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I'm an expert in working with students to develop skills and to understand concepts. My expertise is especially strong in problem solving, and applying concepts to real world situations. I enjoy working with students. When my son was in college, we used to problem solve on the phone and via email. His classmates wanted him to "rent me out".
I'm a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley with multiple degrees in Engineering. I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the Golden Gate University School of Business. I teach graduate-level courses in Business-to-Business Marketing, with a focus on technology marketing. This focus encompasses all aspects of the business of marketing, including P&L calculations, margin analysis, ROI analysis, and budgeting. Technologies covered include servers, storage, cloud computing, and social media. In addition, twenty years of marketing has honed my understanding and expertise in the art of writing.
I enjoy working in a teaching mode with kids. I have been active with the Boy Scouts for 20 years, and counseled scouts in several merit badge categories, including Personal Fitness, Computing, and Citizenship. I spent three semesters working with Junior Achievement in the Palo Alto and Mountain View School Districts. I'm an expert in working with students to develop skills and to understand concepts. My expertise is especially strong in problem solving, and applying concepts to real world situations. I enjoy working with students. When my son was in college, we used to problem solve on the phone and via Read more
Jim is a wonderful Chemistry tutor. He is patient, very intelligent, relaxed and easy to work with, and he can even crack a good joke. He tutored me in basic Chemistry and is moving on with me to an upper level class. Now that we have been working together, I couldn't imagine getting through next semester without him! His schedule is flexible around mine and he is alway very reliable with our appointments. He helped me get over failing my first test and I ended up with a B in the hardest class of my college career. Not only does he help you figure out which basic concepts you may need to brush up on to move forward, but he also helps make study guides, explains how chemistry relates to the real world, and has multiple ways to teach you the topics based around how you specifically learn. I've referred one friend already and would absolutely recommend his tutoring to anyone, especially those that are feeling very lost when it comes to math and science. Jim L. is a Chemistry Master!
Jim has been working with my son for the past semester for AP physics and he has improved tremendously. My son tells me there's a lot in the class that can be hard to understand, especially when the teacher moves very quickly. Luckily, we found Jim on WyzAnt and my son understands the concepts much better. Jim is always on time and his lessons are clear and thorough. I've only heard good things from my son and his grade in the class is much higher than it has ever been before. I recommend Jim for anyone who needs help in science or math.
He's honestly the best that I have found on this site so far when it comes to microelectronics and linear systems analysis. He really does a great job trying to adapt to the learning style of the student so that they can better grasp the material. For a class (microelectronics) that I felt as lost as someone trying to interpret hieroglyphics for the first time, I now feel like I can better navigate through the material. He does a great job for helping you understand the big picture of the material without getting too caught up in the details and then effortlessly hones in on the specifics you are struggling with. I absolutely recommend him (although I don't want to and hog him to myself since he already has a lot of students). Well worth the money.
Jim was wonderful, warm, and understanding in helping me to study for the GRE. I have terrible test anxiety and so the thought of taking the test scared me. Jim met with me for months, coming whenever I needed him and communicating well throughout the process. He gave me homework to work on, and slowly I watched my practice test scores improve throughout the process. I would absolutely recommend Jim to everyone and anyone looking to do well on a standardized test. He is full of information and knowledge and now I got the opportunity to interview at two doctoral programs for psychology this past weekend! I did well and surpassed my own expectations. Go with Jim!
Mr. L has tutored my son in Chemistry last year, and Physics this year. Beyond being well versed in both subjects, he showed him real life applications to scientific principals. This kept him interested in the class material, and got him thinking about jobs in the engineering field he may want to pursue. When they covered the energy unit in chem, Mr. L showed him how to derive the energy released in a nuclear explosion. Way to spark a teenage boy's curiosity and interest in science!
Jim helped my kids review algebra material over the summer in order to be ready to return to school. He was very helpful and they enjoyed working with him.
Jim was very knowledgeable and very patient with our son going over prealgebra this summer. His seasoned help ensured that our son was ready for the next level of math starting in September. Thank you Jim!
Since Mr. L worked with my son with his Algebra lessons, he got his first A in Algebra. I'm so glad I called WyzAnt.
My son reported that his session went well with Jim L and he wants to continue with a next session.
Jim was an awesome tutor! I was studying electrical engineering on my own (and with Jim) to be better prepared to design medical devices. Jim was great at taking concepts presented in the book and relating them to real life.
I've been working with Jim for about three weeks now, getting help with second semester college chemistry and he's been really helpful. He's great at explaining things to me and approaching the same question in different ways until I really understand it.
