>Columbia University (Drama, Astrophysics)
New York University (Master's)
I have always loved teaching, and I have been working as a tutor in Math and Science for almost a decade. I now teach a wide variety of subjects from Physics to Essay Writing to Math at every level, as well as standardized testing for SAT and GRE. Tutoring attracts me because it combines two of my favorite activities: tackling complex ideas and engaging with people. It is so special to watch a student grasp a new concept that seemed entirely opaque only a few minutes earlier.
I majored in theater and astrophysics at Columbia University and I am now a playwriting MFA at NYU, one of the best programs in the country (the story of how I transitioned from physics to theater is pretty funny and I’m happy to share it). At Columbia, I achieved a 4.0 GPA and was named magna cum laude and phi beta kappa. While my intensive study of advanced Math and Physics helps me tutor those subjects, I find my theater skills are just as valuable to effective teaching. As a playwright, I have learned to explain ideas efficiently, inspire excitement, and connect with an audience. Using these techniques, I hope to make my students not only better at individual subjects, but also help them fall in love with the beauty of new ideas.
My personal tutoring approach is based on blending best practices for each subject with the needs and style of the student. During my time as a tutor I have developed an algorithm that simplifies math and science problems, helping students solve even the most impossible seeming problems. I have also learned a wide variety of tricks for constructing essays, growing your vocabulary, and approaching standardized testing. At the same time, it is important to recognize that each student is an individual with specific strengths and needs. By tailoring my lesson plans to fit the individual, I ensure that each student gets a fun, informative, and inspiring lesson that fits them like a glove.
Please contact me to learn more about my unique approach that makes learning less daunting and more exciting! I have always loved teaching, and I have been working as a tutor in Math and Science for almost a decade. I now teach a wide variety of subjects from Physics to Essay Writing to Math at every level, as well as standardized testing for SAT and GRE. Tutoring attracts me because it combines two of my favorite activities: tackling complex ideas and
Jacob has done excellent work with my junior high school son. His test scores are have gone up including a 95 final exam score one semester. Jacob is also prompt in responding to messages and always on time. Excellent tutor.
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I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a degree in Astrophysics and a GPA of 4.0. I am an expert in physics on every level from basic kinematics to Quantum Mechanics (which I studied with well known professor Brian Greene). I have proven success tutoring at both high school and college levels using a variety of techniques that simplify the problem solving processes to make it less daunting and more exciting.