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Jim L.

Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

$64/hour

  • 5,500 hours tutoring

About Jim


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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'm also very adept at online tutoring, with hundreds of lessons taught, for students as far away as Denmark and Qatar. . 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...

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'm also very adept at online tutoring, with hundreds of lessons taught, for students as far away as Denmark and Qatar. . 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

Career Development,

Career Development

I have 25 years as a manager in Silicon Valley in multiple roles, requiring recruiting for scores of positions. Member of Mentoring Program in three different SV companies.
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

Career Development,

Career Development

I have 25 years as a manager in Silicon Valley in multiple roles, requiring recruiting for scores of positions. Member of Mentoring Program in three different SV companies.
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

Career Development,

Career Development

I have 25 years as a manager in Silicon Valley in multiple roles, requiring recruiting for scores of positions. Member of Mentoring Program in three different SV companies.
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 142 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,759 ratings)
5 star
(1,678)
4 star
(63)
3 star
(15)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(3)

Reviews


Very patient and extremely knowledgeable!

Jim is very patient and works well with my son. My son lacks the basic study skills and with classes like Algebra and Physics this year, it has been a true blessing!

Kelly, 12 lessons with Jim

Consistently productive sessions

There's not one time a session with Jim hasn't been a learning experience, and above all, a productive one where assignments get done. Reliable and hard working.

Charles, 17 lessons with Jim

Very patient and extremely knowledgeable!

Jim is very patient and works well with my son. My son lacks the basic study skills and with classes like Algebra and Physics this year, it has been a true blessing!

Kelly, 12 lessons with Jim

He’s amazing and extremely knowledgeable!

Very patient and knowledgeable. He’s teaching me corporate finance; how to understand and create a P&L spreadsheets. He clearly loves to teach and I’m grateful! I know I’ll do well in grad school, thanks to him.

Daisy, 14 lessons with Jim

Extremely well versed in electronics and concepts

Jim gave me some hope toward the goal of graduating one day. The way him and I worked to reach the final product was a great experience and I feel a learned a great deal while accomplishing the assignment in a timely fashion.

Charles, 17 lessons with Jim

Very knowledgeable tutor

Jim helped me with my assignment in 'Consumer behavior and social marketing.' The tutoring with him has been a very positive experience. Jim was very patient and with his help, my assignment god improved quite a lot. I would very much recommend Jim to other students.

Camilla, 6 lessons with Jim

Jim is a great tutor and great in person!

It was my first time using this platform and Jim guided me through some fundamental stuff that I had to know about using this platform. I really appreciate his service, and I would love to work with him in the future!! THANK YOU JIM!

Jun, 1 lesson with Jim

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, 4 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, 4 lessons with Jim
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$64/hour

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$64/hour

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Response time: 36 minutes