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Credentialed California teacher with 31 years of experience.
Jim C.

1,339 hours tutoring

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Jim C.'s Photo

Credentialed California teacher with 31 years of experience.
Credentialed California teacher with 31 years of experience.
Jim C.

1,339 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,339 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Jim


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Hi, my name is Jim and I am a master level teacher, meaning I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. I have 31 years of classroom experience, teaching both adolescents and adults.
I enjoy helping students of all ages and learning levels develop a better understanding of their assignments and classes and I strive to see them become better learners and individuals. With just a little care and concern one can soon begin to understand the...

Hi, my name is Jim and I am a master level teacher, meaning I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. I have 31 years of classroom experience, teaching both adolescents and adults.
I enjoy helping students of all ages and learning levels develop a better understanding of their assignments and classes and I strive to see them become better learners and individuals. With just a little care and concern one can soon begin to understand the topic(s) that he or she has chosen to study.
I taught elementary school for five years, teaching a 4/5 grade classroom, then I taught math for a year to sixth grade students. I then moved onto teaching GED classes for 15 years to men in an incarcerated setting. I now tutor exclusively online with Wyzant, having the privilege of instructing students online from my home.
I am a voracious reader and writer and I have a proofreading and tutorial business named Write It Right! where I help individuals correct spelling and grammatical errors on their menus, websites and other written documents. I am fully capable of helping students study for and successfully pass the CBEST and GED exam. I especially enjoy working with ESL students write their essays into academically correct English.
I am a dynamic instructor with three decades of varied teaching experience who cares about a learners' well-being and success. I believe that all individuals are capable of learning, which takes time, energy, patience, and a great teacher, me(!), to bring academic success to fruition! Thank you for considering me for your online tutoring needs.


Education

University of New Mexico
Psychology and Education
University of New Mexico
MEd

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Greetings. I am an excellent grammar instructor with a concentration on syntax structure. I am the proprietor of a proofreading business called Write it Right! I have been a classroom instructor for over 30 years and have read and corrected students papers for spelling, grammatical errors and structure and convention.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I am a career teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. I have read and corrected various levels of written materials like CBEST writing prompts and legal contracts along with dissertations for spelling errors and proper grammatical use. I have also tutored a wide range of learners, from elementary students to college level, in their quest to learn to read more proficiently and write more creatively. I have earned a M.Ed. in elementary education and can help learners with their spelling and writing concerns or other topics relevant to elementary school.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a former elementary school teacher who taught a 4/5 combination class for five years. I also taught a sixth grade math/reading class then began a career as a GED instructor for adult men in a prison. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in local elementary school districts where I supervised grades k-12 throughout the day. I hold a M.Ed in Elementary Education with an emphasis in multicultural teacher education. At present, I tutor elementary grade and adult students and have experience tutoring students who are in GATE/ special education.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Greetings. I was an elementary school teacher for five years, teaching a 4/5 grade combination class. I then instructed a sixth grade math class. At present, I substitute teach in all grade levels, assisting students in math as well. I offer tutoring to adult math students, usually at the CBEST level.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I am a former elementary teacher and then an adult education teacher with a combined total of 30 years of teaching experiences. I also substitute elementary schools where I often teach science components. I am interested in helping you learn this topic.
Grammar,

Grammar

Greetings. I am an excellent grammar instructor with a concentration on syntax structure. I am the proprietor of a proofreading business called Write it Right! I have been a classroom instructor for over 30 years and have read and corrected students papers for spelling, grammatical errors and structure and convention.
Reading,

Reading

Greetings. I am a credentialed teacher in the state of California and I have over 30 years of classroom experience. I had instructed elementary school, grades four through six, for six years and then I began a career as an adult GED instructor at a prison. I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and have helped many students, including ESL's, to learn to read fluently. I am a patient and thorough instructor and excite learning in those that I instruct. Thank you.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a credentialed elementary school teacher and I have been teaching students how to spell correctly for over 30 years. I also own a proofreading business, Write it Right!, that helps individuals and businesses spell their documents correctly. I am obsessed with the correct spelling and expression of the written word. Please consider me for your spelling assistance. Thank you.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I am a credentialed elementary school teacher in California and have been teaching school for more than 30 years. I have helped both young and aged students with their writing and vocabulary needs in various ways, for example, teaching students the ways to write and to use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. I am the proprietor of a business known as Write It Right! Editorial Services.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

