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Jeffrey L.

Insightful, Results-Oriented Harvard Grad Specializing in Test Prep

Insightful, Results-Oriented Harvard Grad Specializing in Test Prep

$38/hour

  • 414 hours tutoring

  • Louisville, KY 40205

About Jeffrey


Bio

I have been tutoring for fifteen years, with particular skillfulness in readying students for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE. I've worked with a wide range of students, from the elementary school level to graduate school level, and am especially proud of having helped many students earn scholarship offers to the high schools and colleges of their choice.

I received my academic training primarily at Harvard University, where I earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Biology, while maintaining...

I have been tutoring for fifteen years, with particular skillfulness in readying students for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE. I've worked with a wide range of students, from the elementary school level to graduate school level, and am especially proud of having helped many students earn scholarship offers to the high schools and colleges of their choice.

I received my academic training primarily at Harvard University, where I earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Biology, while maintaining a passionate interest in the humanities. My Expository Writing courses, taught by master instructors, prepared me particularly well to assist other students in improving their writing skills, their grades, and their confidence.
I bring this approach to all of my students -- I build them up, rather than knock them down. The grades and the higher test scores tend to follow.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about my approach, or to arrange a schedule. I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude
Biology
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $38
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Louisville, KY 40205
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/17/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I've helped dozens of GRE students reach their goals, so I know it can be done!
GMAT

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
Grammar,

Grammar

I was fortunate to grow up in a family in which good English and Grammar were emphasized. I have coached many English students, and have helped proofread and correct hundreds of papers and essays. My clients and students have all expressed high levels of satisfaction with the work we have done together.
Hebrew,

Hebrew

I began learning Hebrew at Eliahu Academy elementary school and graduated with a good understanding of Biblical Hebrew. I returned to my Hebrew studies two years ago, with a focus on contemporary conversational Hebrew. I speak Hebrew on a daily basis with friends and keep current with current developments with a program of study including Hebrew webcasts from popular television channels, Israel Broadcasting Authority and Tel Aviv University.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've always enjoyed helping students edit their application essays for college and graduate school, as well as helping them get accepted to the programs of their choice. Almost all of the students I've worked with in this way have received scholarships of one kind or another. I approach proofreading and editing as a means of strengthening the voice of each student or author who seeks my assistance, rather than a mechanical exercise in fixing someone's mistakes. This seems to work quite well for writers across a broad spectrum of subject matter and experience.
GMAT

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I was fortunate to grow up in a family in which good English and Grammar were emphasized. I have coached many English students, and have helped proofread and correct hundreds of papers and essays. My clients and students have all expressed high levels of satisfaction with the work we have done together.
Reading,

Reading

First Grade can be quite a challenging year! I've helped dozens of elementary school children improve their reading and math skills, so don't worry -- it can be done!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.
Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I've coached many ACT English students, all of whom have notably raised their scores. Scoring well is a matter of knowing what to expect, combined with a personal strategy for performing well on the section. I can show you how to do that.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've had the opportunity to help dozens of ACT students reach their goals on all the sections of the exam. Having earned a score in the 99th percentile on the exam, I believe I have a good grasp of the material covered by the ACT and an extensive repertoire of strategies and techniques to share.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
Grammar,

Grammar

I was fortunate to grow up in a family in which good English and Grammar were emphasized. I have coached many English students, and have helped proofread and correct hundreds of papers and essays. My clients and students have all expressed high levels of satisfaction with the work we have done together.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've always enjoyed helping students edit their application essays for college and graduate school, as well as helping them get accepted to the programs of their choice. Almost all of the students I've worked with in this way have received scholarships of one kind or another. I approach proofreading and editing as a means of strengthening the voice of each student or author who seeks my assistance, rather than a mechanical exercise in fixing someone's mistakes. This seems to work quite well for writers across a broad spectrum of subject matter and experience.
Reading,

