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James B.

San Jose, CA

$35/hour

James the Math Maven

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/14/14
4.9 average from 26 ratings

$35/Hour


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San Jose City College
Accounting

Education

San Jose City College (Accounting)

About James

I am an accountant who has been considered an expert in math all my life. I taught myself basic math before I started school, and so began a life-long love of numbers.

My experiences tutoring ailing students began in high school. I regularly supplemented the teachers lessons getting through to students who otherwise did not understand the concepts we were studying.

When I entered college I used tutoring in math to supplement my income. I taught students in remedial algebra, all the way through Calculus. By supplementing the lessons provided by their professors, I reinforced the concepts learned by students without my gift, and brought understanding to students who needed that extra individual attention to fully understand.

My methods are individual to each student. I will go through several approaches to attempt to identify how best you or your child learn. For some, they just need me to go over the "pure numbers" slower so they can work through the understanding at their own pace. For some, drawing proper analogies to make the numbers seem "real" is a better approach. Crafting Mnemonics that are more compatible with the individual student then ones provided by textbooks is a common success tool.

The key, however, to any successful tutoring relationship is for the tutor to impart his love of learning to his student, so the student will willingly seek each lesson.
I am an accountant who has been considered an expert in math all my life. I taught myself basic math before I started school, and so began a life-long love of numbers.

My experiences tutoring ailing students began in high school. I regularly supplemented the teachers lessons getting through to students who otherwise did not understand
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Jose, CA 95129
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
GED
Computer:
QuickBooks
Business:
Accounting, QuickBooks

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.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring algebra 1 since 1999.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring algebra 2 since high school.

Calculus

I have been tutoring calculus for over 5 years. I got a 5 on the AP calculus BC exam in 2003.

Prealgebra

I have tutored in excess of 10 students successfully through pre-algebra. Additionally, I have taught a single class session in pre-algebra, solving a problem the the teacher did not know how.

San Jose City College
Accounting

Education

San Jose City College (Accounting)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 30 miles of San Jose, CA 95129.