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James B.

San Francisco, CA

$80/hour

Math/Econ/GRE/GMAT/SAT tutor

In-person lessons
4250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/29/14
4.9 average from 635 ratings
Great tutor for Quantitative Methods and complicated distribution analysis
— Graham, San Francisco, CA on 12/10/12

$80/Hour


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Marquette University
Math, Biology
Marquette University
Master's
U of California, Dav
PhD

Education

Marquette University (Math, Biology)

Marquette University (Master's)

U of California, Dav (PhD)

About James

I have a PhD in Economics from UCDavis and a Masters in Mathematics. I have a broad background in Math/Science and Economics. I have taught a number of courses and have previously worked as a GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT instructor. I am well regarded as an excellent instructor and am able to deal with students with a wide range of abilities in math, finance and economics. I worked a number of years as a data analyst and computer programmer and am well versed in communicating with people who have a variety of mathematical and technical skills. I have a PhD in Economics from UCDavis and a Masters in Mathematics. I have a broad background in Math/Science and Economics. I have taught a number of courses and have previously worked as a GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT instructor. I am well regarded as an excellent instructor and am able to deal with students with a wide range of abilities in math, finance Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of San Francisco, CA 94118
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor for Quantitative Methods and complicated distribution analysis"

- Graham, San Francisco, CA on 12/10/12

"Patient, great detail, comes prepared"

- Daniel, San Mateo, CA on 10/12/17

"Explained class material very well"

- Henry, San Francisco, CA on 4/29/17

"Effective Tutor in Statistics"

- Janelle, Oakland, CA on 7/28/16

"Patient and knowledgeable."

- Cherie, Berkeley, CA on 10/13/15

"The best!"

- Mark, San Francisco, CA on 4/3/15

"Excellent tutor for self directed students"

- Henry, Emeryville, CA on 1/27/15

"Highly recommend - great communication, help, and flexibility!"

- Jordan, Hercules, CA on 7/28/14

"Great Teacher"

- George, San Francisco, CA on 7/6/14

"Prepared Me for My DrPH Quantitative Comprehensive Exam"

- Marcia, San Francisco, CA on 4/1/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Nina, San Francisco, CA on 12/6/13

"Awesome tutor, the Great James B"

- Manja, San Francisco, CA on 11/18/13

"Finance tutor."

- Grace, Millbrae, CA on 6/17/13

"Great at simplifying the material"

- Stacy, San Francisco, CA on 3/18/13

"Good Match For Our Child"

- Pat, San Francisco, CA on 3/4/13

"My Best Tutor Ever!"

- Barry, San Francisco, CA on 3/3/13

"Great tutor! Easy to work with"

- Alex, San Francisco, CA on 2/23/13

"Jim B is an excellent tutor"

- Eileen, San Francisco, CA on 9/21/12

"Highly Recommended!"

- Kristina, San Francisco, CA on 2/5/12

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Jennifer, Stockton, CA on 12/20/11

"Very patient and provided the tools needed to build up my skills."

- Reid, Oakland, CA on 12/15/11

"great tutor"

- Kathleen, Elk Grove, CA on 11/5/11

"Responds quickly!"

- Terri, Davis, CA on 10/18/11

"Master of Pedagogics"

- Stan, Sacramento, CA on 2/17/11

"Outstanding!"

- Catherine, Davis, CA on 2/13/10

"Patient and easy to work"

- Karen, Elk Grove, CA on 5/19/09

"good session"

- Tom, Shingle Springs, CA on 4/8/09
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Econometrics,
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Biostatistics,
Botany, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Science, Genetics, Physical Science, Physics
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, CBEST, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
C, C++, Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS, STATA
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Accounting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biostatistics

I have a strong background in statistics and econometrics. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and math and have worked many years as a data analyst in a medical environment.

Business

I have years of experience tutoring and teaching classes related to undergraduate and MBA level courses in business. I have taught economics, operations research and finance related courses. I have acted as a tutor for MBA students in every course they took in their graduate school curriculum.

Differential Equations

I have a strong background in linear algebra and differential equations. I have a Masters in mathematics and a PhD in economics which requires a good understanding of both topics. I understand both the theoretical basis and practical application of both subjects. In particular, I understand the relationship between the two subjects.

Discrete Math

I have years of experience in discrete math. I took a number of courses in the subject. I've used the concepts during my years as a programmer and have tutored many students in the subject.

Econometrics

I have a PhD in economics and have taken 6 PhD level classes in econometrics.

Linear Algebra

I have a strong background in linear algebra and differential equations. I have a master's in mathematics and a PhD in economics, which requires a good understanding of both topics. I understand both the theoretical basis and practical application of both subjects.

I have done nearly 100 hours of tutoring in linear algebra and use it routinely in economics and finance.

STATA

I have years of experience using STATA. I used this program in a number of settings and am well-versed in it uses. I have previously tutored a number of students in this application. I have used the program for everything from elementary regression and statistical analysis to complex time series applications.

Marquette University
Math, Biology
Marquette University
Master's
U of California, Dav
PhD

Education

Marquette University (Math, Biology)

Marquette University (Master's)

U of California, Dav (PhD)

Great tutor for Quantitative Methods and complicated distribution analysis

Jim visited my home for over 6 weekends preparing me for an exam on Quantitative Methods. My normal reaction following finishing an exam is "I hope to pass" this time with Jim's help I now say "I expecting my first A". Very valuable tutoring by Jim and I highly recommend him.

— Graham, San Francisco, CA on 12/10/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of San Francisco, CA 94118.