Jack Hunter

Academic Tutor

I was born in Manhattan and attended a small public school in Tribeca before moving to Seattle and then San Francisco. I attended Haverford College, obtaining an undergraduate degree in physics. Throughout high school and college, I really enjoyed helping my fellow students with their schoolwork and working with them to approach and overcome difficult problems and concepts. 

When I was in fourth grade I read the book Hyperspace by Michio Kaku, which was my first exposure to the concepts of astrophysics and theoretical physics. Although most of the material was too abstruse for me to understand, I still found the subject fascinating. This passion continued through middle and high school and expanded to mathematics after I took an honors precalculus course that gave me a new appreciation for math and how it tied into physics.

I began tutoring informally during high school, assisting my classmates with the material during classes and lunches. I found that I enjoyed helping people get a deeper understanding of the topics that I love, especially when they realize that it is not as difficult as they once thought.  I started teaching as a TA for my AP Calculus and Statistics classes, and I not only gained a deeper understanding of the material myself, but also learned to explain it in a simple yet complete manner. In college, I spent two years grading physics lab reports and homework sets and helping students review their work and improve their approaches. I believe that drawing connections between problems allows students to have a better appreciation for why they are learning something and for how to solve novel problems. I particularly enjoy helping students realize that they understand a subject more than they think and that problems and concepts in math and physics aren’t as difficult as they may seem at first.

Outside of tutoring, I coach my old high school’s cross country team, and I am an avid distance runner and hiker myself. I also enjoy reading everything from news articles to physics papers, and Chinese fantasy to western sci fi.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Algebra 2
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Calculus
Academic Physics
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC


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