Jesse Friedman
New York, NY
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Jesse Friedman

Jesse F.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach English essay composition to students of every grade level.

About Jesse F.

My priority is to help you grow. And everyone learns differently. That's why all of my tutoring is 100% individualized. I teach according to your goals, your learning style, and your challenges. My students get results because their learning is tailored to their needs.

I'm a professional teacher with over 10 years of experience helping students succeed at the middle school, high school, and college levels. I also regularly work with early and mid-career professionals. I teach Spanish, English, History, Math, ACT, and ISEE/SSAT.

I hold a masters degree from Harvard University, a Bachelors degree in Spanish language and Political Science, and a teaching certificate from the Fulbright Scholarship program.

I currently tutor students attending Horace Mann, Riverdale, Trinity, Collegiate, Chapin, Lycée Français, Dwight, Hong Kong International School, Cornell College, and the University of Cambridge.

I help students of every age to ace their next exam, paper, or standardized test and build the skills to help them succeed in class and in life.

Just as important, I build lasting relationships with my students based on mutual trust and respect. My students come away from tutoring sessions energized, with a sense of confidence and motivation. I believe that meetings with a tutor should be enjoyable, and they should inspire students to work smart and work hard.

After studying at the University of Havana, in Cuba, I wrote peer-reviewed research, which was published in the journal "Cuba in Transition." A year later, I was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research in Montevideo, Uruguay. There, I worked with the U.S. Embassy to create a series of new language courses in public schools.

If you're looking for top-tier, enjoyable, results-driven tutoring, send me a message!


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5 Reviews
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Jesse is exactly what you would want in a tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent intuition on how to present information in an understandable way. His lesson plans are extremely flexible to how you are learning the information. Highly recommended if you are looking for a Spanish language tutor.

Posted Apr 19, 2021
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I would recommend Jesse for any tutoring need without reservation. In our household, Jesse has helped amplify the Spanish learning for a middle/hs student, helped an older student with the application process for graduate work and worked with someone on writing. He’s phenomenal at all of it for the following reasons: his patience, intelligence and good nature are exceptional; he can work with all temperaments; he will meet your student where they are. Most important: he is systematic and provides real executive functioning support for each task. He is an unusually talented tutor and human being.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
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Highly recommend Jesse as a Spanish tutor! Have been working with Jesse for almost 9 months (2 hrs + / weekly) and my Spanish fluency has rapidly increased over this period. Jesse's lesson plans are highly curated for my specific goals, learning style and interests. It's been a pleasure working with Jesse and appreciate his willingness to accommodate with my busy work / travel schedule.

General Note: I majored in Spanish undergrad, and have explored a number of different way to continue learning in NYC - group classes and language programs have their value but can not complete with in-person, 1v1 instruction.

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Katy C.
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A knowledgeable and patient educator, Jesse has found a teaching style that perfectly balances challenge and inspiration. As a doctoral candidate in the sciences, it is important for me to assert my knowledge of a topic while capturing the attention of the reader. Jesse has taught me to transform bare facts and ideas into structured, sophisticated passages. He has played an active role in building my self-confidence and has helped me find an authentic writing voice to more clearly and elegantly express my thoughts. I am grateful to have his guidance and am eager to vouch for his excellence as a tutor.

Posted Feb 24, 2019
Laura S.
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I am so lucky that I found Jesse! He is thoughtful, thorough, patient, and kind, and his lessons always felt like they were tailored specifically to me and my needs. Even his teaching materials were personalized to include my name and phrases that only I would need to use (i.e. I'm an actress and piano teacher, and I've been living and working in NYC for over ten years). Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 10, 2019

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Private Tutor
Oct 2018 - Present

New York Education Services Company (Name Withheld)

Assisting students at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Cambridge University, NYU, and Kenyon, as well as mid-career and late-career professionals.

Private Tutor
Dec 2015 - Present

New York Tutoring Company (Name Withheld)

Serving students from schools including Horace Mann, Collegiate, Riverdale, Trinity, The Chapin School, and Dalton.

Independent Tutor
Dec 2015 - Present


Private Tutor and Writing Coach
Sep 2012 - May 2014

Tulane University


Master of Liberal Arts
Sep 2016 - May 2018

Harvard University

Teaching Certificate
Feb 2015 - Nov 2015

U.S. Fulbright Program / Institute of International Education



Fluent / Native Proficiency

Hebrew (intermediate)

Limited Proficiency

Russian (intermediate)

Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fulbright English Teaching Certificate
Nov 2015

U.S. Fulbright Commission / Institute for International Education


Fulbright Grant
Mar 2015

U.S. Department of State / Institute for International Education

Perky Award for Excellence in Creative Writing
Apr 2014

Tulane University

Publication in Peer-Review Journal
Sep 2013

Cuba in Transition

Presidential Fellow
Jan 2013

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

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