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James E.

San Jose, CA

$50/hour

Science, Mathematics, Software, and Technology

Background check passed as of 5/14/14
4.9 average from 333 ratings
Knowledgeable, Prepared, & Dedicated Math Tutor
— Kanwal, Milpitas, CA on 7/31/14

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CSULA
Math and Chem
CSULA
Graduate Coursework
CSULA
Graduate Coursework

Education

CSULA (Math and Chem)

CSULA (Graduate Coursework)

CSULA (Graduate Coursework)

About James

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.

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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
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95123
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, Prepared, & Dedicated Math Tutor"

- Kanwal, Milpitas, CA on 7/31/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Shobana, Los Altos, CA on 8/7/16

"Good Experience"

- Varun Jit, San Jose, CA on 6/19/16

"Good follow up as a tutor"

- Scott, Santa Clara, CA on 4/2/16

"Very considerate and a great teacher!"

- Chris, San Jose, CA on 2/21/16

"Very knowledgeable and teaches step by step"

- Monica, Los Gatos, CA on 1/31/16

"Great tutor who draws connections between subjects"

- Jan, Cupertino, CA on 12/22/15

"Quickly ascertains student's needs"

- Rita, Santa Clara, CA on 9/24/14

"Excellent Results"

- Rich, San Jose, CA on 4/5/14

"Very patient!"

- Victoria, Mountain View, CA on 3/24/14
Science:
Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Engineering, Computer Programming,
Computer Science, General Computer,
Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

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.

C

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.

C++

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.

Calculus

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.

Chemistry

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.

Computer Programming

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.

General Computer

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.

Geometry

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.

Java

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.

Linear Algebra

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.

Logic

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.

Precalculus

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.

CSULA
Math and Chem
CSULA
Graduate Coursework
CSULA
Graduate Coursework

Education

CSULA (Math and Chem)

CSULA (Graduate Coursework)

CSULA (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable, Prepared, & Dedicated Math Tutor — 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 th ...

— Kanwal, Milpitas, CA on 7/31/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95123.