Jake Denney

Tutor

Subjects

  • Academic Support
  • Economics
  • Government
  • History- US
  • Literature
  • Writing

Tests

  • ACT
  • AP Exams
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • Subject Tests

Locations

  • Remote (Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, etc.)
  • Tenleytown, DC

Bio

Jake Denney is an ACT, AP, SAT and PSAT test prep tutor. Jake is a Boston native, and earned a B.A. in History from Tufts University, where he specialized in colonial America. Jake attends Georgetown University and is pursuing dual degrees in business administration and public policy. He began teaching as a sailing instructor while in high school, and later found success coaching at the national collegiate level. As a former program director, Jake has experience not only coaching and teaching, but also training and managing a staff of instructors and educators. When not tutoring or studying, Jake enjoys taking breaks from city life by climbing, camping, or sailing.

Philosophy

The same factors determine success whether you are taking a standardized test or competing for a division title. Everything comes down to ACT, SAT and PSAT test prep, conditioning, and mental endurance. Preparation means developing the particular skills and knowledge a student needs to succeed on test day. To improve conditioning, I help expand the student’s length of focus and capacity to concentrate for the duration of these exams through practice exercises.  However, a student will fall short of their potential when they have preparation and focus, but don’t internalize the confidence and fortitude that should develop alongside these more tangible skills. By focusing on preparation, conditioning, and internalizing the belief that they will succeed, students will build the skills needed to maximize their score on test day.