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I have an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago; an MA in Philosophy from Boston University; and a BA in Classics and Philosophy from Calvin College. My professional experience ranges widely over the field of education. I've been a Philosophy Professor at a number of community colleges, a Teaching Assistant at a major research university, a Math Tutor with Chicago Public Schools, and more. My primary areas of interest are Classics, English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, but I enjoy tutoring other subjects as well. I especially love helping students find (or fashion) their own voice as writers. To that end, I'm available for support at any stage of the writing process: selecting a topic, brainstorming ideas, developing an outline, composing a first draft, revising for grammar and style, and so on. I also have extensive experience with Standardized Tests; I've prepared for, succeeded on, and tutored students in the ACT, SAT, GRE, and LSAT. As a result, I command a wide knowledge base and a diverse set of tools, insights, and strategies for success on test day. My aim as a tutor is not only to share these resources with students, but to help students develop their own.

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Jacob’s Qualifications

Hobbies

Rock climbing, reading American fiction, following Chicago sports, playing with my dog Lily, and slowly working my way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Tutoring Subjects

6th Grade AP Language Composition

ACT English

ACT Reading

Admissions

AP English Language and Composition

British Literature

Business

Business Ethics

Classics

CLEP Prep

CLEP American Literature

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP College Composition

CLEP English Literature

CLEP Humanities

CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

College Application Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Composition

Dissertation Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Ethics

Fiction Writing

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

Greek

Hebrew

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

IB Classical Languages

IB Philosophy

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB World Religions

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Literature

Medical Ethics

Medicine

Music

Other

PCAT Verbal Ability

Philosophical Ethics

Religion

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Test Prep

Thesis Writing

World Literature

World Religions

Writing

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