Reading

First Grade can be quite a challenging year! I've helped dozens of elementary school children improve their reading and math skills, so don't worry -- it can be done!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile SAT Reading. I have a ten year track record helping students raise their scores 20-50 percentile points.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The papers I wrote for my Expository Writing course received recognition by the Harvard Writing Center, and were selected as reference Essay Examples for undergraduate English students. Since graduating, I've written dozens of stories for radio and news outlets and helped dozens of students learn the skills they needed in order to succeed on the SAT Writing section.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I'm very familiar with with the challenges presented by the TOEFL exam, having coached many students successfully.
Writing,

Writing

I began helping students improve their writing the Summer after my first year at Harvard. Since that time, I have continued to work with successfully with students ranging from elementary school beginners to college students and established professionals.
English, Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

The AP History exam demands a lot from students: It requires comprehensive knowledge, along with a strong understanding of details. I have helped many students acquire the skills and comprehension required for integrating the Big Picture with the Nuts and Bolts of the exam. As a result, I have seen many students score 4's and 5's on AP History. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I was an Honors student in Government and International Relations throughout my college career, and worked for five years as a News and Public Affairs producer. I continue to keep current on international affairs by tuning in weekly to BBC, France Radio International and other media from around the world.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

My own early interests in religion and philosophy led me to studies in the History of Western Philosophy and Philosophy of Science. I've also taught courses in Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology in settings ranging from monasteries to prisons and centers for adult education. I am particularly interested in the intersection of modern Analytical Philosophy with the Tibetan Madhyamaka tradition.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

The National Council for Social Studies defines social studies as, "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." My own background includes numerous courses -- such as Human Infancy and Brain Chemistry and Behavior -- in the social sciences, and many courses -- such as History of Western Music and Youth, Arts and Social Change -- in the humanities. I have produced approximately forty radio programs for KGNU Radio, Boulder, CO, on various subjects in Religion, Psychology, Government and Law, and continue to be engaged actively in local efforts to expand education in these areas.
World History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

Harvard University Graduated with Honors Courses in: Organismic and Population Biology Evolutionary Biology Nervous Systems Neuroethology Animal Behavior Brain and Behavior Certified Personal Trainer Certified Health Coach Member, Harvard Coaching Institute
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
Reading,

Reading

First Grade can be quite a challenging year! I've helped dozens of elementary school children improve their reading and math skills, so don't worry -- it can be done!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile SAT Reading. I have a ten year track record helping students raise their scores 20-50 percentile points.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.
Writing,

Writing

I began helping students improve their writing the Summer after my first year at Harvard. Since that time, I have continued to work with successfully with students ranging from elementary school beginners to college students and established professionals.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
Hebrew,

Hebrew

I began learning Hebrew at Eliahu Academy elementary school and graduated with a good understanding of Biblical Hebrew. I returned to my Hebrew studies two years ago, with a focus on contemporary conversational Hebrew. I speak Hebrew on a daily basis with friends and keep current with current developments with a program of study including Hebrew webcasts from popular television channels, Israel Broadcasting Authority and Tel Aviv University.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I'm very familiar with with the challenges presented by the TOEFL exam, having coached many students successfully.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've helped many students succeed on the ACT Math section. At Harvard, I also studied with Howard Gardner and Jon Ratey, two of the world's most renowned investigators of learning disabilities and learning strategies.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

Harvard University Graduated with Honors Courses in: Organismic and Population Biology Evolutionary Biology Nervous Systems Neuroethology Animal Behavior Brain and Behavior Certified Personal Trainer Certified Health Coach Member, Harvard Coaching Institute
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
Reading,

Reading

First Grade can be quite a challenging year! I've helped dozens of elementary school children improve their reading and math skills, so don't worry -- it can be done!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.
Writing,

Writing

I began helping students improve their writing the Summer after my first year at Harvard. Since that time, I have continued to work with successfully with students ranging from elementary school beginners to college students and established professionals.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Precalculus

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been providing College Counseling services to high school juniors and seniors and their families for four years. I adopt a whole-person approach. I develop, in consultation with families and students, a plan that enables the student to find the college choice that best fits his or her interests, abilities and goals. Variables we consider include parental resources, student high school records, SAT and ACT scores, extracurricular activities, scholarship and grant opportunities, match between student and university strengths, and the university's record for placing students in employment types in the student's chosen field.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I was an Honors student in Government and International Relations throughout my college career, and worked for five years as a News and Public Affairs producer. I continue to keep current on international affairs by tuning in weekly to BBC, France Radio International and other media from around the world.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

