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James Z.

Sunnyvale, CA

$80/hour

Harvard Undergrad and Teaching Fellow for Math and Science Tutoring

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/3/12
5.0 average from 77 ratings
Patient, intelligent, and very encouraging
— Gangchen, Shrewsbury, MA on 7/30/14

$80/Hour


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Harvard University
Applied Mathematics

Education

Harvard University (Applied Mathematics)

About James

Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is James, and I am a current junior Applied Math-Computer Science concentrator at Harvard College. During the fall semester, I am a teaching fellow for Harvard's Applied Math 21a: Multivariable Calculus class. I hold weekly classes of ~30 students, hold office hours, and grade problem sets and exams. I graduated valedictorian of my high school class at St. John's in Shrewsbury. I am excited about teaching math and science and hope that you reach out to me! Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is James, and I am a current junior Applied Math-Computer Science concentrator at Harvard College. During the fall semester, I am a teaching fellow for Harvard's Applied Math 21a: Multivariable Calculus class. I hold weekly classes of ~30 students, hold office hours, and grade problem sets and exams. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, intelligent, and very encouraging"

- Gangchen, Shrewsbury, MA on 7/30/14

"Great experience."

- Carol, Shrewsbury, MA on 6/8/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Alex, Worcester, MA on 5/31/13

"Great tutor!!! On time and ready to start working the moment he arrives!"

- Diane, Northborough, MA on 2/5/13

"Great tutor!"

- Rebecca, Upton, MA on 1/19/13

"Excellent Tutor, Very Patient"

- Jackie, Worcester, MA on 12/30/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics
Science:
Biology, Chemistry,
Physics
English:
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Writing
Computer:
C#, Computer Programming, Computer Science,
JavaScript
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Economics
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I got an 800 SAT I Math, and 5 on the BC Calculus.

Algebra 2

I scored a 5 on the AP BC Calculus exam. I scored an 800 on the SAT portion of the math exam. At Harvard, I received an A in multivariable calculus and an A in linear algebra and differential equations. I am concentrating in applied math.

American History

800/800 SAT II U.S. History
5/5 AP U.S. History

Calculus

AP Calculus BC: 5/5
AP Calculus AB subscore: 5/5
SAT I Math: 800/800

Chemistry

800/800 SAT II Chemistry
5/5 AP Chemistry

Computer Science

I am studying computer science at Harvard University. In summer 2015, I worked as a software development intern. I had to give presentations to my colleagues, teaching them about various programming techniques. For instance, I condensed what I learned in a data visualization class at Harvard into a 45-minute talk to my colleagues. I have not tutored in computer science yet, but with my math/science tutoring background, I am confident that I will be able to help people learn to program.

Fitness

I was recruited to Harvard for rowing: I can coach erging technique and supervise workouts, assign workouts, look at results, and suggest how to move forward. I can help improve erg times for college recruiting. The best time to lower erg times for recruiting is between the spring of sophomore year and the summer going into senior year. I am experienced with the expectations of coaches, both athletically and academically. A fast erg score can make you an (even more) outstanding college applicant!

Physics

800/800 SAT II Physics
5/5 AP Physics B
Currently taking AP Physics C

SAT Math

800/800 SAT I Math
5/5 AP Calculus BC

Spanish

I have studied Spanish since the sixth grade, and I scored a 5/5 on the AP Spanish Exam in 2013. I enjoy working with students on learning introductory Spanish.

Statistics

I scored a 5/5 on the AP Statistics exam in 2013.

Harvard University
Applied Mathematics

Education

Harvard University (Applied Mathematics)

Patient, intelligent, and very encouraging

James is my son's first tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and he always thinks of different varieties of helpful ways to help my child improve on his SAT writing and SAT math. In merely a short period of time, my son shows significant improvements on problem comprehension and problem solving. My son feels extremely confident in taking his next SAT after this month of tutoring by James

— Gangchen, Shrewsbury, MA on 7/30/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.