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Jem C.

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Upper Darby, PA (19082)

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Hi, my name is Jem. I hold a B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and I offer tutoring in all math levels as well as chemistry and physics.

My credentials include over 10 years tutoring experience and over 4 years professional teaching experience. I received 800/800 on the GRE math section and perfect marks on the Praxis I math section, as well as the Award for Excellence on the Praxis II mathematics content test.

I am able to tutor at flexible times and locations. I am able to provide references, documentation, etc. upon request. Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Jem’s subjects

ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science, Psychology
C++, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Japanese, Sign Language
General Music, Guitar, Sight Singing, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Japanese, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
C++, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Italian, Japanese, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Sign Language, Statistics


My first teaching job was in a school that specifically serviced special needs students. Each teacher received special training on how to aide students with a variety of differences, including ADD and ADHD. There and since I have worked with several students with ADD and ADHD both in their math content areas and with executive skills to help them succeed in all areas of their life.

Differential Equations

My degree is from RPI in Theoretical Mathematics, and thus included taking Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations as well as Linear Algebra a variety of other courses that require the use of differential equations. I have worked with students on many courses which applies differential equations as well as tutoring the course itself. I enjoy helping students identify the easiest path to a solution and the steps they should employ to get there.

Discrete Math

My degree is from RPI in Theoretical Mathematics, and thus included taking Discrete Mathematics as well as a variety of other proof-writing courses (Number Theory, Graph Theory, and Markov Chains to name a few). I absolutely love writing proofs and thinking problems out abstractly. I favor the Socratic Method of teaching, asking questions of the student to help him/her find her/his own way through the problem rather than telling what the next step is. This way the student not only learns how to solve a specific proof, but ways to approach proofs that will work on problems the student has never seen before.


I have tutored test taking for many tests, including the Praxis many times. I received a perfect score on the math section of the Praxis I, and scored in the upper 170s for reading and writing. I also received the ETS award for excellence on the Praxis II.

Visual Basic

I have taken several classes in computer science and have written programs in both C++ and VB. Most notably, I wrote a scheduling program for the school that I work at, first in C++ and then rewrote it in VB with Excel so that we could use forms to make the program more user friendly. I have also tutored computer science courses and courses that required algorithm or code writing several times.

Voice (Music)

I currently sing Sop.1 in PVOP. I teach reading music in both treble and bass clefs, time and key signatures. I also teach Solfege (Do, Re Mi..) and intervals to help with correct pitch. I use IPA to teach correct pronunciation of foreign language lyrics (particularly Latin). I have a portable keyboard to bring to lessons and music if the student doesn't have their own selections that they wish to learn.

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Rennselear Polytechnic Institute (Mathematics)

Wow! Excellent Tutor for a Challenging Math Class! — We finally found Jem for my son who is taking Advanced Statistics at a private school in the area. We went through four or five tutors until we found someone who was capable of helping him in this challenging class. Right away, my son knew she was the one who could help him. She was clear and efficient in the way she explained this very tough subject in addition to having a very nice and kindly w ...

— Marilyn, Bryn Mawr, PA on 3/7/14

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Standard Hourly Fee: $120.00

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Jem will travel within 10 miles of Upper Darby, PA 19082.

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