Greetings. I am an excellent grammar instructor with a concentration on syntax structure. I am the proprietor of a proofreading business called Write it Right! I have been a classroom instructor for over 30 years and have read and corrected students papers for spelling, grammatical errors and structure and convention.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am a career teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. I have read and corrected various levels of written materials like CBEST writing prompts and legal contracts along with dissertations for spelling errors and proper grammatical use. I have also tutored a wide range of learners, from elementary students to college level, in their quest to learn to read more proficiently and write more creatively. I have earned a M.Ed. in elementary education and can help learners with their spelling and writing concerns or other topics relevant to elementary school.
Reading,

Reading

Greetings. I am a credentialed teacher in the state of California and I have over 30 years of classroom experience. I had instructed elementary school, grades four through six, for six years and then I began a career as an adult GED instructor at a prison. I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and have helped many students, including ESL's, to learn to read fluently. I am a patient and thorough instructor and excite learning in those that I instruct. Thank you.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have 15 years as a GED instructor in a men's prison and, consequently, have taught at the SAT level of difficulty, including writing complex essays for the GED as well as the CBEST exam. While honing my skills as a writer, for several online blogs as well as an editor for a director of finance, I am well qualified to help a student to writer a successful SAT essay. I am anxious to begin helping you with this ever important exam.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a credentialed elementary school teacher and I have been teaching students how to spell correctly for over 30 years. I also own a proofreading business, Write it Right!, that helps individuals and businesses spell their documents correctly. I am obsessed with the correct spelling and expression of the written word. Please consider me for your spelling assistance. Thank you.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am a credentialed elementary school teacher in California and have been teaching school for more than 30 years. I have helped both young and aged students with their writing and vocabulary needs in various ways, for example, teaching students the ways to write and to use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. I am the proprietor of a business known as Write It Right! Editorial Services.
Writing

Writing

I have earned a M.Ed in elementary education and have taught writing to both elementary and adult students for a combined total of 30 years. I am obsessed with the correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure of most topics that I read. I also have a business, titled Write It Right! Editing Services, that assists both corporate level and lay individuals edit and their documents and help them to improve their writing techniques.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a former elementary school teacher who taught a 4/5 combination class for five years. I also taught a sixth grade math/reading class then began a career as a GED instructor for adult men in a prison. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in local elementary school districts where I supervised grades k-12 throughout the day. I hold a M.Ed in Elementary Education with an emphasis in multicultural teacher education. At present, I tutor elementary grade and adult students and have experience tutoring students who are in GATE/ special education.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught sixth grade math before, including Prealgebra. I am also a California credentialed teacher with over 30 years of experience. I am looking forward to helping you advance mathematically.
Reading,

Reading

Greetings. I am a credentialed teacher in the state of California and I have over 30 years of classroom experience. I had instructed elementary school, grades four through six, for six years and then I began a career as an adult GED instructor at a prison. I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and have helped many students, including ESL's, to learn to read fluently. I am a patient and thorough instructor and excite learning in those that I instruct. Thank you.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a credentialed elementary school teacher and I have been teaching students how to spell correctly for over 30 years. I also own a proofreading business, Write it Right!, that helps individuals and businesses spell their documents correctly. I am obsessed with the correct spelling and expression of the written word. Please consider me for your spelling assistance. Thank you.
Writing

Writing

I have earned a M.Ed in elementary education and have taught writing to both elementary and adult students for a combined total of 30 years. I am obsessed with the correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure of most topics that I read. I also have a business, titled Write It Right! Editing Services, that assists both corporate level and lay individuals edit and their documents and help them to improve their writing techniques.

