JayStanford University

    B.S. Engineering, B.A. Feminist Studies, Stanford University

    Years Experience

    Tutoring the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT Math Subject Tests, all levels of mathematics, physics, literature, geography, and French since 2011; teaching design, spatial analysis, and French language since 2014.

    About Jay

    Jay attended Stanford University (BS/BA), where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi (Honors in an engineering field). He has also studied French literature and philosophy for many years and has an “advanced mastery” score on the Test du Connaisance de Français (certifying French language proficiency at the international level). While at Stanford, Jay served as Teaching Assistant for courses in design and geospatial analysis and received fellowships to study climate change economics, food systems transformation, and environmental curriculum development.

    Jay has been tutoring test prep and academic subjects for several years. He has tutored dozens of students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, AP, GRE, GMAT, Subject Tests, and for general academic exams and subjects. He has experience with both classroom and private tutoring, and is driven by a love of fundamentals—he strives for his students to understand the material deeply, not merely reproduce it. Jay’s students and families tend to stay with him for many years and multiple subjects, and he has received positive feedback for his tutoring from heads of school departments, in addition to students and families.

    Jay’s students have achieved perfect scores on the SAT Math subject tests, all sections of the SAT, and all sections of the ACT. Jay once coached a student from a 590 to an 800 on the Math 2 subject test. His students have also received scores of 5 on the AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, and AP French exams. Jay is great at breaking down grammar and rhetoric conventions for students who are strong in math, but struggle with the abstractness of language. Similarly, he’s excellent at finding ways for students strong in the humanities to enjoy and learn mathematics.

    Overall, Jay is a firm yet fun and approachable tutor, who helps his students build a love of learning. When he is not tutoring, Jay is hard at work writing fiction, and accordingly has a creative, engaging tutoring style and a strong work ethic.

    Noteworthy Accomplishments

    • In high school, Jay achieved a perfect score of 5 on all 8 of his AP exams and was a National Merit Scholar and a National AP Scholar.
    • He has 99th percentile scores on the SAT, ACT, and GRE.

    Fun Facts

    • Jay’s favorite food is almond butter.
    • He’s a great cook.