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James L.

Schaumburg, IL

$75/hr

180 LSAT Tutor!

Background check passed as of 12/6/13
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180 LSAT Tutor!

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I've taught the LSAT for 5 years, scored a 180 on the September 2009 LSAT, and several of my students scored in the 99th percentile and moved into LSAT teaching themselves. Not only do I have a perfect score, I also know what it takes to get you where you want to be on the score scale.

I don't offer any gimmicks or magic tricks to get you points on the LSAT. Yes, there are certain techniques and methods you can practice to make parts of the test run smoother, and we'll go over those. But primarily, I teach you how to do 3 things:

1) Keep it focused,
2) keep it simple, and those two things help you
3) spend enough time with the answer choices.

Those three concepts are enough to power you through every question in every section on every test.

I prefer to have 12 hours notice before cancellation, but that's flexible and I'm more than happy to do makeup sessions.

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
Philosophy, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
History:
American History,
Classics, European History, Geography,
Government & Politics,
Political Science,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Law,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics,
Reading,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar, Law,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

Although it's been a number of years since I sat for an ACT exam, I scored a 35 on the ACT English section in the early 2000s. Moreover, I am confident I can ace any ACT English question you can put in front of me, and I can help you get closer to that level of confidence, too!

ACT Math

I scored in the low 30s in the ACT Math section a number of years ago when I was still in high school, but now I can ace any ACT Math section you put in front of me.

I'm one of those people who has to work a little at math concepts before they really stick, so if I can get this good, so can you! I can help you get the ACT Math score you need.

ACT Reading

Over a wide variety of tests - including the ACT, SAT, GMAT, and LSAT - I have literally perfected the art of reading for success on standardized tests. My unique method of training students to read for both speed and comprehension is all but guaranteed to increase your performance.

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of those subjects I've never achieved less than an A in throughout my education. Algebra is also one of those subjects that keeps coming back in many of your other classes. I can give you the confidence you need to tackle algebra wherever you see it.

American History

I completed my Bachelor's degree in Political Science, and I took a particular interest in American politics. Therefore, my degree naturally incorporates a wide range of U.S. History topics. I'm also something of a history buff in my personal life.

College Counseling

With almost 7 years in the admissions test-prep industry, I've been right on the front lines of the admissions game. From personal statements to recommendations about when to submit, I am very experienced with helping students navigate the ins and outs of the application process. Also, I've been admitted to 3 elite universities (one of them being an Ivy League school at the undergraduate level), and I am personally familiar with what it takes to submit a competitive application package.

English

I have a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which required a great deal of reading a wide variety of works that are not only interesting for their political content, but have also been acclaimed as classic works of literature. In addition to this background, my (admittedly long) undergraduate career includes extensive experience with a wide range of classic works in the Western literary tradition.

Geography

Geography is one of those subjects I always aced whenever it surfaced in my schoolwork. Although it hasn't been a big part of my college or professional background, I still maintain a very strong hold on geographic concepts, and I can help you become more familiar with our world by teaching you how to use geography tools and resources.

Government & Politics

Not only are government and politics of great personal interest to me, I liked them enough to pursue a 4-year degree in the subject. I graduated from the University of Michigan's political science program with honors, and would love to help you attain success with whatever level of mastery you're looking for in this area.

Law

Wrapped up studies at Washington University School of Law less than a year ago. If you're still in law school, or applying... I feel your pain, and I can help! Among other honors, I won the 1L Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, which covers not just my speaking ability but also the prep work that goes behind it. You'll be in good hands.

Literature

I have extensive experience in a wide range of literature at the college level, covering anything from modern American lit to the ancient classics (we're talking Homer, Virgil, Plato, and the like). Anything in between is also fair game.

LSAT

I've taught the LSAT for 5 years, and I aced an official LSAT in 2009. Not every student can reach the 180 mark, but I can get you surprisingly close - probably a lot closer than you thought.

Microsoft Excel

I've had several jobs where I used Excel daily on a professional level. Beyond the typical workplace application of the program, I've also used Excel for extensive statistical and modeling projects, pushing the boundaries of what Excel (and my poor laptop) is capable of. In short, I can help you learn and master Excel!