My own early interests in religion and philosophy led me to studies in the History of Western Philosophy and Philosophy of Science. I've also taught courses in Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology in settings ranging from monasteries to prisons and centers for adult education. I am particularly interested in the intersection of modern Analytical Philosophy with the Tibetan Madhyamaka tradition.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Drawing on my own education in the sciences, I've been helping ACT science students raise their scores for the last five years. I can't think of any students who have not been very happy with the results we have achieved together.
Biology,

Biology

Harvard University Graduated with Honors Courses in: Organismic and Population Biology Evolutionary Biology Nervous Systems Neuroethology Animal Behavior Brain and Behavior Certified Personal Trainer Certified Health Coach Member, Harvard Coaching Institute
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I spent one full academic year studying Immunology and Microbiology intensively, while performing research on autoimmune diseases at Boston University School of Medicine. I am very familiar with the challenges and rewards that go along with study in these fields.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

My own early interests in religion and philosophy led me to studies in the History of Western Philosophy and Philosophy of Science. I've also taught courses in Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology in settings ranging from monasteries to prisons and centers for adult education. I am particularly interested in the intersection of modern Analytical Philosophy with the Tibetan Madhyamaka tradition.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have been fortunate to be able to study with some of the foremost researchers in the neurosciences, cognitive sciences and psychology. I enjoy very much sharing what I have learned -- along with study skills -- with student.
Anatomy

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

My graduate studies have included the study of ADHD. I am particularly well-acquainted with the Spark Program developed by John Ratey, MD and its applications to the school setting. More personally, I have lived with ADHD for many years, and know first-hand just how challenging the condition can be; I also know that it does not ultimately have to get in the way of learning anything one wishes to learn. I have worked with a number of ADHD clients, with great success.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

Fitness

I am certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise. I have trained a wide range of clients, from new or returning exercisers to elite athletes. I have special expertise in functional training for injury prevention and in mindfulness-based strength training.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

Harvard University Graduated with Honors Courses in: Organismic and Population Biology Evolutionary Biology Nervous Systems Neuroethology Animal Behavior Brain and Behavior Certified Personal Trainer Certified Health Coach Member, Harvard Coaching Institute
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at Louisville's La Casita Center provides me an opportunity to work with ESL students weekly. I was fortunate as a college student, to be able to study language acquisition under some of the world's foremost researchers. Having studied learned three foreign languages myself, I feel I am acutely aware on a personal level of the challenges and the joys involved in communicating in a second language. In teaching English as a Second Language, I employ a program of strategies focused around the needs and goals of the individual student.
GED,

GED

More about my GED expertise I have been studying standardized tests like the GED since I was in high school. I realized that smart people sometimes failed to do well on the GED or ACT or SAT -- not because they did not know the material -- but because they simply did not know how to prepare for their test. Ever since then, I have been helping students find their confidence and succeed on the tests like the GED. Helping students learn and make their lives better remains one of my passions.
Reading,

Reading

First Grade can be quite a challenging year! I've helped dozens of elementary school children improve their reading and math skills, so don't worry -- it can be done!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were quite poor when I entered Harvard University as an undergraduate, because I had always focused my energies on subject-related preparation, rather than overall organization. I learned very quickly, however, as a freshman, that passion for knowledge would be insufficient to get me through four years of competition with my Harvard peers. I took two extensive Study Skills seminars-- one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences--and learned from honors students precisely how to organize my time, my ideas, and my efforts to ensure best results. As a tutor, I have shared these practices with many students who have benefited similarly. As a WyzAnt tutor, I look forward to helping many more students in the same way.
Writing,

