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Jeff

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Ever since my freshman year in college, I've developed a deep interest in how people learn and share knowledge with each other. Over the course of college, I pursued this interest by working with communities to research and address gaps in knowledge. From taking service-learning, education courses, I began tutoring students to continually pursue my goal in building more knowledgeable communities.

My community-based work informs how I approach tutoring, infused with collaborative principles of working together to solve problems. While this mindset may seem to make the most sense for math, I also like to apply this framework with writing and other subjects. As a tutor at Larkin Street Youth Services, an organization devoted to serving homeless youth, I faciliated and led a storytelling group. The youth worked through some of the issues they faced by writing, through which they also built community in sharing their stories. I hope to continue doing this type of work and helping students have that feeling of success from meeting their goals.

Jeff’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelor in Arts, Environmental Studies

Graduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science and Government

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2270

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 750

SAT Writing: 780

Hobbies

Journaling, reading, hiking, environmental justice, community organizing

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP Environmental Science

College Application Essays

Ecology

English

Environmental Science

Essay Editing

Geometry

High School Political Science

High School Writing

Math

Political Science

Science