CSULA (Math and Chem)
CSULA (Graduate Coursework)
CSULA (Graduate Coursework)
Hi, my name is James. I am an experienced, patient, and personable tutor of science, mathematics, software, and technology.
Science: I have had the pleasure of serving as a high school science chair teaching chemistry and physics. My focus for the past few years has been tutoring Chemistry (AP, and Honors) as well as College Chemistry.
Math: I have several years experience tutoring/teaching Algebra 2 , Pre-calculus, Calculus, and Linear Algebra. In college, I have taught algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus. I’ve also spent time in the math tutoring lab in a local college.
Technology: I have taught Java and C++ to students and working engineers and prepared and taught courses in image processing, computer architecture, and color science. My experience is rich in that I have not only taught my subjects but also used them in industry as a researcher and developer. I have been told, "Not only am I impressed with your depth of knowledge but also with your ability to take such a difficult subject and make it so simple and understandable." I have excellent reviews from my former students and will share them upon request.
I love the subjects which I teach and the personal attention I can give my students as a tutor.
Thanks for reading my profile. Hi, my name is James. I am an experienced, patient, and personable tutor of science, mathematics, software, and technology.
Science: I have had the pleasure of serving as a high school science chair teaching chemistry and physics. My focus for the past few years has been tutoring Chemistry (AP, and Honors) as well as College
My son, who was retaking Pre-Calculus, had 25 tutoring sessions with James E., and then received an A grade.
Key areas of feedback for James E. include:
1) Extremely knowledgeable about subject matter
2) Well prepared for sessions and provided copies of his notes for post-session review
3) Identified weak areas and focused sessions to strengthen understanding
4) Attuned to the psychology of the student - devoted tutor
5) Regularly provided productive post-session feedback on strengths and weaknesses
Retaking Pre-Calculus and then receiving an A grade speaks for itself in terms of results. Just as important, the confidence and problem-solving skills improvement that came with James E.'s tutoring of our son allows us to give our highest recommendation for his services.
Basics of Data Structures. James is very thorough and is an SME (Subject matter expert). He is fully prepared and very punctual. It was very helpful learning the subject with James. Highly Recommended!
James was great at teaching Calculus, always positive and patient. He provided different explanations for my daughter so she could learn the concepts in a way that was more approachable. She really enjoyed her lessons with James and greatly benefited from her time with him.
He listens to what you have to say then let's you know what he thinks. He teaches things in a way that you understand and if you don't then he'll try multiple ways until you understand the topic.
My daughter took about 6 lessons in C++ with James. She enjoyed her lessons a lot. James is very thorough and dedicated.
Whatever James did, it worked. My brother could stop talking about their lesson for hours and is super excited for the next.
James helped me with a tough class assignment. When we ran out of time during our tutoring session, he followed up via email with the last of the information that I needed to complete my work. I really appreciated his follow up.
James knows how to communicate and will help you with whatever is most challenging, and in my case it was C++. Although it was only my first lesson with James, I can tell that I am going to ask him for help in the near future.
James helped me with vectors, parametric representation, zero vector, unit vector, etc. James came very prepared with two additional books on linear algebra. He was very clear, precise, and knowledge. He spoke at a nice pace and walked step by step with me when explaining. He never jumped into anything without an explanation. He was wonderful!
Mr. E is experienced, and is capable of tutoring diverse subjects. He is good at explaining concepts, and is able to draw connections and comparisons between different subjects, which adds to the depth of the learning experience. He's a great tutor, probably one of the best in the SF Bay Area.
James persists until student understands basic groundwork. Many tutors listen to cries for help with homework and skip recognition that what student actually needs is to strengthen earlier foundations. James' focus is always on his understanding of where the student needs to be directed for his future welfare.
James has been working patiently with our student twice a week for the past few weeks. The results are beginning to show in class.
I observed nearby while cleaning my kitchen. The chemistry tutoring session was based on my daughter's graded test with 60% correct. James coached my daughter on how to approach her upcoming re-test. What key words would tell her which of two equations (ideal or general gas law) she should use to solve the answer. He made sure she knew the concepts and what pitfalls to avoid before he left. This took an extra 30 minutes. I had asked him ahead of time if he could stay beyond 60 minutes if she needed it. James knows his subject inside and out and his enthusiasm shows.
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I have several years experience teaching algebra 2 at the high school level and have also had the pleasure of teaching the equivalent course at the college level. My experience is not only in the classroom but also as a tutor in the mathematics tutoring lab at CSULA. Since I have also worked as a researcher and developer in "corporate America", I can easily share the relevance of algebra in the technical workplace. Yes, I have used high school algebra in my research.
I have worked for JPL, Dataproducts, and Adobe Systems as a computer scientist. In that capacity I wrote and maintained programs written in C. These programs were large code bases such as those used for Photoshop, etc. I have more than 20 years of experience in using computer programming languages.
I have written and maintained very large code bases in C++ and Java for Adobe Systems. I have more than 20 years of experience in computer science. I wrote code for Photoshop, core technologies, and the PDF Print Engine.
I have more than 90 Graduate units in pure and applied mathematics and have taught Calculus at both the high school and college level (CSULA). Over the past several years I have tutored many students in AP calculus, college level Calculus both one and several variables at CSUSJ, SCU and CSUSF, Linear Algebra at CSUSJ, SCU and CSUSF, Abstract Algebra at West Valley College, Differential Equations at West Valley College.
I have taught Chemistry at several high schools and enjoyed it greatly. I also enjoy watching the light go on when my students get those problems they thought were tough. I have had the pleasure of being a high school Science Chairman, teaching and designing the chemistry curriculum. I also have work experience as a Medical Lab Tech running blood chemistry tests. My education includes a B.A. in chemistry, a B.A. in mathematics plus 90 graduate units in pure and applied mathematics. I absolutely love science.
I have over 30 years of experience programming computers of various capabilities. I am experienced in writing assembly code for microprocessors as well as coding in PLM, PL-I, C, C++, Java, and PERL. I am also capable of scripting for Unix/Linux shells.
I have years of experience with not only the software and applications that run on computer systems but also the hardware. I have written a pc bios, scientific computing and control applications for a jet propulsion laboratory. I am familiar with the Office applications from Microsoft as well as their compilers. I can describe the action of bus cycles on Intel microprocessor chips. I generally know computers inside and out but can make understanding them simple.
I have taught geometry at several high schools and enjoy this part of the curriculum especially. This is because my graduate work was in mathematical logic (which fascinates me). Geometry is the first high school experience a student has with logic as an explicit part of mathematics. My deep understanding of logic allows me to make Geometry simple and understandable.
I not only have extensive work experience using Java in products with large code bases, but I also have experience designing and giving classes to students from high school to working engineers wanting to learn the subject. I have also mentored several interns in the use of Java as they progress through their engineering careers.
I have taught linear algebra at CSULA and have over the past few years also tutored several Linear Algebra students from CSUSJ, SCU, USF, UCSF and other local colleges. I have a BS in mathematics and over 50 units in Post Graduate mathematics.
During my undergraduate study, I took full quantifier calculus including identity and description in the philosophy department and mathematical logic in the mathematics department. During my graduate studies, I have taken two semesters of Godel-Bernays set theory in the philosophy department and one full year of Zermelo Fraenkel Set theory, including decidability and completeness theory in the mathematics department. I continue to study order relations and order theory on my own.
Every teacher/tutor has his favorite math class that he loves to teach, and Pre-Calculus (along with two others) is one of my favorites. I have taught this class at several high schools and many, many times in college. My pre-calculus students are positively prepared for calculus.