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A-jay T.

Salt Lake City, UT

$20/hour

The heart is the strongest muscle

In-person lessons

$20/Hour


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About A-jay

My name is A-jay. I'm Polynesian and I'm from the aloha state called Hawaii. I grew up with 4 sisters that were bigger, faster, and stronger than me and would never let me win in any sport and we played every sport. Working hard was a must growing up and still is today. I spent most of my years in Hawaii, but moved to Utah the middle of my freshman year to the middle of my junior year. I moved back my senior year to Hawaii, and actually went to the rival school of my freshman year high school. But I learned something important from one of my high school coaches and it was, "Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect!"

I love helping others improve their game no matter what sport it is. I enjoy doing that just as much as helping someone learn the sport for the first time. I was a youth basketball assistant coach to my uncle right before my mission. (ages 11-13) The best experience I have is when I taught a friend how to surf. She was older than me and I was surprised that she had never tried it. It took her almost 2 hours before she caught her first and only wave. She thought she wasted my time, but I had a blast! She almost caught 10 waves but didn't believe me. Positive reinforcement is something I provide extremely well in my tutoring. If it involves any sport, its a good day!

(Football)
I learned how to play all sports as a kid which helped me become an all around athlete. I chose to play football, basketball and track during high school. During my time at Timpview High School, I trained for football year round, while other sports were to be done on the side. When I moved back to Hawaii for the remainder of my junior year and all of senior year, I focused more on basketball and track. Leading a 4 year win-less team (Football) to a multiple win season was extremely tough. I became most valuable player on the football team and track team. After only being recruited by a small hand full of teams, (Utah state, Pacific, Dixie St.) I worked to save money for my lds mission.

During my time at Timpview, I've played with/ against numerous division 1 athletes, junior college athletes and even some NFL players. I practiced against the best, and that helped me improve a lot! By being on the practice squad, I man handled our first team defense on a daily basis. They had there victories against me too, but not very many.

(Basketball)
Basketball was definitely more of a hobby for me. I played in middle school and one year in high school. In 8th grade, we somehow won the tournament with a 7 man roster. We were bottom seed and had to play 4 games that day. Our jerseys were soaked. Thankfully we had 2 jerseys. My senior year, I came off the bench as 6th man. Now at 6'4 in Hawaii, you're automatically a center. Some schools had guards my height, but nobody on the island was past 6'6. I was athletic enough to even guard point guards in our league, and I averaged almost 3 steals a game. My main role was to play defense, and get rebounds. We barely missed the playoffs. I play almost everyday and always say, "If I played like this in high school, things would've been different." Oh well!

(Track)
My junior year was my first year doing track. We had 1 senior on the team and he was basically worthless. I was just starting and had a tough time getting out of the blocks. I did sprints only, and long jump and high jump on non-important meets. My best race was the 100 meter. My first year I started off at 11.6 seconds. By the end of my first year I was hitting an 11.3 seconds.We always came in second at all the meets. My senior year, I clocked in at 10.9 seconds. My personal best! I was named team captain, and voted most valuable on the team.


Long story short is I know how to win. I know how it feels to not be the best at the sport you love. But I also know the feeling you get when you work as hard as you can in the off-season and become great! The road is not easy, but it'll pay off if you put the work in and grind- that I can promise.
Feel free to contact me for a workout if you're wanting to improve your game, or even if you're just a beginner.
My name is A-jay. I'm Polynesian and I'm from the aloha state called Hawaii. I grew up with 4 sisters that were bigger, faster, and stronger than me and would never let me win in any sport and we played every sport. Working hard was a must growing up and still is today. I spent most of my years in Hawaii, but moved to Utah the middle of my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84117
In-person lessons
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Football,
Track & Field

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.

Basketball

I have equipment (cones, ladders, basketballs) to run drills. I also have connections and workouts from division 1 college athletes to enhance my tutoring skills. I practice everyday on my shooting and dribbling skills. I have experience playing at the Varsity level.

Football

I won 2 state championships at the high school level. I led a 4 year WIN-LESS team to a multiple win year. I have workouts, drills and connections from division 1 coaches (Robert Anae, Mark Atuaia) and nfl player (Xavier Suafilo).

Track & Field

I qualified for states in the 100 meter while I was in high school. I was a student/coach while I was injured and helped other athletes improve their times/ jumps. I was made team captain of my Varsity high school team.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

A-jay will travel within 20 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84117.