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Jakob D.

West Henrietta, NY

$25/hour

English/ Writing Tutor

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$25/Hour


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SUNY Geneseo
English

Education

SUNY Geneseo (English)

About Jakob

I am a fairly reserved, introverted person. I very much so see this as a positive attribute and strength. It allows me to be observant, a keen listener, critical thinker, and also a very patient individual.
I currently work at Home Depot as a Millwork Specialist selling windows and doors. In addition to that, I sometimes pick up odd jobs doing things like landscaping, painting, and other basic home remodeling/ renovations. I typically spend my free time reading, writing, or watching movies. I also enjoy fishing, hiking, and camping in and around the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier, and the Adirondacks.
Throughout my academic career, I have had several teachers and professors that have left significant impressions on me both as a student and as a person. Many, but not all of these have been English teachers which in turn has cultivated my personal interest in studying literature and writing. The one thing that all these teachers have had in common is a passion for what they teach. This passion has inspired and motivated my own academic and creative success in countless ways and I am extremely grateful to these people for imparting this same passion onto me. As a tutor, I hope to do the same in whatever capacity I can.

-B.A. in English and Literature from SUNY Geneseo, December 2014
-A.S. in Liberal Arts from Monroe Community College, May 2009
-Advanced Regents Diploma from Rush Henrietta Senior High School, June 2007

I attended Monroe Community College for two years after high school. I was undeclared for the better part of that two years; I considered pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, Education, History, Fine Arts, Philosophy, and Anthropology before finally settling on English. I entered Geneseo as an English major and spent the next four plus years focusing mostly on American Literature, Modernism, Romanticism, and Film Studies while also exploring various electives in Philosophy and History.

Relevant Coursework: Advanced Composition, The Practice of Criticism, Creative Writing, British Literature, Shakespeare, American Literature, Children's Literature, Short Stories, Western Humanities, Mythology, Ancient and Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Ancient and Modern Art History, Cultural and Physical Anthropology, American History, World History

Overall College GPA: 3.0
SAT score: 1200
AP US History: 5
AP Macroeconomics: 5
AP Microeconomics: 4

Projects:
- John L. Wehle Gallery Enterprise, Genesee Country Village and Museum, Fall 2014: Worked directly with the gallery director to prepare for and develop an art exhibit. This included contacting various local historical societies and museums in order to learn about and locate artwork and artifacts as well as conducting additional historical research related to the scope of the exhibit.

Awards/Distinctions:
-Deans List at MCC, Fall 2008
-1st Place McMurray Award for Philosophical Essay in English/Philosophy Department's 38th Annual Writing Contest at MCC
-2nd Place Rice Award for Best Essay in English/Philosophy Department's 38th Annual Writing Contest at MCC
-Monroe Community College Scholars' Day Panel Presentation

I work full time but still have fairly open availability. I mostly work during the week during regular business hours which makes me available most evenings. I usually work on Saturdays but I do typically get one day during the week off as well as most Sundays. Feel free to contact me anytime and I'll work with you as best I can to find a time to meet that would work best for both of us.
I am a fairly reserved, introverted person. I very much so see this as a positive attribute and strength. It allows me to be observant, a keen listener, critical thinker, and also a very patient individual.
I currently work at Home Depot as a Millwork Specialist selling windows and doors. In addition to that, I sometimes pick up odd jobs
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of West Henrietta, NY 14586
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Approved subjects

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English

B.A. in English and Literature from SUNY Geneseo. Experience with formal and academic writing, research, and critical reading comprehension.

Literature

I have a bachelor's degree in English and Literature and have reasonable experience with multiple types of academic writing and research.

Writing

Undergraduate academic writing, research papers using MLA and APA style citations

SUNY Geneseo
English

Education

SUNY Geneseo (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Jakob will travel within 30 miles of West Henrietta, NY 14586.