Jedd

Bio

Jedd grew up in the college town of Ann Arbor, MI, making theater with his grade school classmates and swimming in the great lakes. He earned his BA in philosophy and education at Swarthmore College, where he was a Lang Scholar for civic engagement. He then went on to his Masters of Education at Harvard, with a focus on learning across educational organizations. He has worked as an education policy researcher in DC, community organizer in Somerville, classroom teacher, and curriculum designer at Emerson College. He was most recently engaged in research and evaluation of a global blended learning initiative.

Jedd is a seasoned educator with over a decade of teaching and tutoring experience. He has helped students from ages 9 through 49 with diverse learning needs prepare for the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, and GRE, and provided admissions coaching for college and graduate school applicants. He also supported a number of adult students learning English as a second language.

When he isn’t working, he is often biking around the city, cooking at home, and camping around the New England countryside.

Education & Qualifications
  • Boston College, M.Ed in Curriculum and Teaching
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Ed.M
  • Swarthmore College, BA in Philosophy
Specialties
  • Admissions Coaching (College, HS, JD, MBA)
  • Expository Writing
  • GRE
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
  • English as a Second Language
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "My son found Jedd to be extremely helpful. Jedd was easy to relate to, organized, and provided clear feedback. Thank you!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Lynn, College Coaching, Online)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Jedd listened well and worked to make each session as interesting as possible. Its difficult to engage a 23 year old in high school algebra so I applaud Jedd for his efforts to keep math "fun". I also liked how he could tell when I needed a break or if it was time to switch to a different subject. Jedd was on time and very flexible which I really appreciated."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Natalie, University of Massachusets Boston, MA candidate)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I connected with him well and he made himself available with really flexible hours. I finished with a 166 Q, 157 V on my GRE. My first practice GRE was a 158 Q, 155 V."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Michael, Master's in Education candidate)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Jedd has been very helpful with ISEE test preparation - content, test taking strategies and the writing process. It has also helped [my daughter's] work habits overall. [Her] 1st quarter report card was all As! Tutoring over the summer definitely helped her retain her skills."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Erin, ISEE parent)