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James W.

Fort Smith, AR

$45/hour

Career Engineer / Mathematics Enthusiast

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University of Arkansas
Electrical Engineering

Education

University of Arkansas (Electrical Engineering)

About James

During my time in college, I tutored/mentored several of my classmates, friends, and co-workers at various levels of math; developmental math, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, all while pursuing my engineering degree. I have continued to do so since graduation because I find it to be a rewarding experience. Not only do I get to help others come to a better sense of understanding with my one, true academic passion, but it really helps me keep my own math skills sharpened as well. That being said, I have spent many years on the other side of many math problems. I often encountered struggles trying to comprehend the mechanics and techniques of different problem types. As it turns out, what I actually struggled with most was comprehension of what the problems were actually asking for. Then I began really engaging the material at a conceptual level, and that's when things really started to click for me.

As such, I will engage students with significant enthusiasm, and I will challenge and encourage them to really excel beyond merely the scope of their coursework. I understand that different students learn best through the use of different methodologies. Some are visual learners, some are auditory learners, some learn best through the mistakes they make in practicing and working through problems. I can help students identify how they learn best, and use that to our advantage to try and get the most value out of tutoring sessions. I am generally a patient person, but I have the utmost patience with students who show the initiative to take on problems, ask questions, and do everything that they can to prepare themselves for their sessions.

The most important aspect of excelling in mathematics is not related to the computations and mechanics of solving problems. Sure, these things ARE very important and are skills that are necessary to develop, but they are only one perspective of the bigger picture. The single most important skill to have is the ability to identify and understand relationships. Being able to look at a problem that involves something that you may not know anything about, and identifying the relationship that it has with things that you already know is the single most critical skill to being fully successful in mathematics. I have the right combination of skill sets to help students do that.

If you're dealing with a particular math class that you don't see explicitly listed on my profile, please contact me and ask me about it. In the event that I cannot help you myself, I'll be happy to see if there is anyone among my network that can.
During my time in college, I tutored/mentored several of my classmates, friends, and co-workers at various levels of math; developmental math, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, all while pursuing my engineering degree. I have continued to do so since graduation because I find it to be a rewarding experience. Not only do I get to help others Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fort Smith, AR 72901
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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University of Arkansas
Electrical Engineering

Education

University of Arkansas (Electrical Engineering)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 25 miles of Fort Smith, AR 72901.