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James E.

Agoura Hills, CA

$80/hour

Understand Math and Science without just memorizing formulas.

1750+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/28/17
4.9 average from 470 ratings
He taught me exponentially more than my regular teacher
— Larry, Camarillo, CA on 1/29/17

$80/Hour


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University of Southern California
University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

University of Southern California

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

About James

No charge on your session unless you are fully satisfied.

I have full availability on summer lessons!

Valedictorian St. Bonaventure High School

BS in Physics from USC

Master's in Physics from Pitt

Self educated in Writing and Philosophy

I have 5 years of experience teaching college classes and tutoring on all levels of math, science and writing.

I tutor all levels of physics and math. I can also help with papers in most any topic, and can help understand philosophy. (I even tutored one student in formal logic.)

My top priority is to give students a conceptual understanding of the material (as opposed to rote memorization). I do this by asking the student questions to gauge their understanding, then giving advice or practice problems to personally address the material they don't understand. I also like to encourage them by pointing out the things they do understand. I believe in being personally friendly but intellectually demanding.

Teaching is not just a job for me, it is my purpose in life. I am constantly thinking about new ways of teaching and how to correct my methodologies. I am in the process of writing a book outlining a fundamentally new math curriculum based on my new approach to how learning and knowledge works.

Full price of lesson will be charged for lessons canceled less than 8 hours before.
No charge on your session unless you are fully satisfied.

I have full availability on summer lessons!

Valedictorian St. Bonaventure High School

BS in Physics from USC

Master's in Physics from Pitt

Self educated in Writing and Philosophy

I have 5 years of experience teaching
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Background Check: Passed

"He taught me exponentially more than my regular teacher"

- Larry, Camarillo, CA on 1/29/17

"Knowledgeable and thorough"

- Jeanne, Oak Park, CA on 5/17/17

"Helped my son a lot"

- Luciana, Boca Raton, FL on 3/15/17

"Help in a Flash"

- Katie, Tarzana, CA on 12/13/16

"Well...finals are upon us"

- Ethan, Lamont, CA on 12/12/16

"Great tutor!"

- Alessandra, West Hills, CA on 11/4/16

"A phenomenal tutor"

- Maxwell, Camarillo, CA on 9/19/16

"Patient, thorough"

- Tina, Northridge, CA on 9/17/16

"Math Lesson"

- Randa, Westlake Village, CA on 6/25/16

"Excellent tutor and motivator"

- Mila, Oak Park, CA on 12/18/15

"Going Beyond"

- Lorraine, Broomfield, CO on 11/4/15

"Very knowledgable"

- Matt, Simi Valley, CA on 10/4/15

"Great lesson from James"

- Victoria, Thousand Oaks, CA on 9/23/15

"patient"

- McKenzie, Newbury Park, CA on 9/11/15

"Definitely Knows His Stuff"

- Patrice, Los Angeles, CA on 7/2/15

"Cool"

- Jose, Thousand Oaks, CA on 6/15/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Roya, Oak Park, CA on 4/4/15

"Didn't know what a tutor was until I was tutored by James"

- Michelle, Calabasas, CA on 2/24/15

"Like having a very smart friend."

- Jennifer, Oak Park, CA on 2/16/15

"Natural born teacher. Great communicator"

- Margaret, Newbury Park, CA on 12/16/14

"Very knowledgeable, energetic, and patient"

- Mai, Oak Park, CA on 10/31/14

"James is brilliant"

- Margo, Las Vegas, NV on 7/4/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Algebra 1

I have a master's degree in physics and am currently working on a book detailing a philosophy of mathematics education.

Calculus

I have been tutoring calculus and precalculus for 3 years and spent 2 years as a physics teacher.

Physics

I taught physics classes for two years and have been tutoring them for an additional 2 years.

Public Speaking

I do a weekly podcast were I discuss the history of philosophy. I have over 4 years of experience in public speaking: lecturing to as many as 100 students at a time, giving political speeches and recording podcasts.

University of Southern California
University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

University of Southern California

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

He taught me exponentially more than my regular teacher

He doesn't just help you with specific problems, but goes through the necessary steps to solving them. If the problem consists of multiple steps, he will explain each and every step more maximum understanding, and eventually gets you to understanding higher level questions within the same hour. He will also give you review problems to do if you would like, and is available for questions anytime yo

— Larry, Camarillo, CA on 1/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Agoura Hills, CA 91301.