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James L.

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Learn from the best

$40/hour

  • 293 hours tutoring

  • Encinitas Encinitas, CA 92024

About James


Bio

Hi, My name is James, but all my students call me Jim. I know how painful it is to fail and the deep and the abiding satisfaction that comes with academic success. My students never fail. My students always succeed because I know how learning really works and I can teach you. I can teach you how to succeed quickly, permanently, and in every academic subject. I don't care what your past performance has been and I don't care what anyone else has told you. I know you can succeed. Furthe...

Hi,

My name is James, but all my students call me Jim. I know how painful it is to fail and the deep and the abiding satisfaction that comes with academic success. My students never fail. My students always succeed because I know how learning really works and I can teach you. I can teach you how to succeed quickly, permanently, and in every academic subject.

I don't care what your past performance has been and I don't care what anyone else has told you. I know you can succeed. Furthermore, I know that you can succeed right away. Your aim is not to get by, your aim is not to merely survive school, your aim is to excel and to excel at every subject. I know you can do it. I have rescued students from the toughest situations you can imagine. My degree is in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from UC San Diego. I have impeccable credentials from the foremost learning researchers in the world (available on request) and testimonials from parents and students from elementary school through high school.

My techniques are based on Nobel Prize winning research. They are solid. They work every time and they will work for you. I especially enjoy working with students that are in jeopardy, students that everyone has given up on, students that feel like giving up on themselves.

The Universe has been around for about 15 billion years and in all that time it has created only one of you. You are special, there will never be anyone else like you, you deserve to live a worthwhile and productive life. It can start right now and I would be honored to help.

Jim


Education

University of California, San Diego
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/3/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an expert in the academic development of elementary school academic performance. I have developed award winning programs for the City of San Diego and the Boys and Girls Clubs. I have impeccable credentials and endorsements. I have 10 years of experience with K-6 students. The bulk of this experience has been pro bono. The program I developed for the City of San Diego benefited the K-6 residents at a city owned low-income apartment complex. My students were so astonishingly successful that they gained attention from the elementary school they attended and were invited to be the guests of the faculty of the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Research, the world's foremost campus for molecular biology. There they were personally hosted by Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Guillemin. My student's are invariably successful.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts. This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task. These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning. I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have a strong academic background in every phase of biology, from cell biology to neuroscience. I was an A student in biology at UCSD and love to teach it.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an expert in the academic development of elementary school academic performance. I have developed award winning programs for the City of San Diego and the Boys and Girls Clubs. I have impeccable credentials and endorsements. I have 10 years of experience with K-6 students. The bulk of this experience has been pro bono. The program I developed for the City of San Diego benefited the K-6 residents at a city owned low-income apartment complex. My students were so astonishingly successful that they gained attention from the elementary school they attended and were invited to be the guests of the faculty of the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Research, the world's foremost campus for molecular biology. There they were personally hosted by Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Guillemin. My student's are invariably successful.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts. This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task. These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning. I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have a strong academic background in every phase of biology, from cell biology to neuroscience. I was an A student in biology at UCSD and love to teach it.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an expert in the academic development of elementary school academic performance. I have developed award winning programs for the City of San Diego and the Boys and Girls Clubs. I have impeccable credentials and endorsements. I have 10 years of experience with K-6 students. The bulk of this experience has been pro bono. The program I developed for the City of San Diego benefited the K-6 residents at a city owned low-income apartment complex. My students were so astonishingly successful that they gained attention from the elementary school they attended and were invited to be the guests of the faculty of the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Research, the world's foremost campus for molecular biology. There they were personally hosted by Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Guillemin. My student's are invariably successful.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts. This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task. These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning. I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.
English, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts. This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task. These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning. I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.
Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have a strong academic background in every phase of biology, from cell biology to neuroscience. I was an A student in biology at UCSD and love to teach it.
Psychology

Psychology

I have a degree in Experimental Psychology from UCSD. I also have a strong academic background in neuroscience and scored a 97% on the Functional Neuroanatomy final. Besides a thoroughgoing knowledge of psychology and neuroscience I am an expert learning specialist with impeccable credentials from the foremost authorities in the field. Consequently, my students not only get timely help in the specifics of the subject I teach them how to approach any subject with a methodical certainty of success.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

