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Hello, my name is Jacob Prall. I've instructed students of all ages across many disciplines, and even across continents. As a student, I loved to learn - but I sympathized with my friends and peers who struggled. During my educational career, I spent time tutoring the subjects that brought me joy, and sharing that enthusiasm with students who were otherwise struggling was as fun as it was gratifying.

I've always been a passionate learner with many interests. My bachelor's degree program included coursework in economics, political science, philosophy, history, sociology, theater arts, english, poetry and more. Needless to say, I graduated with a hodgepodge of degrees and certifications! All the while, I instructed students K-12 in acting, voice, and math. When I studied French in France, I had the opportunity to begin tutoring English.

After graduation, I received my TEFL certification, and taught English in South Korea. This experience solidified my teaching philosophy. My Korean students provided a great deal of insight into what makes for an excellent teacher and an excellent student. I taught everyone from first time English learners to TOEFL prep students, and each level and age group strengthened my abilities as a teacher and communicator.

I am currently a substitute in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. I am now able to bring my expertise in classroom management and education, as well as my subject mastery, to students everyday.

I look forward to working with you and your student as they take on what is an increasingly competitive and stressful educational environment. I believe that relevancy, context and finding personal connections with material is the best way to ensure information sticks around for good. It also leads to a student enjoying themselves in the process!

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Jacob’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Iowa - Bachelor in Arts, Public Policy Analysis

Graduate Degree: University of Iowa - Certificate, Writing, General


Guitar, singing, gaming, finance, fashion, poetry, writing, dogs

Tutoring Subjects

A Level Prep

A Level Accounting

A Level French


American Literature

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP World History



College Economics

College English

College Level American Literature


Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing


High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Political Science

High School World History

High School Writing


IB Extended Essay


Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Personal Finance


Political Science


Professional Certifications

Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Test Prep


World History


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