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have taught sixth grade math before, including Prealgebra. I am also a California credentialed teacher with over 30 years of experience. I am looking forward to helping you advance mathematically.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a former elementary school teacher who taught a 4/5 combination class for five years. I also taught a sixth grade math/reading class then began a career as a GED instructor for adult men in a prison. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in local elementary school districts where I supervised grades k-12 throughout the day. I hold a M.Ed in Elementary Education with an emphasis in multicultural teacher education. At present, I tutor elementary grade and adult students and have experience tutoring students who are in GATE/ special education.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught sixth grade math before, including Prealgebra. I am also a California credentialed teacher with over 30 years of experience. I am looking forward to helping you advance mathematically.
Reading,

Reading

Greetings. I am a credentialed teacher in the state of California and I have over 30 years of classroom experience. I had instructed elementary school, grades four through six, for six years and then I began a career as an adult GED instructor at a prison. I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and have helped many students, including ESL's, to learn to read fluently. I am a patient and thorough instructor and excite learning in those that I instruct. Thank you.
Writing

Writing

I have earned a M.Ed in elementary education and have taught writing to both elementary and adult students for a combined total of 30 years. I am obsessed with the correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure of most topics that I read. I also have a business, titled Write It Right! Editing Services, that assists both corporate level and lay individuals edit and their documents and help them to improve their writing techniques.

Science

Psychology

Psychology

Psychology, B.A. and 10 years of experience working in psychiatric institutions. I read the most up to date topics on Psychology and love to put into practice the concepts that I learn. Let me help you study and digest this ever important science!

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

Fitness

I have been exercising for over 42 years, starting with weight lifting, which turned into bodybuilding. I then turned my sights to cross country skiing and now use bicycles as my primary form of training. I bicycle over 100 miles each week, combining both mountain bike and road bike riding. Additionally, I follow a vegan diet which, with combined with my training regiment, keeps me fit, lean and trim!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a former elementary school teacher who taught a 4/5 combination class for five years. I also taught a sixth grade math/reading class then began a career as a GED instructor for adult men in a prison. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in local elementary school districts where I supervised grades k-12 throughout the day. I hold a M.Ed in Elementary Education with an emphasis in multicultural teacher education. At present, I tutor elementary grade and adult students and have experience tutoring students who are in GATE/ special education.
GED,

GED

Greetings. I was a former GED instructor in a California prison for 14 years where, by my estimates, I helped over 300 men earn their GED. Now, I am interested in helping others earn this prestigious and ever important accomplishment. I have a thorough background and rich understanding of the topics that are on the GED exam and anxiously await for new students to help them earn their GED and advance their lives exponentially. Thank you.
Reading,

Reading

Greetings. I am a credentialed teacher in the state of California and I have over 30 years of classroom experience. I had instructed elementary school, grades four through six, for six years and then I began a career as an adult GED instructor at a prison. I have earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and have helped many students, including ESL's, to learn to read fluently. I am a patient and thorough instructor and excite learning in those that I instruct. Thank you.
Writing

Writing

I have earned a M.Ed in elementary education and have taught writing to both elementary and adult students for a combined total of 30 years. I am obsessed with the correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure of most topics that I read. I also have a business, titled Write It Right! Editing Services, that assists both corporate level and lay individuals edit and their documents and help them to improve their writing techniques.

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I successfully passed the CBEST on my first attempt with only a small pamphlet to study from. Since being a tutor on Wyzant, I have helped dozens of students study for various components of the CBEST exam (please see my reviews!). I have been a California teacher for 20 years. I can thoroughly assist a prospective CBEST student pass these ever important exams by emailing and then reviewing pertinent selected topics. I use common study guides, including the CBEST Test Preparation guide by Cirrus and the CBEST Prep Book by Apex test prep. Thank you.
GED,

GED

Greetings. I was a former GED instructor in a California prison for 14 years where, by my estimates, I helped over 300 men earn their GED. Now, I am interested in helping others earn this prestigious and ever important accomplishment. I have a thorough background and rich understanding of the topics that are on the GED exam and anxiously await for new students to help them earn their GED and advance their lives exponentially. Thank you.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have 15 years as a GED instructor in a men's prison and, consequently, have taught at the SAT level of difficulty, including writing complex essays for the GED as well as the CBEST exam. While honing my skills as a writer, for several online blogs as well as an editor for a director of finance, I am well qualified to help a student to writer a successful SAT essay. I am anxious to begin helping you with this ever important exam.

