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James L.

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Encinitas, CA (92024)

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James's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ACT Reading
English
Grammar
Reading
SAT Reading
Vocabulary
Writing
Science:
Biology more »
Psychology more »
History:
American History
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Social Studies
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Phonics
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD more »
Phonics
Homeschool:
Biology more »
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
Prealgebra
Reading
SAT Reading
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD is a disorder whose etiology and treatment, despite numerous claims of expertise,is not well understood and only nebulously defined.

It is generally diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist by the administration of drugs with various brand names. Despite the variety of names for these drugs, they are basically all the same. They are amphetamine.

Amphetamine is a dopamine and epinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Its long term effects are, at this time, unknown. What is known is this. These drugs, prescribed to children, are exactly the same drugs that would land an adult who possessed them without a prescription, in prison. Common sense would dictate that caution be exercised.

Since the drugs are considered to be harmful enough to society to attach a felony conviction to their unauthorized possession, what is the nature of the harm they are proposed to alleviate?

Drug treatment for ADHD is primarily a treatment of convenience for parents and teachers, and only secondarily as a benefit to the student. Consequently, if the student's academic performance can be improved, the drug administration might be lessened or eliminated.

As a child I suffered from this disorder long before there was a name for it. I do not wish that experience on anyone.

Consequently, I will tutor any student so diagnosed at a reduced rate, as it is the approach to study rather than the subjects themselves that need to be addressed, and the parents, should they be satisfied, may pay me whatever bonus they may feel is fair.

I am available to discuss this with any concerned parent and am comfortable doing so online via Skype or Yahoo IM.

Biology

I have a strong academic background in every phase of biology, from cell biology to neuroscience. I was an A student in biology at UCSD and love to teach it.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an expert in the academic development of elementary school academic performance. I have developed award winning programs for the City of San Diego and the Boys and Girls Clubs. I have impeccable credentials and endorsements.

I have 10 years of experience with K-6 students. The bulk of this experience has been pro bono. The program I developed for the City of San Diego benefited the K-6 residents at a city owned low-income apartment complex.

My students were so astonishingly successful that they gained attention from the elementary school they attended and were invited to be the guests of the faculty of the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Research, the world's foremost campus for molecular biology. There they were personally hosted by Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Guillemin. My student's are invariably successful.

Psychology

I have a degree in Experimental Psychology from UCSD. I also have a strong academic background in neuroscience and scored a 97% on the Functional Neuroanatomy final.

Besides a thoroughgoing knowledge of psychology and neuroscience I am an expert learning specialist with impeccable credentials from the foremost authorities in the field. Consequently, my students not only get timely help in the specifics of the subject I teach them how to approach any subject with a methodical certainty of success.

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts.

This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task.

These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning.

I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.



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