Physics

I've completed the equivalent of 3 full first-year undergraduate physics courses, and I earned solid A's or better every single time! My greatest strength is in kinematics, but I'm no slouch when it comes to optics, electromagnetism, and other first year topics, either.

Political Science

I graduated with University Honors from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a B.A. in Political Science, in addition to making it into Pi Sigma Alpha (the political science honor society). My focus was in American politics as well as political media/communication.

Proofreading

Proofreading is one my strongest skills, period. If you require help in polishing something you've already written, I can ensure that the work you ultimately submit will not contain any embarrassing errors.

Public Speaking

Who talks more than lawyers? I won the 1L Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award at my top-20 law school, and can help you prepare for public speaking as well.

I'm a natural speaker, and I can help you attain a more confident, even, and powerful tone.

Reading

Reading is a skill heavily tested in both my undergraduate- (political science) and professional-level (law) education. Also, I combine these more traditional forms of reading with a great many insights from the test-prep world. If you or someone you know needs help improving reading speed and comprehension, I'm your guy!

SAT Math

I've mastered every part of the SAT, including the Math section. I can help you reduce errors and test with greater confidence, all by teaching you the basic tools you need for the SAT Math (which is not really like school math).

SAT Reading

I have a unique approach to reading on the SAT, which I honed and perfected for years on higher-level tests like the LSAT as well. My methods focus on breaking your old reading habits and teaching you how to read just as much as you need to in order to get the questions right.

SAT Writing

I achieved a perfect 800 score on my SAT Writing section. Writing is also a skill I used heavily in college (thanks to my political science major) and law school as well. I can help you write with greater clarity, strength, efficiency, and style - all while eliminating grammatical errors and other weaknesses.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary comes naturally to me, as my entire academic and professional career involves a heavy amount of writing at very high standards. I can help give your papers and essays a vocab boost, or assist you in expanding your general vocabulary powers.

Writing

Writing is something I do both professionally and for personal enrichment. From research-grade papers to more literary pursuits, I bring a healthy dose of practical experience and artistry to the craft. Well-versed in matters of style, tone, and flow, I can help you improve your writing both at school and in the workplace.

James’s Resources

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To get this answer, try the following methods:   1) 25% of $15.00 is $3.75. So 25% off of $15.00 means taking $3.75 off. The math would look like:   $15.00 - ($15.00 x 25%) = $15.00 - $3.75 =  $11.25.   2) The faster way is to realize that taking...

University of Michigan
Political Science
Washington University School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Michigan (Political Science)

Washington University School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Schaumburg, IL 60192.


About James

I've taught the LSAT for 5 years, scored a 180 on the September 2009 LSAT, and several of my students scored in the 99th percentile and moved into LSAT teaching themselves. Not only do I have a perfect score, I also know what it takes to get you where you want to be on the score scale.

I don't offer any gimmicks or magic tricks to get you points on the LSAT. Yes, there are certain techniques and methods you can practice to make parts of the test run smoother, and we'll go over those. But primarily, I teach you how to do 3 things:

1) Keep it focused,
2) keep it simple, and those two things help you
3) spend enough time with the answer choices.

Those three concepts are enough to power you through every question in every section on every test.

I prefer to have 12 hours notice before cancellation, but that's flexible and I'm more than happy to do makeup sessions.

Education

University of Michigan
Political Science
Washington University School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Michigan (Political Science)

Washington University School of Law (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Schaumburg, IL 60192

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
Philosophy, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
History:
American History,
Classics, European History, Geography,
Government & Politics,
Political Science,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Law,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics,
Reading,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar, Law,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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.


James’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by James. View all of James’s resources

To get this answer, try the following methods:   1) 25% of $15.00 is $3.75. So 25% off of $15.00 means taking $3.75 off. The math would look like:   $15.00 - ($15.00 x 25%) = $15.00 - $3.75 =  $11.25.   2) The faster way is to realize that taking...


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