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James W.

Alexandria, VA

$50/hr

Physics and Math

Background check passed as of 9/30/13
Usually responds in about 16 hours

Physics and Math

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I am a former Air Force engineer and pilot. I have taught a number of different topics including engineering, mathematics, physics, flying, and survival.

I spent four years teaching undergraduate electrical engineering, general engineering, engineering mathematics, and physics. I was also an instructor pilot for many years in the Air Force teaching both flight fundamentals and instrument flying.

In my many years, I have had hundreds if not thousands of hours of one-on-one instruction in the subjects I taught. I have developed an understanding of how students learn, what misunderstandings they will have, how to prevent those misunderstandings, and how to motivate them. I am patient with my students and I like to move at their pace and no faster.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar
Science:
ACT Science, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have expertise in math from basic arithmetic to calculus. I have years of experience teaching math, physics, and engineering. I understand what students need to learn, what mistakes they will make, and how to avoid them. My focus is on understanding the concepts rather than memorization for the sake of passing the test.

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1987, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, 1997. I spent four years as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2003 to 2007. I also taught engineering math, physics, engineering fundamentals, and aviation.

Electrical Engineering

I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1987, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, 1997. I spent four years as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2003 to 2007. I also taught Circuits I and Circuits II, communications systems, digital systems, electromagnetics, electrical power generation and distribution, electrical machinery.

Geometry

I spent four years as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2003 to 2007. I also taught engineering math, physics, engineering fundamentals, and aviation. Geometry is a topic I use everyday. I have developed an understanding of how students learn, what their misunderstandings will be, and how to preempt those understandings to help them learn the concepts the first time.

Linear Algebra

I have taught undergraduate physics, advanced engineering mathematics, electromagnetic theory using integral calculus. I have tutored students in trigonometry, geometry, pre-calculus, and college algebra for three years. I have a master of science in electrical engineering.

Trigonometry

As a pilot, engineer, and teacher, I use trigonometry regularly in my daily work. I have years of experience developing lesson plans, working with students, and helping them through difficulties in understanding. There is no one technique that works with everyone so I have many approaches that I use to help my students learn.

US Air Force Academy
University of Dayton
Master's

Education

US Air Force Academy

University of Dayton (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

James will travel within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22302.


About James

I am a former Air Force engineer and pilot. I have taught a number of different topics including engineering, mathematics, physics, flying, and survival.

I spent four years teaching undergraduate electrical engineering, general engineering, engineering mathematics, and physics. I was also an instructor pilot for many years in the Air Force teaching both flight fundamentals and instrument flying.

In my many years, I have had hundreds if not thousands of hours of one-on-one instruction in the subjects I taught. I have developed an understanding of how students learn, what misunderstandings they will have, how to prevent those misunderstandings, and how to motivate them. I am patient with my students and I like to move at their pace and no faster.

Education

US Air Force Academy
University of Dayton
Master's

Education

US Air Force Academy

University of Dayton (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22302

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar
Science:
ACT Science, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word

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.


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