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Jacob J.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Ivy League Tutor in Language Arts, Literature, and German

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Columbia College, Columbia University
Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

Columbia College, Columbia University (Comparative Literature)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

About Jacob

I have worked as a tutor with inner-city junior high and high school students through Columbia University's Double Discovery center, and have taught introductory German to undergraduates and graduate students at UC Berkeley. Both involved extensive one-on-one work with students; I was available to answer their questions, engage them in conversation and advise them on how best to improve their study skills. I am also an English literature content writer for an online study guide company that specializes in student-oriented communication. Writing for this company has taught me how to remain relevant and grounded when trying to explain complex material.

With my background as a teacher, tutor, and student, I am well qualified to work with my students on literature and language arts, and to prepare them for the reading and writing portions of the SAT. I am equally qualified to tutor students interested in improving their German and students who are preparing for the German SAT subject test.

The competition involved in getting into a top college or program has reached unprecedented heights. Tutors not only need to improve their students' performance, they also have to have the know-how that comes with navigating the world of higher education. In addition to my experience and academic credentials, it's this know-how that I would bring to my students. I can impart knowledge and skills to my students while also showing them the value of what they're acquiring and the doors it will open for them. I am prepared to motivate my students to learn, and learn better.
I have worked as a tutor with inner-city junior high and high school students through Columbia University's Double Discovery center, and have taught introductory German to undergraduates and graduate students at UC Berkeley. Both involved extensive one-on-one work with students; I was Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
German
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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German

I am a certified Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in German at UC Berkeley and an experienced German-English translator. I have lived and studied in Berlin, Germany. I am fluent in German and also have extensive knowledge of German literature, culture and history.

Literature

I have a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and an M.A. in German literature from UC Berkeley. I really care about getting my students to value and appreciate literary texts.

Columbia College, Columbia University
Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

Columbia College, Columbia University (Comparative Literature)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219.