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Jun K.

Astoria, NY

$90/hour

Princeton Grad for SAT, English, College Apps, Philosophy, Music

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Princeton University
Philosophy

Education

Princeton University (Philosophy)

About Jun

I recently graduated magna cum laude (top 10-15% of the class) from Princeton University with an A.B. in Philosophy. For the past four years I have been tutoring students in subjects ranging from the SAT to the violin. My goal as a tutor is to use my extensive knowledge of standardized tests and high school course material to enable students to excel. In working with me, you will practice recognizing and applying patterns rather than doing stressful repetition and memorization. You will be taught to approach material in the way that elite universities expect from incoming students.

I have extensive experience teaching the SAT, but I have also spent a great deal of time with students learning what weak points are most common. Many tutors know the material well, but few are able to identify exactly what sort of knowledge a particular student may be lacking. Throughout my years of tutoring, I have developed a sharp sense for the real problems underlying a student's approach. I know how to guide you in the way that YOU need to be guided.

What does this mean? My tutoring approach has two main elements. The first is to give the student as many problems as possible. This familiarizes them with SAT questions and enables them to see the patterns of the SAT itself. It also allows me to see exactly where it is that the student needs most help. The second element is to then break down and explain the material in a way that does not just answer the question, but allows them to approach similar questions with comfort and ease.

With my approach, you can expect to see success in tangible ways: many of my students have gotten into their top choices for college, including Princeton University, NYU, Queens College, and more.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, but I'm willing to offer make up classes any day of the week, including the weekend. I will tutor at any one of the public libraries in the city, but I am also willing to go to another location if it is more convenient for the student.

Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I look forward to helping you with your work!
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Astoria, NY 11103
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Philosophy
Music:
General Music,
Violin
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Film,
Photography, Video Production
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese, TOEFL
History:
Classics, Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have done a lot of work evaluating other people's writing. I have helped a number of people with their writing at Princeton and have also helped work on the writing in screenplays submitted to the film company Valhalla Entertainment while I was working in Hollywood.

In addition to my own thesis, I have worked on my own screenplays and short fiction. I have a very strong grasp of English grammar and vocabulary and have helped foreign students in both these areas.

Film

I have written seven feature length scripts, two of which are in consideration at a major agency in Hollywood. I studied film at Princeton University with Su Friedrich and Keith Sanborn, taken classes with filmmaker Atom Egoyan, worked for Valhalla Motion Pictures (The Walking Dead), and have done work for Anthology Film Archives in New York City. I have made a feature length film, multiple short films, and am currently at work finishing a second feature length film. I was accepted as one of four filmmakers for the Princeton University Visual Arts Program in 2013.

General Music

I have studied violin since the age of 5, taking private lessons for 13 years and participating in the Preparatory School for the New England Conservatory. I have taken private lessons in ear training and have studied music theory for four years. I have privately tutored people in Classical Music appreciation, and have written articles on the work of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Mahler.

SAT Math

I received a 750 on the SAT math section when I took the SATs myself. I have since taught multiple students the SAT math section, studied popular SAT teaching techniques, and debated the best approach to the SAT section with SAT teachers and other students who excelled at the SAT in order to form a coherent and effective approach to improving scores in this section.

SAT Reading

I received a 750 on both the reading and math sections of the SATs. I have a long history in SAT teaching, including observing a teacher teach a class on the SATs while in high school, tutoring students on reading comprehension and SAT level math, and debating test-taking strategies for the SATs, GREs and other placement exams with other people who teach SAT subjects and students who were exceptional at taking the SATs themselves.

Video Production

I have started my own video production company. I work with video material ranging from iPhones to high end Sony Professional video cameras. I am advanced in the use of Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Da Vinci Resolve, and multiple other editing programs, and have studied video production at Princeton University.

Princeton University
Philosophy

Education

Princeton University (Philosophy)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jun will travel within 10 miles of Astoria, NY 11103.