I am a graduate of Columbia University. I received my B.A. in Sustainable Development in May 2018, researching electricity access in Nicaragua for my departmental-honors-winning senior thesis and taking additional coursework in philosophy, theology, and Spanish. I am a Minnesota-native, and currently reside in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan.
I love to help students--irrespective of age--learn to love learning. I began tutoring in high school, tutoring my peers in AP Calculus, teaching middle-schoolers math and chemistry, and serving as a writing coach. My current academic interests span the intersection of environmental thought with philosophy and theology, but I am excited and prepared to offer tutoring services to students of any age across mathematics (up to calculus and statistics), English, essay-writing, test-preparation (ACT or SAT and select subject tests), philosophy, religious studies, Spanish, and reading skills.
Academic achievement in high school include an ACT score of 35, National Merit Scholar, National AP Scholar, "Most talented extracurricular student" in public high school of ~3000 students, and more. Undergraduate aademic achievements at Columbia University include latin honors (magna cum laude), departmental honors, multiple dean's list awards, and various fellowships and travel grants.
As well as he is a good instructor, Jesse is a good listener. He knows how to explain something in a different way if someone isn't "getting it." He's thorough, clear, and exceedingly patient.
I especially appreciate Jesse's attention to detail and patience. He is masterful at explaining materials and gauging how well others are comprehending the topics. He's super insightful, caring, and emotionally intelligent--a perfect combination for a tutor!
Jesse is highly attentive to the needs and gifts of everyone he works with. Across many disciplines, he is able to bring out your intellectual best.
Jesse is a very articulate, thoughtful and intuitive teacher who works well with students. He is a good listener and empathetic, he communicates clearly and effectively, and he has a winsome, likable presence and easily makes students feel safe and comfortable. He also displays a strong grasp of his subject matter and does due diligence in preparation beforehand.
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