New York

Jason

M.A. New York University; B.A. Yale University
11 years experience

About

A native of New York City, Jason completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University. While at Yale, he was involved in theater and volunteered as a tutor and mentor. Since graduating, he has tutored hundreds of students around the world. Jason recently earned a master’s degree in History at NYU, where he also worked as a teaching assistant for a course on the Renaissance and Early Modern Europe. His thesis was awarded distinction by the department, and he presented a paper based on his thesis at a conference organized by the University of Pennsylvania.

In high school, Jason competed in science fairs, worked as a biology lab assistant, and won the Science Faculty Award for Service to the Department. He won the New York State History Day award for Senior Historical Paper and had his paper published in the journal of the New York State Historical Association. He also achieved a perfect score on the ACT, a 2370 on the SAT, and 5s on the AP exams for Biology, US History, and French.

As a tutor, Jason tailors his approach to the needs of each individual student, and engages his students with humor and empathy, while holding them to high standards to ensure that they reach their potential. With his help, many of his students have gotten into their dream schools, including Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago. He is currently based in New York—tutoring, singing, and writing.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • While living in Zimbabwe, Jason edited and compiled the book “Practical Criticism for A-Level Students of Literature,” published by Weaver Press in 2017.
  • He won the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Writing Award.

Fun Facts

  • Jason is addicted to studying languages — French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Swahili, Latin, Greek, and Old Norse.
  • He was also a chaser on the Yale Quidditch team, though he wasn’t aggressive enough to score that many points.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French
  • GRE
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Math
  • SAT/PSAT
  • TOEFL
  • US History
  • World History