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Tutor profile: Jacob K.

Jacob K.
Chemical Engineering Student at Tufts University
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About Jacob

About Jacob
I am a Chemical Engineering student at Tufts University, but I am originally from Chicago. I've been interested in science since a young age, and I'm excited to impart my knowledge to students with similar interests. I am also passionate about foreign languages, and speak French, Spanish, and German.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
While in high school at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, I worked for two years as a tutor, helping other students with chemistry, physics, biology, calculus, French, German, and Spanish classes.
Tufts University
Chemical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2018

Work Experience

Work Experience
Tufts University, Student Researcher
2015 - Present
I develop and study polymer membranes for advanced separation techniques with Professor Ayşe Asatekin, at Tufts University. I am currently working on a project to make membranes that remove charged particles from water.
ESME: Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere, Content Management Assistant
2014 - Present
I created and managed a database of resources aiming to help Solo Moms. I proofread article submissions and contributed original content to the Resources, Voices, and Hall of Fame sections of the website ESME.com.
Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville, REU Summer Researcher
2016 - 2016
I was accepted to the selective Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program at the University of Tennessee. While taking part in this program, I worked with Dr. Bin Zhao and Dr. Wenxin Fu to synthesize novel polymeric ionic liquids for use as mechanical lubricants.
Joseph W Pieper, Atty at Law, Office Assistant
2014 - 2014
I performed legal research as well as drafted and proofed legal documents for a Chicago probate law practice.
Argonne National Laboratory, Student Researcher
2013 - 2014
I worked with Dr. H. Christopher Fry to synthesize and characterize heme-binding peptide amphiphiles. My work on this project has been submitted for publication in ACS Nano.
Illinois Math and Science Academy, Tutor
2012 - 2014
I tutored other students in chemistry, physics, biology, calculus, French, German, and Spanish classes. I also edited and proofread student papers in English, French, German, and Spanish.

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