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Jim L.

Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

Personable, effective English, Math and Science Tutor

$59/hour

  • 3,650 hours tutoring

  • San Francisco, CA 94132

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Lauren, 19 lessons with Jim

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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 Schoo...

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.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $59
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94132
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,085 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
(57)
3 star
(13)
2 star
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1 star
(3)

Reviews


Jim is awesome! Flexible and proactive

Jim is patient and explains things using real life language. He knows his stuff, and he understands what the students are being asked to do. We strongly recommend Jim!

Adrienne, 3 lessons with Jim

Knowledgeable and experienced Physics tutor

Jim was so helpful with my son's preparation for the Physics SAT Subject test. He clarified concepts with real-world examples and helped my son solidify his knowledge. He ended the course with a strong sense of mastery and accomplishment. Thank you, Jim!

Patricia, 18 lessons with Jim

multi subjects talented tutor

Jim has been tutoring both my high school teens since last year. He tutored them for algebra, Geometry, pre-calculus, and chemistry. He is quick and patient, provides good tips for learning. My teens like his style of teaching. I am very grateful for his help.

Yuwen, 15 lessons with Jim

Knows His Stuff

Jim helped me with my AP Physics. He made sure I was using the correct formulas and helped me to comprehend the work. Will definitely use him again!

Deborah, 1 lesson with Jim

Very patient and understanding tutor

I just finished a tutoring session with him and I feel as if I'm happier and more prepared for my exam than I was prior to my session. I'll definitely be hiring him again before each and every physics exam. Don't hesitate because the knowledge and help that I received from that 1 hour session was worth every penny.

Rachel, 14 lessons with Jim

Provides great feedback

He helped me with a marketing project. He has helped with sentence structure and grammar. He is well experienced and provides with good review and suggestions.

Meena, 1 lesson with Jim

Knowledgeable and Patient is Truly the Perfect Description for Jim

Jim and my son worked on graphing for algebra 1. My son was having a fair bit of trouble using the calculator for graphing and Jim helped to get him back on track.

Joyce, 27 lessons with Jim

Extremely Helpful, Available, and Kind Tutor

Jim was the absolute best tutor I have ever had! He met with me while I was attempting to take a college level precalculus course for the third time. I was not sure I would ever be able to pass this course until I started meeting with Jim. He helped explain math to me in a way that changed my whole perspective on the course. Thanks to Jim I received an A in that precalculus course this summer, and I no longer believe I am bad at math. I highly recommend Jim as a tutor to anyone who is struggling with math or sciences!

Alyssa, 7 lessons with Jim

What a difference 60 minutes makes!

Jim was very efficient. He quickly analyzed the issues, worked on solutions and gave my son a few strategies. Moving forward we won't wait until we are totally stressed out to get help...we will definitely be using Jim again! Thanks. Five stars.

Cece, 3 lessons with Jim

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Jim L.

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