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James L.

Patient College Tutor specializing in Math

Patient College Tutor specializing in Math

$25/hour

  • 184 hours tutoring

About James


Bio

I'm James. I am currently a freshman at Santa Monica. Ever since sophomore year, I have been infatuated with tutoring. Although it was not my dream job, it was a way for me to connect with people and tutor people who need it. When I volunteered to tutor, I realized the necessity of a good teacher. Especially in the peer tutoring program, students from the same teacher would appear for help on multiple assignments and the actual lesson. As someone who excels in textbook learning, I realize the...

I'm James. I am currently a freshman at Santa Monica. Ever since sophomore year, I have been infatuated with tutoring. Although it was not my dream job, it was a way for me to connect with people and tutor people who need it. When I volunteered to tutor, I realized the necessity of a good teacher. Especially in the peer tutoring program, students from the same teacher would appear for help on multiple assignments and the actual lesson. As someone who excels in textbook learning, I realize the importance of a good teacher well versed in multiple modes of learning: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic (hands-on learning). As such, I have aimed to teach using visuals, stories, and examples which is much better than a formula or a string of long words.

In terms of education, I am going to college this fall. However, I have a 3.77 unweighted GPA and rank 52 of 578. I have 50+ hours of tutoring recorded on my official records. I am a tutor in the AP Calculus BC Club and peer tutoring program, where I have experience teaching and assisting in a range of different math and science subjects from Algebra 1 to AP Physics C. I also have a year of experience as a tutor in the Algebra 1 support class. In the Algebra 1 support class, I tutor a small group of 3-4 kids struggling in math, and I take as much time as possible to help them improve their number sense and the fundamentals of math. Although there is a limited amount of time, I always check for understanding and encourage students to understand math instead of memorizing it.

Outside tutoring, I love Computer-Aided Design. I am a Robotics business leader and the Computer-Aided Design club president, so I use Computer-Aided Design often.

I can tutor Algebra 1, Algebra 2, AP Calculus AB(Calculus 1), AP Calculus BC(Calculus 2), and AP Chemistry.
AP Calculus BC Score: 5
AP Chemistry Score: 5
SAT Math: 750

I am available easy to reach, and I have a flexible schedule. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $25
  • Rate details: AP Calculus BC is $30 per hour. Cancellation fee is $10
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an official tutor in my high school's Algebra 1 support class which helps students that are struggling in Algebra 1.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a tutor at the AP Calculus BC/Calculus 2 club. I've passed the AP Calculus BC test with a 5.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am an official AP Chemistry academic mentor for my high school and help students explain the various concepts inside within the subject. Passed with a 5 on the AP chemistry Exam
Algebra 2, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an official tutor in my high school's Algebra 1 support class which helps students that are struggling in Algebra 1.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a tutor at the AP Calculus BC/Calculus 2 club. I've passed the AP Calculus BC test with a 5.
Algebra 2, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an official tutor in my high school's Algebra 1 support class which helps students that are struggling in Algebra 1.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a tutor at the AP Calculus BC/Calculus 2 club. I've passed the AP Calculus BC test with a 5.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am an official AP Chemistry academic mentor for my high school and help students explain the various concepts inside within the subject. Passed with a 5 on the AP chemistry Exam
Algebra 2

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I am an official AP Chemistry academic mentor for my high school and help students explain the various concepts inside within the subject. Passed with a 5 on the AP chemistry Exam

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am an official tutor in my high school's Algebra 1 support class which helps students that are struggling in Algebra 1.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a tutor at the AP Calculus BC/Calculus 2 club. I've passed the AP Calculus BC test with a 5.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am an official AP Chemistry academic mentor for my high school and help students explain the various concepts inside within the subject. Passed with a 5 on the AP chemistry Exam
Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


James has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (62 ratings)
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Patient and understanding. Knowledgable.

The only thing that go against James is his youthful looks and age. I have tried many tutors, some have been retired with decades of experience as an educator, some have excellent and impressive credentials, but I learned that it is not an insurance that you will get the best tutor for your needs. My son has high functioning autism and have symptoms of ADHD. He is in eleventh grade and taking calculus BC and AP Physics but suddenly struggled in the third quarter. The effects of online schooling is getting on him. I did inform James beforehand and gladly accommodated my son is in IEP. James is very patient which is exactly what my son needs. He quickly get comfortable with James. My son was overwhelmed and in a panic mode, but with James help, he was able to go back to his comfort zone and salvaged his grades from complete disaster.

Nelson, 16 lessons with James

knowledgable and patient tutor

Very knowledgeable with pre-calculus, He took very difficult questions and was able to explain the way to solve them easily, simplified concepts and made things easy to understand.

Joseph, 1 lesson with James

Excellent tutor

James is an amazing tutor. My high school son enjoys working with him doing his calculus bc ap. He explains it like the high school does, which makes it easier for my son to understand. We will work closely with James in the future. He is the perfect fit for our needs.

Farah, 3 lessons with James

Knowledgeable, well prepared and puts students at ease

James is tutoring my daughter with calculus. She had never gone to a tutor before and did not know how to start. She had provided some topics before hand that she needed help with and James started with those. He was well prepared for the lesson and was able to explain formulas and theories that really seemed to help my daughter. My daughter is looking forward to more sessions with James!

Cris, 8 lessons with James

Excellent tutor!

Apart from being highly knowledgeable, James is such a kind and patient tutor. He always goes above and beyond to make sure the material is understood. My son has used James several times and really likes to work with him.

Kanchana, 17 lessons with James

Knowledgeable and patient tutor....

I took tutoring classes for AP Calculus BC from him and he is very good. He has a very good knowledge on the subject and explained concepts very well. I will take further classes from him and would recommend anyone needing help with Mathematics.

Mahesh, 2 lessons with James

Great tutor!

My son enjoyed his lesson very much with James. My son needed help on a big chemistry project, and James helped my son achieve a 97% on the project. James was a lot of fun too my son said and asked if we could put James in the regular rotation of tutors We will be back to James in the future.

Maria, 2 lessons with James
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$25/hour

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Response time: 46 minutes