My teaching philosophy has always been to meet students where you're at in your studies and break down troublesome concepts into fundamentals and relate them to your own goals and interests. As a tutor, it is my job to inspire your confidence in your abilities and give you the tools to succeed. I tutored coursework in History, Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Math through Calculus I during my time in college, and it was so rewarding that I wanted to continue to share the gift of knowledge...
My teaching philosophy has always been to meet students where you're at in your studies and break down troublesome concepts into fundamentals and relate them to your own goals and interests. As a tutor, it is my job to inspire your confidence in your abilities and give you the tools to succeed. I tutored coursework in History, Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Math through Calculus I during my time in college, and it was so rewarding that I wanted to continue to share the gift of knowledge with as many people as I can.
I received a B.S. in Finance and a Minor in Economics from Michigan Technological University, an engineering university located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. My education there allowed me to gain a solid grounding in statistics and quantitative finance, while also exposing me to hands-on portfolio management and high tech entrepreneurship through interfacing with engineers and programmers. I used my education to start a biotech company in computational chemistry with a number of other alumni, where I act as the CFO. I'm an avid reader and history buff, continuously learn about politics and philosophy, and I'm a studio musician and active music producer.
I hold myself to very high standards and will do the same for you. I seek feedback after my lessons, and if you're not completely satisfied with my work, I will not bill you for my time. Depending on the frequency, duration, and expectations of the tutoring, I will provide homework, skill assessments, and periodic progress reporting at your request. I offer a free 30-minute Skype or phone consultation to establish learning goals if necessary, as long as your payment information is on file on Wyzant's platform.
Due to the nature of my work, my days are often fully scheduled before they begin, but I try to remain flexible. I have a strict 8 hour cancellation window but I always provide the opportunity to schedule make-up lessons until the start of the original lesson. I assess a cancellation fee in the amount of 50% of the scheduled lesson fee
Extremely helpful and knowledgeable
Jason was extremely knowledgeable about all the topics brought up and helped me understand everything I needed to know for my midterm. I highly recommend.Sean , 3 lessons with Jacob
Knowledgeable and excellent communicator!
Jacob is absolutely amazing! He is patient, knowledgeable, has an awesome attitude, and genuinely cares about my understanding and progress throughout the course. Together we worked on a collegiate level of micro economics, business theory and strategy. He was able to break down big concepts and economic language into terms and theories that I could understand so that I could apply them to my assignments and be successful throughout the course. Will absolutely seek his services in the future for finance or other business related courses.Amanda, 13 lessons with Jacob
Patient and Knowledgeable
Math and Finance subjects are a bit hard for me to understand. But my tutor explained them very well so I could understand those subjects easily. He is patient and knowledgeable and I highly recommend him for Maths, Finance, and Economics subjects.Don, 3 lessons with Jacob
Jacob was very patient and thorough when he explains concepts. He has a very helpful nature to him. I’m definitely hanging on to him for further sessions.Anuj, 35 lessons with Jacob
Excellent teacher, very helpful and covered all the aspects of work I needed help with. He worked efficiently and in a timely manner.Sara, 2 lessons with Jacob
Very knowlegeable in his area.
He was very patient and a big help. I thank him for his patience and hard work to help me to understand my assignment. I would definetely recommend this tutor.Sandra, 4 lessons with Jacob
The Most Professional & Dedicated
Jacob is by far the best tutor I have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable about a wide variety of finance, economics and accounting subjects. You would be lucky to have him on your side because he will go the extra mile for you. Jacob has the incredible ability to break a problem down and explain the solution in the most simplistic and easy to understand way. You can truly tell how genuine he is from the first interaction. I feel extremely fortunate to have found him on Wyzant. 5 Stars is not enough! A+++ #1Dylan, 17 lessons with Jacob
knowledgeable on the subject. Even emailed me Excel help!
Managerial accounting. I spent my time mostly on Budgets. He did a great job and made multiple sheets of notes that he emailed to me. We even went through real scenarios and applied everything to me.Paul, 1 lesson with Jacob
Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor
CapSim Project; Strategic management. Started off horribly on this project and had to seek tutoring. So glad I found Jacob. Had a 360 degrees turnaround for the positive. My initial and one-time experience in seeking a tutor here for an accounting course sent me back working on my own, but Jacob has reinstated a great level of confidence worthy of referral. He teaches and you can't help but understand his simple and educative approach. Highly recommend!Linda, 8 lessons with Jacob
Amazing tutor, super friendly.
Jacob was great! He's very knowledgeable, and is also really chill! He tailored his style to fit my needs, and was also able to move through material quickly when I was in a rush. He's just a great tutor all around and you'd be lucky to have him!Ryan, 2 lessons with Jacob