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Jim L.

Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

$64/hour

About Jim


Bio

I'm an expert in working with students to develop skills and to understand concepts. My expertise is especially strong in problem solving, and applying concepts to real world situations. I enjoy working with students. When my son was in college, we used to problem solve on the phone and via email. His classmates wanted him to "rent me out".

I'm a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley with multiple degrees in Engineering. I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the Golden Gate University...

I'm an expert in working with students to develop skills and to understand concepts. My expertise is especially strong in problem solving, and applying concepts to real world situations. I enjoy working with students. When my son was in college, we used to problem solve on the phone and via email. His classmates wanted him to "rent me out".

I'm a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley with multiple degrees in Engineering. I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the Golden Gate University School of Business. I teach graduate-level courses in Business-to-Business Marketing, with a focus on technology marketing. This focus encompasses all aspects of the business of marketing, including P&L calculations, margin analysis, ROI analysis, and budgeting. Technologies covered include servers, storage, cloud computing, and social media. In addition, twenty years of marketing has honed my understanding and expertise in the art of writing.

I enjoy working in a teaching mode with kids. I have been active with the Boy Scouts for 20 years, and counseled scouts in several merit badge categories, including Personal Fitness, Computing, and Citizenship. I spent three semesters working with Junior Achievement in the Palo Alto and Mountain View School Districts.


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Subjects

Business

Marketing,

Marketing

I am a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, where all my experience has been in Marketing. I am proficient in Product Marketing, Channel Marketing, Field Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Solutions Marketing. I teach Business Marketing at the Graduate level to students from all over the world. I have been a consultant in the marketing field to top companies in the Bay Area.
GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored several students in the K-6 demographic, whose parents sought me out through the website. I raised two sons, one with ADHD, via private school in San Francisco and helped them both to succeed. With my educational background, and my experience teaching as an adjunct professor, I am familiar with the pedagogical methods that can be used to help younger students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

I've been a writer for twenty years, comfortable in many motifs, and well skilled in teaching writing. I raised an award winning writer, and have experience writing technical, persuasive, expository, and argumentative essays. I teach a writing module for exiting high school seniors in China who are attending US universities.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored several students in the K-6 demographic, whose parents sought me out through the website. I raised two sons, one with ADHD, via private school in San Francisco and helped them both to succeed. With my educational background, and my experience teaching as an adjunct professor, I am familiar with the pedagogical methods that can be used to help younger students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.
Writing,

Writing

I've been a writer for twenty years, comfortable in many motifs, and well skilled in teaching writing. I raised an award winning writer, and have experience writing technical, persuasive, expository, and argumentative essays. I teach a writing module for exiting high school seniors in China who are attending US universities.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have multiple degrees in electrical engineering. I worked as an Electrical Engineer at one of the premier R&D institutions - Bell Laboratories. In my career in Silicon Valley I have had responsibility for Product Marketing for some of the most complex products in the industry, which required daily application of my EE skills. To do my job I was required to maintain my currency in the prevailing technology, and thus to practice my EE skills .
Logic,

Logic

I have advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering. Digital systems design and management is based on the Boolean algebra and symbolic logic. I applied the principles during eight years as an electrical engineer at one of the premier design centers in the world. In addition, I have taken multiple courses in logic both mathematical and philosophical. I am an adjunct professor and am well-versed in the pedagogical methods needed to tutor this discipline.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored several students in the K-6 demographic, whose parents sought me out through the website. I raised two sons, one with ADHD, via private school in San Francisco and helped them both to succeed. With my educational background, and my experience teaching as an adjunct professor, I am familiar with the pedagogical methods that can be used to help younger students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.
Writing,

Writing

I've been a writer for twenty years, comfortable in many motifs, and well skilled in teaching writing. I raised an award winning writer, and have experience writing technical, persuasive, expository, and argumentative essays. I teach a writing module for exiting high school seniors in China who are attending US universities.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

I am a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, where all my experience has been in Marketing. I am proficient in Product Marketing, Channel Marketing, Field Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Solutions Marketing. I teach Business Marketing at the Graduate level to students from all over the world. I have been a consultant in the marketing field to top companies in the Bay Area.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have multiple degrees in electrical engineering. I worked as an Electrical Engineer at one of the premier R&D institutions - Bell Laboratories. In my career in Silicon Valley I have had responsibility for Product Marketing for some of the most complex products in the industry, which required daily application of my EE skills. To do my job I was required to maintain my currency in the prevailing technology, and thus to practice my EE skills .
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored several students in the K-6 demographic, whose parents sought me out through the website. I raised two sons, one with ADHD, via private school in San Francisco and helped them both to succeed. With my educational background, and my experience teaching as an adjunct professor, I am familiar with the pedagogical methods that can be used to help younger students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience in developing skills for grade school and high school students. I am raising two boys, one of whom suffers from ADHD and required extensive home coaching on study skills, I have worked with other students as a tutor. I am proficient in math and writing skills, and in helping to develop efficient and lasting skills such as outlining, estimating and mnemonic learning.
Writing,

Writing

I've been a writer for twenty years, comfortable in many motifs, and well skilled in teaching writing. I raised an award winning writer, and have experience writing technical, persuasive, expository, and argumentative essays. I teach a writing module for exiting high school seniors in China who are attending US universities.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Jim has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 120 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,448 ratings)
5 star
(1,370)
4 star
(60)
3 star
(15)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(3)

Reviews


Study Skills - Physical Science and Humanities

My middle school son is working with Jim online to prepare study guides for his classes and upcoming exams. My son really liked the first session and looks forward to the next one. Thank you, Jim.

Stewart, 2 lessons with Jim

Keeps it interesting and maintains engagement

My son liked how Jim held him accountable for learning and would not let up until the concepts were understood. My son also enjoyed Jim's personality and they got along well.

Andrew, 3 lessons with Jim

Terrific Tutor!

Jim is great at helping my son understand the complexities of chemistry and Algebra 2. In a pinch, he can help with writing too. A lot of my son’s anxiety has been alleviated thanks to Jim.

Dorothy, 14 lessons with Jim

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jim just started helping my 16-year-old mathaphobic son with geometry. He's clarifying concepts that should help him in the classroom. My son has been very resistant to tutors before, but seems to do well with Jim.

Carol, 5 lessons with Jim

Excellent, Effective & Encouraging

Jim is a wonderful tutor. He has been tutoring my daughter in Algebra for the past few months. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and approachable. Jim explains concepts and mechanics in simple and understandable terms so math becomes less intimidating and frustrating. He efficiently focuses on the areas that need help but his approach is not heavy-handed. He takes the time to listen, praise hard work, and to affirm success. He is very responsive and flexible. Thanks to Jim, my daughter raised her Algebra grade and has gained a lot of confidence in her own abilities.

Julia , 41 lessons with Jim

Patient

Jim was very patient and thorough. Very good tutor. He explains theory and problem solving to his students and cares about the student understanding the material.

Maritza, 1 lesson with Jim

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Great patience with explanations and explaining alternative methods to problem solve for our need with elementary math. Thanks for a great first experience!

Diane, 2 lessons with Jim

Math tutor

Jim teaches math to my 9 th grade son and My son says that Jim explains everything very well and that he is the best tutor he has ever had . We are very happy with Jim

Nazanin, 49 lessons with Jim

My lesson

Jim brings patients and humor to all sessions! Great guy! Very knowledgeable in all areas I have needed help with in the last year or so. 160 and sixty characters is a lot of writing, but Jim is worth the effort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerry, 10 lessons with Jim
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$64/hour

Jim L.

$64/hour

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