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I have always loved teaching, and I started working as a tutor in Math and Science in high school. I now teach a wide variety of subjects from Physics to Essay Writing to Math at every level, as well as standardized testing for SAT and GRE. I love tutoring because it combines two of my favorite activities: tackling complex ideas and engaging with people. It is so special to watch a student grasp a new concept that seemed entirely opaque only a few minutes earlier.

I majored in theater and astrophysics at Columbia University and I am now a playwriting MFA at NYU, one of the best programs in the country (the story of how I transitioned from physics to theater is pretty funny and I???m happy to share it). While my intensive study of advanced Math and Physics helps me tutor those subjects, I find my theater skills are just as valuable to effective teaching. As a playwright, I have learned to explain ideas efficiently, inspire excitement, and connect with an audience. Using these techniques, I hope to make my students not only better at individual subjects, but also help them fall in love with the beauty of new ideas.

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Jacob’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelors, Drama and Astrophysics

Graduate Degree: New York University - Masters, Playwriting

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1570

SAT Math: 750

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 780

GRE Quantitative: 170

GRE Verbal: 167

Tutoring Subjects


American Literature

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2



College Application Essays

College Level American Literature

College Physics



Finite Mathematics

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing






SAT Subject Test in Physics


Special Relativity

Statics and Dynamics


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