Jeff Tager

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Primary Location:
Weatogue, CT
Summer Location:
Weatogue, CT
Ivy Bound Tutor Since:
2005
College:
Boston University
Grad School:
University of Connecticut School of Law

Programs I specialize in:

  • Academic Tutoring: K-12
  • ACT
  • AP/SAT History
  • ISEE
  • LSAT
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • SSAT
  • Study Skills

EDUCATION


1975-1979   Boston University, Boston, MA

  • A. Cum Laude from College of Liberal Arts, May 1979, Major in Psychology
  • Elected to Psi Chi, National Honor Society of Psychology
  • Resident Assistant 1977-1979
  • Dormitory Vice President, 1976-1977

1979-1980   Boston University, Boston, MA

  • A. from Graduate School of Liberal Arts, May 1980, Psychology and Education
  • Thesis: “Determinants of Crime Reporting”
  • Assistant Dormitory Director
  • Tutor of Psychology, Statistics and Sociology
  • Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Psychology Classes
  • Achieved Secondary Teaching Certificate

1980-1983   University of Connecticut School of Law, West Hartford, CT

  • D. Received May, 1983
  • Received Book Award in Administrative Law
  • Admitted to Connecticut Bar 11/1983, Federal District Court 2/1984

1984-Present  Participated in Continuing Legal Education in areas of Personnel and Labor Law, Real Estate, Litigation, Consumer Law, Evidence, Banking Law, Contracts, Worker’s Compensation

Following retirement from the practice of Law, participated in studies leading to Teacher Certification and various Professional Development Seminars, Including Street Law Summer Supreme Court Institute for Teachers.

Completed certification as General Lines Claims Adjuster for the State of Connecticut.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS


Named Ivy Bound’s Tutor of the Year, 2010 and 2013

SAT I:

  • Score in the top 5% consistently in annual testing
  • Have tutored over 100 students over the past 10 years
  • Tutored 2 Nationwide Ivy Bound Scholarship recipients for largest score  improvement

 

ACT

  • Have successfully tutored students in higher level math and science section

SSAT

  • Have tutored several students successfully, using creative approaches

LSAT

  •  Assisted in formulating the curriculum for Ivy Bound

AP U.S. History

  • Taught in Law and Government Academy; State of Connecticut Certified Secondary School History Teacher

 

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD


2005-Present            IvyBound Test Prep Newington, CT

  •  Nationwide firm specializing in Test Prep and Academic tutoring.
  • 2x “Teacher of the Year
  • Tutor and Instructor for SAT, LSAT, PSAT, SSAT, ACT, and general academics for High School and Junior High School
  • Provide instruction in a classroom setting, in small groups, or one-on-one
  • Skype tutor available throughout the US and worldwide.

 2011-Present Berkley Administrators of CT, Inc., Farmington, CT

  • Senior Claims Examiner for Third-Party Administrators of self-insured companies and municipalities
  • Manage a case load of Workers Compensation claims for a large Connecticut city, including the Board of Education and all municipal Departments
  • Responsible for servicing and responding to the needs of the City as a client, and developing strategies for economical, legal, and efficient handling of W/C claims, including investigation, medical and indemnity payments, strategy, reporting, negotiation, stipulation and closure, as well as attendance at Workers Compensation hearings.
  • Licensed in Connecticut as General Claims Adjuster for all lines

 2008-2011 Law and Government Academy, Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT

  • Certified Social Studies Teacher in themed Academy, teaching Law course to Juniors and Seniors
  • Team Leader for 11th Grade Faculty, ran semi-weekly team meetings for 11th Grade Teachers
  • Developed Junior Class Cornerstone Project research paper
  • Served as Faculty advisor to Student Council and Student Course
  • Active in Faculty Professional Development and after-school High Hopes Program
  • Planned and implemented trip to Washington D.C. in Spring of 2010 for 50 Academy Students and 4 other Faculty members

1990-2004  Tager & Johnson, Bloomfield, CT

  • Partner in General Practice Law Firm
  • Practice consisted of all types of litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, workers compensation, administrative law, labor and employment law, real estate, probate and insurance law.
  • Recipient of Small Business of the Year Award from Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce CT.

 

ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES


  • Attended U.S Supreme Court Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Certified EMT: Active for over 25 years in Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance
  • Past Rotary International District Governor. Now frequently facilitate leadership training seminars
  • Enjoys motorcycle riding, reading

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