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Jake B.

Sandy, UT

$35/hour

Patient, Experienced, Math, Science, English Test Prep Tutor

5.0 average from 6 ratings
Very Knowledgeable and Flexible
— Mike, Salt Lake City, UT on 11/23/16

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University of Utah
B.S. Economics
Applied Behavior Analysis
Master's
Florida Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

University of Utah (B.S. Economics)

Applied Behavior Analysis (Master's)

Florida Institute of Technology (Master's)

About Jake

I have been a private tutor for over 8 years. During this time I have tutored over 200 different college courses particularly Math at every level. Additionally, I have tutored numerous individuals in preparation for the Accuplacer, College Math Placement Test, the ACT Exam, the ASVAB, the GRE, the Series 6, 63, & Series 7, along with many others.

I also work with many clients on executive functioning and organizational skills so they are able to more effectively and efficiently complete their schooling.

Additionally, I have a great deal of experience with clients who have learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD and Dyslexia. Finally, I have worked with individuals diagnosed with Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder in one aspect or another for nearly 20 years

I feel one of my biggest strengths is my ability to adapt my tutoring style in a way that best meets the needs of each of my individual clients. I am not simply someone who can just work out a problem, but rather a tutor who is able to teach each individual in a way that they can understand the subject matter at hand.

I have extensive experience as a private tutor, and feel that my ability to understand each individual client's needs and learning style combined with a high level of knowledge of all the topics I tutor is what most sets me apart.
I have been a private tutor for over 8 years. During this time I have tutored over 200 different college courses particularly Math at every level. Additionally, I have tutored numerous individuals in preparation for the Accuplacer, College Math Placement Test, the ACT Exam, the ASVAB, the GRE, the Series 6, 63, & Series 7, along with many others. Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sandy, UT 84093

"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 Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Finance, GRE, Law

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.

ADD/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.

Aspergers

About 20% of the students I have tutored over the past 8 years have been diagnosed somewhere on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally I worked with individuals with individuals with Aspergers and Autism for over 13 years much of the time as a behavioral specialist and have my graduate degree in applied behavioral analysis. I have worked with Individuals with Aspergers for 21 years and I have my graduated degree in applied behavior analysis.

Autism

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
Applied Behavior Analysis
Master's
Florida Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

University of Utah (B.S. Economics)

Applied Behavior Analysis (Master's)

Florida Institute of Technology (Master's)

Very Knowledgeable and Flexible

Jake was great at working with my schedule. He is very knowledgeable in finance and I would recommend him to anyone else.

— Mike, Salt Lake City, UT on 11/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jake will travel within 20 miles of Sandy, UT 84093.