Jim L.

San Francisco, CA


Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

3500+ Hours
4.9 average from 1065 ratings
Chemistry Master
— Lauren, San Francisco, CA on 1/9/13


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About Jim

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.
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". Read more

5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94132
Background Check: Passed

"Chemistry Master"

- Lauren, San Francisco, CA on 1/9/13

"Jim is awesome! Flexible and proactive"

- Adrienne, San Francisco, CA on 12/5/17

"Knowledgeable and experienced Physics tutor"

- Patricia, Burlingame, CA on 12/4/17

"multi subjects talented tutor"

- Yuwen, Millbrae, CA on 9/27/17

"Knows His Stuff"

- Deborah, Burlingame, CA on 9/23/17

"Very patient and understanding tutor"

- Rachel, San Francisco, CA on 9/17/17

"Provides great feedback"

- Meena, Columbus, OH on 9/14/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient is Truly the Perfect Description for Jim"

- Joyce, San Francisco, CA on 8/3/17

"Extremely Helpful, Available, and Kind Tutor"

- Alyssa, Tempe, AZ on 7/11/17

"What a difference 60 minutes makes!"

- Cece, San Francisco, CA on 5/9/17

"Great physics tutor"

- Carleen, Greenbrae, CA on 4/3/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Roya, Burlingame, CA on 12/16/16

"Friendly, patient, very smart"

- Marek, Sammamish, WA on 12/9/16

"Great AP calculus tutor"

- Lara, San Francisco, CA on 12/3/16

"Thank you Jim"

- Renata, San Francisco, CA on 11/21/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Maggie, San Francisco, CA on 10/28/16

"Great Tutor, Easy to Reach"

- Emily, La Jolla, CA on 10/5/16

"Great Tutoring Session"

- Nancy, Oakland, CA on 10/4/16

"Incredible Tutor for Calc and Chem"

- Danielle, San Francisco, CA on 9/7/16

"Great tutor"

- Lisa, Burlingame, CA on 8/30/16

"Call for help!"

- Dayana, San Francisco, CA on 6/27/16

"Great tutor!"

- Vivian, San Francisco, CA on 6/17/16

"Really great tutor on Skype and in person"

- Saika, San Francisco, CA on 6/15/16

"Great tutor!"

- Jennifer, Burlingame, CA on 5/11/16

"Patient, soft-spoken and thorough"

- Anita, Pacifica, CA on 4/1/16

"Experienced SAT and ACT tutor"

- Jane, San Francisco, CA on 2/28/16


- Ashley, San Francisco, CA on 2/2/16

"Patient, makes content easy to understand and knowledgeable"

- Mah, New York, NY on 1/13/16

"Great tutor!"

- Yvonne, San Francisco, CA on 11/11/15

"Helpful GRE Tutor"

- Laura, San Francisco, CA on 11/9/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Renato, South San Francisco, CA on 9/15/15

"Smart, patient tutor"

- Patrick, Mountain View, CA on 8/30/15

"Helpful in understanding basic concepts"

- Brenda, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 8/30/15

"He is a very kind teacher."

- Yuanwen, San Francisco, CA on 8/25/15

"Great ACT SAT prep"

- Jan, San Francisco, CA on 7/12/15

"Geat tutor, very accessible"

- Emily, San Francisco, CA on 7/4/15

"Great tutor!"

- Bette, Belmont, CA on 6/3/15

"Amazing tutor, helped my son a lot"

- Gail, San Francisco, CA on 5/11/15

"Very Patient!"

- Ayla, San Mateo, CA on 3/16/15

"A GEM!"

- Lorraine, Burlingame, CA on 2/9/15

"Professional & patient"

- Terry, Austin, TX on 1/4/15

"Great Tutor"

- Elena, San Francisco, CA on 12/5/14

"Finally an A!"

- Jasmin, Daly City, CA on 11/7/14

"Right information, right style"

- Terry, Belvedere Tiburon, CA on 9/8/14

"Very Knowledgeable - Great Tutor!"

- Joshua, San Francisco, CA on 9/3/14

"Great at explaining things"

- Cynthia, San Francisco, CA on 3/7/14

"A great tutor."

- Kaitlin, Mill Valley, CA on 1/6/14

"Very good tutor."

- Mary, San Francisco, CA on 10/9/13

"Great Tutor"

- Elias, Daly City, CA on 8/10/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lisa, Eugene, OR on 5/31/13

"Professional, Very Knowledgeable, Approachable."

- R., Belmont, CA on 5/29/13


- Karl, San Francisco, CA on 4/16/13

"So grateful."

- Janet, Brisbane, CA on 2/20/13

"Patient, knowledgeable tutor!"

- Lynn, San Carlos, CA on 1/31/13

"Great tutor!!!"

- Cathy, San Francisco, CA on 1/9/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Karen, Tustin, CA on 12/7/12

"The best tutor for PHYSICS!!!"

- Alejandro, San Francisco, CA on 11/19/12


- Elizabeth, San Francisco, CA on 9/9/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Chemistry, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering,
Elementary Science, Physical Science, Physics, PSAT
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Career Development, GMAT, GRE, Marketing,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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 .

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.


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.


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

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.


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.

Chemistry Master

Jim is a wonderful Chemistry tutor. He is patient, very intelligent, relaxed and easy to work with, and he can even crack a good joke. He tutored me in basic Chemistry and is moving on with me to an upper level class. Now that we have been working together, I couldn't imagine getting through next semester without him! His schedule is flexible around mine and he is alway very reliable with our app

— Lauren, San Francisco, CA on 1/9/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94132.