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Jake B.

Sandy, UT

$35/hour

9+ years experience Math, Test Prep, Spec. Needs, Finance, More

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Knowledgeable and strategic tutor
— Jason, Draper, UT on 2/26/17

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University of Utah
B.S. Economics
Florida Insitute of Technology MS Applied Behavioral Analysis
Master's

Education

University of Utah (B.S. Economics)

Florida Insitute of Technology MS Applied Behavioral Analysis (Master's)

About Jake

Education and Experience:

I have had my own private tutoring business for over 9 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Prior to becoming a full-time tutor I was a Financial Planner, and guest lectured on dozens of occasions in various Finance courses at the University of Utah, Westminster College, and the Salt Lake Community College. After suffering a severe injury I began working as a Behavioral Specialist, I had previously worked as a Behavioral Specialist with children with Autism, and returned to the same company I had previously worked for. There, I co-developed their first after school program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, along with individuals with various Intellectual Disabilities. I then began tutoring part-time while still working as a Behavioral Specialist, and after less than a year I began tutoring full-time and have tutored full-time for over 9 years.
What I tutor:

I have tutored almost every college and high school course imaginable. I also work with clients of all age and abilities. I work a great deal with clients with special needs. I also spend a great deal of my time helping clients prepare for numerous Tests such as the ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, Series 7, 6, 63, the ASVAB, and many others. I tutor all subjects except art, and foreign languages. The subjects I tutor most often are: Math (by far the most), Finance & Economics, the Sciences, and Writing. Additionally, I work with clients on organizational skills and executive functioning skills, as well as those with learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities.

Who I work with:
While my clients are all ages, a little over half of them begin working with me when they are first transitioning to college. I am extremely familiar with ever in-state and many out of state colleges and the best and least expensive ways to complete one's general education requirements as well as obtain their Degree. The remainder of my clients are essentially all ages and all abilities, including, high school students, special needs clients, along with a fair amount of elementary age students.

My Approach to Tutoring:
I personaly feel my total comittment to each and every client is unmatched. I believe there are two important aspects that make me an excellent tutor. First, I am very focused on adapting how I tutor each client in a way that fits their unique learning styles and needs. I feel I excel at this, and the importance of adapting to how each client's particular needs can not be overstated. Secondly, I do everything I can to tailor the entire tutoring process to meet the needs and wants of each client. There are countless ways to achieve the desired outcome each client is looking for from tutoring. I do everything I can to work with each client in the most effective and efficient way possible. This includes making sure I do so in a way that meets what each client desires as far as time, money and anything else is concerned.

Essentially, my passion and dedication to tutoring combined with tailoring for each individual client based on all aspects are what I consider to be the greatest reasons for both my success and that of my clients.
Education and Experience:

I have had my own private tutoring business for over 9 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Prior to becoming a full-time tutor I was a Financial Planner, and guest lectured on dozens of occasions in various Finance courses at the University of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I lower my rates by different amounts if I am tutoring more than one person, and for various other reasons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sandy, UT 84093

"Knowledgeable and strategic tutor"

- Jason, Draper, UT on 2/26/17

"Very Knowledgeable and Flexible"

- Mike, Salt Lake City, UT on 11/23/16
Jake replied on 11/25/2016

Thanks, I appreciate the positive feedback. It is great working with you.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Financial Accounting, GED, Geometry, GRE, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Elementary Science, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Series 7
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Finance, Financial Accounting, GRE, Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Series 7,
Writing

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.

ADHD

More than half of the students I have tutored over the past 8 years have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I have extensive experience working with clients on executive function and organizational skills as it pertains to their schooling and to other life skills. I also have a considerable amount of knowledge and experience working with getting students the neccessary disability resource accomadations they may need such as extra time taking tests with minimal distractions. My graduate degree is also in applied behavioral analysis,and I worked as a behavioral specialist with many clients who has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Currently, I am working with 6 different individuals that have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I worked with individuals with Autism for over 13 years. I was a behavioral specialist for most of this time. I have my graduate degree on applied behavioral analysis. I was responsible along with the director for setting up an after school program for individuals with Autism. I worked there for several years and it is still in existence today. I also worked with individuals with Autism and the professional parents whom they lived with. I set up behavior plans for them that often included plans involving their schooling and homework and would help implement these plans. Finally, about 20% of the individuals I currently tutor fall somewhere on the Autism spectrum.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring elementary students for over 8 years. I have tutored many clients in elementary math from the 1st grade through the 6th. I have tutored clients in the 2nd though 6th grade in elementary sciences. Additionally, I have tutored clients in grades 1st through 6th in either one or more of the following subjects at the same time: reading, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. I am certified to tutor elementary math, elementary science, grammar, reading, spelling, and vocabulary. Additionally, I have volunteered at my children's elementary school on numerous occasions where I assisted both kindergarten and 1st grade students in both math and reading. I have also tutored many elementary students to help improve their study skills, organizational skills, and executive function skills. I feel I am able to build an extremely great rapport with students of all ages, and pride myself in being an extremely patient tutor, who enjoys helping students improve their academic performance in any and all of the above mentioned subjects. Finally, my goal is to do so in a manner that will benefit them both now, as well as throughout the rest of their schooling, while at the same time improving their confidence in their own academic abilities.

Series 7

I am qualified to tutor for this exam because I have taken and passed it with a 97% which is extremely high considering one must get a 70% to pass and the average passing score is only 72%. (This % only includes those who scored above a 70%.) I also worked as a financial adviser for several years. Finally, I have tutored numerous people preparing for this exam.

Study Skills

During my 8+ years as a full-time tutor, about 3/4 of my clients have met with me either exclusively for working on study skills, or for help in a specific subject along with working on their study skills. I have found that for many of the clients I have met with, study skills, organizational skills, help with executive functioning skills, etc. are the most important areas I am able to help them with. I realize that I can always help someone learn enough to pass their class or courses during a given semester. However, I feel it is much more important that I give them the tools they need to help them stay organized and on top of their school work, as well as how to navigate through the remainder of their schooling.

Writing

I have tutored many clients in several different college Writing/English courses. Additionally, I have helped tutor clients at the high school level. I actually first tutored students in English back when I was in college. My professor from my previous English course offered to give me an A if instead of doing the writing assignments I just helped other students improve their writing skills.

University of Utah
B.S. Economics
Florida Insitute of Technology MS Applied Behavioral Analysis
Master's

Education

University of Utah (B.S. Economics)

Florida Insitute of Technology MS Applied Behavioral Analysis (Master's)

Knowledgeable and strategic tutor

Jake reviewed the math section of the ACT and helped my daughter with strategy of how to better prepare for the test. To help her review and master certain types of questions, they went over math questions that she will encounter during the test. He also gave her practice tests that she could study on her own. Jake is very helpful, productive and knowledgeable in helping prepare for the math s

— Jason, Draper, UT on 2/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I lower my rates by different amounts if I am tutoring more than one person, and for various other reasons.

Travel policy

Jake will travel within 15 miles of Sandy, UT 84093.