Jon M.

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: +8 ACT points (average improvement) +12 ACT points (highest improvement) | +170 SAT points (average improvement) +280 SAT points (highest improvement)

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.

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“Everything was amazing. My tutor, Jon, helped me tremendously and I felt like he truly cared about helping me succeed as much as possible and always put 100% effort into everything we did. His tutoring has even helped me improve my high school grades. The A-List practice tests have helped me prepare for the SAT with things like my test anxiety and just understanding what type of questions that would be on the test. Overall, I can say he was the best tutor I have ever had.”
-Ty C. (Nutley, 2016) +260 SAT points
William Paterson University, Class of 2020

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