Writing

I began helping students improve their writing the Summer after my first year at Harvard. Since that time, I have continued to work with successfully with students ranging from elementary school beginners to college students and established professionals.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I've coached many ACT English students, all of whom have notably raised their scores. Scoring well is a matter of knowing what to expect, combined with a personal strategy for performing well on the section. I can show you how to do that.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've helped many students succeed on the ACT Math section. At Harvard, I also studied with Howard Gardner and Jon Ratey, two of the world's most renowned investigators of learning disabilities and learning strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've had the opportunity to help dozens of ACT students reach their goals on all the sections of the exam. Having earned a score in the 99th percentile on the exam, I believe I have a good grasp of the material covered by the ACT and an extensive repertoire of strategies and techniques to share.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Drawing on my own education in the sciences, I've been helping ACT science students raise their scores for the last five years. I can't think of any students who have not been very happy with the results we have achieved together.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been providing College Counseling services to high school juniors and seniors and their families for four years. I adopt a whole-person approach. I develop, in consultation with families and students, a plan that enables the student to find the college choice that best fits his or her interests, abilities and goals. Variables we consider include parental resources, student high school records, SAT and ACT scores, extracurricular activities, scholarship and grant opportunities, match between student and university strengths, and the university's record for placing students in employment types in the student's chosen field.
GED,

GED

More about my GED expertise I have been studying standardized tests like the GED since I was in high school. I realized that smart people sometimes failed to do well on the GED or ACT or SAT -- not because they did not know the material -- but because they simply did not know how to prepare for their test. Ever since then, I have been helping students find their confidence and succeed on the tests like the GED. Helping students learn and make their lives better remains one of my passions.
GRE,

GRE

I've helped dozens of GRE students reach their goals, so I know it can be done!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile SAT Reading. I have a ten year track record helping students raise their scores 20-50 percentile points.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The papers I wrote for my Expository Writing course received recognition by the Harvard Writing Center, and were selected as reference Essay Examples for undergraduate English students. Since graduating, I've written dozens of stories for radio and news outlets and helped dozens of students learn the skills they needed in order to succeed on the SAT Writing section.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I'm very familiar with with the challenges presented by the TOEFL exam, having coached many students successfully.
GMAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (128 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and engaging tutor

Jeff is helping my son study for pre-calc, and calc A. My son enjoyed their lesson and looks forward to his next. Jeff explains things clearly and was constantly assessing how my son was solving things in order to figure out the best way to explain things to him. A very knowledgeable tutor!

Jen, 24 lessons with Jeffrey

Test Scores Going Up!

Jeff has been working with my son to raise his ACT and SAT scores. My son is much better in math than the other test areas. Still, Jeff's overall guidance on how to take the tests has allowed my son to reach his potential on the math section. His first ACT math score was a 27. His latest was 35.

Jeff, 5 lessons with Jeffrey

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Jeffrey helped Scotty with some last minute Math ACT problems that he wanted to go over prior to taking the ACT. Thank you for seeing him on such short notice and Scotty feels he has even more tools to use on the ACT. Thank you.

Michelle, 1 lesson with Jeffrey

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jeffrey spent time understanding our daughter's strengths and weaknesses and then began tailoring tutoring to her as an individual. We are off to a great start!

Ken, 6 lessons with Jeffrey

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Really helped my son break down the ACT and answered all our questions. He put together a great plan for my son. I look forward to seeing the results both on the ACT and in his regular schoolwork.

Katy, 11 lessons with Jeffrey

Great tutor

He has been working with me to pass the Ace personal trainer certification. He is very patient and works at my pace. He makes sure I fully understand the material

Marilyn, 6 lessons with Jeffrey

Improved on my son's study skills

Jeffrey has definitely improved on my son's study skills and continues to help him improve his logical thinking of applying what he is learning to what is being asked on exams.

Cindy, 42 lessons with Jeffrey

Patient Tutor

He taught me techniques to solve GRE math questions. I am feeling confident that I will achieve my goals. He is patient which I believe to be an excellent quality for tutor to have

Jasmine, 6 lessons with Jeffrey

Clear, patient, upbeat tutor

Jeff clearly explains multiple approaches to solving GRE math problems and has a keen sense of when the student has understood how the answer was reached. Without his knowledge of the test, I wouldn't be able to see the patterns that emerge among the test questions as quickly. Continued guidance on what needs to be memorized prior to the test is appreciated. I hope to make more progress as I have more hours in the upcoming week to resume studying after being sick for much of the past week and will discuss the top studying priorities for this last 5-6 week stretch.

Margaret, 3 lessons with Jeffrey
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