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James B.

San Francisco, CA

$80/hr

Math/Econ/GRE/GMAT/SAT tutor

Background check passed as of 5/28/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Math/Econ/GRE/GMAT/SAT tutor

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I have a PhD in Economics from UCDavis and a Masters in Mathematics. I have a broad background in Math/Science and Economics. I have taught a number of courses and have previously worked as a GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT instructor. I am well regarded as an excellent instructor and am able to deal with students with a wide range of abilities in math, finance and economics. I worked a number of years as a data analyst and computer programmer and am well versed in communicating with people who have a variety of mathematical and technical skills.

Testimonials

"Great tutor for Quantitative Methods and complicated distribution analysis"

- Graham, San Francisco, CA on 12/10/12

"Highly recommend - great communication, help, and flexibility!"

- Jordan, Hercules, CA on 7/27/14

"Great Teacher"

- George, San Francisco, CA on 7/5/14

"Prepared Me for My DrPH Quantitative Comprehensive Exam"

- Marcia, San Francisco, CA on 4/1/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Nina, San Francisco, CA on 12/5/13

"Awesome tutor, the Great James B"

- Manja, San Francisco, CA on 11/17/13

"Finance tutor."

- Grace, Millbrae, CA on 6/17/13

"Great at simplifying the material"

- Stacy, San Francisco, CA on 3/18/13

"Good Match For Our Child"

- Pat, San Francisco, CA on 3/4/13

"My Best Tutor Ever!"

- Barry, San Francisco, CA on 3/2/13

"Great tutor! Easy to work with"

- Alex, San Francisco, CA on 2/22/13

"Jim B is an excellent tutor"

- Eileen, San Francisco, CA on 9/21/12

"Highly Recommended!"

- Kristina, San Francisco, CA on 2/5/12

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Jennifer, Stockton, CA on 12/20/11

"Very patient and provided the tools needed to build up my skills."

- Reid, Oakland, CA on 12/15/11

"great tutor"

- Kathleen, Elk Grove, CA on 11/5/11

"Responds quickly!"

- Terri, Davis, CA on 10/17/11

"Master of Pedagogics"

- Stan, Sacramento, CA on 2/16/11

"Outstanding!"

- Catherine, Davis, CA on 2/13/10

"Patient and easy to work "

- Karen, Elk Grove, CA on 5/18/09

"good session"

- Tom, Shingle Springs, CA on 4/7/09
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Econometrics,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biostatistics,
Electrical Engineering, Genetics, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C, C++, Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS, STATA
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, CBEST, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Business,
C++, Economics, Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biostatistics

I have a strong background in statistics and econometrics. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and math and have worked many years as a data analyst in a medical environment.

Business

I have years of experience tutoring and teaching classes related to undergraduate and MBA level courses in business. I have taught economics, operations research and finance related courses. I have acted as a tutor for MBA students in every course they took in their graduate school curriculum.

Differential Equations

I have a strong background in linear algebra and differential equations. I have a Masters in mathematics and a PhD in economics which requires a good understanding of both topics. I understand both the theoretical basis and practical application of both subjects. In particular, I understand the relationship between the two subjects.

Discrete Math

I have years of experience in discrete math. I took a number of courses in the subject. I've used the concepts during my years as a programmer and have tutored many students in the subject.

Econometrics

I have a PhD in economics and have taken 6 PhD level classes in econometrics.

Linear Algebra

I have a strong background in linear algebra and differential equations. I have a master's in mathematics and a PhD in economics, which requires a good understanding of both topics. I understand both the theoretical basis and practical application of both subjects.

I have done nearly 100 hours of tutoring in linear algebra and use it routinely in economics and finance.

STATA

I have years of experience using STATA. I used this program in a number of settings and am well-versed in it uses. I have previously tutored a number of students in this application. I have used the program for everything from elementary regression and statistical analysis to complex time series applications.

Marquette University
Math, Biology
Marquette University
Master's
U of California, Dav
PhD

Education

Marquette University (Math, Biology)

Marquette University (Master's)

U of California, Dav (PhD)

Great tutor for Quantitative Methods and complicated distribution analysis — Jim visited my home for over 6 weekends preparing me for an exam on Quantitative Methods. My normal reaction following finishing an exam is "I hope to pass" this time with Jim's help I now say "I expecting my first A". Very valuable tutoring by Jim and I highly recommend him. ...

— Graham, San Francisco, CA on 12/10/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of San Francisco, CA 94118.


About James

I have a PhD in Economics from UCDavis and a Masters in Mathematics. I have a broad background in Math/Science and Economics. I have taught a number of courses and have previously worked as a GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT instructor. I am well regarded as an excellent instructor and am able to deal with students with a wide range of abilities in math, finance and economics. I worked a number of years as a data analyst and computer programmer and am well versed in communicating with people who have a variety of mathematical and technical skills.

Testimonials

"Great tutor for Quantitative Methods and complicated distribution analysis"

- Graham, San Francisco, CA on 12/10/12

"Highly recommend - great communication, help, and flexibility!"

- Jordan, Hercules, CA on 7/27/14

"Great Teacher"

- George, San Francisco, CA on 7/5/14

"Prepared Me for My DrPH Quantitative Comprehensive Exam"

- Marcia, San Francisco, CA on 4/1/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Nina, San Francisco, CA on 12/5/13

"Awesome tutor, the Great James B"

- Manja, San Francisco, CA on 11/17/13

"Finance tutor."

- Grace, Millbrae, CA on 6/17/13

"Great at simplifying the material"

- Stacy, San Francisco, CA on 3/18/13

"Good Match For Our Child"

- Pat, San Francisco, CA on 3/4/13

"My Best Tutor Ever!"

- Barry, San Francisco, CA on 3/2/13

"Great tutor! Easy to work with"

- Alex, San Francisco, CA on 2/22/13

"Jim B is an excellent tutor"

- Eileen, San Francisco, CA on 9/21/12

"Highly Recommended!"

- Kristina, San Francisco, CA on 2/5/12

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Jennifer, Stockton, CA on 12/20/11

"Very patient and provided the tools needed to build up my skills."

- Reid, Oakland, CA on 12/15/11

"great tutor"

- Kathleen, Elk Grove, CA on 11/5/11

"Responds quickly!"

- Terri, Davis, CA on 10/17/11

"Master of Pedagogics"

- Stan, Sacramento, CA on 2/16/11

"Outstanding!"

- Catherine, Davis, CA on 2/13/10

"Patient and easy to work "

- Karen, Elk Grove, CA on 5/18/09

"good session"

- Tom, Shingle Springs, CA on 4/7/09
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Education

Marquette University
Math, Biology
Marquette University
Master's
U of California, Dav
PhD

Education

Marquette University (Math, Biology)

Marquette University (Master's)

U of California, Dav (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of San Francisco, CA 94118

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Econometrics,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biostatistics,
Electrical Engineering, Genetics, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C, C++, Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS, STATA
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, CBEST, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Business,
C++, Economics, Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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