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James J.

"Professor J" Tutoring New Students at Every Level; Writing Specialist

West Chester, PA (19382)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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How does a student go from getting a grade of 38 on their first test to scoring a grade of B on their second one? Answer: They asked me to tutor them before they took the second test.

My experience as a primary, high school-level and college-level educator has helped dozens of struggling students not only pass their courses, but excel in their subject areas. I offer tutoring in English, SAT Writing & Reading, History, Social Studies, and Theology. My years of educational experience have also enabled me to develop sound and proven methods for helping students develop "study skills" ... skills which have enabled students not only to understand, but even master material with which they may have struggled in the past.

While most of my time is spent teaching and writing, I also tutor students at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA. It is there that I have been most effective in helping students develop study skills, which have enabled them to complete their studies successfully.

I am more than happy to travel to a student's home or school for tutoring (within 30 miles from West Chester, PA). If you are not quite sure if my expertise will be a good match for your student, I am always willing to discuss your situation via telephone first. Your student does not need to anguish in their educational path any longer. I want to help! I respond to email inquiries within 30 minutes.

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James’s subjects

ACT English

I have taught English at the high school level and currently teach Grammar & Composition at the college level. While teaching high school English, part of the course curriculum included preparing students for the ACT/SAT English/Writing section. I currently tutor students in English/Writing at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

ACT Reading

I have taught English at the high school level and currently teach Reading Comprehension at the college level. While teaching high school English, part of the course curriculum included preparing students for the ACT/SAT Reading section. I currently tutor students in Reading Comprehension at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

ADD/ADHD

I currently tutor students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA. Through my experience, I have developed a "organized learning process" now being used by each of my students. This learning process has enabled every student to excel in the subject areas in which they previously struggled. This "organized learning process" can be adapted for elementary, high school, and college level students.

Bible Studies

I have a BA in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MA in Divinity, have served as a Pastor in the United Methodist Church, and am currently completing a Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. I currently teach Theology at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

English

I have taught English at the high school level and currently teach English Composition at the college level. In addition to teaching English, I served as an editor for a magazine with a circulation of more than 250,000 subscribers. I currently tutor students in English at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Grammar

I have taught Grammar at the high school level and currently teach Grammar as part of the course curriculum at the college level. In addition to teaching Grammar, I served as an editor for a magazine with a circulation of more than 250,000 subscribers. I currently tutor students in Grammar at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Literature

I have taught literature in high school and college as an integral part of the curriculum of English courses. Course content included works by Poe, Shakespeare, and Hemingway, as well as various collections of short stories. I am also the author of more than 150 short stories, articles, and features. Additionally, I have just completed a book of creative non-fiction.

Public Speaking

Fore more than 30 years, I have been active as a public speaker, presenting workshops and seminars on direct mail writing and grant writing. I served as a pastor of a United Methodist Church, preaching sermons every Sunday as well as officiating at weddings and funerals. I also currently lecture at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Reading

I am also the father of five children. While my children are grown now, I know the unique educational needs of young children as well as older students and even adults. I am also available in evenings, nights, and weekends.

Religion

I have a BA in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters of Divinity, and I am completing a Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. I am a former United Methodist pastor and currently teach Theology at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

SAT Reading

I have taught Reading at the high school level and currently teach Reading Comprehension at the college level. While teaching high school English, part of the course curriculum included preparing students for the SAT Reading section. I currently tutor students in Reading Comprehension at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

SAT Writing

I have taught Writing at the high school level and currently teach Writing at the college level. While teaching high school English, part of the course curriculum included preparing students for the SAT Writing section. I currently tutor students in English at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Spelling

I have taught English at the high school level and currently teach English at the college level. While teaching high school English, part of the course curriculum included teaching students methods for ensuring correct spelling and vocabulary. I currently tutor students in English at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Study Skills

I currently tutor students at the Academic Resource Center of Neumann University in Aston, PA. The primary area of concern for these students is the development of study skills. I have been doing this for more than a year now with great success.

Vocabulary

I have taught English at the high school level and currently teach English at the college level. While teaching high school English, part of the course curriculum included teaching students methods for ensuring correct spelling and vocabulary. I currently tutor students in English at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

World History

While most of my time is spent teaching and writing, I also tutor students in a number of subject areas -- including History -- at the Academic Resource Center at Neumann University in Aston, PA. It is there that I have been most effective in helping students develop study skills, which have enabled them to complete their studies successfully.

Writing

I am also the father of five children. While my children are grown now, I know the unique educational needs of young children as well as older students and even adults. I am also available in evenings, nights, and weekends.

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Education

VA Commonwealth University (Bachelor's)

LaSalle University (Master's)

Graduate Theological Foundation (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates (two or more students) available at an hourly rate of $30 per student.

Travel policy

James will travel within 30 miles of West Chester, PA 19382.

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