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James K.

College Professor and a Dedicated and Patient Tutor

Geneseo, NY (14454)

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I am a full-time college professor at a nationally ranked public liberal arts college. I teach and do research in areas including physical geography, earth science, environmental science/studies, and ecology. Although I am new to tutoring, I often do one-on-one directed studies, and prefer a casual yet efficient use of time. Much of my experience has been with college students, but I have worked on projects with middle and high school students. I have also scored AP Environmental Science essay exams for the past three years.

I am also a great resource for technology (Microsoft Office) support, and developing presentation and written assignments. I enjoy working with adults as they learn new technologies. I can also provide tutoring and editing for written work.

I conduct a free needs analysis with each new student so that I may plan tutoring sessions that are efficient, effective, and meet individual needs.

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I hold a BS, MS, and PhD in geography, and have 20 years of experience working as a professional geographer and geography professor.

Microsoft Excel

I use Microsoft Excel daily in my teaching and research. I use higher ended functionality such as graphing, formulas, filters, and statistics. I regularly teach the software , and particularly enjoy working with adult students. Microsoft Excel tutoring comes with a free student needs analysis and a free fifteen minute orientation.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Microsoft PowerPoint daily for my teaching and research, and am familiar with higher end functions such as animation. I regularly teach the software , and enjoy working with adult students. I have many years experience in providing feedback and editing for PowerPoint presentations. Microsoft PowerPoint tutoring begins with a free student needs analysis and a free fifteen minute orientation.

Microsoft Word

I use Microsoft Word daily to write teaching materials and research articles. As such, I often use the higher end functions of the software, including automated citations and track changes. I also regularly teach the software to new users, and particularly enjoy working with adult students. I customize tutoring based on a particular discipline or career. Tutoring in Microsoft Word includes a free needs analysis, and a free fifteen minute introduction to the software.

Public Speaking

I have been giving presentations for more than twenty years as a consultant, trainer, and professor. Audiences have included university administrators, city government leaders, academics, and community groups. I have been invited to lecture at universities, conferences, and for professional lecture series.


In my full-time job as a college professor, I write and publish manuscripts related to my research. I also write professional reports regularly. I am also a skilled editor. I serve as a reviewer for several professional journals, and am constantly editing student papers. As such, I am well-qualified to provide feedback and guidance on a range of written materials.

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Mansfield University (Geography)

Shippensburg University (Master's)

West Virginia University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rate varies depending on subject and session length, but will never exceed $45/hour.

Travel policy

James will travel within 35 miles of Geneseo, NY 14454.

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