Hello, my name is Jacob Prall. I've instructed students of all ages across many disciplines, and even across continents. As a student, I loved to learn - but I sympathized with my friends and peers who struggled. During my educational career, I spent time tutoring the subjects that brought me joy, and sharing that enthusiasm with students who were otherwise struggling was as fun as it was gratifying.
I've always been a passionate learner with many interests. My bachelor's degree program included coursework in economics, political science, philosophy, history, sociology, theater arts, english, poetry and more. Needless to say, I graduated with a hodgepodge of degrees and certifications! All the while, I instructed students K-12 in acting, voice, and math. When I studied French in France, I had the opportunity to begin tutoring English.
After graduation, I received my TEFL certification, and taught English in South Korea. This experience solidified my teaching philosophy. My Korean students provided a great deal of insight into what makes for an excellent teacher and an excellent student. I taught everyone from first time English learners to TOEFL prep students, and each level and age group strengthened my abilities as a teacher and communicator.
I am currently a substitute in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. I am now able to bring my expertise in classroom management and education, as well as my subject mastery, to students everyday.
I look forward to working with you and your student as they take on what is an increasingly competitive and stressful educational environment. I believe that relevancy, context and finding personal connections with material is the best way to ensure information sticks around for good. It also leads to a student enjoying themselves in the process!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Iowa - Bachelor in Arts, Public Policy Analysis
Graduate Degree: University of Iowa - Certificate, Writing, General
GRE Verbal Reasoning: 165
Guitar, singing, gaming, finance, fashion, poetry, writing, dogs
A Level Prep
A Level Accounting
A Level French
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Political Science
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing