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James S.

Former math tutor for UCCS and PPCC

Former math tutor for UCCS and PPCC

$30/hour

About James


Bio

I have 3 years of experience tutoring math for the University of Colorado and about 5 years privately tutoring on my own. With my degree in engineering I have a good deal of experience with critical thinking in general as well as the math required for that degree. When I graduated I was no longer eligible to keep tutoring there as they only hire students! So because I loved that job I want to keep tutoring and I would love to help you out.

Tutoring math is one of the most rewarding things...

I have 3 years of experience tutoring math for the University of Colorado and about 5 years privately tutoring on my own. With my degree in engineering I have a good deal of experience with critical thinking in general as well as the math required for that degree. When I graduated I was no longer eligible to keep tutoring there as they only hire students! So because I loved that job I want to keep tutoring and I would love to help you out.

Tutoring math is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. Having been a math student myself, I know how frustrating it is to be confronted with a big set of problems that you know is going to take all night because the wording in the theorem is all Greek or because the equation makes no sense. It's a special thing to be able to turn a nightmare into a manageable project or better yet, something you actually enjoy!

My expertise is mostly in algebra, precalculus, and calculus. Whether you're in high school or college, I can provide homework assistance, test prep, and material reviews in a way that will help you to understand the concepts behind those weird theorems and axioms so you can actually use them to get your homework done AND perform better on tests!

I am currently available after 3:30 Monday through Friday. Contact me if you're looking for a weekend slot as those are hit or miss depending on the day. I'm looking forward to working with you!


Education

B.S. Degree
Mechanical engineer

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Add $10 per extra student per session. Plans not confirmed 24 hours in advance will be considered cancelled. Plans cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will still be charged.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/18/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College as well as privately for the last 8 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, and privately for the last 8 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored calculus I and II for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have tutored precalculus for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College as well as privately for the last 8 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, and privately for the last 8 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored calculus I and II for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored precalculus for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have tutored trigonometry for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College as well as privately for the last 8 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, and privately for the last 8 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored calculus I and II for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have tutored precalculus for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College as well as privately for the last 8 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, and privately for the last 8 years.
Calculus

Calculus

I have tutored calculus I and II for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and privately for the last 8 years.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (166 ratings)
5 star
(150)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews

Finally!

After my sons first session he said, “Thanks for forcing me to do that Mom.” Lol. Seriously though, my son is struggling to connect with his math teacher and his grade reflects it. When we received another notice on his grade, I was on a mission to find someone who could convey the information to him in a way that made sense to him. At 15, getting cooperation is half the battle, especially considering he is still in denial that there is even a problem. After one session with James, he was so excited when he got off the computer. He said, “Wow, mom! That was so much clearer than at school.” He loved that James let him lead the way and left the session feeling really positive about his experience. I was fully prepared for my son to have a negative attitude and instead, he was immediately planning his next session with James. I’m just so grateful and excited about our experience today! Thank you!

Amber, 1 lesson with James

My son was lost in Algebra 2

First session with James went very well, my son said the session helped a lot and that everything was clearly explained to him. James was very knowledgeable and patient and I’m looking forward to booking another session soon.

Julie, 3 lessons with James

Great teacher, very patient and thorough!

I’ve worked with James on an Algebra 2 lesson I hadn’t learned in class, and understood everything for my test in just an hour. Great teacher, and his understanding of the subject and any difficult questions I threw at him really helped me understand the lesson well!!

Alexandra, 2 lessons with James

An incredibly flexible, positive teacher with an intuitive ability to connect and teach

James delivers on all fronts -- positive motivation, good-nature, enthusiasm with high expectation, an excellent balance of relaxation and discipline -- could not recommend someone higher, and we do not post these things lightly -- kudos James one of the very good ones and best.

michele, 26 lessons with James

Patient and clear

I would not use another tutor for my son. He explains math in a way he can understand. James rocks!

Cristi, 10 lessons with James

Algebra

Very helpful. Explain things really well. He was friendly and does math really well if anybody is looking for a tutor for math. This guy is the person to request!

Michael, 2 lessons with James

Excellent tutor

James tutored my daughter in Calculus. He did a great job. I am happy we can count on James whenever my daughter is confused.

Jesse, 3 lessons with James

Terrific pre-calc finals prep!

James did an outstanding job of helping my son prepare for his pre-calc final. He helped my son get a better handle on a couple of pre-calc concepts he was struggling with. Strong tutor with great communication skills. Thanks James!

Jeff, 1 lesson with James

James is the best!

Since meeting with James, my test scores have been steadily increasing. I feel more confident and assured in class. with the one on one teaching with James I can ask all the questions I may be embarrassed to ask in class. He clears up misconceptions and even shows me more efficient ways to complete problems.

Samara , 17 lessons with James

Very smart and patient tutor

James walked me through the lessons of calculus that i did not know, almost teaching me the subjects. He was very understanding and supportive in the answers and directed me to the correct ones.

Mina, 4 lessons with James
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$30/hour

James S.

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