Jonathan Plesser Academic Support
I graduated from Brandeis in 2012 with degrees in Hebrew literature, philosophy, and, most helpfully, mathematics! In the time since I graduated, I spent five years working with Inspirica Tutors, one of Boston's elite tutoring agencies. While with Insprica, I tutored a range of subjects ranging from test prep (SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, subject tests, etc.) to general academic support (literature, history, algebra, calculus, etc.). Now, I've returned home to Durham, NC to apply to graduate programs in education, and would love to help you out while I'm here!
I am passionate about finding a way to shape the material to a student's unique learning style and I genuinely love--and understand--math. I look forward to working with you!
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Frequently asked questions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Brandeis, which has one of the most prestigious math departments in the country. Just as importantly, I have been tutoring since I was in middle school, and spent five years tutoring full-time with an elite agency. I've worked with literally hundreds of students face to face, and I have seen it all.
How did you get started teaching?
I got started tutoring when my friends needed a bit of support in middle school. My first formal tutoring gig was through the National Honors Society in high school. I also student-taught a calculus course during my senior year of high school as part of an independent study course.
After college I took a job with Inspirica Tutors in Boston, and worked full-time as a tutor for five years. This was the culmination of years of gravitating towards teaching and was tremendously rewarding. Though I see my longterm trajectory taking me into the classroom, I would love to continue tutoring before and throughout graduate school!
What types of students have you worked with?
All types, ranging from elementary schoolers with learning differences to postgraduate professionals looking to be admitted to business school.