Jake O.


I am from Chicago, Illinois and have been tutoring for over six years. I earned my Bachelor’s degree with honors from Wesleyan University, where I studied in the College of Letters, an interdisciplinary program that explores literature, history, and philosophy. I also earned a Minor in Quantitative Analysis and a Writing Certificate. When not tutoring, I work as a freelance writer and filmmaker and served as an Associate Producer for the documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life as well as the upcoming episode of Ric Burns’ Emmy-award winning New York series.


I have had the privilege of teaching students of all ages in a wide range of educational environments. At Wesleyan University, I served as a Writing Mentor for freshmen, helping them adapt to college-level writing. I was also a Teaching Assistant with the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education, working directly with incarcerated students inside prisons to help them achieve personal transformation through education. I was also selected by critically acclaimed author and showrunner Amy Bloom to be the Teaching Assistant for her Advanced Television Writing Workshop. Since graduating, I have tutored many students in elementary, middle, and high school across Los Angeles. I also served as a homeschool teacher for elementary school students, for whom I developed original, adaptive curricula. In addition to tutoring with LA Tutors 123, I currently work as a Learning Recovery Paraprofessional at Five Keys Schools & Programs, where I help adult students across Los Angeles prepare for GED tests and obtain their high school diplomas.


I take a holistic approach, recognizing that each student has their own specific strengths and needs. My goal is to make learning as fun and engaging as possible. I employ my patience, positive attitude, and sense of humor to ensure that his students find purpose and joy in their studies.

Jake O.