EducationPhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Exp. 2014; MA in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University, 2007; BS in Philosophy and Psychology from Tulane University, 2005
“Jeff was patient with me through every practice problem, and it was all worth it on test day. It felt second nature, I barely had to even think about the strategies and skills…I am very thankful to be in the position that I am in!”
Allison — GRE Student
“Jeff was professional, dependable, and came to the first tutoring session prepared to help where our son needed it the most.”
Parents of Oglethorpe High School Student Studying for the SAT
The vast majority of the students I work with have been stressed over an upcoming standardized test. Whether they have test-taking anxiety, trouble second-guessing their answers, or they just need a more efficient way to prepare, I specialize in helping students achieve success as they begin the next stage of their academic career. My personal tutoring philosophy is two-fold: I provide a patient, stress-free environment during sessions, and I also provide unfettered access between sessions—i.e. you're never charged any extra just for contacting me with a follow-up question! Finally, I like to offer students the option of full-service, start-to-finish tutoring options. After all, your standardized test scores are just one aspect of getting into the college or grad program of your choice. After we work together to make sure you've scored your best, we can continue working together on all your other academic needs, including start-to-finish editing and guidance on your personal statements, resumes, and application essays.
And while I scored in the top 98% on the ACT & SAT, and the top 99% on the GRE, a tutor's scores aren't what ultimately matters. What ultimately matters is whether your tutor can help you achieve your own best possible score. With over seven years as a professional tutor, and over 9 years teaching college-level critical thinking courses, I have the experience necessary to help you succeed. But the recommendation of my prior students is the best indicator of my ability to help you prepare for your upcoming test:
“Jeff helped me accomplish my goal of 1100, which after 10 years of no formal math was quite an accomplishment!”
—Doug, Small Business Owner & GRE Student
“The tutoring sessions were great. Jeff were very organized and thorough. I would have not accomplished what I did without his help!”
—Rachel, GRE Student
To find out for yourself the difference that effective tutoring can have, contact me today and we can schedule a free trial session for your upcoming test! Simply click the "Contact" link to send me a message and I'll be sure to respond within 24 hours to schedule a time that we can talk in-person!
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HobbiesRunning; Cooking; Biking; Hiking; Woodworking; Board games with friends
Client Reviews (10)
Jeff is a fantastic tutor and a great guy to work with. I needed help on the GRE, in particular with the quantitative section. His style of tutoring allowed me to spend as much time as I needed until I had mastered concepts that were the most difficult for me. He has a knack for explaining difficult concepts in ways that make them seem simple. His calm, clear explanations helped me to lower my overall stress level about the exam, which was one of the biggest barriers to my success, so it was truly an invaluable help to me. I also appreciated that Jeff didn't just allow me to focus on areas of weakness, but also worked to maximize my strengths. His comprehensive program made sure that I was improving in all areas, so that I ended up with a great score in both verbal and quantitative. I also appreciated that he gave me advice after the test on how my score would factor into my overall application. Definitely go with Jeff as your tutor if you want to master the GRE and have a valuable ally in your corner as you approach the grad school application process.
I am writing to recommend wholeheartedly Meridian Tutors. I found Jeff’s GRE tutoring service online and contacted him after reading some glowing reviews. As the only tutor in my pool of candidates to offer a free initial trial session, he instantly earned my confidence. This move reflects his attitude towards his work: enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching truly useful knowledge. He maintained this mindset throughout our sessions. I felt that my individual needs were given special attention, and that the primary focus of each moment was my personal comprehension and abilities. Although I became Jeff’s student under limiting circumstances, he worked hard to ensure my experience and ultimate goals did not suffer. As my tutor, Jeff was devoted to affecting my test-taking skills, which meant not only did he work hard to teach me, but he also held me accountable for the effort I put forth. Having an instructor with high expectations - yet endless patience - has greatly impacted my own learning process. Also, learning how to reverse-engineer the test itself boosted my confidence and I learned effective strategies that proved to be invaluable in application. For anyone seeking help to prepare for the GREs, if you are willing to match his dedication, working with Jeff is an excellent choice.
I wish there was an option for 10 stars because I feel so prepared and ready to take the GRE thanks to Jeff's amazing strategies and tutoring. The amazing reviews he had gotten convinced me to choose him as my tutor and all I can say is i'm glad I went with him because he's the best! Jeff is so personable, always on-time (which keeps me accountable) and not intimidating- which is really important because of all the mistakes you need to make in order to learn... All I know is my math skills have been reincarnated and overhauled, and my verbal (which I thought was so swag-worthy) is even BETTER! How did that happen? I guess it's the magic of Jeff!
Thank you for your patience and continued availability. I am most pleasantly surprised with your genuine care about my success. In the time period we had, Jeff did an excellent job covering the strategies of the test, and helped me accomplish my goal of 1100! I feel that if I had been as diligent for a month as I was for two weeks, my score would have been much higher.
Jeffery was an amazing tutor! He trained me on the new format of the GRE test and he helped me raise my score nearly 400 points. I went from a 900 to a 1300 (old GRE scoring). He is extremely personable and responsible. We met dozens of times and he was never late. He is more than just a good tutor, he is an amazing teacher! I guarantee that he will help you raise your grade.
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