Jeff Wise

Jeff W.

Nashville, TN

About Jeff W.

Jeff teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: More than two months


Hi! My name is Jeff and I love music--especially bluegrass! I've played guitar for 15 years and banjo for 12 years. I have experience teaching all ages of aspiring bluegrass musicians. Though I'm currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt, I've spent the past two years teaching high school English. My passion is seeing joy in my students' faces when they finally master what they've worked so hard to achieve.

In addition to teaching banjo and guitar, I also offer tutoring for all of the ACT sections and the AP English Literature and Composition exam. As the English department chair at my school, I taught the only AP Lit section and also offered after-school ACT tutoring.


Doctoral Student

Jun 2016 - Present
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

I'm presently an AuD (Doctor of Audiology) student at VUSM.


Jun 2014 - May 2016
Teach for America

I taught English 11, 12, and AP English Literature and Composition.


Jan 2013 - May 2013

I taught banjo, bluegrass guitar, and beginning electric guitar.


English, Political Science

Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Indiana University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Arkansas Teacher's License, ELA 7-12

Aug 2014
Arkansas Department of Education


Phi Beta Kappa

Dec 2013

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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1 Review on Jeff W.

Daisy Jul 21, 2016
AP English Literature · In studio
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Wise at Earle High School, where he was employed as the 11th grade, 12th grade, and AP English teacher. From talking to students, it was obvious that they regarded him as a rigorous teacher that expected a lot from them. Mr. Wise constantly pushes students to exceed limitations they had previously seen themselves as having and is genuinely invested in the success of his students. While holding his students to a very high standard, Mr. Wise also makes lessons very enjoyable for his students by infusing them with his sense of humor and personality. Based on my own professional interactions with Mr. Wise and conversations with his former students, I highly recommend him as an instructor for any subject.
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