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Jacob K.

Duke University Student: Most Subjects and Test Prep

Duke University Student: Most Subjects and Test Prep

$35/hour

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Hi! My name is Jacob, and I am a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am a member of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program which means I also take classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, so I can tutor at either location! My specialties are college test prep, high school science/ math subjects, and any subject for middle and elementary school students.

I do not have an extensive background in a formal tutoring setting; however, I do...

Hi! My name is Jacob, and I am a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am a member of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program which means I also take classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, so I can tutor at either location! My specialties are college test prep, high school science/ math subjects, and any subject for middle and elementary school students.

I do not have an extensive background in a formal tutoring setting; however, I do have a lot of experience working with kids and a passion for learning. During every summer in high school, I worked at a summer camp in which one of my responsibilities was helping the kids do their homework after school. During the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college, I worked at the Audubon Nature Institute and made educational materials to teach campers about animals and the environment. I have also informally helped prepare many of my peers for their standardized testing (ACT and SAT). Through these experiences, I have gained an understanding of how to help students from a wide age range. I am looking to tutor because I understand how frustrating it can be to feel stuck in a subject and how empowering it can be to finally break through those mental barriers. These moments of truly learning were what made me excited about school in the first place, and I am hoping to share this excitement with the kids that I tutor.

As a tutor, I will always change my strategy based on the needs of the specific student. Through years of courses, I have learned that everyone has unique learning styles and individuals may learn differently in various subjects. Adaptation of teaching is crucial to ensure that students learn in the most effective way possible. I will also ensure that students come to the answer on their own accord and not by me giving it to them. While this may be more difficult for the student, it is always more beneficial in the long run. Lastly, I will always schedule a time for practicing the material. Oftentimes, students may feel like they have an adequate conceptual understanding of the subject matter; however, applying it to questions can be a much more difficult task to master. This will involve going through questions one by one and making sure that students understand why the correct answer is correct thus creating fundamental comprehension of the basics which is necessary for future learning.

Math: I have taken up to Calculus 3 and Linear Algebra in college.
Science: I have taken biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry in college. I was also a member of a science olympiad team in high school.

Please reach out to many if you have any questions! As I stated before, I am a student at both Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, so I can tutor at either location. I also have access to a car if that is easier!


Education

Duke University
Biomedical Engineering

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Study Skills

English

SAT Reading, Spelling

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, SAT Math, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading
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Response time: 4 hours

$35/hour

Jacob K.

$35/hour

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Response time: 4 hours