Jacob grew up around textbooks, chalk dust, and lesson plans—both his parents are teachers–but pencils, score sheets, and test-prep workbooks have surrounded him for the last eight years as he prepared for the SAT, the LSAT, and the bar exam.
Jacob began his teaching career at Swarthmore College where he taught elementary and middle schoolers. He also worked as a substitute teacher in Mount Laurel, NJ.
While at Swarthmore, Jacob was awarded High Honors as well as the Bramson Prize for Sociology and Anthropology. Now a third-year student at Georgetown Law, Jacob was a staff editor and senior submissions editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and has worked closely with professors and colleagues to assist with the first-year legal research and writing curriculum.
Over the past few years, Jacob has published papers in academic journals on labor law, legal ethics, and health systems. He has also researched and written on healthcare, legislative processes, employment discrimination, forced labor, and international law.
“Everyone takes tests differently, but strategic practice helps everyone improve.”
Jacob knows that taking standardized tests is a skill every student can master. His approach is to help establish concrete, achievable goals and then to pinpoint and build on a student’s test-taking strengths. By mindfully working through actual test questions step by step, Jacob helps students develop new, effective strategies to augment ones already intact. His ability to tailor practice sessions to each student’s learning style and his patient guidance moves students quickly and efficiently toward test-taking success.
J.D. (anticipated May 2022), Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Swarthmore College, Medical Anthropology, with minors in Peace & Conflict Studies and Latin American & Latino Studies
Recipient of High Honors and the Bramson Prize for Sociology and Anthropology
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Advanced Certificate in Tutoring and College Counseling, The Writing Center of Princeton
“Once Jacob told me how to use process of elimination, my test taking really improved!”
Tiffany C., NJ 11th grader
Reading and writing fundamentals
Language arts and close reading skills