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James M.

Science and Math Guru

Helotes, TX (78023)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I am a highly experienced science and mathematics instructor with 20+ years experience in middle school, high school & college environments. I am a can-do educator, who has a proven track record for success. I have proven ability to energize students to excel in the sciences and mathematics. I am Texas certified in Composite Science & Mathematics. I have the rare ability to explain difficult concepts in multiple straight forward ways to students. This allows them to gain confidence in themselves and succeed academically.

I have been lauded in performance evaluations for high integrity, innovative approaches to student motivation, the ability to manage a heavy and diverse course load, and the rare skill to create excitement in areas of education normally viewed as dull, repetitive and boring.

I am immune to stress and able to reduce complex scientific and mathematical concepts to straightforward, understandable information capable of being assimilated by a wide variety of student aptitudes.

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James’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Dentistry, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
History:
American History, Social Studies
Computer:
Desktop Publishing, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks

ACT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the ACT for many years.

ACT Science

I am a certified instructor in science and have taught and tutored the science portion of the SAT for many years.

Algebra 1

I am a certified instructor in Algebra I and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra I is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.

Algebra 2

I am certified instructor in Algebra II and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra II is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.

American History

I have taken numerous courses in American history and have read many books pertaining to our country's past. I am able to instill solid methods of studying history that will make the student successful in the course.

Astronomy

I have taken numerous astronomy courses and have a strong physics and mathematical background.

ASVAB

I have a very strong background in both math and science. I have tutored students on the science and math portions of the ASVAB for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.

Biology

I have taught and tutored Biology for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain difficult concepts in multiple ways so the student has true understanding and grasp of the ideas and principles. Students can then apply them to solve problems and master the concepts in their class.

Calculus

Calculus is an upper mathematics course that is key to engineering, physics and consumer economics. It also lays the foundation for more advance courses in mathematics.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is challenging course of study. Although I am not an engineer, I have taken a few engineering classes and have worked as a tutor for students in chemical engineering. My strong background in chemistry, physics and mathematics helps me to be an effective tutor in this subject area. I have a standing policy if my student feels the session was not beneficial to them there will be NO charge for that session.

Chemistry

I have taught and tutored Chemistry for over 15 years. I have written curriculum for regular, pre-AP, AP, and IB chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain the concepts and problem solving in multiple ways so my students can grasp it. I guarantee my work, if for any reason you are not satisfied there will be no charge for the session.

Dentistry

I have tutored several students in preparing for the DAT. It covers numerous topics in science (chemistry and physics) and in mathematics that I am well versed in. My students have been successful on the exam after working with them.

Desktop Publishing

I have prepared published reports and used Microsoft publisher to make flyers, business cards,brochures, etc. I have also done lots of PowerPoint presentations for organizations and my lectures for college and high school students. I have done excel spreadsheets and graphs and inserted them in to reports. I am well versed in creating professional quality documents on the computer.

Discrete Math

I have 21 hours of advanced, upper divisions mathematics in college. I have taken Discrete mathematics and taught mathematics at the college level. I believe that makes me qualified to tutor Discrete mathematics.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked aligning curriculum k-12 for St Micheal Indian school. I have taught elementary social science, science and math. I have tutored successfully numerous elementary students in the past.

Elementary Math

I am a certified instructor in math and have taught and tutored math at all grade levels for many years.

Elementary Science

I am a certified instructor in science and have taught and tutored science at all grade levels for many years.

Geology

I have a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas. I have taught and tutored it at the middle school, high school and college level for many years.

Geometry

I am a certified instructor in geometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. When instructing geometry I relate concepts to real life objects. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. Helping students to visualize the concept and how the mathematical formulas apply to it are key to their success.

GRE

I am a certified instructor in science & mathematics and have tutored the science & math portion of the GRE for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.

Linear Algebra

I have taken a linear algebra class in college and am familiar with the curriculum. I have a strong math background, plus I am a certified instructor in mathematics. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.

MCAT

I have tutored the math & science portions of the MCAT for Kaplan.

Mechanical Engineering

I have taken numerous courses over Newtonian mechanics and basic engineering classes plus have a strong science & math background. I have tutored engineering students in the past successfully and have a standing policy if a student does not feel the session was beneficial there will be NO charge for that session.

Physical Science

I have a master's degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus I have taught and tutored physical science for many years.

Physics

I have a Masters degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus have taught and tutored physics for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain the complex concepts, with the associated formulas, in concrete, multiple ways so the student can truly grasp the material and solve the problems.

Praxis

I took and passed the PPST Praxis I for writing, reading and mathematics; in addition I took and mastered the content knowledge exam in mathematics and chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.

Prealgebra

I am a certified instructor in algebra and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain mathematical concepts in multiple ways so that the student can really understand and grasp them.

Precalculus

I am certified instructor in Precalculus and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving. Precalculus is an essential core course that lays a foundation for Calculus and other upper level math courses.

SAT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the SAT for many years. I have trained with Kaplan as a SAT tutor and quite familiar with their methods. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

TAKS

I am a certified TX instructor in Mathematics and Composite Science and have successfully tutored many students in TAKS math.

TEAS

I believe I can help a student prepare for the TEAS exam given my background in Math & Science.

Trigonometry

I am certified instructor in Trigonometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. Trigonometry is an essential core course that lays a foundation for Calculus and other upper level math courses.

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Education

University of Texas, Arlington

Texas A&M University -College Station, Tx. (Master's)

Great tutor and very easy to talk to! James M. is a very friendly and patient tutor. He does not hurry you to feel that you know the subject matter until you know the information. He has an uncanny way of breaking down the information in multiple formats to ensure every student can be reached by one method or another. I enjoyed his lesson and would use him, as well as recommend him to anyone! Definite 5 star rating. This was my first ...

— Chuck from San Antonio, TX on 5/1/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

2 students $30/hr [each] 3 or more students $25/hr [each]

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James will travel within 40 miles of Helotes, TX 78023.

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