New York

Jordan

M.F.A. Columbia University; B.F.A. Emerson College
7 years experience

About

In addition to graduating summa cum laude from Emerson College and holding an M.F.A. from Columbia University, Jordan was a Fulbright scholar to Montenegro, where he taught seven courses for the University of Montenegro. Jordan has also won or been a finalist for several writing prizes, including the Evvy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction and the Henfield Prize for Fiction.

Along with teaching writing, rhetoric, and literature at the college level, Jordan has taught test prep for several years in New York public schools and across three continents. As one of a small, hand-selected team of ArborBridge Coaches, Jordan empowers his students to achieve their goals through individualized work in executive functioning, test-taking foundations, and testing mindset strategies. Ever since he was young, he’s been the weird one who actually enjoys standardized tests, and, for several years now, he’s taught students of every skill level and background how to like them too—or, at least, how to get the scores they need.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Jordan’s students have achieved perfect scores on the SAT and ACT.
  • He helped a recent SAT student improve his score by 400 points.

Fun Facts

  • Jordan’s favorite food is lamb vindaloo.
  • Jordan is really into board games, and he has competed in and won tournaments for some of his favorite games. In 2018, he won the Food Chain Magnate tournament at PAX. In 2020, he won the Cosmic Encounter Galactic Championship.

Areas of Expertise

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