My class just finished talking about thermochemistry and when I met with him today, I was able to do a lot of the questions on my own - a testament to him doing his job well. A couple of weeks ago, I had no idea where to start with most of the questions. Sometimes he mixes things up a little bit, but upon asking more questions and connecting the dots on my own, we almost always end up at the correct answer.
We're moving on to electrochemistry in lecture next week, and he said that he remembers electrochemistry better than thermochemistry. I hope he's right, because I don't understand any of it at this point, despite having learned it a year ago. He's been available every time I've scheduled a session, even when I ask if he's available only a couple of days in advance, and has been able to easily reschedule when I accidentally overbook a particular part of my day.
I was a "C" student in Chemistry. I am now a solid "B" thanks to Jim's patience and persistence. Jim also is respectful, listens to my questions, and is easy to work with.
Jim carefully goes through my daughter's lessons, works with her on the homework, and simplifies the concepts so she "gets" it. Transformed her from a C to an A. My daughter is really enjoying her class and has the confidence/comfort with Algebra 2. Excellent tutor! Thanks Jim.
Jim is an excellent tutor. My daughter said he explained things very clearly and made calculus understandable. I highly recommend him for all your tutoring needs.
Jim was an excellent Algebra tutor for my son. His test scores doubled in 4 weeks of tutoring with Jim.
In addition, Jim was very reliable and flexible.
Jim L. has the rare combination of knowledge and approachability. I think he also teaches at the University. He drove all the way from San Francisco to tutor my son for both Physics and Calculus. Jim is also good with reviewing material taken in class. He has a calming presence, and he is a great, great find. I would not be surprised if he will be fully booked this coming school year!
Good job Jim. Your knowledge base in math and physics could land you in a lab! I know you would rather be tutoring us though!
My grandson is much more confident in his ability to learn and perform math skills thanks to Jim. He is excited about having Jim as a tutor and actually looks forward to the sessions. We couldn't be more pleased.
Jim was easy to get a hold of and very flexible with his schedule. He helped me to understand the concepts of Algebra start to finish.
He has great patience and I will most certainly contact him throughout the duration of my class for continued help! Thanks Jim.
Jim is an excellent tutor. He has been tutoring my daughter in Physics and SAT math. Her Physics scores have improved. Recently Jim worked with my daughter on physics problems and concepts for a quiz the following day. She left that quiz feeling she did well and she did. Other classmates said it was really hard and had a difficult time. Jim identifies problem areas quickly, he has various methods to assist with learning and is patient. He truly understands physics, math and teaching skills. Very personable and professional. I highly recommend him.
My son is enjoying Math again thanks to Jim. During their sessions, Jim makes algebra seem easy and explains the concepts in a way that make sense. We are very happy with the results!!
Jim is one of the best tutors I’ve had so far that really help me understand physics in a more conceptual level. I had a midterm that I really needed to do good in. And Jim helped me achieve that by teaching me physics concepts in a way that I could really understand. When I got my midterm back I was really surprised that I did better than what I've had expected and as well did better than the majority of my class mates. If you’re looking for a physics tutor I would highly recommend Jim as one of your choices because he really understands the language of physics!!!
Wow - Just one tutoring session so far and my son already feels more comfortable with pre-cal!
Thank you so much Jim.
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I have multiple degrees in electrical engineering. I worked as an Electrical Engineer at one of the premier R&D institutions - Bell Laboratories. In my career in Silicon Valley I have had responsibility for Product Marketing for some of the most complex products in the industry, which required daily application of my EE skills. To do my job I was required to maintain my currency in the prevailing technology, and thus to practice my EE skills .
I have tutored several students in the K-6 demographic, whose parents sought me out through the website. I raised two sons, one with ADHD, via private school in San Francisco and helped them both to succeed. With my educational background, and my experience teaching as an adjunct professor, I am familiar with the pedagogical methods that can be used to help younger students.
I have advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering. Digital systems design and management is based on the Boolean algebra and symbolic logic. I applied the principles during eight years as an electrical engineer at one of the premier design centers in the world. In addition, I have taken multiple courses in logic both mathematical and philosophical. I am an adjunct professor and am well-versed in the pedagogical methods needed to tutor this discipline.
I am a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, where all my experience has been in Marketing. I am proficient in Product Marketing, Channel Marketing, Field Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Solutions Marketing. I teach Business Marketing at the Graduate level to students from all over the world. I have been a consultant in the marketing field to top companies in the Bay Area.
I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.
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