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Jacob S.

Individualized Lessons for Individual Students

Individualized Lessons for Individual Students

$75/hour

  • 97 hours tutoring

  • Providence, RI 02906

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Magda, 8 lessons with Jacob

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About Jacob


Bio

I have now successfully taught and tutored for 15 years, from kindergartners to graduate students, from domestic students to those from overseas. For standardized test preparation, I employ myriad strategies tailored to the individual learning styles of the particular student, in addition to those honed for the particular test. In regards to schoolwork, I endeavor to provide a confidence-building yet challenging environment whereby each student enjoyably learns to the best of her or his...

I have now successfully taught and tutored for 15 years, from kindergartners to graduate students, from domestic students to those from overseas. For standardized test preparation, I employ myriad strategies tailored to the individual learning styles of the particular student, in addition to those honed for the particular test. In regards to schoolwork, I endeavor to provide a confidence-building yet challenging environment whereby each student enjoyably learns to the best of her or his abilities.

I hold a BA in English, cum laude, from Colgate University and an MEd in teaching from Lesley University.

English is my specialty, though I have found that my skills and background have helped pupils in all content areas, including Science and Math, through at least middle school.

I teach and tutor because I enjoy working with children. There is nothing more rewarding than having a former student, a Yale graduate who now reports for the Huffington Post, contact me to thank him for being the teacher who truly taught him how to write back in middle school; or another, now an Army Ranger, track me down just to thank me for helping him in general.

Through those efforts, I have been fortunate to receive accolades from administrators, colleagues, parents, students, and Fulbright-Hays and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships to Morocco and South Africa, respectively.

References are available upon request and please feel free to send along any questions.

Best regards,

Jacob


Education

Colgate University
undergrad
Lesley University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: For groups of 2-3, it would be $45/hour per pupil.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 18 miles of Providence, RI 02906
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/14/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Jacob hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school English full for 15 years, which has included time in a 6th grade classroom, classified as Elementary (K-6th) by WyzAnt. Additionally, I have had success tutoring students as young as kindergarten. From my years as Assistant Director at an overnight summer camp for campers as young as 7, I certainly had had much enjoyable experience with elementary school personalities.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is one of my greatest strengths. I use a myriad of teaching strategies, such as learning vocabulary in context and analyzing via literary terms. Instilling confidence is a great key: I recently worked with a kindergartener who was below grade level, yet tested above grade level after just one hour-long session.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

English is my greatest strength, especially in regards to writing for all purposes, reading comprehension, and instilling sophisticated vocabulary. With over 15 years of experience in teaching English, I have worked successfully with over a thousand students and enjoy their indiviudality. I possess a full grasp of the academic material and, unlike what I see from some other tutors, the experience and ability to transfer that knowledge to students of diverse learning styles by accessing myriad teaching strategies.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is one of my greatest strengths. I use a myriad of teaching strategies, such as learning vocabulary in context and analyzing via literary terms. Instilling confidence is a great key: I recently worked with a kindergartener who was below grade level, yet tested above grade level after just one hour-long session.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

On the SAT, my goal is to incorporate some specific SAT test-taking techniques in addition to a greater understanding of the subject matter which can enhance reading and writing achievement in the classroom.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is perhaps my greatest strength. In one national Library of Congress writing contest, my students, at odds of 250:1, won honors in eight of nine years.
ACT English, Grammar, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school English full for 15 years, which has included time in a 6th grade classroom, classified as Elementary (K-6th) by WyzAnt. Additionally, I have had success tutoring students as young as kindergarten. From my years as Assistant Director at an overnight summer camp for campers as young as 7, I certainly had had much enjoyable experience with elementary school personalities.
English,

English

English is my greatest strength, especially in regards to writing for all purposes, reading comprehension, and instilling sophisticated vocabulary. With over 15 years of experience in teaching English, I have worked successfully with over a thousand students and enjoy their indiviudality. I possess a full grasp of the academic material and, unlike what I see from some other tutors, the experience and ability to transfer that knowledge to students of diverse learning styles by accessing myriad teaching strategies.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is one of my greatest strengths. I use a myriad of teaching strategies, such as learning vocabulary in context and analyzing via literary terms. Instilling confidence is a great key: I recently worked with a kindergartener who was below grade level, yet tested above grade level after just one hour-long session.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

On the SAT, my goal is to incorporate some specific SAT test-taking techniques in addition to a greater understanding of the subject matter which can enhance reading and writing achievement in the classroom.
Writing

Writing

Writing is perhaps my greatest strength. In one national Library of Congress writing contest, my students, at odds of 250:1, won honors in eight of nine years.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.
TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school English full for 15 years, which has included time in a 6th grade classroom, classified as Elementary (K-6th) by WyzAnt. Additionally, I have had success tutoring students as young as kindergarten. From my years as Assistant Director at an overnight summer camp for campers as young as 7, I certainly had had much enjoyable experience with elementary school personalities.
English,

