Jacob Pankow

Availability: 2 Spot(s) Remaining

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. For more, see the complete bio below.

Premier Prep Hourly Fees

SSAT/ISEE: $220
ACT/SAT: $245
Academic: $240
GRE/GMAT/LSAT: $270
Master Tutor: $400

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Each tutor works with a limited number of students, and there is a one-time fee to reserve a spot on their roster. Reserving a spot grants immediate access to the tutor’s booking system via My Account.

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Availability (All Times Eastern)

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

  • 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 consult the calendar before reserving a roster spot to make certain that what you’re looking for is available. If you’d prefer to talk this through with us prior to reserving your spot, we’re happy to talk by chat and email using the bubble to the bottom-right or by phone, whichever you prefer. 

Tutor Bio

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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