ADD/ADHD is a disorder whose etiology and treatment, despite numerous claims of expertise,is not well understood and only nebulously defined. It is generally diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist by the administration of drugs with various brand names. Despite the variety of names for these drugs, they are basically all the same. They are amphetamine. Amphetamine is a dopamine and epinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Its long term effects are, at this time, unknown. What is known is this. These drugs, prescribed to children, are exactly the same drugs that would land an adult who possessed them without a prescription, in prison. Common sense would dictate that caution be exercised. Since the drugs are considered to be harmful enough to society to attach a felony conviction to their unauthorized possession, what is the nature of the harm they are proposed to alleviate? Drug treatment for ADHD is primarily a treatment of convenience for parents and teachers, and only secondarily as a benefit to the student. Consequently, if the student's academic performance can be improved, the drug administration might be lessened or eliminated. As a child I suffered from this disorder long before there was a name for it. I do not wish that experience on anyone. Consequently, I will tutor any student so diagnosed at a reduced rate, as it is the approach to study rather than the subjects themselves that need to be addressed, and the parents, should they be satisfied, may pay me whatever bonus they may feel is fair. I am available to discuss this with any concerned parent and am comfortable doing so online via Skype or Yahoo IM.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts. This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task. These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning. I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have a strong academic background in every phase of biology, from cell biology to neuroscience. I was an A student in biology at UCSD and love to teach it.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an expert in the academic development of elementary school academic performance. I have developed award winning programs for the City of San Diego and the Boys and Girls Clubs. I have impeccable credentials and endorsements. I have 10 years of experience with K-6 students. The bulk of this experience has been pro bono. The program I developed for the City of San Diego benefited the K-6 residents at a city owned low-income apartment complex. My students were so astonishingly successful that they gained attention from the elementary school they attended and were invited to be the guests of the faculty of the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Research, the world's foremost campus for molecular biology. There they were personally hosted by Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Guillemin. My student's are invariably successful.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the past ten years I have been successfully teaching students how to learn. Study skills are among the least understood of the academic arts. This deficiency is the primary source of academic failure. My study methods produce learning as an inevitable result of their practice. They are applicable to any academic learning task. These methods are scientifically sound. They are based on the work of Dr. Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize for elucidating the biological nature of all human learning. I have been teaching these methods for the past 10 years to every manner of student with uniform success. For the WyzAnt reviewer, I would be happy to provide impeccable reference with regard to these methods from one of the world's foremost researchers as well as referrals from any of my numerous successful students.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Reading, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (99 ratings)
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(82)
4 star
(15)
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1 star
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Reviews

Personalized approach that is effective!

My wife and I wanted to find our four-year old child a tutor to help her begin reading as she was exhibiting an interest to do so. On the first session, Jim explained his approach to teaching and had our daughter writing words on the first day (she already knew her ABCs and could write each letter). After the second lesson, our child was writing sentences relating to her interests -- "Ladybugs can fly." I am impressed with Jim's approach and give him high recommendations based on our experiences.

Andrew, 24 lessons with James

Gives student a lot of confidence

It's been only fourth lessons with Jim. My son hated math so much and it was so dificult to make him study. I cannot beleive how he is looking forward to see Jim every time and he has start to enjoy learning math and I see huge difference with his confidence already.

Hande , 7 lessons with James

Excellent Tutor

Jim has helped me do well in school with his research in Psychology and mastery of study skills. I randomly called this tutor on Wyzant, and he has been a great help for me.

Joseph, 8 lessons with James

A good fit

I'm writing this review for my son. He is a junior in high school and has an IEP. In addition to needing much help and support for comprehension and processing issues, he struggles socially and has anxiety. Well, Jim was not only able to help him tackle the very difficult college prep biology course, but he also instilled a great deal of self-confidence boost and encouragement. My son grew to be quite comfortable and relaxed with Jim. They are both quirky guys in different ways and it worked for them! If you have a child that is "out of the box" so to speak, learning is challenging on many levels. I think its important to find someone that can connect with your kid and be open to trying a few sessions to see how they work together. I'm very grateful that we met Jim and he is a good man that my son came to depend on and looked forward to helping him go from failing quizzes/tests to getting a B on his final exam!

Andreas, 31 lessons with James

Good Preliminary Review

We have just started with James, but early indications are very good. My son has some learning difficulties in the current school environment so we have a ways to go. We will have a more detailed review after a few weeks. Update: Dax seems to be enjoying his tutoring and applying himself more diligently to his biology study and projects. We recommend Jim for any student that is having trouble keeping up with a class.

Stewart (son Dax), 10 lessons with James

Learning how to learn

Jim did a great job of helping our son learn how to learn. It refocused him on his study skills and gave him a new sense of understanding about why he should do what he needs to do to be an independent learner. Jim is supportive and positive.

Evan, 5 lessons with James

He is a must for your student.

James has been a blessing to our daughter. He has rebuilt her confidence in her abilities while retraining her on how to study. He provides a foundation that will aide our daughter for life long success in learning and retaining information. Thank you so much James.

Coral, 15 lessons with James

$40/hour

James L.

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