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I am an experienced and well-qualified essay coach, and a tutor in language arts and German. I also tutor students who are preparing for the SAT. I earned my B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an M.A. in German from UC Berkeley, where I taught college German and received training in foreign language pedagogy. I love to learn, I am drawn to travel, and the experiences I have had enrich my work as a tutor. For me, tutoring is about more than making the grade or getting the right score; I always strive to foster insights and new skills that will help my students take charge of their own education.

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Jacob’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelor in Arts, Comparative Literature

Graduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Master of Arts, German

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 770


Travel, urban hiking, nature, writing, foreign languages and cultures, literature

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational German


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


German 1

German 2

German 3

German 4

High School English





SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in German with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep



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