English

English is my greatest strength, especially in regards to writing for all purposes, reading comprehension, and instilling sophisticated vocabulary. With over 15 years of experience in teaching English, I have worked successfully with over a thousand students and enjoy their indiviudality. I possess a full grasp of the academic material and, unlike what I see from some other tutors, the experience and ability to transfer that knowledge to students of diverse learning styles by accessing myriad teaching strategies.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is one of my greatest strengths. I use a myriad of teaching strategies, such as learning vocabulary in context and analyzing via literary terms. Instilling confidence is a great key: I recently worked with a kindergartener who was below grade level, yet tested above grade level after just one hour-long session.
Writing

Writing

Writing is perhaps my greatest strength. In one national Library of Congress writing contest, my students, at odds of 250:1, won honors in eight of nine years.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school English full for 15 years, which has included time in a 6th grade classroom, classified as Elementary (K-6th) by WyzAnt. Additionally, I have had success tutoring students as young as kindergarten. From my years as Assistant Director at an overnight summer camp for campers as young as 7, I certainly had had much enjoyable experience with elementary school personalities.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled a fair amount, having received NEH and Fulbright-Hays summer fellowships, and particularly enjoy working with students of foreign cultures and countries.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is one of my greatest strengths. I use a myriad of teaching strategies, such as learning vocabulary in context and analyzing via literary terms. Instilling confidence is a great key: I recently worked with a kindergartener who was below grade level, yet tested above grade level after just one hour-long session.
Writing

Writing

Writing is perhaps my greatest strength. In one national Library of Congress writing contest, my students, at odds of 250:1, won honors in eight of nine years.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

On the SAT, my goal is to incorporate some specific SAT test-taking techniques in addition to a greater understanding of the subject matter which can enhance reading and writing achievement in the classroom.
ACT English, PSAT, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (32 ratings)
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Reviews


Game Changer

My 14 year old son is a diagnosed Dyslexic with Central Auditory Processing Disorder. The school was not meeting all of his needs and we were watching our son, a normally happy, eager, confident child, struggle academically and emotionally. We really needed a tutor who could figure out the best way to help our son learn--some form of a multi-sensory, individualized approach. After the very first lesson, we saw a glimpse of our old kid. I'm happy to say that after a few months of lessons, Jacob's strategies have been a game changer. Our son's grades have vastly improved. His standardized assessment scores have gone up. He has regained his love of reading and most importantly, his confidence has returned. Jacob uses my son's hobbies and interests to teach him organization, reading and essay writing skills and study strategies. Our son is a work in progress but for the first time in a long time, he is happy, enjoying school again and is much more independent. We see him building on skills for the future. Thanks Jacob!

Beth, 11 lessons with Jacob

Very Professional

I hired Jacob to help me with my application essays for various Ph. D programs. Jacob made the process enjoyable and effortless. Jacob is so authentic and empathetic I felt completely comfortable with him. When I was stuck on a prompt, he would simply ask me questions in a way that opened my mind. What truly helped me was the fact that Jacob was truly interested in what I had to say and, in fact, showed enthusiasm for my perspective and knowledge. This gave me the confidence I needed to express myself openly. Throughout all of our sessions, Jacob offered constant feedback so that I understood why it was important we make particular changes. I learned so much from Jacob that I feel as though I took an English composition course. Jacob clearly loves tutoring. Nobody can be that good at teaching without this being the case. His experience working individually with pupils is apparent. He used many different teaching styles. He was capable of speaking to me in several different ways depending upon what was needed and he always let me know how I seemed to be feeling. If I was acting insecure, he made sure to tell me and then managed to talk me out of it fairly easily. I really felt as though he understood me and I know that he cared about my work. As far as writing is concerned, Jacob is a magician. He would change one word or move some paragraphs around and the entire essay went from appearing mediocre to eloquent and professional. He is incredible fast at revision. I was always pleasantly surprised by the vast amount of proofing we completed in a single hour. One hour with Jacob is like three with hours working with someone else. Jacob is extremely responsible. He always responded to my calls and emails within 24 hours. He knew what my deadlines were for each project. He kept a journal of our progress and emailed me progress reports. I now feel confident regarding by candidacy for a doctorate program.

Kathy, 25 lessons with Jacob

Great tutor!

Jacob's effective strategies help my son to strengthen his SAT skill in just short period of time! Very pleased to work with!

Fean, 12 lessons with Jacob

1st meeting

Jacob is a very relaxed and pleasant person. He quickly picked up areas my son needs help with and gave some concrete and organizational strategies for him to use.

Katie, 5 lessons with Jacob

$75/hour

Jacob S.

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