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Jason S.

Springfield, MO

$40/hour

Ivy League Grad with Experience in the Humanities and Test Prep

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/17/15

$40/Hour


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Drury University
PoliSci and Comm
University of Chicago
Master's
Brown University
PhD

Education

Drury University (PoliSci and Comm)

University of Chicago (Master's)

Brown University (PhD)

About Jason

Hi, I'm Jason. I grew up here in the Ozarks. I've traveled widely and studied deeply. For the past 7 years now I've been teaching high school and college students on the East Coast, students from the smallest rural schools to the most elite prep schools.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Drury University, my master's from the University of Chicago, and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University.

Why study with me? 3 good reasons:

1) I'm a nice guy! We'll have a lot of fun, I promise.
2) I've been fortunate to work with some brilliant thinkers at some of our best universities and I've learned a lot from them about what academic success requires.
3) I care profoundly about helping my students reach their goals. I'll work tirelessly to make that happen.

My teaching method is simple: set out a plan for covering the essentials, work diligently, and apply what we learn to the real world... meaning there will be many YouTube videos. Cats will be viewed, laughs will be shared. I've found this makes lessons much more effective than rote memorization, and I've had great success with my methods.

Send me an email and let's get started!
Hi, I'm Jason. I grew up here in the Ozarks. I've traveled widely and studied deeply. For the past 7 years now I've been teaching high school and college students on the East Coast, students from the smallest rural schools to the most elite prep schools.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Drury University, my master's from the
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Springfield, MO 65803
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Graphic Design, Photography, Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Graphic Design, Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Classics

My undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. research deal with connecting ancient and modern writers. I am well-versed in Greek and Latin philosophy and literature. I'm also proficient in Latin and the technical vernacular of philosophy in Greek.

Macintosh

I've been teaching Mac computing since college. I am proficient in all of the hardware and software elements (the graphical interface as well as basic command line work) and ran a Mac computing website from 2005, when I started it, until 2007, when I sold it.

Political Science

I have degrees in political science at the undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. levels. I've been trained by some of the foremost scholars in the field, and have a wide-ranging knowledge of the history and methods of the field. I've also taught political science classes for the past 7 years now.

Public Speaking

I have a Bachelor's degrees in communication and was one of the charter members of my university's award-winning speech and debate team. I've spent the past several years speaking at conferences about my research in front of large audiences. I have a particular interest in the history of oratory and ancient methods for delivering amazing speeches.

Religion

I have a strong background in protestant Christian theology and Buddhist theology (all of the major traditions), as well as an advanced understanding of how they fit into the history of world religions. I'm able to translate several ancient texts into modern English, and can instruct in textual hermeneutics in many ancient and modern religions.

Social Studies

My Master's degree is in the social sciences generally, and Ph.D. research is interdisciplinary, drawing from the humanities, economics, and political science. I've been trained by some of the foremost scholars in the field, and have a wide-ranging knowledge of the history and methods of the field. I've also taught social science classes for the past 7 years now.

Drury University
PoliSci and Comm
University of Chicago
Master's
Brown University
PhD

Education

Drury University (PoliSci and Comm)

University of Chicago (Master's)

Brown University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 40 miles of Springfield, MO 65803.