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Jacob

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A native Texan, I grew up in Houston and attended St. Thomas High School before moving to Austin to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. I graduated from UT just this May with special departmental honors in math for my 20+ hours of graduate level coursework and senior research thesis. Currently, I am a first year pure math PhD student at Boston College.

While at UT I worked for three years as an undergraduate teaching assistant and grader for multiple classes, including calculus (I, II, and III) and discrete math. There are few things more enjoyable than being of service to students trying to learn difficult material and seeing the gears in their heads start to turn as their confidence builds. I truly love studying math, and I work hard to communicate the beauty in math to all of my students.

Having studied math at an advanced level for a few years now, I have a privileged insight into the rich structure of mathematics. I have worked in fields that are as difficult compared to calculus as calculus is compared to basic multiplication tables. As a result, I have developed a mastery of material from high school and early college level math, and I have spent the last three years practicing the way I communicate math so that assignments stop seeming like lifeless and disconnected assortments of problems. Math is easier to learn when you see it as something to get excited about.

Whether you're struggling with a course, looking to get ahead, or want to review for standardized exams, give me a shout and I'll be happy to help you start working toward your goals!

Jacob’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: Boston College - Current Grad Student, Mathematics

Test Scores

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 720

SAT Writing: 760

GRE: 333

GRE Quantitative: 170

GRE Verbal: 163

Hobbies

I am actively involved in learning and conducting research in math (specifically knot theory and topology-think geometry but with rubber sheets), but when I'm not doing math I enjoy theatre and film (both producing and consuming), running, weightlifting, cooking, eating, and competitive Overwatch.