Examples of Expertise


Jim has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (880 ratings)
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Reviews

Patient, clear and well-prepared. With good interaction

Science GED HS with a practice test and feedback on answers to the questions. Very effective in teaching concepts, helping remember important details and building confidence

Susan, 16 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Susan, greetings. Thank you for your unsolicited review of my tutoring sessions with Lorenzo! He passed his GED exam after working with me for just two sessions. I was so impressed with his knowledge of Science and his comprehension abilities that I had no doubt that he would pass the exam on his first attempt! Let me know how I can assist him with any of his further endeavors. Jim.

Great teacher!

Jim is great with tutoring for my 11 year old son. I appreciate his academic level and patience when it comes to my goals for my child. I wish I had looked into this sooner!

Dara, 54 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Dara, thank you for your kind, unsolicited review. Alex is such a pleasure to work with, as he is always prepared with his assignments complete, thanks to you in no small part to uploading the documents before our sessions! Again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to tutor Alex.

Excellent and Thoughtful

Jim helped me through all the process of my research paper; Navigated me step by step, and my paper looked better than ever! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a paper or anything looked over

Edward, 1 lesson with Jim
Tutor responded:

Dear Edward, greetings and thank you for the ravishing review! I found pleasure in assisting you with your unique research topic. Contact me again for any further assistance that you may need.

Really good teacher

The lesson was a real pleasure. Jim has a great way of explaining, not only the grammaticality of writing, but also the musicality and underpinings of the setences themselves. My writing will improve as a result of his guidance.

Daniel, 1 lesson with Jim
Tutor responded:

Daniel, greetings. Hearing that you passed your CBEST writing essay brings music to my ears! The pleasure was all mine in assisting you. Go forth and become a great and fully credentialed teacher!

Thanks

This guy helped me out on writing a lot, great teacher, he offers a very reasonable price for each session.

Howie, 16 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Howie, thanks so much for another unsolicited review. I always enjoy assisting you.

Stepped up in emergency!

Jim was so helpful during a critical time for business essay!! Appreciate him going out of his way to help. Very helpful! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roxanna, 4 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Roxanna, greetings and thank you for the wonderful feedback! I am so grateful for students like you who appreciate my prompt and exactness towards their requests. Contact me anytime you are in need of assistance. Jim.

Excellent tutor!

Jim has been tutoring me in preparation for the California CBEST exam. So far we have been working on writing and math. He is very knowledgeable on the topics, has an extensive amount of experience, and easily explains concepts. I highly recommend him as a tutor!

Jennifer, 12 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Jennifer, greetings and thank you for the unsolicited feedback re my assistance to you. I found your essays to be complete and eligible to pass the CBEST writing exam. Consider me for any other topics that you may be in need of assistance with.

Thanks

Awesome, tutor. I fully appreciate his time and the best part I like about Jim is that he doesn’t change my whole writing he makes it better and restructures my writing to make it seem that it was me who wrote it. He is patience and he understands students such as myself who struggles with writing.

Oscar, 4 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Greetings, Oscar and thank you for your kind feedback. I take pride in fully assisting those who reach out to me for instruction and guidance. I have enjoyed reading your interesting essays re your upbringing. Best of luck in the future and I am at your service when you need me.

Great with Writing help!

Jim has been helping our child with writing and spelling. It’s been beneficial for him to have sone one on one time to get though this rough patch of corona, as said child likes and needs the one on one help in some of his more struggling areas of writing and spelling.

Laura Liz, 5 lessons with Jim
Tutor responded:

Dear Laura Liz, thank you for the kind feedback. It is such a pleasure to work with Philip as he too is patient. Additionally, thank you for supporting your son in his quest to become a better student.

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