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Jacob M.

Pittsburgh, PA

$42/hour

PhD student passionate about teaching math and science

Background check passed as of 5/19/16
5.0 average from 291 ratings
Very Understanding
— Jacob, Pittsburgh, PA on 1/13/17

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University of Pittsburgh
Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Mathematics)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

About Jacob

I am a 24-year-old PhD student in Mathematics. I've discovered that my passion lies in teaching others the beauty of mathematics. I am extremely patient, ready to work with any skill level, and I guarantee strong results, whether you're interested in raising SAT scores or getting a better grade in a math class at any level. I am also strong in Physics and Chemistry if that is your interest.

I have taught for seven, going on eight, semesters at the University of Pittsburgh as a lecturer and recitation instructor. Although I've primarily taught Calculus, I'm prepared to tutor at any level. I am personable, friendly, and have always received positive feedback from those I've tutored.

I tutor Math at any level - and I mean, any level, from elementary to graduate level - and I also can do up to undergraduate Physics and Chemistry. Other subjects I've successfully tutored include Actuarial Mathematics, GRE English, and NCLEX Dosage Calculation exams.

I have a number of students through WyzAnt now, and to see them all, it's no longer realistic for me to do drive to peoples' houses. I tutor in two locations:

(1) University of Pittsburgh

(2) the Dormont Public Library

At Pitt, I'm fairly flexible because that's where I am working on my PhD and I have some unstructured time there, which is conducive to tutoring. On the other hand, since there was significant interest in the South Hills, I commute to Dormont Public Library on Tuesday Evening, Thursday Evening, and Saturday Morning - Afternoon to do additional tutoring. That is the only place outside of Pitt that I tutor.

Looking forward to working with you or your child. Call or email me to learn more and schedule lessons!
I am a 24-year-old PhD student in Mathematics. I've discovered that my passion lies in teaching others the beauty of mathematics. I am extremely patient, ready to work with any skill level, and I guarantee strong results, whether you're interested in raising Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Background Check: Passed

"Very Understanding"

- Jacob, Pittsburgh, PA on 1/13/17

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Joseph, Ridgewood, NJ on 12/13/16

"Great Tutor"

- Andrea, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/24/16

"Algebra 2"

- Kelli, Pittsburgh, PA on 9/4/16

"Professional, Patient, Encouraging"

- Yoanna, Presto, PA on 7/26/16

"Great instructor, very thorough."

- Mike, Wexford, PA on 5/26/16

"Excellent! Amazing! Highly Recommend!"

- Jessica, Pittsburgh, PA on 4/28/16

"Great help"

- Brandon, Bethel Park, PA on 2/26/16

"Very helpful"

- Anne, Pittsburgh, PA on 1/29/16

"Would recommend"

- David, Pittsburgh, PA on 12/1/15

"A helpful experience"

- Phyllis, Canonsburg, PA on 10/22/15

"Learned more than in classroom."

- Barb, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/19/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Sujatha, Pittsburgh, PA on 9/26/15

"Jacob is totally a math/Calculus subject expert"

- S, San Jose, CA on 9/14/15

"Really student oriented"

- LILA, Pittsburgh, PA on 8/17/15
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I am a PhD student with five semesters teaching experience; perfect score on Math SAT

Algebra 1

Perfect SAT Math score; Math PhD student with five semesters teaching and tutoring experience.

Algebra 2

I received a perfect score on SAT math section. I am a PhD student in mathematics with private tutoring and lecture experience.

Calculus

I am a Pitt PhD student and I taught 5 semesters of Calculus II and Calculus III at Pitt.

Physics

I earned 5's on AP Physics for Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. I went on to tutor physics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Prealgebra

PhD student with five semesters teaching experience in Math. Perfect SAT Math score.

Precalculus

I am a PhD student in Mathematics with 5 semesters of teaching experience and 5 years of intermittent tutoring experience in Calculus and Physics.

SAT Math

I am a math PhD student with five semesters' experience. I received a perfect score on the Math SAT section.

University of Pittsburgh
Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Mathematics)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Very Understanding — Today, I asked for help with Physics 2 to make sure I understood the material. I told him that my professor asks students to solve equations symbolically before substituting values and he immediately began emphasizing the methodology of doing so with what he taught. He also went through my textbook and chose some more in-depth questions to walk me through. ...

— Jacob, Pittsburgh, PA on 1/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15260.