Tutor, New York
University of Florida (BA, BS), New York University Tisch School of the Arts (MFA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, Math, Physics, Biology, Physics
Score Improvements: +6 ACT points (average improvement) +8 ACT points (highest improvement) | +140 SAT points (average improvement) +210 SAT points (highest improvement) | On average, A-List students improve 4-6 ACT points.
Jacob Fjeldheim graduated early from the University of Florida, cum laude, with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Physics. He moved to New York to pursue music composition and orchestration, and received an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
He displays a never-ending passion for teaching: both music and standardized testing; he’s taught music at several middle and high schools, both private and public, throughout New York City and central Florida. His SAT, ACT, and GRE scores fell comfortably in the 99th percentile and he graduated salutatorian from a prestigious public high school.
In addition to imbuing teenagers with knowledge, he continues to work as an arranger, pianist, and cellist in and around the city, while his songs explore inner turmoil, human truths, and sandwiches.
I highly recommend my daughter’s tutor Jacob F. Jacob was always polite, punctual,well informed, and very helpful. He diligently brought Marlee through the program for the ACT. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. After the first practice exam Jacob focused on all areas of my daughter’s strengths and weaknesses, with her ultimately raising her score from test to test 4 points and 6 points from the practice exam. We are thrilled with the results from the testing and we cannot thank Jacob enough for his guidance!
-Mother of Marlee S. (Bellmore JFK, 2020) +6 ACT points
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!