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I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in creative writing. I'm currently a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating I've worked extensively with an organization called the Creative Mind Group, a non-profit that pairs college-aged students with prestigious internships at film festivals around the globe. I've worked with students internationally in Berlin, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

I've had a rich and interesting tutoring experience, having taught jazz piano, chess, video editing, and even taught basic English skills to Japanese speakers over Skype. For the past year I've volunteered with NY Cares, an organization that brings high-quality after-school programs to low income communities.

I've always excelled both academically and in standardized tests. I know that intelligent and targeted private instruction has helped me all throughout my academic career. I'd love to fulfill that role for a student who's looking for that bit of extra help. I am most passionate about teaching reading and writing skills.

I believe that learning should be fun but not without rigor. If I can figure out a hook to engage a student in the material, then I think I've done a good job.

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Jacob’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelor in Arts, Creative Writing


Film, Basketball, Chess, Songwriting

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


SAT Reading


Test Prep


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