Tutor profiles

Danny

I teach: 
SAT, ACT, Physics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry
I also teach: 
SSAT, Statistics, General Maths
Education: 
Danny is an international relations major and a graduate of Stanford University with seventeen years of experience as a teacher and a tutor.
University: 
Stanford University
Experience: 

Danny Jacobs began teaching and tutoring while earning his undergraduate degree in international relations at Stanford University. He began by working for several of the large, American tutoring companies (Princeton Review, Kaplan, Elite), but eventually broke out on his own in 2003 and began tutoring privately, focusing on SAT and ACT preparation, SAT II US HISTORY, SAT II ENGLISH,
SAT II MATHEMATICS as well as a number of academic subjects including English, math, history, physics and writing. Additionally, Danny expanded his services to include college application essay preparation. He worked for three years for an online editing company called Essay Edge, where he edited literally thousands of undergraduate and graduate school admissions essays. Danny has
guided his students towards admission into many of the greatest American universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Washington University, Rice, UCLA and Cornell. Along the way, Danny has guided over a dozen students to perfect scores in the SAT and the ACT, and typically sees a minimum 25% improvement in his students' scores. He has become well known
throughout Southern California for his innovative and thorough preparation materials and has even begun a Skype tutoring service to accommodate students living all over the world. For example, Danny currently has several clients in London and Hong Kong.

Biography: 

While at Stanford, Danny was class president and interned for the Clinton White House. Additionally, Danny was the CEO and co-founder of an Internet startup company called GroupEnglines, which connected individuals to volunteer opportunities.

While at Stanford, Danny was class president and interned for the Clinton White House. Additionally, Danny was the CEO and co-founder of an Internet startup company called GroupEnglines, which connected individuals to volunteer opportunities. After graduation, in addition to building a career as a tutor, Danny has found success as a writer, having authored numerous feature films and television shows.

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Personal Approach: 

As an undergraduate, at the same time that Danny began teaching and tutoring academic subjects, he also discovered the art of improvisation. Since then, he has taught improv workshops throughout the world and is one of the most sought after improvisation instructors in the United States.

As an undergraduate, at the same time that Danny began teaching and tutoring academic subjects, he also discovered the art of improvisation. Since then, he has taught improv workshops throughout the world and is one of the most sought after improvisation instructors in the United States. He uses the philosophical tenants of improv to get the best out of his students. Things like staying positive and providing support – so essential to the improv stage – are also important to the world of tutoring.
Danny realizes that to be the best teacher he can be, he must stay in the moment and give each student what he or she truly needs to succeed.

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What I do when not tutoring: 

Danny is often employed as a screenwriter in Hollywood and performs regularly at the world famous improv and sketch comedy theater, The Groundlings.

Danny is often employed as a screenwriter in Hollywood and performs regularly at the world famous improv and sketch comedy theater, The Groundlings.

Testimonials: 

“Danny single handedly got my daughter into college. Before he started working with her, she was distracted and unmotivated. He not only helped her get her grades in order, but then stewarded her through the college admissions process, helping her craft outstanding essays that made a huge impact on her eventual admission to Yale University.”
- Barbara Winwick, 2013
“When Danny came to our home to begin working with Sam, my son, his initial SAT scores were low and not reflective of his ability. After only three months of work, however, Danny helped Sam increase his score from a 1520 to an outstanding 1970. Thank you, Danny!”
- Katherine Quinn, 2014
“Danny has been working with my family for over six years. He’s helped each of my three children with their academic work and then the admissions process. With Danny’s help, my daughter received the only perfect ACT score in her high school. My son is now a sophomore at Stanford University and my other son graduated as valedictorian of his class. I have not met another tutor with Danny’s dedication, creativity and patience. I recommend him whole heartedly.”
- Noreen Silverman, 2011