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Jeff T.

Grosse Ile, MI

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SAT, ACT, Physics, Math

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— Katie, Wyandotte, MI on 1/25/16

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University of Chicago
Political Science

Education

University of Chicago (Political Science)

About Jeff

Dear parent,

I have developed the right set of skills for training others. It started as a junior in high school, when I encountered some phenomenal teachers, and had the opportunity to mimic their practices when tutoring younger teammates and students. I was inspired by these great teachers. I continue to be motivated by the satisfaction of seeing students succeed.

Over the last 7 years, I have tutored 3rd graders, college juniors, and levels in between. In high school, I tutored through the National Honor Society, as well as sports teams. At the University of Chicago I tutored younger team mates. Every summer vacation I tutored as an informal, one-man business. Since graduating I have worked with students through WyzAnt.

ACT: I have had the privilege of prepping many students for the ACT. My goal for each student is an improvement of 4 points. With timing, planning, and practice, this is typical. I give students a specific plan for each part of the test, as well as specific drills they can do independently. I teach them the most useful knowledge for each part of the test. I make them apply this knowledge thoroughly. I assign them additional practice to do between lessons, which we review at the beginning of next lesson. I am also sure to give my students the tools for independent practice and improvement if they wish to go the extra mile. Occasionally I see a 5 point improvement. The best improvement I have seen is 7 points; that particular student trained thoroughly and intensely. I gave her the tools, and she used the techniques to their full potential.

Math: I can explain math in plain direct language. This is why several parents have kept me on board with their students for longer than a year. I have worked with students ranging from 5th grade math to calculus. I often work with students for a short intense period of time for them to catch up with their class. Afterwards, several parents have asked me to return once a week or once every two weeks to keep their student ahead.

Physics: I've had several physics students, ranging from essential physics to AP physics. My interactions with them range from a short burst of catch up, to preparing for a final exam, to a long term plan of staying ahead.

SAT: Michigan schools are switching their focus from ACT to SAT. Preparing for the SAT is much like preparing for the ACT in that it is a predictable and standardized test. This means that one can improve their score by focusing on timing, intelligent guessing, and specific question types. What is different is specific content. I train my SAT students in much the same way I train my ACT students, the difference being specific question types and timings.

With each student, I begin by breaking down concepts into simpler and more specific ideas until I find something they already understand and feel confident with. From there, I gradually add levels of complexity, testing and reinforcing the student at each step. Slowly but surely, the student gains the skill sets necessary in the subject. They finish with a comprehensive understanding and confidence with the course material. I originally used this approach for teaching mathematics, but it has proved applicable to other disciplines.

A calm, quiet environment is most conducive to learning. I am willing to work at a student's home, a local library, or coffee shop. The Trenton Veterans Memorial Library has worked very well.

I hold myself to a high standard. It is my responsibility to demonstrate that I am worth one's time and money. If the student or parent is not satisfied, then I do not bill them.

I look forward to hearing from you and empowering your child to succeed!
Dear parent,

I have developed the right set of skills for training others. It started as a junior in high school, when I encountered some phenomenal teachers, and had the opportunity to mimic their practices when tutoring younger teammates and students. I was inspired by these great teachers. I continue to be motivated by the
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wow, best tutor ever"

- Katie, Wyandotte, MI on 1/25/16

"ACT test preparation"

- Kitty, Southgate, MI on 10/26/16

"Off To A Great Start"

- Michael, Trenton, MI on 9/6/16

"Awesome!"

- Mark, Grosse Ile, MI on 6/2/16

"Goes the extra mile!"

- Jennifer, Southgate, MI on 3/19/16

"Patient, knowledgeable"

- Korey, Flat Rock, MI on 12/27/15

"Student athlete mentor"

- Dyan, Grosse Ile, MI on 8/12/15

"Cares more if you are learning than watching the clock to the minute"

- Lindsay, Grosse Ile, MI on 8/6/15

"Patient and very intelligent."

- Anne Marie, Grosse Ile, MI on 7/17/15

"Honing in on what is needed"

- Tricia, Trenton, MI on 2/25/15

"Exceeded Our Expectations."

- Val, Grosse Ile, MI on 10/24/14

"Understands and customizes his teaching!"

- Carson, Monroe, MI on 10/20/14

"Amazing!!!"

- Jessica, Riverview, MI on 9/23/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Arabic
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding, Chess, Fitness, Football, Martial Arts, Track & Field

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.

Arabic

I took one year of Arabic at the University of Chicago. It was divided into three 10 week classes. The Fall class met 4 times a week for 50 minutes. The Winter and Spring classes met 3 times a week for about 80 minutes. I learned the alphabet, pronunciation, grammar, and rudimentary vocabulary.

GED

I've trained several students for the GED since graduating from the University of Chicago in 2014. I've done this for about 2 years now. I've also trained students for the ACT and SAT. I prepare students for standardized tests 6-7 days a week.

Political Science

I have a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago. I took small discussion based classes with the prominent I.R. theorists John Mearsheimer and Charles Lipson. My thesis was on Machiavelli and my adviser was Nathan Tarcov. I also took several large lecture based classes in political science.

University of Chicago
Political Science

Education

University of Chicago (Political Science)

Wow, best tutor ever

Jeff worked on my Honors Pre-Calculus with me, he is amazing. He worked through trig problems with me until I was able to understand them and do them effortlessly. I wish my teacher could explain like he does. All I can say is Wow, he is fantastic. He also stayed over the lesson time. He went way beyond my expectations, and I have recommended to others.

— Katie, Wyandotte, MI on 1/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 7 miles of Grosse Ile, MI 48138.