob

Great help

Jacob was able to fit my daughter in for a tutoring session at very short notice (and on a weekend)! We really appreciated his quick response and willingness to schedule that same day. He was a great help! Thanks Jacob!

Karin, 1 lesson with Jacob

Very clear instruction

Jacob has helped my daughter understand calculus concepts that have been hard to understand in the classroom. He is also helping with concepts that were missed or glossed over last year during remote learning.

Cynthia, 12 lessons with Jacob
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Jacob S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 8 minutes