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James G.

San Jose, CA

$55/hr

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Since the 1980s, I've discovered that tutoring gives me joy because it is personally satisfying to assist and work with students towards solving a problem. I have taught general subjects to kids from K-12. I remember the first time I tutored children when I was obtaining my first degree in the local university -- San Jose State University, BS degrees in Biology and Accounting -- that it was in the "Aha!" moments, when light bulbs turned on in their minds, when one can see in their eyes and mouth and in what one can hear from the their voices that is especially gratifying to an instructor -- that they GOT it!!! At this instance, both parties are encouraged and both triumph in their spirits!

I feel compassion towards students when they have a need because I can identify with them being a student in the past, and this motivates me to do my best to accomplish their objectives. I try to use their interests in life to get them excited about understanding concepts in subject matters in which they need help. Also, I endeavor to make learning fun by playing board games and doing a sport or physical activity to get ideas across. In my next tutoring opportunity, I would like to implement stories to help students learn. To summarize, I will use a variety of approaches and will say it in different ways to bring about understanding.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics, Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Marketing, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Accounting, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am gifted in Math and in teaching Math. I've always been the top student in my class. Let me help you or your student in this subject.

Geometry

I am gifted in Math and in teaching the subject. For the most part, I have been the top student in my class. Let me know if I can help

SAT Math

I am gifted in Math and in teaching it. For the most part, I have been the top student in my class. I have significant experience in tutoring. Let me know if I can help.

San Jose State University

Education

San Jose State University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95119.


About James

Since the 1980s, I've discovered that tutoring gives me joy because it is personally satisfying to assist and work with students towards solving a problem. I have taught general subjects to kids from K-12. I remember the first time I tutored children when I was obtaining my first degree in the local university -- San Jose State University, BS degrees in Biology and Accounting -- that it was in the "Aha!" moments, when light bulbs turned on in their minds, when one can see in their eyes and mouth and in what one can hear from the their voices that is especially gratifying to an instructor -- that they GOT it!!! At this instance, both parties are encouraged and both triumph in their spirits!

I feel compassion towards students when they have a need because I can identify with them being a student in the past, and this motivates me to do my best to accomplish their objectives. I try to use their interests in life to get them excited about understanding concepts in subject matters in which they need help. Also, I endeavor to make learning fun by playing board games and doing a sport or physical activity to get ideas across. In my next tutoring opportunity, I would like to implement stories to help students learn. To summarize, I will use a variety of approaches and will say it in different ways to bring about understanding.

Education

San Jose State University

Education

San Jose State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95119

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics, Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Marketing, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Accounting, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, 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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