Jon Morris

Senior Tutor & Program Teacher, New York
University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television (BA), NYU Tisch School of the Arts (MA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, SAT/AP Literature, SAT/AP U.S. History, SAT/AP World History, AP English Language and Composition, SAT Math Level I, Writing Skills (Creative and Academic), College Application Essays, College-level Writing and Research
Score Improvements: +7 ACT points (average improvement) | +10 ACT points (highest improvement).
We’re still accumulating score improvement data for the new SAT (released in March 2016), but on average A-List students improve +200 (new) SAT points.  

An extremely experienced SAT and ACT tutor who has taught thousands of students in classrooms and hundreds privately – and shown tremendous results in doing so – Jon Morris earned his Master of Arts from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts in Cinema Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s hyper-selective School of Cinema-Television, graduating both magna cum laude. A career writer and editor, Jon is a veteran of the Hollywood screenwriting scene, but most recently has been published in a number of academic journals and attended several regional and national academic conferences as both presenter and moderator. He’s also worked in new media as a website editor and researcher, blogger, and has even lent his stalwart baritone to a number of podcasts, including his own, the soon-to-be-launched Irreverent Cineastes podcast.

As an avid reader, ardent cineaste, and avowed gamer, Jon’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of history and media, especially in the post-9/11 era, and as such possesses a formidable knowledge of U.S. and World History, geopolitics, American and English literature, gender and minority studies, philosophy, and, of course, popular culture. He’s also is in discussions with a major academic press about publishing what will be his first book, as well as working on a science fiction novel.