Reserve a Spot on Jacob Pankow Premier Prep Tutoring Roster

Jacob Pankow


Each tutor works with a limited number of students, and there is a one-time fee to reserve a spot on the tutor’s roster. Reserving a spot grants access to the tutor’s booking system via My Account, and from there you will immediately be able to book tutoring sessions at the days and times of your choosing using the tutor’s real-time availability.

Sessions can be booked up to 45 days in advance on an individual or recurring basis, and once a session is booked it can be rescheduled from My Account at no additional charge up to 24 hours prior to the appointment’s date and time. All sessions take place using Zoom, and links to the Zoom meeting will be listed on your calendar at My Account and  in all meeting confirmations and reminders.

To reserve a spot and begin working with this tutor, select the test or subject you would like to prep for from the dropdown below. The fee for reserving the spot will be displayed, and you can then click the ADD TO CART button to begin the reservation process.

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Sessions can be booked with this tutor at the following days and times (Eastern):

  • Mondays: 2pm-8pm
  • Tuesdays: 12pm-4pm
  • Wednesdays: 2pm-8pm
  • Thursdays: 2pm-8pm
  • Fridays: 12pm-8pm
  • Saturdays: Unavailable
  • Sundays: Unavailable

If your schedule requires a very specific combination of days and times for your sessions, please contact us directly prior to reserving your spot; we’re happy to talk by chat using the bubble to the bottom-right, by email at, or by phone, whichever you prefer.


Jacob likes to tell people he was born for this. His parents are teachers. His grandparents are teachers. Education runs in the family. So after double majoring in History and Theology, Jacob went ahead and taught high school social studies for six years, picking up a Master’s in Teaching along the way. He has a bit of an addiction to learning though, so last year he left the classroom to pursue another Master’s, this time in Politics. That degree meant relocating to New York City, but thanks to Inspirica, Jacob never had to say goodbye to the family business.

As a teacher and tutor Jacob has helped his students prepare for everything from 6th grade entrance exams to college application essays. He’s prepped kids for ACTs and taught study-skills classes for students with learning difficulties. And he has definitely dedicated more hours of his life to SAT math problems than he ever anticipated.

But he loves every minute of it. Standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE are his wheelhouse, and years of teaching AP classes made him a pretty adept writing tutor to boot. His formula is simple. He makes sure his pupils define success in terms of effort, not simply results. Then he gives them all the tools they need to succeed and tops things off with some relentless encouragement. His absolute favorite part of education is the joy on kids’ faces when they realize how satisfying hard work can be. Once they’re hooked on that intrinsic motivation, positive results are never far behind. His proudest tutoring moment might be the time one of his students went from frustrated and unable to finish a single ACT section to earning a 33 on his last exam. There is no greater validation of a student’s hard work than when it opens a door to schools at the top of their list, and Jacob feels privileged to be a (small) part of that process.

When he’s not working or studying, you’ll often find Jacob halfway up a wall at his local rock-climbing gym. Although sometimes he prefers slightly less dangerous activities like “reading nonfiction on the couch” or “pretending to know how to cook.”

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