Jason has over ten years of experience working with youth in areas of test prep (SSAT, HSPT, SAT), math, science, and writing. He greatly appreciates building a personal connection with students and finds that the deepest learning happens in the context of nourishing relationships. Jason works to understand the unique learning styles and strengths of each student and adapts his teaching styles accordingly. He has experience in working with students who have learning differences, including dyslexia and ADHD. Before moving to the Bay Area, Jason graduated from Tel Aviv University with an M.A. in Social Work, and he brings his excellent communication skills to his tutoring practice.
After college, Jason spent time in Uganda, East Africa, building biogas digesters and teaching communities how to live more sustainable and health conscious lives. While there he learned to put his passion for helping people, building communities, and working with youth at the center of his life. For the last four years, Jason has mentored youth of all ages in a range of outdoor settings. His experience includes running garden programs for 3 to 5-year-olds and camping and wilderness immersion programs for pre-teens; he has also supported teenagers in the co-creation of rites of passage experiences.
Jason dedicates himself to helping students of all ability levels reach their full potential.
"Jason has a calm and thoughtful approach to tutoring. He challenged my son to improve his scores and gave him the strategies and practice work to achieve his goal. Jason gets results without stressing students out. My son looked forward to his sessions with Jason each week and truly enjoyed getting to know him over the course of their time together." -Parent, St. Brendan
"Jason is absolutely wonderful! [My son] loves working with Jason and he now also loves math! Jason is so calm, organized and sequential in his teachings which has worked so well for [my son]. Jason has also brought another aspect of math to [my son] and that is the wonders of math and the deep thinking it can allow you to do. He loves discussing amazing math with Jason. Jason is a brilliant mathematician and also a person full of kindness and generosity. My husband and I feel so very fortunate that our son is able to learn with Jason." - Parent, Town
"Jason was a dedicated and engaging tutor for our daughter. He really took time to get to know her as a person and as a student. He achieved the excellent balance of helping her to focus and set goals for the task at hand (for SSAT homework, practice tests and tests) while at the same time, building her confidence so that she could do well at each step. We felt very fortunate indeed that Jason tutored our daughter at this challenging time in her middle school life." - Parent, Convent
"Jason’s help was instrumental to [my daughter]’s remarkable outcome and improvement on the test. We appreciated Jason’s commitment to [her] success and how he worked to create a meaningful bond with her and our family." -Parent, The Hamlin School
"Jason worked very hard to find a way to connect with my daughter and did everything he could to make the work interesting to her. He has a very accepting air, an easy person to have comfortably in your home. After the SSAT was over, he transitioned immediately to helping my daughter to think about essays. It was nice to have him help her find her voice. The essay and the school process were more my daughters than mine largely due to the help we received from Jason." -Parent, French American International School
"Jason is an outstanding person who takes an interest in the kids inside their lessons as well as out in the world. He is compassionate and knowledgeable." -Parent, San Domenico
“Jason was thoughtful and patient. My daughter really enjoyed working with him. I could not have asked for a better person to help her prepare for the test.” -Parent, The Hamlin School
“[My daughter] felt very comfortable with Jason. He was patient with her and never rushed her. He also explained things really well for her.” -Parent, Convent
"We had a great experience with Jason, he was reliable, consistent, but flexible with our needs and schedule, and has a very calm and insightful delivery as he teaches. My 14-year-old sons both responded well to his teaching style." -Parent, Marin Primary
"Jason was a wonderful tutor for our daughter as she prepared for the SSAT -- patient, compassionate, and warm and also very smart about the ins and outs of the test itself. [My daughter] really enjoyed her sessions with him and I would recommend him to anyone." - Parent, Friends