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Jacob H.

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$50/hour

Effective High School Tutor Specializing in Math and Writing

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Fordham University

Education

Fordham University

About Jacob

Dear Future Students,

Hi there! My name's Jacob. I'm a current student at Fordham University on the Lincoln Center campus. I grew up in Miami, Florida, where I went to a public high school in Downtown Miami called New World School of the Arts. I was taught there by teachers whose classes were both engaging and compelling, not merely for the information they were teaching, but because of the way in which they were teaching it. Mr. Losa, Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Hayes, Mr. Hoover, and Mr. Remis are to this day some of my favorite teachers because they had fantastic relationships with each and every single one of their students. They made us laugh. They made us think. They made us lean forward in our chairs with excitement. These are the qualities which I strive to bring to each and every single one of my tutoring sessions.

Every summer for the past three years, I've gone to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, a summer camp for everything from theatre to sports to circus to orchestra. While there, I was a Super Counselor in Training, living in a bunk with about ten preteens and ensuring that their camp experience was a good one. Part of that entailed me tutoring them (and others) in a variety of school subjects. Furthermore, growing up with two younger siblings (one a junior in high school, the other in seventh grade) ensured that most of my afternoons were spent ensuring that they always got the help they needed on homework and lessons.

SAT Math Score: 800 (perfect)
My two favorite subjects have always been writing and math, for precisely the opposite reasons. While writing has always appealed to me for the freedom inherent to the subject (I can organize these words whichever way I want!!!), math has rigid rules. However, if one learns these rules really well, they start to find the nooks and crannies within them. The joy of math comes not from learning the Pythagorean Theorem, but rather in the discovery of the shortcuts it allows. These are the same shortcuts that both the SAT and the ACT build the majority of their questions off of. Once you're familiar with the shortcuts, math becomes not only bearable, but fascinating!

ACT English Score: 36 (perfect)
ACT Reading Score: 35
While at high school, I developed a passion for writing of all kinds: poetry, prose, plays, and papers. When college application season rolled around, many of my fellow students turned to me for constructive criticism on their CommonApp. By working closely with my classmates on their essays, I discovered a passion for editing and helping other writers improve their writing. I've always been a lover of language, and am constantly looking for ways in which to expand my vernacular and add on to my list of favorite words (phantasmagorical and spelunking currently sit at the top). One of my favorite books is "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk and EB White; it is the manifesto by which I go about my writing.

I've always considered music to be a language of its very own. It's my philosophy that in order to truly excel at playing an instrument, a strong foundation in music theory is particularly helpful. I've been playing piano for over 10 years now, with a background in classical training. By teaching both the theoretical as well as the practical side of music, my piano tutoring ensures a well-rounded pianist with a varied songbook.

Simply put, I LOVE chess. I was taught by my grandfather at the age of 6, and I haven't stopped playing since. While I initially had a tutor, I later ended up tutoring myself on more advanced strategies out of different books, and have taught my younger siblings and some of my best friends how to play. Whether you're just getting started or looking to up your game to grandmaster levels, I'll see you all the way to checkmate.

My ultimate goal as a tutor is threefold: to make my students laugh, to make my students think, and to make my students sit on the edge of their seat with excitement. If I can spark within them a fascination with academics and a desire to be smarter, to learn more, to seek out higher education, then I've done my job. I'll be available day or night, am easy to reach, and quick to respond. Hope to hear from you soon!!!

Cheers,
Jacob
Dear Future Students,

Hi there! My name's Jacob. I'm a current student at Fordham University on the Lincoln Center campus. I grew up in Miami, Florida, where I went to a public high school in Downtown Miami called New World School of the Arts. I was taught there by teachers whose classes were both engaging and compelling, not merely for
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Music:
Piano
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Literature, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Writing
Language:
Spanish, Speech, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

ACT Math

My ACT Math Score was 30. I've studied subjects of Algebra I, Algebra II, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Calculus. I've tutored high school students and middle school students in mathematics. I've both been tutored and have tutored students for the ACT.

Chess

Simply put, I LOVE chess. I was taught by my grandfather at the age of 6, and I haven't stopped playing since. I tutored myself on more advanced strategies out of different books, and taught my younger siblings and some of my best friends how to play. Whether you're just getting started or looking to up your game, I'll see you all the way to checkmate.

English

I've been writing almost as long as I've been reading. Literary analysis and prose study are the bread and butter to my main course of short story and playwriting. Having recently started teaching and tutoring students in English, I've realized that passing on my love of literature is just as fulfilling (and in many ways, more so), than possessing that love itself.

Piano

I've been playing piano and learning music theory since I was 7 years old, and took lessons from that age up until the age of 14. I continue to play to this day, learning classical music and jazz standards. In addition, my musical theatre background ensures that I am constantly utilizing my piano and music theory skills. I love the instrument.

SAT Math

SAT Math Score: 800 (perfect)
My two favorite subjects have always been writing and math, for precisely the opposite reasons. While writing has always appealed to me for the freedom inherent to the subject (I can organize these words whichever way I want!!!), math has rigid rules. However, if one learns these rules really well, they start to find the nooks and crannies within them. The joy of math comes not from learning the Pythagorean Theorem, but rather in the discovery of the shortcuts it allows. These are the same shortcuts that both the SAT and the ACT build the majority of their questions off of. Once you're familiar with the shortcuts, math becomes not only bearable, but fascinating!

Theater

I attended New World School of the Arts as a Musical Theatre major for two years and an Acting major for two years after that. I've acted in over 30 different productions, while running crew for just as many. I've written several plays, some of which have been put up, and have directed five different shows, two of which were full length: The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, and Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph. I've studied theatre history, vocal technique, stage combat, and acting technique.

My expertise comes in directing, and furthermore as an acting coach. As a coach, I can direct students auditioning for colleges of arts high schools such as La Guardia.

Writing

ACT English Score: 36 (perfect)
ACT Reading Score: 35
While at New World, I developed a passion for writing of all kinds: poetry, prose, plays, and papers. When college application season rolled around, many of my fellow students turned to me for constructive criticism on their CommonApp. By working closely with my classmates on their essays, I discovered a passion for editing and helping other writers improve their writing. I've always been a lover of language, and am constantly looking for ways in which to expand my vernacular and add on to my list of favorite words (phantasmagorical and spelunking currently sit at the top). One of my favorite books is "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk and EB White; it is the manifesto by which I go about my writing.

Fordham University

Education

Fordham University

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023.